Volunteer Opportunities

Central High School Tutoring Program. Tutors assist one day a week with basic reading and comprehension. Contact Bob Mairs, 651-222-3423 or rpmairs@aol.com.

House of Hope Community Garden is beginning its seventh year of producing fresh vegetables to help feed the hungry of our community. The garden is staffed solely by volunteers, and we need your help!  Whether you consider yourself a master gardener or don't know a cabbage from a carrot, your help is urgently needed.  Time commitment is as varied as our volunteers--work as your own schedule permits.  Families are welcome as well.  What a great way to teach children the value of gardening as well as helping their community.  For more information, contact Terri Mattila (garden manager) at matt0547@umn.edu / 651-307-9919, or Angela Penniman (assistant manager) at angelapenniman@gmail.com / 720-840-6252.   




Hallie Q. Brown Food Shelf is seeking volunteer drivers to pick up fresh, local produce from Minnesota farmers and deliver it to St. Paul residents in need. Driving opportunities are available Tuesdays through Saturdays in the Twin Cities metro area.  Call Hannah for details or to volunteer: (651) 224-4601.


Third Friday Volunteers

This is a monthly service opportunity for parents and small children at the Presbyterian Homes of Roseville. At 9:45 a.m. on the third Friday of each month, parents and children gather to interact informally with senior adults.  Children learn about service and compassion, and the seniors are very happy to have young visitors.  For more information, contact: Kirsten Hellyer (651-439-9977); or Angela Penniman (651-699-4731). 


Women's Advocates shelter for battered women serves nearly 1,000 women and children a year. A group of volunteers under the leadership of House of Hope member Liz Boyd gathers every Third Thursday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the shelter. They do a craft project or play bingo with the women and children, and then provide a treat for them. If you would be interested in joining this group, leave your name at the church office, (651) 227-6311.

Habitat for Humanity. Helping alleviate the housing crisis by assisting low-income families construct or renovate their homes. Need men, women, and youth (if 16-17, with parent or adult). Activities include: Saturday Work Crew on dates to be announced during November through April. Summer Work Camp Crew for one to five days during a week in the summer. Food Crew to provide lunches for our work crews. Other Volunteer Activities such as: working in the Habitat office and warehouse; donating services, building materials, and lots; participating in special events; and serving on various Habitat committees.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY FALL PROJECT. These are the final details for our fall volunteer project. Saturday, November 12, 8:20 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 552 Charles Ave, St. Paul. This is the house we worked on in June with Faith Builders. We will be doing indoor work including hanging doors, trim work, painting and insulation. More volunteers are needed! This is a great opportunity for you to learn new skills and get involved in the work of Habitat for Humanity. To volunteer or for more information please contact Dave Olsen at davewolsen@yahoo.com.

Questions: contact Dave Olsen at davewolsen@yahoo.com or 651-253 8444.

                       House of Hope Habitat for Humanity volunteers

The House of Hope needs volunteers on Friday mornings to help stuff inserts into the Sunday bulletins. If you can help, please call the church office at (651) 227-6311.  Volunteers are also needed on the third Monday of each month to maintain the pew racks to keep material current, and add new documents as needed.  Please contact the church office at (651) 227-6311 if you are able to help, and you will be contacted regarding the calendar for the rest of the year. Thank you for considering this opportunity to give of your time to The House of Hope.

The LOAVES AND FISHES team will be active again in January when House of Hope volunteers provide dinner on Monday, February 20, at Saint Matthew's Catholic Church at 490 Hall Avenue in St. Paul. In the odd-numbered months, volunteers are asked to register in advance. If you can help, please sign up by going to the Loaves and Fishes home page (loavesandfishesmn.org) and click on “Volunteer.” Then click on “St. Paul.” If you have not signed up in advance, there is no need for you to come and you are not expected. The food prep team starts at 2:30 p.m.; servers and expediters begin at 4:45 p.m. Questions? Please call

Kay or Paul Solon at 651-398-0643 or e-mail us at solon@macalester.edu.


Twin Cities Houses of Hospitality http://tchousesofhospitality.org/program-partners/

Feed My Starving Children.  Pack meals for some of the world's hungriest children.  Volunteers can be as young as 8. Contact: hohvolunteers@gmail.com or call Mike Nord, mnord@amerion.com or 612-722-0770,  or visit the website: http://fmsc.org.

The Jeremiah Program helps low-income mothers complete their education and achieve economic self-sufficiency for themselves and their children.  Contact Sue Browne, 651-430-1979.

Kwanzaa Community Church provides programs to North Minneapolis, including Freedom School and Northside Women’s Space. Contact Mary Cardinal Peterson, 651-341-7173, or PeteCardFive@q.com or see www.kwanzaachurch.org.

Mission Sewing. Knit, sew, sort and pack items for the needy.  Contact Janet Brownell, 651-765-4990, or hoh@hohchurch.org.

National Night Out. Volunteer for this annual community celebration with food, entertainment, and crime prevention/safety learning.  Contact: Mary Cardinal Peterson at PeteCardFive@q.com.

Project Home extends hospitality and friendship to homeless families staying in the House of Hope Youth Room in October.  Contact Dennis Anderson, dennis-st.paul@q.com or 651-730-4003. See our website homepage for further information.