a Volunteer

Our volunteers play an integral role in preparing our Members for the job-search process and reinforcing the skills they will need to thrive in a professional setting.


In order to minimize program costs and allow us to get started right away with limited resources, we need volunteers. We have numerous volunteer opportunities available, including:

  • Teach: Teach a marketable trade or a segment of the Jump Start job readiness workshop: finance, budgeting, networking, professionalism, mock interviews, etc.
  • Research: Research employment opportunities, barriers and solutions, partner agencies
  • Coach/Mentor: Coach members in a one on one relationship. (Requires minimum 1 year commitment)
  • Member Recruiter: Recruit members, meet with referral partners, attend events
  • Employer Relations: Build network of employer partners, maintain communications
  • Partner Relations: Build network of agency partners, maintain communications
  • Administration: Provide administration assistance, salesforce data management, etc.
  • Social Media/Marketing: Maintain website, promote TCW on social media
  • Job Search Assistant: Provide job matching between open positions and members, assist members with job procurement
  • Intake Specialist: Review member applications, perform intake interviews
  • Special Events: Plan, execute, and participate in special events

Get Started

We are always looking for motivated people to volunteer with us for short-term assignments or long-term commitments. The most involved and critical volunteer position that we offer is that of Employment Coach.

Employment Coaching

An employment coach will support the members by aiding in applying/looking for jobs, resume building, interview skills, and navigating the workplace. The goal is to support members in the job search process, help them obtain and keep a job for at least one year, and walk alongside members by encouraging them in setting  goals and overcoming barriers to employment and advancement.

Role Description

  • One-year commitment
  • Experience in coaching, management/leadership, and social services/human services desirable but not required
  • Sustain contact with assigned members during the job search process and throughout their first year of employment
  • Commit to helping members overcome barriers in everyday life and barriers in job search/job retention/advancement
  • Communicate consistently (one hour per week in person with member, ongoing communication electronically as needed for additional support). Role will fluctuate based on member’s need for support, and as they become employed
  • Collaborate with The Community Works staff as questions or concerns arise
  • On-going communication with employers to obtain feedback about members’ work performance

An ideal employment coach

  • Provides a relational connection
  • Listens attentively and confidentially
  • Shares life and work experiences
  • Discusses life, job skills, and values
  • Never tries to “fix” members, but rather walks alongside them
  • Aids members in looking for and applying for jobs
  • Assist in practice interviewing, writing resumes and cover letters, etc.
  • Provides support for members in keeping a job for at least one year
  • Has a passion for helping individuals become self-sufficient
  • Helps member regain dignity and feel empowered
  • Displays a positive attitude, commitment, and a team player attitude

Get Started

Most of our volunteer activities are in one-on-one or small-group settings, but we have accommodated some larger groups for one-day activities.

For more information on volunteer opportunities, contact us.

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