Are you passionate about entrepreneurship and want to give back to your community? Consider becoming a mentor with Employ to Empower! We’re a non-profit organization that works with low-income entrepreneurs to help them overcome barriers and achieve their business goals.
As a mentor, you’ll have the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience with aspiring entrepreneurs who have completed our 10-week development course. You’ll be able to make a real difference in their lives by offering support, guidance, and valuable insights into the world of business.
There are two ways to get involved as a mentor:
1:1 Mentoring: In this program, you’ll be paired with a mentee for a period of six months. Your role will be to help them take their business idea from concept to MVP, offering advice and support along the way. We’ll match you with a mentee based on their business idea, eligibility for our micro-lending program, and their personal drive and determination. This program requires a commitment of four hours per month for six months.
Specialist Mentoring: If you have expertise in a specific area of business, such as accounting, marketing, or social media, you can join our specialist mentoring program. In this program, you’ll run clinics at our office where entrepreneurs can come to ask questions and get advice on your chosen topic. This program is open to people at any experience level and requires a commitment of just one hour per clinic.
Why do people become mentors? Here are just a few reasons:
As a mentor, you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re making a real difference in the lives of aspiring entrepreneurs. You’ll help them overcome barriers and achieve their goals, all while gaining valuable experience and insights of your own.
To learn more or apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org or click on ‘apply’ below. This is an unpaid, volunteer position.