When Rosie's Place first opened its doors in 1974, the organization was run entirely by volunteers. Today, volunteers contribute more than 61,000 hours annually - the equivalent of 30 full-time staff members.

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 and families, and community organizations. Learn more.


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

Social Justice Institute

Students in the Social Justice Institute at Rosie’s Place earn community service hours and learn more about social justice issues while providing much-needed volunteer service to the poor and homeless women at Rosie’s Place. Learn more.


Organize a food drive or an event to benefit Rosie’s Place. Learn more.