Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

Group Opportunities

Pine Street Inn has volunteer opportunities perfect for corporate groups, faith-based groups, clubs, alumni organizations, schools and more. 


Our staff will work with you to customize an opportunity for your group at any of our locations:


  • Harrison Avenue (Men's & Women's Inns), South End
  • Shattuck Shelter, Jamaica Plain
  • Holy Family Shelter, Dorchester 
  • Permanent housing sites throughout Greater Boston


Check out the list of our group volunteers opportunities below, and click on your preferred location to email our one of our volunteer staff members.


Supper/Brunch Club

Provide the ingredients and prepare a healthy dinner for the tenants at one of our permanent housing sites. Come up with a creative meal and cook on-site for approximately 12 tenants. This is a great way to get to know our tenants while sharing a delicious meal. Perfect for 2-5 volunteers.




Learn and Serve

This half-day opportunity combines hands-on service with an educational tour of the Inn to provide your group with a deeper understanding of the issues of homelessness, poverty and Boston’s lack of affordable housing. Participants emerge from this session as educated advocates who can bring new insight about the issues of homelessness and poverty to their work places and communities.


A session can be designed to meet the needs of your group. We are happy to collaborate with you to ensure that your group gains knowledge of the issues that interest you. Morning and evening opportunities are available. Perfect for groups of 5-15 volunteers.



Evening Sponsor and Serve

This opportunity allows volunteers to make a fiscal contribution and interact with our guests though hands-on service. Not only will you have the satisfaction of covering the cost of a meal, you will have the chance to see your donation put to work as you help serve a meal to our guests!


Unable to cover the cost of a meal? Pine Street still appreciates any donation of your group’s time and energy. Groups are more than welcome to serve meals whether or not they are able to sponsor them. Please note that our meal service calendar does book up in advance so plan ahead! Perfect for 3-10 volunteers.



In-Kind Donation Drive

Collect critical items like toiletries or gift cards that are needed to support our guests and clients.
Wish list includes toiletries, umbrellas, new socks, gift cards and other seasonal items.


Contact Us

For more information on group volunteer opportunitie, please contact 617.892.9184 or volunteer@pinestreetinn.org.