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After School Hours
  • Homework and Literacy Helpers (2 requested) are needed to work with children ages 6-10 while parents attend parent education classes. Children might need help with math and literacy concepts or just more general homework help. Volunteer is needed from 5:30-7:30pm on Wednesdays through June 5, 2015. Hmong language skills a plus! A background check will be needed for this opportunity.
  • After School Program Assistant (multiple requested) are needed to work with 1st-8th graders Tuesdays through Thursdays from 4-6:00pm. Somali and Spanish language skills a plus! 

Lake Nokomis, Keewaydin -

Nellie Stone Johnson 

  • Childcare Volunteers (2 requested) are needed to provide childcare for children ages 2-7 while parents are participating in an aerobics class. Classes are from 6:00-7:00pm Tuesdays and Thursdays. Spanish language skills a plus!
Elementary Schools

  • First Grade Helpers (2 needed per day) are needed to work in two different first grade classrooms. These volunteers would work 1:1 or in small groups with students. Hours can be flexible, but help is needed specifically during the hours of 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Fifth Grade Helpers (1+ needed) are needed each day, specifically from noon-3:00pm or 2:00-4:00pm. The volunteer would help to work with students in small groups at reading and math stations. A background check will be needed for this opportunity. 

Lyndale Community School -

  • Literacy Tutors (multiple requested) are needed to work with students in grades 4-5. Scheduling is flexible, but afternoons are most needed. Literacy tutors will work with students that are below grade level in reading, but are no longer receiving the special tutor services they might have qualified for in K-3.

Sheridan Elementary School - 

  • Media Center Aide (1 needed) is needed to help students in the computer lab, read, select and checkout books. Shelving and organizing books will also be part of the volunteer's duties. Anytime Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:00pm; at least one hour a week is needed, but the volunteer can be there as often as they like.

Hiawatha Community School (Howe Campus) -

  • Reading/Math Tutors (multiple requested) are needed to work with students in grades 3-5 on the Howe Campus. Multiple times are available--at least 1 hour a week is required.


K-8 Schools 

Andersen United Community School -

  • Math Volunteer (1-2 requested) are needed to work with students during math class daily from 11:30-12:45.
  • Kindergarten Classroom Aide (1 requested) is needed to help in classroom with students and preparing materials. A volunteer is need Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8:30-10:00 am. At least one day per week is required. Somali language skills a plus.

Folwell Performing Arts

  • Play Coach (multiple requested) are needed to lead organized play at recess for students in grades K-6. Play Coaches are needed daily from 11:00-1:00. Times most needed are 11:00-11:45am (K-2) and 12:40-1:05pm (3-4). A background check is required for this opportunity.
  • iPad Helper (1-2 requested) is needed to help Kindergarten students learn how to use iPads in small groups. This is an ongoing opportunity on Tuesdays from 9:00-10:30am.
  • 2nd Grade Basic Skills Support (1-2 requested) is needed to work 1:1 or 1:2 with second grade students who need help with basic reading and math skills. A commitment of 1-2 days per week is required, but the teacher is willing to work with you on schedule. 

Jefferson Community School -

  • Multiple opportunities, including during afterschool, are available at Jefferson. All opportunities are listed in the Assignment section of the Community Member applicationSpanish and Somali language skills a plus!

Nellie Stone Johnson

  • Kindergarten Classroom Support (1 per day requested) is needed to work with students in small groups with letters and numbers, read with a group during Reader's Workshop, and to encourage students during large group work. Schedule is flexible between the hours of 8:00am-2:00pm. 

Sullivan Communications Center -

  • ESL Student Tutors (multiple needed) are needed to work with English Language Learners from 3rd-8th grade at Anne Sullivan Communications. Tutors will work in small groups or 1:1 with students on specific teacher-created mini lessons or intervention support. A Somali speaker would be an especially good fit. A background check will be needed for this opportunity. 
  • ESL Classroom Aides (multiple needed) are needed to assist with clerical needs in the classroom. Position might include 1:1 interactions with students, or could involve only clerical tasks based on the needs of the volunteer. A familiarity with Google Docs is preferred.


Middle Schools

Specific middle school placements available upon request.

High Schools
Specific high school placements available upon request.
Alternative Schools

Transition Plus  -

  • Greeter/Greeting Desk Assistant (multiple needed) is needed to answer phones, give out visitor badges, direct late students, and greet people. A greeting desk assistant is needed 8:00-3:30 Monday-Friday. Multiple assistants can break up this role. A background check will be needed for this opportunity. 
  • ESL Assistant (multiple needed) is needed each day to work with students ages 18-21. Assistance would be with classwork, computer time, and elementary math. A Somali speaker would be an especially good fit. Monday-Thursday 9:30-3:00. 
Interested in a featured volunteer opportunity?
  • Current volunteers (have attended orientation) interested in the following opportunities can contact Kaylie Burns Gahagan to be connected to this opportunity.
  • Prospective volunteers can apply here and note their preferred volunteer opportunity from the list above in their application. Please also sign up for an orientation.
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