How can volunteering help you improve your job search? Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, January 30 for more information!
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!
5 Ways Volunteering Can Enhance Your Job Search
Topic: 5 Ways Volunteering Can Enhance Your Job Search
Date: Thursday, January 30 at 1pm ET / 10am PT (webinar is one hour in length)
Audience: Job seekers who would like further information on how volunteering may be beneficial for an active job search. This session will provide an introduction to volunteering, as well as how volunteering can build and improve job search skills such as writing resumes and cover letters, interviewing, and cultivating references and networks.
Cost: Free - Register Now
Important Note: While registration is open to all, attendance is limited to the first 1,000 people to sign onto the live session. We suggest signing on five minutes early to have the best chance of getting on the live session. If for any reason you aren't able to connect to the live session, rest assured you'll get the full recording by email the following day.
What you'll learn
Here's what we'll cover at this webinar:
- The benefits of volunteering
- The types of volunteer roles available and the commitments they require
- How to locate your nearest volunteer centre and search for volunteer roles online
- What to expect when applying for a volunteer role
- The 5 ways volunteering can enhance your job search
NOTE: This webinar will be recorded - if you cannot make the live session, complete the registration form and a recording will be emailed to you the day after the live session. We are happy to provide a closed captioned recording upon advance request.
About the presenter
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.
What's a webinar?
Think of a webinar as a way to attend a conference without leaving your workplace or home. Using your computer and telephone, you can hear a presentation (like a conference call) and also see the presenter's slides (watching over an internet connection). You won't be able to see the presenter, or others attending the program -- and they won't be able to see you. You will be able to ask questions - the webinar can be as interactive as you want to make it. The webinar will also be recorded and made available to you after the session, so there's no need for frantic note-taking!
About your hosts
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.