Volunteer Opportunities

Mentors are matched with entrepreneurs who are either in our 16-week workshop or who have completed it. They help the entrepreneurs work through either specific challenges with their business or provide general coaching and support, based on the entrepreneurs identified goals.

Time Commitment: 1-2 meetings per month for 6 months

Office Hours
We host expert office hours sessions where clients sign up to receive one hour consultations with business professionals in their area of expertise: attorneys, accountants, marketing professionals, goal setting coaches, human resources professionals, and insurance agents. Volunteers must be available for 2-3 meetings that would be scheduled in advance.

Time Commitment: Ranges from 2-3 hours once per month to 2-3 hours once per quarter

Discussion Leader
Discussion Leaders facilitate one week’s workshop as part of the 16-week program. They are identified based on their business experience and topic expertise (marketing, sales, finance, human resources, etc.). They lead the discussion and integrate their own business experiences to introduce a topic to the participants.

Time Commitment: 1 Tuesday night from 6 – 7:30 PM plus 30-45 minutes preparation time

Workgroup Leader
Workgroup Leaders facilitate the workgroups each week that are part of the workshop. They engage the entrepreneurs to think through their business, to challenge themselves and each other as they work through each component of their overall business plan. They build a close relationship with 7-9 entrepreneurs and help point them to resources throughout the community that can be helpful in their business.

Time Commitment: Tuesday nights, 6 – 9 PM for 16 weeks, plus 1-2 hours of homework review & feedback per week, potential meetings or conversations with the entrepreneurs

Interested in volunteering? Contact Shannon Beach, 434-260-5166 or shannon@cicville.org

Together we are strengthening our community.