Volunteering is simple. It’s about giving your time to do something useful, without getting paid.
In return you get the satisfaction of time and effort well spent. In addition, volunteering can be a great way to: meet new people learn new skills gain useful experience. It should also be fun!
The range of opportunities is huge. Whatever skills and experience you have, there is something that you can do.
The biggest problem for many people is finding the time to volunteer. It can reduce your choices if you don’t have much time to spare, but many busy people do find suitable opportunities.
There is an age-limits on volunteering, there can sometimes be difficulties for people under-18 or over-65, mostly for insurance reasons. If you have any concerns, ask the Volunteer Program Coordinator:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you start volunteering you should usually expect:
A clear idea of what your role will be
Appropriate training and support.
If you aren’t clear about anything, don’t be afraid to ask someone.
If you need further assistance email email@example.com.
All volunteers are subject to a Criminal Background Check and fingerprinting.
Many opportunities to partner with the Center exist through our volunteer efforts. Consider expressing your interest in
volunteering for one of the areas below:
Resume Clinics and Mock Interview: These clinics provide opportunities for students to meet with employers in a 1
on 1 resume critiquing or mock interview session. Students receive employer feedback and learn about ways to improve their presentation from industry professionals (that's you).
Class Presentations: The Center teaches
a job search strategies course and once in a while we like to bring in employers to present on topics such as career fair preparation, professionalism in the workplace, interviewing techniques
Employer-in-Residence Program: This
program allows for employers to serve as "career advisors" to students seeking help. Employers participate in our daily rotation providing career advice to walk-in students on issues ranging from
resume assistance to interviewing skills.