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Volunteering With Learning Exchange

Our learners with developmental disabilities need your assistance to get the most out of community education classes structured specifically for them. Classes in cooking, crafts, performing arts, self-development topics and more are held Monday through Thursday evenings during the school year in Bloomington, Eden Prairie, Edina and Richfield. Occasionally, classes are held on select weekends. Classes need from one to six volunteers, depending on the activity. Click the AR&LE catalog button below and see the Learning Exchange activities toward the back of the catalog.

Being a Learning Exchange volunteer means flexibility, friendship and fun.

As a volunteer, you start with a brief orientation/training so you know what to expect and how to comfortably work with the learners.

  • Flexibility means that single-session classes are 1 to 1  1/2 hours long, and you can sign up at the beginning of each quarter to help with as few or as many as fit your schedule.
  • Friendship means that you’ll get to know people. You can sign up alone or with a friend or a spouse to volunteer. You are likely to get to know participants, teachers and other volunteers the more that you volunteer. We could not offer these classes without volunteers like you!
  • Fun means just that! Current volunteers look forward to classes and the interesting activities.

Interested? Fill out and return the application below, by fax: 952-681-6171 or mail: Learning Exchange; 2575 West 88th St. #340; Bloomington, MN 55431

We will call you to arrange for an hour-long training at your convenience. Call us at 952-681-6109 or email Janet Clarke at jclarke@isd271.org to discuss any questions. You’ll be so glad you did!


Click here to view the 2017 ARLE Winter catalog
Locations and Directions to Winter 2017 Classes

ARLE Winter 2017 cover


Click here to view the 2017 ARLE Spring/Summer catalog
Locations and Directions to Spring/Summer 2017 Classes

ARLE Spring Summer 2017 cover

Volunteer Application (PDF File)

Learning Exchange; 2575 West 88th St. #340; Bloomington, MN 55431   Main Phone: 952-681-6109

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