Success Beyond the Classroom

Sign up to volunteer at our 2022-2023 events!

We look forward to you joining us at the Creativity Festival, CreativeCon, and Young Authors Conference. STEMLink and Knowledge Bowl dates will be posted later this fall.

Success Beyond the Classroom is following CDC/MDH guidelines regarding COVID-19 recommendations. More details will be communicated closer to event dates.

If you are under 18 years old, please fill out this Minor Consent Form and return it with a letter of reference in addition to submitting your application.

Questions? Contact one of our SBC Volunteer Coordinators:

Katie Wenzel / 612-638-1554

(Creativity Festival / CreativeCon / STEMLink)

Madi Grove / 612-638-1514

(Young Authors Conference)

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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

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I. Judge @ Northdale Middle School - Middle Grades Regionals Meet 1 2/7/2023 2/7/2023
J. Judge @ Shakopee East Middle School - Middle Grades Regionals Meet 1 2/9/2023 2/9/2023
Senior High KB - Academy of Holy Angels 1 2/7/2023 2/7/2023
Senior High KB - Spring Lake Park High School 1 2/2/2023 2/2/2023

Office & Virtual Support

Office and Virtual Support volunteers are essential at Success Beyond the Classroom! Scheduling is flexible and can include a one-time commitment or ongoing opportunities. Some opportunities are virtual and some take place in our office. Past projects included assembling lanyards, collating supplies, sorting signs, question editing, prepping event materials, and data entry.

Contact Madi Grove, SBC Volunteer Coordinator, to learn more at or 612-638-1514.


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In-Office Support 1


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: 
May 12, 2023 - Normandale Community College, Bloomington

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 Katie Wenzel at 612-638-1554 for opportunities.



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Classroom Assistant @ Normandale Community College 1 5/12/2023 5/12/2023
Lunch Team @ Normandale Community College 1 5/12/2023 5/12/2023
Team Leader @ Normandale Community College 1 5/12/2023 5/12/2023

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 17, 2023
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Friday, June 2, 2023

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 3/17/2023 6/2/2023
Lunch Team @ Bethel University 5 3/17/2023 6/2/2023
Set-up Team @ Bethel University 2 3/16/2023 5/29/2023

Our Mission

SBC creates powerful learning experiences that challenge students to explore interests, discover new perspectives, connect with professionals in the community, and visualize their success beyond the classroom.