Volunteer Opportunities

“In every community there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.”

       ~Marianne Williamson

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.”

~Helen Keller

Community Circle Volunteer Expectations

  • Honor Confidentiality.  Sharing personal information outside the Circle can be harmful. 

Keep the specific discussions held in the Circle confidential; with the exception of mandated reporting requirements (see Confidentiality & Mandated Reporting Section).

  • Follow Circle Guidelines shared at the beginning of each Circle.
  • Report to the Circle any previous relationships with the offender, victim, or their support persons OR choose NOT to participate in the Circle.
  • Assist the coordinator in keeping Circle members in contact with each other, recording Circle activities or supporting the Circle in any other appropriate manner.
  • Support victims and offenders in the Circle process.   

Follow through with any commitments made in the Circle.

  • Assist the offender in being accountable to the community and the victim.
  • Once committed to serving on a Circle for a particular case, community members agree to make an active effort to attend a majority of Circle meetings for that case.  When a community member is unable to attend, they will inform the coordinator or other volunteer(s).

Understand that restructuring of Circle to accommodate expansion of the program may be necessary.

  • Circle Members assume responsibility for their own inappropriate or negligent behavior.
  • Help maintain the safety of the Circle for all.
  • Work to understand those who disagree with you.
  • Help clarify misunderstandings-seek correct information.  Rumors are harmful.
  • Help build consensus by listening to everyone. 

Consensus doesn’t always mean total agreement, but a willingness to support an agreement developed inside the Circle.  Individuals developing agreements or “voting” outside the Circle can make consensus difficult.

  • In their role as a Circle member, no Circle member should gain financially from other members.  This includes offenders, victims, support people and other volunteers. 


 Would you like to become a Volunteer for Circle?


To learn more about volunteering, feel free to contact us by either calling, emailing,

or simply filling out Volunteer form and

mailing them back to us; and we will contact you!


Thank you for your interest in Restorative Justice.


Kristi LeLoux: 320-231-2440, ext. 5804




Please visit the "Training Opportunities" link for our upcoming trainings.