Volunteer Opportunities Looking for organizations that need your help? Civic engagement is a vital part of the college experience and plays an important role in your development as a future leader. If you're not sure where to begin, check out the 'General Opportunities' listed below to guide your search, or look through the 'Organizations' where Hamline students have already volunteered. General Opportunities Hands on Twin Cities I Can Help Twin Cities Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (website) Volunteer Match (website) Organizations True Friends WebsiteContact: Amanda Sorell, firstname.lastname@example.org, 952-852-0101 x389Location 1: Camp Friendship: 10509 108th Street, Annandale, MN 55304Location 2: Camp Eden Wood: 6350 Indian Chief Road, Eden Prairie MN 55346 Description of Volunteer PositionVolunteers assist agency staff and campers - children & adults with disabilities - in a diverse range of activities areas such as swimming, arts & crafts, music, nature study, rock-climbing, and other fun camp based activities. Volunteers will also assist campers on day trips to places like Twins games, Science Museum, Putt-Putt, movie theaters, and more (at no expense to you). We're looking for volunteers who are outgoing, positive, and wanting to make campers' weekends away from home comfortable and FUN! Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center WebsiteContact: Lesley Walton, email@example.com, 612-465-0135Site Location: 729 Kasota Ave, SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414Description of Volunteer Position:The Twin Cities Kids In Need Resource Center provides students most in need with free school supplies that make it possible for them to fully participate in classroom learning. TCKNRC is looking for volunteers with basic math skills, basic computer skills. CLUES ESL program websiteContact: Caitlin Brickman, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651 379 4220Location: 797 7th St. East., Saint Paul, MN 55106Location: 720 Lake St. East. Minneapolis, MN 55407Description of Volunteer Position:Volunteers would teach beginner, intermediate or advanced ESL to adult students one daytime or evening class per week for the entire term. Classes occur Monday through Thursday, 10:00am to 12:30pm and 6:00pm to 8:30pm. CLUES curriculum and other resources are provided. Jeremiah Program websiteMinneapolis Contact:Missy Carr, email@example.com, 651-332-5006Saint Paul Contact:Nichole Salaam,firstname.lastname@example.org, 612-259-3006Location:1510 Laurel Ave,.Minneapolis, MN 55403Location:932 Concordia, Ave.St. Paul, MN 55104Description of Volunteer Position:Help care for the children of Jeremiah while their moms attend work, school, Life Skills classes and Resident Council meetings. Latino Economic Development Center(website)Contact: Matt Kazinka, email@example.com, 651-395-4033Location:1516 East Lake Street, Suite 201Description of Volunteer Position:Volunteers for the following positions are needed at Latino Economic Development Center:Open Computer Lab Volunteer (5 Hours a week): digital literacy program job search skillsTutoring and/or Assisting in Classroom Teaching (1 Hour a week for each) for English, Math, Computer.Outreach: distribute and design fliers and materials, forward emails, make referrals Curriculum Development:business classes (green principles, accounting, etc.),activities for the Youth Entrepreneurship Program, customer service trainingsAdministrative Assistance: filing, database entry Store To Door (website)Contact: Carolyn Swenson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 651-209-1856 Location: Cub Foods,1440 University Ave West St. PaulDescription of Volunteer Position:Volunteer Grocery Shopper. Enjoy shopping? Walk with purpose and help older people maintain their independence. Grocery shop for 4 hours twice per month or on a weekly basis. Choose the day of the week Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. Shop between 6am-10am at the Cub Foods in the Midway area of St Paul. Six month time commitment required. Physical ability to bend, stoop, lift, and walk around grocery store is required. Volunteer Order Taker. Form an ongoing relationship with seniors in the community who need help. Volunteer from home or school to take grocery orders once a week over the phone and enter them into Store To Door’s online system. Volunteer pick the day and time to make calls. Women's Initiative for Self Empowerment (website)Contact: Mysee Chang, email@example.com, 651-646-3268Location: 570 Asbury St. Suite 202 Description of Volunteer Position: Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) Mentor. GGAL is an enrichment program for high school immigrant/refugee girls, and focuses on English language development, college preparation, and leadership development. Mentors are college students who work one on one with GGAL participants during our youth program workshops, which occur on a weekly basis. GGAL Mentor responsibilities include: attend weekly GGAL workshops (3-4 workshops per month); time commitment is one academic school year (or one summer for summer program), although one semester may be accepted based on individual circumstances. Facilitate small group activities and work one-on-one with girls during the GGAL workshops. Attend mentor training sessions to maximize the impact as a mentor. Hallie Q. Brown Community Center(website)Contact:Amanda Knopf,firstname.lastname@example.org,651-224-4601.Location:270 N. Kent Street, St. Paul, MN 55102Description of Volunteer Position:Serve as a volunteer tutor/mentor to a child from K-6th grade over the course of a semester or the entire school year. Once matched with a student. volunteer mentors will work on homework and fun literacy games and activities during the before- or after-school program, which runs every day from 3-6pm. This opportunity is fun and rewarding for both volunteers and students, and it provides valuable teaching experience. A training will be provided; no experience necessary. Minimum time commitment is one hour per week for a semester. Hallie Q. Brown has over 80 years of experience in the Summit-University/Rondo community. Project for Pride in Living(website)Contact:Anna Preus,email@example.com,612-455-5108Location:707 Holly Ave, St Paul; 1035 East Franklin Ave,Minneapolis, MN 55404Description of Volunteer Position:Help fight the achievement gap and rediscover the joys of learning by volunteering with PPL's after school youth programs. PPL help hundreds of low-income students be successful in school through engaging activities in a positive environment. PPL is looking for tutor/mentors to work with students in grades 1-5 at two sites in St. Paul: Fort Road Flats (2236 W 7th St, St. Paul) and Obama Elementary School (707 Holly Ave, St Paul). The programs run from 5:30-7:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from October-May. Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation (website)Contact:Ellen Nikodym,firstname.lastname@example.org,651-325-4205Location:101 5th St E, Suite 2400, Saint Paul MN 55101Description of Volunteer Opportunity:Volunteer tutor work 1 hour a week to make a difference in a student's life. Saint Paul Public Schools Foundation offers opportunities through 20 community organizations and 22 school sites throughout Saint Paul. Tutors have the opportunity to provide academic support to students both 1-on-1 and in small groups. Tutoring opportunities are available both during the school day and after school with students in Kindergarten-12th grade. ACES (website)Contact:Anna Seifert, email@example.com,612-331-3454Location: 1115 E Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414Description of Volunteer Position:ACES Volunteer Classroom Leaders will take an active role in improving the academic progress of urban students by working directly with youth in a classroom setting and assisting ACES staff in the facilitation of standards-based activities focused on reading, writing, math, art, science. ACES Volunteer Classroom Leaders will participate in pre and post program meetings which allow for planning and reflection time. In addition, volunteers will share in the responsibility of daily administrative functions such as attendance and tracking student progress. East Side neighborhood Services(website)Contact:Rebecca Edmunds, RebeccaE@ACES4Kids.org, 612-331-3454Location:1115 East Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55414Description of Volunteer Position:The Alternative High School of ESNS is seeking volunteers to work with students to assist with high school level math and reading/writing skills. ideal time commitment would be two hour increments anytime between 9am-3pm M-F. Once or twice weekly is OK! YMCA Twin Cities (website)Category: Recreation Type: One-time, Long-termContact: Bridget Coleman: Bridget.Coleman@YMCAtwincities.org. (651) 793-7289The Saint Paul Midway YMCA offers many fun and meaningful opportunities to make a difference in the lives of youth and to help strengthen the community. Second Harvest Heartland (website)Category: Food Security Type: One-time, Long-termContact: Kristine Jensen, firstname.lastname@example.org, (651) 216-3761Second Harvest Heartland is a local food bank committed to ending hunger in Minnesota. They do more than just distribute food, however, and have many volunteer opportunities at their facilities. Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services (website)Category: Refugee Services Type: Long-termContact: Kristin Zoellner (email), (612) 230-3219The Minnesota Council of Churches Refugee Services helps refugees from around the world establish a productive new life in Minnesota. Volunteers are needed to befriend the families, assist in finding jobs, and help them to adjust to their new home.Saint Paul Public Libraries (website)Category: Literacy Type: Long-termContact: Wendy Neurer (email), (651) 266-7420The Saint Paul Public Libraries provide essential literacy and computer services to the community. Volunteers can assist with tutoring services, greet patrons, or perform a variety of other tasks. Emergency Foodshelf Network (website)Category: Food Security Type: Long-termContact: Sarah Havey (email), (763) 450-3897Emergency Foodshelf Network is an innovative and local food bank dedicated to serving the hunger needs of our changing communities. Emergency Foodshelf Network provides quality, nutritious food and support services to over 2 million individuals each year. Saint Paul Parks and Recreation (website)Category: General Type: Long-termContact: Andy Rodriguez (email), (651) 248-9066With approximately 3,200 acres of parkland, 100+ miles of trails, and over 170 parks, Saint Paul Parks staff simply can’t do it alone. Through simple maintenance-based activities, Park Stewards serve the community by helping Parks’ staff create a clean, safe, and environmentally friendly atmosphere at all locations within the Saint Paul parks system. Youth Farm and Market Project (website)Category: Youth Development Type: Long-termContact: (email), (612) 872-4226YFMP's mission is "Growing Food to Develop Youth." YFMP uses food as a tool to connect with youth (ages 9-18) to develop healthy bodies and minds, leadership skills, and neighborhood engagement. They provide free out-of-school time programs (cooking and farming classes) to youth. Gardening Matters (website)Category: Community Gardening Type: Long-termContact: Margaret Shields (email), (612) 821-2358Gardening Matters is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting and preserving community gardening across the Twin Cities by connecting gardeners to each other and to the communities in which they reside. We provide training and resources to support community gardeners in achieving community gardens that are successful and sustainable. Citizens League (website)Category: Public Policy Type: Long-termContact: Cat Beltmann (email), (651) 289-1075The Citizens League builds civic imagination and capacity in Minnesota by: Identifying, framing and proposing solutions to public policy problems; developing civic leaders in all generations who govern for the common good; and organizing the individual and institutional relationships necessary to achieve these goals. Feed My Starving Children (website)Category: Food Security Type: One-time, Long-termContact: Jan Kuball (email), (763) 951-7306Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and FMSC ships the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Ten Thousand Villages (website)Category: Fair Trade Type: Long-termContact: (email), (651) 225-1043To create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products and stories to our markets through long-term fair trading relationships.