Volunteer

Our friends and supporters who donate their time and talents play an essential role in our efforts to end homelessness. We are grateful to be joined by more than 5,000 volunteers every year, ranging from corporate, civic and faith-based organizations to individuals and groups of friends and families. Volunteer opportunities are available at our shelter and housing locations throughout Greater Boston.


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 on-going basis, please note that during the holiday months we aren’t able to place individual volunteers right away and appreciate your patience with our application process. Again, please contact our main volunteer email with any questions.

Thank you,

Volunteer Team


Group Opportunities

Get together with your networks to give back. Opportunities available for groups of 2-70 people.

Individual Opportunities

Learn about the application process and opportunities to volunteer with our guests and tenants.

Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, and a soul generated by love.

- Martin Luther King Jr.