The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
"We’re here for a reason. I believe a bit of the reason is to throw little torches out to lead people through the dark."- Whoopi Goldberg
We need you to share your experiences with our participants. We need you to give a little bit of time and caring to throw those little torches along the roadway to help those in need of a lighted path to lead them to success. Our clients are citizens returning to our community in need of life coaching to help them become self sufficient members of the community.
Superior coaching is a critical component in the success of our programs; therefore, a great deal of time and care goes into assembling the best team of coaches. In addition to being a warm, bright, and compassionate person you must also be a good listener and a creative thinker. All volunteers are required to complete TBAH coach-specific training.
Once you have been approved as a volunteer coach and added to our network, you will be matched with clients according to your geographic area and coaching niche or interests whenever possible. You may coach up to 5 clients at a time based upon your desire and availability. You will be provided your client’s contact information and be expected to contact your client, submit a coaching agreement signed by both you and the client, and complete your first session within one week from accepting the assignment. Each month you will meet with your client, typically by telephone, for approximately one hour. Your client will have received a personal goal assessment package to work on with your support. The packet provides a structured tool that allows the client to make the most effective use of their 6-month program. It helps the client to narrow down their needs to one or two specific goals to work on during the program. Much the same as in any traditional coaching session, you will support, encourage and coach your assigned client in fulfilling these goals. You will do this using the skills you have learned in training, your personal experience, the tools identified in your Volunteer Coach Handbook and by assigning appropriate homework. You will also maintain monthly progress reports that should be submitted to your assigned mentor coach.
At the end of each session that you have an assigned client, you will update your mentor coach by email to discuss your sessions. You may use this time to further develop your coaching style as well as to get support on any difficult client issues. Your mentor coach will be an experienced and highly competent coach and should be used as a valuable resource. Because TBAH so strongly believes in continuing education and development, we provide quarterly trainings as an additional benefit to our dedicated volunteer coaches.
Apply today to give to someone who needs a helping hand an opportunity to succeed in our community!