This is your weekly newsletter containing ten of the top Volunteer Opportunities of the week.
Opportunities Supporting Learning and Self-Sufficiency
Computer and Homework Helper:
Volunteer with Aeon in Minneapolis in their community and resource rooms serving low-income families. They need devoted volunteers to assist children and adults with computers and homework in our community resource rooms. Flexible schedule. Minimum volunteer commitment is one 90-minute shift a week.
Mentor a group of college-bound high school students in the Saint Paul Public Schools' Multicultural Excellence Program (MEP). You will be matched with at least one other mentor. Mentors should be members of the Twin Cities business community or currently enrolled in college. Mentors encourage students to complete high school and seek higher education. Serve as a positive role model for students. Share career information and education experiences with students. Help students develop a positive self esteem. Students that graduate from MEP can get free or reduced tuition at many colleges and universities in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Reading Lab Tutor - Brooklyn Center:
Help adult learners improve their reading, writing and English skills in a classroom setting in Brooklyn Center. The STAR program focuses on adult learners at a 2nd - 5th grade reading level. Volunteers will assist learners by helping guide group activities and one-on-one tutoring under the direction of the supervising instructor. Metro North ABE seeks enthusiatic volunteers that are open to working with diverse communities and are interested in education. Tuesdays from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
GetSet for Work and Self Advocacy Intern:
Arc of Greater Twin Cities is seeking an intern to update power point presentations and other communication/marketing pieces related to the GetSet to Work and self-advocacy programs. Work on testing and survey/assessment methodologies. Assist with the administrative needs.
Opportunities Supporting the Family
Parenting Time Volunteer:
Volunteers are needed to help out parents that come to interact and parent their children in a supervised setting at Perspectives Family Center in St. Louis Park. They need up to four volunteers for this program, which is on Friday evenings from 6-8 pm and Saturday or Sunday during the day. Help a family stay connected!
The Neighbors' emergency food shelf in South St. Paul serves 15-20 families per day. Volunteers check expiration dates, sort food donations, and stock shelves. Feel gratified knowing that our neighbors are being fed. Morning and afternoon shifts, Monday-Friday, Tuesday evenings. Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds.
Jungle Boogie Fundraising Event Volunteer:
Help The Wildcat Sanctuary at its fundraising event just west of Minneapolis. Assist with the Fund-A-Need portion of the program. Volunteers will collect funds and contact information from a table of 8 to 10 guests. This fundraiser is a major part of the funding for their programs.
Corporate/School/Church Group Volunteer Opportunity:
Bridging has opportunities at its Roseville and Bloomington locations to assist with sorting and organizing donations. Activities could also involved loading and unloading. Great opportunity for your group of 5 to 25 people! Mon-Thurs, 1 to 6pm, F-Sat, 9 to 3pm. Must schedule in advance.
Apply to join the board of Theater Space Project. They manage the Lowry Lab Theater in downtown St. Paul. During the past year, ten small organizations produced 22 productions in their theater that attracted 4,500 audience members
All you need to do is collect new pencils (any type) from friends, families or local organizations that might want to hold a pencil drive. All pencils will be included in birthday gift bags for children living in poverty on their birthday.
Want to hear about more volunteer opportunities? Check out their website or contact HandsOn Twin Cities at 612-379-4900.