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 and let us know what you need help with.

Mentors and volunteers working directly with clients should have two (2) years of freedom from any chemical related issues, treatment or significant law and/or driving violations.

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 25 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:  In Minneapolis, apply online: 

For any of our other campuses where you would like to volunteer as a group, there is no need to apply online. Please contact the appropriate Volunteer Coordinator at your nearest center.
   Lakeside Academy (Teen Boys Center, Buffalo)       612.238.6777     More Info (PDF)
   Brainerd (Mens Center)                                         218.833.8749
   Rochester (Mens and Womens Center)                   507.218.3455

   Duluth (Mens Center)                                            218-740-5509


Brainerd Mentor

Mentoring Clients from our Brainerd Center


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


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. 

Mentors: This program 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: Compassion, Honor, Respect, Integrity, Servanthood, andTrust

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 Mentor that best matches their needs. Once matched, Mentors are able to meet with our client one-on-one, twice a month, either on Saturdays or a weeknight, if approved. Activities include: lunch, coffee, walks, shopping, special projects, etc.

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 Mentors and clients work together to build a life of continued sobriety and spiritual growth throughout and after the Long-term program.


Watch this short video to learn more about mentoring (1:33)


Roles of a 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.
  • Mentors must be at least 25 years of age. 
  • We require two years of sobriety for those that have sought treatment for a chemical addiction.

Your Commitment

  • 2-4 hours weekly or biweekly
  • Continue client relationship for 6 months after client completes program

If you would like to become a Mentor, complete the online application and we will follow up with you in order to complete the mentoring process.

For more information on becoming a Cornerstone Mentor at Mn Adult & Teen Challenge, please email



Mentors (men only)
Mentors (men only) ( min age 25 )

I have read and acknowledge the requirements.

I would like to mentor a client.


Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Minnesota 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.

Program Support
Volunteer Appointment Driver ( min age 25 )
Job Readiness Volunteer ( min age 21 )
Volunteer Tutor ( min age 18 )
Volunteer Bus Driver ( min age 25 )
Blessing Closet Organizer ( min age 18 )
General Maintenance Volunteer ( min age 21 )
Vehicle Maintenance Volunteer ( min age 21 )
Front Desk ( min age 21 )
Arts, Crafts, & Recreation
Arts & Crafts Volunteer ( min age 18 )
Event Help
Special Event Volunteers
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