Empower Work provides free, confidential support for people facing tough, non-legal work situations. Anyone in the U.S. can immediately connect with a vetted and trained peer counselor via text or web chat to feel heard, supported, and if needed, connected to resources.
Peer counselors are working professionals at every stage of their careers who volunteer their time and skills to help people feel understood, heard, and empowered.
As a peer counselor you’ll receive robust training that improves your professional skills in active listening, management, and workplace dynamics, and hands-on support from our training staff.
We ask that you commit to a minimum of two hours a week for at least six months. Many peer counselors choose to volunteer even more! Shifts are available Monday-Friday 8:30am-8:00pm PT.
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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.