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Questions? Call 612-543-8633.

Most Urgent Needs
Adult Homework Help tutors
Locations: Brooklyn Park and Sumner libraries
Assist adult students with college homework assignments in any subject, as well as preparation for the GED, occupational, and citizenship exams. Experience tutoring and working with people of diverse cultures is preferred. Training will be provided.
Conversation Circle leader
Location: Brooklyn Park Library, Saturdays, 10:15-11:30 a.m.
Work weekly with a group of adult ESL students (8-10 week session) who are eager to practice English conversation skills and get to know the services of the local library.


Other Opportunities
K-12 Homework Help tutors (fall 2014)
Various locations available
Volunteers 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.
Welcome Station
Location: Minneapolis Central Library
Volunteers provide information on location of library services, scheduled events, and tours. Shifts are available on Thursdays and Fridays. On-call subs are needed for 2-3 hour shifts Monday-Sunday - training is provided.
Tutors for Adult Learners
Location: Franklin Learning Center at Franklin Library
Assist adult learners studying English, math, science, social studies, technology and life skills, or preparing for the GED and U.S. citizenship exams. Work one-to-one or with small groups. Experience tutoring and working with people of diverse cultures is preferred. Openings for volunteers vary – please inquire for current needs at 612-543-6934. Training is provided.
Computer Tutors
Locations: Brookdale, Minneapolis Central, Pierre Bottineau, Northeast, Rockford Road, Webber Park and Westonka libraries
Volunteers assist patrons with computer basics – typing with a mouse, signing up for e-mail accounts, navigating a website, using Word. Volunteers work one-to-one with patrons at an assigned time in the library.
Library Materials Volunteers
Various locations available
Volunteers work with staff to sort, shelve, check in materials, withdraw and repair books, CD's, magazines and newspapers.
Shelf Reading
Various locations available
Volunteers arrange and check books, CD's and periodicals on shelves to make sure they are in order. The position offers a flexible timeframe for individuals who are detail oriented, love to keep up with library materials and work independently.
One-Time Project Volunteers
Locations: Brookdale, Minneapolis Central, Southdale and Ridgedale libraries
Volunteers are sometimes needed for one-time projects on weekends and evenings. Volunteers need to be detail oriented, work well with people, and provide directions and program-specific details to the public.

If there is a volunteer opening that matches your skills and needs, please submit a Hennepin County Library volunteer application.

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