Original broadcast date: Thursday, January 30, 2020

Summary: Job hunting can be challenging in today’s market and applicants need every edge they can get. Volunteering is a great way to gain crucial experience, build transferable skills, network and cultivate references, and hone your approach to job applications. Discover how to search for and apply to volunteer positions and what to expect along the way!

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About the presenters

As Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, Olivia Sonnenberg contributes to Volunteer Toronto’s community outreach objectives by coordinating both their information sessions and their participation in volunteer fairs and career expos across the city. In doing so, she helps newcomers, jobseekers, youth, and seniors navigate the process of searching for and securing meaningful volunteer roles. As the lead on all signature events, Olivia plans Volunteer Toronto’s Legacy Awards, a celebration of volunteerism held every National Volunteer Week, and the Youth Expo, the city’s largest annual volunteer fair. Olivia came to Volunteer Toronto with extensive volunteer experience of her own and a Master’s Degree in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto’s Munk School.

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Since 1995, CharityVillage has been the HR partner for recruitment in the Canadian nonprofit sector. Our specialized job board for Canadian nonprofit professionals has helped thousands of organizations find exceptional talent. Through our online learning courses, volunteer and event listings, webinars, newsletters, articles, tools and resources, we help nonprofit staff and volunteers do their best work every day.

Bmeaningful is on a mission to connect professionals looking to make a difference with purpose-oriented positions and impact jobs, which are often found at nonprofits, foundations, B Corps, or in government. And they can include ideas like impact investing, sustainability or corporate social responsibility. Our resources, job listings, and profiles of companies where you can bring your values to work will help you connect purpose and paycheque.

Since 2008, TalentEgg has helped millions of students and recent grads hatch their careers, and worked with hundreds of Canadian employers to successfully attract top Gen Y and Gen Z talent to join their organizations. On our site, you’ll find meaningful, career-launching jobs from top employers in Canada as well as thousands of free career resources created specifically with students and recent grads in mind. Visit TalentEgg today to connect with an active and diverse community of people who are passionate about improving youth employment in Canada, including employers, career centres, educators, parents, and students and recent graduates themselves.


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