Volunteer Opportunities

Our Mission: To provide children who experienced homelessness a comfortable, safe place to sleep. In doing so, children and families will experience the benefits of sleep which can include improved attendance and increased performance at school, and the ability to maintain attention and emotional stability. Homelessness and housing instability negatively affects a child’s health, development and education. Stable housing and a restorative night’s rest in a bed can give kids the boost they need to catch up to their peers in school and achieve their personal potential.

Core Values: The organization’s values are as follows: relationships first, get better before you get bigger, focus on excellence, and compassion and dignity for the families served. The goal is simple and powerful – provide beds to families in need.

Volunteer Opportunities

Date & Time: Thursdays from 10:00 – 1:00 & Saturdays from 9:00 – 12:00

Location and brief descriptions:

34 13th Ave NE Minneapolis, MN 55413 (located in the Keg Arts Building)

  • Delivery Volunteer - Individuals and teams, including families, youth groups and work groups, to deliver beds and Dream Kits. This is a hands-on, life-changing, outreach opportunity that allows volunteers to meet and directly impact families who have experienced homelessness. Volunteers will help load the bed at our office then deliver beds to the families. You do not need to provide a truck.
  • Donation Drive Volunteer – Organize a donation drive in your church community or work. Collect supplies for Dream Kits.
  • Blanket-Making Volunteer – Youth groups could make tie-blankets together as an outreach activity. Groups and individuals could make quilts, knit or crochet blankets, and put together blankets for children.

Ages: All ages including families

Time commitment: 2-3 hours  

Contact: Michael Allen 612-799-1753 or michael@myveryownbed.org