Watch a child’s face light up when they learn to read a new word. Celebrate with a teen when they hear back from their first choice school. Deepen your community connection as you get to know neighbors. Every interaction you have with a CommonBond resident is impactful. There are many ways to support your community and give back through volunteering opportunities with CommonBond.

Ready to Apply? Let's Make a Difference!

Making a meaningful change in your community can start with a small act of kindness. In 2018, we had 321 individuals invest their time and talent to help children and adults living in CommonBond communities. These volunteer efforts helped residents learn new skills, explore talents, and achieve personal goals in amazing ways. 


Lend a Hand, or Two

Whether you invest time each week or help with a special event, playing a role in the successes, big or small, of CommonBond residents is a fulfilling experience. Use your own skills, experiences, and expertise to make a positive impact on someone’s life, all while deepening your connection to the community you call home. Here are some of our most popular and impactful volunteer opportunities:

  • Study Buddies: Match with a student for a weekly 1:1 tutoring experience.
  • Homework Center: Support youth with their homework success.
  • Teen Program: Help middle and high school students with homework and work toward post-graduation goals.
  • Special Events: Assist in creating and supporting great events that strengthen our mission.
Coincidental Connection: A Study Buddies Story

Bahjo, a resident, and Hayley, a Macalester College student, worked together in our Study Buddy program on reading and homework assignments. When Bahjo arrived at their Study Buddies session, she told her about the Battle of the Books. When she said that she wanted to enter Bo at Ballard Creek into the competition, Hayley was floored.


Skyline Tower Teens Help Build Midway Peace Park

The Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area is a national leader in accessible parks and open space. But for the residents of St. Paul’s Midway neighborhood, finding open, outdoor spaces has proven to be more of a challenge. Luckily, some youth residents at CommonBond’s Skyline Tower community have been heavily involved in the development of the new Midway Peace Park, and their dedication to their community has been nothing short of extraordinary.