Volunteers enhance the services that the Business Advisory Centre Northumberland is able to deliver in a number of important ways. Northumberland County is home to some very experienced business people who are committed to giving back to their community. Volunteer presenters, coaches and mentors help shorten the learning curve for new business owners while making good use of the considerable knowledge base that exists within our county. If you would like to volunteer your time toward any of the programs offered by the Business Advisory Centre, there are a number of ways for you to participate.
Business Success Program Coach - Coaches for this program are selected through a formal application process designed to assess the coach's ability to provide suggestions, generate ideas, and empower the client in a direct and forthright manner with the aim being to help the client develop specific skills. Applications are screened by Advisory Centre staff and reviewed by the Committee. Coaches who are accepted into this program are placed into a coaching pool and engaged in the process when their qualifications match the needs of a specific client.
Seminar Presenter - Do you have expertise in an area that you would like to present to other business people? We are always interested in knowing about presenters who would like to share their knowledge in a seminar setting. Some of the subjects that have been presented in the past are Marketing, Succession Planning, Website Design, Social Media Strategies, Customer Service, Personality Types, just to name a few. We are open to suggestions and would like to discuss your idea with you.
Summer Company Mentor - The Summer Company Program is designed to give young people between the age of 15-29 years the experience of running their own business during the summer months. Mentors for this program help young business owners learn to navigate the world of entrepreneurship. Following the orientation process, mentors are asked to committ for the 8-12 week period to a minimum of 4 biweekly meetings.
If you feel you have the skills and desire to assist with any of these volunteer opportunities, please contact us and let's talk.
Volunteerism is the act of selflessly giving your energy to something you believe free of pay.