Catholic Charities

We have six volunteer options at different service sites:

Catholic Charities: Family Service Center Food Service

Program Description: Catholic Charities’ Family Service Center provides temporary housing for Ramsey County families experiencing homelessness. As many as 65 adults and children may stay at the Family Service Center each night. Families receive housing and employment search resources and other services to help them transition from homelessness to stable housing.

Position Description: Join the kitchen team and assist with the preparation and serving of one of the meals. Breakfast, lunch and dinner shifts are available Monday –Sunday. Please contact us for times and days available. Shifts can be 2-3 hours.


Catholic Charities: St Paul Mary Hall Food Service-breakfast

Program Description: Mary Hall provides daytime services to connect people with medical and mental health care, hot-meals, showers, computer lab access, laundry and employment counseling.

Position Description: Join an early morning team to help prepare a breakfast meal. Available 7:30-8:30am or 8:45am – 9:45am Monday through Friday


Catholic Charities: Minneapolis Exodus

Program Description: Catholic Charities Exodus Health Supported Housing provides medical respite care for 89 homeless individuals experiencing medical and/or mental health issues.

Position Description: Join a team to help serve breakfast or lunch or dinner. Breakfast 8am-9:30m (weekends only) , lunch 11:00am-12:30pm or dinner 4:30-6:30pm.


Catholic Charities: St Paul Distribution Center Sort & Prep

Program Description: Every year, Catholic Charities serves over one million healthy meals and snacks and provides supplies to nearly 20,000 people most in need in our community. At the Catholic Charities Distribution Center (CCDC), we receive large donations of food and other new and unused clothing and household, personal care and supplies that are distributed to our client programs and 11 food service sites throughout the Twin Cities.

Position Description: Join a team of staff and volunteers to assist in our distribution center warehouse and kitchen operations. Available Monday through Friday 9am to noon or 1pm-4pm


Catholic Charities: St Paul Higher Ground

Program Description: At Higher Ground St. Paul, our overnight emergency shelter serves up to 172 men and 60 women each evening.

Position Description: Join a small team of staff and volunteers to assist with shelter guest check in. Available seven days for week 4:30-7:00pm or 7:00-10:00pm


Catholic Charities: Minneapolis Opportunity Center

Program Description: Catholic Charities Opportunity Center in Minneapolis is open during the day, Monday – Saturday and connects adults experiencing homelessness with health services, hot meals, showers, a computer lab, laundry, locker rental and employment counseling.

Position Description: Join a small team of staff and volunteers to assist with serving breakfast or help with cleaning.  Available Fridays 6:00am-8:00am (breakfast) or Thursdays 1:00pm-3:00pm (cleaning).


How to Apply:

Please visit us at to register.

·         You must be age 18 or older to register

·         Please ensure that you check the box that you are required to complete service learning hours

Once registered please do the following:

  • Send an email to stating you have registered
  • In the email state the school you are attending, the number of hours you need to complete and the date you need to complete your hours by. Note, we cannot guarantee a certain number of hours by a certain date or a specific volunteer experience.