Harbor Light Center

Harbor Light Center

General Volunteer Opportunities

  • Advocacy
  • Artistic Work / Crafting / Entertainment
  • Bell Ringing
  • Boards / Committees
  • Care Giving / Health Care Support
  • Childcare
  • Computer Support – Training
  • Counseling / Mentoring
  • Emergency Disaster Response
  • Event and Facility – General Assistance
  • Food Prep / Meal Serving
  • Mailing
  • Management – Volunteer Admin and Recruitment
  • Office – Data Entry
  • Security / Public Safety
  • Trades – Carpentry
  • Trades – Electrical
  • Trades – General Handywork
  • Trades – Painting
  • Trades – Plumbing
  • Transportation / Driving


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Computer Lab

Individuals or groups are needed to assist in the computer lab.

Duties include: assisting clients with logging on to the computer, assisting with any computer problems, monitoring appropriate computer usage, helping to organize and maintain cleanliness of computer lab, and, if requested, helping develop resumes or teach basic computer skills.

    1Unscheduled  2No shifts available  

Food Service

Activity Start Date End Date Status  
Kitchen Assistant

Feeding the hungry is a vital part of The Salvation Army’s work. At our Harbor Light Center, The Salvation Army’s homeless shelter in downtown Minneapolis, over 1,200 people are served breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday, year round. To accomplish this, volunteers assist not only with serving food, but also preparing meals, cleaning the kitchen and dining area, and sorting through food donations. Individuals or groups of up to 12 volunteers are welcome. The number of volunteers needed depends on the shift, see below. You may volunteer one time or come on a regular basis. Volunteers must be 16 or older; if under the age of 18, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone.

Dates and Times: Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 12
Duties: Volunteers will assist in all areas of the kitchen – preparing, sorting donated food, serving the meal, cleaning the kitchen and dining area

Dates and Times: Monday - Friday, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. –
2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 5
Duties: Volunteers help with final meal preparation, serving and dining area clean up

Dates and Times: Thursday – Friday, 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 4
Duties: Volunteers sort donated food items and clean kitchen area

For scheduling a group, please call 651-746-3426.

Once you have signed up for a shift, you will be assigned to that shift and sent a confirmation email with more information. If you do not receive a confirmation email or have questions please call

8/29/2015 12/31/2015 3Scheduled  1Some shifts available  

Mission Statement

The Salvation Army Harbor Light Center is deeply committed to the care, development, comfort and basic worth of human life. This commitment is expressed through programs designed to improve the quality of life of each individual without regard to race, color, creed or physical disability. At the heart of our services lies a fundamental belief in the value of every person. Each individual is treated with compassion, patience and respect, encouraging spiritual wakening and improved quality of life.
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