We appreciate our volunteers!

From helping out at the shelter to donating a meal, there are many ways for individuals, groups, and organizations to help Stepping Stone residents transition from homelessness to independent living.

Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

After checking out the different volunteer opportunities for individuals we currently have available at Stepping Stone, please fill out the Volunteer Interest Form. Our Volunteer Coordinator will follow up after receiving your application.

If you have any questions, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@steppingstoneeh.org.

Spotlight Opportunity: Stepping Stone Moving Crew 

Movers are needed to help residents move into new housing and to pick up donations from donors for our residents.

You will need to be able to lift and move furniture for this role.

When items need to be moved, we’ll reach out to the list of volunteers to fill the need.  We’re hoping to have a pool of movers to call on when needed.

Duties will be:

Pick up furniture and household good donations from donors.

Possibly dismantle furniture as needed for moving.

Deliver furniture and household goods to residents when they move into their new home!

If interested, click Here. We’ll get back to you ASAP!

*If you have a van, truck and/or trailer that you could use to help move, that’s a huge plus, but not necessary.

Spotlight Opportunity: Breakfast Volunteer 

If you’re a morning person, this might be a great opportunity for you to help your neighbors in need!

Our morning staff needs help preparing and serving Continental Breakfast to residents.  No cooking or cleaning required!

Duties include:

  • Opening and closing cafeteria door
  • Stocking/maintaining breakfast items
  • Making coffee
  • Serving milk/juice

Opportunities are available 7 days a week.  Help as many days each week as your schedule allows.


If interested, click Here. We’ll get back to you ASAP!

Clothing Closet

We maintain a women’s and men’s clothing closet for our residents.

The clothes we receive from donations need to be sorted, folded and hung.

Set your own hours and schedule! 

If you are looking for a flexible opportunity to volunteer, this could be just what you are looking for!


Serving Lunch or Dinner is available 7 days each week .  Lunch is served from 12pm-1pm and dinner 5:30pm-6:30pm.

We’d love for you to come a bit earlier to help with meal prep and set-up.

  • Help kitchen manager with meal prep, serve meals to residents, and assist with dishing and packing meals for offsite residents.
Food Donation Pick Up

2-hour shift, FRIDAYS ONLY, 1:30pm-3pm

  • Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds, pick up food donations from two separate locations within the Anoka area, bring donations back to Stepping Stone, and assist Cafeteria Manager with unloading.

30-minute shift, TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS 10:15am-10:45am

  • Pick up food donations from a local business and drop off at the shelter.
Volunteer Opportunities for Groups and Organizations

We welcome groups and organizations in the shelter to help with various needs. Please reach out to Jeff at jeff.conner@steppingstoneeh.org or (763) 370-5744 if you are interested in the below volunteer opportunities.

Donate a Meal for Residents

Lunch or dinner, Sunday-Saturday

  • Drop off a cooked meal (must be prepared in a licensed commercial kitchen) or retail-purchased meals at our shelter. You can also stay and serve the meal if you are interested.
Collect Hygiene Products or Clothing Items
  • This is a great opportunity for groups and organizations to involve larger amounts of people. Shelter needs vary, so we can give you a list of the most needed items at the time of your collection.

“I use all my years of acquired knowledge and talent, giving valuable time to not only cut hair, but also dignity, joy, and normalcy to the residents of Stepping Stone.”


Our Mission

Support individuals 18 and over who are experiencing homelessness by accelerating the growth of available shelter that brings education and solutions to our homeless response.

Our Vision

Provide a safe and inclusive community response to ending homelessness for all.

Our Guiding Principles & Values

Empower individuals to change their lives

-Treat all with dignity and respect

Collaborate with partners in providing services

-Ensure strong stewardship in managing resources