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.
**IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19, WE HAVE MADE CHANGES WITH OUR PROGRAMS.**
Book Mobile Shifts-
Our Youth Literacy Library has shifted to a Book Mobile model in response to COVID-19. We are continuing to provide books to families that help develop skills they need to succeed in school. Families receive books, dropped off directly at their home by-weekly, specifically geared towards their children’s learning. Our Book Mobile aims to encourage youth to grow both their literacy skills and love of reading. We are looking for a dedicated volunteer to assist in driving our book mobile and delivering books. Shift available: Fridays 1-4pm.
FOOD MARKET SHIFTS-
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- limited shifts available Mon-Fri
Francis Basket Food Market- limited shifts available Mon, Tues, and Fri.
If interested in one time or short term volunteer opportunities listed below in Food Support please see opportunities listed below.
To sign up for a shift in one of our Food Markets to assist during our MARCH FOOD DRIVE (March 1-April 11) CLICK HERE.
KOWALSKI’S ON GRAND
Kowalski’s has yet again welcomed us into their store and will let shoppers purchase items and donate them on-site to Neighborhood House on two weekends, March 6 and 7 and March 20 and 21.
We need volunteers over those weekends. The 2-hour shifts include collecting donations, handing out our wishlist to shoppers, and bringing donations out to our van. For more information and to claim a shift CLICK HERE.
Winter FRESH PRODUCE PICK-UPS- Registration open now!!!
During the COVID-19 outbreak we are offering Fresh Produce Pickups, where families can pick up fresh fruit, vegetables, and bread by driving up in their cars or by walking up to our partner, Metro State’s, Parking Ramp location.
We have two shifts for volunteers during the Winter Fresh Produce Pickup:
Traffic Control Crew: Volunteer will assist in directing parking, distribution, and pedestrian traffic.
Food Distribution Crew: 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.
BONUS THURSDAYS- Every Thursday **CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE**
We are excited to offer our participants a bonus supply of fresh produce options! Through our partnership with Second Harvest Heartland we are able to get produce rescued from local grocery stores into the homes of our participants. Join us in working on one of our volunteer crews- one-time or on-going opportunity.
CLICK HERE to learn more and register.