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Current Member Volunteer Opportunities

 
  • Way to Grow is dedicated to early childhood education. They are partnering with the city's "Talking is Teaching: Talk, Read, Sing" campaign. Volunteer opportunities include assisting in their preschool, mentoring and tutoring teen parents, providing administrative support or helping with their special events. They will even create a volunteer opportunity based on your interests and skills. For more information, click here.
   
  • Volunteer with Webster School! Please visit the Minneapolis Public School's Volunteer Page, click on 'Apply' on the right side, and then follow the 'Community Member' section of that page and sign up for an orientation session. For more information, contact the school's Volunteer Coordinator, Claudia Kittock, at cjkittock@gmail.com.
 
  • East Side Neighborhood Services (ESNS) is looking for Empowering Vital Aging Volunteer Facilitators! They are seeking leaders who are comfortable and engaging in front of a small group for their evidence-based programs. Experience working with diverse communities required. Facilitators must attend training (varies from two to four days depending on the class), commit to leading two entire sessions of a class or workshop (six to 12 weeks per session depending on the class), and adhere to established curriculum. They anticipate most groups will meet during the day. Classes and workshops meet either twice a week for one hour or once a week for two hours. For more information, call Brenna @ 612-787-4055 or email bhorn@esns.org.

 
  • MacPhail’s Giving Voice Chorus creates an opportunity for people living with Alzheimer’s disease in our community to join together with their care partners to connect through the power of music. Giving Voice shares, celebrates and remembers the joy of singing. Volunteers assist choir members 1-1 at weekly rehearsals and performances and help serve snacks and beverages before and after rehearsals to facilitate social connections and community. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jean Henjum by phone at 612-490-1362 or by email at: jfhenjum@flanneryconstruction.com.  No previous singing experience is required.


- Meal delivery drivers work on a schedule of their choosing – some drive weekly, others once a month.

- Kitchen and office helpers are needed to fill in for vacations – no experience necessary.

- Event planners and participants are needed for a variety of fund raising and promotional activities.

- Individuals with special knowledge of finance, HR, website design, social media, writing and graphic design.

- Outreach volunteers contact churches and other community organizations - they may also staff tables and speak at events.

 

If you're interested, call 612-277-2529 or email info@EastsideMeals.org.

 
  • Volunteer to give youth access to art and a better future. Opportunities include mentoring youth, assistance with special events, donation of art supplies, and sponsoring a Free Arts Day. If you're an artist, you can also become a guest teaching artist and guide youth and mentors through the art-making process. If you are interested in learning more, visit their website at www.freeartsminnesota.org.
 
  • Make great first impressions as you welcome visitors, share information about Mill City Museum’s current events and exhibits, and answer general questions about the surrounding neighborhood. Enjoy this special setting along the Mississippi River as you help others become familiar with what was once the largest flour mill in the country. There is currently an opening for two Sundays per month, 10 am - 2 pm for a minimum of one year.

  • Get involved with West Broadway Crescent, a Common Bond Community. West Broadway Crescent is an affordable rental building in North Minneapolis. The goal is to help residents achieve their goals of stability, advancement and independence. Volunteer opportunities include: 
           - Welcome baskets: Fill baskets for new residents 
           - Game Night: Volunteer at an event or donate games and art supplies
           - Advantage Center Book and Supply Drive: Collect books and supplies
 
          To get involved or to ask for more information on these opportunities,    contact Kristina Kithinji at (651) 290-6226.
 
   
       
  • Participate as a Volunteer Co-Facilitator of an evidence-based practice cognitive behavioral approach Thinking for a Change applied in the work with adult clients on probation to teach them to choose new ways of thinking and behaving. This volunteer opportunity requires a significant commitment of time:  3 hours twice a week; 2 cycles of three months-long groups for a period of two years. Certification in teaching a curriculum of Thinking for a Change is offered upon a successful completion of a 5-day training. Located at the Government Center in Downtown Minneapolis (parking reimbursed). For more information, contact Tatiana.Przytula@hennepin.us or call 612-348-6893.

 
  • The Twin Cities Area American Red Cross (located at 1201 West River Parkway) is seeking volunteers to serve as front desk attendants during daytime, business hours. The Red Cross also has a variety of volunteer opportunities surrounding disaster response, preparedness, and health and safety. Please contact Kelly at Kelly.Vetter@redcross.org or 612-460-3670 for more information.
If you know of a volunteer opportunity in our neighborhood that you would like to share with members, please contact the MCC office.

Volunteer with the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation

 

Counselor Aide to assist Family Court Services staff with a variety of functions, such as, responding to busy phone lines, assisting with in-person intakes, and navigating families through the court system adding a touch of care and empathy to the complexities of the divorce and custody process.Monday or Tuesday (full day or half a day 8:30-4:30) at the Justice Center downtown Minneapolis. 12 months commitment is desired.

 

Tutor adults on probation to prepare them for General Education Diploma testing: reading comprehension, writing paragraphs, middle school Algebra and Geometry.  Above all, expand horizons and motivate positive change in behaviors and thinking by role modelling.  You can pick a day of the week – Monday through Friday, 9:30-Noon at the Government Center downtown Minneapolis. 

 

Contact     Tatiana.przytula@hennepin.us

Volunteer with the Department of Community Corrections and Rehabilitation

 

Counselor Aide to assist Family Court Services staff with a variety of functions, such as, responding to busy phone lines, assisting with in-person intakes, and navigating families through the court system adding a touch of care and empathy to the complexities of the divorce and custody process.Monday or Tuesday (full day or half a day 8:30-4:30) at the Justice Center downtown Minneapolis. 12 months commitment is desired.

 

Tutor adults on probation to prepare them for General Education Diploma testing: reading comprehension, writing paragraphs, middle school Algebra and Geometry.  Above all, expand horizons and motivate positive change in behaviors and thinking by role modelling.  You can pick a day of the week – Monday through Friday, 9:30-Noon at the Government Center downtown Minneapolis. 

 

Contact     Tatiana.przytula@hennepin.us