The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The International Institute of New England has weekly Workforce Orientations and is seeking volunteers to assist with this event. Volunteers will conduct practice interviews and provide evaluations for refugee, asylee, and immigrant clients to help develop job search skills. Professional experience in the U.S. is required, and experience conducting interviews is preferred. Training and interview questions will be provided.
Fridays 3 to 5PM
Key responsibilities will include:
Simulate an interview environment while following all directions.
Conduct practice interviews with a diverse set of people with varying English skills.
Provide honest and thoughtful evaluations to assist students with their job search processes.
Act as a role model for students.
Professional experience in the U.S. and an understanding of the job search/ interviewing process.
Interest in workforce development for immigrants, refugees, and asylees.
Excellent communication and cross-cultural skills.
Patience speaking with non-native English speakers/non-English speakers.