Kids Connection Classroom Assistant

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys working with kindergarten through fifth grade students in the classroom setting. You will work under the supervision of a licensed teacher as you assist them in the implementation of our academic and social curriculum.

Your volunteer experience will include preparing the classroom, participating in class activities, enjoying a family style dinner with our students and so much more.

It is important that you have sensitivity to diversity and it sure helps if you have worked with children before. Creativity is a plus and patience is a must!

We ask for at least a one day a week commitment for one semester, though we hope to keep you longer if it proves to be a good fit. Also, you need to be at least 16 years of age. The time of the day we need you is 3:30-7pm Monday-Friday.

If this sounds like a good opportunity for you, just click “I’M IN,” fill out a few forms and we will get back to you right away!

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Kids Cafe Dinner Mentor

This is a great opportunity for someone that may not be available to volunteer until after 5 pm and wants to commit 1.5 hours per week. A Dinner Mentor sits down to eat with our student’s, kindergarten through 5th grade, and is a friend, teaches table manners and etiquette, and is an active listener. After dinner you help our students clear the table. Our Dinner Mentor volunteers need to be at least 16 years old and willing to give a semester long commitment. This opportunity takes place Monday-Friday from 5:30-7pm

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Summer Explorers Volunteer

Summer Explorers provides summer school education and recreation, Monday through Friday, 8 to 3:30, June through August. You can choose either a morning or afternoon shift with this volunteer opportunity. The morning shift, running from 8am-11:30am, involves working with our children and teachers in the classroom on educational and social enrichment such as reading, math and the use of computers. The afternoon shift, which runs from 11:30am-3pm, will take our volunteers to the St Louis Park Recreation Center Pool, various parks or the SLP Community Center gym to help our teachers with a social and physical education curriculum.

Our Summer Explorer Volunteer needs to be creative and patient, 16 years or older and have lots of energy! A minimum 3.5 hour commitment per week for the summer is required.

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Guest Chef

Each month we are in need of a few guest chefs to help prepare a healthy meal for about 55 of our students & 10 adults. As a guest chef your first responsibility is to be a positive role model for the students in our Kids Connection Program. Secondly, you will work to help hone their kitchen skills and learn about nutritional cooking. Our guest chefs work with kids between the ages of 5 and 11 in our commercial kitchen and are assisted by staff and other trained volunteers. Our guest chefs are here from about 3-6pm on the weekday that they choose to participate. They work with Chef Dan, our in-house chef, to decide upon meal selection. In 2013, chefs from Crave, Blue Plate Restaurants, Solera, Café Latte and the American Culinary Federation have all been guest chefs in our Kids Cafe, as well as a few “foodies” who also know how to cook for a group. Often our guest chefs work with their restaurants to also provide the ingredients for that evening’s meal. If this sounds like a good opportunity for you or you know of a restaurant/chef that may be interested, just click “I’M IN,” fill out a few forms and we will get back to you right away!

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Parent Coach

This is a great opportunity for students in Family Social Science or Marriage & Family Therapy Programs, or even community members wanting to share their parenting skills. Our Parent Coaches work with families who have been court ordered for supervised or monitored visitation and need assistance in their parenting skills. Your volunteer experience will include conducting interviews, presenting a parenting curriculum, writing objective reports, maintaining client files and writing case notes. Having knowledge of divorce issues is helpful but not necessary. A six month, one shift per week commitment is required in order for your family to complete a 26 week parent coaching curriculum. That one shift can be Tuesday through Friday from 5-9pm or Saturday/Sunday from of 8 to 12, 11 to 3 or 2 to 6pm. That shift needs to be consistent during the course of your volunteer experience.

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