Volunteer Opportunities

It would not be possible to do what we do without the help of our amazing volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please download the application, fill it out and sent it back in. You can also email Gabriell, Communications Coordinator, at gabriell.pah@enventis.net

  • Shelter Community Meals    –     Thursday Nights, 5pm 

    Purchase, prepare, and drop off a simple meal in disposable dishware for the families staying at our shelter on Thursday evenings.  The number of people eating will vary week to week (10-25) extras will be refrigerated for the guest that missed the meal. 

  • Mommy Mentor Program- Anytime 

    Do you have maternal instincts that would you be willing to share? Consider taking on the role of a mentor to someone in need. Supporting someone through the first few months of motherhood could be life changing. This volunteer opportunity would allow you to work one on one with a new mother giving her tips and tricks on how to be the best mom she can be. 

  • Donation Sorting    –     Anytime

    Help us keep our donations neat, organized, and usable for shelter guests and other clients. Duties range from folding sheets, cleaning dishes and moving furniture. Sorting can be done for 2-4 hours on almost any weekday between 9am and 5pm. The work can be a little tedious so bring a friend and help us at our Free Store.

  • Property Related Help    –     Anytime; Some Seasonal

    Help us with property related items:  volunteers help with cleaning, painting, or yard work. Some projects that we’ll need help with year include spring gardening, replacing mulch, mowing and raking leaves in the fall. 

  • Pedal Past Poverty Event    –    6th Annual: Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Join the planning committee or help with event day activities including registration, check in, prize control, bike runners and much more! 

  • Back-to-School Backpack Stuffing – August 2018

    Help us get backpacks ready for the children in our shelter and Transitional Housing Program as they head back to school. School supplies are a big need for us this time of year, as is volunteers to help us put together bags for each of the kids! 

  • Kiwanis Holiday Lights – November/December 2017

    We anticipate being a part of the Kiwanis Holiday Lights Show again in 2017. We will need volunteers to help do set up and tear down of the park before and after the event. We will also need volunteers to work a few hours doing various park activities (directing traffic, taking donations, etc.).

  • Christmas Wishes: Adopt a Family – November/December 2017

    Consider adopting a family from our shelter or currently in our Transitional Housing Program. By adopting a family, you help by providing presents to each family member so that they can enjoy the holidays. 

  • Holiday Cheer: Basket Making- December 2017

    Consider making a Holiday Cheer Basket for the families in shelter.  Baskets can include anything that will surely bring Holiday Cheer to those in need this season. 

Applying to Volunteer

Persons Interested in any of the above positions please fill out an application form below. We rely a great deal on community volunteers to keep our programs running smoothly and effectively. Your time and talents will not go to waste, please share with others your personal gifts.

PAH reserves the right to do a background check on all volunteers to ensure compliance with Minnesota statute and recommendations of our insurance carrier.

Downloadable Application

Request Volunteer Information Form

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