Minneapolis: People Serving People

Service Type: 
Sponsoring Club: 
Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest
Saturday, May 13, 2017
10:00am to 12:00pm
People Serving People See map
614 3rd Street South
Minneapolis, MN 55415
The site is located on the corner of 3rd and Portland Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. There is parking in the lot in front of the building, but space is limited. There is metered street parking or public lots as well.
Enter the building through the main entrance and sign in with the security guard.
Volunteers will be assisting People Serving People’s Housekeeping Department with general upkeep of the shelter. Jobs may include painting, sweeping, washing walls, vacuuming, and other tasks to keep the shelter looking fresh and clean.
People Serving People is the largest and most comprehensive, family-focused shelter in Minnesota. What distinguishes People Serving People from other emergency shelters is the broad range of on-site programs and services designed to address common barriers facing homeless families. Their ultimate goal is to permanently end a family’s homelessness with one visit to their shelter. At the beginning of the project, we will be given a tour or shown the People Serving People video to provide us with a better understanding of the organization. 
  • Please wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Kids must be at least 12 years old. 
  • Some lifting, bending, and standing in one place for at least 20 minutes at a time may be involved.

Join us for an optional potluck open house lunch from 11:30am-1:30pm at a home in Kenwood, Minneapolis following site work.

Site Coordinator: 
Ron Goldser ’75
Vicky Stoneman ‘88 MBA