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Volunteer Peer Counselor With Empower Work

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Recruiting Organization: Empower Work

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 provide immediate, confidential support for tough work situations. Anyone in the U.S. can connect with a trained peer counselor 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, Quartz, and more. Learn more:

Volunteering with Empower Work:

Volunteers are a critical part of Empower Work. Peer volunteers support people from across the country. 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 hours a week for 6 months (some people do more and yes vacations, breaks are totally fine!). 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.

One volunteer shared how it's impacted her, "My volunteer experience has significantly changed the way I operate in professional and personal relationships. I'm a better manager and colleague thanks to what I've learned."

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


  • 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!)

Additional Information:

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.

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389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


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Advocacy & Human Rights, Employment, Women


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San Francisco, CA 94117



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