Group Captain for Virtual Leadership Institute (virtual experience)

Atlas Corps seeks Group Captain volunteers for Virtual Leadership Institute 

Want to meet the world's rising social change leaders and improve your facilitation skills right from the comfort of your own home? 

Overview: Atlas Corps is looking for virtual volunteers to facilitate monthly peer coaching groups as part of the Virtual Leadership Institute, which is an online learning community for global social change leaders between the ages of 22 - 35. The Leadership Institute was developed based on the three pillars of the Atlas Corps Global Leadership Lab model: Developing Self, Developing Others, and Leading Movements. This five-month online program includes keynote speakers, interactive workshops, self-led activities, and community-building activities with leading U.S. organizations and leaders. The peer coaching groups give the institutes' participants an opportunity to meet in smaller groups to discuss the program curriculum, trade advice, and engage with each other in the development of their leadership projects. 

Impact: Designed for mission-driven individuals seeking social change, the Virtual Leadership Institute will help these individuals obtain additional professional development skills and drive an even greater impact in communities around the world. The result is a global society ecosystem that is strengthened with knowledge, inspired by a shared passion for positive social impact, and empowered with the tools to achieve results.

As a group captain, you will create a productive environment for co-learning, help the participants develop their leadership or policy projects, and guide the group through discussions around leadership development and social impact.

Time Commitment and Expectations: 2 - 2.5 hours per month. There will be 5 peer coaching groups via a monthly video call (each call is approximately 75 minutes) over the course of 5 months.

You will be given the materials and guidance for each peer coaching group, and some pre-reading and preparation will be required before each session. Video calls will be scheduled in advance each month based on both your availability and the availability of the program participants.


  • Time Commitment: able to commit to an initial 1.5-hour training and 2 - 2.5 hours per month for monthly video calls and pre-reading preparation 

  • Facilitation Experience 

  • Work Experience: 4 or more years of full-time professional experience (experience in supporting programs/projects in the nonprofit or social impact sector is a plus)

  • Internationally-Minded: Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and proven ability to interact effectively with people of diverse cultures and backgrounds 

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent 

  • Language: English Fluency (oral, writing, reading) 

  • Tech Savvy: Knowledge of and/or the ability to quickly become familiar with Zoom for video conferencing 

  • A positive attitude and an open mind

  • Coaching experience (preferred, but not required)


  • Practice your facilitation skills

  • Access to all content, resources, and live sessions of the Virtual Leadership Institute 

  • Learn from social change leaders from around the world who want to drive social impact 

  • $150 honorarium 

  • Certificate of completion 

Apply Now for a Special Opportunity - Our next opportunity upcoming is to become a Group Captain for an upcoming cohort of participants in the Indonesia Public Sector Leadership Initiative, which is comprised of young Indonesian professionals in government, politics, nonprofits, education, or similar social change fields. Atlas Corps is looking for virtual volunteers, preferably in Asia-Pacific time zones (GMT +5- GMT +12) with public sector experience.

About Atlas Corps 

Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps), started in 2006, is an international network of social sector leaders and organizations that promotes innovation, cooperation, and solutions to address the world’s 21st-century challenges. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Profiled as a “best practice” in international exchange by the Brookings Institution and featured in the Washington Post as a model social entrepreneurship program, Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 month, professional fellowships at organizations to learn best practices, build organizational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers. For more information on our current programming, please visit