The members of ICF Phoenix believe in the life-changing impact that the coaching experience can have on the lives of others. We want to have a positive impact on the communities in which we live and work, so we've come together to offer our services to those who may not otherwise have the financial means to work with a coach.

As a chapter, we hope to contribute 300 hours of pro bono coaching in 2016 to better the communities in which we live.

Pro Bono Coaching Opportunities for Member

OUR VETERANS DESERVE A BRIGHT FUTURE, LET'S HELP THEM CREATE IT.

Our mission is to help veterans and their families/caregivers attain the happiness and quality of life here at home that they so deserve after serving our country.  Whether it is in finding employment, starting new businesses, completing their educations, improving personal relationships, assessing for new vocations, or locating health care to fully meet their needs, our Stand Beside Them (SBT) volunteer coaches are here to help veterans and their families transition to civilian life.

We are looking for experienced life, business, career, wellness, educational, executive, and leadership coaches holding certification from an established coach training school,  or ICF credentials, with a minimum of 100 hours of client coaching experience. We are seeking a minimum commitment of twelve (12) pro bono hours. 

Areas of coaching specialization needed:

  • Executive and Leadership Coaching
  • Career and Vocational coaching, including skills assessment, and resume/interview preparation
  • Relationship Coaching
  • Business Development Coaching
  • Veterans benefits* (helping with comprehension and navigation of the system)
  • Wellness/Health/Nutritional Coaching
  • Life Coaching around issues of reintegration that might cause a veteran to feel stuck and unable to move forward.

Please check out our website: www.standbesidethem.org and fill out an application.

Questions?  Please feel free to contact:  Stephanie Richmond, SBT Founder/CEO at srichmond@standbesidethem.org  or call212-706-VETS (212-706-8387).

This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to those who have sacrificed so much for our country.  (We are focusing on coaches within the United States ).

Note: *SBT has resources and individuals to turn to for assistance with benefits issues. [/av_textblock]


Refugee Focus, a division of Lutheran Social Services of the Southwest

Refugee Focus (RF) welcomes new arrivals from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Burma (Burmese, Chin, Karen), Congo, Cuba, Columbia, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan. Refugee Focus operates a multi-service community center creating a hub of daily refugee activities, which include Cultural Orientation, Employment Training, English and computer classes, a vibrant Women’s Empowerment program in addition to individualized services and counseling to help ensure that our clients are on the path toward self-sufficiency and acclimation to life in America.

Refugee Focus is seeking pro bono coaches who would be willing to facilitate a two-hour quarterly workshop with mentors who support refugee clients enrolled in the organization’s Intensive Case Management Program.  The goals of the Mentorship Program include:

  • Self-sufficiency
  • Empowerment
  • Breaking down barriers to success
  • Mentor serves as friend, advocate, offers support & guidance
  • Mentors develop goals with mentees along with action steps

The mentors who are working with clients often face a lot of different scenarios, need to feel empowered, yet also need to report critical updates immediately.

If you are interested in facilitating a quarterly workshop, please contact Tracy Outlaw, Resettlement Program Manager at 602-248-4400 ext.111 or Tracy Outlaw toutlaw@refugeefocus.org for more information. [/av_textblock]


WEE (Arizona Women’s Education and Employment Inc.)

AWEE has several volunteer pro bono coaching opportunities

AWEE Mentor

Arizona Women’s Education and Employment is looking for women who are interested in mentoring another woman who is looking for employment.  Prospective mentors attend training to become an AWEE Mentor.  The training prepares the mentor to be matched one on one with another woman who is looking for employment. The Mentor role over the 6 month volunteer assignment is to help a woman accomplish the goals she sets to get a new job.   Mentors do not need to be a job search expert; however they must be currently working or retired.  Mentors spend about 30 minutes a week talking to their mentee, encouraging her and helping her reach her goals!

If the Mentor does not have a State of AZ Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card they will need to apply for one.  It is a requirement of the AWEE Mentoring program.  The cost is $65 plus finger printing fees ($8 – $15).  This will be further explained at the training.

Mentoring Circles AWEE is rolling out Mentoring Circles, where a Mentor Facilitator will lead a group of 4 – 6 women twice a month.  These meetings can be during the day or in the evenings. This is also a goal-focused group where the women set work related goals and get the support of the group and the facilitator on achieving them.

Networking Mentor Do you have a knack for networking?  Not everyone does and yet networking is a key tool to finding the right company or job.  Networking Mentors help AWEE participants build their confidence and skills through Informational Interviews, networking events and job fairs.  The Mentors help participants set goals, overcome fears and reach greater outcomes.

Civic Engagement Mentor Do you have a passion for volunteering and becoming active in your community?  According to the Corporation for National and Community Services volunteering is associated with an increased likelihood of finding employment for all volunteers regardless of a person’s gender, age, ethnicity, geographical area, or the job market conditions.  Volunteers have a 27 percent higher likelihood of finding a job after being out of work than non-volunteers.  Help another person identify meaningful volunteer opportunities and set the goals to achieve it.

Contact Doreen Pollack, Mentoring Coordinator at (602)-223-4343 or DoreenPollack@awee.org if any of these opportunities sound interesting to you. [/av_textblock]


House of Refuge

House of Refuge is seeking pro bono coaching services for five members of its staff including manager(s) and case management staff.

House of Refuge is a faith-based, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that is providing transitional housing and supportive services to homeless families. House of Refuge is not only a transitional program, but also a social services and work program. Experienced staff assists every participant in the successful transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

House of Refuge is undergoing changes to the Social Service delivery model offered to residents that will allow the organization to service more clients with greater efficiency and effectiveness thereby enabling more families to move out of the homeless cycle to permanent housing.  Case management staff members are key players in this process and as a way of supporting them; the organization is seeking coaches who would be willing to provide pro bono coaching services.

If you are interested, please contact Will Vucurevich, Director of Social Services at will@houseofrefuge.org or (480) 988-9242 x 16 for more information.

If you're a not-for-profit organization interested in leveraging the power of coaching to further your mission, please contact our VP of Outreach for information on how you can be listed here. Send an email to communityoutreach@icfphoenix.com and mention Pro Bono Coaching.