Personal recommendations to get you started.
1. Use your skills on a consulting project for an organization with a social mission.
Net Impact Service Corps provides an opportunity for students and professionals to use their business skills to help local nonprofits or businesses. Volunteers engage in short-term, part-time consulting projects that include marketing, business planning and operations, strategic planning and other needs.
2. Become a mentor.
The mentor program helps scholars entering ninth grade to become more fluent in the unwritten, unspoken practices and habits that are often unknown, but that are critical to educational, career, and life success. These include interpersonal skills, relationship management, self-awareness, and self-management.
3. Serve on a board.
Members commit to a two-year membership term and work collaboratively to fundraise, recruit new students and volunteers, help secure corporate partnerships and provide strategic support.
I am on the Junior Board of Oliver Scholars. Contact me if you are interested in supporting us in the mission of preparing high-achieving Black and Latino students from underserved New York City communities for success at top independent schools and prestigious colleges.
4. Adopt a school or business in a disaster affected area.
They might also be able to recommend another small business in Puerto Rico that could use your expertise.