People Serving People

Agency Description:

People Serving People provides emergency housing and community services that assist families experiencing homelessness in becoming self-sufficient and reconnecting with the community. In a safe, secure and sober environment, PSP provides services which cultivate independence and accountability.
What distinguishes PSP from other emergency shelters is the broad range of on-site programs and services designed to address common barriers that homeless families are faced with. To provide a new opportunity for families, it is necessary that we help them find ways to break through these barriers and stop patterns that lead to poverty and homelessness. Housing and employment issues are addressed, along with educational, emotional, early childhood development, and life enrichment needs.

Position Description:

Volunteers allow People Serving People to provide necessary services to our families. In fact, in 2015, People Serving People volunteers generously contributed over 30,000 hours of service. Volunteers make a difference! We have long term (2-3 mo. Commitment) and one-time volunteer positions available.

Long Term Volunteer Positions:
Commit to a regular weekly schedule for 2-3 months. Age: 18 +



Daytime Early Childhood Development Programs

Assist our staff in our Infant/Toddler School and/or Preschools (6 wks-5 yrs)

M-F: 9:00 am-4:30 pm (2-4 hour shift minimum)

Evening Children's Tutor

Be a positive influence on elementary aged school children by assisting with homework and educational activities.

M-H: 5:30-8pm

Children's Activity Assistant*

Help our staff facilitate age appropriate games, crafts and group activities with children ages 3-17.

M-H: 5:30-8pm; Saturdays: 1-3pm

Resident Resources Assistant

Help our front desk staff assist PSP guests. Duties include guest check-in, answering phones, and dispensing hygiene items. You must be able to work in a diverse and fast-paced setting.

Every day: 9am-10pm (3 hour shifts minimum)

Teen Programs


Teen Programing challenges teens to be problem solvers, innovators, risk-takers and creators as they develop projects that are meaningful to them.

M-H: 5:30-8pm


Development Assistant


Help donor relations and fundraising. Write thank you cards, event preparation, etc…Good handwriting is a must!

M-F:  2-3 hours between 8am-4pm


 One-Time Volunteer Positions:



Meal Server*


Serve breakfast, lunch or dinner to PSP guests and assist with clean-up as necessary.

Breakfast: 7:30am-9am; Lunch: 11:30am-1pm; Dinner: 4:15pm-5:45pm

Building Beautification*


Assist our housekeeping department with duties including general upkeep of the building and donation sorting.

M-F: 9am-6pm (2-3 hour shift); Saturdays: 12-6pm (2 hour shifts); Sundays: 12-4pm (2 hour shifts)

*Great for groups!

How to Apply:

1. Read volunteer descriptions
2. Decide what volunteer opportunities you're interested in and what works with your schedule
3. Go to People Serving People’s website.

4. Select “Individual” and then fill out the volunteer application.  After you fill out the application you’ll be prompted to sign-up for an orientation.

1. Read volunteer descriptions
2. Decide what volunteer opportunities you're interested in.

3.Contact Tom Golembeck at or (612) 277-0216 or Mallory Evans at or (612) 277-0256.

Note about Tracking Hours: To track hours volunteers must follow PSP's hours tracking process, which will be taught at orientation. Also, volunteers should keep a backup log of their hours. You can download an service-learning timesheet online or pick-up a timesheet in the Center for Experiential Education, C1066.