Make An Impact: Volunteer
More than 100 individuals with big hearts and diverse talents offer their expertise pro-bono to deliver services and perform many of the Center’s operational functions.
CRC offers meaningful volunteer engagement opportunities in a friendly, professional setting where you can meet diverse, interesting and talented people; increase your skills and knowledge; and make a difference in the lives of individuals looking to secure new employment. In addition to helping others, you have the opportunity to form lasting friendships with other volunteers.
By making a contribution of your time and expertise, you will reap the rewards of fulfillment and satisfaction knowing that you make a positive impact in others’ lives.
Are you interested in becoming a CRC volunteer?
Call 847.295.5626 or email: volunteer@CareerResourceCenter.org
Current CRC volunteer opportunities include:
Networking Session Facilitator
You can make a difference in a job seeker’s quest for new employment by facilitating an animated exchange of information between groups of 10-20 job seekers. Some will be seasoned networkers and others are just learning how to market themselves. You will meet people from a wide spectrum of disciplines and be instrumental in moving their search efforts forward.
Time commitment:Tuesday evenings 7-9 pm, or lunch time weekdays 4 to 6 times a year
Microsoft Office Tutor
Job candidates are often missing competencies in software applications that are critical for their next position. In addition to assisting job seekers with search strategies we also provide opportunities for them to enhance their professional toolkits. If you enjoy teaching others and consider yourself an expert in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, CRC has an opportunity for you. Helping candidates improve their Word, Excel and PowerPoint capabilities will not only boost their confidence, but will help them land their next opportunity!
Time commitment: One hour appointments, typically 2-3 hours per week. Daytime or Tuesday evenings
Client Services Representative
CRC is always on the lookout for dynamic and friendly people to help provide the best customer service and to ensure a warm welcoming environment for the job seekers and visitors who come to us for services and support.
As the first contact for all visitors, you will interact with a diverse group of talented professionals, providing that “human touch” that earns us high marks from our members.
You will be greeting visitors and members, providing tours, explaining the employment resources offered, scheduling appointments, answering phone inquiries, and assisting with light office tasks. In addition you have the opportunity to form lasting friendships with other volunteers
By offering a kind word or a smile, you can boost the morale of job seekers as they come through our door.
Time commitment: One half-day per week; mornings 9:30 – 12:30; Afternoons 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Tuesday 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm or 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm or floater to fill in as needed.