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Service Learning for Nursing Students

Requirements for the MANE Nursing Program


Service Learning Procedure 

Hours Documentation 

Getting Started 

Hearing & Vision Screenings 

2700 Service Learning Sites 

2750 Service Learning Sites 

2800 Service Learning Sites 

2900 Service Learning Sites 

Still looking for hours?

If you have any questions please contact:

Katie Butler in the Nursing Department at 763-424-0759 or kbutler@nhcc.edu


Cindy Byholm in the Health Science Department at 763-424-0752 or cbyholm@nhcc.edu


Requirements for MANE nursing program


10 collective hours of service learning required each semester (30 total for the program requirement)


  • NURS 2700 10 collective hours of service learning, comprised of 5 hours dedicated to nutrition (2750) and 5 hours general hours (people, healthcare industry) applied to 2700
  • NURS 2800 10 collective hours of service learning; comprised of 8 hours dedicated to a chronic and palliative course experience and 2 hours which are your choice, general service learning (people, healthcare industry).
  • NURS 2900 10 collective hours of service learning, comprised of 5 hours dedicated to leadership (2950) and 5 hours general hours (people, healthcare industry) applied to 2900

General Service Learning Experience (defined as working with people or within the healthcare industry, preferably both) - Working at an animal shelter or for your employer will not be accepted. Employers offering volunteer hours apart from your duties will not be accepted. 

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Service Learning Procedure:


Please choose the following approved partners as they correspond to course designate. In all cases follow the volunteer tab, and community partner procedure, which includes potentially applications, back ground checks, informational interviews, or orientations.


When you are ACCEPTED notify NursingSL@nhcc.edu. Be aware that community partners sometimes have larger time commitments. Continue to monitor this site as new sites are added regularly. 

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Hours Documentation


All community partners have an account with the college and will record your hours utilizing the web based reporting system (except Second Harvest, in which case you will need to secure their paper volunteer verification form) Notifying the service learning office at NursingSL@nhcc.edu begins a work flow that ensures your hours are documented. Additionally it is a good idea to print an activity log from the Service Learning main page and keep your own records.


Hours Verification can be done by a student by going to the Verify Service Learning Hours link in the bottom right of this page.

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Getting Started


In the event you need additional assistance the nursing department is happy and ready to assist you in your placement. If you can tell us your availability, desired location of service, and the general idea of the experience you would like to have; placement is easy. If you need assistance getting started contact NursingSL@nhcc.edu. Completing the student interest questionnaire (located right side of home page) facilitates placement.


  • Additional General Requirements Complete a liability contract
  • It is your responsibility to follow up with your community partner. Please ensure that future NHCC students will be valued and desired by our community partners.
  • If you are unsure of which community partner to work with download and complete the student interest questionnaire on the service learning home page and email NursingSL@nhcc.edu. Please allow 48 hours for a reply.
  • Do not select a site that is not one of our community partners. If none of the NHCC community partner options will work, please contact NursingSL@nhcc.edu with written documentation of your rationale, reasons and what you are proposing as a potential alternative. Your proposal will be considered and reviewed by the Nursing Department. Starting an unapproved experience you will cause delays and the possibility that your hours will not apply, resulting in no credit.
  • Completing your service learning with your employer is not accepted, even in the event that the volunteering will occur on off employment hours, service learning is about experiencing volunteering outside of your existing networks.

You may be required to complete a hearing and vision screening (there is no set hour requirement) as a part of your mandatory service learning hours. Hearing and vision screening hours accrued count toward clinical hour totals and are documented by the service learning department.  Watch this space for new screening opportunities as they become available. Please notify NursingSL@nhcc.edu of your choice so your hours are properly documented. When the screenings fill the posting will be removed.

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Hearing and Vision Screening Fall 2015

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Elm Creek Elementary - Thursday, October 22nd 8am-2pm,
12-15 students needed
9830 Revere Ln N
Maple Grove, MN 55369
(763) 425-0577


Edinbrook Elementary - Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9th, 8:30-3pm
12-15 students needed for both days
8925 Zane Avenue North, Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
(763) 391-8410

Prodeo Academy - TBA

Bdote Learning Center - September 14th & 15th, 9:30-3pm
3216 East 29th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406
lvab@bdote.org (612) 729-9266

Stonebridge Elementary - September 16, 17, 18. 9-3pm
4530 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Andrea Betts (612) 877-7403

NECP Elementary - September 28th & 29th, 8-3pm
2511 Taylor Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Mr. Carl Phillips, cphillips@northeastcollegeprep.org (612) 248-8240

Banaadir Elementary - October 5, 6, 7. 8-3pm
1130 7th St. N., Minneapolis, MN 55411
Rani Hayden (612) 928-2257

Robbinsdale Spanish Immersion School - October 8, 9:00-3:15p
8808 Medicine Lake Rd, New Hope, MN 55427

Yinghua Academy - October 8th & 9th, 8-3pm
1616 Buchanan St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Wendi Harmsen: wendi.harmsen@yinghuaacademy; (612) 788-9095

Ginger Hao RN: ginger.hao@yinghuaacademy.org

TIES & MIMS - October 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27. 8-2pm
277 N 12th Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55401
 TIES phone:(612) 821-6470
 MIMS phone: 612-465-8465 ext. 222

Sonnesyn Elementary School - October 22, 9-3:15pm
3421 Boone Avenue North, New Hope, MN 55427

Lakeview Elementary School - November 5, 8:45-2:45pm
4110 Lake Drive, Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Excell Academy - November 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. 9-3pm
6510 Zane Avenue N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55429

Synethia Davison ; Phone: 763-533-0500

Forest Elementary School - November 12, 8:45-2:45pm
6800 47th Ave North, Crystal, MN 55428

Partnership Academy - November 16, 17, 18, 19, 20. 9-3:30pm
305 East 77th Street Suite B, Richfield, MN 55423
Jessica Rivas (612) 866-3630 ext: 100

New City Elementary - December 2, 3, 4. 8-2:30pm 
229 13th Avenue N.E., Minneapolis, MN 55413
Kimberly Bell, kim@newcitycharterschool.org   (612) 623-3309

Hennepin Elementary - December 7, 8, 9. 8-2:30pm 
2123 Clinton Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55404
Dr. Julie Henderson, JHenderson@hennepinelementary.org (612) 237-3430
Denise Fadina, Office Manager, dfadina@hannepinelementary.org  (612) 843-5072

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2700 Foundations of Nursing: Health Promotion 

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 If you are able to do more than a 5 hour commitment:














If you can only do a 5 hour experience:






Project for Pride and Living
Early Wonders Preschool Family Night Volunteers Up to 5 volunteers who enjoy working with children and families are needed to assist (set up, welcome families, serve a meal, play with preschoolers and clean up) at our monthly preschool family nights.
Third Thursdays, 5:30-7:45 pm, PPL Bethlehem Community Center, 2539 Pleasant Avenue, Minneapolis, 55404.
Julie Huck

Special Olympics 

Healthy Athletes provides free, non-invasive medical screenings to our 8000+ athletes at select competitions throughout the year. We do screenings in the fields of Optometry, Audiology, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Podiatry and Health Promotion. Health Promotion is our most broad screening, covering blood pressure, height, weight, BMI and education stations on various topics. To run a Health Promotion screening in particular, we rely on local nurses and nursing students as volunteers.
Hillary Tyler 


Volunteers interact with community members living with mental illnesses, socializing with members to help them develop a supportive community where they are able to be themselves. Volunteers will discuss health promotion topics for the 2700 levelVolunteers would apply via the website at www.resource-mn.org/volunteer/volunteer-profile


Bingo Do you like Bingo? We are in need of volunteers to be a bingo companion to a resident.


Bingo Opportunities are:
Mondays: 1:45–3:00pm Care Center
Tuesdays: 5:45-8:15pm Loren on Park
6:45-8:00pm Care Center
Saturdays: 7:00 – 9:00pm Tower Apts.
Mondays at Care Center, stay until 3:30 and help serve coffee and cookies if you can and visit with our residents.


Garden Club Volunteers We are looking for weekly volunteer program assistants for each of our Garden Clubs. One or two volunteers are needed for the Green Thumb Group, which works with our memory care unit residents on Tuesdays from 1:30-3:00pm. Two or three weekly volunteers are needed to work with the Ebenezer Care Center Garden Club involving the rest of our Care Center residents on Wednesdays 9:00-11:00 am. Volunteers help our residents enjoy nature and craft projects and support our Horticultural Therapy Director.

Lake Ridge Care Center
Lake Ridge assistant living would be willing to have 2-3 students serve meals, assist residents with daily tasks (eating, dressing, etc.), assist residents with technology (computer games), reading the newspaper and general assistance to residents.


Kim Bremer


Mary's Place
Mary’s Place After School Tutoring Program.  Seeking volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with homeless youth ages 5-18.  Please note most of our student participants are refugee students and are learning English as a second language.


Time Commitment: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday from 4-6pm.  Expect weekly commitment from either September-December, January-May, or the entire academic year.  Orientation/training is provided on the first day.


Kathy Klement
612-328-0988 / 612-596-3418
Criminal history background checks are done on volunteer tutors.

Minnesota Visiting Nurses Association
The early years of a child's life set the stage for future success. Children who recieve early screenings and intervention for health or developmental concerns enter school ready to do their best. Developmental screenings, oral health screenings, and growing health lifestyle screenings available. www.MVNA.org

Marie Minhhien Tran
Program Supervisor - JumpStartScreens
MVNA / Hospice of the Twin Cities/Hospice of The Valley
Phone: 612.617.4787
Email: tranm@mvna.org 

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2750 Foundations of Nursing
 Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse
 (all sites approved 5 hour experience)

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Ebenezer Minneapolis Campus
Specify that you need a nutrition experience.


Laura Arne
Volunteer Services


Open Arms
Meals on Wheels to people with life threatening diseases. Wednesdays and Fridays from 11-1pm and Saturdays from 9:30-11:30am.


Maria Kustritz
Volunteer Services Director
2500 Bloomington Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
direct: 612-767-7330
main: 612-872-1152
fax: 612-872-0866


The Food Group
Volunteers sort donated food, pack specialty food boxes, and help us educate others about what they can do to help fight hunger. Join us and see what a huge difference your time and effort can make.


Two hour shifts available morning, afternoon, and evenings - Monday through Friday. Call or email for availability!


Sara Lovett
Volunteer & Food Drive Coordinator


Loaves and Fishes (cooking and serving)
We offer opportunities to prepare our meals as well as serve and clean up each meal. I have included our descriptions of each role as attachments. The commitment minimum is one opportunity lasting between 1-3 hours, depending on the dining site; we do ask volunteers to be present throughout the entirety of the shift. Volunteers may sign up for as many additional opportunities as they fit into their schedule. 


Students can sign up online on our Sign Up Genius webpage, which opportunities categorized by region. The best place to start is at our homepage: http://www.loavesandfishesmn.org/index.html 


  • From here students can click our “Volunteer” button. This links to a page with our Individual and Team Applications as well as another “Volunteer” button that takes potential volunteers to a page with regions of the Metro and Marshall, MN.
  • The application should be complete before the first volunteering shift.
  • Sign Up Genius has all our current opportunities listed by date, location, and task.

People Serving People

Meal Service: Serve breakfast, lunch or dinner to PSP guests and assist with clean-up as necessary. 


Breakfast: 7:30 am – 9:00 am, (4-6 volunteers)
Lunch: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm, (4-6 volunteers on school days and 6-8 volunteers on non-school days)
Dinner: 4:15 pm – 5:45 pm, (6-8 volunteers)


Tom Golembeck
Volunteer and Development Associate


Osseo School district (Elm Creek Elementary) Kitchen Aide
Kitchen volunteering is always an option.  We use volunteers daily from about 11:15-1:15.  If you have students who are interested in helping in that area, have them contact Sandy Lindberg.  A volunteer application must be on file. Sandy can let student volunteers know of the current available dates.


Sandy Lindberg


Vision Loss Resources
Grocery and shopping trips - This would involve volunteers working one-on-one with clients to help them navigate a mall, select items, window shop, etc.  It is usually a four to five hour activity—we meet at a mall, provide training for volunteers and away we go.  I just need advance notice to promote a date in our activity calendar and line up RSVP’s from clients.  We can schedule almost anytime. Takeaways for volunteers include increased appreciation for accessibility issues, and the barriers that some people experience in everyday life.  For nursing students, this is great exposure to and experience with bedside manner, sensitivity, etc. 


Joe McKinley
Volunteer Coordinator
(612) 843-3401 | (612) 872-0189 fax


Community Emergency Assistance Program (CEAP)
FOOD SHELF: Pack food orders, stock shelves, rotate stock, sort, weigh, and organize food donations. Shifts available Monday-Friday, mornings or afternoons. Some lifting required. 
Average shift: 4 hours per week
Available at: Brooklyn Center & Blaine 


MEALS ON WHEELS (MOW): Deliver meals to homes of elderly and disabled adults in Brooklyn Center & Brooklyn Park, with your own vehicle. Meals are delivered Monday-Friday 11am – 12:30pm.
Average shift: 1-1.5 hours per week or every other week
Available at: Brooklyn Center 


MOW KITCHEN ASSISTANT: Pack cold and hot portions of lunches, pack drivers’ bags for delivery and place labels on meal bags for the next day. Shifts are available Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm.
Average shift: 3 hours per week
Available at: Brooklyn Center 


Contact Bryan at 763-450-3679


Good In the Hood
Various assignments available such as Child Care, Distribute Food, Personal Shopper, Registration, Serve Hot Meal, Sort Food, and Unload Truck. 
Dates/Time: every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
Shifts: 12-4:00 pm or Second Shift: 4:30pm-9:30pm 
Contact: Darrius H 


Metro Women's Services
They have several service learning opportunities including cooking dinner for a group home for pregnant teens in the Fridley area. 4:30-8:30 daily.
Colleen Tronson 

Augustana Open Circle of Heritage Park

Augustana Open Circle of Heritage Park is part of the Heritage Park Senior Services campus, developed by the Minneapolis Public Housing Authority (MPHA). The campus gathers the services needed most by older people under one roof. Partners include the MPHA, , the Courage Center, Neighborhood HealthSource, the Minneapolis Highrise Representative Council and the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities.  Specify that you need a nutrition experience.


Augustana Open Circle of Hopkins

The award recognizes Augustana Open Circle as an innovative adult day program that provides outstanding care through unique, well-established community partnerships. Members welcome newcomers, sing in the choir, work on community service projects and discover new friends and connections.  Specify that you need a nutrition experience.


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2800 Chronic and Palliative Care (all sites approved for 8 hours)

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Senior Community Services
GROW THE GARDEN (Minneapolis & Hennepin County Suburbs) - Enjoy the great outdoors and get your hands dirty! Seniors in Minneapolis & Suburban Hennepin County need your help to maintain their flower garden or vegetable patch. Assist one-time or adopt a garden for the season. Work with a partner and you can take turns gardening. Exact location TBD in Minneapolis & Hennepin County Suburbs, depends upon where the senior citizen resides. One-time unpaid volunteer opportunities are also available both indoors and outdoors.


SCS - HOME Program
Volunteer Coordinator


Intrepid Hospice
Offers students, alumni, and community members the opportunity to build relationships with hospice patients, assist patients in recording their life stories, and share the journey with patients as they approach the end of their lives.  Patients are located throughout the metro area.  Volunteers normally commit 1-2 hours/week, and are required to complete initial training either individually or in a group setting.  Schedules are flexible, and determined by volunteer availability.  Volunteers work closely with the hospice team, and hospice staff are available to help volunteers process and learn from their experiences, as well as to engage in conversations about vocational discernment. http://www.intrepidusa.com/hospice


Karen Cherwien
Volunteer Coordinator
(p) 651-633-7899 


Cottagewood Memory Care (Buffalo)
1:1 time with residents is always a need.  Typically 1½ hour time frames work best for all involved, either 10-11:30am, 3-4:30pm are usually our best times to engage residents.  Reading, playing cards, games, visiting, hand/nail care, walking with residents, assisting residents with household tasks – many different options. 
Jennifer Graham
Resident Care Coordinator
763-682-9366 x21


Lake Ridge Care Center
Lake Ridge assistant living would be willing to have 2-3 students serve meals, assist residents with daily tasks (eating, dressing, etc.), assist residents with technology (computer games), reading the newspaper and general assistance to residents.


Kim Bremer




St Croix Hospice

At St. Croix Hospice we would be able to provide service learning opportunities in the area of companion / vigil visits with hospice patients. We have the ability to work with up to 12 or more students. Students would be required to go through 2 hours of training and have updated mantoux tests. Schedule is very flexible, and would be scheduled around student and resident availability.


Karen Quammen
Director of Volunteer Services
(p) 952-956-6380 


People Incorporated Mental Health Services
People Incorporated provides community-integrated services and support for people with mental illness. To sign up, use Volunteer Match:  http://www.volunteermatch.org/search/org98316.jsp


Volunteers interact with community members living with mental illnesses, socializing with members to help them develop a supportive community where they are able to be themselves. Volunteers will discuss coping skills for chronic conditions and other topics relevant to the 2800 level. Volunteers would apply via the website at www.resource-mn.org/volunteer/volunteer-profile


CLUES is Minnesota’s largest Latino-led nonprofit organization, founded in 1981. Today it serves over 10,000 Latinos, immigrants, and neighborhood-based clients throughout the Twin Cities area. With offices in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, its current mission is to "Improve the quality of life of Latinos in Minnesota". CLUES’ family-centric model of delivery focuses on empowering clients to live healthy lives and become economically self-sufficient. We realize our mission by eliminating barriers and providing access to resources and opportunities for clients through education, skill-building, training, and delivering behavioral health programs that lead to self-sufficiency and prosperity. Questions about volunteering or position availability? Interested in a specific opportunity? Fill out our Volunteer Application and send it to the Human Resources and Volunteer Program Coordinator at volunteer@clues.org. Download a printable version here.  




The Heathers Manor
The Heathers Manor suggests these activities to volunteer for:
Men's Breakfast Host & Service= 7:30-9:30 AM 3rd Friday Monthly
Morning Stretch Chair Exercise Leader= 9:30-10:30 Variety Of Days
Paraffin Hands + Trivia Assistant=10:30-Noon Friday's
Couples Luncheon Host & Service=11:30-1:30 1st Thursday Monthly
"Manor Gals" Lunch Service & Community Project Assistant= 11:30-2:30 4th Thursday Monthly
Bingo Leader Duo=Saturday's 12:30-4:30ish PM
Spa Day (Nails & Facials) + Bingo Leader=Tuesday's 1-4:30ish PM
Tie Blanket &/or Card Making=Wednesday, Friday &/or Sunday's 1-4:30ish
Group Crossword Leader=Monday & Thursday's 1:15-2:45
Pokeno Leader (Card Bingo) =Thursday's 3-4:30
Card & Game Players (500, Bridge, Cribbage, Uno, Dominoes, Scrabble, Dice, Pictionary, Wheel of Fortune etc.)=Variety of Daytime, Evening & Weekends


Stacy Ondov


Opportunity Partners 
Opportunity Partners is a Minnesota nonprofit organization that works alongside people with disabilities to provide job training, employment and residential support for people to live more independently, succeed on the job and lead lives filled with purpose and meaning.
Volunteer Manager


Project for Pride and Living


Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. PPL’s wide range of volunteer opportunities lets you share your talents and expertise to strengthen our community. In single-day projects or regular involvement in the lives of youth and adults, PPL volunteers help people help themselves.


Julie Huck
PPL Volunteer Manager


Touchstone Mental Health
Touchstone’s Assisted Living, New Hope program is looking for volunteers to play musical instruments, craft, garden or do other art projects with AL residents. This position offers a flexible time commitment with no set hours. Interested individuals may volunteer hours that work with their schedule, including day, evening, weekday and/or weekend hours.
Becca Schema 
Phone: (612) 843-3351
Fax: (612) 874-0157


Each level of care starts with specific services such as meals, housekeeping, laundry, and management of medication. The most comprehensive level is Advanced Care, bridging the gap between assisted living and nursing care.


Brookdale Plymouth
We provide Alzheimer’s and dementia care for seniors and offers the promise of Daily Moments of Success. Our community is dedicated to serving the special care needs of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. http://www.brookdale.com/communities/clare-bridge-of-plymouth/


Waterford Manor
Assist in art programs, entertainment for special events, group games, working directly with seniors in Independent Living, assisted living, and memory care.  Working one-on-one with independent projects that reflect life enrichment activities. 


Requirements include: 
Experience working with seniors
Patience and sensitivity to others needs
Strong interpersonal skills working with seniors
Ability to read, write and speak the English language.
Passing a drug test & Mantoux test for TB 


Mickie Schutz
Life Enrichment Director
Waterford Campus
Direct: 763-536-7668/Main: 763-537-3382/Fax: 763-536-7679 

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Nursing 2900: Acute and Complex Nursing Care

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Hadi Medical Clinic
Saturday mornings ONLY check in and gather initial data for clinic patients (intake). Act as a clinic nurse to the volunteer physician/nurse practitioner.
6120 Brooklyn Blvd
Brooklyn Center, MN 55429


Metro Women’s Center
Volunteer support in offering newborn care, nutrition, CPR class and childbirth (flexible time frames).
Colleen Tronson

Prodeo Academy
Tutoring our students in small groups for 1 1/2 hours one to four days per week. Help our students learn letters, numbers, and colors during tutoring sessions Monday through Thursday: 

    • Mondays and Tuesdays 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
    • Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:40 AM - 11:10 AM

Helping to serve lunch from 11:10 AM - 1:10 PM one to five days per week.
Riding the bus home with our students for 30-45 minutes at 4:00 PM one to five days per week. 

Rick Campion
Executive Director
(612) 559-4881

Park Brook Elementary School

At these two sites the nursing students will assist as a tutor, during school at Prodeo and before and after school for Park Brook. At Park Brook they can also assist students with morning exercises. There is more, but need to find my notes somewhere.

Roxanne Eberle
Volunteer Coordinator
eberler@district 279.org
(763) 561-6870


Resource Spectrum;

 Northwest Community Support Program
RESOURCE Chemical and Mental Health. Our Community Support Programs (CSP) serve people with serious and persistent mental illness. To volunteer in a CSP you must have knowledge or experience working with people with a mental illness. 3 month commitment. CSPs are also interested in one-time education sharing sessions – if you have a topic that you think may be of interest or a talent or hobby you’d like to share please contact us. Dates are usually on Tuesday or Friday afternoons. May work in groups of two for this activity.

Sally Sales, Director 612-752-8302



Planned Parenthood

You don’t need any special skills to volunteer, just a desire to help. Volunteer roles include everything from escorting patients to helping with education programs. Approved roles must be related to 2950.

Neighborhood House

English Language Learner Teacher/Co-Teacher: Help immigrants and refugees learn English, no prior teaching experience necessary! Volunteer opportunities available for beginning to advanced levels. A minimum of 2.75 hours per week for 12 weeks is required. Training and resources provided. Classes: Monday-Friday 9am-11am, 11:30am-1:30pm, 6:00pm-8:30pm. Must be 18+. 


GED Teacher and GED Co-Teacher: Teachers prepare learners to succeed at the GED exam by leading classes in various subject areas: math, writing, reading, science, and social studies. A minimum of 2.75 hours per week for 12 weeks is required. Classes: Monday-Friday, 11:30am-1:30pm, 6:00pm-8:30pm. Must be 18+. 


Anders Ringdahl-Mayland




North Memorial Hospital
Last year SafeJourney Volunteers helped over 1,600 abuse victims, helping them with safe housing, legal advocacy, safety planning, community referrals and offering emotional support. Our hope is that ultimately everyone can live a life free of violence. 


SafeJourney, a program serving North Memorial Medical Center and Maple Grove Hospital, helps patients and individuals in the community who are experiencing domestic abuse. Volunteer advocates are needed to provide a listening ear, support, safety planning, information and referral. You do not have to have previous knowledge or experience, but rather looking for people who are sensitive to the issue, caring, and non-judgmental. Advocates sign up for 2 on-call shifts per month. Flexible scheduling - daytime, overnights, and weekends. Four training sessions are required before volunteering may begin.

Suzy Whelan   


Project for Pride and Living
Project for Pride in Living, Inc. (PPL) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering low-income people to become self-reliant through integrated services. PPL’s wide range of volunteer opportunities lets you share your talents and expertise to strengthen our community. In single-day projects or regular involvement in the lives of youth and adults, PPL volunteers help people help themselves.
Julie Huck, PPL Volunteer Manager




Lobby Health Screener, Zumba Instructor.

Hope 4 Youth
Available shift hours in the center are from 1:45 PM - 7:15 PM M-F, and 1:45 PM - 4:15 PM S Su (split-shifts are available!). Applicants 21 years of age and older will only be considered.
*** This location requires their own background check, which must be paid for by the volunteer. Cost of additional background check is $25.

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No Hassles Food Shelf


Requesting 4 people once a week for 30-90 minutes (at the most) to help organize the No Hassles Food Shelf at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park. This would be done at a time when the food shelf is not open to youth, so the students would not be there when the homeless youth are there.  
Gail Stone
http://www.crossofglory.us/   Second Harvest Heartland




Horizons Unlimited (2700)
Groups and individuals can help restock shelves and unload shipments for the only food shelf in the west metro serving urban American Indians.
Maren Hardy

Youth Leadership Development & Tutoring  (2900)
Individuals, especially college students, can help American Indian youth from 7-12 years old with reading, math and homework, giving these kids the support they need to narrow the achievement gap. Required commitment - 3-4 months
Rica Rivera 


Union Gospel Mission

Union Gospel Mission is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving the homeless, poor, and addicted in our community. By meeting physical, spiritual, emotional, and educational needs, our Mission is changing lives!
Approved opportunities include: kitchen helper, supper helper, interpreters. http://ugmtc.org/volunteers/individual/

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