Workforce Development Department Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1347 W. Erie StreetChicago, IL 60642


Conduct between one to two workshops on a monthly, bi monthly or quarterly basis ranging from topics such as:

How to create a resume

How to create a cover letter

How to create an elevator job pitch

How to market yourself to employers

Interviewing techniques

How to answer behavioral interview questions

Negotiating salary during an interview

Legal versus illegal interview questions

How to gather references

Saving strategies

Stress management

How to negotiate a raise

How to use LinkedIn to job search

Social media for job search purposes

Applicant tracking system

Handling supervisor feedback

How to conduct online job search

How to stay motivated when job searching

Tips and strategies for the long term unemployed

*The department is open to new topics as long as the volunteer is comfortable facilitating a 1 hour presentation with ½ hour for questions. The time of the workshops is usually between 10am-11:30am OR 6pm-7:30pm any day of the week. If those times do not work, we are more than happy to accommodate the volunteer’s schedule. A projector, laptop, classroom space and whiteboard will be provided to the volunteers.

Qualifications and requirements:

-Strong and confident knowledge about job search related topics

-If presentation materials are provided, citations must be included

-Comfortable with public speaking

-Engaging and enthusiastic facilitation style preferred


  • Public Speaking
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 months or more
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