Volunteer Program

Students
Interested in becoming a volunteer? Contact Us!
Why would you want to volunteer at the UNL Student Money Management Center?
  • Improve Your Resume
  • Gain Important Career Skills
  • Meet New People
  • Help Other Students Become Financially Successful
  • Improve Your Own Financial Education Knowledge
  • Strengthen Your Writing Skills
  • Strengthen Your Presentation Skills
What do volunteers do?

Volunteers have the opportunity to assist with a variety of volunteer projects, which are listed below.

Volunteers have the opportunity to make suggestions for program improvements, make suggestions for new program activities, assist in building awareness of the program, and create opportunities for campus collaborations & partnerships.

What are the requirements to become a volunteer?

You must be a current UNL student (undergraduate or graduate/professional) with a passion for financial literacy and personal finance. You do not need to be a financial guru, but some financial knowledge is helpful.

When can I start volunteering with the SMMC?

Students can start volunteering with us at any time of the year.


If You Like to Meet People: Money Smart Street Team

If you're outgoing & fun, you'd love representing the UNL SMMC at our information booths at a variety of UNL and community events. At these booths, we distribute money management resources, hand out free stuff, have participants complete educational activities, and answer questions about the UNL Student Money Management Center.

Booth Event Details:

  • Events last 1-3 hours.
  • We would ask you ahead of time if you are available on the requested date and time.
  • There are usually at least 2 people at information booths at a time.

If you'd like to learn more or would like to become a volunteer, please contact us!


If You Like to Write: Money Smart Articles

We are always looking for articles about money management topics - written by students, for students. We publish these articles in our blog.

Money Smart Articles Details:

  • Need to be less than 1 page.
  • Need to focus on helping other students learn money management skills.
  • Must be entertaining and enjoyable to read.
  • Needed throughout the year, so articles can be submitted throughout the semester.
  • Many students enjoy writing about their own personal financial success stories.

If you'd like to learn more or would like to become a volunteer, please contact us!


If You Like to Teach People: Money Management Mentor

If you like to teach and mentor your peers, you could become a Money Management Mentor. Prospective mentors receive extensive financial education and mentoring training. Prospective mentors will also shadow current money management mentors and will lead sessions that are monitored by the Program Coordinator before they will be expected to do mentoring sessions on their own.

Money Mentor Details:

  • Appointments are usually scheduled between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
  • We would ask you ahead of time if you are available on the requested appointment date and time.
  • Appointments last anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on the student

If you'd like to learn more or would like to become a volunteer, please contact us!


If You Like Graphic Design: Bulletin Board Kits

If you are creative and love graphic design, we are always in need of students to design bulletin board kits for residence halls and Greek houses.

Bulletin Board Kit Details:

  • Must focus on helping other students learn money management skills.
  • Must be entertaining and enjoyable to read.
  • Needed throughout the year, so can be submitted throughout the semester.
  • Can be created in any program (InDesign, Publisher, etc.) and turned into a PDF.
  • Completed kits are posted on the UNL Student Money Management Center website and are available for student leaders to download and print.

If you'd like to learn more or would like to become a volunteer, please contact us!


If You Like Social Media: UNL Money Smart Social Media Ambassadors

Social Media Ambassador Details:

SMMC social media ambassadors create financial education posts for Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. These posts can be on recent money management articles, money quotes, free events going on in Lincoln or on campus, money saving tips, and more!

If you'd like to learn more or would like to become a volunteer, please contact us!