If you are interested in serving as a Youth Job Center volunteer please complete the Volunteer Application. Volunteers will also need to submit to a background check before being able to participate in any volunteer activities.

Job Readiness Training Volunteer

YJC’s Job Readiness Training includes soft skills development, such as workplace expectations, communications, conflict resolution and customer service.  Volunteers help young people with resumes, mock-interviewing, online job applications and providing basic technological assistance.

Duties/Activities

  • Use YJC training materials to teach young people how to develop resumes

  • Describe different career paths as part of career exploration activities

  • Assist with technological questions, i.e. attachments, emails, online applications

  • Provide feedback to young people during one-on-one mock interview sessions

  • Provide coaching and mentoring during application events

Scheduling/Length of Commitment
JRT volunteers usually work during afternoon JRT sessions and on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications
College graduate preferred or minimum of two years of professional/academic writing experience. Familiarity with the components of a resume and strong written & verbal skills. Comfortable working one-on-one and providing constructive feedback to young people.  Interest in teaching employment-related skills youth ages 14-25.

Training
Volunteers will receive one training session prior to volunteering and on-the-job training from the JRT coordinators and Volunteer Coordinator.

 

On-Call Outreach and Publicity Volunteer / Job Fair Volunteer

YJC coordinates job fairs and hiring events throughout the year.   

Duties/Activities

  • Make calls to YJC clients to encourage them to attend job fair/hiring event

  • Distribute materials to businesses, agencies, etc. to promote events

  • Assist at event, coaching young people on interview skills

  • Assist at event, providing administrative or logistical support

  • Provide coaching and mentoring during hiring events

Scheduling/Length of Commitment
As needed

Qualifications
College graduate preferred or minimum of two years of professional/academic writing experience. Familiarity with the components of a resume and strong written & verbal skills. Comfortable working one-on-one and providing constructive feedback to young people.  Interest in teaching employment-related skills youth ages 14-25.

Training
Volunteers will receive one training session prior to volunteering and on-the-job training from Volunteer Coordinator.