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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 Educator VOLUNTEERS

The purpose of a Master Financial Educator Volunteer (MFEV) certification is to share research-based proven methods for leading financial education sessions. VCE programs support positive personal finance habits that lead to improved quality of life for the community. MFEVs incorporate financial best practices and tools that foster reducing student debt, growing savings, improving credit scores or assisting clients using financial apps. MFEVs empower students 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 24-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. An additional 26 hours of shadowing and hands on instruction follows. Oppurtunities for 1-1 counseling for volunteers who are HUD certified or would like to become ceritifed (self study course).

Background screening required and included in the registration fee of $65.00. Fees include background check, materials, polo shirt and name tag. Those submitting applications will be contacted for a phone interview. Acceptance into the program is contingent upon passing the Interview and the background check process. Do not mail checks with your application, payment instructions will be given after the interview process.  A $50.00 fee will be assessed for all returned checks. 

MFEV 2020 Training Flyer.pdf

Our next training will be held Virtually Mondays, starting November 2 - December 14, 2020  

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Join us for an Orientation Saturday, October 17th at 10 am via Zoom

Email Joanne Bilotta  Joanne@pwcgov.org to obtain the link


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. Please allow as much notice as possible for the accommodation. 

Session I 

 INTRODUCTION,  POLICIES, PROCEDURES, 

CONFIDENTIALITY & ETHICS, EVALUATIONS, CIVIL RIGHTS, 

VMS ONLINE SYSTEM,  AMERICA SAVES PARTNERSHIP


Session II

COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUES,

ACTIVE LISTENING SKILLS, Teaching & COACHING,

ADULT LEARNING STRATEGIES

Session III

Setting Goals & Spending Plans

Understanding & Improving Credit


Session IV


Financial Empowerment SERIES,

 Getting ready for taxes

Insurance, REntal basics

Session V

  Predatory Lending & fintech

 Presentation - Title Loan & Payday Loan

Session VI

MORTGAGES, HOME EQUITY LOANS

FIRST TIME HOMEBUYERS REVIEW

CFPB YOUR MONEY, YOUR GOALS

Session VII

FINANCIAL ASSESSMENTS

VCE COUNSELING REVIEW/POLICIES

HUD requirements

Graduation

Attend 1 virtual Smart Money Management session 2nd Tuesday afternoon or 3rd Wednesday evening 

Volunteer Application!  

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

VCE Prince William MFEV Program

8033 Ashton Ave, Suite 105

Manassas, VA  20109

 $65 application fee due after passing the interview

 Seminar sessions are 8 weeks long, Space is limited

 2020 applications due on or before October 19th, 2020

Scholarships are available for the Master Financial Educator Training.  Click Here for Application. 

see our VCE Volunteer Screening Brochure VOLUNTEER Opportunities

Volunteers will be accepted, conditional to background check

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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