Volunteer Coaches Needed for CFL’s Leadership Institute for Worker Cooperatives

The Center for Family Life (CFL) Cooperative Development Program (CDP) has been incubating worker owned businesses by partnering with immigrant communities for the past 10 years. These businesses provide services including cleaning, eldercare, dog walking, tutoring and more, and provide dignified work and leadership opportunities to their members.

The Leadership Institute is a new program by CDP that provides a platform for 19 worker-owners of 9 different cooperatives to develop leadership through trainings and hands-on experience. Attached is a full description of the Leadership Institute. We are currently recruiting volunteer coaches to support with coaching the coordination fellowship interns during their weekly 4-hour internships.  The internships are an opportunity for members to work on the tasks directly related to their business and receive coaching in areas they would like to improve.

The role of the coach is to:

  • Put together an agenda for the Friday sessions, with some support from cooperative developers
  • Facilitate 1 teach-in per session (mini 45min workshops on an area requested by members, ex. Introduction to google docs, English practice)
  • Assist members with tasks they need to do for their coop (including a range of things from supporting Spanish speakers in making phone calls, signing up for events, creating Google docs or simple marketing materials, etc.)
  • Check-in with members monthly to see how they are progressing towards their preset learning goals

Logistical information:

Date:                     ASAP and for a duration of minimum 2 months.

Hours:                   Fridays 9am – 1pm (Group 1) & 1pm -5pm (Group 2). We are looking for volunteers who can commit to coaching 1 of the groups OR both groups.

Location:              443 39th Street, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, New York

Please contact czuckerman@sco.org & risreeli@sco.org if you are interested in offering your volunteer services to this program.