VOLUNTEER WITH RISE
Volunteers make our impact possible
As a Rise volunteer, you will help empower entrepreneurs with mental health and addiction challenges to build small businesses to improve their lives and help communities across Canada thrive. You will also join a national community of diverse and experienced professionals who are dedicated to Rise clients’ success.
Mentorship is a powerful way to have a tangible impact in another’s life and experience meaningful growth in your own.
GIVE ONE-ON-ONE SUPPORT AS A LENDING PROGRAM MENTOR
As a one-on-one mentor to our Small Business Lending Program, you will provide personalized support to a Rise client who is in the process of building a business.
Mentorship is about building a meaningful and impactful relationship. Rise will match you with a mentee in need of your unique knowledge and experience to strengthen and grow their business. Over a year of monthly meetings and ongoing communication, you will give professional guidance and personal support to help your mentee make informed decisions and build their skills and resilience.
GIVE GROUP GUIDANCE AS A TRAINING PROGRAM MENTOR
As a group mentor to one of our training programs, you will share your professional knowledge and experience to help empower new and aspiring entrepreneurs of all ages and at all stages of their business journey.
Training programs are an eight- to 10-week commitment, during which you will work with small groups of participants in a classroom setting to help them build the confidence and skills to turn their business idea into a business plan. Whether in-person or virtual, you will create a space to encourage open, constructive peer discussions and give your mentees personalized insight and support.
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