Volunteer Opportunities at Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge
Computer Basics Instructor
We have an immediate need for Computer Basics instructors. These classes focus on learning Office 2007. There are ongoing women’s classes on Tuesday afternoons and men’s classes on Friday afternoons (each class is 90 minutes). We are not looking for experts. If you have a good understanding of Word, Excel, and/or Outlook and can facilitate a group of 4-12 students through video tutorials, classroom discussion and work book exercises - you would be a perfect fit.
Women’s Program Support
We are also in need of Women’s Program Support who can help our staff at the Women’s houses. We are looking for assertive, faith-filled women that would be available to spend regular and valuable time with the female residents. You’d accompany the women on walks, help them study, lead them in crafts (sewing, art, scrapbooking, etc.) or assist them with various projects. We have day and evening slots available, with evening hours being our greatest need.
Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge is looking for a licensed Psychiatrist to come in on a regular basis to provide medical care for students with mental health needs.
Volunteer drivers needed to take residents to and from appointments, doctor visits, job interviews, and legal maters. Volunteers have to be at least 25 years of age, have to have a clean driving record (driver background checks will be run), and they have to not be taking any medications that may interfere with their driving capability. Drivers will also need to go through a behind the wheel training course which includes watching a DVD regarding driving 15-passenger van and a skills course with the vehicle maintenance director. Successful completion of this course as well as the recommendation of the VH maintenance director is required.
Reliable individuals needed to provide one on one tutoring in high school subjects to program residents. Weekday afternoon or evening hours available.
We are looking for mature men and women of God who have a passion to be disciple makers. We are asking for a commitment of two Saturday afternoons a month, however, the deans do make allowances for mentors to see their residents on an alternate night of the week if Saturdays are not possible. For more information please see our mentor page.
Christian Education Program
PT individuals needed to help review self-study assignments, assist with scripture memorization, and build relationships with residents. Later morning hours.
Assertive men and women needed to supervise, provide leadership to, and develop mentoring relationships with residents in our residential program. Individuals needed to go on walks with residents, lead them in crafts such as sewing, art, scrap booking or other creative projects, help them study, and various other activities as needed. Evening hours.
PT individuals needed to help with photocopying, putting manuals together and other light clerical work. Volunteers can contribute their time anytime Mon-Thurs 9-5.
Personal trainer/Fitness instructor
Personal trainers for both the men’s and women’s program to come to our Adult & Teen Challenge locations once or twice weekly. Working with residents to teach proper techniques in weight training, along with nutrition ideas.
Barber for men’s haircutting and stylist for women’s haircutting
In need of individuals to volunteer their hair cutting experience for the Men’s and Women’s program. They would work with the program staff to set up times to cut hair. These hours would be flexible and open to the volunteer as to their schedule.
General volunteer pool
Staff is in need of volunteers to work with both men’s and women’s staff to be on call to assist program staff in the day to day operations at the various Adult & Teen Challenge houses. These “on call” volunteers would be on a list for the program staff to utilize for certain situations that may arise in this ever growing ministry. These volunteers would called by program staff and be given instructions as to location and need.
Teachers - Business Professionals
We are in need of business professionals to help students in our job readiness class prepare for employment. Topics include resumes, cover letters, networking, interviewing, and helping students understand what businesses are looking for when hiring. Any experience in these areas would be a blessing to the students.
Teaching Computer Classes
Computer Basics 1 (CB1)
Course Description: Learn the basics of operating computers - from turning them on, to using a keyboard and mouse, to sending emails. A typing tutor program will teach you how to type and increase your speed. You will also be introduced to a few basic software programs that are now commonplace in our society. Overcome your fear of the unknown with computers, and learn how you can use them to help you to succeed in the future, both personally and professionally.
Computer Basics 2 (CB2)
Course Description: You will be introduced to Microsoft Office 2007/2010 (the workplace standard for computers) through the use of an audio/visual tutorial. This personal-paced tutorial will offer introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels on Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The Tutorial will also be installed on all Aftercare computers and in your residence hall computer labs so you can continue to work on it at your own pace. Basic computer proficiency is recommended.
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