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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.

Check out all of our volunteer opportunities below or contact Cassandra at cfenelon@achievempls.org or 612.455.1570.


The AchieveMpls Graduation Coach program is a one-on-one mentorship program that helps all Minneapolis Public Schools students develop the internal skills necessary to graduate high school ready to succeed.  Volunteers are matched with a high school junior or senior and meet monthly throughout the school year.  Through a structured curriculum, Coaches help their students build skills such as self-awareness, goal-setting, problem-solving and self-advocacy.  They also connect their students to other helpful resources in the school and community. Commitment:  2 hours per month, Sept-May.  The application period for the 2014-15 school year is now closed. Contact Emma at ebuechs@achievempls.org or 612.455.1533 for more information.

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 November-May.  Learn more or contact Cassandra at 612.455.1570 or cfenelon@achievempls.org.

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 Bradley at bkerschner@achievempls.org or 612.455.1537.

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. Contact Cassandra at cfenelon@achievempls.org or 612.455.1570 for more information.

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 spring event is an inspiring and energizing way to spend a spring evening. contact Emmy Higgs Matzner at 612.455.1535 or ehiggsmatzner@achievempls.org.