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East Phillips Park Cultural & Community Center

2307 17th Ave South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

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Thank you for your interest in being a volunteer at our Reality Store event. We are exited to have you at our event and help us engage our youth with college and career readiness.

The Reality Store is an interactive experience for students to learn more about financial literacy and careers. Our event will have 17 tables, and each table needs at least one volunteer. Students will be provided a salary amount and then visit each table to work on a monthly budget: rent, food, insurance, and more. As the students visit the tables, the volunteers will talk with the students about the monthly cost and help the students calculate the cost within their allotted budget.

Training for volunteers is minimal (2-3 minutes) and all material will be provided to the volunteers the day of the event. No experience necessary - just a willingness to teach and give back to our Native youth.

Volunteers must be arrive between 5:00 pm and 5:20 pm to be assigned to a table and provided information to discuss with students. A light dinner will be provided to volunteers.

Because we are relying heavily on our volunteers for this event, we ask those who are serious to committing to participating actually register.

Again, we are delighted to have you volunteer for our event and look forward to meeting you.


What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is extremely limited. Car pooling is encouraged, as is utlizing public transportation. Street parking is also available and free.

What can I bring into the event?

Nothing is required for you to bring, as we will supply you with everything for the event. Personal items may be kept with you at your table.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Kerrie Troseth, St. Paul Public School's Indian Education School Counselor, with any questions. She can be reached at 651-744-3388 or

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Your ticket is not necessary. We will have a roster of volunteers who signed up on Eventbrite.

Can I pair up with another volunteer at a table?

If we have a volunteer at every table, we will allow extra volunteers to pair up at the tables.

Do the volunteers get paid for participating?

Volunteers will be volunteering their time for the event, so no, volunteers will not be paid for the event.

Are the volunteers required to stay until 7:30 pm?

Our events ends at 7:30 pm. We ask that all volunteers and college representatives stay until 7:30 pm to ensure that students and families have an opportunity to speak with you. However, the event will end promptly at 7:30 pm.

Can anyone volunteer?

No. We have invited specific people to volunteer for the event, including American Indian business owners, U of M 's Circle of Indigenous Nations, and U of M's Counseling & Student Personnel Psychology Graduate Program.

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