Volunteer & Mentor



Who volunteers?

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!

  • You are

    • 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)

  • Time commitment

    • at least a quarter/semester (3-5 months) or longer preferred

    • Monday-Friday — 1:45pm-3pm (GGAL) or

    • Tuesday and Thursday — 4pm-5:30pm (GGAL)

    • Saturday homework help — 12pm-3pm + other flexible hours (WeLEAD)

    • 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

Email the program coordinator of your interested program:

  • Nancy Vang, GGAL Program Coordinator

    nancy@womenofwise.org (GGAL Volunteer applicants)

  • See Lee, WeLEAD Program Coordinator

    slee@womenofwise.org (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 nancy@womenofwise.org.


WeLead Mentor

WeLEAD Mentors work with immigrant and refugee women who are pursuing post-secondary education. 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 See at slee@womenofwise.org.