VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES BEYOND THE PARISH

Alley Shoppe
Alley Shoppe provides clothing and household good to people in need. Alley Shoppe is located in the basement of
Arlington Hills Lutheran Church at 1115 Greenbrier Street in St. Paul. Contact Pam Wiehe at 651-776-8708.
Christian Cupboard Food Shelf
Christian Cupboard provides food and some clothing the residents of the greater Woodbury area. They provide these
services via a choice method and is located in the basement of Woodbury Lutheran Church. Contact Carol at 651-332-
9042.
Community Thread
Community Thread leverages resources and volunteers to improve the quality of life for adults and their families in our
local community. Volunteering includes helping seniors and people with disabilities with household chores so they can
stay in their homes. Here also annual events like Rake‐a‐Difference and the St. Croix River clean‐up. Contact Paige Stein
651-439-7434.
Family Means
Family Means attempts to strengthen communities by strengthening families. Volunteering includes respite care for a
sick or disabled child, assisting with one of the youth programs or assisting with special projects and events. Contact
www.familymeans.org 651-439-4840.
Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children makes packages and ships easy to prepare nutritious meals to several developing countries
from sites across the Twin Cities. Contact www.fmsc.org
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity builds and repaints houses in the Twin Cities area. Contact www.tchabitat.org/volunteer
Hope for the Journey Home
Hope for the Journey Home is a homeless shelter for residents of suburban Washington County. It is located at Guardian
Angels Catholic Church in Oakdale. Contact Mike Fouts at mfouts@guardian-angels.org
Loaves and Fishes
Loaves and Fishes provides hot meals for individuals and families at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in St. Paul. Volunteers
cook, serve and eat with the guests. Saint Ambrose has adopted the 5th Wednesday’s though out the year. Contact Mark Padelford.
Neighbors, Inc.
Neighbors, Inc. builds community through neighborly assistance. They a clothes closet, a food shelf, the Dial‐a‐Ride
program, and a daily check‐in program for homebound people. They serve South St. Paul, West St. Paul, Inver Grove
Heights, Sunfish Lake, and Mendota Heights. Contact www.neighborsmn.org or 651-455-5000.
Woodbury Options for Women (Woodbury Life Resource Center)
Woodbury Options for Women offers access to a wide range of free services and support for teens, young adults,
parents and families experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or seeking abstinence support. Contact Sara Oakland-Curl 651-
340-9062.