St. Andrew’s Community Resource Center loves and encourages the support of volunteers to help serve our neighbors in need.  Volunteers are the foundation of our program! We want you to find a volunteer opportunity that interests you.

Volunteer for Special Seasonal Events

Thanksgiving Food Distribution – Nov. 17 & 18, 2021

Every year we host a Thanksgiving food distribution for local families to provide the fixings for a meal to bring joy to their Thanksgiving table.  We serve slightly over 150 households who receive services from the Mahtomedi and North St. Paul Food Shelves as well as families in the Mahtomedi School district referred by their school social worker.  Our food distribution will take place on Thursday, November 18.  Volunteers are needed on Wednesday, Nov. 17 for set-up and on Thursday, Nov. 18 to pick up the frozen turkeys and help distribute the food to our guests.

Please contact Debbie Larson at 651-762-9148 if you have any questions.

Click here to sign up to volunteer.


Volunteer at our Family Shelters

  • Volunteering at one of our two Family Shelters in Hugo and Oakdale is a great way to support the families in our program with a heart of hospitality. Volunteers are utilized 7 days a week for the dinner shifts and overnight shifts.
    • DINNER AND OVERNIGHT SHIFTS at Hope for the Journey Home Family Shelter in Oakdale.
      Volunteer shifts are available for the dinner and overnight shifts.  Contact Debbie Larson at 651.762.9148 if you have questions about the volunteer experience. Choose your week and shift below:
    • September 19 – 25
    • October 10 – 16
    • October 31-Nov. 6

Volunteer On-Site

  • Volunteers are utilized at the Community Resource Center during the day Monday through Thursday to serve our walk-in guests with food, toiletry items and clothes shopping. Volunteers also help sort and organize donations.   Please check back to see when we are recruiting new volunteers.

Volunteer To Cook and Serve Dinner

  • We serve a free Community Meal to approximately 100 – 150 guests each Thursday evening. This night could not be possible without the dedication of volunteers.
    • PREP AND COOK:  Volunteers are needed Wednesdays at 1 pm to prepare the food served at our Community Meals. Click here to sign up and find a date that works for you. 
    • SERVE MEALS: To serve on a team that assists in serving meals once every 8 weeks, please contact Debbie Larson at 651.762.9148.

Volunteer To Drive

We would love more people to join our volunteer van driving team. We provide transportation to and from the Community Resource Center to our families staying at our two family shelters.

Volunteers sign up to drive our families for the morning shift (8:30 am) or the afternoon shift (2:30 pm). We utilize volunteers for this Monday – Thursday. In addition, we need drivers to bring our families on Thursday evening to the Community Meal. Sign up here to drive the van! Please contact Debbie Larson at 651.762.9148  if you have questions.