There are several opportunities within Breakthrough Twin Cities to donate your time and talent – and believe us, it helps! We rely on people who want to help our students achieve their full potential.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Mounds Park Academy site
Support the team with administative tasks, including monthly mailings, data entry, supply inventory, and organization.
Requirements: Strong attention to detail and organizational skils.
UPCOMING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Grade Practice ACT Tests
November – December
Use rubric to grade four sections of the ACT Test.
Requirements: No experience required.
Teaching Fellow Selection
January – March
Teacher selection volunteers are key to the process that we utilize to select our college-aged Teaching Fellows. Volunteers observe sample lesson videos, evaluate application materials, and provide valuable feedback to BTC staff. Commitment length is variable based on how much time an individual wants to volunteer for. Each application takes approximately 30 minutes to review.
Requirements: Experience in the classroom or working with youth preferred. Experience working with diverse groups of people.
Mounds Park Academy site
Review 6th grade student applications with members of the Student Selection Committee and provide valuable feedback to BTC staff.
Requirements: Experience working with middle school students preferred. Understand the context of educational equity.
Essay Boot Camp
One Saturday in April
St. Paul Central site
Support a rising senior student as they hone their personal essay to be submitted with their college applications.
Requirements: Strong writing skills, cultural competency, and understanding of college admissions process.
Volunteer Summer Driving
Help drive BTC students in need of transportation to Summer Session at either our Mounds Park Academy or St. Paul Central sites. Drivers are needed during our six week M-F Summer Session as well as our Celebration Event.
Requirements: Background check, driver’s license, and proof of insurance.
Summer Celebration Event
Mounds Park Academy or St. Paul Central site
Help put on a great end-of-summer Celebration Event for our students and their families! Celebrations will take place at both our Mounds Park Academy, St. Paul Central, and Eastern Carver County sites. Volunteers can help with set-up, take-down, and food service (potluck style) for those attending.
Requirements: Willing to help with event logistics and potentially food service.
ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER NEEDS
If you have an interest in any of the volunteer positions listed below, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about our current needs. Thank you!
- Benefit event planning and execution
- Language translation (eg at parent-teacher conferences, family celebration event, etc), particularly Hmong, Spanish, Somali, Karen, Oromo, Vietnamese, and Amharic.
- Financial literacy presenter
- Supply drive coordinator
- Host a company tour for students
- Host a job shadow for a student
- Resume writing and interview skills support