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NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.

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NorthPoint 1835 Penn Avenue N
Food Shelf, MNSure and SNAP Building

Come help our neighbors with their food needs! We are looking for 4-6 volunteers per weekly shift, Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-12:30pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm to work with our 6 food shelf staff. This is to abide by 6 feet social distancing guidelines and to restrict the number of people in the building to 12. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older. We ask volunteers to commit to a 4-hour-a-week shift for a minimum of two months.

Our greatest need at this time is Tuesday mornings, Monday afternoons and Wednesday afternoons.

All volunteers must be pre-registered with a volunteer application https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=335122860&OR=1 and be scheduled through Sally Newbury at snewbury@npimn.org. People of color and/or bilingual language talents are strongly encouraged to apply.

Youth who are 14, 15, 16 and 17 years old can volunteer with us with some of our public events and with our food shelf. We require prior parental written permission that applicant will receive after completing the volunteer application. The 14 and 15 year old youth can volunteer when accompanied by their parent or guardian. The 16 and 17 year old youth can volunteer by themselves with our Food Shelf.

Forms to review/sign prior to volunteering at NorthPoint will be sent to you once your application is received and include: 1) Volunteer Requirements during COVID-19 and 2) Civil Rights Checklist

Please take all necessary precautions if you are health compromised or caring for someone with compromised health. We ask you NOT to volunteer if you or anyone in your household has tested positive for the coronavirus. We will also ask you to take your temperature on site before you begin volunteering; you will be taught how to do this with our non-touch infrared thermometer at orientation.

Health and Safety around COVID-19
Volunteers must consider this self-assessment:

Please do not volunteer if you are sick or experiencing any of the following symptoms:
* Fever
* Cough
* Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
* Chills
* Headache
* Muscle pain
* Sore throat
* New loss of taste or smell

This list is subject to change to reflect the current public health recommendations. For more information, see the Minnesota Department of Health website: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/index.html

Required face coverings
All staff and volunteers are required to wear face coverings that cover both mouth and nose and are secure with ear loops. For the sake of health and safety, we ask volunteers to come with their own cloth-mask on their face and you have the option to swap it for a NorthPoint disposable mask once you arrive. NorthPoint will provide disposable masks and gloves during yours shift.

Volunteers will be assigned to packing boxes of dry food, bagging produce, receiving and stocking donations and purchased food deliveries. NorthPoint staff will have direct contact with customers (not volunteers) to register and receive food.

When you arrive for your shift, please use the back door of the Food Shelf to enter and wash your hands in the breakroom or bathroom. Then go to the front desk to get disposable gloves and a replacement mask if you want one. You should then sign in to Volgistics to record your time in and please remember to sign out at the end of your shift too. Report to the Food Shelf staff for your assignment.

How to Dress and What to Bring
Please wear closed-toe shoes to protect your feet from boxes and pallets. No sandals please. Please dress modestly with shorts that come to the knee or long pants and short or long sleeves. We ask volunteers to come with their own cloth-mask on their face and you may swap it for a NorthPoint disposable mask once you arrive. There will be bottled drinking water on site but you are also encouraged to bring your own reusable water bottle. Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the site.

Directions and Parking
The NorthPoint Health Food Shelf is located at 1835 Penn Avenue North in Minneapolis on the corner of Penn and Golden Valley Road. Please use on-street parking for your vehicle. We save the parking lot on the south side of the building for customers.

Any questions, please contact Sally Newbury at snewbury@npimn.org or 612-767-0324 text/call.

-0324 text/call.

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About NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center, Inc.


1256 Penn Ave North, Suite 5300, Minneapolis, MN 55411, US

Mission Statement

Actively partnering to create a healthier community. We envision NorthPoint Health and Wellness Center as a highly desirable place for healthcare: Where people of all traditions receive culturally-appropriate human services and clinical health care. Where best practices of prevention, primary care, and complimentary care are infused into an integrated health and human services approach. Where an emphasis on teaching and supporting healthy lifestyle choices weaves NorthPoint into the total fabric of the community. Health education, proper nutrition, and self-reliance are promoted in appealing ways. Service expands beyond the original facility walls and is provided to teens, and single adults, as well as to families. Where the welcoming and caring atmosphere created by the professional health care staff, clinic staff, and human services staff and volunteers exceed patient and client expectations for expertise and adaptability.


NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center is a comprehensive health and human services agency located in the heart of North Minneapolis. NorthPoint is comprised of two organizations: a community services nonprofit with a broad array of social and human services (NorthPoint Inc.); and a full service community health center (NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center) that includes medical, dental and behavioral health clinics. NorthPoint seeks to reduce health disparities, improve health outcomes, and enhance the overall quality of life for all residents of North Minneapolis by providing high quality medical, dental and behavioral health care, along with integrated social services such as its food shelf, housing resources and domestic violence services -- with respect, dignity and sensitivity to a culturally rich and ethnically diverse community.

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1835 Penn Ave NorthMinneapolis, MN 55411



  • Customer Service
  • People Skills
  • Food Delivery / Distribution




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • one shift a week 8:30am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:30pm
  • Able to lift 25 pounds. All volunteers must be pre-registered with a volunteer application https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=335122860&OR=1 and be scheduled through Sally Newbury at snewbury@npimn.org.

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