Money Mentors Interest Form

Money Mentor Volunteer Position Description

Thank you for your interest in the Money Mentors program. We do not have a date for the next volunteer training. However, we do expect there will be one or more in 2023.

We will contact you as soon as we have more information using the contact information you provide. 

Our next training likely will be conducted online (using Zoom) as a classroom discussion with full participation of mentor trainees. Each week there will be homework in the form of activities, readings and online training. Assistance is available for anyone who is not familiar or comfortable with Zoom meetings. There may be in-person meetings as well.

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact either:

Description: Money Mentor volunteers build financial capacity in our local communities by providing financial education and coaching to individuals. Mentoring consists of working one-on-one with people who have asked for help with their personal finances. Mentors also may participate in community outreach through displays, community talks, or other projects.

Requirements: Money Mentor volunteers receive approximately 30 hours of training in money management, financial mentoring, and community resources. Opportunities are provided during training to apply financial knowledge to case examples and to practice mentoring skills. An application, interview, and background check are required before being admitted into the program. Following the training, each volunteer agrees to complete 30 volunteer hours annually in financial mentoring and community outreach. During the year, 12 hours of continuing education are also expected. Money Mentors meet monthly for continuing training as well as planning projects.

Cost: A one-time $40 fee helps cover training and material costs. Partial scholarships available if needed. Fees will be collected once dates and locations are determined.

Location: Serve where you live and/or work within Illinois. 

Supervision: Money Mentor volunteers work with University of Illinois Extension staff, including Educators, Program Coordinators, and County Directors.


  • Good communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Age 18 or older,
  • Ability to work with individuals in a respectful and nonjudgmental manner,
  • Ability to maintain participant confidentiality and trust,
  • Ability to attend all training sessions,
  • Access to a telephone and transportation, and
  • Commitment to follow University of Illinois Extension's research-based financial education strategies and recommendations


  • Receive University of Illinois Extension Money Mentor certificate of training completion,
  • Become a member of a working team promoting increased financial capacity,
  • Receive up-to-date training and materials on financial management for personal use,
  • Learn and build financial management and coaching skills, and
  • Gain volunteer work experience and help others

Contact information

Please enter your contact information. Contact fields marked with an * are required. Your contact information will not be sold or given to any organization. It is for internal University of Illinois Extension use only. If you do not enter a valid e-mail address, you will not receive a confirmation of your registration.

Completing this form does not commit you to participating; we will contact you when we have dates and locations!










About You

required10. Are you currently serving as a volunteer with other organizations?

required13. What is your current job status?


required17. How did you find out about the Money Mentors volunteer program?

Civil Rights Compliance - Participant Info

As part of our commitment to providing equal opportunities in our programming, University of Illinois Extension is required to collect and report overall statistics about the race, ethnicity, and gender of program participants. Your responses are voluntary and appreciated.


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