Volunteering with GSO

There are many ways to volunteer with GSO.  Below are different opportunities to get involved and support our mission.  Thank you to all our volunteers and to all those who continue to support Gals Starting Over! 

Primary volunteer roles:

  • GSO Workshop Facilitator
    • Present a section of the workshop or focus group and guide the corresponding exercises at events.
  • GSO Coach
    • One-on-one coaching to any of our participants who request a coach at the end of a workshop series.
    • We have a documented process for the coaching, and the coaching lasts for three sessions. It can then be extended based on mutual agreement.
  • GSO Community Advocate
    • Help GSO get the Word Out about our events. Sharing the information via social media, in local newspapers, community boards, or any other appropriate platforms.

Support GSO Partners

Clothes the Deal:  https://www.clothesthedeal.org
Donations of business professional attire to this organization in the name of GSO, provides our women with a resource to get business clothes.  Clothing drives are encouraged! 

Human-I-T:  https://www.human-i-t.org
Donations of used computer equipment that can be refurbished to this organization in Long Beach, will help GSO clients get updated computers.  

Support GSO Monetarily

The cost of our workshops is $50 per participant.  GSO offers scholarships to those participants unable to pay the fee which covers the cost of materials and workshop expenses. Donate now to help support a future GSO candidate. 


GSO came into my life at the perfect time.... Holly Richards, the founder, is a gold mine and literally gave me the “shirt off her back”. She is kind, creative and a storehouse of resources. The program is clear, precise and motivating. The caliber of coaches is stellar, not to mention the sparks that fly when gals starting over support each other. This organization is relatively new; however, its scope will definitely impact many women and families in the South Bay in the years to come. This program has breathed life into my fledgling business. I plan on continuing to take the necessary action to bring my special skills to as many people as possible. Thank you GSO for putting together a template for guaranteed success. God bless, Gals Starting Over.

Marilyn RoseRedondo Beach

I’d love to thank you for directing me to the workshop today and accepting me to the workshop. I’ve learned a lot from it. The information is a lot more than I can find online. I really appreciated the existing of the organization and thank you so much for having this workshop.

I now know how to prepare for an interview. I feel more confident in using networking skills, like LinkedIn. I really feel more confident about my skills.

I feel more connected with others. I have a better understanding of my gifts.

I feel more confident and goal oriented. I was undecided about which route to take. This workshop helped me decide.

I discovered the importance of networking and transitional skills. Volunteer experience is also very important.