Volunteer


Are you interested in serving refugees and immigrants in Minnesota? We would love to have you volunteer at KOM! Volunteers give their time to support refugees and immigrants as they transition to their new life in Minnesota. They are an important part of increasing KOM’s services.

 

Current Opportunities

Summer Youth Karen Club Volunteer

Availability: Open

Sign up to chaperone field trips, help with transportation, lead an activity, and more this summer with our Karen and Karenni youth. Program schedule: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 12 p.m. – 4 p.m., June 25—August 16. (Friday programming will include offsite field trips to local “fun site” and time may vary slightly.)

Summer Youth Leadership Advisor

Availability: Open

Join us this Summer 2024 to support young Karen and Karenni leaders! Be an advisor as they develop their own service-learning projects. At the end of the summer, join us as a chaperone to Knyaw Camp, a camp organized by The Urban Village for Karen and Karenni youth and young adults to reconnect with their roots. Volunteer for 1-3 sessions per week for up to 10 weeks between June 25 – August 29, 2024.

K-12 Tutor with New Arrivals

Availability: Open

Help K-12 students who have been in the U.S. for less than five years with homework and practicing English skills. KOM is partnering with four community organizations in the Youth & Family Coach Program to provide tutoring for students who speak a variety of languages, including: Somali, Amharic, Oromo, Pashto, Dari, Karen, Karenni, and Ukrainian. Tutors volunteer at least 1-3 hours/week on weekday afternoons or evenings, either in-person or online. Tutors needed for Summer 2024!

Mock Interview Volunteer

Availability: Open

Help a diverse group of students practice interviews as part of a classroom workshop, supporting them in pursuing careers in the human services and interpreting fields. Sign-up to help with the next workshop on Wednesday, June 26th!

 

Civic Engagement Volunteer

Availability: Open

Build your communications skills while also helping the community be more involved in the electoral process! We need volunteers to help our Civic Engagement Coordinator make phone calls to make sure everyone who is eligible is registered to vote in the 2024 elections. Phone banking, and Get Out The Vote volunteer shifts are available October 14th through November 5th, 2024!

Human Services Volunteer

Availability: Open

Are you interested in assisting refugees with social services? KOM is looking for college students or adults bilingual in English and Karen to assist KOM staff with walk-in appointments and other program activities.

Human services volunteers assist clients with Ramsey County paperwork, reading mail, making phone calls, and more. Human services volunteers must be available for at least 2 hours each week and commit to a 3-month volunteer period.

KOM Board Member

Availability: Open

Our Board of Directors is seeking new candidates who are motivated to be actively involved in furthering the mission of KOM. Please read the position description for more info about our board and expectations.

 

Karen Club After-School Helper

Availability: Closed

Are you interested in helping with our Karen Club afterschool with middle and high school students? KOM is partnering with 4 Saint Paul Public Schools this 2023-2024 year. We are looking for volunteers to provide homework help for students, help with individual and small group projects, support games and activities, chaperone field trips, and more. Program runs from October – May.

College Tutor

Availability: Closed

Are you interested in tutoring at the college level? Have a passion for studying languages? We are looking for tutors to support students who are studying to be interpreters and CNAs in our career training programs. Tutor at least once per week through May 2023.

TRIN program weekly sessions will be held from 3:00 – 5:00pm on weekdays. CNA class will be held from 9:00am – 12:00pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at KOM’s office.

Contact

Suzanne Olive
Volunteer Coordinator

solive@mnkaren.org

651-202-3112

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