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Experienced Adults Willing to Mentor Those Coming Out of Incarceration

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ORGANIZATION: Johnson County Department of Corrections

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
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The Johnson County Department of Corrections relies on volunteers to help bridge the gap between clients and the community they will be returning to. Our Mentoring 2 Excel program has expanded in ways we never anticipated! Our clients are constantly benefiting from having a person assigned to them that is unbiased, unaffiliated with the criminal justice system, and who is just there to help. Right now we have a need for mentors; we have a waiting list of several clients waiting to be assigned.

The Criteria to Mentor:

  • A mentor should be open minded to working with this population
  • Life experience is crucial. You don’t have to have walked in their shoes, but being able to help guide them into being a productive member of society while navigating employment, kids, or whatever else they have going on is what is needed.
  • We ask that if a mentor has their own history of recovery that they have at least 2 to 3 years of recovery.
  • A mentor doesn't have to have all of the answers, our team approach ensures you have support throughout your entire journey with the client you are assigned. During the meetings just listen, offer feedback, and agree to work together to find solutions. After those meetings you will provide a report to the team and we will work together to find resources available to help.

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About Johnson County Department of Corrections


920 W. Spruce, Olathe, KS 66061, US

Mission Statement

Johnson County Corrections supervises juvenile and adult offenders through progressive, effective and sound correction, rehabilitation, and recidivism reduction programs. The Corrections department forges partnerships to bridge the gap between offenders and the community by encouraging client responsibility and behavioral change.


Volunteering with Adults

  • Mentors for the Mentoring 2 Excel Program
  • Structured programming that aids in behavior change
  • Skill Building

Requirements to Volunteer

  • Submit a Volunteer Interest Form
  • Attend Launch Training & Mentor Training (if applicable)
  • Pass a background check

Volunteers receive training in the areas of safety and security and our staff are committed to the safety of everyone in the facility, including volunteers. Our training covers all rules, regulations, and guideline that volunteers must know in order to be prepared to work with our clients and enter the facility. Even those with previous experience in other facilities will need to attend Launch. There is no time requirement to volunteer. We appreciate any time you are willing to give in order to help our clients.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Justice & Legal
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Justice & Legal


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Lenexa, KS 66215



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • The Commitment: -Attend training - 2 hours per year. -Once assigned we ask that you enter into a 1 year commitment with your mentee, meeting every other week.
  • -Must pass TB skin test

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