Volunteer at Room at the Inn

“What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” ~ George Eliot

We are so grateful you are considering sharing your time and talents with the homeless of St. Louis County! Many of our volunteers report that spending time with our clients opens their eyes to misconceptions about the homeless and provides a real satisfaction in knowing that you have helped someone in need.

Night Sites –


  • Our greatest volunteer need is additional night sites. Could your congregation host up to ten clients one night a month, providing transportation, food and shelter?
  • “On-Call Inkeepers” are occassionally needed to stay overnight at our day site in a private room with a bed. Training would be provided and you select which nights you would like to serve.

To find out more, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Gina Timme at 314-209-9198 or gtimme@roomstl.org.


Day Site Volunteers –

We welcome volunteers of all ages, with all kinds of talents and with any level of commitment.

Please submit an online application so that we have a better idea of your interests, skills and availability.

Click Here to Complete the Volunteer Application


Additional Opportunities:

Resume Writer

We are seeking an individual with resume writing experience that is interested in helping develop and write professional resumes for our clients. We will provide a completed resume worksheet for each client that includes all of the information you will need to develop a resume. Having a professional resume is an important step in building self-confidence and helping clients gain employment.

Computer Skills Assistance

One-on-one client assistance with general computer operation incorporating Word and Excel basics as well as helpful tips and tricks and performing internet searches.

Administrative Assistance

Volunteers would assist staff with data entry, mailings, organizing files, answering telephones, shredding, and filing.

Childcare Assistance

Childcare is needed while parents attend class or have on-site meetings. Volunteers can plan structured activities, read books, or monitor indoor/outdoor play. Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:30 p.m.


Volunteers are needed to take clients and/ or their children to doctor’s appointments, job interviews or on field trips using our shelter’s van.

Sorting Donations

Room at the Inn accepts donations daily (clothing, household goods, cleaning supplies, food and more). Volunteers will assist with receiving, loading, unloading, stocking and organizing donations.


Volunteers are needed to sanitize toys, clean and organize the children’s activity room, and perform light housekeeping at the day site.