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.Marla and candidate best20150807_SLP3023

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:

Current CRC volunteer opportunities include:

Microsoft Office Tutor

You are Microsoft Office expert, and you enjoy teaching others what you know!

This is an opportunity to make a difference by assisting job seeking professionals improve their Microsoft Office proficiencies.

Helping candidates improve their Word, Excel and PowerPoint capabilities will not only boost their confidence, but will help them land their next opportunity!

If you consider yourself an Expert in Microsoft Office 2010 products, we would like to hear from you.

Time commitment: One hour appointments, typically 2-3 hours per week

Client Services Representative

This is a great opportunity for those who are looking to give back to the community as well as to utilize the skills acquired from professional life. You will be volunteering in a professional environment meeting other extraordinary people!

By offering a kind word or a smile, you can boost the morale of job seekers as they come through our door, providing the personal attention that earns us high marks from our clients.

In this volunteer role you will be the first contact for all visitors and members. You will have the opportunity to:

* Greet visitors and members

* Engage newcomers as you provide a tour and explain CRC’s comprehensive services

* Manage appointment scheduling

* Register new members

* Answer and field inquiries

* Support staff on other office and special projects

Each volunteer receives training so they can be knowledgeable about CRC services and comfortable with office procedures.

Time Commitment: One half-day per week, or floater to fill in as needed – and we are looking for a commitment of a minimum of 1 year.

Linkedin Tutor

Electronic communications are buzzing with multiple options for connecting with individuals, applying for positions, conducting research, and building a professional brand. What’s a job candidate to do? A Linkedin presence is key!

Candidates will be seeking assistance with how to:

  • Use Linkedin
  • Add contacts and find colleagues
  • Find and determine best settings
  • Join groups
  • “Link in” to a company
  • Improve their profile
  • Find jobs
  • Research companies

Time commitment: One hour appointments, typically 2-3 hours per week


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