Master Financial Education Volunteers

Do you have a passion for sharing your financial knowledge with others? Would you like to give back to your community in a meaningful way? Consider our Master Financial Education Volunteer (MFEV) program and join the ranks of others who have made a difference in others’ lives.

Master Financial Education Volunteers help individuals and groups reconcile debts, set goals, budget their spending, save money, organize financial records, and learn sound money management skills. Volunteers can choose to work one-on-one with individuals and/or teach money management classes to groups such as senior citizens, new immigrants, teens, residents at affordable housing complexes, and many others.

Volunteers receive a comprehensive training manual with information on budgeting, retirement planning, home buying, and many other finance topics, instruction in counseling techniques, and lists of other community resources of use to clients.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions (PDF) to find out more.

Next Master Financial Education Volunteer Training

When: dates tbd, potentially early September to early October. Virtual training will consist of 1.5-3 hour virtual sessions once/twice a week.
Where: Virtual via Zoom (a free platform)
How: Please complete the forms listed below and email or mail to the address shown
Application Deadline: Friday, August 28, 2020
Application Fee: Cost for the training is $70 which covers the cost of supplies and mandatory Background Check. Payment is not due until applicant is accepted and confirmed for the training.  Applicants selected to become a Master Financial Education Volunteer can mail a check for $70 made payable to: Treasurer, Virginia Tech. Please include "MFEV training" in the memo line.  Check may be dropped off or mailed to: Virginia Cooperative Extension c/o Aisha Salazar, 3308 S. Stafford St, Arlington, VA 22206. Please note that all Virginia Cooperative Extension volunteers must undergo a background check.

Contact Person:
Aisha Salazar asalazar@vt.edu

Volunteer Information and Required Forms

Still want to help, but can’t commit to the next MFEV training?

We offer two programs  where we accept any and all volunteers, whether they’ve gone through training or have never volunteered with us before:

  1. Kids Marketplace (PDF)
  2. Reality Store (PDF)

See our For Kids & Teens page for more details.  If you’re interested in volunteering for one of these events, contact Aisha Salazar at asalazar@vt.edu.

You may also consider supporting us financially. Visit our Support Us page for more details.