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Volunteer Position Description Who we are: The East Palo Alto Career Center works with residents to help them execute their job search strategy in today's job market (e.g. networking, elevator pitch, using LinkedIn and other social media tool to find employment and, build the skills necessary to be a competitive employment candidate in their desired career pathway (e.g. interviewing skills, effective communication, workplace success). We partner with a network of regional programs and organizations, so if we do not have the expertise in-house, we will connect clients with one of our partners who does. The Career Center also engages employers to understand their employment needs and to inform them about the talent we have in the community of East Palo Alto and how the Career Center can help source their talent needs. Key Responsibilities:  We are currently looking for volunteers to support:  Career Center staff with reception activities  Outreach activities to community organizations and partners (via email, phone calls  Contacting employers to inquire about their employee needs;  Working 1 on 1 with clients to develop resumes and cover letters; and  Using social media to create awareness or market the Center's programs and services. Qualifications:  Ability to communicate with clients and employers about the Career Center and the programs, services and benefits offered  Demonstrated expertise in work readiness activities or workforce development services  Strong communication skills with adults around work readiness activities  May be required to undergo an extensive background check Education: High School Diploma required, experience volunteering/working with adults around work readiness preferred. For more information click here to visit our website at www.epacareercenter.org The East Palo Alto Career Center is open, Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9:00 AM --- 2:00 PM; and Tuesday/Thursday 1:00 --- 5:00 PM. Volunteer hours can be scheduled weekdays from 9:00 AM --- 5:00 PM depending on staff needs If you are interested in volunteering, please contact JobTrain's volunteer coordinator Siosiua Vea at (650) 330-6567 or at svea@jobtrainworks.org
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