Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
KEYSTONE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES
Ongoing volunteer opportunities vary in length and frequency. In most program areas, we can be flexible to meet your needs. Below you'll find the descriptions of the volunteer roles so you can find one that fits your schedule and area of interest.
BASIC NEEDS PROGRAM:
FOODSHELVES — Volunteers sort donations, stock shelves and assist clients. Volunteers should be at least 16 years old, capable of lifting 20 pounds, and able to commit to one 3.5 hour volunteer shift per week. Shifts are from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Our Food Shelf locations are:
- Midway Food Shelf - 1916 University Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
- Rice Street Food Shelf - 1459 Rice Street, Suite 3, St. Paul, MN 55117
- Roseville Food Shelf - 2833 North Hamline Avenue, Roseville, MN 55113
FOODMOBILE — You can help with our mobile food distribution happening throughout St. Paul. Volunteers can help stock the Foodmobile, serve clients at distribution events, or promote the program doing outreach and communication work. We are seeking individual volunteers who can make an ongoing commitment to helping at least once per month for 3-4 hours. Schedules and shifts vary and are flexible. Call 651-797-7725 for more details.
MEALS ON WHEELS — Volunteers deliver noon meals to homebound elderly and disabled residents in Keystone’s service area. A car, valid driver’s license and current auto insurance are required. Volunteers may drive once a week, every other week, or once a month, depending on your availability. Volunteer may also help in the kitchen preparing the meals earlier in the morning.
Meals on Wheels delivery locations are:
- Merriam Park Community Center - 2000 St. Anthony Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
- West 7th Community Center - 265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102
ACTIVE SENIORS — Volunteer opportunities in Keystone’s Active Seniors Program include planning programs for active seniors, leading activities, assisting with parties, mailings and other duties.
TRANSPORTATION DRIVER — Transportation is often very challenging for older adults so volunteers transport seniors to critical medical appointments. Keystone staff will help schedule your driving shifts and will give you all of the necessary details. Schedule varies.
TUTOR OR CLASSROOM ASSISTANT — Volunteers provide homework help, basic tutoring and reading skills for elementary and middle school age youth in our program. Volunteers can also serve as classroom assistants and help with enrichment activities. Most volunteers in our youth programs serve at least once per week. Keystone offers two youth programs that rely on volunteer engagement:
- The Hmong Youth and Family Program, that is housed in the McDonough Homes Community Center (located at 1544 Timberlake Road, St. Paul, MN 55117). Volunteers are needed on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
- Community Kids Program, that is housed at the West 7th Community Center (located at 265 Oneida Street, St. Paul, MN 55102). Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
OFFICE VOLUNTEER — Volunteers assist with a variety of office duties, including data entry, photocopying and correspondence.