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Rise Small Business Mentor


Organization: Rise

Commitment: Long term (6 months to a year)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 5

Location: Flexible

Deadline: Oct 12, 2020


Are you a seasoned entrepreneur with 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. Help support people who are overcoming mental health and addictions challenges. Your support helps end stigma and change lives.


Bridget Glassco


Ext: 802

Volunteer Opportunity Address
22 O'Meara St, Ottawa, ON K1Y 4N6


Good for people interested in: Communications and Marketing; Accounting and finance; Administration/Office; COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering

You will be working with: Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
Volunteer mentors gain coaching and leadership skills, as well as the opportunity to share their experience and expertise with a Rise entrepreneur as they build their business.

How will the organization benefit?
Strong mentorship positions entrepreneurs for long-term success. Our mentorship program is designed to provide Rise clients with the necessary support and guidance as they implement their business plan and grow their business.

Organization category: Business and professional associations, unions

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

Police record check required: Yes