Shelter Meal Service Volunteer

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Black, Indigenous, and people of color, multilingual speakers, people of all gender identities, people with disabilities, and veterans are all encouraged to apply.

Role Summary

Volunteer will assist staff in organizing and delivering meals to individuals and families living at Tubman’s shelter for victims/survivors of domestic violence. The shelter is located at Tubman East in Maplewood.

Impact & Benefits
  • Contribute to a positive and respectful living experience for families in shelter
  • Assist in providing a safe and healthy living environment
Position Responsibilities
  • Portion out and deliver individual meals to each room in the shelter
  • Follow COVID-19 protocols to ensure safety
  • Assist with clean up as needed
  • Build positive, safe, and friendly connections with residents
  • Communicate concerns to staff as needed
Position Qualifications
  • Friendly, supportive, mature, and reliable
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, appropriate boundaries, and have good judgment in unexpected situations
  • Understand and work from the agency’s set of values and philosophical approaches, including trauma-informed and strength-based care
  • Ability to engage with a diverse group of clients and team members with a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Must be 16 and older
Time Commitment & Availability
  • One consistent 2 hour shift each weekend preferred (with some flexibility): Saturday or Sunday, either 11 am-1 pm or 5-7 pm
Supervision & Training
  • Attend Tubman’s Volunteer/Intern Orientation and Trainings
  • Supervised by Shelter staff

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About Tubman


4432 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55407, US

Mission Statement

To advance opportunities for change so that every person can experience safety, hope, and healing.


For more than 45 years, Tubman has helped people of all ages, all genders, and all cultural backgrounds struggling with relationship violence, substance abuse, mental health, and other forms of trauma. Throughout the Twin Cities, Tubman provides safe shelter, legal services, counseling, youth programming, and community education. Last year, we helped about 17,700 people in Hennepin, Ramsey, and Washington counties and the surrounding area, get the support and information they need to experience safety, hope, and healing.


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1725 Monastery WayMaplewood, MN 55109



  • Food Service
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 16

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