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Be a Goodwill mentor

Second Chance Mentoring Program

_blankMake a difference. Become a mentor.

  • Adult, male volunteer mentors are needed.
  • Training is provided.
  • We'll match you with the person who is the best fit for you.
  • 4 hours per month for just nine months can change someone's life!

Your experience can help someone else succeed.

  • Do you have a desire to help others?
  • Do you have knowledge of or interest in criminal justice, sociology, family dynamics, personal budgeting or other basic life skills?
  • Have you made positive changes after being incarcerated yourself and want to help others like you?

About the program 

As a part of its larger mission to assist people with barriers to employment, education and independence, Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota has a ReEntry Services program to assist ex-offenders in training for and finding employment.

Finding a job and successfully reintegrating into their family and the community is a key factor in reducing recidivism. A mentor relationship can help guide this successful reintegration.

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About the mentorship:

  • The mentoring partnership will be focused on goals, such as securing employment, family relationships or financial literacy.
  • Both mentors and mentees are interviewed to ensure a good match is made.
  • A training meeting is provided for volunteer mentors before being matched with a mentee.
  • The Mentor Coordinator will facilitate the initial meeting between mentor and mentee and follow-up to ensure a good fit.

The ideal volunteer mentor candidate is:

  • Comfortable working with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to provide a listening ear and constructive feedback and positive support. 
  • Commit to approximately four hours a month for nine months, which may include phone and in-person meetings. 
  • Male over 21 with a desire to help others.
  • Has made positive changes in his own life and wishes to help others do the same.

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If you’re interested in becoming a mentor or would like more information, please complete this form or email Marlana Horejsi.



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