Sharpen your professional skills while supporting people in the workplace.

Why volunteer with Empower Work?

  • Build your skills. Volunteers report learning new skills in our training that they use not only on our text line, but also in their workplaces across the country.

  • Be part of a community. Join a community of driven, accomplished professionals passionate about making the workplace a more welcoming and equitable place for everyone.

  • Make a difference. Over 85 percent of people who used Empower Work say they feel better after talking to a peer counselor. Even one conversation can help someone feel heard and supported.

  • Create your own schedule. Volunteer when you want, where you want during our open hours. Create your own schedule (at least two hours a week) and text or web chat anywhere—your office, couch, or any space you feel comfortable and have secure internet.

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I am passionate about helping people become more effective at work and more skilled in general at maneuvering the world as a human being.
— Eva, operations director, trained life coach, former lawyer

Who are Empower Work peer counselors? 

Peer counselors are working professionals who volunteer their time to support people through their most difficult experiences at work. Peer counselors are leaders, coaches, mentors at every stage of their careers--from seasoned managers to young professionals.

As a peer counselor, you'll receive robust training in areas of communication, management, and active listening, and commit to at least two hours a week for six months. (Or more if it works for you!)

Want to know more? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Top Five Reasons To Volunteer with Empower Work

I want to make a difference in people’s lives. I believe what happens to us at work is significant and can carry into all aspects of our lives.
— Jyot, Empower Work volunteer, chief operating officer