Neighbors Helping Neighbors Saint Paul

Volunteers Community Organizations

Your community needs you more than ever.

Our community is facing unprecedented challenges. Serve Saint Paul: Neighbors Helping Neighbors is building a community of service in Saint Paul by connecting neighbors who could use a helping hand during the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with Cities of Service and AARP, this initiative engages volunteers to safely support community members who are experiencing barriers to meeting some basic needs due to age, mobility, income, or other factors. Working together as a community, our city will emerge stronger and more connected.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is presented in partnership with

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Volunteer Opportunities

All Saint Paul residents can safely volunteer their time, talents, and donations to fighting COVID-19 and making an impact now. Join us today as a volunteer!

All volunteer opportunities are encouraged to follow the Volunteer and Community Safety guidelines below.

Featured volunteer opportunities include:

  • Help staff local food shelves and support curbside pick-up
  • Deliver food and household supplies to isolated households
  • Call or door knock at households to distribute information on community resources and public health guidance
  • Participate in wellness checks by calling or sending texts to your neighbors
  • Make masks for public health and other critical workers

Find opportunities and sign up to be a volunteer.

Volunteer and Community Safety Guidelines

Many volunteer actions can be served remotely without directly interacting with anyone in person. For volunteer actions that include physical interactions, we ask that all volunteers observe proper social distancing measures and maintain 6 feet of separation. Learn more about proper social distancing measures on the CDC’s website

To ensure your safety and that of our community, we ask that all volunteers consider the following questions before serving: 

  • Have you experienced any respiratory symptoms such as congestion, cough, sore throat or fever in the last 72 hours? 
  • Have you had any contact with someone who has recently been tested for novel coronavirus or is under investigation for novel coronavirus (COVID-19)? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions, we ask that you refrain from volunteering for at least 14 days. If you develop symptoms within that timeframe, please consult your health care provider. 

For volunteer actions that require handling or packaging materials, we recommend following the CDC’s guidelines for disinfecting surfaces