Quick Overview: Volunteers mentor and assess youth work readiness skills by providing valuable feedback on resumes, employment applications, and interview skills.
Mission or Broader Program Description: L.A. Youth at Work (LAYAW) is an initiative to help Los Angeles's young adults obtain crucial entry-level job training and work experiences. Through experience, youth are empowered with the tools to obtain and retain meaningful employment, and to educate and encourage businesses to invest in their communities by creating job and internship opportunities. LAYAW serves as a stepping stone to future high-skill, high-wage employment. Through the Work Readiness Certification, LAYAW is able to streamline the hiring process by identifying a work-ready pool of applicants.
Impact: LAYAW has placed over 6,000 youth in entry-level jobs and paid internships and work ready certified over 6,000 youth in the past 3 years.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Business professionals are needed to interview students and provide feedback on their resumes and interviews. Questions and scoring rubrics are provided. Volunteers will be oriented to the scoring materials and pre-determined interview questions.
Requirements: Two year minimum experience in a business or work setting. Please dress in business or business casual attire. Volunteers must speak English.
Additional Details: Volunteer opportunities are ongoing. To see a full list of available opportunities, please visit: https://www.layouthatwork.org/interview_events.
Accessibility: We strive to accommodate different mobility levels and any other arrangements volunteers need to successfully complete the service.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
- Issue Area(s): Children & Youth Education
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