Share Your Job Experience with Young Adults in the Elevate Program (Part II)
*All Workshops will be on Zoom
L.A. Works is recruiting volunteers to support young adults (17 to 24) who have been accepted into the Elevate Program. From underserved communities in Los Angeles, these young adults applied based on a strong desire to improve their lives through better employment and potential career tracks. Each accepted applicant receives training and employment placement leading up to the workshops. Then, our workshop curriculum and volunteers, like yourself, will give applicants new career skills they can use and apply the next work day at their new job. Your hour or two spent in these workshops could pay dividends in our community for generations to come!
This project is part of L.A. Works' Workforce Development initiative, which strives to support underserved Angelenos who need genuine help and guidance with career and job skills. We’re here to help young adults who have not yet found guidance regarding their potential, career opportunities, and future. If you had someone help you with these questions or remember how you found the answers on your own, we could use an hour or more of your time to pass that knowledge on to others!
THE ELEVATE PROGRAM MISSION:
The Elevate Program combines our workshop series with job placement services to better equip young adult applicants (ages 17 to 24) with new job skills and the opportunity to use them in a practical setting. Our applicants came to the program from low-income households and underserved communities in Los Angeles. It is our mission that these workshops help these young adults keep their employment and advance in the future. This is the support and guidance so many young adults struggle to find, and each of your volunteer hours can make all the difference in the success of our mission.
VOLUNTEER ROLES NEEDED:
We’re recruiting volunteers who can participate in one or more workshops during the series. You may sign-up for a single workshop or multiple workshops. It is up to you. You will receive video training that you can complete on your own time in the week leading up to your workshop. You will have the support of staff to answer questions before the workshop and staff leading the workshop curriculum so that you only need to focus on imparting your personal experience to applicants who are eager to hear from you.
This page is specifically recruiting volunteers for our 4th, 5th, and 6th Workshops (Please see dates and times in the drop-down menu for each):
WORKSHOP 4: PUBLIC SPEAKING/ COMMUNICATION
Led and supported by staff, you will work with participants on tips and tricks for public speaking and how to utilize communication skills in professional settings.
WORKSHOP 5: NETWORKING & ELEVATOR PITCHES
Led and supported by staff, you will work with participants on in-person networking skills and how to connect with people in their career fields of interest.
WORKSHOP 6: CAREER DAY
Led and supported by staff, this workshop will need two tiers of volunteers - a small group to serve as panelists who will briefly describe their career path. Then, there is a larger need for volunteers to aid the panelists in sharing their experiences in greater depth and furthering the discussion in breakout rooms so the participants gain career knowledge.
**Please note: If you are interested in sitting on this panel, please reach out after registering to the Workforce Development team: email@example.com at least two weeks prior to the workshop date.
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE VOLUNTEER:
- Sign up Below for the date or dates that you could help with.
- Complete the video training that you will receive the week of your workshop date.
- Log in to the video conferencing link at the correct date and time and stay for the duration.
- Contribute to the group conversation (on Zoom) while staff facilitates the topic.
- Give timely feedback when asked and work/mentor in small groups using the video conferencing platform.
- One time only 15-minute Video Training
- 2 hr. Zoom Workshop Session on your chosen date(s)
- The minimum age requirement for volunteers is 24 years of age or older.
- Access to Wi-Fi or Internet.
- You'll need a device with a Self-Facing Camera.
- Have your own Zoom Account on your phone, tablet, or laptop. If you do not have Zoom, you can sign up for a free Zoom account by clicking here.
- Complete the Training Video provided, which includes trauma-informed care responses.
Because minors are involved, you will be asked to agree to follow training and staff directions. Thank you for understanding these requirements concerning minors and participants.
BENEFITS TO VOLUNTEERS:
Sharing your experience with the next generation of job seekers will help shrink the skills gap that has widened due to education inequity. You can make a significant impact on young professionals who have not had a chance to ask for advice from experienced professionals before.
You can make an enormous impact on young professionals who have not had a chance to ask advice from experienced professionals one-on-one before. Any experience you have as a professional yourself is invaluable to the youth.
See all three Workshop Dates by using the dropdown menu below. You may sign-up for a single workshop or multiple workshops by choosing a date and clicking the SIGN-UP button below.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 25+, Minimum Age:25+
Log in or Register
In order to register for this opportunity you must log in to an existing account or register to create a new account.
Sign up with a team
This link allows you to participate in this opportunity with a team. A team can be a family team, corporate team, or any kind of organized group. When you click on the link you will have the option to:
- Choose an existing team you're already a member or captain of, or
- Create a new team to sign up.
Please respond to the following questions in order to signup for this opportunity: