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.

Administrative Support

Year-round opportunities
Mounds Park Academy Site

Support the team with administative tasks, including mohtly mailings, data entry, supply inventory, and organization.

Requirements: Strong attention to detail and organizational skils. 

 

Grade Practice ACT Tests

November–December 
Work remotely 

Use rubric to grade four sections of the ACT Test.

Requirements: No experience required.

 

Teaching Fellow Selection

January–March 
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.

Requirements: Experience in the classroom or working with youth preferred. Experience working with diverse groups of people. 

 

Student Selection

February
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. 

 

Career Fair

Saturday, March 9
Mounds Park Academy Site

Individuals prepare materials and share with students their career path and the industry/field in which they work, as well as the education and experiences they needed to acquire their positions.

Requirements: Individuals from a broad spectrum of professions, including medicine, law, engineering, and science. 

 

Essay Boot Camp

Saturday, April 20 or 27 (TBD)
Mounds Park Academy 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.

 

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