We harness the transformative work of volunteers to relieve the effects of poverty and address its root causes.
We match dedicated volunteers with partner nonprofit organizations that have proven records of effectively addressing barriers to economic mobility. We then support volunteers and partners organizations through learning events that build community and advance understanding of how to make a meaningful dent in poverty. Join a group of dedicated volunteers who are passionate about working together to make a meaningful impact in our city!
2021-2022 Opportunity Saint Paul kickoff
If you missed the kick-off on September 9, no worries! You can view the Zoom event below.
Become an Anchor House of Worship
Is your faith community looking for a well-supported pathway to engage in effective social justice? Become an anchor house of worship (HOW). Each HOW identifies two lay leaders who commit to participating in Opportunity Saint Paul along with helping to recruit additional volunteers. These HOW lay leaders then recruit eight additional members to volunteer at the chosen nonprofit partner and to weave learnings from Opportunity Saint Paul into the life of the congregation. To learn more, contact Sarah Peterka, (651)-789-3853.
Numerous houses of worship have signed on to be a HOW:
- Beth Jacob Congregation
- Christ the King Lutheran Church, New Brighton
- Church of St. Peter Claver
- Corpus Christi Church
- Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
- Macalester Plymouth United Church
- Mount Zion Temple
- Saint Thomas More Catholic Community
- St. Anthony Park United Church of Christ
- St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
- Unity Church – Unitarian
“Volunteering through OSP allows me to make an immediate impact and, hopefully, become a part of the long-term solution to these issues.”
“I joined Opportunity Saint Paul because it is helping a group of us to come to grips with the hard data about poverty in our city while acknowledging that real change comes from the heart, from seeing ourselves in one another.”
Volunteer hours contributed for a value of $112,754 (2020-2021)
Anchor houses of worship provide deep support for tutoring and job coaching
volunteers committed to weekly tutoring and job coaching with our 8 nonprofit partners
Interfaith Action of Greater Saint Paul
New mailing address:
1041 Grand Avenue, #312
Saint Paul, MN 55105