VOLUNTEER

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

 

Administrative Support

Year-round 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 2019–December 2019
Work remotely 

Use rubric to grade four sections of the ACT Test.

Requirements: No experience required.

 

Teaching Fellow Selection

January 2020–March 2020
Work remotely 

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. 

 

Student Selection

February 2020
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 2020
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

June 22 – August 1, 2020

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 on Saturday, August 1.

Requirements: Background check, driver’s license, and proof of insurance.

 

Summer Celebration Event

Saturday, August 1, 2020
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 and St. Paul Central 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.

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ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER NEEDS

If you have an interest in any of the volunteer positions listed below, please contact us at volunteer@breakthroughtwincities.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

Sign Up To Volunteer

Volunteer Interest Form

Breakthrough Twin Cities

2051 Larpenteur Ave E, Saint Paul, MN 55109, USA