Introduction

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a volunteer on a Compass team. We have an exciting group of nonprofit clients this year. Brief descriptions of the projects can be found on our website at www.compassprobono.org and later in this application. Please read this section carefully before completing the application.

VOLUNTEER ROLES, PROFILES, and DEADLINES
Compass seeks professionals who have expertise in strategy, finance, marketing, operations, technology, HR, fundraising, legal, and numerous other areas, as well as individuals with board and nonprofit experience. All first-time Compass applicants must provide a current resume.
  • Project Leader
    Project Leaders should have an MBA, a similar advanced degree, and/or significant management consulting experience. Project Leaders should expect to commit 4-6 hours/week from late-February through June 2023 leading a team of 4-5 volunteers. Project Leaders must attend a Project Leader Orientation and Service Line Training (dates below). New Project Leader applicants may be contacted for a video conference interview, so applying early is appreciated.
    Project Leader Application Deadline: Sunday, February 5 at 5:00 p.m.

  • Team Member
    Team Members must have at least one year of post-undergraduate professional experience. Team Members should expect to commit an average of 3 hours/week (including team meetings) from March through June 2023 and must attend a virtual training Volunteer Orientation and Service Line Training in late-February (date below).
    Team Member Application Deadline: Monday, February 13 at 5:00 p.m.

TRAINING DATES
Please note the following mandatory dates and hold them on your calendar.
 Project Leader Orientation (Project Leaders only) February 21, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Volunteer Orientation and Service Line Training (All volunteers) February 28, time TBA
WHAT TO EXPECT THIS YEAR
We are looking for enthusiastic and empathetic business professionals who are prepared to partner with nonprofits as they continue to navigate these challenging times. Each team will decide when to hold regular team meetings and will need to determine what works best for them at the outset of the project. It's critical that volunteers enjoy team-based work, have the availability to attend regular team meetings, and are fully prepared to meet the engagement expectations outlined above. Volunteering with Compass is a commitment. Your team, client, and Compass will be counting on you to show up and contribute for the duration of the project.

The Compass program will be hybrid this year. From our experiences over the past two years, we know that Compass can work well virtually, but we also know the experience is greatly enhanced by in person touch-points. This year, all Compass trainings will be provided live over Zoom, and we will hold some social and networking events in-person. Volunteers can expect that most team meetings will be conducted virtually. We strongly encourage teams to visit client sites and gather occasionally in-person if it can be done safely and in accordance with public health guidelines.
THANK YOU
Again, thank you for your interest in Compass and serving our nonprofit clients. If you have any questions about your qualifications or the selection process, please contact us.
Melinda Johnson, EdD
Executive Director
mjohnson@compassprobono.org
(215) 398-7942
Megan Tomey
Program Manager
mtomey@compassprobono.org

(617) 957-9182
Samantha Campbell
Associate Program Manager
scampbell@compassprobono.org
(301) 401-1107

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