Volunteer with corrections and public safety

Volunteering provides an opportunity for people of all ages and interests to get involved in their community. Learn new skills or enhance the ones you already have. Gain valuable experience to boost your resume.

Hennepin volunteers strengthen the community

If you can contribute a few extra hours each month to help, Hennepin County needs your enthusiasm, your time and your willingness to make a difference.

Working together, individuals, families, and businesses can make a positive impact in our community and share the experience of a lifetime.

Imagine the possibilities that volunteering brings!

Find an opportunity that works for you

  • Find something that matches your interests
  • Choose a short or long-term opportunity
  • Choose a location that’s convenient — close to home or to work
  • Pick the day and time that suits you — a few hours a week to a few hours a month
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Volunteer with adults in corrections

Kind of work volunteers do

Volunteers contribute to services that help offenders make positive changes in their lives. Volunteers fulfill a lot of roles including leading groups, tutoring clients, and acting as a mentor or role model. Volunteers can also get hands on experience in probation, crew leader and administrative roles.

To learn more about the type of work available see current openings (PDF).

Locations

DOCCR works with adults through Hennepin County with the majority of our opportunities located near the Metro Transit Light Rail and bus routes.

Opportunities for

  • 21 years of age and older
    • Some opportunities are available for 19 and 20 year olds

Types of opportunities

  • Most volunteer opportunities offer on-going work, with shorter term and project based positions also available.

Shifts available

Application process for becoming a volunteer

Special Information

  • Parking is free or will be reimbursed.
  • Training opportunities are available for professional and personal growth.
  • You will work with a diverse client and staff population.

Volunteer with juveniles in corrections

Kind of work volunteers do

Volunteers contribute to services that help offenders make positive changes in their lives. Volunteers fulfill a lot of roles including leading activities and acting as a mentor or role model. Volunteers can get hands on experience in probation, correctional officer, crew leader and administrative roles. Our volunteers fulfill a lot of roles including leading activities and acting as a mentor or role model.

To learn more about the type of work available see current openings (PDF).

Locations

DOCCR works with juveniles through Hennepin County with the majority of our opportunities located near the Metro Transit Light Rail and bus routes. 

Opportunities for

  • 21 years of age and older
    • Some opportunities are available for 20 year olds

Types of opportunities

  • Most volunteer opportunities offer on-going work, with shorter term and project based positions also available.

Shifts available

Application process for becoming a volunteer

Special information

  • Work with a diverse client and staff population.
  • Training opportunities are available for professional and personal growth.
  • Parking is free or will be reimbursed.
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