If you want to help people learn skills that can change their lives, we want YOU!
Below you’ll find the main volunteering roles we currently have available.
If you’d like to help but don’t see yourself in any of the listed roles, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org describing how you envision working with us. We will try to make volunteering with FLCCT rewarding for both you and the community.
What is this role about?
You’ll be teaching groups of people how to get better at handling their personal finances. Topics include how to develop a household budget, control excessive spending and debt, implement a savings and investment plan, purchase a home, send a child to college, and more.
What qualifications do I need?
The only things you need are enthusiasm and the ability to deliver basic instruction in your own voice. You do NOT need special financial education; what you don’t know we’ll teach you so you can teach others. The class lesson plans and materials are all ready for you.
Where and when are the classes held?
The FLCCT has partnerships with other organizations that allow us to teach all over the Austin area. As an instructor, you can sign up for the scheduled classes that are convenient for you to teach. Classes average an hour or 1 ½ hours in length and can occur during working hours, in the evenings, or on weekends.
What do I need to do to become an instructor?
Here are the steps we expect you to go through to become an instructor:
- complete our application form
- complete a basic background check
- complete our training program: two evenings of live classroom instructions and practice
- ‘shadow’ (observe) an FLCCT teacher teaching a real class
What is the time commitment after I become an instructor?
After you become an instructor, the expectation is that you’ll teach at least 4 classes a year (classes average an hour or 1 ½ hours in length and can occur during working hours, in the evenings, or on weekends).
Can I choose which classes to sign up for?
Yes, as an instructor, you can choose which of the scheduled classes you’ll sign up for, taking into consideration things like your time availability and the convenience of the location. As stated above, the expectation is that you’ll teach 4 classes a year, but which ones you pick are up to you.
Who are the people attending the classes?
Our students are members of the Central Texas community interested in gaining control of their own finances. As their instructor, you’ll play a key role helping them learn how to set and achieve their financial goals. The majority of our volunteers teach adult classes, although youth classes also occur.
How do I learn more or apply to become an instructor?
If you would like to join, click here to apply. If you have more questions about volunteering, email us at email@example.com. We also hold periodic volunteer orientation sessions to answer questions if you’d like to learn more about the organization before becoming a volunteer.
OTHER VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES
If you’re not interested in teaching, we have plenty of other opportunities to contribute.
We are always in need of more instructors to be able to expand our services. Recruiters help us find new instructors willing to teach Central Texans how to get better at money management.
Spanish speakers are in high demand, so if you know people who speak the language, you can make a big contribution by helping spread the word about this opportunity to help foster prosperity within our Spanish-speaking community.
There is no minimum time commitment required to perform this role. If you’re interested in becoming an instructor recruiter for FLCCT, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many other ways you can get involved and help us run FLCCT:
- Fundraising: identifying and responding to grant opportunities and other sources of funding.
- Community Outreach: recruiting new host partners and/or volunteers.
- Public Relations: creating communications materials and addressing public groups.
- Technology: improving processes and automating activities.
- Improving Quality: analyzing feedback and community needs to determine ways to improve the programs.
In an effort to connect with all of Central Texans, we are always looking for volunteers from a variety of cultural backgrounds. Working with FLCCT can provide a valuable opportunity to make a difference while building your skill set. We welcome all experience levels.
If you would like to join, click here to apply.
If you have questions about volunteering, or would like to help but don’t see yourself in any of the listed roles, email us at email@example.com. We will try to make volunteering with FLCCT rewarding for both you and the community.