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Ready to help us empower people and change lives? The Minneapolis Urban League volunteers play an important role in the work that we do to improve the wellbeing of African descendants in the Twin Cities. We’re looking for people who want to help us carry out our mission through volunteerism. Adults age 18 and older can volunteer with the Minneapolis Urban League.


Current Opportunities



As a mentor, you’ll provide support, guidance and advice to high school students in the Black Gems program. Mentors meet with students monthly while they are in high school and stay connected with them through their freshman year of college. Background check required.



As a tutor, you’ll provide high school students in our Black Gems program help with writing, English, math and more. Tutoring sessions are scheduled with each student individually during the school year. Background check required.


Guest Presenter

We’re looking for experts in financial literacy, writing and storytelling, emotional intelligence and more. Experts will present on their area of expertise to students in our Black Gems program. Presenters will be asked to give 1-2 hours of their time per school year.


Family Day Event

As a Family Day volunteer, you can help bring entertainment, food, fun and resources to families in North Minneapolis. The 30th Annual Family day is on is Saturday, Aug. 24th, 2019. Volunteers can sign up for a three-hour time slot and will receive a free t-shirt to wear on the day of the event.

Unity Ball Event

As a Unity Ball volunteer, you can help bring this event to life. Volunteers will help with registration and day-of-event activities. The Annual Unity Ball will be held in the Fall of 2019. To register, email the Minneapolis Urban League.

If you’re interested and want to learn more about volunteer opportunities, send us an email using the button above or call 612-302-3100.

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