Volunteer Information

Britepaths' Financial Literacy Program is possible because of the dedication of our volunteers! Volunteer positions include Financial Mentors who work one-on-one with clients for six months or more, Financial Literacy Class Instructors, Financial Planners for our Financial Counseling Clinic and professionals such as lawyers who offer pro-bono advice and counsel as needed. 

Britepaths provides training, support and all the tools volunteers need to help individuals and families in the Fairfax County area better manage their finances and achieve and maintain self-sufficiency. 

Currently, our greatest volunteer needs are for Financial Coaches in Alexandria, Financial Planners who are able to volunteer at our Financial Counseling Clinics in Alexandria and for Probono Immigration Attorneys. At the moment, we do not have immediate placements for Financial Mentors and Instructors.

If you are interested in becoming a Financial Literacy volunteer, you must register to attend one of the following information sessions. To register, please contact Carole Rogers at crogers@britepaths.org or 703.273.8829, ext. 331.

NEW: Financial Coaches in Alexandria

Britepaths is seeking Financial Coaches to assist clients at the Financial Empowerment Center in Alexandria. Training and volunteer work are at the South County Government Center. Click Here for Details and Registration information.

Financial Literacy Volunteer Information Sessions

Attend an Information Session to find out more about becoming a volunteer Financial Literacy Mentor or Money Smart Class Instructor. A Session will only be held if five or more potential volunteers have committed to attending, so please be sure to register if you are interested in attending. An alternative is to arrange for a workplace lunchtime training for 10 or more interested colleagues, and the Financial Literacy Program Manager will come to your organization at a mutually agreeable date. This session is to determine if volunteering as an Instructor or Mentor is a good fit for you.

  • Thursday, October 5,  6:30 – 8:00 pm
Mentor-to-Mentor Training

After attending an Information Session, prospective Mentors must also attend a Mentor-to-Mentor Training. The next Mentor-to-Mentor Trainings will be held on:

  • Wednesday, November 29, 6:30-8:30 pm
Mentor Roundtable

Finally, prospective mentors must also attend a Mentor Roundtable. Roundtables are for both new and experienced mentors to share best practices, challenges and advice. The next Mentor Roundtable will be held on:

  • Wednesday, October 18, 6:30-8:30 pm
    CHANGE OF LOCATION! Fairfax High School, Room A101
    3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA  22030

Location for Classes/Roundtables

4080 Chain Bridge Road
2nd Floor
Fairfax VA 22030

Our building is on Page Ave. in the Fairfax County Courthouse Complex. You may park in the outdoor lot across Page Ave. from the building. See our Directions page for more information.

RSVP to Carole Rogers at crogers@britepaths.org or 703-273-8829, ext. 331 if you have questions or would like to attend an upcoming session.

Financial Literacy Volunteer Forms:

  • Volunteer Application: Mentor/Instructor Application Form (MS WORD) (PDF
  • Virginia Background Check: SP167 VA State Pol backgd check (PDF) (Print Page 1 only, fill out name and address at top. ODB will mail in the form and pay for processing)
  • Disclosure Statement: (MS WORD)
  • Pledge of Confidentiality: (MS WORD
  • Mentor Questionnaire (for prospective Mentors only): (MS WORD)