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Virginia Cooperative Extension
Master Financial Education Volunteers

Certification To become a master financial educator volunteer

Do you have financial expertise or experience in banking, financial planning, taxes or budgeting? Would you enjoy making a difference in our community by leading financial seminars, or coaching clients?  Combine your skills by becoming a Virginia Cooperative Extension, Master Financial Educator 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 Educator Volunteer (MFEV) certification is to share research-based proven methods for leading financial education and financial coaching.  VCE programs support positive personal finance habits that lead to improved quality of life for the community. MFEVs incorporate financial best practices and tools teaching how to reduce student debt, grow savings, improve credit scores or help clients use financial apps.  MFEV's empower clients to make better-informed financial decisions.  

MASTER FINANCIAL EDUCATOR VOLUNTEER (MFEV) TRAINING

Volunteers share real-world financial experiences with our clients. Our certification program will prepare you with the current financial tools, apps, & resources. This 27-hour certification includes hands-on, research-based training seminars over eight weeks. Brush up on your presentation skills and interpersonal communications.  Class size is limited.  Background screening required and included in the registration fee of $70.00.  Those submitting applications will be contacted for a phone interview - Please do not mail a check with your volunteer application. Upcoming MFEV seminars Wednesday 1-4 pm in Woodbridge, or Mondays 6:30-9:30 pm in Manassas and mid-county.  

If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact us by emailing smartmoney@pwcgov.org. or call 703-792-6287, during business hours. to discuss accommodations at least five days prior to the event.  TDD 800-828-1120.

Session I 

 INTRODUCTION  POLICIES, PROCEDURES, 

CONFIDENTIALITY & ETHICS, EVALUATIONS, CIVIL RIGHTS 

VMS ONLINE SYSTEM;  AMERICASAVES PARTNERSHIP


Session II

COMMUNICATION AND INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES

ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS; COUNSELING, & COACHING

ADULT LEARNING STRATEGIES

Session III

Setting Goals & Spending Plans

Understanding & Improving Credit


Session IV

CFPB Your Money, Your Goals

Financial Recovery, Getting ready for taxes

Money Saving Strategies

Session V

  Predatory Lending 

 Presentation - Title Loan & Payday Loan

Session VI

Financial Assessments

VCE Counseling Review/Policies

Session VII

mortgages; Home Equity Loans

First Time Homebuyers review 

HUD requirements

Graduation

Smart Money Management session Tuesday Evenings 

Volunteer Application!  

To become a Master Financial Education Volunteer - fill out the volunteer application, sign and email to smartmoney@pwcgov.org 

 or

please mail your signed application to: 

VCE Prince William MFEV program

8033 Ashton Ave, Suite 105

Manassas, VA  20109

 $70 application fee made payable to Treasurer of Virginia Tech

 Wednesday Afternoon sessions Begin March 6, 2019

Monday Evening sessions begin April 29, 2019

 Seminar sessions are 8 weeks long, Space is limited

 March Applications due on or before February 28, 2019, April applications Due April 20, 2019 

 

see our VCE Volunteer Screening Brochure VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Volunteers who have completed this training, agree to provide 50 volunteer hours annually in support of VCE education programs and coaching services. Opportunities for service include leading financial seminars, financial coaching, and community outreach efforts including a speakers' bureau, leading AmericaSaves presentations, working with clients for referrals to resources, managing social media and other services.  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.

VCE Prince William does not report to any credit bureau or sell or endorse any product or service. VCE Prince William 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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