Volunteer

In fiscal year 2017 - 2018, 215 volunteers donated 2,365 hours of their time to help WomenVenture clients develop and grow profitable businesses. This contribution is valued at $238,849. Our volunteers truly make our work possible.

Become a WomenVenture Volunteer
Volunteer Information Session

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. Upcoming Sessions:

  • Thursday, April 4, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 9, 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, April 17, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, April 23, 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Friday, May 10, 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Thursday, May 23, 9:00 - 10:00 am
  • Wednesday, May 29, 6:30 - 7:30 pm

More Information and REGISTER Here --> 

Become a Small Business Essentials Mentor

Each Small Business Essentials client is assigned a mentor to guide them through the course, to advocate and motivate them to graduate the course with an understanding in business basics and a completed business plan. Mentoring a WomenVenture client is an exciting opportunity to help a client glide from a business concept, into a fully developed business plan, ready to be used to launch a profitable and sustainable small business!! 

  • Mentors are required to attend Small Business Essentials orientation, this is where you'll meet your mentee and chat about their business concepts
  • Mentors are required to meet with their mentee for three - 90 minute in-person Checkpoint meetings
  • Mentors are asked to attend Session 15 or 16, Practice Pitch and Graduation

Learn more about Small Business Essentials mentoring and dates -->

Become a Small Business Essentials Trainer

All Small Business Essentials classes are led by volunteer subject matter experts. Trainers deliver provided curriculum, interjecting personal stories from their own experiences and expertise.

We Need Experts In:

  • Market research
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Finance
  • Management structure
  • Operations
  • And more

Learn more about being a Small Business Essentials Trainer -->

Become a Lunch & Learn Presenter

Lunch & Learn Presenters create and deliver a workshop to  help soon-to-be and current small business owners launch, grow and successfully operate their businesses. All Lunch & Learns are led by volunteer subject matter experts who present on a topic that will help WomenVenture clients and other community business owners create profitable and sustainable small businesses. 

Requested Lunch & Learn Topics by WomenVenture clients:

  • Social media
  • Prospecting for new clients
  • Selling a business
  • Accounting
  • Making data driven decisions
  • Transitioning from corporate work to small business ownership
  • And more

Learn more about being a Lunch & Learn Presenter -->

Became a Volunteer in our Childcare Entrepreneur Program

More Information Coming Soon! 

Become an Administrative Volunteer

More Information Coming Soon! 

Become an On-Call Consultant

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

  • Work one-on-one with clients at all stages of business development—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

I think our local community is becoming more aware of the difficulties women face in the workplace, particularly women in entrepreneurship, and therefore more people are actively seeking out opportunities to support local women

Lydia Lui