Greater Washington

Strategic Consulting

Volunteer Application

The volunteer application for our 2021-22 Classic Projects is now closed. The next volunteer opportunity will open in December for our Micro Projects. Join our mailing list below to stay up-to-date.

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Questions about volunteering with Compass? Please read our FAQs or contact Hallie Smith, Tonya Miles or Alexandra Rivera.


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.

We do not accept anyone currently enrolled in undergrad, graduate, or other education programs.

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 wait list that moves.