Volunteer Mentor Opportunities

For 40 years, WomenVenture has empowered entrepreneurial women with tools, capital and support to lead businesses that create living wage jobs. WomenVenture helps women attain economic self-sufficiency through the creation and growth of profitable and sustainable businesses. 

Women Venture clients have launched a variety of small businesses! Including: clothing boutiques, hair salons, event spaces, a trapeze center, skin care product lines, childcare product lines, childcare centers, and environmental consulting firm, doggy day cares and more!!

Join the Women Venture Volunteer Team as a Small Business Essentials Mentor

Mentoring a Small Business Essentials client is an exciting opportunity to help your mentee transform their business idea into a fully developed business plan for profitable and sustainable small business ownership! 

  • 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

Small Business Essentials Mentors are current or past small business owners, or experts in a topic related to business ownership, including: accounting, marketing, operations, business and employment law, risk management, human resources and more! 

Choose the Small Business Essentials cohort that works best for you
Upcoming Small Business Essentials Cohorts:

Orientation - April 26, 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Checkpoint #1 - May 14
Checkpoint #2 - July 26
Checkpoint #3 - August 23
Practice Pitch - September 6, 9:00 - 12:00 pm
Graduation - September 13, 9:00 - 12:00 pm

Orientation - June 6, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Checkpoint #1 - June 27
Checkpoint #2 - July 23
Checkpoint #3 - August 6
Practice Pitch - August 8, 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Graduation - August 15, 6:00 - 9:00 pm

More session dates coming soon! 

Ready to be a Mentor? Sign up for a Volunteer Information Sessions HERE


 If you’re interested in helping women entrepreneurs succeed, please consider volunteering with WomenVenture!
For more information email Jessica Tabbutt, Volunteer Manager, jtabbutt@WomenVenture.org