One-time volunteer opportunities

If you'd like to volunteer but don't have the time for an ongoing commitment, consider a one-time volunteer opportunity!

Current opportunities for individuals and small groups ininclude:

The ESL Social

Visit an Open Door Learning Center classroom and help our adult learners practice their conversational English. You recruit your co-workers, friends, club or church members; we provide an overview of our programs, a structured mingle activity and time for reflection.

Time commitment: 2 hours on a weekday morning or evening
Location options: Minneapolis and St. Paul
Contact: Madeleine Emanuel: or 651-251-9084.

Book processing

Every year the literacy council distributes thousands of children's books to kids in need. You and your family or group can help us prepare donated books to be given away.

Time commitment: 2 hours on a weekday morning, afternoon or evening
Location: St. Paul
Contact: Julia Maiuri, or 651-251-9059

Proofreading the 2017 edition of Journeys

The Minnesota Literacy Council publishes Journeys: An Anthology of Student Writing each spring. Volunteers are needed to edit first and second drafts of the book. Review criteria and a style guide will be provided. You will be among the first to read this year’s stories!

Time commitment: 2-4 hours over 1-2 weeks in late March or early April of 2017
Location: can be done remotely; proofreaders will simply need to pick up and drop off their sections at the Minnesota Literacy Council's main office
Contact: Liam Shramko, or 651-251-9060