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2018-19 Volunteer Opportunities

2018-19 Volunteer Opportunities

 One-time opportunities

KaBoom! Playground build at Jenny Lind
Thursday 9/20 - Saturday 9/22
More than 200 Volunteers needed.  Learn more and register here: https://www.tfaforms.com/4684084

Ongoing opportunities

Career Day speakers

Share your career with middle school students.  Flexible dates/times.  Click on the school names below for more information.
Locations:  Andersen United and Elizabeth Hall
 

Adult Education - multiple locations

Assist adults with math, writing, reading, computer basics and ELL (ESL).  Work with individuals or small groups. 
Time commitment 1-3 hours per week- options to fit your interests and schedule.
For more information: please visit our Adult Ed volunteer page.

Reading Partners- multiple locations

Seeking volunteer tutors for the 2018-19 school year. Give as little as one hour a week. Flexible weekday volunteer times are available. Follow a highly effective, structured and easy-to-use curriculum. No formal teaching experience is required.
Tutors make a lifelong impact on a child who struggles with reading. On average, students more than double their rate of reading progress while in the program.
For more information: please visit https://readingpartners.org/volunteer/ or call 651-362-0430

Minnesota Reading Corps and Math Corps- multiple locations

Make a difference in the lives of MPS students at a school near you in 2018-19!  Whether you want to explore a career in education, re-enter the workforce, or give back to your community, you can make a difference.  As a tutor, you will provide students with the extra boost of confidence they need to be successful in school.  Tutors receive training and coaching so you do not need to have a degree in education to serve.  Watch a Day in the Life of a Reading Tutor and Day in the Life of a Math Tutor to learn more.
  • Preschool Literacy, Elementary Literacy, and Math Enrichment tutor positions available during the 2018-19 school year starting in August, October, and January
  • Full-time and part-time positions available; receive payment every two weeks
  • Earn money to repay student loans or future tuition; tutors who are 55+ can gift to a child or grandchild
  • May be eligible for health insurance and child care assistance

For more information: contact Hannah Balder at 612-206-3047 or hannah.balder@servetogrow.org

 AARP Foundation Experience Corps -multiple locations

Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer-powered tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade.
Seeking adults ages 50+ to serve as literacy tutors and mentors to K - 3rd grade students.
Volunteers work one-on-one with students who are not yet reading at grade level to help them make additional growth and serve as a consistent, encouraging, caring adult. We provide comprehensive training and support for our tutors throughout the year. Volunteers who commit to 8-10 hours per week are eligible to receive a stipend. 
For more information:  contact Erin Simon at esimon@expcorpsmn.org or 612-708-5933.

 

Future Opportunities - Spring 2019

Start Reading Now book fairs - multiple locations

Seeking volunteers to assist with Start Reading Now book fairs in 30 MPS schools.  Volunteers will assist 1st-3rd grade students as they picks out 10 free books to take home.

Dates: late May- early June 2019
For more information or to register, please visit: https://www.startreadingnow.org/book_fairs_2018
Small Group Volunteer Readers (6th Grade Science)- Anwatin Middle School. Seeking volunteers to read with small groups of 6th grade students during science class. Seeking volunteers for English-language classes as well as Spanish Immersion classes.

 
 
 
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