When Rosie's Place first opened its doors in 1974, the organization was run entirely by volunteers. Today, volunteers contribute nearly 60,000 hours annually, the equivalent of 29 full-time employees.

As a precautionary measure to safeguard the health and safety of our guests during the Coronavirus outbreak, all upcoming volunteer shifts have been suspended, effective immediately.

Individual Volunteers

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

Group Volunteers

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


College students gain work experience in a variety of areas. Learn more.

Social Justice Institute

High school students earn community service hours and learn more about social justice issues. Learn more.

Friends of Rosie's Place

Support Rosie’s Place by becoming a part of our young professionals group. Learn more


Organize an event with your colleagues, organization, school or friends to benefit Rosie’s Place. Learn more.

Donated Items and Drives

Coordinate a drive for much-needed items. Learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to commonly asked questions about volunteering at Rosie's Place. Learn more