Become a RMMFI Volunteer
There are many opportunities to get involved with RMMFI, from working directly with entrepreneurs through mentorship and coaching to supporting the organization through events, research and development, and administration.
RMMFI entrepreneurs are skilled in their craft or service and are working towards an actionable business plan. Volunteers support the entrepreneurs as they build, grow, and pivot their business models to achieve success that is meaningful to them and their business.
1. Fill out the Volunteer Survey and schedule an interview
2. Attend an event to see our programs in action
3. Find the best fit
4. Attend Training and/or Orientation
Idea Navigators work with aspiring entrepreneurs that are new to RMMFI to help them create a high-level vision for their business and assess business feasibility and personal stability. Mentors help prepare entrepreneurs to enter our Business Launch Boot Camp and help connect them to other resources, as needed.
Time commitment: 4 hours/month
Business Idea Lab Coach
The Business Idea Lab is a short 3-week program designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs explore their vision, plan and refine their idea, and learn foundational principles. Idea Lab coaches guide group facilitation and exploration during the class sessions.
Time commitment: 2 hours/week for 4 weeks
Business Launch Boot Camp Mentor
Boot Camp Mentors support entrepreneurs through RMMFI’s 12-week Launch program by providing real-world business knowledge and expertise (business coaches), financial understanding (financial coaches), and support to stay on track (accountability coaches).
Time commitment: 1-4 hours/week for 12 weeks
Launch Committee Member
The Launch Committee takes place at the end of every Business Launch Boot Camp and helps inform the entrepreneurs’ action plans for the launch of their businesses. Through a question and answer format, committee members help identify any gaps or areas that need more definition, which in turn informs the ongoing support the entrepreneurs will receive.
Time commitment: 3 hours
Thrive mentors are matched 1:1 with a graduate of our Business Launch Boot Camp to help them move past normal business hurdles and grow their business. Mentors are paired based on the entrepreneurs’ specific area of need.
Time commitment: 1-4 hours/month
Workshop providers share their expertise by helping design, lead, and facilitate workshops for current participants and graduates of our Business Launch Boot Camp. Workshops take place throughout the year and can be provided on a 1-time or ongoing basis.
Time commitment: 1-2 hours plus prep time
Organizational volunteers provide additional capacity and expertise to RMMFI as we navigate opportunities to strengthen our organization and the programs we run.
Time commitment: varies depending on project