Volunteers are core to the work of Interfaith Action. We know that when we harness the power of volunteers in our interfaith community, opportunity grows and poverty recedes.

The need for volunteers has not changed in this pandemic; in fact, it has escalated. With a 300% increase in demand for our Department of Indian Work food shelf, we need help filling and stocking the shelves. Our children from low-income families need our support, whether they are in shelter or dealing with distance learning. Soaring unemployment makes our job coaching vital. And we know that understanding systemic racism is work that we all must do if we want our volunteering to be effective and meaningful.

As we adjust our work to serve our community safely, we invite you to join us — in new ways — to build economic opportunity for all in Saint Paul:

Project Home Children’s Room Assistant: Provide safe space, fun activities, and educational support for children staying in our shelter. Learn more about this in-person volunteer opportunity and the related safety protocol.

Department of Indian Work Food Shelf: Apply here to help stock shelves and pack food, or click here if you can help as a food delivery driver.

Opportunity Saint Paul Tutor or Job Coach: Join us September 17, from 7:00-8:30 pm, for the kick-off of the Opportunity Saint Paul 2020-2021 year (via Zoom). We will share details about how our partners are pivoting to virtual volunteering opportunities. Invite friends and family members who are interested in learning more about COVID-safe volunteering! RSVP to receive the Zoom link.