Mission Statement

Rosie's Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that helps poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives.

Volunteers must be 12 or older and children aged 12-15 may help out in the dining room if they are accompanied by an adult who is also a registered Rosie’s Place volunteer.

Individual Volunteers: Volunteer to serve meals, work in our food pantry, teach a class or connect with women in the community.

Group Volunteers: We offer opportunities in Boston for work teams, school and faith-based groups, friends, families and community organizations.

Volunteering Made Easy: Get started right away - Once your application is processed, you receive access to our online scheduling system VolunteerNet. Flexibility of scheduling - Review openings in the next 30 days and choose up to 3 per month that work for you. No regular commitment required - Take a break when you need to and start back up again when you have time to give. Regular, ongoing opportunities available - Learn about specialized volunteer opportunities—often requiring weekday availability and additional training, as well as a regular commitment—by signing up for a tour on VolunteerNet.

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