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

Where

9151 Jada LnMilwaukee, WI 53224


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Are you enthusiastic about empowering young people through learning? Volunteer in Homework Center to support youth who are looking to succeed in their school work! This is a drop-in program, so volunteers get the chance to meet and help a variety of students each time they join.

What Homework Center Tutors do:

  • Work 1:1 or with small groups of students for one to two hours each week during the academic school year (committing to at least a semester)
  • Strengthen students’ academic skills by supporting them in working on homework and building literacy & math skills
  • Build positive relationships with students to support their social and emotional development
  • Work as a team with staff to maintain and safe and supportive environment

What we are looking for:

  • Enthusiasm for helping young people learn and a commitment to empower others
  • Ability to work with students from diverse cultural, academic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a housing-based setting
  • Ability to assist with academics
  • Commitment to communicate with program staff about absences and concerns

What the supports and benefits to volunteering are:

  • Orientation and Training provided prior to program start
  • On-site guidance, encouragement and coaching from CommonBond staff
  • Relevant ongoing trainings during the academic year (minimum 2 hours per semester commitment)
  • Experience in working with diverse groups of youth and supporting their math, literacy, social and life skills
  • Making a difference in a young person's life and your community!

Volunteer Positions Descriptions

Study Buddies - Impact a CommonBond young person in this one-on-one academic mentoring program. Spend 90 minutes a week supporting youth towards school success through positive relationships and academic skill building. The goals of Study Buddies are that youth are positively engaged and invested in their learning and homework, have positive relations with adults, and improve their math and reading skills. Programs run from September through May and matches are made throughout the school year. Volunteers commit to at least a year, though many pairs stayed matched much longer.

Homework Center Tutor- Homework Center tutors assist groups of students at drop-in homework centers at CommonBond properties. Tutors aid students with homework assignments and strengthen academic skills in a fun, productive environment.

Summer Fun- Summer Fun is an 8 week afternoon enrichment program for youth living in CommonBond communities. Volunteers assist staff in activities and opportunities that support literacy, math, science, health and physical activity as well as exploring neighborhood and community resources.

Teen Program - Help teens be successful in school and life! Teen Program tutors assist students with homework assignments, special projects, college planning and building positive relationships. Students in this program are especially in need of volunteer tutors who can support them academically with writing, upper-level math, science and other subjects. The Teen Program is available in St. Paul, Oakdale and South Minneapolis, though teens participate in Youth Programs at many other sites. Employment, leadership, civic engagement, and service learning opportunities are key components to this program. School year and summer programming opportunities.

Career Advantage - The Career Advantage Program assists residents of CommonBond Communities with securing, retaining and advancing in employment, accessing income supports and building financial assets. The volunteer will work one-on-one or with small groups to provide assistance with résumé and cover letter writing, job applications, internet and newspaper job searches, mock interviews or other tasks related to job searches.

Community Advisory Board Member - Get involved in the cause of affordable housing by serving on a Community Advisory Board! Help provide essential community oversight by sitting on the board of one of CommonBond’s housing communities and reviewing the property’s financials at the annual meeting.

Be the key that unlocks opportunities for CommonBond residents! Gather your corporate, civic, school or faith based group and make a difference in the lives of others.

Our Staff will help customize your volunteer experience finding a day, time, and task that matches your team’s talents and creates an enjoyable and rewarding experience for your group.

To view community service projects currently available, simply click on the project links below or call CommonBond Communities at 651-291-1750 or email volunteerservices@commonbond.org .

Senior Chore Day
Improve residents’ sense of self-worth by helping them with a chore they can’t do on their own. It is a great way to show that you care.

Resident Events
Promote health and wellness activities and entertainment at family and senior sites.

Resident Field Trips
Host an activity or provide entertainment for residents off site.

Landscape Projects
Enhance the great outdoors by helping with spring and fall clean up, building and installing straw bale garden and mulch distribution.

Painting Projects
Create beautiful places and spaces, by painting interior common areas, stairwells or exterior porches and fences. This service project is great for large groups.

Gift of Hope Product Drive
Begin a product drive at your office or place of worship and help a family with children, senior or people living with disabilities and other barriers.

Community Playground Builds
Remember the first time you swung on a swing or slid down a slide? Make the dream of a child come true by creating a safe and fun place to play.

Submit Group Project Requests Here .

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Are you enthusiastic about empowering young people through learning? Volunteer in Homework Center to support youth who are looking to succeed in their school work! This is a drop-in program, so volunteers get the chance to meet and help a variety of students each time they join.

What Homework Center Tutors do:

  • Work 1:1 or with small groups of students for one to two hours each week during the academic school year (committing to at least a semester)
  • Strengthen students’ academic skills by supporting them in working on homework and building literacy & math skills
  • Build positive relationships with students to support their social and emotional development
  • Work as a team with staff to maintain and safe and supportive environment

What we are looking for:

  • Enthusiasm for helping young people learn and a commitment to empower others
  • Ability to work with students from diverse cultural, academic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a housing-based setting
  • Ability to assist with academics
  • Commitment to communicate with program staff about absences and concerns

What the supports and benefits to volunteering are:

  • Orientation and Training provided prior to program start
  • On-site guidance, encouragement and coaching from CommonBond staff
  • Relevant ongoing trainings during the academic year (minimum 2 hours per semester commitment)
  • Experience in working with diverse groups of youth and supporting their math, literacy, social and life skills
  • Making a difference in a young person's life and your community!

Study Buddies

Are you enthusiastic about helping 124124124124 young people learn and committed to empowering others by sharing your skills and experience? Be a 124124124124124 in CommonBond Communities youth program at 124124124124124. You'll be supported by talented staff while you help close the achievement gap. It's fun, sometimes fast-paced, and a great way to support student success in Oakdale!

What You'll Do:

  • Be matched with a young person in grades 1st - 6th with whom you'll meet weekly throughout the academic year- minimum 1 year commitment, through many pairs stay matched for multiple years
  • Support school investment by helping with literacy and math tutoring
  • Support social and emotional development through mentoring

Support and Benefits:

  • Orientation and Training provided prior to program start
  • On-site guidance, encouragement and coaching from CommonBond staff
  • Relevant ongoing trainings during the academic year- minimum 2 hours per semester commitment
  • On-site resources including grade specific math and literacy activities
  • Experience in working with diverse groups of youth and supporting their math, literacy, social and life skills
  • Making a difference in a young person's life and your community!

We're Looking For:

  • Willingness to work independently
  • Ability to maintain consistent weekly program attendance
  • Enthusiasm for helping young people learn and a commitment to empower others
  • Ability to work with students from diverse cultural, academic, and socioeconomic backgrounds in a housing-based setting
  • Commitment to communicate with program staff about absences and concerns

Additional Information:

  • Volunteer Enrollment process includes application, 2-hour orientation, references, background check (18 yrs+) and site interview
  • All meetings and communications between volunteers and residents will take place at a CommonBond Communities' Advantage Center under the supervision of Advantage Center staff

Teen program

Teens have a lot on their plate, like taking on higher level academics, figuring out post-high school plans, applying for college and looking for jobs. Volunteers in the Teen Program have the awesome task of being there to help them tackle these questions and grow their real-world skills!

In this program volunteers spend one to two hours a week on a diverse array of potential activities. Sometimes it’s casual conversation and mentoring. Sometimes it is detailed and intensive school work. Sometimes it’s a sports break. Occasionally it is teenage banter. Whatever the particulars, you can always count each day being unique!

What Teen Program Volunteers do:

  • Help teens get the most out of school and prepare for high school and beyond
  • Work with individual and small groups of teens, developing a positive, trusting relationship
  • Assist 7 th - 12 th grade students with homework, structured enrichment activities, and possibly college prop activities for at least 2 hours a week
  • Work with staff and other volunteers to maintain a welcoming, positive environment

What we are looking for:

  • Enthusiasm for helping teens learn and develop
  • Consistent weekly attendance
  • Experience and/or interest in 7th-12th grade students
  • Self-directed, flexible and patient
  • Able to engage teens of diverse backgrounds and skill levels
  • Commitment to empower others through sharing your skills and knowledge and serving as a role model for participants
  • Commitment to communicate with program staff about absences and concerns


What the supports and benefits to volunteering are:

  • Orientation and Training provided prior to program start.
  • On-site guidance, encouragement and coaching from program staff
  • Relevant ongoing trainings-volunteers commit to at least 2 hours of onsite or community training per semester
  • Onsite resources including computers, reading and reference materials and college access information
  • Experience in working with diverse groups of youth and supporting their math, literacy, social & life skills
  • Make a difference in a teen’s life and your community!

Skills

  • Tutoring
  • Mathematics
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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