Learning Exchange

www.metrosouth.org  

Agency Description: Learning Exchange provides customized Community Education classes for adults with developmental disabilities in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield.

Job Description: Classroom assistant volunteers are needed for classes which meet during evenings, primarily Thursdays, with some Tuesdays from approximately 7 pm to 8:30 pm. Each class needs from 2 to 6 volunteers. Paid instructors lead the class, volunteers assist.

Class topics range from crafts to independent living to performing arts to cooking. We especially need volunteers in cooking classes where the ratio is 3 students to 1 volunteer.  Volunteers are requested to take a 1.5 hour training, which counts as part of your hours. Volunteers need their own transportation, as various classes are in the four cities listed above.

Volunteer Training: on Thurs., Sept. 20, from 4:00-5:30 pm at our offices: Bloomington Community Ed./Metro South/Learning Exchange, 2575 West 88th St., Bloomington. (West of Penn Ave. on 88th, 3-story tan building, go to north entrance of building with 2575 above the door, go to 3rd floor, Metro South ABE computer room 328 - look for signs.)  Bring your scheduling calendar to sign up for volunteer dates and the completed application that would have been emailed to you.  Need a different training date?  Email Janet - see below.

How to Apply: Spaces are limited, register soon! Contact Janet Clarke by email: jclarke@isd271.org 

Include: your phone number, email address and number of volunteer hours required for your class. Tell Janet if you are able to attend a volunteer training on Thurs., Sept. 20  from 4:00-5:30 pm or if you need to arrange another training date.  Janet will email you an application to fill out and bring to training.  (Note: The application for Learning Exchange is different than the one for Metro South Volunteers.)  Questions? Email or call Janet: 952-681-6121