Here at SHE-CAN we know there are many people who would like to contribute to our scholar program, but don’t have the time to commit to being a mentor. Through the Power to Fly Corps, you have the opportunity to join our mission through short term projects and unique contributions.

Power To Fly allows everyone to pull women up. The SHE-CAN Power To Fly Volunteer Corps is your opportunity to personally impact our young women leaders through short-term volunteer projects. Most projects are virtual and designed to fit with Power To Fly members’ schedules and leverage their expertise. If you’re excited about using your unique gifts to advance the professional development of an aspiring leader, then Power To Fly is right for you. Members bring a variety of life experiences and skills, but the one thing they all share is a passion for pulling women up and helping them reach their potential.

You Can Make A Personal Impact

TYPES OF PROJECTS

PROVIDING:

Providing 1:1 career coaching

SPEAKING:

Leading sessions at scholar Leadership Summit and scholar webinars

SCHOLAR PROJECT SUPPORT:

Helping scholars launch their projects that support their home country

SHARE YOUR CONNECTIONS:

Internships, jobs, and/or college admission opportunities

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES:

Helping the organization thrive

SPECIALIZED GIFTS:

Contributing in your own unique way

OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN THINK OF!

SHE-CAN scholar Deborah Gonkpah wanted to build a latrine to protect her Liberian community from the hazards of public defecation.

A Power to Fly Volunteer helped her strategize how to scope the project, fundraise, and secure materials. Today her community has a new latrine!

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Scholar Projects

  • Guide a scholar in launching a community service project
  • Lead Pre-College Prep Courses in core subject areas for our incoming freshmen
  • Help a scholar apply for funding to implement a community service project at home this summer
  • Provide a workshop on your field of work – we’re open to any field but are especially looking for people in:
    • Business Development and Entrepreneurship
    • Law and Social Justice
    • Community Health
    • Water Access and Sanitation in Rural Communities
    • Technology
    • Social Impact Investing
    • International Development

SHE-CAN Projects

  • Help SHE-CAN research potential countries for expansion
  • Help us develop and elevate our Public Relations Strategy
  • Advise SHE-CAN on DEI strategy and implementation
  • Spearhead our internship workshops, or speaker series
  • Assist with grant research and grant writing
  • Provide feedback on our Google Ads strategy
  • Help restore donated computers to factory settings
  • Collaborate with SHE-CAN mentors to help edit scholars’ college application essays
  • Help review scholar introductory videos to find great video moments that showcase the scholar’s strengths
  • Help review scholar applications from Guatemala
  • Help coordinate a fun SHE-CAN gathering for scholars and mentors in the D.C. area (D.C.-based volunteer required)
  • Identify companies willing to donate gently used laptops or phones to SHE-CAN scholars

“Working with Peipei through the Power To Fly program was the ideal way to meaningfully engage with a great young leader and make a real connection. I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience.”

– Sarah Gough, Programs Team Consultant at ICA Fund

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