Volunteer with CommonBond

Join our dedicated team of volunteers.

Connect with our Study Buddies program to provide youth with 1-on-1 literacy support, or join a Homework Center or Teen Program and team up with staff to support youth and teens with their schoolwork, and contribute to a positive and welcoming program space. Do you have experience, or interest in, finance or board service? Join one of our Community Advisory Boards to support housing stability for residents. We'd love to have you join us!

Explore the many ways to volunteer

Summer Youth and Teen Programs

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our eight-week Summer Youth and Teen Programming! Work alongside CommonBond staff to provide literacy support, mentorship, and enrichment activities for youth (K – 5th grade) and teens (6th grade and up). An application, background check, and short orientation are required. We have openings at several of our housing communities throughout the Twin Cities metro:

Community Advisory Boards

Help with community awareness and advocacy – Are you looking to learn more about the importance of affordable housing in your community? Do you have experience in finance or board service? Consider joining a Community Advisory Board.  

Community Advisory Board members help to advance the goal of creating and sustaining homes for all. Board meetings are a unique opportunity to connect with CommonBond staff, residents, and other community members to learn firsthand about the successes and challenges our housing communities are facing.  

As a board member, you will review the financial audit for a housing community and attend the annual meeting, typically scheduled between April and June during regular business hours, for a one-hour meeting. We are looking for volunteers with finance or board service experience but anyone with an interest in board service or affordable housing is encouraged to apply. The enrollment process consists of an application and phone interview.  

Multiple locations: Any location/join virtually; Blaine, MN; Bloomington, MN; Crystal, MN; Delano, MN; Howard Lake, MN; Franklin, WI; Fridley, MN; Little Canada, MN; Little Falls, MN; Maplewood, MN; Minneapolis, MN; Northfield, MN; Oakdale, MN; Plymouth, MN; Robbinsdale, MN; Rochester, MN; Wayzata, MN. 

Click here to apply to join a Community Advisory Board.

To read about a volunteer experience firsthand, check out our Volunteer Spotlight of Mena, who currently volunteers as a Study Buddy.

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