Built by Volunteers

Your professional skills can transform an intern’s career direction.

UpTurnships is staffed and developed by volunteers. We value the professional business skills our volunteers bring; and we deeply appreciate the opportunity to work one-on-on with young people.

All UpTurnships’ volunteers:

  • See potential in young people and relationship-building
  • Are open and respectful to diversity of all kinds
  • Value teamwork: giving is appreciated and necessary

The More you Give, The More you Get
Being an UpTurnships coach has been one of the highlights of my personal and professional life. I’ve served on nonprofit boards in the past and was looking for an opportunity to make a more direct impact with an underserved population. Little did I know that becoming a coach for UpTurnships would give me that and so much more. To be part of UpTurns’ growth and development over the course of 3 short months is an extraordinary and inspiring experience. The energy of the coaches, instructors, and the UpTurns is infectious – the more you give, the more you get. Their collective commitment to the mission and to personal excellence rivals any organization I’ve ever been a part of (including my own). It’s a privilege to be part of UpTurnships. I can’t wait to see the impact UpTurnships – and the UpTurns themselves – makes in the future.

-Jim Bolton

Ways to Get Involved

Interviewers & Resume Writing Support

Conduct interviews of students to enter the UpTurnships program and work with them to improve their resumes. Time commitment: 2-4 hours per session during the Fall.


Provide guidance and feedback to UpTurns as they learn critical soft business skills. Be the relationship point person for UpTurns’ supervisors. Provide mentoring and support. We are seeking a highly diverse coaching team. Time commitment: 80+ hours during the Summer.

Employer Development

Develop partnerships with prospective employers to support our program and provide paid, professional internships.  Time commitment: 5-10 hours per week from August to January.

Grant Writing & Fundraising

We seek help to develop our fundraising strategy, write grants, and support for events. Time commitment: 3-5 hours monthly.

Subject Matter Experts

We seek experts who will enhance UpTurnships. Whether it be curriculum assistance, coaching, fundraising, or more; UpTurnships would like to partner with you. Time commitment: 1-3 hours during Summer training, or Fridays during the Summer.

Partner with us Today

Put your professional skills to work for young people. Contact us and a member of our team will get back to you on your interests. Thank you for considering UpTurnships.