Be a Network Up Volunteer

In the Video: Network Up Mentor Marianne worked with Narda to help her build the confidence and network she needed to land her new job. 

COVID-19 Update: Network Up mentors are continuing to support job seekers during this time by meeting virtually or by phone with their mentees. 

Are You (or a friend or colleague) Ready To Help Someone Network Up?

Network Up is a short-term mentoring program offered by Britepaths and the Financial Empowerment Center at South County that matches under- or un-employed men or women with a volunteer mentor. Mentors and mentees meet two to five times for a conversation focused on helping the mentee create or expand his/her professional network; and establish a career strategy and job search plan. We especially need mentors who work or have worked in the fields of technology/IT, nonprofits and accounting, but we welcome professionals in all fields in Northern Virginia/DMV.

Mentors provide a wealth of experience, knowledge, and networking connections to help mentees land — and succeed in — the right job for them!

Are You Eligible to be a Mentor? You Must Be: 
  • An established professional living in the Northern Virginia area
  • Looking for an opportunity to become involved in your community
  • Interested in helping people develop their professional goals and networking connections
  • Willing to use your expertise and knowledge to help someone advance their career

Network Up is NOT a job placement program. Rather, it is a workforce development opportunity designed to help someone achieve their career goals.

If you, or anyone you know is interested in this wonderful opportunity to provide professional networking and advice, please contact Sally Meyer at or 703.704.6101.

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