Public Service Opportunities

Service Opportunities


Mentors for Success is a pilot program run through the Hennepin County Juvenile Probation Volunteer Services where we seek to link college students with youth on probation. With an emphasis on education, we believe that college students can provide the encouragement our youth need to move away from deviant behaviors and focus on their education.

* Mentors are reimbursed for mileage, parking and bus/train fare.

 To learn more about this public service opportunity, call La'Vonne Clarke at (612) 596-1687 or go here


Mission (quoted from their website): "TreeHouse is a faith-based organization offering hope, guidance, and unconditional love to at-risk teens dealing with tough issues such as depression/suicidal tendencies, substance abuse, truancy, self-injury and sexual activity. Our balanced programs meet the social, emotional, physical, intellectual and spiritual needs of at-risk teens. TreeHouse provides a safe environment and mentorship for teens to receive support, guidance and practical skills in making better choices today to live as healthy adults tomorrow."for LuAnn 9 6 2013


Support Group Volunteer: "Support Group meets on Tuesday evenings year-round. Volunteers serve as group facilitators or co-facilitators and focus on developing connections with the youth that attend."

 Going Deeper Volunteer: "Going Deeper meets on Thursday evenings year-round and is very similar to a youth group program. Volunteers focus on developing connections with the youth that attend, as well as assist with program components such as games, small groups, etc."

 Contact: Complete an application online or call the main phone number, (952) 238-1010.

 This organization has many volunteer opportunities online in addition to the two above.


Volunteers will visit homes of recent immigrants, offering handshakes and gift bags filled with prepaid calling cards, coupons, a refillable water bottle and information about city services.

To become a volunteer greeter, contact Ahmed Muhumud in the city’s neighborhood and community relations office at 612-673-2162 or

 For more information, see:

Ongoing Relationship Opportunities

Multicultural Learning Center Tutor

Help close the achievement gap and increase the number of students of color in high-level courses  by volunteering to assist students in their academics.  This could range from study skills to math to writing, etc.  "I would LOVE and WELCOME any and all help.  The students are fabulous and just need some extra care."
Where: St. Louis Park High School
When: Anywhere ranging from once a day to once every 6 weeks
Contact for more info: Arika Malek at

HOMEline Volunteer Tenant Advocate

HOMEline is a tenant rights nonprofit affiliated with MJF and several agencies that help prevent homelessness, provide legal advice, provide assistance to people in low income situations, and more. HOMEline seeks Volunteer Tenant Advocates to help run their tenant rights hotline and tell MN renters their rights and responsibilities. VTA's need no previous experience - a staff of attorneys and advocates will train them and work closely with them to answer questions.
Where: South Minneapolis
Contact: Alexandra Hussey at (612) 728-5770 ext. 105

Habitat for Humanity Youth Leaders

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity has been awarded a State Farm Youth United Urban Grant for the 2009–2010 school year. Youth United (YU) is a program of Habitat for Humanity International run by youth and for youth ages 5 to 25. It brings young people together from all walks of life to play active roles in transforming their communities. Youth United mobilizes young people to sponsor and build a house with their local Habitat affiliate.This fall, we are recruiting youth from the Twin Cities Metro area to fill the leadership roles on our YU Steering Committee. We are looking for young leaders who are motivated to help us shape and build our new program.
For more information, please visit
Contact the Individual Volunteer Coordinator at or 612-305-7114 to get involved.

Carondelet Elementary History Class Helper

Carondelet School is looking for a volunteer to help 8th graders with History Day. Tasks include guiding research, assisting with online searches, topic selection, organizing and citing sources, help with note-taking, primary and secondary sources, and interviewing skills.
Frequency: Weekly, Thursdays (2:30--4) & Fridays (11:30-1:50)
Duration: November - March
Teacher: Josh Nutter
Contact:  Laure at or (612) 927-0005, ext. 16
Location: South Minneapolis

Carondelet Elementary Spanish Tutor

Carondelet School is looking for students who know Spanish on a level 2 high school or higher proficiency to tutor, help in small groups, and speak about how Spanish could be useful in a legal career.
When: Tuesdays &/or Thursdays
Teacher: Katy Eiden
Contact: Laure at
or (612) 927-0005, ext. 16
Location: South Minneapolis

St. Peter Claver Tutors & Debate Coaches

Coordinated with CILCE. More details to come.
Location: Minneapolis
Contact for more details: UST Law student Ryan Else at

Catholic Tutor Corps

Tutor students in grades 4 - 8 once a week in math and reading at various twin cities schools.
When: Morning and Afternoon slots available
Where: Peter Claver Catholic School, San Miguel Middle School or Pope John Paul II
For more information, contact Tom Gehrz at (651) 894-2008 or

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Cities

Volunteer mentors provide friendship, emotional support and hope to young people at one of 35 participating schools
When: Once a week
Where: Twin Cities Metro Area
For more information, call (651) 789-2400 or visit

Meals on Wheels

Deliver hot, nutritious meals to elderly, homebound and disabled individuals
When: Monday - Friday over the lunch hour

Where: Twin Cities Metro Area
For more information, contact Molly Kennedy at 612-623-3363

The Arc of MN

A private, non-profit, statewide voluntary organization that provides support and advocates for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities and their families as they choose how they live, learn, work and play. The Arc serves people of all ages with many kinds of developmental disabilities. Their vision is to create a world where people with developmental disabilities are more self-reliant, empowered, and able to make choices in their lives.
For more information, please contact Monica Saby
at 651-523-0823 ext109