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



Mentoring Adult Clients in our Minneapolis Campuses


"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. 

Purpose: Our mentoring 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, Mentors help them to integrate their Christian faith into everyday life. In doing so, it is our expectation that Mentors will exemplify MnTC's Core Values: CompassionHonorRespectIntegrity, Servanthood, and Trust

The Mentor Program is  voluntary, 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, 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.

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.

  • If you have sought treatment for chemical addiction, we require a minimum of two (2) years of sobriety
  • Mentors must be at least 25 years of age (although our most successful mentors are much older)


  • 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.


  • Two times a month; Saturdays or weeknights
  • Continue client relationship for 3 to 6 months after client completes program (a year-long commitment)


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

           Link to video:


We will ask you to attend an in-person training to meet our staff and review program policies and procedures. 

Additional Articles to help you understand more about Mentoring

         Frequently Asked Questions

         Mentor Guidelines


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 Mentor at Mn Adult & Teen Challenge, please contact our Mentor Program Manager at 612.238.6410 or email


Become a Mentor ( 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.

Immediate Needs
Alpha Group Leaders ( min age 21 )
Appointment Drivers ( min age 25 )
Office Support
Front Desk Receptionist ( min age 18 )
Program Support (contact with clients)
Tutoring ( min age 18 )
Business and Trade Professionals
Legal Clinic Assistants ( min age 18 )
Employment Preparation
Resume Assistance ( min age 21 )
COMMENTS - please add comments if you have preferences or priorities on the positions you have selected. (200 characters max)