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2018-19 Volunteer Opportunities

2018-19 Volunteer Opportunities

 

One-time events

gems & GISE Robotics Exhibition and Tournament
Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019
Time: 7:30am – 5:00pm (½ day shifts available)
Location: Sullivan/Anishinabe Academy 3100 E. 28th St.  Minneapolis, 55406
About:  This is a one day volunteer event- no science or engineering background required just the ability to ask kids questions about the work they are presenting and listen.  Duties include signing in teams to judging sessions, assisting with teams in judging sessions and general exhibition support. 15-20 volunteers needed;  lunch provided.
Contact: Anne.Lewerenz@mpls.k12.mn.us for more information 

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
 

Ongoing Opportunities

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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