Spanish-Language Coaches needed to work with low-income women

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Budget Buddies

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Budget Buddies

Actively-seeking: Spanish-speaking volunteers for program starting in Lawrence this fall

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An hour a week of your time can start a woman in your community on the road to financial independence.

You do not have to be a financial wizard to be a coach. All you need is the desire to help someone in your community make the most of the money she has.

Budget Buddies builds the financial literacy, confidence, and security of low-income women in Massachusetts, through a unique program that combines instructional workshops and personal, one-to-one coaching.

We work with clients referred by local social service agencies and customize our program to their needs. Local financial institutions lead our classes. Volunteer coaches serve as personal mentors. The special mentoring component customizes assistance to each client.

Low-income women - who typically have no access to the financial advisors that educate those with higher incomes - get individualized help with the specific financial issues that keep them in poverty.

Teach Financial Skills that Last a Lifetime

Do you have an hour a week to change someone’s life?

As a volunteer coach, you’ll provide ongoing, one-on-one support for your client - and we’ll support you in that effort. As a start, here’s a summary of what we ask of our coaches:

- A genuine interest in and commitment to working with low-income women

- Strict confidentiality of all client financial and personal information

- A six-month commitment to your client

- Participation in a two-hour coaches’ orientation

- Participation in 11-13 hour-long client workshops

- One or two follow-up contacts with your client between workshops

- Participation in our monthly Coaches’ Exchange

For an hour a week, you can guide someone in your community along the road to financial independence. You don’t have to be a money-management expert to participate, just someone who wants to help. Per the request of Budget Buddies students, all coaches are women.

Contact to our volunteer coordinator, Katie, at k.neville@budgetbuddies.org or 978-703-0820 for more information.

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About Budget Buddies

Location:

114 Turnpike Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824, US

Mission Statement

Budget Buddies seeks to improve the financial literacy and confidence of low-income women in eastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. For information on how you can help, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Bernadette Wheeler at 978-703-0820 orb.wheeler@budgetbuddies.org. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/BudgetBuddies

Description

Budget Buddies builds the financial literacy, confidence , and security of low-income women through a unique program that combines six months of instructional workshops and personal, one-to-one coaching. We work with clients referred by local social service agencies and customize each program to their specific needs. Volunteers from local financial institutions and other community organizations lead the classes. Volunteer coaches serve as the personal mentors.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Partner AgenciesLawrence, MA 01840

(42.70734,-71.16119)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Adult Education
  • Budgeting
  • Mentoring
  • Financial Literacy

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • An hour a week for a six-month long program

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