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Volunteer update as of 8.5.2020:

For the 20-21 school year, all individual volunteer activities will be on hold while students are in Distance Learning. In the interest of student safety and data privacy, volunteers cannot participate in lessons or have direct unsupervised contact with students via email, phone, video, or other means.  We will begin to phase volunteers physically back into schools once it is safe to do so.  Please visit this page for regular updates.

The outpouring of support from the community has been overwhelming. It is truly heartwarming to see neighbor helping neighbor during this challenging time.  Here are some of our partners who are seekign volunteer support at this time:

  • The Sheridan Story needs help packing food for our community.
  • The Food Group In response to an unprecedented demand for food, The Food Group is now open for groups of up to 14 volunteers to serve the community. Shifts are Monday through Friday, 9-11 am and 1-3 pm, along with a 4-6 pm shift on Tuesday and Thursdays.   Individuals can sign-up here, Groups of up to 14 volunteers can sign up by contacting: djohnson@thefoodgroupmn.org.
  • Reading Partners volunteers provide literacy tutoring to MPS elementary students.  Serve as little as one hour a week.  Extensive training provided.  Tutors will work with students virtually untl classes resume in-person. 
  • Literacy Minnesota maintains a list of one-time and ongoign literacy related volunteer opportunities throughout the state.  For more information, please visit their website or contact: Kelly Rynda at krynda@literacymn.org.

Donations of Supplies

MPS is collecting school supplies for students in need throughout August.  More information here.

Community Partners, Funders/Foundations

Funders/foundations interested in supporting the MPS response, please contact Kerry York Myles at kerry.york-myles@mpls.k12.mn.us

Other questions?  Email  volunteer.services@mpls.k12.mn.us