Donate / Volunteer

People from all walks of life have Sober Corps to thank for helping them to — finally — find a sobriety program that works. Join us in our vision to see the Sober Corps program model reach even greater heights and make a donation to support Sober Corps today.

In addition to one-time gifts, we encourage our supporters to experience the power of 12 by donating $12 to Sober Corps on the 12th day of each month. Your recurring gift will ensure consistent support for Sober Corps’ life-changing mission. We’re excited to think about the impact we can have when thousands of individuals sign on for a small monthly commitment to support people in their recovery, increasing their chances of staying sober and learning how to be productive members of society.

Make a financial gift

If you prefer, you can make your donation online through Network for Good or GiveMN using your credit card or bank account, or mail your donation to: Sober Corps, 905 4th Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405. If you’d like to set up an automatic payment for monthly donations, we’d recommend using Network for Good.

Please note that your donation will be made to American Academy Initiative, Sober Corps’ parent organization. Rest assured, all donations made will go directly to Sober Corps. Also, if you wish to make a memorial donation, please indicate the name of the person you are honoring in the “Dedication or Gift” line of the online donation form.

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Donate an item on our wish list

We’re currently in need of a wireless-ready laptop computer, projector (to use with laptop presentations), and a mini-fridge.


Sober Corps has a number of incredibly fulfilling volunteer opportunities. If our mission is one that resonates with you, please contact us. We’re always seeking assistance in increasing our reach in the Twin Cities area and helping more people find peace in their lives of sobriety. Here are some of the ways you can lend a hand:

Be a Life-Skills Mentor

Mentors enter in a 9-month relationship with a person who is new in their recovery from drug/alcohol addiction– typically in their 3rd-4th month.  Mentors are trained prior to matching.  Requirements include either being sober for 5+ years or having extensive knowledge of recovery and the 12-steps.  Additionally, the person must be stable, have reliable transportation and willing to devote at least 5 hours per month to relationship.  Mentoring provides an excellent opportunity to, as they say, “make a difference.”

Be a Life Launch Facilitator/Trainer

We are seeking professionals to facilitate life skills workshop and lecture series.  The sessions are geared towards individuals who are in recovery and would benefit from training/education in a sober, supportive environment.  Particular areas of interest are financial/debt management, job searching, goal setting & achievement, computer skills and health & nutrition.  Having experience in any of these areas (or others) as well as the ability to train are required.  All trainings occur at Sober Corps offices in downtown Minneapolis.

Be of Assistance in Our Office

Sober Corps is looking for organized, recovery-supportive persons to help assist in various administrative functions of our organization: File letters, applications, and other paperwork in the assigned folders; maintain and update database(s); mailings; maintain copies of all forms and documents ready (i.e. applications); follow up on business inquiries by phone and email; Keep desk and office area clean and organized.  Requires volunteer to be in office for a 3-hour shift at least once a month weeks or more frequently.

Be a Committee Member

Sober Corps has several volunteer committees that work to grow Sober Corps.  Serving on the committees requires occasional meetings in addition to the tasks detailed below.

Community Outreach

Assist this committee in letting the Twin Cities community know about the programs Sober Corps has to offer.  Activities include phone calling, emailing and giving in-person presentations.

Fund Development

This committee focuses on strengthening financial support from individual donors, corporations and foundations.  Activities include researching, grant writing and cultivating contacts.

Special Events

Sober Corps currently has a fall golf tournament, winter basketball tournament and occasional other events.  Activities include event promotion, securing sponsorships, coordinating volunteers for event day, tracking registration and other tasks as needed.  Volunteers can work on event committee of their choosing.


“After meeting with the Sober Corps board and director, I support the development of this volunteer agency. I think their approach of one-to-one mentoring of addicted ex-offenders during that first tough year back in the community is exactly right. It is making connections with individuals one at a time like this, and with this kind of strategic planning, that will give people a chance to succeed.”

— John Stuart, Minnesota State Public Defender