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Volunteer opportunities and clinical experiences

Volunteers are always needed and welcome at the Forensic Mental Health Program in St. Peter.

The Forensic Mental Health Program serves:

  • People who have been civilly committed, under Minnesota Statutes, Chapter 253B, as mentally ill and dangerous or as a person with developmental disabilities or a related condition who presents a public safety risk.
  • People with mental illness who have been court-ordered for evaluation and treatment, under Minnesota Rules of Criminal Procedure, 20.01 and 20.02, before the start of a criminal trial.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteer opportunities at the Forensic Mental Health Program include:

  • Processing donations for the Trading Post Thrift Store
  • Conducting tours and processing donations at the St. Peter State Hospital Museum
  • Completing light clerical work
  • Assisting with hobby and interest-area programs for patients
  • Helping with special events
  • Serving as a liaison to the Volunteer Council

All volunteers work through the Volunteer Council, a 501c3 organization that administers donated funds for patient needs. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Background checks are required. 

To discuss volunteer opportunities, contact the volunteer services coordinator at 507-985-2249. 

Clinical experiences

Students are able to complete clinical experiences at the Forensic Mental Health Program. For an application, contact the volunteer services coordinator at 507-985-2249.

Campus location

The Forensic Mental Health Program is located on the upper campus of the St. Peter Treatment Center:
100 Freeman Drive
St. Peter, MN 56082

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