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Become a Mentor

Volunteer Mentors

Apply: All prospective mentors are required to complete and sign a Kinship Mentor Application.

References: You’ll need to provide three references of people we can talk to about your ability to be a mentor.

Background check: Child safety is our top priority, so we’ll review your records to ensure you’ll be a good fit for our program. Everyone living in the household full-time over the age of 18 must complete the background investigation and exchange of information release form. These forms are included in the Mentor Application Packet. We will also check on your driving records and conduct a national criminal background check. In addition, we check sex offender and child abuse registries.

Nevis Reading Buddies and Park Rapids Reading Buddies

Apply: All prospective Reading Buddies are required to complete and sign a application either for Nevis Reading Buddies or the Park Rapids Reading Buddies. This application can be printed, completed and then mailed to our office at PO Box 282, Park Rapids, MN 56470.

References: You’ll need to provide a reference we can talk to about your ability to be a Reading Buddy.

Background check: All buddies must consent to be screened through the Minnesota BCA. The required background check form for Reading Buddies must be notarized and returned with your application.

Kinship Friend

You may call Kinship staff at (218) 732-0058, email, mail to: Kinship, PO Box 282, Park Rapids, MN 56470 or drop forms off at the Kinship office: 1200 1st St E. Community Room #1 in Park Rapids. You may also use our online Contact Us form. We will be in touch with you.

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