Whether we play a large or small role, by working together we achieve big things.
Volunteers are imperative to the success of our business clients. Thousands of hours of expertise are shared each year with WWBIC’s emerging business clients. You may be interested in a short-term opportunity, or something longer term.
View our current opportunities below, then submit an application or give us a call to learn more!
For more information, contact:
Education and Volunteer Coordinator
Some Volunteer Opportunities currently available:
Expert Business Presenters/Facilitators:
Expert Business Presenters volunteer their time to teach a class of entrepreneurs and or small business owners on an area of expertise. Topics include but are not limited to marketing, cash flow, financial awareness, internet marketing etc. Curriculum is provided for all classes.
Guest Speakers volunteer their time to speak to a class of entrepreneurs and start-up business owners on their area of expertise, or the business topic of their choosing. Guest Speakers are needed to provide real world expertise to the entrepreneurs and are a valuable resource for our entrepreneurs.
All presentations occur within an already established class, taught by a trained and certified facilitator and supplement a formal curriculum. Presentations typically last up to 30 minutes followed with time for questions and answers. Guest Speakers are called upon two to six times a year. Guest Speakers are not at our classes to promote or directly sell their service(s) or product(s) to WWBIC clients during the session.
Consultants help entrepreneurs grow their business though advising relationships with experienced business professionals. Leverage your volunteer and pro-bono work to directly impact the lives of emerging entrepreneurs, their families and their communities while supporting sustainable, community-based economic development. Consultants make a huge difference in the lives of WWBIC’s entrepreneurs by helping them navigate the opportunities and challenges of running a business and improving their economic well-being and creating new jobs where they are needed.
Engagements typically range from a couple hours per month to longer commitments year round. Consultants can work with one business owner or several, depending on availability and need.
For over a decade the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC) has taken an active role in coaching WWBIC’s small business owners, particularly those owned by women, minorities, and low income individuals. WWBIC uses coaching to meet the needs of our emerging businesses by providing expertise of its coaches and access to business networks. The coach is asked to work one-on-one with the client and provide expertise in their area of choosing. The time commitment in this position varies on the client’s need.
Business Plan Reviewer:
WWBIC offers classes that teach our clients how to write their own business plans. Once their business plan is complete, it is reviewed by a Business Plan Reviewer. This person will give their expert evaluation of a business plan’s completeness, credibility, detail and potential success. A WWBIC business plan criteria sheet will be provided.
This volunteer position is geared toward people who are savvy in QuickBooks and like working with people on a one-on-one basis. Help get our small business owners on track by teaching them how to utilize this software to track their accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, sales and use tax.
Financial Awareness Facilitator:
Facilitate classes such as "Budgeting 101" and "Road to Credit Repair" at various locations throughout Milwaukee/Racine/Kenosha. These classes are geared to teach people about the importance of knowing where their money is going and becoming financially fit!
People interested must be good public speakers, understand budgeting, and have experience working with a diverse audience.
This position is for people who are interested in volunteering their time to create websites for our small business clients throughout the state. Candidates for this position must have prior experience to website design and be willing to share past work. Request may include e-commerce and flash pages.
Time commitment varies per client but is very flexible. Most of the work can be done via email and phone conferencing.
Anything & Everything Volunteer:
This volunteer position is geared at anyone and everyone who wants to make a difference in the world. Non-Profits could not run effectively without dedicated volunteers. If answering phones, stuffing envelopes or delivering class schedules around town is something you are interested in, this volunteer position is for you.
WWBIC offers a limited number of nonpaid internships for college-level students, during the regular semester and over summer. For additional internship information, contact Alice Schmatzhagen, WWBIC Administrative Manager, at 414-263-5450.