Volunteer Financial Coach

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: finEQUITY

Volunteer Financial Coach

This is a remote volunteer opportunity for an individual with general knowledge in a few of the personal finance areas listed below.

About Us:

We are a nonprofit startup with a mission to build tech-enabled tools that promote financial empowerment. finEQUITY.org’s goal is to accelerate the prison-to-prosperity pipeline and seeks to address the financial toll that incarceration has on (limited income) families by helping those impacted by incarceration fill financial voids, establish financial histories, and access anti-usury financial services.

Your Role

  • Respond to on-demand coaching support requests from members
  • Answer specific questions our members have regarding their unique financial goals and challenges.
  • Assist our members in assessing and resolving current financial challenges
  • Guide our members to make informed decisions that optimize their financial security.



  • Previous experience as a financial coach, counselor, advisor, or other role supporting people on their financial health journey
  • General knowledge in personal finance concepts, including at least a few of the following topics: 1) apartment costs, 2) homeownership, 3) credit building providers and strategies, 4) credit cards, 5) auto loans, 6) budgeting, 7) financial planning, 8) debt management, and 9) interpreting credit reports.
  • Good listener and self-starter with ability to work with minimal hands-on direction.
  • Experience and/or comfortability with Slack or similar instant messaging platform.
  • Availability: You must have the capacity to volunteer at least one hour per week.


  • Familiarity with and ability to demonstrate the use of tech-based/web-based financial wellness tools such as the creation of online budgets and debt reduction plans
  • Knowledge of the latest credit building web apps/mobile apps

Type of role: This is a volunteer position.

Deadline to apply: July 31, 2024

Application Instructions: Click Apply and complete the application by submitting your resume and responding to a few short questions about how you meet the qualifications we identified above and your current availability for volunteering.


Feel free to reach out to us at hello@finequity.org with any questions.

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org


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.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.




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