We are grateful for the ongoing interest and engagement from our volunteers and supporters. We currently have limited on-site volunteer activities but have a variety of service opportunities listed below. If you are planning a team project, we are happy to join your group virtually or in person for a program and overview. Thank you for supporting our guests and tenants!

Virtual/Remote Opportunities

Street Outreach Bags
Assemble bags of essential items for our street outreach team to distribute to individuals on the street.

Gift Card Drive
Host a gift card drive for individuals we support through shelter, outreach and housing programs.

Welcome Home Baskets
Provide a laundry basket filled with a variety of new home good items for individuals moving out of homelessness and into housing.

Shirts for Shelter
Host a tie-dye event to decorate new shirts for our shelter guests.

Laundry Kits
Assemble bags of items for our shelter guests to do their laundry at a nearby laundromat.

Snacks/Desserts for Guests
Provide individually pre-packaged snacks or desserts, which will be distributed through our shelter and outreach programs.

Meal Sponsorships
Help us meet the basic needs of our guests by sponsoring a nutritious meal. Cover the cost of a daily meal at all of our emergency shelters. Meal costs range from $500-$1500.

Catered Meals
Order a catered lunch and have it delivered to our guests! We are happy to provide a list of restaurants and meal options which can include box lunches, pizza, salads or sandwiches. Our guests enjoy this special lunchtime treat.

In Person Opportunities

Kitchen Prep | 9:15am-12pm Tuesday-Thursday
Five volunteers work alongside our culinary trainees for this morning service opportunity by helping to prepare food in our kitchen. A tour of the shelter will be offered towards the end of the shift.

Dinner Meal Service | 4:45pm-6pm Daily
Five volunteers work alongside our culinary trainees serving dinner to our shelter guests.


If any of these opportunities is of interest, please contact volunteers at 617.892.9184 or email volunteer@pinestreetinn.org.

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.