Become a Budget Coach


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16840 South Seton Avenue300 South Seton AvenueEmmitsburg, MD 21727


Seton Center, Inc. serves as a service site for financial literacy non-profit, Maryland CASH (Creating Assets, Wealth and Hope) Campaign's MyBudgetCoach program. Volunteers are needed to assist middle-to-low-income working families and individuals improve their ability to budget and make well-informed financial decisions for the period of one year.

Budget Coach responsibilities include:

  • Attend required MD CASH Campaign training (1 all-day training w/on-going support)

  • Meet/Talk with assigned client to cover budgeting techniques, financial management and goal attainment strategies

  • Use program’s online tools to show the client how to track: expenses in real-time, their budget, progress towards achieving important financial goals

  • Use program’s online tools to track the member’s progress in real-time and encourage members to stay on task and on track in between sessions

  • Report & be responsive to supervision of staff Relationship Manager for guidance & direction after sessions

Budget Coaches must possess the:

  • Understanding of and compassion for clients and their needs

  • Ability to maintain appropriate emotional and social boundaries

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality with client and Seton Center information

  • Ability to follow detailed directions and report results accurately and in a timely manner

  • Ability to follow coaching guidelines, use open-ended questions, allowing client to drive the process

  • Understanding of basic math skills; accounting experience helpful but not required

  • Ability to understand and use a computer, the internet and MD CASH Campaign’s program on-line tools

  • Ability to be a team player and enjoy volunteering independently

  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Internet Research
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours monthly
  • 1 one-day coach training; 5 hours Bridges Out of Poverty training
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