Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities: Higher Ground St. Paul

Agency Description: Catholic Charities Higher Ground is an overnight emergency shelter for men and women, a pay-for-stay overnight shelter, social services, permanent housing for long-term homeless men and women. Includes showers. 172 beds for men, 60 beds for women. Pay-for-Stay offers overnight shelter for men, providing bunk beds, showers, lockers and a meal for $7/night, $42/week. 48 beds.

Higher Ground St. Paul serves as permanent housing for long-term homeless adults with disabilities, mental illness, chemical dependency and housing barriers. Social services provided by Ramsey County and Catholic Charities. 193 units. Permanent housing withsupportive services for late stage chronic alcoholic women. 12 units.

Position Description:

Students who serve at Higher Ground St. Paul will work with the emergency shelter program assisting with preparing the shelter for the guests and guest check-in. There are 2 shift options and they are both 3 hours. The first shift is from 4:30pm – 7:30pm and the second is from 7:00pm- 10:00pm. 

How to Apply:

    • Submit an Individual Volunteer Inquiry Form on Catholic Charities' website at  http://www.cctwincities.org/Volunteer.
    • Click “Sign Up Now
    • Select “Individual Volunteers” under Volunteer Opportunitie
    • Fill in your information and in the section “Opportunities are available ONLY in the location and dates and times listed. Choose only the opportunity you are most interested in,” select “ST. PAUL /Very high Priority /Higher Ground St. Paul / Shelter Helper / 4:30 –   7:30 pm” or -“ST. PAUL /Very high Priority /Higher Ground St. Paul / Shelter Helper / 7– 10 pm”
    • Under “Comments” type in "Normandale Student, please contact John Gambino"

                 After submitting your application, contact John Gambino at 612-204-8485.

Catholic Charities: Family Service Center

Agency 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 may stay for a maximum of 120 days per year. Families receive housing and employment search resources and other services to help them transition from homelessness to
stable housing. Family Service Center also helped develop and actively participates in the newly-launched Coordinated Assessment system, Coordinated Access to Housing and Shelter, which standardizes consistent and uniform assessments and referrals to housing programs. Through Family Service Center and Coordinated Assessment, families are able to more rapidly achieve housing stability .

Position Description:

Students who serve at the Family Service Center will 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. 

How to Apply:

    • Submit an Individual Volunteer Inquiry Form on Catholic Charities' website at  http://www.cctwincities.org/Volunteer.
    • Click “Sign Up Now
    • Select “Individual Volunteers” under Volunteer Opportunitie
    • Fill in your information and in the section “Opportunities are available ONLY in the location and dates and times listed. Choose only the opportunity you are most interested in,” select “MAPLEWOOD /Very High / Meal Servers breakfast, lunch, dinner M-F”
    • Under “Comments” type in "Normandale Student, please contact John Gambino"

                 After submitting your application contact John Gambino at 612-204-8485.