1) Are there any age requirements for volunteers?
Yes, volunteers must be 18 or older.
2) Do I need any special training to volunteer
at Homeless Connect?
A 90 minute fun and informative training for Project Homeless Connect is required for everyone except those who trained and volunteered for a previous
event. At this training PHC staff will orient the volunteers and answer questions about the event. While volunteers at previous Homeless Connects do
not need to attend training each time, we strongly recommend attendance at the training sessions. Lots has changed in this event over the years, and
we want to make sure that the guests and volunteers have as meaningful and productive a day as possible.
3) What hours do the volunteers work?
The event will start at 10:30 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. with two shifts for volunteers: (1) 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and (2) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All volunteers are asked to arrive by 9:00 a.m.
4) What services are available at Homeless Connect?
Housing providers, employment specialists, medical care, mental health care, chemical health care, dental care, benefits specialists, eye care, IDs, legal aid, voicemail, haircuts, and hot meals.
5) Does Project Homeless Connect accept financial donations?
We welcome and need financial support for Project Homeless
Connect. Please see the Donation
page for details on
making a donation.
6) Does Project Homeless Connect accept
in-kind donations of clothing, toiletries, or other
We do not. Project Homeless Connect does not have the
capacity to sort and distribute donations. We rely
on our community partners to deliver these goods
in an efficient
way to the people who need them most. If you have items
that you would like to donate, please contact agencies
that currently distribute these items. If you would
like to get connected to these agencies, feel free
the PHC phone line and we will assist you.
7) How can I learn more about other opportunities
to help end homelessness?
Go the Heading
Home Hennepin web site to learn more about the community effort to help end homelessness.