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2019-20 Volunteer Opportunities

2019-20 Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities

Kindergarten "healthy living" class- Emerson

Play games, complete crafts, and have fun!  Seeking volunteers to support teachers with a Healthy Living class one day a week (or more!).  Class is held M-Th from 11:45am-12:40pm. 
For more info, contact Nandi O'Brien at 612-668-3617 or

Prime Time After School Study Hall- Southwest 

Seeking volunteers to serve as high school tutors as well as admin support (food shopping, marketing, etc.) Requirements: good listening skills, socio-emotional sensitivity, and respect for multiple cultures and educational needs. Volunteers of all abilities and English language learners welcome. 
Minimum time commitment - 2 hours/month. 
Program hours-  3pm-5pm Tues, Wed and Thurs when school is in session.
Program funded by Southwest Foundation and Linden Hills Neighborhood Council.
Contacts: Karen Ba or Tina Laurel Lee

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.

Community Ed Access Program for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Looking for a rewarding experience volunteering with adults with developmental disabilities. We are looking for adults or small groups with adult supervision who can assist our instructors in our art and cooking classes, during field trips, and at events such as pancake breakfasts.  Volunteer for one-time events or a series of classes. 
For more info, contact Laura Campbell, Citywide Access Coordinator, at or 612-668-2478

Reading Partners- multiple locations

Seeking volunteer tutors for the 2019-20 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 this program.
For more info please visit 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! 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 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 info contact Dillon Lynch at 612-455-6180 or


One time Opportunities

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:

Career and College Readiness

Interested in supporting high school students through career speaker events, informational interviews, or more?  Please visit Achieve Minneapolis to learn about their exciting volunteer opportunities.


MPS has one-time volunteer needs throughout the year.  To be added to our email list, please click here.

Want to volunteer at a school in your neighborhood? Check out our district map and feel free to contact a school directly to ask about volunteer opportunities.