Lend a hand to adult jobseekers! - Computer Lab Volunteer (Minneapolis)


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1925 Chicago Ave.PPL Learning CenterMinneapolis, MN 55404


Share your computer skills with low-income job seekers and help them gain a competitive edge! Lab Coaches give 1:1 support to adults learning basic computer skills. You'll offer guidance as they search for employment, complete applications and resumes, and research educational opportunities online.

Our participants are eager to get to their next step and seeing them succeed is rewarding! This position is great for those who know their way around the web, are familiar with MS Office applications, and enjoy helping people succeed. You don’t need to be a techie; you may pick up some new skills!

Want to help? Click the icon above or contact Julie, 612-455-5316/julie.goodrich@ppl-inc.org to learn more or set up an interview. Apply at www.ppl-inc.org/how-to-help/volunteer.

Schedule: 3 hour weekly morning and afternoon shifts available, M-F

Current available shift: There are no currently open shifts. Please let us know if you would like to be considered for the next opening!

What you'll do:

  • Teach adults basic computer skills: help with online job search & email setup
  • Offer advice on self-presentation: resumes, cover letters, and professionalism
  • Direct adults to community resources (housing, childcare, etc.)
  • Assist with specials projects and lab maintenance
  • Orient new participants to lab policies, software, and accessibility tools
  • Help maintain a professional environment and ensure that guests use the lab appropriately

What you'll gain:

  • Training/guidance from staff on computer skills and resume/cover letters
  • Hands-on experience working with adults in a diverse community setting
  • Opportunity to empower others through sharing your skills and knowledge

Helpful skills:

  • Comfortable with MS Word, internet browsing, and general computer use
  • Ability to engage adults of diverse backgrounds and skill levels
  • Comfortable guiding adults on resume and cover letter content and format
  • Self-directed, patient, flexible, and dependable
  • Commitment to helping adults improve their job search skills
  • Teaching or tutoring experience with adult learners helpful


  • Adult Education
  • Human Resources Recruitment
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Mentoring
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • IT Help Desk

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible weekly shifts
  • Interview, references, background check

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