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VERMONT WORKS FOR WOMEN INC

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In April 2020, Vermont experienced a dramatic increase in unemployment over the month from 3.1% to 15.6%. The COVID-19 crisis has also created what many are calling a "shecession", because a majority of the jobs lost in April were held by women. Many women around Vermont are still looking for meaningful employment and jobs that earn a livable wage.

Vermont Works for Women’s employment and career services are here to help. However, we need your help to ensure that Vermont women have the skills they need to find jobs that meet their needs. Please consider volunteering as a Career Mentor today.

Position Details

Location - Virtual or in-person (no specific location)

Objective - Vermont Works for Women provides career services free of charge to women seeking employment advice. The goal of our career services is to empower women to find and keep jobs that meet their needs. We match volunteer career mentors with women clients based on what type of advice they are seeking or based on the client’s industry-specific interests.

Key Responsibilities - After receiving an initial orientation and career resource handbook, career mentors will be paired to meet one-on-one with a client for a scheduled period of time. The career services we provide include, but aren’t limited to,

  • Job search planning
  • Writing resumes and cover letters
  • Practicing for interviews
  • Networking support
  • Professional etiquette advice
  • Job shadows

As a volunteer career mentor, you will have the opportunity to assist clients with any employment skill(s) of your choice. There is no need to be an expert in any subject. We will provide a virtual orientation for new volunteers and a collection of resources on employment skills.

Qualifications - We are looking for women or gender non-conforming individuals, who live in Vermont, to serve as career mentors. Five or more years of workforce experience is preferred.

We are excited to build a network of volunteers with a wide variety of career backgrounds in varied industries. We want to develop this network to increase our reach across the state and cultivate a knowledge base across many industries.

Time Commitment - This volunteer opportunity is completely flexible. Career mentors can meet once with a client, on a regular basis, or anywhere in between.

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About VERMONT WORKS FOR WOMEN INC

Location:

32 MALLETTS BAY AVE STE A, WINOOSKI, VT 05404, US

Mission Statement

MISSION Vermont Works for Women helps women and girls recognize their potential and explore, pursue, and excel in work that leads to economic independence.

Description

VISION

We work toward the day when women and girls make confident, deliberate choices about life and work that reflect an expansive grasp of the world’s possibilities, a fearless commitment to pursuing their dreams, and that contribute to the vitality of our communities.

Employment
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Adult Education
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Life Coaching
  • People Skills
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • This volunteer opportunity is completely flexible. Career mentors can meet once with a client, on a regular basis, or anywhere in between.

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