Program Overview Budget for Life is a unique, homelessness prevention program that helps low-income workers avoid eviction and regain financial stability. Participants selected for Budget for Life participate in weekly case management meetings with a staff social worker, attend a bi-weekly Money Management class lead by volunteer instructors, and work with a volunteer money management coach to establish a household budget.
Money Management Coach Purpose: Provide one-on-one coaching focused on understanding, creating and maintaining a household budget. In addition, a Money Management coach serves as a trustworthy source of support, encouragement, and motivation.
-Must be patient, empathetic, and dependable
-Ability to build rapport and work with individuals in a respectful and nonjudgmental manner
-Have a working knowledge of how to create and maintain a household budget
-Ability to communicate effectively and clearly with individuals in various stages of crisis
-Must be sensitive to cultural differences
-Intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Excel and computer skills
-Available to coach participants in the evenings and/or weekends, as needed
-Previous experience volunteering with low to moderate income families
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Buckhead Christian Ministry
2847 Piedmont Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305, US
Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) works to prevent hunger and homelessness for local people facing life-changing events such as job loss, reduction in work hours, or medical problems. BCM provides short- and long-term solutions that range from food and clothing to housing assistance and life-skills education, placing special emphasis on helping Atlanta’s low-income workers.
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The Money Management Course teaches participants everything from decision making and goal setting to how to budget and improve their credit. During the 20 week course, students alternately attend classes and meet one-on-one with financial coaches.
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
September 15, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 25
Orientation or Training
13 one-on-one coaching meetings for a minimum of one hour each meeting over the course of 6 months (January - July).