Housing and Homelessness

Volunteer Opportunities for Helping Others in Housing and Homelessness

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St. Stephens Human Services

St. Stephen’s Human Services was founded with a mission to end homelessness through programming that includes housing opportunities, employment support, emergency services and outreach, and systems change.

Avenues for Homeless Youth


Avenues for Homeless Youth

Avenues for Homeless Youth provides emergency shelter, short-term housing and supportive services for homeless youth in a safe and nurturing environment.




Volunteers help Bridging fulfill our mission in the community, and every year thousands of people donate their time to support local households in need. With multiple individual and group opportunities available, there are many ways that you can help the families and children that walk through our doors.



Interfaith Outreach Community Partners

Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners responds to emergency needs, moves families toward stability and positive change, and engages volunteers and partners in service, leadership, and capacity building.


Hope House
Opened in 2015, ​Hope House is a six-bed, short-term emergency shelter for youth ages 14 –19 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  Located in Excelsior, Hope House is the only youth shelter located West of Highway 100 in the Greater Twin Cities. A comfortable, 2-story residential home where all youth are welcome, Hope House aims to help youth from the southwest suburbs and surrounding communities.
Marie Sandvik Center


Marie Sandvik Center

The Marie Sandvik Center is a Christian based 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization providing for the material and spiritual needs of the poor living in the inner city. Volunteers needed to serve meals, donate clothing and supervise children’s programs.

Our Saviors


Our Saviors Community Services

In the heart of the Phillips neighborhood in South Minneapolis, Our Saviour’s Community Services is a social services agency dedicated to addressing needs in community, from homelessness to concentrated poverty to the marginalization of immigrants and refugees.

People Serving People


People Serving People

To serve homeless children and their families and provide new opportunities for healthy, stable family life. People Serving People achieves its mission and goals by providing emergency housing and community services that assist families experiencing homelessness in becoming self-sufficient and reconnected with the community.

Salvation Army


Salvation Army Harbor Lights

The Minneapolis Harbor Light Center provides emergency assistance, shelter, housing, chemical dependency treatment, transitional housing, health care services and spiritual support to its clients.

Sharing and Caring Hands



Sharing and Caring Hands and Mary’s Place

Provides emergency housing, meals and services for families experiencing homelessness. Volunteers prepare and serve meals, organize drives for food and supplies and work as child care helpers at Mary's Place Transitional Housing.

Simpson Housing



Simpson Housing Service

Each year, Simpson Housing Services provides shelter, affordable housing, and support services to thousands of men, women and children who are experiencing homelessness.

Habitat for Humanity


Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity

Twin Cities Habitat is committed to building the quality of life, health and prosperity of the region through the production and preservation of home ownership– because homes and families are the foundation of successful communities.

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WeCAN is a community nonprofit that provides support services to individuals and families to reach stability and self-sufficiency. Volunteers assist with projects at our facility in Mound, conduct donation drives, and assist at special events.