Emergency Shelter

Emergency Shelter

Individual Opportunities


Thank you for reaching out to Pine Street Inn.  We rely on volunteer support 365 days a year.

If you are interested in volunteering for Thanksgiving or Christmas, there is no need to fill out the volunteer application.  Please send all holiday inquiries to volunteer@pinestreetinn.org to be added to our holiday wait-list.

If you are interested in volunteering on an ongoing basis, please note that during the holiday months we are not able to place individual volunteers right away and appreciate your patience with our application process.  Again, please contact our main volunteer email address with any questions.

You can reach the Volunteer Department at 617.892.9184, or volunteer@pinestreetinn.org

Thank you,

Volunteer Team 


becoming a Volunteer involves three simple steps:


STEP 1: initial telephone meeting

Schedule a time for a meeting via telephone with us by calling 617.892.9184. 
Chatting via telephone will give you a chance to learn more about volunteer opportunities with us, and whether we are the right fit for you, your group, etc. Once this step is complete, we will invite you to fill out a Volunteer Application.



Download and print a Volunteer Application and CORI Form.*
*Note: Please remember to include a photocopy of a state-issued photo ID with your CORI Form.


Send your forms via email, or regular mail to:

Pine Street Inn | Volunteer Programs

444 Harrison Avenue | Boston, MA 02118



During the orientation, prospective volunteers will learn more about Pine Street, take a tour and review volunteer policies and opportunities. Once your Application and CORI have been processed, we will reach out to you about upcoming orientation dates.



Individual Service Opportunities



Help Pine Street serve breakfast any day of the week. Breakfast servers are needed from 6 to 7 a.m. at our emergency shelter in Boston's South End. 



Do you live or work near Pine Street? Are you available in the evenings? If so, you may want to consider becoming a fill-in meal server. Occasionally, Pine Street needs last-minute help for dinner service. When this situation arises, we turn to our fill-in volunteers for extra support. Because not every fill-in volunteer is able to offer help at all times, we rely on fill-in servers to ensure that we always have enough volunteers to help.



The health clinic at Pine Street is in need of friendly and outgoing volunteers to greet guests in our Men's Clinic. Shifts are available in the morning and evening Monday-Friday.



Do you have a special skill or training that may benefit the needs of our guests? Let us know!

Contact Us

Volunteer Programs
617.892.9184 or volunteer@pinestreetinn.org.