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Sumner Library (lower level)611 Van White Memorial BlvdMinneapolis, MN 55411


Help make a measurable difference in the lives of refugees and new immigrants. Join us as a volunteer teacher, and coach our adult learners as they reach their reading and writing goals.

No previous experience is required.

Commitment is only 2-3 hours a week (for a minimum of 3 months).

Curriculum is provided, and a training course will be offered through the Minnesota Literacy Coalition.

No foreign language proficiency is required.

Details: Work with "Pre-beginning Level" students on Thursday mornings, 10am-12pm, with a class size of about 8-10 students.

Why join us?

We fight against the poverty cycle by coaching literacy skills to our motivated adult ELL students. These language skills will not only open doors for employment, but will also allow students to be better advocates for their families, navigate through resources available to them, and dismantle the isolation that holds many within the cycle of poverty. Our curriculum is practical. Our staff is invested, and our students are inclusive. We are a motivated community and we celebrate diversity. At Open Doors, you’ll meet lovely people from around the world, and as a tutor you will help give them the tools they need to share their amazing stories.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 hour a week (minimum of 3 months)

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