Housing Workshop Facilitator: Helping incarcerated men find housing upon release.


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1580 Highway 55Hastings, MN 55033


General Description

Looking to make a huge impact on your local community? Get a chance to help incarcerated men with one of the most difficult problems they face upon release - finding stable housing. Help develop your facilitation skills and housing knowledge as you learn alongside the students in this unique volunteer opportunity.


Dakota County Jail

1580 Highway 55

Hastings MN 55033


  • 1-2x per month (2 preferred) starting June 2016 - on an ongoing basis, end date undetermined
  • Weekdays (time/day of week pending)
  • Most likely will be Tuesday mornings or afternoons
  • Willing to try to work with your schedule/switch up dates and times as needed

Duties & Responsibilities

Facilitate housing workshop in the jail 1-2 times per month for a class of 15-20 inmates in an all-male correctional facility

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 yrs. or older
  • Basic knowledge about housing (i.e. experience as a tenant and/or homeowner, experience as a landlord, etc.)
  • Experience with correctional clients and/or willingness to serve in a secure, all male correctional facility and comply with security standards for dress and behavior
  • Public speaking skills, mature, experience with group facilitation preferred
  • Has not been incarcerated or on probation or parole within the past year
  • Will be subject to a background check
  • Reliable transportation required

Minimum Time Commitment

2-4 hours of commitment required per month (workshop facilitation takes roughly 2 hours each time)

Activity Level

Easy - May include light work or walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Comfortable shoes recommended.

Required Training

Training will be provided by county staff


  • Public Speaking
  • Real Estate & Leasing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Program Management
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours of commitment required per month

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