Meet Tiffany & Olas, PPL Tutor-Mentors
Meet Tiffany and Olas, dedicated PPL Tutor-Mentor volunteers both in their second year with PPL Scholars! Friends from college, they enjoy supporting PPL’s twice weekly after-school tutoring and mentoring program at two of our four sites. Tutor-Mentors are individually matched with youth living in PPL housing to build social and academic skills through literacy tutoring, relationship building, and enrichment activities. Click to learn more about Tiffany and Olas, and why they value their time with PPL.
On Our Team
Thank you, Elizabeth!
We’re sad to say goodbye to our wonderful Volunteer Program Assistant, Elizabeth, as she graduates from Hamline University this spring with a major in Business Management. Elizabeth has been an asset to PPL's volunteer team since her sophomore year.

Among her many accomplishments at PPL, Elizabeth organized a lunch-packing project for Loring Nicollet Alternative School, recruited other work study students, designed marketing materials, and helped our Compliance team digitize their records. Someday she hopes to be either a business analyst or a recruiter--please join us in wishing her well post-graduation!
Volunteer Opportunities
Spring Grounds Clean-up!
Bring your small group of volunteers for a fun outdoor garden energizer! We'll weed landscaped areas and clean up garden beds at Adair Campus Community, a supportive housing program for adults with developmental disabilities. Residents almost always join in the fun or stop by to say hello!

A small budget would be helpful but not necessary. We need around $100- $200 for mulch.

Contact Maci to schedule your group.
Personal Shopper
Interested in working 1:1 with men entering or re-entering the workplace? Volunteer as a Personal Shopper with the Ready for Success Men's Program! 
 
819 E. Franklin Ave, Minneapolis
Flexible 2-hour weekday shifts
(weekly, semiweekly, or monthly)
Preferred times are Mon/Wed/Fri mornings
                                                          
 Personal Shopper Volunteers
  • Act as role models to program clients
  • Dress in business casual or business professional
  • Display a positive attitude
  • Treat program clients with dignity & respect
  • Are able to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Have good communication, organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • Are reliable, outgoing, responsible, flexible, and patient
  • Have retail experience, &/or knowledge of appropriate fashion for today’s job market
  • Commit to one year of involvement and sign up for at least one shift per month

Contact  Gary to apply or learn more. 
Donation Items Needed
Camping Supplies
Camp is a fun & formative experience for kids! Help break down barriers for children from families with low incomes by providing:

-Sleeping bags
-Flashlights + batteries 
-Sunscreens
-Bug spray
-Drawstring backpacks
-Twin sheets
-Rain ponchos 

We need 40 of each item and $400 in gift cards (to buy swimsuits) for our residents attending Camp St. Croix.

New items (with the exception of clean sleeping bags in good condition) are preferred. 

Contact Maci with questions or to schedule a drop-off.
Unable to donate items in person? To donate funds for camp supplies, contact Julie .
Happy National Volunteers Week!
Upcoming Events
Downtown View Grand Opening
A new PPL building is opening in Minneapolis!

In collaboration with YouthLink, Downtown View will provide housing to young adults age 18-24 who are experiencing homelessness.

Join us at the open house to tour the building and hear Mayor Frey speak!
 Tuesday May 15, 4-6pm
41 N. 12th St.