Volunteer

Are you looking for a meaningful and impactful volunteer opportunity that leverages your professional business skills? Become a part of our mission-driven community and support women who are launching and growing profitable and sustainable businesses.

In fiscal year 2016-17, 165 volunteers donated 2,293 hours of their time to help WomenVenture clients develop and grow profitable businesses. This contribution is valued at $123,400. Our volunteers truly make our work possible.

Become a Trainer

Almost all education classes at WomenVenture are taught by highly skilled volunteers.

  • Teach entrepreneurial training classes using provided curriculum
  • Subjects include: marketing, finance, operations, sales, legal compliance, and more
  • Teach small groups of up to 20 entrepreneurs in 1.5 to 3-hour classes

Become a Consultant

Our clients are supported by a network of qualified volunteer business consultants.

  • Work one-on-one with clients at all stages of business developmentā€”launch, growth, and expansion
  • Provide support, refine ideas, and problem solve for a wide range of business types
  • Topics include: marketing, finance, operations (retail & service), legal, HR, and more
  • Meet with clients as your schedule permits

Women's Business Enterprise Certification Site Visitor

We share our office space with Women's Business Development Center - Minnesota (WBDC-MN). In partnership with the WBDC-MN, we are seeking volunteers to be Women's Business Enterprise Certification Site Visitors.

  • Visit assigned businesses (minimum of 2 sites/month), 2 hour visits
  • Interview business owner(s)
  • Inform business owner(s) about WomenVenture's services and how we can assist with business growth

Volunteering with WomenVenture is the best thing you can do for not only yourself, but for other women and women as a whole.

Anne-Mette Halvorson