Volunteer with Jeremiah

Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN

Dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers are a critically important part of our vibrant campus communities. Together we help single moms and their children learn, grow and succeed. Your commitment of time and talent can make a measurable difference in the success of our families.

Jeremiah’s Minneapolis-St. Paul campuses recently earned a prestigious “Service Enterprise” certification from Points of Light for leveraging volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on our mission. Read more.

We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities on our Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses for both individuals and groups. Training is provided to ensure a positive and meaningful experience.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are volunteer-driven. More than 1,400 volunteers contribute 19,200 hours annually to help us break the cycle of poverty two generations at a time. Click the + sign next to each volunteer opportunity to learn more.

Childcare

Help care for the children of Jeremiah while their mothers attend work, school, Life Skills classes and Resident Council meetings.

Experience: Childcare experience, interest, and/or education; enjoy working with children

Frequency: Tuesday and Thursday evenings (6:00-8:00pm) and daytime hours needed

Flexible and weekly scheduling available; 6-month commitment preferred; training required

Cook For Kids

Purchase, prepare, and serve a meal for families on the evenings when mothers attend Life Skills programming.

Frequency: Tuesday and Thursday evenings – meal served from 5:15-6:00 pm. Cook once, once a month, once a quarter… it’s up to you!

Perfect team building service opportunity for corporations, faith communities, civic organizations, families, friends, and neighbors.

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Hospitality

Represent Jeremiah Program by hosting our front desk. Greet residents, guests and staff; answer phones; light administrative duties.

Hours of coverage: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, and  Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00-7:30 pm. Weekly, or bi-weekly commitment preferred.

This position is critical in order to help maintain the smooth operations of our Minneapolis and St. Paul campuses.

Career Mentor

Coach current residents in areas such as resume writing, interviewing skills, career readiness, and the development of “soft skills” necessary to be successful in a career.

Experience: Familiarity with career fields such as business, education, healthcare, and human services

Frequency: Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00–8:00 pm; advocates meet one-on-one with individuals as needed

Advocates access their personal and professional network to help connect students to others along their career journey

Life Skills Facilitator & Guest Speaker

Join a team of facilitators who guide women through a planned curriculum for Life Skills, focusing on topics such as parenting, health & wellness, economic independence, and career readiness.

Skills needed: Group facilitation experience, high comfort level working with a diverse population, creativity and flexibility.

Frequency: Tuesday or Thursday evenings, 6:00-8:00 pm. One-year commitment.

Attend Life Skills training course provided by Jeremiah Program staff, plus additional training/development opportunities throughout the year. Life Skills facilitators are asked to submit a resumé in addition to the volunteer application and are selected through a competitive interview process.

PROPEL

PROPEL unites young professionals in furthering the mission of Jeremiah Program: providing a future full of hope for Jeremiah moms and children. We are leaders in social responsibility, building a foundation of Jeremiah Program activists and supporters, and serving as a driving force for the future growth and community leadership of Jeremiah Program. PROPEL members participate in social gatherings, fundraisers and volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

To get involved, contact , or check us out on Facebook.

Special Events

Our annual gala event requires an expansive, energetic team. Serve on a committee or volunteer the night of the event. Meet and work with scores of other Jeremiah Program supporters on this fantastic social event.

Experience: Dedication and a desire to have fun!

Frequency: Planning begins in the spring each year; event is held in the fall

Tutor

Support a resident in her postsecondary education journey by sharing your knowledge in a subject area of your strength.

Experience: Strength in one or more subject areas and a desire to help others succeed academically

Frequency: Flexible; dependent upon students’ individual needs and school/work schedule

Examples of subject areas include: math, psychology, writing, presentation skills, economics, biology/science, humanities, etc.

Welcome Baskets

Welcome our new participant families by providing a welcome basket brimming with items that are useful when settling into a new home.

Frequency: Flexible; this is an ongoing need

A great group endeavor. Download the Welcome Basket flyer.

Internships

Jeremiah Program occasionally has opportunities for internships. Please complete a volunteer application and include internship requirements or guidelines and we will follow-up with you. Applicants typically have completed one year of college and must be at least 18 years old.

Volunteer

Current Volunteer?

If you have already volunteered and/or completed an orientation, visit the links below to sign up for specific events and shifts:

New to Jeremiah?

Fill out the online application below to help us match your talents and interests with the location where you would like to volunteer.

New Volunteer Application

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Jeremiah Program. If you are new to Jeremiah, please complete the application below.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Volunteer Application

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BY SUBMITTING THIS APPLICATION, I:

  • Give my permission to Jeremiah Program to conduct a background check at the Department of Human Services, as required for service.
  • Acknowledge that my volunteer service to Jeremiah Program may involve some risk of physical injury, and release Jeremiah Program, their employees and agents from all claims or causes of action arising from accident or injury that may occur while I am volunteering.
  • Agree that Jeremiah Program may use photographs and/or videos of me for publicity purposes.
  • Agree that any materials or creative works developed by me as a volunteer shall remain the sole property of Jeremiah Program.
  • Acknowledge my understanding that Jeremiah Program staff has the right, in its sole discretion, to place or not place me in a volunteer position.

PLEASE NOTE: If volunteering for childcare, career mentor, or tutor that requires direct service with children, or mothers, a background check will be required. Therefore, a driver’s license number and date of birth will be requested at the time of orientation.

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