One-time volunteer opportunities

If you'd like to volunteer but don't have the time for an ongoing commitment, consider a one-time volunteer opportunity!

Current opportunities for individuals and small groups include:

The ESL Social

Visit an Open Door Learning Center classroom and help our adult learners practice their conversational English. You recruit your co-workers, friends, club or church members; we provide an overview of our programs, a structured mingle activity and time for reflection.

Time commitment: 2 hours on a weekday morning or evening
Group size: 10-20 people
Location options: Minneapolis
Learn more and submit your inquiry online:
Contact: Madeleine Emanuel, or 651-251-9084

Book processing

Every year the literacy council distributes thousands of children's books to kids in need. You and your family or group can help us prepare donated books to be given away.

Time commitment: 2 hours on a weekday morning, afternoon or evening
Location: St. Paul
Contact: Julia Maiuri, or 651-251-9059

Copyediting the 2018 edition of Journeys

The literacy council publishes Journeys: An Anthology of Adult Student Writing each spring. Volunteers are needed to edit first and second drafts of the book. Review criteria and a style guide will be provided. You will be among the first to read this year’s stories!

Time commitment: 3-5 hours over 2-4 weeks in December
Location: can be done remotely; proofreaders will need to attend a training session on Wednesday, Dec. 6 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Contact: Liam Shramko, or 651-251-9060