The Young Adult Services Branch of the Accelerator YMCA is in search of professionals from the community to become Career Coaches for young adults striving to gain independence and stability. The program is focused on improving the employment outcomes (both short and long-term) of homeless and at-risk youth. Thus, we need volunteer coaches to meet wih young adults (ages 16+) one-on-one or in a group-setting to share information about their professions, provide support in helping young adults progress and achieve their employment-related goals, and, most importantly, be willing to learn, listen, and laugh.
Youth paticipants in Career Coaching are aided in finding and attaining inernships within the career fields of interest. Coaches work with participants to help participants apply to and be successful in inernship positions. Volunteer positions offered by coaches can be utilized as internships in certain circumstances.
Job Readiness Training
Coaches and Participants are invited to Job Readiness Trainings, every other Tuesday, where YMCA Staff will provide workshops in resume and cover letter writing, job search skills, interview prep, and mock interviews.
Coaches must be 21+ and willing and ready to advise, guide, and share their experience with young adults
Time commitment: 2-8 hours per month wih 3-6 month or 6 month+ relationships
- Professional Development
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 2-8 hours per month with 3-6 month or 6+ month