On Tuesday, July 4 (Independence Day), Hennepin County libraries are closed.
If there is a volunteer opportunity listed below that matches your skills and needs, please submit a volunteer application.
Questions? Contact the Volunteer Office at 612-543-8633.
Assist adult students with homework, including college assignments and preparation for the GED exam. Experience tutoring and interacting with people of diverse cultures is preferred. Training is provided.
Work with youth after school on homework-related projects. Volunteers work once a week for at least one semester and must have experience with K-12 youth. Training is provided. A criminal background check is required.
Assist staff in getting returned materials back on library shelves so they are available for patrons. Maintain the library collection, work with reserved materials, and other duties as need. Volunteers must be detail-oriented, be able to follow directions and work independently. Location availability dependent on library needs.
Mentor teens in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, partnering with them on creative projects. Volunteers need interest and experience with teens, interest or skill with advanced technology applications, and ability to relate and coach in an unstructured environment. Training and materials are provided.
Center hours are Monday through Thursday, 3-8 p.m., with a two-hour commitment once a week for a minimum of six months. Mentors must be 20 years of age or older, and a criminal background check is required.
Assist adult learners studying English, math, science, social studies, technology, and life skills as well as preparing for the GED, improving conversation skills, and studying for U.S. citizenship exams. Tutors work one-to-one or with small groups. Experience tutoring and working with people of diverse cultures is preferred but not required. Training and materials provided. Hours available Tuesday through Saturday at the Franklin Learning Center, 1314 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis.