The LA Youth At Work program trains youth (16-24 years of age) to become work ready and help them gain employment. The youth we work with go through a Job Skills Workshop (JSW) and a Work Readiness Certification (WRC). Once youth pass both sessions, they are classified as work ready and earn a "Work Readiness Certificate" from the LA Area Chamber of Commerce. This work readiness Certificate, gives them access to job openings that our partners are offering ONLY to our Work Ready Certificated youth.
We need professional adults to volunteer, please register at;
You may volunteer at a Work Readiness Certification event as an interviewer and/or as a facilitator of a Jobs Skills Workshop.
To volunteer at a WRC as an interviewer, you do not need to attend a training. The first time you volunteer as an interviewer, you will be asked to come in for a 30 min orientation to teach you the process. Please, click on this link to view and RSVP to upcoming events: http://www.layouthatwork.org/interview_events
To volunteer at a JSW event, you must become a certified facilitator first. To become a certified facilitator you must attend one of our Train the trainer sessions, where you will learn about our curriculum and process to host your own Job Skills Workshop (JSW) and Work Readiness Certification (WRC). We host Train the Trainer sessions once a month. If you wish to attend you must commit to facilitating 4 events in one year.
If you would like to become a partner or have any other questions, please contact us.
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Career Counseling / Coaching
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 25
- Orientation or Training
- 4- 3 hour workshops for facilitator, NA interview
- Volunteers must be able to provide youth with feedback on their resume and interview skills.