The Virtual Volunteer Guide provides essential information that will help you prepare for and perform your virtual volunteer assignment at the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE). As a virtual volunteer, you will be able to participate in opportunities such as guest speaking, coaching, judging, and hosting.
At NFTE, virtual volunteering means volunteer tasks completed, in whole, via the Internet from a home or work computer. Virtual volunteering allows our organization to expand the benefits of our traditional volunteer program, by allowing for more volunteers to participate, and by utilizing volunteers in new areas.
We recognize that many people actively search for volunteer opportunities they can complete via home or work computers, because of time constraints, personal preference, a disability or a home-based obligation that prevents them from volunteering on-site. Virtual volunteering enables our volunteers to contribute time and expertise to our students from his or her home or office.
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Virtual Guest Speaking
As a virtual guest speaker, you give students a greater understanding of how a business operates by sharing your insights and experiences.
Virtual Business Plan Coach
As a virtual business plan coach, you give students a greater understanding of how a business operates by sharing your insights and knowledge. Offer advice that not only aligns with the business plan model, but also nurtures the students’ entrepreneurial spirit.
Virtual Field Trip Hosting
As a virtual field trip host, you give students a greater understanding of how a business operates by acquainting them with the mission, structure, and operations of your company or business.
Virtual Business Plan Competition Judging
Your role as a virtual business plan competition judgeis to evaluate the presentations of our student entrepreneurs as though you were a venture capitalist considering an actual investment.
NFTE staff will work with you beforehand to coordinate your virtual experience. Orientation and additional training will be provided to support you in your role. Details to work out include the date and time, number of students, length of the engagement, business concepts that the students have learned, and ideas on how to make the engagement valuable.