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


Lakeside Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Lakeside Academy, a ministry of 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 Lakeside'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 volunteer in roles where they will be working directly with our clients are required to complete the Faith page on the application. All other volunteers can certainly complete the Faith page, but it is not required.

Lakeside Academy - Volunteer
Where Needed Most ( min age 21 )
TCLI Student Volunteer ( min age 18 )
Program Support - Teen Boys
Program Support - Teen Boys ( min age 21 )
Tutor ( min age 21 )
Saturday Mentor ( min age 25 )
Maintenance/Grounds Keeping
Maintenance projects ( min age 21 )
Grounds Keeping ( min age 21 )
Administrative Support
Administrative Support ( min age 21 )
COMMENTS - please add comments if you have preferences or priorities on the positions you have selected. (200 characters max)