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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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To become a Mavericks READ volunteer, you must:


  • Be a currently enrolled student at Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Experience with community service projects
  • Work with people from diverse ethnic, racial, & class backgrounds
  • Commit to volunteer service
  • Have an enthusiastic & positive attitude

Dedication to early childhood education

  • Experience working with young children and/or desire to learn working with young children 
  • Strong language & communication skills
  • Willingness to learn about curriculum implementation & planning


  • Ability to work well on a team
  • Availability, dependability, & willingness to be flexible
  • Maturity & good judgment in relating to peers & program partners, as well as Mavericks READ families

As a Mavericks READ volunteer, you may receive  

  • A Work-Study stipend during the term of service if eligible 
  • Opportunity for extensive training in the field of education
  • The invaluable opportunity to make a difference in the life of a young child                                                                                                                         

Expected time commitment during the school year

2 - 6 hours per week

For more information contact or phone 507-389-6076.