BECOME A VOLUNTEER

VOLUNTEERS ARE VITAL TO OUR SUCCESS!

Do you have business experience to share? Have you always wanted to give back? Here’s your chance to make a difference and guide an aspiring business owner. You’ll meet other successful members of the business community who are also dedicated to supporting Rise clients. There are many ways to volunteer.

  • WORK 1 ON 1

    Here's your chance to change a life and help a Rise Lending client launch or grow a business.

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  • "Mentoring makes me feel like I am giving something to others that I wished someone had of given me. Mentoring lets me pass on some of the things I have learned as part of life’s lessons."

    - Rise Mentor

  • "Youth coaching makes me feel excited to be a part of the small business culture in Canada, sharing in the development of brilliant ideas with the young minds of the future."

    - Rise Youth Coach

  • WORK WITH YOUTH

    Attend our evening classes and coach youth who are working to turn their business ideas into a reality.

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  • COACH A GROUP

    Our adult training programs need volunteers to coach and guide entrepreneurs as they polish their business plans and launch businesses.

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  • "I feel that it is important to pay that forward. With experience from my own family situation, I will be advocating for mental health and well-being."

    - Rise Peer Coach

  • "Volunteering is a great way to share your skills, deepen your empathy, an‎d improve your ability to work with a range of perspectives toward a common goal."

    - Rise Investment Commitee Member

  • EVALUATE BUSINESS IDEAS

    Work with a group of volunteers from across the country to discuss, and recommend new leading decisions for Rise.

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Selina Rose

“I needed to change my business model and the Rise loan allowed me to purchase the equipment, professional services, and advertising I needed to get my digital program running. I received much more than funding – I also gained an invaluable coach who asked the right questions and taught me to think of my business in new ways.