Help Young Adults in Building Strong Resumes, LinkedIn Profiles, and Networks!


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Thu Jan 11, 2018 01:00 PM - Wed Mar 28, 2018 03:00 PM


TBD, Downtown OaklandOakland, CA 94606


Do you have professional skills you want to share with young adults or non-profits? Are you interested in supporting small businesses in a changing Bay Area? Hack the Hood is a nonprofit that bridges low-income young adults of color from the Bay Area with local small businesses and professionals through tech and coding bootcamps. Read on to learn how you can support us!

About Hack the Hood’s Coding Bootcamp and Partnership with Small Business Owners: Our seasonal programs introduce participants to the fundamental skills of coding and web development, and offer career and educational development. In Hack the Hood’s Coding Bootcamp, program participants harness professional soft and hard skills by creating a website for their clients, local small business owners (SMBs) who lack a major online presence. Many of these SMBs are long-time community mom and pop shops who don’t yet utilize technology and social media or new business owners who are still establishing themselves. With a website and social media knowledge, SMB clients can reach new customers and increase profits. Upon completion of the Coding Bootcamp, participants are encouraged to take their skills to the next level by enrolling in more advanced bootcamps such as Code Berkeley. Hack the Hood strives to support youth in their next academic or career step towards pursuing work experience in tech. See examples of SMB websites created in Hack the Hood’s Coding Bootcamp here and here .

Hack the Hood’s Framework on Youth Development:

Hack the Hood approaches youth holistically, as we support youth not only in their tech endeavors, but work to support their personal and professional development. We aim to foster a strong community-one wherein young adults feel consistently supported and can build trust with our staff and reliable adults who will forge mentor-like relationships. We are looking for patient and open-minded adults who have an empathetic understanding of various forms of privilege and intersectionality, especially in the context of the tech industry and the Bay Area. Volunteers must recognize that they too can step back and learn from the young people we serve, and strive to meet program participants where they are, both emotionally and skill-wise.

Position Description:

The Workshop Wednesday Tutors will support a small group of 1-2 program participants in crafting effective resumes, LinkedIn accounts, or professional networks. It’s fundamental that Workshop Coaches can build rapport, as they’ll be working very closely with and administering feedback to young adults.

Wednesday Workshops:

Feb. 21: 1. Intro Resume Building 1-3pm

Feb. 28: 2. Complete Resume Workshops 1-3pm

March 7: 3. Intro LinkedIn Profile 1-3pm

March 14: 4. Complete LinkedIn Profiles 1-3pm

March 21: 5. Networking 101 1-3pm

Volunteers are required to commit to a minimum of two sequential workshops (excluding the March 14 workshop), and are encouraged to support four or more workshops.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate a resume, LinkedIn, or networking workshop for a small group (1-2) of young adults that will teach them the essentials and purpose of designing and writing effective resumes or LinkedIn accounts, or having a strong professional network
  • Assist program participants in creating their own resume or LinkedIn, or practicing networking skills
  • Teach program participants to discern between professional and casual writing tone and voice
  • Support program participants’ interests
  • Support both workshop sessions in the series if volunteering for resume or LinkedIn workshops

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience crafting effective professional LinkedIn accounts or resumes (a plus: teaching or tutoring others how to make LinkedIn accounts or resumes)
  • Experience working with young adults of color, ages 18-25
  • Share and practice Hack the Hood’s perspective on youth development
  • Eagerness to jump in and work with program participants
  • A plus: Experience navigating the tech industry from a non-traditional background (specifically speaking to folks of color, women, members of LGBTQI communities, and/or individuals who graduated from coding bootcamps, community colleges, or are self-taught coders)

Program season duration : February 19, 2018 through March 2018

Time Commitment: 1-3pm on Wednesdays during the course of the program. Volunteers can participate in as many workshops as they wish, but we ask a minimum of two. Because the resume and LinkedIn workshops are both two-day series, we request that volunteers support the full two-workshop series if interested in either of them. Volunteers are invited and encouraged to arrive earlier than 1 to eat lunch with program participants and staff.

Orientation Date: January 18, 2018 or February 8, 2018 at the Hack the Hood office, 439 International Blvd. #1, Oakland 94606

Program Start Date: February 21, 2018

Finish Date: March 21, 2018

Location: TBD, downtown Oakland

Ideal Amount of Volunteers: 10 for every Wednesday Workshop session.

Requirements for working with program participants:

  • Available between the hours of 12pm and 4pm on Wednesdays
  • Complete a Volunteer Orientation on January 18, 2018 or February 8, 2018 at the Hack the Hood office, 439 International Blvd. #1, Oakland 94606
  • Complete and clear Live Scan background check
  • Over the age of 25
  • Two reference checks, ideally someone who can speak to your experience working with youth

If interested, please email [] for next application steps.


  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-3pm, Wednesdays during the course of the program
  • Two reference checks, ideally someone who can speak to your experience working with youth

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