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)
I believe the teachings that I received after having gone through Circle will always stay with me and be a work in progress. I also believe that at times... I’ll still continue with Circle, just at or from a different place - a different participant.
— Former Client and Victim and Circle Volunteer

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:

Onboarding

As part of the onboarding experience, we conduct a Circle 101 Training.  Our trainings are highly experiential.  See some of our training evaluations below:

The trainers were great and I would recommend this to others.
— 2017 Circle 101 Training Participant

 

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:

  • Fundraising
  • Marketing/Social Media/Promotions
  • Accounting/Book keeping
  • Grant Writing
  • Event Planning

For more information email WCCC at contact@peacemakingcircles.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.