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Hospitality Drop-in Job Search Volunteer

When newly-arrived clients walk into the Institute searching for their first job in the United States they need an entry-level job that does not require a high level of English or previous experience. The Hospitality Careers Pathway serves New Americans facing barriers to employment. The Hospitality Volunteer will work with clients in the Institute’s weekly drop-in job search help. They will assist job seekers as they prepare for jobs in the American workplace. The Hospitality Volunteer will work directly with students in the Hospitality Program in a mostly independent role.

Volunteers who have enjoyed this position in the past have been patient, good listeners, energetic, comfortable with independent problem-solving, and interested in tutoring.

Candidate Profile

  • Interest in ESL learners and ability to work with diverse groups of students
  • Good communication with low-level English speakers
  • Understands job application and interview process
  • Basic understanding of different employment industries
  • Ability to work flexibly, independently problem solve, and identify solutions to issues that arise
  • Demonstrated interest in refugee and immigrant issues

Primary Duties:

  • Assist clients in creating resumes and cover letters, performing mock interviews, and completing online job searches and applications
  • Assist clients in learning bus routes to employment sites

Time Commitment:

  • Fridays from 1-4pm
  • 3 month minimum commitment

To Apply:

Please use our online volunteer application.

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