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:

Data Analysis & Validation

Data is everywhere.  The volume, variety, and velocity of business data collected today are increasing at an exponential rate.

We have the data but are missing the talent and expertise to use it effectively.  With your assistance we can improve our ability to communicate outcomes to donors, messaging to other stakeholders, and to make better business decisions so we can enhance our ability to help job seekers secure employment.

You will work with CRC’s Executive Director and other talented volunteers.

Time commitment:  One half-day per week or twice a month.


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.

Linkedin Tutor

In today’s world securing employment is more about getting noticed than finding opportunities.  A LinkedIn presence is the key to making that happen.  CRC is looking for an expert who can help job candidates capitalize on the features of LinkedIn to benefit their search efforts.  You can make an impact in their success and have the opportunity to meet a diverse group of talented professionals.

Focus will be on how to locate colleagues and employees of specific companies, find job opportunities, research companies, choose settings, use features effectively, and enhance their presence.

Time commitment: One hour appointments, 2-3 hours per week, weekdays, or Tuesday evenings.


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