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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Master Financial Education Volunteers

Certification for master financial educator & volunteer
Do you have financial expertise or experience in banking, financial planning or budgeting? Do you have successful financial management skills you to share?  Would you enjoy making a difference in our community? Combine your skills by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension, Master Financial Education Volunteer.  Our passion is to share research-based methods for improving personal financial health.

PURPOSE OF MASTER financial Educators & VOLUNTEERS

The purpose of a Master Financial Education Volunteers (MFEV) is to promote and educate consumers about the benefits of adopting healthy personal financial behaviors. VCE education and counseling programs support positive personal finance habits that lead to improved quality of life for the community as a whole.  MFEVs promote financial best practices and tools such as reducing student debt, growing savings, improving credit or helping clients learn to use financial apps.  Your MFEV training will support the education programs and financial coaching offered by VCE leading clients to make better-informed financial decisions.  

MASTER Financial Education VOLUNTEER (MFEV) TRAINING

There is no prior educational requirement for those interested in becoming a Master Financial Education Volunteer.  Most volunteers have worked in the financial sector, banking, insurance or another financial management capacity.  Our excellent training program will prepare you with the current financial tools, apps, & resources, to prepare you to share these tools with others.   You will enjoy the 24 hours of hands-on, research-based training over 9 weeks.   Brush up on your presentation skills and interpersonal communications.  Class size is limited.  Registration fee is $60.00 which covers the cost of the materials. 

Background screening is $9.95 per person  

Monday, Apr 2,  2018

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Unit 1: Introduction  Policies, Procedures, 

Confidentiality & Ethics, Evaluations, Civil Rights

Monday,  April 9, 2018

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Communication and Interview Techniques

Active Listening Skills; Counseling, & Coaching

Adult Learning Strategies

Monday, Apr 16, 2018 

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Unit 2: setting Goals 

Understanding & Improving Credit

Monday, Apr 23, 2018

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Pay Yourself First; AmericaSaves Partnership 

Unit 20: Savings & Investment

Monday, April 30, 2018

6:30-9:30 p.m.

CFPB Your Money, Your Goals

Financial Recovery  

Unit 7: Spending Plans:  

Monday, May 7, 2018

6:30-9:30 p.m.

 Unit 12: Predatory Lending 

 Presentation - Title Loan & Payday Loan

Managing Student loan Debt

Monday, May 14, 2018

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Financial Assessments

VCE Counseling Review/Policies

Monday, May 21, 2018

6:30-9:30 p.m.

Unit 15 & 16: Reverse Mortgages; Home Equity Loans

First Time Homebuyers review - HUD requirements

Graduation

Volunteer Application!  

To become a Master Financial Education Volunteer - fill out the volunteer application and attend training seminars

  Checks should be made payable to: Treasurer of Virginia Tech

mailed with your signed application to: 

VCE Prince William MFEV program

8033 Ashton Ave, Suite 105

Manassas, VA  20109

Applications due on or before March 15, 2018 

Background Check will be required if accepted; see our VCE Volunteer Screening Brochure

VOLUNTEER Opportunities

After completing training, volunteers agree to provide an additional 50 volunteer hours annually. Opportunities for service include leading financial seminars, one-on-one counseling, and coaching sessions, and community outreach efforts including a speakers' bureau, leading the AmericaSaves presentations, working with clients for referrals to resources, or whatever matches your time and talent.  There is something for everyone! 

Virginia Cooperative Extension
Financial Education & Housing Counseling Program
8033 Ashton Ave. Suite 105
Manassas, VA 20109
smartmoney@pwcgov.org

REMINDER: VCE PRINCE WILLIAM follows the Prince William COUNTY SCHOOLS schedule for early closings or closings DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.  Seminars located in PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY GOVERNMENT buildings follow the Prince William County Inclement Weather closing schedule.

If your class is canceled, please email smartmoney@pwcgov.org to RESCHEDULE 

VCE Prince William staff does not report to any credit bureau or sell or endorse any product or service. VCE Prince William staff respects every client's right to privacy and confidentiality.  Virginia Cooperative Extension complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are a person with a disability and require auxiliary aids services or other accommodations for a workshop or meeting please discuss your accommodation needs at least five days prior to the event with Virginia Cooperative Extension 703-792-6287/TDD PC 1-800-828-1120.

 

 

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