Volunteer Opportunities Working With Youth:
Project for Pride in Living Youth Development strives to empower students from low-income families to achieve success in school and life through academic support and hands-on opportunities. PPL seeks volunteers to help build literacy skills and have fun in the process. The majority of students are Spanish speaking English language learners. Monday- Thursday, 4:30-6 pm, Jan - May in Richfield.
Tutor at Minnesota Internship Center Charter School's small non-traditional charter high school in Minneapolis. Tutor inner city students, ages 15-20, mostly of African American heritage, with their basic skills in reading, writing, math and computers. Assist during class under the direction of the teacher.
Volunteers needed to assist with free "learn to skate" class held Saturdays for young children at Lyndale Farmstead Park in Minneapolis. Help kids get skates on, assist at class and with hot chocolate after class (10:30-12:30). Assist at one or both sessions 1/9-1/23 and 1/30-2/13. Must be able to skate and have skates; some loaner skates may be available.
Bakken Museum Invention Program mentors encourage, inspire, and support young learners as they explore, experiment, and create their own inventions in Minneapolis. You will support participants by helping them develop confidence in their abilities to "do" science like a real engineer or scientist. Visit www.thebakken.org for winter and spring dates.
Volunteer Opportunities Tutoring Adults:
Partner with an adult immigrant or refugee learning English in St Paul at Minnesota Literacy Council. Teachers and classroom assistants, small group tutors and one-to-one tutors - all are needed! No previous experience is necessary; training is provided. Must be ale to read, write and speak English. Morning, afternoon and evening opportunities.
The FATHER (Fostering Actions To Help Earnings and Responsibility) Project is a program of Goodwill/Easter Seals in Minneapolis. The FATHER Project assists parents in overcoming the barriers that prevent them from supporting their children economically and emotionally. Volunteers will work individually with program participants to help them prepare to take the General Educational Development (GED) exam.
One Time/Short Term Volunteer Opportunities:
Volunteer at the fifth annual HandsOn Twin Cities Volunteer Expo in Bloomington! Assist by visiting agency tables to deliver snacks and supplies, and make sure their needs are met. Also, help the A/V crew by "running" supplies. Two 2.5-hour shifts from 10 am - 3 pm on Saturday, February 20, 2009. The second shift will assist with takedown and cleanup. Must be at least 13.
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
Macalester-Groveland Living at Home/Block Nurse Program volunteer drivers help neighborhood seniors maintain their independence by transporting them for shopping, errands, appointments and social activities in St Paul. Requires orientation and pre-service training. Must be 18, have access to car; valid driver's license and insurance; and a good driving record.
Human Services Inc clients have an ongoing need for transportation to and from appointments, support groups, activities, errands and meetings in Washington County. Many are homebound and/or do not have the means for public transportation. Please help HSI clients by becoming a volunteer driver. Must be 18, have a license, reliable vehicle, and insurance.
Cheerful Givers of Minnesota needs an experienced volunteer manager to provide on-going communication to current volunteers, recruit new volunteers through postings and volunteer fairs, provide information and follow up with potential volunteers, manage and update volunteer database and assist with volunteer recognition.