1. Introduction

Thank you for your interest in applying to be a volunteer on a Compass team. Even if you are not new to Compass, please read the following section carefully before completing the application. We have an exciting list of projects for 2017-2018. For a more detailed description of projects and clients, please visit our website at www.compassprobono.org. Short descriptions are included later in this application.

The Team Member application deadline is Thursday, October 5 at 5:00pm. Please note that preference goes to applicants who have an MBA. However, we do accept several non-MBAs on each team, especially those with consulting, Compass, nonprofit, or board experience. Applicants should have at least one full year of post-undergraduate work experience. 

Team assignments will be announced in mid-October. Please mark your calendar now for the following mandatory trainings: 

Volunteer Orientation on Thursday, October 19
Service Line Training on Thursday, November 2

Projects run from late October through May.

Strategy consulting for nonprofit organizations requires a meaningful time commitment. Even with the best of intentions, you may not be able to serve the nonprofit organization or get the most of the Compass experience unless you can be an active member of your team. On average, volunteers are expected to commit 2-3 hours per week to their Compass project. Compass is not a virtual experience - your team will likely meet twice per month in person.  If your current job/life requires extensive travel, it may be difficult for you to stay in touch with your Compass team, be at meetings, or complete your project work. Please consider your available time and your other commitments before applying for a Compass team.

If you are new to Compass, please send your current resume to Tricia Handza at thandza@compassphilly.org.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Compass.

Beth Dahle
Executive Director - Philadelphia
(610) 745-3223