a grassroots organization that provides resources for
families to educate
children and empower families.





Join Our Team



Thank you for your interest in Community Initiatives for Children.  We currently do not have any open positions.

Volunteer Opportunities

There are always volunteer opportunities available!

Join us and volunteer in your community. Volunteer openings can vary from 2 hours a month to 20 hours a week.  Opportunities here are just a few examples:

CIC Library Volunteer:

Do you have an interest in children's books and literacy? Do you like a quiet environment?
• Update database
• Check-in books
• Keep library organized
• Other tasks may include: maintaining and developing the CIC Library-on-Wheels program,
selecting new books for the library and brightening the library aesthetics.

The CIC library has over 1,500 multi-cultural books, available to families who already participate in CIC programs and also open to the community. Books include English, Spanish, Somali/English, Spanish/English, Arabic and Navajo.

PR Writer:

Write occasional press releases for our Reading is Fundamental (RIF) and other events and announcements, such as graduation invitations.

Spanish Translator:

Translating marketing materials and newsletters from English to Spanish.

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) Volunteer:
RIF motivates children to read by providing economically disadvantaged families with quality new books and resources on family literacy.
Volunteer at the event or assist behind the scenes, possible tasks include:
• Event planning
• Event set-up
• Read to children, assist children with arts and crafts and or choosing books
• Placing book orders
• Plan reading challenges
• Assisting and helping to plan literacy workshops
• Invoicing and data entry
• Fundraising
• Graphic design
• Photography

Newsletter Volunteer:
Do you enjoy writing, editing and photography? Community Initiatives for Children (CIC) is seeking an individual to assist writing a quarterly newsletter for our parents. In addition to writing, there will be some photography and interviewing necessary.
Ideally this individual will have previous writing experience, will speak Spanish and have the ability to translate from English to Spanish.

• Call local organizations for donations
• Assist in writing grants
• Assist in researching funding opportunities

Interested in a volunteer opportunity?
Contact Estelene Bell at
or by phone at 612-871-0662.










Community Initiatives for Children, 411 East 38th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55409, Phone: 612-871-0662
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