You have the power to make a real difference and brighten the future of a child

How often do we take a moment to look at the people who shaped our lives? Think for a moment – who were the important men and women that influenced you?

Imagine now if you took all of them away.

That is what life is like for many of the children waiting for someone like you to come into their lives as a Kinship Partner mentor.

The wonderful thing about mentoring is that you are already equipped to be a great mentor. You bring to the table something unique that these kids do not have in their lives … the ability to be their friend.

Mentors can be individuals, couples or families. And mentoring is simple because the most successful relationships are built around common shared activities and interests.

Kinship Partners provides the support, structure and supervision needed to make sure everyone experiences a safe and positive relationship. You only need to be yourself – a caring adult, willing to spend time with a child who needs a role model.

The choice to share your time with a child who needs a mentor results in a living expression of who you are; a legacy of caring.

“Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story” – Josh Shipp

Click here for more information on becoming a mentor.

Not ready to become a mentor, but still want to help us make a difference?

We have short-term opportunities where you could give your time as a volunteer…

  • Be part of a Planning Committee for our fundraisers
  • Volunteer with day-of events such as Taste of the Lakes, Purses for Partners, Taste of Cuyuna Lakes, Railroad Days Dash, The Chocolate Walk or Coats for Kids
  • Host an activity for Kinship Kids and their mentors
  • Join an Activity Planning Group
  • Assist with crafts and games once or twice a month during the school year at one of our Lunch Buddies Locations

Tell us if you have a specific area you’d like to help out in, we’ll add you to the list of volunteers who would like to be notified when short-term, volunteer opportunities are available.

Volunteer application

Kinship volunteer application
  • What would you like to volunteer for?