Volunteer with Jeremiah

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 nearly 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.

    Sign up now using the join code cfkgroupleader:
    St Paul

  • 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.

  • Job Skills

    The Job Skills program’s purpose is to provide Jeremiah Program mothers with support and insight from career professionals. Partner with a Jeremiah Program Minneapolis or St. Paul mother in her career journey by providing the tools and opportunities to promote job readiness and success.


    Strength in one or more of the listed job skills areas:
    Career Goals/Objectives
    Resume Building/Review
    Interview Prep/Mock Interviews
    Networking assistance
    LinkedIn Profile Editing
    Job Searching

    Frequency: Job Skills Volunteers are needed year-round. Time commitment is flexible and varies based on individual needs and school/work schedule. Volunteers partner with moms on an as-requested basis.

    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 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.

  • Special Events

    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.

    Experience: Dedication and a desire to have fun!

    Frequency: a few times per year

    Sign up now using the join code events:
    Minneapolis-St. Paul

  • 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.

  • 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:

    Facebook Posts
    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:

    Fundraiser Ideas
    Getting Started
    Tips for a Successful Fundraiser
    How Jeremiah Program Can Help

    Need help?

    Please reach out to Lianna Cotant, Individual Gift Officer, at 651-332-5015 or lcotant@jeremiahprogram.org 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!

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. Please apply by completing the form below.

Minneapolis-St. Paul Volunteer Application






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  • 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.