We couldn’t do the work we do without our army of 80+ volunteers. As our student membership grows, we need even more volunteers and invite you to join us as we change the lives of high school students in Stamford. Connect with Future 5 as a volunteer and you may find it changes your life as well!
Coaching and Volunteer Opportunities
Here to There Coach
Here to There is our entry and required 6-week membership workshop. Focused on self-discovery, students first learn to connect with themselves through small group discussions facilitated by Future 5 staff and Here to There coaches. The goal of the workship is for students to examine their strengths and identify their short and long term goals as well as identify the obstacles (“gremlins”) that may trip them up on their path to achieving their goals.
As a Here to There coach, you will help facilitate discussion based on weekly themes including Perseverance, Commitment, Asking for Help, and Success. At the conclusion of the Here to There workshop, each student becomes a full member of Future 5 and writes a Game Plan for Life with the help of staff and coaches. This Game Plan documents the student’s gremlins, strategies, and short and long term goals on his/her path from Here to There.
Job Prep Coach
Game Plan Coach
The Game Plan Coach meets individually with a student monthly to review, update and refine the student’s Game Plan to help him/her stay on track. The role of the coach is to provide positive support and encourage the student to aim high and value the challenges and rewards that come with pushing oneself to achieve. Coaching includes life-skill fundamentals, including long-term goals, creating action steps, and learning how to maximize connections with adults, peers and community partners.