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Volunteer

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

Muhammed Ali

Help someone master the skills necessary for survival in today’s increasingly complex world. By sharing your talents and your positive attitude toward learning, you can experience the joy of helping others realize their personal potential and work toward their educational goals.

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Metro South volunteers play a critical role in helping adult learners enrolled in Metro South Adult Basic Education. As advocates of lifelong learning, MSABE volunteers have helped thousands of students prepare for the GED test, earn a high school diploma, or learn English as a second language.​ 

What are we looking for in a volunteer?

  • Dependable
  • Patient
  • Flexible
  • Sensitive to the adult learner

Time commitment

  • 1-2 hours per week for most placements. 
  • Six months with Metro South, as this best serves the volunteering relationship and educational goals of the learner. However, a number of short-term placements are also available. 

    Become a Volunteer today!

    Fill out the application below. If you have any questions, please contact us.

    Volunteer Application

      Name
      Pronouns
      Address
      City
      Zip
      Primary Phone
      Secondary Phone (optional)
      Email
      Emergency Contact
      Name
      Phone
      Employment History
      Current/Previous Employer
      Position
      Past Employer
      Position
      Education
      Years of Education
      Degree(s) (If applicable)
      Additional training (if applicable)
      Additional skills, Interests or Expertise (Foreign Languages, Computers, etc.) (optional)
      Additional Information
      Have you ever served as a volunteer before?
      Have you taught ESL in the past?
      If yes, please specify
      Have you attended training at Literacy Minnesota?
      If yes, which one(s)?
      Do you have any health problems or disabilities we should know about when placing you in our program?
      If yes, please explain.
      Preferred location
      Availability - Please check days and times you ARE available to volunteer
      Monday
      Tuesday
      Wednesday
      Thursday
      Friday
      Saturday
      The type of volunteer placement that would interest you the most
      I am interested in volunteering for Metro South Volunteers because
      Areas of Interest
      Volunteer opportunities that require a 12-hour training at the Literacy Minnesota
      Volunteer opportunities that DO NOT require 12-hour Literacy Minnesota training
      References
      (Co-worker, Past Employer, Clergy, Friend, Neighbor, etc.)
      Please supply complete information
      Reference #1
      Name
      Relationship
      Address
      Phone Number
      Email

      Reference #2

      Name
      Relationship
      Address
      Phone Number
      Email
      A background check will be required (at no cost to you) prior to placement
      Have you ever been convicted of a felony?
      If yes, please explain
      Signature

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