Alight sees and helps every person make meaningful change in the world – from displaced and marginalized communities in Africa, Asia and the Americas to…anyone, anywhere.
We want to hear from you. What is your passion? What are your ideas? What is the gift you have within you? As a volunteer, we want you to feel that your abundance is unleashed – whether by donating your professional skills, helping at an event, lending a hand for one-time project activities, setting up a new home for a refugee, or an idea we’ve yet to dream up.
We stay open to possibility, and sometimes that means it may take time to find the thing you love most here–we look forward to going on this journey with you! Let’s get started!
Join us for our Meet, Connect, Do Series
Thursdays – Meet Alight
Join us for an informational talk about our work, tour the office, learn about specific ways to get involved. Great for folks who are new to Alight, old friends of Alight who want to reconnect, and those seeking volunteer, employment, or general engagement opportunities.
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Where: Alight Minneapolis Office
Dates: September 5, November 7, December 5, March 5 (2020), May 7 (2020)
RSVP: Email Ryan – email@example.com
Saturdays in Action
Get connected, learn, and support refugee and immigrant communities with Alight! We’ll spend Saturday morning in the Twin Cities community, working with people and organizations who could use a little support from a neighbor. Activities are family-friendly.
As our organization becomes Alight, we will be sharing this journey with all of our friends and supporters across the globe. A big part of our journey will be introducing our seven guiding values that we use as our compass with how we approach the work we do. Saturdays in Action are a chance to live the values through a series of community service engagements in the Twin Cities.
View dates and sign up for Saturday in Action activities here.
Browse our volunteer opportunities
Keep an eye on upcoming opportunities and reach out when you’re ready at https://timecounts.org/wearealight
Whether you’re in Minnesota or Kenya, new to Alight or an old friend, reach out to Ryan to share a bit more about how you’d like to connect!Email or call to tell us more about you and your interests: firstname.lastname@example.org
Where can I volunteer?
Alight volunteers and interns give their time in Minneapolis, Washington, D.C., and in each of our global offices.
What is Alight looking for?
We’re looking for you! Everyone has something meaningful to give, we hope you will join us.
What kind of time commitment do you need?
We offer skills-based projects, events, drop-in activities, internships, and everything in between. Whatever time commitment you’re looking for, we have it.
Can you give me some examples of the teams who accept volunteers?
Alight looks for volunteers/interns across many areas of the organization: human resources, finance, fundraising/events, communications, photography, proposal writing, reporting, technology, welcome team, learning & development, and government affairs. We also want to hear your ideas and work directly with you on creating new opportunities.
What if I want to volunteer directly with refugees in the Twin Cities?
Alight’s direct service work takes place in our global offices. However, we have several relationships with organization and communities local to the Twin Cities who do the work here. Come to an informational session and find out how to connect! Or follow our volunteer site for upcoming opportunities: https://timecounts.org/wearealight
What if I want to volunteer at one of Alight’s Global Offices?
While we appreciate the generosity of individuals who are willing to volunteer their time providing basic assistance (handing out food, preparing materials for distribution, basic office work), we often hire folks from the countries where we are working to carry out these important jobs. We are also always open to explore unique co-creative engagements – if you have a special gift or idea you’d like to explore, email us! email@example.com
What if I want an internship at one of Alight’s Global Offices?
We do offer internships and other professional development opportunities for individuals who reside in the host-country. If you’re already based in one of our global locations, email us and we will happily connected you with our team in-country: firstname.lastname@example.org