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Why Volunteer with CommonBond?

We believe a home is the foundation for everything in life. At CommonBond housing is paired with supportive services that provide youth academic and enrichment programs, job assistance, health and wellness services, and community engagement opportunities for adults and seniors. This leads to youth who excel in school, adults who find employment and advance in their jobs, and older adults who live independently longer.

Our work is done in partnership with local community, governmental, corporate, and philanthropic sectors but one of our most important partnerships is with our volunteers. In 2021 we engaged 240 volunteers through both in-person and virtual volunteer opportunities, allowing us to increase our support for residents during a challenging year.

Read below to learn how we utilize volunteers throughout CommonBond and how you can join us in our mission!

Work With Youth

Now more than ever youth need that one-on-one academic and social emotional support that a tutor and mentor can provide. At CommonBond we work with K-12 grade youth in various afterschool programs to do just that.

Volunteering will be in-person this year and we are still requiring all volunteers be vaccinated against COVID-19


Join Study Buddies and be matched with an elementary school student to strengthen their literacy skills while building a positive and lasting relationship. We provide tailored curriculum and activities to structure your time with your buddy, as well as tutor trainings and on-site staff support, to ensure you have the tools you need to make a positive impact.

  • Volunteers meet with their buddies for 75 minutes weekly for the duration of a school-year.


Join Homework Center and team up with staff to support youth with their schoolwork, engage in enrichment activities and otherwise contribute to a positive and welcoming program space. We provide training and on-site staff support to make sure you are set to make a positive difference.

  • Volunteers join for 1 – 2 hours weekly for at least the duration of a semester.


Become a Teen Tutor and mentor a middle or high school student to prepare them to succeed in school and life beyond. Teen Tutoring volunteers primarily support their student through upper-level math and writing tutoring, and also have opportunities to interact with mentoring conversations, casual sports, special enrichment events, and more! We provide training and on-site staff support to make sure you are set to make a positive difference.

  • Volunteers join for 1-2 hours weekly for at least the duration of a semester.

CommonBond features program locations throughout the Twin Cities metro, with sessions meeting Monday to Thursday, between 4:00 and 7:00.


Volunteering: What's Next?

Already a volunteer with us? Sign into our online portal to see your schedule, record volunteer hours, and update your contact information.

CommonBond Volunteer Portal

However you choose to volunteer, you’ll make a positive impact on your community. If you’d like to learn more about CommonBond volunteer opportunities and availability, contact us today.

Making a meaningful change in your community can start with a small act of kindness. In 2021, we had 240 individuals invest their time to help children and adults living in CommonBond communities. These volunteer efforts helped residents learn new skills, stay on top of their studies, and achieve personal goals throughout a deeply challenging year.

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