LOCAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Brian Coyle Center
There is regular need for food shelf support, after-school tutoring, and other services. They also coordinate a number of civic engagement events and opportunities–like the Neighborhood Multicultural Dinner and Women’s Night Out–that often need volunteers. Contact the Brian Coyle Center directly for more information.

Cedar-Riverside Adult Education Collaborative
Assist an ELL teacher in a classroom setting once a week for a semester. Help teach adults English language skills and provide the support necessary to pursue personal educational and employment goals.

Common Ground, The Center for Integrative Leadership
CIL is pleased to promote and support the work of Common Grounds, a interdisciplinary student-led graduate student team that applies the concept of integrative leadership to community challenges. Guided by the principle that complex problems require cross-sector collaboration, Common Grounds brings together 30 graduate students from across the University of Minnesota to explore community issues; provide professional research and consultation services to community organizations; and practice and promote integrative leadership.

West Bank Business Association
The business association meets every other Thursday and plans events such as the West Bank Ride, West Bank Crawl, and occasional neighborhood picnics and festivals that often need volunteers. See their website for current needs, or attend a meeting.

The Cedar Cultural Center
Become a volunteer usher, concessions, or ticket sales person and reap the benefit of free concerts.

Midwest Mountaineering
This business holds several big events throughout the year, including Women’s Night Out, Outdoor Adventure Expo, and Extreme Sports among others. They often need volunteers to do routine tasks such as distribute flyers/tickets, offer directions to participants, or help with tear down/clean up. They also host free yoga early on Saturday mornings. Get on their mailing list.

African Development Center
ADC is occasionally looking for people with specific skill sets in finance, housing, and business development to provide volunteer support to their various programs. Reach out directly.

Community Service Learning Center
For more individual, ongoing opportunities in the broader community (greater MSP area), see the Service Learning Website. Opportunities include Abbot Northwestern Hospital, Ramsey County Resliliency Program, AccessAbility, and Aeon to name a few.

HHH Alumni Services
This office coordinates the annual Humphrey Day of Service in September, which PASA provides support to.

HHH Career Services
Our own Career Services will often forward other volunteer and internship activities to the student body, so stay attentive to your inbox.

Twin Cities Public Engagement Initiatives
If you are interested in what the University overall is doing in community engagement, visit the Public Engagement Council’s website or speak with Laura Bloomberg.

 

WELLNESS AT HUMPHREY
PASA cares about the wellness of the Humphrey community- whether physical, mental, emotional, or social. The position of Wellness Officer was created to advocate for the health and wellbeing of Humphrey students and to provide resources on wellness and self-care.

The Wellness Committee meets quarterly and is comprised of Humphrey students, staff, faculty, administrators, and the PASA wellness officer, who collaborate on efforts to promote physical and mental wellness at Humphrey. Meetings are open to all students, staff, and faculty. Meeting times are announced in Que Pasa, PASA’s weekly e-mail newsletter.

The Humphrey Association for Disabilities and Mental Illness is a student group open to all students (as well as staff and faculty) which focuses on destigmatizing and raising awareness around disability and mental health.

 

DIVERSITY INITIATIVES
The Diversity Committee consists of staff, faculty members, and student representatives with a goal of increasing diversity among the Humphrey Community. The PASA’s Diversity Officer acts as a liaison between the student body and the Committee to achieve that goal, along with other student representatives.

Students can get involved with six working groups in the Diversity Committee addressing various issues relating to diversity. If you have any questions, you can contact Joel Mixon (mixon005@umn.edu).

Students can also join several student groups focusing on particular diversity issues such as the Humphrey Student of Color Association (HSOCA); the Humphrey Association for Disabilities and Mental Illness (HADMI); the Humphrey International Student Association (HISA); or the Gender, Sex, & Policy Event Committee (GSPEC).