Success Beyond the Classroom

Every year Success Beyond the Classroom (SBC) brings innovative field-trip and after school enrichment programming to students in the Twin Cities. We need YOUR help to make it all happen!

We have many flexible, one-day volunteer opportunities perfect for individuals, corporate groups, retirees, high school groups, and community organizations. Check out our volunteer opportunities  below. Ready to sign up? Fill in an application today! 

Please note, it may take up to 48 hours to process your application. To ensure a safe environment for our students, all volunteers are asked to complete an annual background check (at no cost to you). 

Questions? Check out our help videos below or contact Betsy Narr, SBC Volunteer Coordinator, at 612-638-1536 or

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Knowledge Bowl

Knowledge Bowl is an after-school competition for 6th-12th graders focused on academics, teamwork, and community. During a Knowledge Bowl meet, teams of students in 6th-12th grade answer questions related to math, science, social studies, language arts, and current events. If you love trivia, this is the volunteer opportunity for you!

Volunteers are needed to help run the competition. New volunteers will be paired with an experienced volunteer or coach. On-site training is provided before the meet begins. 

Middle Grades Season is November - February.
Senior High Season is December - February.

Where: Middle Schools & High Schools across the Metro

Time Commitment: Approximately 3:30 until 8:00 PM

Sign-up By: 1 week prior to meet

Activity Shifts Start End
Middle Grades KB - Regionals @ Northdale Middle School 1 2/11/2020 2/11/2020
Middle Grades KB - Regionals @ South St. Paul Secondary 1 2/4/2020 2/4/2020
Middle Grades KB - State @ Cologne Academy 1 2/22/2020 2/22/2020
Senior High KB - Academy of Holy Angels 1 2/6/2020 2/6/2020
Senior High KB - Prior Lake High School 1 2/4/2020 2/4/2020
Senior High KB - Spring Lake Park High School 1 2/11/2020 2/11/2020


STEMLink brings STEM careers to life as 5th and 6th grade students work with college instructors and industry professionals from the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math. Students attend a keynote address and participate in three interactive breakout sessions while on a college campus in college labs.

Red Shirt Volunteers are needed as Team Leaders and Classroom Assistants as well as a Lunch Team. This is a fast-paced high-energy day where students and volunteers will learn something new. No experience required, just an interest in STEM and working with kids.    

When & Where: 
Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ Dunwoody College of Technology, Mpls
Friday, May 15, May 2020 @ Normandale Community College, Bloomington
TBA, May 2020 @ Century College, White Bear Lake

Time Commitment: Varies based on volunteer role

Sign-up By: 5 days prior to event  

Please note, if you are looking to register a large group to volunteer at STEMLink, please contact Betsy Narr at 612-638-1536 for opportunities.



Activity Shifts Start End
Lunch Team @ Century College 2 5/20/2020 5/21/2020
Lunch Team @ Dunwoody College of Technology 1 3/12/2020 3/12/2020
Lunch Team @ Normandale Community College 1 5/15/2020 5/15/2020
Team Leader @ Century College 2 5/20/2020 5/21/2020
Team Leader @ Dunwoody College of Technology 1 3/12/2020 3/12/2020
Team Leader @ Normandale Community College 1 5/15/2020 5/15/2020

Young Authors Conference

Young Authors Conference (YAC) gives 4th-8th grade students the opportunity to learn from professionals with real writing experience. Students attend a keynote address and three interactive writing sessions led by local fiction and non-fiction writers. Students leave YAC with a greater passion to write and a new set of strategies and ideas with which to experiment. 

Red Shirt Volunteers are needed to assist with lunch, guide students on campus, monitor the book fair and open mic, and ensure that students have a fun and exciting day!

Friday, March 20, 2020
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Friday, May 29, 2020

Where: Bethel University

Time Commitment: 7:30 AM to about 2:00 PM

Sign-up By: 5 days prior to event


Activity Shifts Start End
General Event Support @ Bethel University 5 3/20/2020 5/29/2020
Lunch Team @ Bethel University 5 3/20/2020 5/29/2020