Volunteer Opportunities

Listed are Sociology- related open volunteer opportunities.

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In 2018, GHEI will be offering three volunteer sessions: Community Health Evaluation 1 and Community Health Evaluation deep dive, and Girls’ Empowerment, each for two or three weeks, and taking place in Ghana.

GHEI Summer Serve and Learn volunteer programs offer participants the chance to be immersed in a rural Ghanaian community and work alongside local staff members in support of a small community development organization’s year-round health and education programs. All volunteers will have the opportunity to develop and strengthen their skills in cross-cultural communication, project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and community outreach, all while working in a low-resource environment alongside local and international counterparts to achieve a common goal. Please visit our website www.ghei.org/ssl to learn more.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email communications@ghei.org.

Special Advisor Drive for the

 Nutritious U Food Pantry in conjunction with our Presentation on Student Housing and Food Instability workshop

Did you know that the U Food Pantry is open 2 days/month and has seen hundreds of students come through? When asked what they need, they said,


[Food to eat and Pots to cook the food in]

 We want to bombard them with both!!

Donate directly to the Nutritious U Food Pantry by clicking here

 Indicate Homeless Student Initiative in the Special Instructions section

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Ellen Sackrison,

“WATCH’s mission is to make the justice system more effective and responsive in handling cases of violence, particularly against women and children, and to create a more informed and involved public.

WATCH volunteers monitor over 5,000 hearings each year in Hennepin County courts to ensure that women and children best interests are kept in mind. http://www.watchmn.org/

Hennepin County Juvenile Probation

Contact: Barbara Ritchie, Barbara.Ritchie@hennepin.us

Volunteer positions available:
Court Navigator–Monday 12:45-3:30pm, Tuesday 9-11:30am, Wednesday 7:50-10:30am
Gun Offender Program Assistant–Tuesdays 4-7pm, Thursdays, 4-7pm
Menu of Services Project Assistant–15-20+ hours/week during traditional business hours

Hennepin County Mentors for Success

Contact: Joe Durocher, joseph.durocher@hennepin.us
Mentors meet with their mentees for a minimum of 1-2 hours/week for a year. The mentors serve as positive role models to youth in Hennepin County to help them achieve academic and personal success.

Council on Crime and Justice
Crime Advocate Volunteer Position

Contact: Lisa, crimevictims@crimeandjustice.org
Volunteers must complete two training days and commit for at least one year of volunteering for at least 3 eight hour shifts/month. Work from home!

Volunteers provide crisis counseling, support, guidance, and information to victims, witnesses, and other concerned persons who call the 24 hour hotline.

MnCoSA (Minnesota Department of Corrections, Minnesota Circles of Support & Accountability)

Contact: Sarah King, sarah.king@state.mn.us and Kevin Nelson, kevin.nelson@state.mn.us

MnCosa is based on a successful, nationally-recognized restorative justice model. A circle is made up of Circle Member (volunteers), a Core Member (released individual convicted of a sexual offense), and and Outer Circle (professionals).

Volunteers must complete 15 hours of training, commit to 1 year of involvement (circles meet 1-2 hours/week for an average of 4 hours peer month).

Circle members work in teams of 4-6 with a Core Member and are supported by an Outer Circle of professionals. Circles meet regularly to provide support to the Core Member as he/she begins to lead a responsible, productive, and accountable life while working on reintegration into the community–finding housing, employment, transportation, medical assistance, mental/chemical health care, friendship, and acceptance.

University YMCA – Volunteer Opportunity

Thanks to President Northrup inviting the campus Y to be in partnership with the U of M we are now approaching 130 years! Did you know the campus Y movement at the U of M was the first to offer all the students services and affairs (i.e. housing/student affairs/financial aid/freshmen camp/advising/career services/travel/study support etc) at the U? The history is rich and transformational!

2016 moving forward — College students engage in the UY within immersive opportunities (locally and nationally) — leading is a process at the UY — they build relationships and are mentored to lead with hope, compassion, stability and TRUST! An incredible compliment to all majors and career pathways.

Undergrad/grad Work Study and Volunteer opportunities – non-profit management-health-wellness-literacy-college access-youth development-college student develop AND a partnership with an amazing global non-profit – the Y of the Greater Twin Cities!

Every day, we work to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive, please join our cause and share the information below as widely as possible.

Get Involved!
University YMCA – Connecting Campus to Community!

The University YMCA is a vibrant campus community that is diverse, inclusive and global – a place where all are welcome and all can thrive! Consider a variety of ways to make a difference and develop as social change agents – innovate – inspire and add “Y” sparkle to your resume as well. Come in with new ideas or join current opportunities!

Interested in one time volunteer opportunities? We’ve got a variety! You could come join us for a community impact event (i.e. making sandwiches for the homeless) or volunteer to be on a panel and to talk to youth about your college experience (Y Empower to Succeed youth workshops)! Interested in one time volunteer opportunities? Apply here to learn more about short term volunteer opportunities!

Make a difference in the life of young people and be a positive role model and more! Apply here. Two youth serving programs available, work study and volunteer options, two semester commitment preferred.

Want to learn more? Email Volunteer Coordinator at the UY Sonia.paredes@ymcamn.org