Ruth's House

Ruth's House



We love our volunteers!

For the security of our residents, all volunteers who help at our facilities are required to complete a background check. To become a volunteer, please complete the application.

Volunteer Application Form

Our volunteers make our work possible.

Ruth’s House would love to have you or your group volunteer with us. Our ability to offer help and hope is made possible by the contributions of our many volunteers, who together give about 4,000 hours each year to support our work and our residents.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

  • Front Desk Receptionist – Love helping others and have availability during weekdays? We are looking for front desk receptionists to help out at the shelter answering doors and phones and logging donations.
  • Childcare Volunteers  Come play with the kids while their moms attend weekly meetings and classes. Short shifts available to work with your schedule.
  • Handy Person – Our shelter home was built in 1890. With an old, historic home comes the need for routine maintenance. We could use help changing out the lights, routine fixes on things like leaky faucets, installing carpet, and fixing a leaky bike tire. If you’re a handyman by trade or just because you enjoy it, we could use your help.
  • Helping Hearts Event committee member– help plan, organize and run our annual fundraiser.
  • Videographer– creating video content as needed
  • Playground Supervisor- Open our sensory room for families and supervise play during that time.
  • Website Designer– Updating our website which uses

Get Involved

For information regarding volunteer opportunities please contact Carrie at or call 507-334-5043.


Other Ways to Help

In addition to volunteering your time and talents, you can help Ruth’s House in many other ways:

  • Donate house supplies (current list available here and published periodically in the Faribault Daily News and Northfield News).
  • Attend our annual Helping Hearts Event, and consider making a donation to the silent, live, and dessert auctions.
  • Pray and meditate for the mission of Ruth’s House and the well-being of the families we serve.
  • You can always make a difference with a financial contribution.