How to Become a Volunteer


eddieDo you enjoy working with kids? Want to give back to your community? Love telling bad jokes that only little kids will laugh at? Yes? Then volunteer at West Side Summit! The community at West Side Summit is one unparalleled by others. We have a passion for learning, a love for fun, and a profound belief in our mission. Be apart of change in education on the West Side, volunteer today.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Click on the title of the volunteer opportunity for more information


Classroom Friend

Volunteer Artist

Volunteer School Bus Monitor

Reading Buddy

Lunchroom Helper

Library Assistant

Carpentry Volunteer

Skill Share with our Scholars

To become a volunteer at West Side Summit, you must complete these three steps:

  1. Complete the volunteer application. You can find the application here or in the office at WSS.
    To turn your application choose one of these options
    Email to:
    Fax: 651-447-2128
    Mail: 497 Humboldt Ave. St. Paul, MN 55107
    Or drop it off in the WSS Office!
  2. After completing the application you will have to pass a background check, the cost is $14 and is considered a donation to our school as you are making it so we are able to utilize our funds solely for our students. (Parents/Guardians of students do not need a background check)
  3. Schedule your volunteer opportunity with the WSS Volunteer Coordinator!

You may download the WSS volunteer application by clicking here

Sign up for volunteer email notices here! (you have to verify to active)

Download our volunteer handbook

Questions about volunteering or how to get involved with West Side Summit?

Contact Anna Wagner Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps VISTA

email: or call: 651-200-4543

Already put in your application? Watch the Volunteer Orientation Video to prepare for you on site orientation:

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