Follow these steps to apply:

  • Select the Mentor or Volunteer header to view info and listing of opportunities.
  • Click on  next to any position to learn more details about that opportunity.
  • Select the box next to any of the positions that interest you - this is not a commitment.
  • Add comments at the bottom if you have preferences out of the opportunities you have chosen.

Problems with your application or this site?  Please contact volunteer@mntc.org and let us know what you need help with.

Please note: if you wish to mentor a client, we suggest you only apply to be a mentor at this time. You can always volunteer for other opportunities in the future. Mentors MUST BE 21 years or older and cannot be a relative of the client.
(Note, we do not provide mentors for our Lakeside Academy teen boys program.)

Group Volunteer Opportunities: if you are looking to volunteer as a group (large or small), there is no need to apply online. Please contact the appropriate Volunteer Coordinator at your nearest center.
   Minneapolis (Mens and Womens Center)                 612.238.6560     More Info (PDF)
   Lakeside Academy (Teen Boys Center, Buffalo)       612.238.6560     More Info (PDF)
   Brainerd (Mens Center)                                             218.833.8749
   Rochester (Mens Center)                                          507.218.3455

 

Mentor

Mentoring Adult Clients from our Minneapolis Center

HONORING GOD, EACH OTHER, AND OURSELVES.

"Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor."  
Romans 12:10

FOSTER. INTEGRATE. EXEMPLIFY.

Mission: To nurture and encourage our clients by providing mature Christian mentors to foster spiritual growth, the integration of faith and life, and exemplify MnTC's Core Values. 

Purpose: Cornerstone Mentors exists to empower mature men and women from the Christian community to join with MnTC in fostering the spiritual growth of our clients. By building on the foundation our clients receive at MnTC, Cornerstone Mentors help them to integrate their Christian faith into everyday life. In doing so, it is our expectation that Cornerstone Mentors will exemplify MnTC's Core Values: CompassionHonorRespectIntegrity, Servanthood, and Trust

Cornerstone Mentors is a voluntary program, open to all MnTC clients who participate in our 13-month Long Term Program. If they choose to participate, each client is paired with a Cornerstone Mentor that best matches their needs. Once matched, Cornerstone Mentors are able to meet with a client one-on-one, two times a month on Saturdays or weeknights for outside activities. Activities include: lunch, coffee, walks, shopping, special projects, etc.

Cornerstone Mentors make an immensely positive impact on MnTC clients. Most clients feel that the personal relationship they develop with their mentor is instrumental in building upon the work God has begun in their life. With Christ as the Cornerstone, our Cornerstone Mentors and clients work together to build a life of continued sobriety and spiritual growth throughout and after the Long-Term Program.

  • If you have sought treatment for chemical addiction, we require a minimum of three (3) years of sobriety.
  • Cornerstone Project Mentors must be at least 21 years of age. 

ROLES OF A CORNERSTONE MENTOR

  • Pray for our client and for the time you spend together.
  • Be present and accessible. Focus on showing the client what Christ looks like in your life.
  • Realize that the client may have questions. During those moments, facilitate discussions centered on Biblical principles that impart wisdom and knowledge.
  • Challenge the client to do what is right without being judgmental or overly critical. Keep in mind that growth is directed by God, not you. 
  • Recognize the client when he/she has made positive progress in his/her life and recovery.
  • Assist the client in navigating through times of difficulty and crisis. Help him/her understand God's ways and purpose.

YOUR COMMITMENT

  • Two times a month; Saturdays or weeknights
  • Continue client relationship for 3 to 6 months after client completes program

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

A Brief 90-second video of a mentor and mentee sharing their experience

           Link to video: https://vimeo.com/mnadultandteenchallenge/mentorexperiences

CORNERSTONE MENTOR ORIENTATION

We will ask you to view the 10-minute video and the Mentor Guidelines Packet. If you would like to get started we’ve provided a link to the video below:

A 10-minute Mentor Orientation video

          Link to video: https://vimeo.com/mnadultandteenchallenge/mentororientation

Additional Articles to help you understand more about Mentoring

         Frequently Asked Questions

         Cornerstone Mentor Guidelines

CORNERSTONE MENTOR APPLICATION

By clicking the box below you will be able to complete an application to get the process started. It only takes a few minutes and there is no commitment in applying. You’ll find that it is a process that allows you and us to see if mentoring is a good fit for you.

For more information on becoming a Cornerstone Mentor at Mn Adult & Teen Challenge, please contact the Aftercare Department at 612.238.6411 or email mpls.mentor@mntc.org

 

Cornerstone Mentors
Become a Cornerstone Mentor ( min age 21 )

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Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Mn Adult & Teen Challenge!

When reviewing the Opportunities, notice the age requirements and the blue "i", information button. Select this blue button to learn additional information about that opportunity.

Please know that MnTC's Programming is structured in a Christian, faith-based environment. So all volunteers need to be comfortable working in such a setting. Those desiring to mentor or volunteer in a Program Support role will work directly with our clients and are required to complete the Faith page on the application. All other volunteers can certainly complete the Faith page, but it is not required.

Immediate Needs
Human Resources Office Assistant ( min age 18 )
Visitor Entrance Desk Receptionist Women ( min age 25 )
Appointment Drivers ( min age 25 )
Office Support
Men's Administrative Support ( min age 21 )
Program Support (contact with clients)
Programs Support - Men's ( min age 18 )
Program Support - Women's ( min age 18 )
Personal Trainer / Fitness Instructor ( min age 18 )
Visitor Entrance Desk Receptionist - Men ( min age 21 )
Program Support - Walk with the women ( min age 18 )
Tutoring - Client Material & Memorization ( min age 18 )
Program Support - Women - Yard/house work ( min age 18 )
Clothing Room Organizer ( min age 18 )
Facilities & Grounds
Group Project Leader - PLEASE READ ( min age 21 )
Maintenance – Grounds Work ( min age 18 )
Maintenance-Construction, Building ( min age 18 )
Business and Trade Professionals
Bus Drivers ( min age 25 )
Testimony Recording Engineer ( min age 18 )
Legal Clinic Assistants ( min age 18 )
Tax Help & Assistance ( min age 21 )
Intake Volunteer - Jail Ministry ( min age 25 )
Legal Counsel ( min age 21 )
Barber or Hair Stylist ( min age 21 )
Licensed Psychiatrist ( min age 25 )
Employment Preparation
Job Networking Skills ( min age 21 )
Mock Interviewing ( min age 21 )
Resume Assistance ( min age 21 )
Where Needed Most
WHERE NEEDED MOST ( min age 18 )
COMMENTS - please add comments if you have preferences or priorities on the positions you have selected. (200 characters max)