Success Beyond the Classroom


Welcome SBC Volunteers!

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 Julie Schaal, SBC Volunteer Coordinator, at 612-638-1540 or julie.schaal@metroecsu.org

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CreativeCon

At CreativeCon, 5th-8th graders learn that the ability to think creatively and problem solve is essential for all ages and in all areas of life. Students attend interactive sessions highlighting the ways creativity and problem solving are applied in STEM, the arts, and across all careers.
Red Shirt Volunteers are needed to help presenters and students in the hands-on sessions, assist with lunch, guide students at the Science Museum, and ensure that students have a fun and exciting day!

When: Tues, Nov. 13 & Wed, Nov. 14, 2018

Where: Science Museum of MN, St. Paul

Time Commitment: Varies based on volunteer role

Sign-up By: October 1, 2018

 

Activity Shifts Start End
Classroom Assistant @ Science Museum of MN 0 11/13/2018 11/14/2018
General Event Support @ Science Museum of MN 0 11/13/2018 11/14/2018
Lunch Team @ Science Museum of MN 0 11/13/2018 11/14/2018

Creativity Festival

At the Creativity Festival, 3rd-5th graders learn that the ability to think creatively and problem solve is essential for all ages and in all areas of life. Students attend interactive sessions highlighting the ways creativity and problem solving are applied in STEM, the arts, and across all careers.

Red Shirt Volunteers are needed to help presenters and students in the hands-sessions, assist with lunch, guide students on campus, and ensure that students have a fun and exciting day!

When: Tues, Jan. 8 & Wed, Jan. 9, 2019

Where: Ted Mann Concert Hall at the University of MN

Time Commitment: Varies based on volunteer role

Sign-up By: December 7, 2018

            

Activity Shifts Start End
Classroom Assistant @ U of MN 2 1/8/2019 1/9/2019
General Event Support @ U of MN 2 1/8/2019 1/9/2019
Lunch Team @ U of MN 2 1/8/2019 1/9/2019
Set-up Team @ U of MN 1 1/7/2019 1/7/2019

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!

Volunteer Judges 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. 

When:
Middle Grades Season is November - February.
Senior High Season is December - April.

Where: Middle Schools & High Schools across the Metro

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

Sign-up By: 3 weeks prior to meet

 

Activity Shifts Start End
A. Judge @ St. Anthony Village Middle School - Kick-Off Meet 1 11/13/2018 11/13/2018
B. Judge @ Lake Harriet Upper School, Minneapolis - Kick-Off Meet 1 11/15/2018 11/15/2018
C. Judge @ Anoka Middle School for the Arts - Season Meet 1 1 12/4/2018 12/4/2018
D. Judge @ Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Chaska - Season Meet 1 1 12/6/2018 12/6/2018
E. Judge @ St. Anthony Village Middle School - Season Meet 1 1 12/11/2018 12/11/2018
F. Judge @ Minnetonka Middle School West - Season Meet 2 1 1/8/2019 1/8/2019
G. Judge @ Oak View Middle School, Andover - Season Meet 2 1 1/10/2019 1/10/2019
H. Judge @ John Glenn Middle School, Maplewood - Season Meet 2 1 1/15/2019 1/15/2019
I. Judge @ Northdale Middle School, Coon Rapids - Regionals 1 2/5/2019 2/5/2019
J. Judge @ South St. Paul Secondary - Regionals 1 2/12/2019 2/12/2019
K. Judge @ Hastings Middle School - State Meet 1 2/23/2019 2/23/2019

Office Support

In-office volunteers are essential at Success Beyond the Classroom! Scheduling is flexible and may include a one-time commitment or ongoing opportunities. Past projects included assembling lanyards, collating supplies, sorting signs, prepping event materials, and data entry. Contact Julie Schaal, SBC Volunteer Coordinator, to learn more at julie.schaal@metroecsu.org or 612-638-1540.

  

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In-Office Support 1

STEMLink

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: 
Thurs, March 14, 2019 @ Dunwoody College of Technology, Mpls
Fri, May 17, 2019 @ Normandale Community College, Bloomington
Wed, May 22 & Thurs, May 23 2019 @ Century College, White Bear Lake

Time Commitment: Varies based on volunteer role

Sign-up By: 3 weeks prior to event      

     

 

Activity Shifts Start End
Classroom Assistant @ Century College 2 5/22/2019 5/23/2019
Classroom Assistant @ Dunwoody College of Technology 1 3/14/2019 3/14/2019
Classroom Assistant @ Normandale Community College 1 5/17/2019 5/17/2019
Lunch Team @ Century College 2 5/22/2019 5/23/2019
Lunch Team @ Dunwoody College of Technology 1 3/14/2019 3/14/2019
Lunch Team @ Normandale Community College 1 5/17/2019 5/17/2019
Team Leader @ Century College 2 5/22/2019 5/23/2019
Team Leader @ Dunwoody College of Technology 1 3/14/2019 3/14/2019
Team Leader @ Normandale Community College 1 5/17/2019 5/17/2019

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 help presenters and students in the hands-sessions, assist with lunch, guide students on campus, monitor the book fair and open mic, and ensure that students have a fun and exciting day!

When: 
Fri, March 22, 2019
Tues, May 28, 2019
Wed, May 29, 2019
Thurs, May 30, 2019
Fri, May 31, 2019

Where: Bethel University

Time Commitment: Varies based on volunteer role

Sign-up By: Three weeks prior to event

 

Activity Shifts Start End
General Event Support @ Bethel University 5 3/22/2019 5/31/2019
Lunch Team @ Bethel University 5 3/22/2019 5/31/2019
Set-up Team @ Bethel University 2 3/21/2019 5/27/2019