Volunteer & Mentor
Volunteering at WISE is a rewarding and impactful experience. Our volunteers are the core of our programs and make the work we do possible. Although our volunteers and mentors are typically college students in the St. Paul area, we accept any passionate individual willing to help!
passionate about girls empowerment, gender equity, education, and/or helping communities in need
open-minded and culturally sensitive
Second language skills a plus! (most needed: Spanish, Oromo, Karen, Somali)
at least a quarter/semester (3-5 months) or longer preferred
Monday-Friday 1:45pm-3pm or
Tuesday and Thursday 4pm-5:30pm
Saturday homework help 12pm-3pm
Some events if available
Time commitment is flexible and you are not required to attend all open sessions; however, we ask that you keep a consistent volunteer schedule
how to volunteer
Complete the Volunteer/Mentor Application and send it to
Nancy Vang, GGAL Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org (GGAL Volunteer applicants)
Pamela Zeller, Executive Director, at email@example.com (WeLEAD Volunteer applicants)
Girls getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) Mentor
GGAL Mentors assist our Program Coordinator at our daily sessions. The activities include homework help as well as assisting with leadership, advocacy, and self-esteem workshops. Mentors with applicable second language skills may also assist with translating/interpreting. As a GGAL Mentor you are there to support the participants and help foster a sense of community in each group. Your presence means a lot to our participants and inspires them to work hard.
If you are interested in becoming a GGAL mentor or have any questions, please email Nancy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WeLEAD Mentors work with our participants who have made it through the Girls Getting Ahead in Leadership (GGAL) program and are now in college. Mentors are mainly involved in assisting with homework and helping the participants access different resources for work, school, or other priorities.
If you are interested in being a WeLEAD mentor or have any questions, please email Pamela at email@example.com.