Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

The tightening labor market means we need to marshal every resource to empower first-generation, low-income, and racially underrepresented college students in their job search.

All volunteer opportunities will be virtual while social distancing orders are in effect. To receive alerts about upcoming volunteer opportunities:

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Volunteers can count on the same quality experience, deep impact, and meaningful connections expected at Braven in-person engagements – at a time when your insights, coaching, and empathy are in demand like ever before.


Four Transformative Volunteer Opportunities

Braven’s four primary types of volunteer roles are Leadership Coaches, Career Prep Partners, Professional Mentors, and Mock Interviewers. How would you like to get involved?

Leadership Coach

The principal facilitators of the Braven Accelerator course are our extraordinary Leadership Coaches. As a Leadership Coach, you will guide and motivate a team of 5-8 promising college students weekly as they prepare to make their first steps into the professional world. At the same time, you’ll get real-world practice leading diverse teams.

REQUIRED COMMITMENT: You’re able to commit at least 3 hours per week, including a regular 2-hour evening meeting with your team.

PROGRAM DATES: August – December (15 weeks)

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Career Prep Partner

Career Prep Partners facilitate 1:1 coaching sessions with participants, help them grow their networks, and provide feedback on their resumes, interview skills, and LinkedIn profiles.

REQUIRED COMMITMENT: Up to 10 one-hour coaching sessions

PROGRAM DATES: Rolling until end of 2020


Professional Mentor

As a Professional Mentor, we’ll 1:1 match you with a college student interested in your career field.
You and your mentee will meet weekly to navigate the job search and application process.

REQUIRED COMMITMENT: You’re able to commit at least 1.5 hours per week, including a regular 1-hour check-in at a mutually convenient time.

PROGRAM DATES: January – April (12 weeks)

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Mock Interviewer

As a mock interviewer, once per semester, you will simulate one-on-one job interviews, preparing college students for competitive jobs and internships.

REQUIRED COMMITMENT: One evening for 2.5 hours

PROGRAM DATES: October (multiple dates)

Explore Opportunities at:

Lehman College (NYC)
Rutgers University-newark
San José State University

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You can also indicate if you are open to being contacted by Fellows for informational interviews.


If you are interested in getting your company or organization engaged, visit our Employer Partnership overview.

“Braven not only provided my cohort of Fellows with a transformational opportunity to learn and develop in key professional competencies, but it offered me an incredible leadership and professional development experience.”

Fuad Ligali
Leadership Coach
Prudential Financial