Volunteer

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

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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.

Please click Metro South Volunteers icon below to read our latest volunteer newsletter!

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. 

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Metro South! Our current open positions are:

    Collaborative ESL Volunteer Teacher | Tuesday and Thursday 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Central Education Center, Richfield
    Evening Classroom Assistant/ESL Tutor | Monday and/or Wednesday 6-8:45 p.m. | Bloomington and Eden Prairie
    Pre-Literacy Tutor | Flexible | Bloomington

    Become a Volunteer today

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

    Volunteer Application

      Name

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      Email

      Emergency Contact

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      Employment History

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      Position

      Education

      Years of Education

      Degree(s) (If applicable)

      Skills or 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 English in the past?

      If yes, please specify

      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

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      I am interested in volunteering for Metro South Volunteers because

      Areas of Interest

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      Date of Birth

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      Gender

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      Primary Language

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      (Co-worker, Past Employer, Clergy, Friend, Neighbor, etc.)

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      Reference #2

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      A background check will be required (at no cost to you) prior to placement
      Have you ever been convicted of a felony?

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