A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Volunteers can join from anywhere in the U.S.
Want to use your management experience to help others, and level up your skills? Volunteer with Empower Work.
About Empower Work:
Empower Work is on a mission to create healthy workplaces where employees are valued, supported, and empowered. We are the first anonymous, immediate, third-party support that puts the employee first. Anyone in the U.S. can talk with a trained peer counselor about a challenging situation via text or web chat. Our goal is to help people navigate tricky work questions or tough work problems and come to an outcome they feel comfortable with. Empower Work has been featured in TechCrunch, Forbes, Fast Company, and more. Learn more at: www.empowerwork.org.
Volunteering with Empower Work:
Volunteers are a critical part of Empower Work. Peer volunteers support people from across the country who are grappling with tough work moments. Volunteers can field text or web chats from anywhere--your office, couch, or any space you feel comfortable and have secure internet.
Each volunteer commits to at least 2 and up to as much as 12 hours a week for 6 months. We provide robust training that improves your professional skills in active listening, management, and workplace dynamics.
Our current hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 8:00pm PT. Volunteers can schedule flexible shifts during those hours that fit their schedules.
Empower Work’s focus is truly on people. As a mission-driven nonprofit, any revenue goes back to ensuring we remain free and accessible. Volunteer peer counseling is an unpaid position, so we can continue to provide support to anyone who needs it. To learn more about why our volunteers work with us, visit here.
- Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing.
- Strong sense of empathy
- Ability to recognize and respond to emotions via text
- Ability to reflect a situation and form questions quickly
- Ability to support another person without telling them what to do.
- Ability to summarize what’s been said and help move to action
- Broad understanding of workplace culture in multiple work settings
- Open to giving and receiving feedback (we want you to improve and we want to improve too!)
By becoming a volunteer with Empower Work, you join a community of driven, accomplished professionals passionate about making the workplace a safe environment rich in opportunity for everyone.
You will have the opportunity to connect with other volunteers, receive robust training in the skills necessary to be a successful peer counselor, and further your communication, management and active listening expertise.
Volunteers report learning new skills in our training that they use not only on our text line, but also in their workplaces across the country.
- Training Provided
How To Apply
To apply, visit https://www.empowerwork.org/join-us/ and sign up! You'll receive the application via email.