Connecting Communities and Our Schools

Friends and Neighbors-

Welcome to Volunteers in Education.  Here, you can learn more about our program, find out how you can join us by volunteering your time (, donate to help this good work continue (, and connect to a community of people dedicated to making sure all of our area students are given the chance to succeed.


Volunteers in Education (VinE) is committed to working with our local schools to help students get the additional one on one or small group time they need to succeed.  Our mission is to “engage the community in the education of its students, supporting their growth and preparing them for productive citizenship.”  VinE Coordinators match trained volunteers with students based on teacher requests.  If you know of a student that would benefit from a tutor, please contact your area Coordinator or go to the Contact Us page for more information.

Currently, VinE is providing volunteers for the Cherry, South Ridge, Northwoods, Northeast Range, Tower-Soudan, and Eveleth-Gilbert schools.  Volunteers range in age from 15-84 and possess a variety of experience and skills.  Our tutors may help a student that is temporarily behind, consistently work with one student that needs additional time or instruction in a given subject, or help a student master one basic skill to enable him or her to continue on with the rest of the class.  Tutors work with small groups or with individuals.  However a tutor contributes, she or he is working for the betterment of our entire community.


Together with teachers, VinE is helping our area students gain the skills they need to exceed in school and in our world.  Through tutoring, we are fostering a joy of learning, a community connection to our schools, and an environment of healthy relationships where students feel thmarybarattaat adults in their community truly care about them and how they are doing.

 Our community’s future depends on our students.  Their future depends on us.

You can be part of this work by volunteering your time or by making a tax deductible financial contribution.

For more information, please contact us by calling 218 404 5742 or emailing

Thank you for being part of our mission!

Cassandra Hainey

Program Director