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.
Your professional skills can help small businesses grow and create jobs. Volunteer as a mentor on MicroMentor.org and make a meaningful connection with a business owner. Mentors join, search for entrepreneurs to assist online, and once connected, serve as a coach and trusted guide.
This volunteer opportunity is extremely flexible. You set the schedule and the expectations with your mentee. Meanwhile, our support staff is by your side every step of the way to help you succeed as a mentor.
Some entrepreneurs need a sounding board or general industry advice, while others are looking for targeted technical advising.
Put your business skills to good use and help a small business owner today.
"Bill's advice has been exactly what I needed and I am very grateful that seasoned professionals like him choose to volunteer their time." - Tracy, business owner on MicroMentor
WHY DO BUSINESS MENTORS VOLUNTEER THEIR TIME?
Give Back: Entrepreneurs who work with our mentors grow their revenue by an average of $47,300, or 106%. Our 2013 Business Outcomes Report illustrates the real impact mentors make in the lives of small business owners.
Develop your skills: Even though mentors come to the relationship with substantial business experience, they frequently develop new skills as a teacher and coach by mentoring.
Learn from entrepreneurs: Connected entrepreneurs on average spend 10 hours with their mentors. Conversations with entrepreneurs expose mentors to new industries, challenges, experiences, and ideas. Our mentors frequently report that they feel like they get much more than they give.