Volunteer with Students
Sharing your professional expertise and personal experience with Minneapolis students is one of the best ways to help them prepare for college, careers and future contributions to our community. As a volunteer with AchieveMpls, you can make a direct impact on students while refreshing your own professional skills - and having a great time!
Here are some great opportunities for you or your organization to get involved. For more information, contact Cassandra Fenelon at 612.455.1570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AchieveMpls Graduation Coaches work one-on-one with a high school junior to help him/her navigate their post-secondary path. Coaches meet with their students each month to discuss topics such as potential career and college options, problem-solving and personal goal setting. Commitment: 2 hours per month, Sept-May. Learn more or contact Emma Buechs at email@example.com or 612.455.1533.
Emerging Leaders Facilitators
AchieveMpls Emerging Leaders is an after-school program in Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) high schools that's designed to increase student leadership and develop student ambassadors who can help strengthen the college-going culture at their schools. We're looking for college-age adults to serve as facilitators for Emerging Leaders groups at one or two MPS high schools. Facilitators meet twice each month with students for one-hour sessions focusing on leadership and career and college readiness skills. Facilitators also participate in off-campus field trips. A core curriculum is provided, and facilitators participate in an orientation / volunteer training session in late October. Facilitators can serve alone or work with one other facilitator. Commitment: 2-6 hours per month (October-May). Learn more or contact Elizabeth Waddell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612.455.1537.
Career Fair Presenters
Share your career with members of our future workforce! Present to students about what training is required for your career, what the highlights and challenges of your job are, and what students can do to further explore this career. Career Fairs are held at each Minneapolis Public High School throughout the year. At each fair, you'll have the chance to talk to students about your career either in a classroom or at a table in the gymnasium. Commitment: 3 hours per event, multiple dates and times available from March-May. See the dates and times of our upcoming career fairs and apply now!
Career & College Center Supporters
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our MPS high schools by helping out in our Career and College Centers (CCCs). Help our CCC coordinators with administrative tasks and assist student visitors with financial aid applications, college exploration and more. Apply now!
STEP-UP Mock Interviewers
Join professionals from across the city at the Minneapolis Convention Center for a whirlwind evening of mock interviews with STEP-UP student interns. This annual event in late April is inspiring and energizing way to spend a spring evening. Commitment: At least two days preferred. To learn more, contact Anna Peterson at 612.455.1565 or email@example.com.