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ICF Metro DC Pro Bono Coaching Opportunities

Why do we do pro bono coaching?

  • To contribute something meaningful while doing something we love to do
  • To demonstrate the value of coaching
  • To provide opportunities for our members to earn credit toward certification

In addition to specific pro bono projects that the chapter announces from time to time and  recruits members to participate in,  we have several on-going opportunities that individual members can access on their own.


Alliances with national coaching organizations

ICF Metro DC has formed alliances with two national organizations whose sole mission is to identify pro bono coaching opportunities and match qualified coaches with recipients. The two organizations are Stand Beside Them and Women for Change.  Many of our members have already coached through these organizations.  Following is a description of each organization with a direct link to their websites and pro bono application from for coaches.

Stand Beside Them, Inc. (SBT) is an organization whose mission is to provide coaching services to returning veterans and their families/caregivers to help them 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.  Stand Beside Them (SBT) volunteer coaches help veterans transition to civilian life, working with them for a successful reintegration in all environments: work, family, and the community.  As coaches, we will have the honor and opportunity to share our professional talents and significantly impact such a worthy population with diverse needs.

How to become a Stand Beside Them coach volunteer?  Sign up Now!  An Application is required and immediately available at www.standbesidethem.org.  Approved coaches are experienced certified life, business, career, wellness, educational, executive, and leadership coaches holding credentials from the International Coaching Federation (ICF), Or certification from distinguished coach training schools plus a minimum of 100 hours of paid coaching.  As a Pro Bono Coach working with Stand Beside Them you will be listed on the SBT national website.

Women For Change Coaching Community

Women for Change offers coaching to financially challenged women who are wanting  to make positive change in their lives.   Women for Change matches coaches offering pro bono services to qualified women who are ready for coaching.  Pro Bono coaches agree to offer 12 hours of coaching.:

Qualifications: Coaches working with Women for Change must be either certified OR enrolled in a coach training program supported by the International Coach Federation or International Association of Coaches.

Some of the Benefits of being a coach for Women For Change Coaching Community:

  • You will be part of a community of coaches helping women make positive change in their lives.
  • You will have access to bi-monthly educational calls and receive CCEU credits.
  • Your coaching hours are considered paid coaching hours by the ICF.
  • You will be listed as a coach on the W4C3 website with a link to your coaching website.

How do I become a Women for Change Pro Bono Coach? For more information or to complete and application please visit the Women for Change website  www.womenforchangecc.org.

Other coaching opportunities in the greater metropolitan DC area

Career Network Ministry

The Career Network Ministry (CNM), an outreach program of McLean Bible Church in Northern Virginia, is open to anyone in need of support during career transitions.  Every Tuesday evening volunteer trainers provide consultation and training for skill development including resume development, job search techniques, career assessment, networking and interviewing techniques. In addition to this training, they utilize volunteer coaches to meet one-on-one with participants.  Coaching can occur in person or via phone.   Contact person is Bob Korzeniewski <[email protected]>

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