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Thank you for your interest in volunteering!    

Most voluteers help in morning, afternoon, or evening classes. The subjects include ELL (ESL), math, writing, reading, and computer basics. Volunteers might work with individuals, small groups, or the entire class. It depends on volunteers' preferences and the teachers' needs.

The length of classes varies from 1-3 hours. The volunteer coordinator will give you details of classes that fit your interests and schedule.

Summer school is June 26-August 3.

Applications received now will be for the regular school year. A reply to your application form will come in August. School begins again August 28. 




Apply -- Complete the online application form. See below.

Interview -- Meet with the volunteer coordinator to discuss your interests and skills, and our volunteer needs.

Attend Orientation -- Attend a one-hour orientation.

Train -- Complete a 2-3 hour online tutor training, provided by the Minnesota Literacy Council.

Visit a Classroom -- Visit a classroom for the entire period. Afterwards, let the volunteer coordinator know how your experience was. If you and the teacher decide to work together a schedule will be arranged.

Volunteer -- Volunteer once a week for 3 months or 30 hours. Service learners participate 20 hours or more, depending on their requirements. Summer school is a commitment of 4-6 weeks.


Online Form or Mail-In Form


North Campus (in the fall)
1250 West Broadway
Minneapolis, MN 55411

South Campus (summer and fall)
2225 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407

For more information, contact the volunteer coordinator, Ellen, at or 612-668-3984.