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Join us in our work! Are you interested in helping adults improve their skills so they can move ahead in their jobs, prepare for further education or enhance their daily lives? Consider volunteering in our Adult Basic Education | ABE classrooms. Meet new people from your community and work with them as they build literacy skills and achieve their goals.

Morning and evening positions are available in Apple Valley. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to make a difference in the lives of adult learners! Summer schedule.

  • No experience is necessary
  • Free training provided
  • Time commitment is two to three hours per week
  • We strongly encourage volunteers who are people of color, indigenous, immigrants and refugees, LBGTQ+ and people with disabilities

Volunteers help in many ways, including

  • Assisting in a classroom
  • Teaching or co-teaching
  • Tutoring one-to-one

Want to know more? Check out Literacy Minnesota for tips, training and information sessions.

Contact us today! Complete the application and/or email or call 952-431-8316.

Volunteer Helping Adult Students


Congratulations to Nisha Rana on receiving Literacy Minnesota’s Outstanding Volunteer Award

Nisha has accumulated more than 270 hours of service to date in the District 196 Adult Basic Education (ABE) program. “Nisha’s contributions directly impact the positive progress made by our online English Learner (EL) students. She helps students one-on-one and in small groups gain language, computer literacy and online learning skills to help create a robust class of online learning,” states online ABE teacher, Keith Lewis.

Receiving volunteer award

L to R: Nisha Rana, ABE volunteer; Keith Lewis, online ABE teacher; Eric Lind, ABE manager