Thank you for your interest
in volunteering with Meda. We are grateful for your willingness to share
your time and your talents. Volunteers are an important part of our team
and help Meda in many ways.
Our mission focuses on helping Black,
Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) entrepreneurs succeed. As a
result, a range of benefits can be realized when BIPOC businesses
succeed: job creation, wealth creation, and homeownership. Meda
volunteers contribute significantly in solving some of the economic disparities
in our community.
Our volunteer program is designed to provide
volunteers with a rich and meaningful experience mentoring BIPOC
entrepreneurs. Meda uses a thorough application process to match
volunteers' expertise and motivations for participating to the needs of Meda's
Here are the steps we follow:
1. Volunteer submits application
2. Meda checks references
3. Qualified volunteer participates in a virtual Interview and
4. If the Volunteer is accepted for onboarding, the volunteer signs
5. Volunteer participates in virtual orientation and training
6. Volunteer is placed into a volunteer pool waiting to be matched with a
client who has a need matching the volunteer's expertise. Please
note - as a volunteer you may be in the pool for some period of time (weeks or
months before a client match occurs)
7. Volunteer is contacted by a Meda
consultant when a client's need arises that matches the volunteer's
8. The Meda consultant, after sharing the
client's background with the volunteer, will ask the volunteer if they have
interest in mentoring the client and they have availability.
9. If the volunteer is available and
interested, the Meda Consultant will serve as a Mentor for the volunteer and
guide the volunteer through Meda's processes and tools.
10. The Meda consultant will introduce the
volunteer to the client and guide the development of an agreed
upon consulting agreement and mentor the volunteer through the
process. The consulting agreement will lay out the client
problem/opportunity, the proposed steps to achieve the desired outcome, the
start/end dates, and the roles and responsibilities of the work to be done.