At Neighborhood House, volunteers are essential to achieving our mission. Volunteers bring enthusiasm, expertise, and share diverse perspectives that foster a community of mutual enrichment. This past year alone, volunteers provided invaluable service by working to support hungry families, educate new immigrants and refugees, create safe spaces for youth, and move families from survive to thrive!  CLICK HERE to learn more about how volunteers fit in our organization.

Here at Neighborhood House we have one-time, short-term, and on-going volunteers.  We have opportunities for individuals and groups as well as Service Learning/Internship opportunities.

Check out our opportunities and then begin our application process below.


For Individual Opportunities CLICK HERE

For Service Learning/Internships CLICK HERE

Group/Individual One-Time Opportunities- SEE BELOW



During COVID-19, we have shifted our operations to a pick-up model instead of a shopping model. Volunteers assist with packing bags, stocking shelves, and delivering bags to cars. We are looking for volunteers who can make a weekly commitment. Our shifts are 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

If interested in long term volunteering in one of our food markets, PLEASE COMPLETE our application listed below.Wellstone Food Market- shifts available Monday-Friday

Francis Basket Food Market- limited shifts available Monday, Tuesday, and Friday.

If interested in one time or short term volunteer opportunities, please see opportunities listed below.

Winter FRESH PRODUCE PICKUPS – Registration open now!
During the COVID-19 outbreak we are offering Fresh Produce Pickups, where families can pick up fresh fruit and vegetables by driving up in their cars or by walking up to Metropolitan State University parking ramp (407 Bates Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55106 ).

Volunteers will sort and bag produce to prepare for the distribution, assist in distributing produce during the distribution, and help clean up after the event ends.

Outdoor Pickups, November – May  CLICK HERE to learn more and register.


To apply as a first-time volunteer, please CLICK on one of the following options:

(Return volunteers that have previously completed the on-line application DO NOT need to complete another application-simply email the volunteer manager to restart)

APPLY to Volunteer as an Individual

 APPLY to be a YOUTH Volunteer

APPLY to Volunteer as a Group

 APPLY to Volunteer for Community Service

   APPLY for College Service Learning/Internships


For more information please contact:

Shane Springer, at 651-789-2524 or email