Volunteer opportunity description
Work directly with a low-income job seeker for a year and make a sustainable impact on their life and career. The bulk of your time as a mentor will be in the first 3 months, where you will attend sessions with your trainee on Saturdays from 12:00-2:00pm (sometimes 4pm) at our PwC site, located on 300 Madison Avenue (at 42nd).
During this time you will be going through our structured curriculum with your trainee, helping them set career goals, create a resume (or improve an old one), practice writing cover letters, develop skills and confidence for interviews, learn about jobs in different industries, and create and deliver a PowerPoint presentation.
At the end of the 3 month period, trainees will produce a Work-Plan outlining their near and midterm goals. You will then continue to work with them on your own schedule (in person or over the phone) to ensure they accomplish their goals in their Work-Plan. During this time there will be Continued Professional Development workshops taking place once a month (typically Saturday afternoons) at various locations that StreetWise Partners will organize.
Mentor applications are closed for our current Spring cycle. We will recruit again for our Fall cycle, which begins in September 2012.
Mentors will be required to attend an information session. You can enter a request to be informed about mentor information sessions as they become available: http://streetwisepartners.org/volunteer_interest
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times