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:
Journeys Event Volunteer
Looking for a one-time volunteer opportunity? Volunteer at the 2019 Journeys event! Journeys is a collection of stories written by adult literacy students enrolled in English as a Second Language, GED, and basic skills classes across the state. Every year the Minnesota Literacy Council holds a Journeys reading and awards ceremony to showcase adult student writing and recognize adult literacy students, volunteers, and community partners for their outstanding achievements.
Volunteers are needed during the evening of this event in a variety of roles. Shifts are 1-3 hours and run from 4:15-9 p.m.
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.
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.
Copyediting the 2019 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!