Homeless and Hunger Needs

MATTER is a global non-profit focused on providing people with healthier lives. The MATTERbox concept is simple: provide a box of healthy, shelf-stable meals and nutrition education to help people take their first steps towards a healthier life.

Individual and corporate groups of volunteers participate in the MATTERbox Challenge to pack healthy meals and prepare each MATTERbox for distribution. MATTER provides the food. Check out the MATTERbox DIY option!

Location: 7005 Oxford Street, St. Louis Park, MN 55426
Ages: All ages – is up to who is packing the food
Date(s): Ongoing
Time(s): Ongoing
Contact: tyler@matter.ngo
Website: https://www.matter.ngo/matterboxdiy/
Time Commitment: Varies

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Experience:

Construction/construction project management background, college students currently in senior year with construction focus or job related experience.

Identify:

  • Roof conditions
  • Paint needs
  • Home surface type
  • Basic exterior needs

Provide:

  • Estimate level of project difficulty
  • Overview of technical needs
  • Volunteer safety concerns
  • Power washing notes

Location: On-Site
Ages: 18+
Date(s): 2019 Program Dates are Saturday June 1st, Saturday August 3rd, Saturday September 21st, and we can accommodate a custom weekday that works best for you.
Time(s): Varies
Contact: 651-636-0797 or info@heartsandhammers.org
https://heartsandhammers.org/individual-volunteer-registration-form/
Website: https://heartsandhammers.org/
Time Commitment: 1 year

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Duties:

  • Debris removal
  • Waste assistance
  • Ladder pickup
  • Warehouse supply return assist
  • Supply replenish to teams
  • Coffee and donut pick up

Location: On-Site
Ages: 18+
Date(s): 2019 Program Dates are Saturday June 1st, Saturday August 3rd, Saturday September 21st, and we can accommodate a custom weekday that works best for you.
Time(s): Varies
Contact: 651-636-0797 or info@heartsandhammers.org
https://heartsandhammers.org/individual-volunteer-registration-form/
Website: https://heartsandhammers.org/
Time Commitment: One day; duration dependent on volunteer availability.

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Duties:

  •  Organization
  •  Supply replenish
  •  Inventory in supply, yard tools and paint sections

Location: 2599 Fairview Ave N, St Paul, MN 55113
Ages: 12+
Date(s): 2019 Program Dates are Saturday June 1st, Saturday August 3rd, Saturday September 21st, and we can accommodate a custom weekday that works best for you.
Time(s): Varies
Contact: 651-636-0797 or info@heartsandhammers.org
https://heartsandhammers.org/individual-volunteer-registration-form/
Website: https://heartsandhammers.org/
Time Commitment: Varies; volunteer groups can schedule any time, date, and duration.

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We are looking for 5-8 people to help us with the Fresh Produce Distribution days. Duties: Welcome attendees, Help attendees by offering to carry produce to their vehicle.

Date                                   Time

Tuesday, June 18               10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 2                     Same
Tuesday, July 16                   Same
Tuesday, August 6                Same
Tuesday, August 20              Same
Tuesday, September 3         Same
Tuesday, September 17       Same
Tuesday, October 1               Same

Location: Elim Lutheran Church:
3978 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Ages: 15 or older, but can be younger if working with parents
Date(s): See above
Time(s): See above
Contact: Kevin Lytle,  KLytle@prismmpls.org  or 763-432-4210
Website: http://www.prismmpls.org

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Greater Minneapolis Community Connections true strength is in our ability to mobilize caring people to make a difference.

GMCC serves mothers, fathers, kids and families in the Twin Cities area and throughout greater Minnesota. Our core mission is uniting people of faith, serving people in need. We strive to prevent hunger, provide a positive foundation for youth, maximize the self-reliance of seniors, encourage cultural diversity and pursue the end of poverty.

We can help match you with the perfect volunteer experience.

Service Area:
*Hunger Relief
*Youth Mentoring
*Poverty Education

Location: 1100 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407
Ages: Individuals/Groups over age 16
Date(s): varies
Time(s): varies
Contact: Megan Young at myoung@gmcc.org or 612-276-1500
Website: http://gmcc.org
Time Commitment: varies

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** CHECK BACK IN AUGUST FOR VOLUNTEER DATES **

Over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota live in food insecurity and do not always know if they will receive their next meal. The Sheridan Story’s purpose is to respond to this need by closing the weekend food gap between Friday and Monday, when children are not able to participate in the free or reduced meal programs at school.

We are an ever-growing network of weekend food programs, commonly called backpack programs, operating in multiple schools. Our organizational model is unique in that The Sheridan Story provides logistical expertise and project execution while leveraging community partnerships for funding and volunteers.

We work right here in Minnesota. Most of our work is in the Twin Cities area, but we work in greater Minnesota, as well!

Set up a day and time to participate in a volunteer event with only people you know – closed toe shoes please! We typically only schedule these events to take place during business hours (9am-4pm).

Location: 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113
Ages: 8+
Date(s): August – April
Time(s): 9-4pm
Contact: Jonathan Turner – jturner@thesheridanstory.org
Website: https://www.thesheridanstory.org/get-involved/private-volunteer-events/
Time Commitment: Varies

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** CHECK BACK IN AUGUST FOR VOLUNTEER DATES **

Over 200,000 children in the state of Minnesota live in food insecurity and do not always know if they will receive their next meal. The Sheridan Story’s purpose is to respond to this need by closing the weekend food gap between Friday and Monday, when children are not able to participate in the free or reduced meal programs at school.

We are an ever-growing network of weekend food programs, commonly called backpack programs, operating in multiple schools. Our organizational model is unique in that The Sheridan Story provides logistical expertise and project execution while leveraging community partnerships for funding and volunteers.

We work right here in Minnesota. Most of our work is in the Twin Cities area, but we work in greater Minnesota, as well!

Help fight child hunger by packing bags with our five food categories! This fast two-hour volunteer shift will leave you feeling like you made a big impact on your local community (closed to shoes please).

Location: 2723 Patton Road, Roseville, MN 55113
Ages: 8+
Date(s): August – April
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Jonathan Turner – jturner@thesheridanstory.org
Website: Sign up now
Time Commitment: 2 hours

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Please visit this link again during the Fall of 2019.

The bell ringing season starts each November and runs through Christmas Eve, when the red kettles are packed away for the season. Volunteers are the difference between an empty kettle and one that raises about $30 per hour – enough to provide a family with two bags of groceries, or shelter an individual for a night (learn more about how kettle donations become help for those in need).

We need thousands of volunteer bell ringers this Christmas season. You can help when you sign up online for a bell ringing shift. You’ll receive a confirmation email with your selected shifts to confirm that your registration was received. To sign up by phone, or for any questions, please call our Twin Cities bell ringing hotline at 651-746-3519.

Location: Varies
Ages: All Ages
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: 651-746-3519
Website: http://salvationarmynorth.org/volunteer/bellringing/
Time Commitment: Varies

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We have many upcoming volunteer opportunities available, search here often: https://thefoodgroupmn.volunteerhub.com/events/index

Volunteer shifts are typically 2 hours. Open dates will list if morning or afternoon times are available.

  • All volunteers must sign a waiver.
  • All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes in the warehouse.
  • If you show any signs of cold, flu or sickness please abstain from repackaging food.
  • No one under the age of 12 can volunteer in the warehouse.
  • Groups consisting of youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by chaperones. We require 1 adult for every 10 youth.

Location: 8501 54th Ave. N, New Hope, MN 55428
Ages: 12+
Date(s): Varies
Time(s): Varies
Contact: Dan Johnson – djohnson@thefoodgroupmn.org or 763-450-3889
Website: www.thefoodgroupmn.org
Sign Up: https://thefoodgroupmn.volunteerhub.com/events/index
Time Commitment: 2 hours

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