Volunteers play a vital and growing role in the programs provided by CRI serving as mentors and guest speakers in classroom based activities, conducting mock interviews with participants and presenting on topics that include: effective interviewing skills, maintaining a professional profile on social media and dressing for success. Employers throughout the region host CRI clients in their places of work by giving tours, arranging for CRI customers to meet with their employees and providing job shadowing and internships.
As a career coach, you will meet with CRI participants and students and help them develop a career plan that is realistic and achievable. Help them identify credentials, skills and training needed to be successful in obtaining work in a specific industry. To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As a guest speaker you will make a presentation and facilitate a discussion on a topic that enriches the work-readiness preparation program operated by CRI including STRIVE, IPad Academy, GED preparation and EveryoneWorks. Topics include, but are not limited to interview skills, preparing a resume, conducting a successful job search, and career pathways. To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at email@example.com.
A mentor is a caring, responsible, adult volunteer who serves as a guide and role model to a participant in one of CRI’s programs. The mentor helps to ensure that the participant develops important academic, work and life skills, is exposed tonew opportunities and a wide array of resources, makes positive life choices, and can move forward on a pathway toward personal and economic self-sufficiency. Mentors can work with young adults, adults, persons with disabilities, formerly incarcerated and veterans.To volunteer with one of CRI’s programs, please contact Dr. William Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.