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ORGANIZATION: Chrysalis

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Chrysalis serves people navigating barriers to the workforce by offering a job-readiness program, individualized supportive services, and paid transitional employment. We empower our clients on their pathway to stability, security, and fulfillment in their work and lives.

The OJA/Cover Letter Volunteer will:

  • Provide one-on-one support to clients by creating and updating cover letters
  • Provide one-on-one support to clients by helping complete online job applications, including, and not limited to, searching for openings, filling out applications, completing application assessments, etc.
  • Empower clients on how to confidently speak and present their professional experiences and backgrounds throughout the job search
  • Communicate with assigned Volunteer & Program Coordinator after shift(s), in the case of any client issues, changes in volunteer schedule, etc.


Qualifications & Requirements:

  1. Highly motivated by Chrysalis’ mission and desire to improve social and economic
    fabric of our community
  2. Be at least 18+ years
  3. Submit volunteer application here: https://www.changelives.org/volunteer/
  4. Attend a volunteer informational session
  5. Be prepared to work with individuals who have limited work experience
  6. Be willing to work respectfully with people of all cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds
  7. Intermediate Computing and Applications (comfortability using Microsoft Word)
  8. Complete online training modules
  9. Honor confidentiality of client records and sign volunteer handbook and agreement

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About Chrysalis

Location:

522 S Main Street, Santa Monica, CA 90404, US

Mission Statement

Chrysalis is a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment.

Description

Our Volunteers are essential to this mission, and work directly with clients to help them gain employment. You can:

Facilitate classes (job search, money management, stress management, goal planning, computers, recovery, incarceration etc.)

Perform One-on-one resume building, interview practice and computer help

Provide Job search assistance

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We seek volunteers with excellent communication skills who want to make an impact in their local community. You will be directly involved in helping people enter the working world and regain their confidence, pride and stability.

Volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday 8am -12pm. Training is provided, and we ask for a 4 month commitment. Opportunities are available in the San Fernando Valley, Downtown LA, Santa Monica, and Anaheim.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Employment
Homeless & Housing
Community, Employment, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing, commitment for at least 6 months. Flexible, at least once a month during Chrysalis business hours: Monday – Thursday from 8a – 4p, Friday from 8a – 12p
  • Basic Computer Skills required

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