Minneapolis Sanctuary Links:
West Powderhorn: Volunteering — Supplies — Meals
Lyndale Farmstead: Volunteering — Supplies — Meals
Kenwood Park: Volunteering — Supplies — Meals
Minneapolis Sanctuary- West Powderhorn is located near 10th Ave S & 32st St in the NW side of the park.
Please read this grounding statement and position descriptions below. If this statement reflects your beliefs and you are able to conduct yourself in a way that is consistent with it, then please register for a slot below.
Minneapolis Sanctuary- Powderhorn is a resident lead community care space for the unhoused and those who support them. It is rooted in the voices and lived experience of those who are or have been unhoused. We believe housing is a human right. We recognize volunteers are here to support, empower and build community with our fellow neighbors. Nonviolence, de-escalation, radical empathy, and care are at the root of this work and space. Housing is a complex and multi-layered issue as we are all complex and multi-facited human beings. Each person's story and history are theirs to own and share as they decide, we meet folks where they are, and root this work in respect and dignity. This work requires everyone to acknowledge the trauma that often leads to and results from the experience of being unhoused (individual and intergenerational) and the disproportionate impact unhousing has on Black, Indiginous and People of Color. We recognize that white supremacy is a white invention and the responsibility to dismantle it lies with white people.
Volunteers should check in at white canopy near 10th Ave S & 32st St, 15 minutes before their shift begins. For evening/night shifts, please bring your own flashlight for personal use.
Supply/Food Volunteer: Staff the supply and food tents. You will take in supply and food donations (following the sanitation process) and assist residents in any of their supply and food needs. This shift is a great fit for folks who love to organize, welcome and chat with folks, and care for others.
Clean Up Volunteer: Support the Minneapolis Sanctuary - Powderhorn by helping to pick up debris, trash, recycling, and keep the space safe and inviting for sanctuary residents and park visitors.
Shower Volunteer: Ensure that residents have access to the shower unit during established shower hours.