Volunteer Interest Form
Type of Organization
When New Sector selects or asks for volunteers as mentors or trainers, we take into consideration our volunteers' interests, experience, skills sets, availability, and identity. The questions below are optional, but they will help us to match your background with the trainings and mentees that are a best fit for you.
Have you volunteered with New Sector Alliance before?
Do you serve on the board of a nonprofit?
We are always mapping our connections and relationships across the community. What organizational boards do you serve on? Please list them below:
Undergraduate Graduate Year
Graduate School (if applicable)
Graduate Degree and Area of Study (if applicable)
Graduate Study Completion Year (if applicable)
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Are you a US military member or veteran, or from a military family?
Your Interest in Volunteering with New Sector
Which of our sites are you interested in volunteering with? If you're interested in a location where we don't yet offer a program, please choose Other.
San Francisco Bay Area
Are you interested in serving as a Mentor to a New Sector Fellow (approximately 1 hour/week commitment; may be largely remote)?
Other Site Location
Other Training Topic Area
If I serve as a Mentor or Trainer, New Sector may use my name, title, and picture in marketing materials
Your Interest in Mentoring
We understand that Mentors have busy schedules. Please tell us about your expected availability.
Availability to meet in person
Availability to meet by phone
Availability as a resource via email
Are you most interested in any of these focus areas where our Host Sites operate?
Education and Youth Development
Poverty, including Homelessness, Job Training, Financial Literacy
Veterans and Military Families
Are you interested in serving as a Trainer for New Sector Fellows in any of the following topic areas? Our trainings are typically 1.5-3 hours long, depending on topic.
Core professional skills (e.g., communication, managing up, stress management)
Technical and project management tools (e.g. work planning, use of Excel, etc.)
Nonprofit trends or social entrepreneurship
Finance or quantitative analysis
Fundraising or marketing/communications
Strategy or operations
Human capital management, change management, performance management, leadership
Diversity, inclusion, or equity focus
Which types of support can you offer to a Fellow?
Workplace success skills (e.g. communication)
Work planning and project management
Technical skills (e.g. Excel)
Nonprofit/social sector knowledge and context
Advising on graduate school/academic pursuit
Advising on career direction/planning
Job seeking skills and tools (networking, resumes, etc.)
While can't guarantee characteristics of the Fellow we match you with, please tell us any factors that would be important to you in a match. Examples might be shared gender or racial identity, your interest in using specialized technical skills such as SPSS or Salesforce CRM, etc.
Why do you want to serve as a Mentor to an early career professional in the social sector?
Have you had an effective Mentor relationship, where you were either the Mentor or Mentee? If so, what made it successful?
Anything else you'd like to add?
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