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Tue Jan 03, 2017 03:30 AM - Thu Jun 01, 2017 06:30 AM


1115 E Hennepin AveMinneapolis, MN 55414


About the Position

ACES Volunteer Classroom Leaders will improve the academic progress of urban student by helping in the facilitation of hands-on activities focused on reading, writing, math, and art. Relationship building is a fundamental part of the program- because of this, ACES stresses regular and consistent attendance at program over an extended period (one semester minimum). Previous classroom or 1:1 experience suggested, but not required. The ACES Volunteer Classroom Leader position is an opportunity ideal for prospective future educators.

Volunteer Description:

ACES volunteers are essential to our program sites. Volunteers will receive a variety of opportunities such as co-planning with staff, taking initiative to enhance student engagement and provide feedback on students and program:

  • Attend pre and post program meetings and be proactive in planning with staff about flow of program day and reflect about the activities that occurred.
  • Take initiative to form positive connections with youth.
  • Provide academic support (tutoring) either one-on-one or in small groups.
  • Providing feedback with regard to student and program progress on an on-going basis.
  • Participation in a post-service feedback session with Outreach Coordinator (Exit Interview/Discussion).

Qualifications and Experience

  • Must be at least 17 years of age or older.
  • Commit to one semester or school year.
  • Ability to commit to 2.5 to 5 hours per week.
  • Interest in supporting urban students in academic and personal growth.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Availability, dependability, and willingness to be flexible.


  • Child Development
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours per week

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