Remote volunteer opportunity

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Remote volunteer opportunity Updated January 2020

Are you looking for a remote volunteer opportunity where you can leverage your people skills right from your own computer (at home or while travelling)? If so, check out Empower Work! We’re a non-profit operating a text line for people experiencing tough work situations. Our peer counselors use their skills to help people deal with difficult emotions, figure out what they want, and come up with action plans, all via text and web chat.

Become a volunteer counselor

Youโ€™ll receive robust training that improves your professional skills. Our training is based in core coaching areas including establishing trust, active listening, powerful questioning, and forward momentum. We also delve into key management, rights, and workplace dynamics.

We ask that you commit at least two hours a week for six months.

How to do it
  1. Fill out the form below.
  2. You will immediately receive a link to the short (20 minutes, tops!) application. We’ll ask about your interests, experience, and relevant skills.
  3. If itโ€™s a good fit, we’ll schedule a 30-minute phone interview with a member of our training team.
  4. Youโ€™ll receive 20 hours of interactive trainingโ€”worth over $500โ€”along with supportive, hands-on practice.
  5. Youโ€™re a certified peer counselor, ready to support people under the supervision of Empower Work staff!

Start your application now

My interactions with Empower Work texters help me grow and learn as a coach. As a senior leader, itโ€™s given me more awareness and empathy for the secret struggles and experiences our team members may be experiencing.- Sabrina, Empower Work Peer Counselor

I really feel as if I learned more in the 2.5 hours with you and the cohort than I had in the past 1.5 years at my current job.- Lauren, Empower Work Peer Counselor

I was just promoted at work. My active listening and presenting skills have improved so much since starting with Empower Work, and I have no doubt that contributed to my promotion.- Danielle, Empower Work Peer Counselor

Sharpen your professional skills and support people in the workplace

Our training program builds critical skills that make volunteers better leaders, team members, and managers in their own workplace. Volunteers invest in their own careers while lifting others up.

Make a difference

Over 90 percent of people who used Empower Work say they feel better after talking to a counselor, and are able to take a next step that works for them.

Be part of a community

Join a community of committed, accomplished professionals making workplaces more welcoming and equitable for all.

Improve your professional skills

Over 95 percent of volunteer peer counselors report learning new skills in our training that they use in their workplaces.

Create your own schedule

Volunteer when you want, where you want, during our open hours. Set your schedule each week or flex at busy times.


Learn more at and share us with anyone you know who might be interested!



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