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 you’d expect to find at Braven in-person engagements – at a time when your insights, coaching, and empathy are in demand like ever before.

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Volunteer Spotlight: The 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. Ninety-nine percent of our coaches said that the role
helped them develop and practice skills transferable to their own professional development and goals.

APPLY NOW | REFER A COACH

Create a semester of impact

Facilitate weekly in-person workshops for 5-8 college students using Braven’s curriculum. Coach each student individually to design their career vision, goals, and roadmap.

Get a return on your commitment

As you lead your students, you’ll grow your own leadership ability. You’ll get real-world practice managing a diverse team of up-and-coming talent and learn strong group facilitation and one-on-one coaching skills.

Receive robust training and support

As a coach, you will go through a full-day training, access pre-created online curriculum and lesson plans, and receive observation and feedback.

Advocate for your students

Put your real-world experience and connections into action and become a powerful advocate for your students.

Apply today

  1. Submit a brief application.
  2. Interview with a staff member.
  3. Commit to a semester that works for you.
  4. Train with other Leadership Coaches.
  5. Begin coaching.

Apply now

Other volunteer opportunities

Can’t coach, but interested in lending your time or talent? We have several other opportunities to get involved.

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The Leadership Coach role may be right for you if:

LOCATION:

You are located near Newark, New York, Chicago or the Bay Area (San José/South Bay preferred).

CAREER:

You’ve completed 2+ years of professional work experience.

TIME:

You can commit at least 3 hours per week over the course of a semester, including a regular 2-hour meeting in person:

  • Tuesday or Wednesday evening (New York, Bay)
  • Wednesday or Thursday evening (Chicago)
  • Tuesday evening, Wednesday evening, or Friday mid-day (Newark)

INTERESTS:

  • You’re hungry for professional development that deepens your facilitation, coaching, and management skills.
  • You believe in the leadership potential of young people no matter where they’re from.
  • You understand the power of social capital and are eager to open your networks to Fellows.

SKILLS:

  • You see feedback as a gift and are eager to give and receive it.
  • You have strong group facilitation skills, including clear and energetic communication, active listening, and powerful questioning.
  • You lead through an asset-based lens and can build strong relationships with young people.

Location dates and details

NYC area

Lehman College (Bronx, New York) • TRAINING: August 16 • PROGRAM DATES: September 1 – December 16 • APPLY BY: June 30   Program takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6 – 8pm

Lehman College (Bronx, New York)

• TRAINING: August 16

• PROGRAM DATES: September 1 – December 16

• APPLY BY: June 30

 

Program takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6 – 8pm

The Bay Area

San José State University (San José, CA) • TRAINING: August 9 • PROGRAM DATES: August 19 – December 19 • APPLY BY: June 30   Program takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6 – 8pm

San José State University (San José, CA)

• TRAINING: August 9

• PROGRAM DATES: August 19 – December 19

• APPLY BY: June 30

 

Program takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6 – 8pm

NJ Area

Rutgers University Newark (Newark, NJ) • TRAINING: August 22 • PROGRAM DATES: September 1 – December 18 • APPLY BY: June 30   Program takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6 – 8pm, or Fridays from 11:30am – 1:30 pm

Rutgers University Newark (Newark, NJ)

• TRAINING: August 22

• PROGRAM DATES: September 1 – December 18

• APPLY BY: June 30

 

Program takes place Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 6 – 8pm, or Fridays from 11:30am – 1:30 pm

Chicago Area

National Louis University (Chicago, IL and Wheeling, IL) • PROGRAM DATES: January – March 2021 • APPLY BY: November 2020   Program takes place Wednesdays (Wheeling) and Thursdays (Chicago) from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

National Louis University (Chicago, IL and Wheeling, IL)

• PROGRAM DATES: January – March 2021

• APPLY BY: November 2020

 

Program takes place Wednesdays (Wheeling) and Thursdays (Chicago) from 4:30 – 6:30 pm

“Serving as a Leadership Coach is an incredibly rewarding experience and an opportunity to pay it forward and help strengthen the workforce. It is energizing to work with such young, intelligent future professionals.”

Keith Smoak
Leadership Coach

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