Volunteering as a Jobseeker (Scarborough)
Job hunting can be challenging in today's market. Volunteering is a a great way to gain experience and build your network, as well as an opportunity to make new friends and have some fun. This interactive session focuses on the who, what, when, where and how of volunteering by exploring five ways volunteering can help with your job search.
Discover how to search for and apply to volunteer positions, and what to expect along the way!
This 1.5 hour interactive workshop will cover:
- The benefits of volunteering
- The types of volunteer roles available and the commitments they require
- How to use Volunteer Toronto's online search portal
- How to write a great cover letter and resume for a volunteer role
- Preparing to interview for a volunteer role
- Applying what you've learned during the volunteer application and screening process to the job search
- Developing transferable skills while volunteering
- How to network and gain references by volunteering
- How to highlight volunteering on your resume
Past participants have said:
- "The Volunteering as a Jobseeker session really gave me the information I need to be able to find a suitable volunteer position."
- "Now I know what I need to do to help me get the job that I really want"
- "I'm excited to find a volunteer role. Thank you for the information and resources."
- "If volunteering is as fun as this session, I'm in!"
Facilitator: Supriya, Volunteer Ambassador
Accessibility: This information session takes place in a wheelchair-accessible space.
*Please remember to bring your own pencil or pen.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Questions? Please contact:
Dennesha Burke, Non-profit Engagement Assistant
416-961-6888 ext. 221