Register online now to be a Volunteer!
 Hundreds of Volunteers are needed to make this event a success.  
 St. Paul Homeless Connect
Tuesday June 25, 2013
 St. Paul RiverCentre
Please join the St. Paul Homeless Connect at the St. Paul RiverCentre on Tuesday June 25, 2013.  Volunteers are needed from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Full day or partial day shifts are available. Your time and services will help end homelessness while fostering personal growth.
  • St. Paul Homeless Connect will be held at the St.Paul RiverCentre (175 West Kellogg Blvd) for one day
  • Volunteers are needed from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Full day and partial day shifts are available.
  • The event planners expect approximately 1,500 people to attend!  
  • St. Paul Homeless Connect is a one stop shop for people who are experiencing homelessness to connect to resources such as housing, dental, haircuts, public benefits, employment, legal assistance and much more.
  • Volunteers will help guests get connected to valuable resources while providing dignity and respect to those being served.
  • Responsibilities of a volunteer can range from greeting guests, serving food, or escorting guest around the event. 
  • There are group and individual volunteer opportunities. 
  • Must be 16 years or older to volunteer. If you are 16 or 17 years of age you must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Volunteering at St.Paul Homeless Connect is  a great way to give back to the community and make a DIFFERENCE!

To see how others made a difference volunteering, click link now:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZZjhoK4TAc

Volunteer Commitment
We ask that volunteers attend a short training session prior to the event (past volunteers do not need to attend training dates.)  At the training session you will receive info regarding parking, food/beverages for your shift and your volunteer duties.   If you volunteered last year, please bring your T-Shirt! THANKS!
Volunteers Can Chose From One of the Following Shifts When Registering:
8:00am-1:00pm Morning
12:00 pm-4:00pm Afternoon
8:30am-4:00pm All Day
*All shifts will be volunteering at the St. Paul RiverCentre - 175 W Kellogg Blvd*    `
2013 Training Opportunities are as Follows:
    • Tuesday-June 4th, 5:00- 6:30 p.m. Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Ave, Saint Paul , MN 55130 Maximum participants (30)
    • Wednesday-June 5th 5:00- 6:30 p.m Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Ave, Saint Paul , MN 55130 Maximum participants (30)
    • Tuesday-June 11th 5:00- 6:30 p.m Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Ave, Saint Paul , MN 55130 Maximum participants (30)
    • Wednesday-June 12th 5:00- 6:30 p.m Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Ave, Saint Paul , MN 55130 Maximum participants (30)
    • Thursday-June 13th 5:00- 6:30 p.m Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Ave, Saint Paul , MN 5513 Maximum participants (30)
    • Saturday-June 15th 10:00- 11:30 a.m. Union Gospel Mission, 435 University Ave, Saint Paul , MN 55130 Maximum participants (30)
                                                  Saint Paul Project Homeless Connect

 Volunteer Positions and Descriptions


Food Service: Assist in delivering and serving meals to volunteers and PHC guests.

Intake: Work one-to-one with guests to assist them in finding the services they need at the event. Ability to speak a second language is a plus, but not necessary.

Line Coordinator: Ensure that guests waiting in lines have proper documents and are in the correct line. Ensure that line queues in an efficient manner.

Exit Survey Volunteer: Assist the Exit Survey Team by asking each guest that leaves the event a few survey questions.  This survey will help us gather important information about the success of the event for each guest and what we can do to improve the event in the future.

Floater: Walk around the River Center and identify areas that may need additional volunteers or fewer volunteers. Help PHC organizers ensure that volunteers are utilized in an effective manner in all areas.

Volunteer Check-in: Check-in volunteers as they arrive for their shifts. Distribute t-shirts to volunteers as necessary.
Providor Check-in: Check-in providers as they arrive for their shifts. Distribute t-shirts to providers as necessary.

Trainer: This position is for previous Saint Paul Project Homeless Connect volunteers only. Provide on-site training to people who did not sign up for a training and give them a tour of the facility.

Service Provider Assistant: Assist service providers such as legal, housing or mammograms to check-in clients, distribute paperwork and manage lines.

Greeters: Greet guests as they arrive at Project Homeless Connect and direct guests to the intake volunteers. Direct volunteers arriving for their shift to the volunteer check-in area.
Security: Help provide a welcoming, safe environment for those utilizing services the day of the event. FULL

For  returning St. Paul Project Homeless Connect Volunteers there are some changes to be made aware of. Please read as follows:



For all of you who are either planning or considering volunteering at Project Homeless Connect this year on June 25th – THANK YOU ! Since we value not only YOU, but also the input that you and guests have contributed over the years, we have made a number of changes this year in an effort to always improve.

Some of these changes include:


More consistent trainings. This year they take all place at Union Gospel Mission in St. Paul - where there is always FREE parking!


More event space.  This includes both service AND volunteer space! Once at the event, you’ll see that:


·        The Intake area has been moved to the concourse, where there are windows and direct community engagement with guests.

·        Intake volunteers may sit during their shift or choose to both sit and guide guests around the event.  This leaves room for a …

·       Volunteer Break Area that is set aside from the action. It also means …

·       Checking in near the break area when you arrive. Don’t worry, because …

·       A  welcome team will guide you there.

·       Housing Services has expanded to its own area. And …

·       Food will be served onsite with more line space and better line control to minimize your wait



Please use this link to get directions if you are driving:

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Are you a stylist wanting to volunteer your service? If so, click here  https://sites.google.com/a/stpaulconnect.com/www/stylists



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