Volunteer financial coaches needed by United Way

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If you’re willing, you’re able! United Way of West Central Connecticut is seeking volunteers who want to make a meaningful difference in the lives of their neighbors in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth.

United Way’s Financial Coaching Program is designed to help low- to moderate-income individuals address common financial concerns. Volunteers are needed to become one-on-one financial coaches.

Volunteers will work with clients to identify financial values, set fiscal goals for their household, formulate a plan to reach those goals, focus on progress toward goals, and address obstacles to success.

As a coach, you will educate, guide and encourage households through one-on-one sessions at a mutually agreed upon location. You will be given the tools and resources necessary to help individuals and families make smart money choices and improve their personal finances.

Volunteer requirements: Attend a volunteer orientation/information session at United Way; complete eight hours of training; be willing to commit two to three hours per month to meet your client in-person; must be comfortable working with diverse populations; and bilingual volunteers are needed.

To sign up for this volunteer opportunity or if you have questions, contact Liz at United Way (860) 582-9559 ext. 406.

The United Way of West Central Connecticut, serving the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville and Plymouth, is working to create opportunities for a better life for all by focusing on education, income and health.

Under the building block of Income, this initiative strives to help families become financially stable and independent.