Interested in Volunteering?
Decisions made in Circles are most meaningful, and have the greatest chance of success, when they reflect a community decision-making process. Community members are invited to volunteer and participate in Circles in their communities.
Community volunteers participating on Circles generally:
meet with Circle Keeper to learn about Circles and WCCC
volunteer 1-2 times per month for up to 2 hours for each circle (per case)
participate in Circle 101 training ( 1.5 days of training)
encouraged to participate in advance Circle Training (Circle Keeper training)
See our current opportunities on VolunteerMatch.org
Volunteering on a Case: WCCC Volunteer Onboarding
We want to make it easy for our volunteers to get involved - so we work to get you on cases as quickly as possible. We provide training, but often encourage people to get on a case and attend training within the first year of volunteering - and not to let the timing of training impact when you get involved on a case. Here's what our onboarding plan looks like for potential volunteers:
To learn more about what it is like to volunteer in Circles, watch the video included to the right.
This video was created with Washington County Community Circles Circle Keepers (called Circle Stewards in the video).
A Variety of Opportunities
Would you like to volunteer with WCCC but can't participate in the circles? Consider volunteering your talents to WCCC. Our organization is always looking for talented people who would like to volunteer. There are multiple opportunities:
For more information email WCCC at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you a law student in Minnesota and intrigued by the Circle Process? Do you want to participate, but are busy during the day? Law students can volunteer with Washington County Community Circles, Inc. (WCCC) through the Minnesota Justice Foundation (MJF). For more information, search the placements on MJF's website here.
We are also always interested in smart and passionate people to serve on our Board of Directors. Contact anyone on the Board for more information.