We appreciate our volunteers!

From donating a meal to teaching new skills, there are many ways for individuals and groups to help Stepping Stone residents transition from homelessness to independent living.  

To become a volunteer,  the first step is to fill out the Volunteer Application below.  If you have questions please contact Jeff at volunteer@steppingstoneeh.org.

The next step is to attend a Volunteer Orientation. It covers all the volunteer opportunities offered, our policies, a tour of the facility, and an overview of the training programs. Please contact Jeff to set up orientation.

Volunteer Application
Volunteer Levels

Volunteer opportunities are categorized by Levels 1-4, based on the amount of direct interaction with residents, training and self-direction that is required.  

Looking for an easy, one-time volunteer opportunity you can do as an individual or part of a group? Level 1 is a great place to start. Maybe you have talents and skills to share with residents, then a Level 4 Mentoring opportunity might be right for you.

Volunteer Handbook
Frequently Asked Questions
Which volunteer opportunities are best for individuals or groups?2019-11-25T16:04:39+00:00

All Stepping Stone Volunteer needs can be met by individuals or groups. Some of the options that are best suited to groups include:

  • Kitchen servers
  • Donate A Dinner (great for groups of 4-7-only 4 in the kitchen)
  • Small Group Activity Leaders
  • “Handyman” Help as Team
  • Cleaning, Decorating & Sorting as a Team
What is the minimum age requirement for volunteers?2018-11-19T16:37:51+00:00

We ask that children be at least 10 years of age to volunteer. Please plan to have a one-to-one adult-to-child ratio for all volunteers under the age of 18.

What is the volunteer time commitment?2018-11-19T16:37:21+00:00

We are so grateful that you are interested in volunteering at Stepping Stone and gratefully accept as much or as little time as you can give. We have a variety of opportunities for short term, long term, or occasional volunteers. We’ve found that volunteers get the most out of their experience when they volunteer at least once per month, but that is entirely up to each volunteer. Most volunteer shifts range from 1 hour (food pick up) to 4 hours (front office assistant).

What kind of training do volunteers receive?2018-11-19T16:36:49+00:00

It depends on what kind of volunteer work you choose.  For example, we want to make it easy to Donate A Dinner, so Level 1 Volunteers don’t require any specific training. On the other hand, Level 4 Volunteers work one-on-one with residents, so they are required to attend training and orientation.  Our goal is for you to have a successful and rewarding experience supporting Stepping Stone and our residents, so training requirements are specific to each volunteer role.

How do I become a volunteer?2022-07-27T20:34:48+00:00

It’s easy!  APPLY ONLINE or contact Jeff Conner at 763-370-5744 or volunteer@steppingstoneeh.org.

Do you conduct background checks and fingerprint volunteers?2022-07-27T20:40:21+00:00

Stepping Stone may choose to conduct a background check and fingerprint volunteers. For the safety of our residents, volunteers who have direct interactions with residents can expect a background check and to be fingerprinted by a professional organization. Volunteers who have limited interactions with residents may or may not have a background check or be fingerprinted at Stepping Stone’s discretion.

“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

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