Seeking Great Listeners!

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Are you passionate about supporting others through tough times?

Do people describe you as a great listener with tons of empathy to spare?

If you enjoy encouraging people to strive for personal and emotional success, then Empower Work needs your help.

Who is Empower Work?

Empower Work “is a nonprofit on a mission to change the way people are supported at work.”

They understand that people’s relationships with their job can be complicated.

While working provides opportunities for stability and growth, the workplace can also be a source of stress.

There are many reasons for this.

Whether people are facing microaggressions at work, feeling unfulfilled, or dealing with toxic colleagues, Empower Work wants to help.

By providing one-on-one virtual peer counseling, they support people facing work challenges and encourage them to explore potential solutions.

Empower Work believes that everyone deserves a meaningful, thriving work life.

But they can’t offer their services without the help of dedicated volunteers.

That’s where you come in!

The Opportunity

Empower Work is searching for volunteer Peer Counselors. In this role, you’ll provide virtual support to people experiencing non-legal workplace difficulties.

Whether it’s burnout, career uncertainty, or a loss of passion for their field, you’ll be there to listen. You’ll provide support and help them explore the next steps towards a healthier work life.


  • Talk to people via text or web chat about their work challenges
  • Provide supportive, strengths-based coaching
  • Empower people to make the best decisions for themselves at work

Your Skills

  • Good communication skills, verbal and written
  • Great people skills
  • Active listening skills
  • Empathetic
  • Mentorship skills
  • Basic computer skills

What You’ll Need

  • To be available between today and Sun Dec 18, 2022
  • 2 hours of availability per week over six months
  • To complete a 25-hour training (provided by Empower) to be certified as Peer Counselor
  • A reliable computer and phone
  • To be a US resident

Start Volunteering

UCA members can apply to be Peer Counselors through the Volunteer Network.

Step 1: Log into your UCA account

Step 2: Click ‘Volunteer Network’ in the menu bar

Step 3: Scroll down and click ‘Jump Into Your Volunteer Dashboard’

Step 4: If you’ve never used the dashboard before, click ‘Start Here’ and watch the welcome video.

Step 5: Otherwise, click ‘Volunteer Now’ to be redirected to the Dear God, Are We There Yet platform.

Step 6: Search ‘Become a Certified Peer Counselor’ and click the first option on the list.

Step 7: Click “I Want to Help” in the upper right corner and follow the instructions.

Volunteer today!

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