Pro Bono Committee – New Volunteer Opportunities

Pro Bono (a group education and one-on-one) is humming with volunteer opportunities. In addition to existing opportunities, we have two new affiliation opportunities coming up. If you are interested in volunteering for any of the opportunities listed below, please contact me directly via email or by phone at (952) 548-3130 ASAP.

One is a 2-Day Minnesota Army National Guard Power of One Fun Run events on Sep. 12th, Camp Ripley - Little Falls and Sep. 13th, Arden Hills.

Events are for former and currently serving military personnel, military family members, and community members throughout the state of MN. The events will be used to raise awareness about the At Risk behaviors associated with Suicide, educate on protective factors and inform participants of community resources for the 5 trending issues we see in the MNNG (Employment, Mental Health, Relationship, Financial, and Substance Use) available in their region of the state.

We have been asked by Minnesota Army National Guard “to support the events with a resource table to assist our Service members across the state with accessing financial resources”. This means that we will need to man the resource table from 8 AM – 12 PM.

The second new, possible opportunity is to provide financial education and one-on-one consultation to homeless in affiliation with the House of Charity, Minneapolis, as a part of their new program to help their clients’ transition from being homeless to independent living. We hope to have this program up and running sometime in September.

Separately, we are continuing to offer Pro Bono Workshops. On September 15th we are again offering “Pro Bono Boot Camp: Credit and Debt Management” as a refresher in advance of the Twin Cities Financial Planning Day, October 17th. If you have thought about volunteering to provide one-on-one at the Financial Planning Day but hesitating due to unfamiliarity with how to advise individuals on credit and debt management, this is a must attend workshop.

If you are interested in other upcoming Pro Bono events, activities, committee meetings, and or serving our communities through our profession, please contact me.