Volunteer opportunities

If there is a volunteer opportunity listed below that matches your skills and needs, please submit a volunteer application.

Questions? Contact the Volunteer Office at 612-543-8633.

Currently accepting applications for:

Adult homework help

Assist adult students with homework, including college assignments and preparation for the GED exam. Experience tutoring and interacting with people of diverse cultures is preferred. Training is provided.


Homework help

Work with youth after school on homework-related projects. Volunteers work once a week for at least one semester and must have experience with K-12 youth. Training is provided. A criminal background check is required.


Library materials volunteers

Assist staff in getting returned materials back on library shelves so they are available for patrons. Maintain the library collection, work with reserved materials, and other duties as need. Volunteers must be detail-oriented, be able to follow directions and work independently. Location availability dependent on library needs.

Mentors for youth in the Best Buy Teen Technology Center at Minneapolis Central

Volunteers mentor teens in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, partnering with them on creative projects. Volunteers need interest and experience with teens, interest or skill with advanced technology applications, and ability to relate and coach in an unstructured environment. Training and materials are provided. A criminal background check is required. Center hours are Monday through Thursday, 3-8p, with a two hour commitment once a week for a minimum of six months.

Tutors for adult learners

Assist adult learners studying English, math, science, social studies, technology, and life skills as well as preparing for the GED, improving conversation skills, and studying for U.S. citizenship exams. Tutors work one-to-one or with small groups. Experience tutoring and working with people of diverse cultures is preferred. Training and materials provided. Hours available Tuesday through Saturday at the Franklin Learning Center, 1314 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis.