MORE’s volunteers are vital members of its staff and success. There are many ways to volunteer your time and talents, including tutoring, social services, office assistance, and building and grounds maintenance.
Click here to fill out a volunteer application
While MORE is always accepting volunteers the immediate needs are:
- Drivers – Group Field Trips
- Drivers/Truck – Transporting Furniture
- Grounds Maintenance
- Building Maintenance
Tutors assist teachers by working with learners in a number of ways, including:
- Helping students during class
- Working with learners in the computer lab
- Practicing specific language skills out of the classroom with individual or small groups of learners
How can you become a volunteer tutor at MORE?
- Complete the 12-hour ESL Tutor Pre-Service Training at the Minnesota Literacy Council.
- Complete and submit MORE’s online volunteer application form.
Drivers for field trips are needed on an on-call basis from April until October, usually once a month. Drivers need to show current proof of car insurance and a valid driver’s license. Liability lies with the driver’s insurance.
Drivers with a truck are needed to help transport donated furniture to families in need. Many of our newest refugees need the donated furniture in order to set up their households. MORE often has furniture, but the newest families have no way to transport it. Drivers do not have to lift the furniture unless they want to. The families will provide the muscles!
Drivers with a truck and the ability to lift and carry are needed to periodically to transport the thrift shop excess donations that are left over from our Saturday distribution of clothing and household goods.
To volunteer as a Driver complete and submit MORE’s online volunteer application form.
Building and Yard Maintenance
There are always numerous maintenance tasks at MORE, whether it’s a leaking sink, walls needing some paint, a broken mailbox, gutters to be cleaned, or leaves to be raked, MORE needs you! We feel like we’re asking a bit too much of our main handyman and would like to have a pool of volunteers who could share some of those responsibilities.
To volunteer with Building and Yard Maintenance complete and submit MORE’s online volunteer application form.
Some Volunteer Statistics
2008-2009 Education Program Volunteer Tutor hours: 1,609
Number of current active volunteer tutors: 27
2008-2009 Social Services Total Volunteer Hours: 894
Number of Food Distribution volunteers: 15
Number of Social Work Interns: 3
2008-2009 Office and Maintenance Total Volunteer Hours:
Number of office volunteers: 1
Number of building and grounds maintenance volunteers: 2