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Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+

Empower Work- Volunteer Peer Counselor With Empower Work

Please follow this link to complete an application to start volunteering: https://www.empowerwork.org/join-us/

Quick Overview: Volunteer Peer Counselors provide confidential support for people facing tough, non-legal work situations. They spend two hours a week responding to people through text or web chat. To apply, visit https://www.empowerwork.org/join-us/ and sign up! You'll receive the application via email.

Mission: Our mission is to create healthy workplaces where employees are valued, supported, and empowered.

Impact: Volunteers are a critical part of Empower Work. Peer volunteers support people from across the country who are grappling with tough work moments. Our support hotline is run by trained volunteers, without you, we could not support the amount of texters turning to Empower Work.

One volunteer shared how it's impacted her, "My volunteer experience has significantly changed the way I operate in professional and personal relationships. I'm a better manager and colleague thanks to what I've learned." To learn more about why our volunteers work with us, check out this post on our blog.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:

Each volunteer commits to at least 2 hours a week for 6 months. We provide robust training that improves your professional skills in active listening, management, and workplace dynamics.

Our current hours are Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 8:00pm PT. Volunteers can schedule flexible shifts during those hours that fit their schedules.


  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely in writing.
  • Strong sense of empathy
  • Ability to recognize and respond to emotions via text
  • Ability to reflect a situation and form questions quickly
  • Ability to support another person without telling them what to do
  • Ability to summarize what’s been said and help move to action


  • Understanding of workplace culture in multiple work settings
  • Open to giving and receiving feedback (we want you to improve and we want to improve too!)

Additional Details:

By becoming a volunteer with Empower Work, you join a community of driven, accomplished professionals passionate about making the workplace a safe environment rich in opportunity for everyone.

You will have the opportunity to connect with other volunteers, receive robust training in the skills necessary to be a successful peer counselor, and further your communication, management and active listening expertise.

Volunteers report learning new skills in our training that they use not only on our text line, but also in their workplaces across the country.

Accessibility: Volunteers can field text or web chats from anywhere--your office, couch, or any space you feel comfortable and have secure internet.

Please follow this link to complete an application to start volunteering: https://www.empowerwork.org/join-us/

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Volunteers needed through 5/1/2020

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