Business Professionals

Volunteer Application

Classic Projects

The application for our 2021-22 Classic Projects is now closed.

During the year, we often have spots that become available on one of our consulting teams. If you are interested in being added to the waitlist, please apply here: 2021-22 Classic Project Application – Waitlist

Learn more about our 2021-22 Classic Projects and clients.

Any questions about serving as a Compass volunteer or the application process? Please contact Megan Tomey, Associate Program Manager, at or read our FAQs.

Read first-hand accounts about volunteering with Compass:

Read about a volunteer’s experience with Hopeworks.

Read about a volunteer’s experience with Rebuilding Together Philadelphia.


Classic and Micro Projects 

PROJECT LEADERS manage their nonprofit client and the volunteers on their team, on average spending three to five hours per week. Project Leaders should have an MBA, similar advanced degree, and/or significant management consulting or business experience.

DEPUTY PROJECT LEADERS provide additional team leadership. Applications for Deputy Project Leaders are by invitation only to returning volunteers.

TEAM MEMBERS: Team members must have at least one year of post-undergraduate professional experience and cannot be current graduate students. We invite people to apply who have graduate degrees, valuable business skills, work for one of our partner companies, or have consulting or nonprofit experience. Compass gives priority to graduates from our partner schools.

Volunteer Support

We provide mandatory trainings for all volunteers and additional training for Project Leaders and Deputy Project Leaders. We also provide access to research and past project material in an online Toolkit.

While we do our best to place all interested volunteers on a project, we have more applicants than spaces available. If you are not immediately selected for a Compass team, there may be space for you on a Compass team later in the project year. We maintain an active waitlist that moves.

“I’d like to encourage everyone to consider skills-based volunteering as an incredibly rewarding way to use your talents to give back to the community.”

– Eric Heisler, Distinguished Corporate Skills-Based Volunteer, Mayor’s Day of Service Recognition 2021