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.
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.
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.
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.
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 is Jeremiah Program’s young professional group, a board of 10-15 emerging leaders focused on fundraising, volunteerism and professional development.
Propel hosts fundraising and networking events, leads a strategic volunteer initiative and engages the millennial generation. Propel engages new board members on a rolling basis, so reach out if you’re interested.
To get involved, contact Propel@JeremiahProgram.org, or check us out on Facebook.
All of our events require an expansive, energetic team. Help out at our Golf and Tennis Tournament, Propel Beer Tasting, or our Bullfrog Bash! Meet and work with scores of other Jeremiah Program supporters at a fantastic social event.
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.
Host a Fundraiser!
Thank you for your interest in hosting a fundraiser to benefit the families at Jeremiah Program! Jeremiah Program is dedicated to helping families transform themselves from poverty to prosperity two generations at a time. We provide single mothers and their children with a safe and affordable place to live, support for a career-track college education, early childhood education, life skills and empowerment training, and a supportive community. Support from individuals such as yourself is beyond appreciated!
We have put together a Fundraiser Template Kit branded with Jeremiah Program’s logo and color scheme. Feel free to edit the texts on these templates to meet the needs of your fundraiser. Templates included in this kit:
Post-Event Thank You
Jeremiah Program Fact Sheet
We have also put together a Fundraiser Guide Kit. This Fundraiser Guide Kit is equipped with resources to help you with planning and executing your fundraiser. Resources that are included in this kit:
Tips for a Successful Fundraiser
How Jeremiah Program Can Help
Please reach out to Lianna Cotant, Individual Gift Officer, at 651-332-5015 or with any questions you may have. We are more than willing to answer any questions and assist with the planning and execution of your fundraiser in any way that we can!
If you have already volunteered and/or completed an orientation, visit the links below to sign up for specific events and shifts: