Neighbors Helping Neighbors Volunteer Application
Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the "Continue" button at the bottom. If you are accepted you will be contacted with more information on how and where to attend a required pre-service training after your application is submitted.

Thank you for your interest and energy in making Saint Paul a city that works for everyone!

Name and Address

Contact Information

Service Preference

Field Volunteer: This role can support needs that require direct outreach in community.
Food and Basic Needs Delivery: This role will assist a nonprofit in delivering grocery and basic need items to home-bound individuals in a way that reflects social distancing protocols.
Food and Meal Prep: This role will assist an organization prepping, cooking, serving, packing and cleaning up after meals that are available to the public or individuals who need assistance at a reduced cost or no cost.
Basic Needs and Food Shelf Admin Support: This role will assist a food shelf or homeless shelter located in Saint Paul with tasks as assigned including: volunteer coordination, inventory and supply management and operations.
Basic Needs and Food Shelf Support: This role will assist a distribution point located in Saint Paul with tasks as assigned, including sorting, stocking, bagging food or basic need items, and curbside or walk in pick up. This food and basic needs distribution may be a food shelf, homeless shelter, a city-led effort, etc.
Property Maintenance: This role will assist Saint Paulites in maintaining their property through grass cutting, weed removal, or sidewalk snow shoveling.
Sewers to Make Face Masks and Other PPE: Volunteers in this role will sew homemade face masks and other Personal Protective Equipment (such as gowns) using CDC-approved guidelines.
Snow Emergency Superstar - Awareness and Education Volunteer: This role will help neighbors learn about Saint Paul’s Snow Emergency parking rules, use the free tools and resources, distribute brochures and/or post special “No Parking Snow Emergency” signs in the neighborhood when a Snow Emergency has been declared.
Together-Apart Volunteer: This role will receive ideas on ways they can help from home or with minimal coordination from a partner. Volunteers may be referred to an organization that has a need for virtual volunteer support.
Unsheltered Volunteer: This role will support individuals experiencing homelessness in St. Paul. Volunteers may participate in basic needs distribution, garbage clean-up and removal, resource connection, and bicycle repair.


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The undersigned wishes to participate on a voluntary basis in the City of Saint Paul’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors volunteer initiative. The undersigned has reviewed the basic information packet found online at explaining the program and understands the tasks they may be performing.

PARTICIPANT ASSUMES RISK. Participant is aware of and understands the inherent risk and dangers associated with a physical activity and agrees to assume all risk and responsibility for personal injury or death or damage to property arising from, based upon, or relating to the participation in the event. Participant is in good physical condition, is physically able to participate in this activity, and has no health or medical conditions which would pose a risk of harm to themselves or others.

RELEASE FROM LIABILITY: In consideration of the opportunity afforded to me to assist on a voluntary basis in the City of St. Paul’s Neighbor’s Helping Neighbors volunteer initiative, Participant agrees to release the City of Saint Paul, its employees, officers, directors, or agents, from any and all liability from claims of any nature arising from undersigned’s participation in the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program.

I do hereby grant and give these groups the right to use my photograph or image with or without my name, both single and in conjunction with other persons or objects for any and all purposes including, but not limited to, private or public presentations, advertising, publicity, and promotions relating thereto.

I hereby agree to perform the volunteer duties assigned in said volunteer event to the best of my ability and in a professional manner and to the use of my photo image and name as described above.

Please check the box if you have read and agree to this statement.