Become a Volunteer Consultant

For men and women who desire to use their extensive skills and experience in a nonprofit setting, Executive Service Corps- South Florida (ESC-SoFL) can offer challenging and meaningful projects across a diversity of sectors.

ESC-SoFL screens prospective consultants thoroughly to ensure that they are an appropriate fit for the nonprofit sector. A fundamental characteristic of our consultants is his or her ability and willingness to listen to the client.

What This Means for the Executive Service Corps-South Florida Consultant

ESC-SoFL provides training to each consultant, enhancing his or her capabilities. Every consultant volunteers for a specific project based on their judgment that the project is meaningful, challenging and doable in light of their time constraints. Every Project Team has a minimum of two consultants to help spread the load, encourage diverse perspectives and ensure that the project will be completed within specified parameters.

Exactly how much time a Consultant dedicates to the ESC-SoFL is determined by that Consultant. Consultants with appropriate skills are advised when a Client engages the Executive Service Corps- South Florida for a new project and then have the opportunity to request to be considered for the project. An experienced ESC-SoFL manager supervises all consultants.

There is no “typical” consultant for our organization. Some have been executives and managers – from CEO’s of large and small organizations, managers in such businesses as banking, real estate, consulting, merchandising, publishing, public relations and advertising. Others have been professionals – lawyers, accountants, engineers, architects, and social workers. Still others have served with government agencies, educational institutions and, most importantly, nonprofit organizations – as teachers, executive directors, program directors, chief fundraisers, grant writers and controllers.

Most assignments require about one day per week for up to three months; some projects take longer. Much of the initial work, such as fact-finding, is done at the client’s premises. Almost everything else can usually be done at the Consultant’s home or office. Working within a team allows for even greater flexibility as to the allocation of responsibilities within the project.

If you are interested in becoming an Executive Service Corps- South Florida consultant please click here to contact us at: volunteer@esc-sofl.org or contact our CEO, Joel Greenbaum directly at jgreenbaum@esc-sofl.org or by phone at (954) 406-8549.