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Meda Volunteer Application Form

Information About The Types of Volunteers Meda Is Seeking

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 clients. 

Here are the steps we follow:

1.  Volunteer submits application
2.  Meda checks references
3.  Qualified volunteer participates in a virtual Interview and pre-screening
4.  If the Volunteer is accepted for onboarding, the volunteer signs volunteer agreements
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 expertise. 

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.

MEDA is seeking volunteers who have a specialized skill that can be offered on a pro bono basis. These volunteers will assist MEDA in its mission to help BIPOC entrepreneurs succeed by using their specialized skills. The volunteers will provide mentoring, consulting, advising and facilitation where needed and be part of the MEDA team. 


Qualification Requirements: 

  • Racial and cultural sensitivity. 
  • Have at least 5 years of business experience and functional expertise in one or more of the following areas: marketing, finance, operations, management, strategic and business planning, fund development, human resources, board and governance, information systems, outcome measurements and program evaluation, customer success and delivery, pricing, product development, innovation, merger and acquisition. 
  • Analysis and critical thinking: able to effectively analyze situations and think strategically. 
  • Versatility: work well with diverse groups of people and types of nonprofits. 
  • Passion: genuine interest in helping BIPOC entrepreneurs succeed. 
  • Ability to relate to and assist BIPOC clients.  
  • Ability to assess entrepreneur strengths and weaknesses and present information and resources accordingly.  
  • Excellent active-listening and coaching skills.  

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Knowledge of community and government resources available to BIPOC, start-up and/or small businesses.  
  • Experience in business mentoring/consulting services.  
  • Broad knowledge of all aspects of small business start-up, management, and entrepreneurship.  
  • Facilitation skills. 

Volunteer Contact Information

Volunteer Motivations and Preferences

Volunteer Expertise

Volunteer Work-Style Fit

Please respond to the following preference questions, your responses help Meda match your volunteer work-style preferences with Meda's client work-style preferences.

Volunteer Availability

Volunteer Resume and References

Thank you! Your responses will be reviewed and someone from Meda with be in contact with a few business days.