To do so, we're your resource, and work to field your questions. We've compiled answers to common questions here. Please read through this list to see if your inquiry is addressed.
Volunteers are required to attend a volunteer orientation before they can teach one of our classes. Then volunteers choose if/when they sign up to teach each class. We hope, but do not require, that volunteers start by observing a class taught by a veteran presenter. We also hope volunteers are available to present a minimum of five hours per year.
Our volunteer orientation covers all the details about teaching our classes. Upon completion, volunteers can 'shadow' an experienced presenter to observe.
Note that each module typically contains accompanying interactive activities, workbook tasks, and overall learning objectives.
Our most requested programming is Financial Foundations, which is geared toward middle school and high school learners. Yet currently, our greatest need is for additional volunteers to teach elementary age students.
Yes, Financial Beginnings serves all, but proactively prioritizes the low-to-moderate income (LMI) audience. For every volunteer opportunity, we indicate on the posting the percentage of LMI students attending. This fulfills the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) requirements.
Yes, we offer "notes" within the PowerPoint deck you are presenting to help you speak about the key points. This keeps you from reading the text verbatim showing on the slide while continuing to present to a class.
Once you've completed our volunteer orientation, your account has to be set up by our programs team. If a long time passes without you logging in, it may be locked for inactivity. If the latter has occurred, please contact the staff member who originally trained you.