Open Door Learning Center Application

The following information is very helpful to us in selecting and assigning volunteer roles, planning training, and collecting data for evaluation. Any information you provide us will be completely confidential. Qualified applicants are considered for positions regardless of race, color, creed, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or marital status. Thank you for your interest in literacy!

Volunteer Preferences and Availability


A typical volunteer shift is 2 hours long
Please let us know any additional information that might be useful in determining your placement (for example, if you have a question for location, day, or time)
Please list all of the languages in which you are fluent.

Volunteer Teacher Opportunities

The following is a list of content areas for which our centers need volunteer teachers and tutors.  Please check all areas of interest.

Substitute volunteer teachers are willing to be contacted ‘on-call’ to fill in classes when other volunteers or teachers are unavailable.
Are you interested in administrative or program support volunteer roles? This could include assisting with student intake and registration, general office help, data entry, or conducting student evaluations.
The following skill and content areas have been identified as high-need areas for the Minnesota Literacy Council. We may contact you should the need arise for your particular skillset. Thanks!

Volunteer Tutor References

In an attempt to ensure that we provide the best possible service to adult learners, we require that each new tutor provide references. 

Please include two people, at least one of whom knows you in a professional context (including a work or volunteer supervisor, professor/teacher, religious leader). An automatic reference request will be sent to the email provided immediately. Please tell your references to expect this email.

Reference 1
Reference 2
Background Check
If yes, please explain the nature of the crime and the date of conviction and disposition. (Conviction of a crime is not an automatic disqualification for volunteer work.)
To ensure the safety of participants, staff, and other tutors, the Minnesota Literacy Council conducts a background check on all applicants. Do we have your permission to run a background check?
In order to conduct a thorough background check we need an accurate birth date. Please provide your date of birth.


I declare that the information on this form is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.  I understand that any false or misleading information given by me can disqualify me from consideration or result in dismissal at a later time.  I understand that completing this application does not guarantee my acceptance as a volunteer, nor does it obligate me to accept a volunteer assignment.  I further understand that Minnesota Literacy Council provides no auto insurance coverage for volunteers, and further does not agree to cover me for any legal liability arising out of my work as a volunteer. I permit the Minnesota Literacy Council to to contact the references I provided within this application to complete credential references. 


To submit application, scroll down and press submit. The following is an optional Volunteer Questionnaire.

Volunteer Questionnaire 

The information collected in the Volunteer Questionnaire is used by the Volunteer Services staff to monitor our success at attracting and maintaining a diverse volunteer corps in order to better serve our various communities. It is also reported to the Minnesota Literacy Council for their annual report and used for the purpose of writing various grants. 

Volunteer Questionnaire
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This information is helpful to us in seeking grant funding. Some companies only provide grants to organizations where their employees volunteer. We may list volunteers’ names if we apply for funding from a company requesting that information. No additional information will be shared without further consent.

Thank You

Thank you for completing an application to volunteer with the Minnesota Literacy Council. Please press submit to finish your application. We will be in touch shortly with next steps.