Corporate Volunteering 

Upwardly Global creates tailored volunteer events for companies. Volunteering offers many benefits to your workplace: 

  • Corporate volunteers develop greater loyalty to their employer when they are involved in meaningful social activity beyond work. 
  • Employees develop appreciation for inclusion and diversity, improving their ability to engage with their team or clients. 
  • Volunteer opportunities improve recruitment, particularly among high-skilled, younger workers. 
  • Cross-promotion builds brand awareness with a dynamic group of immigrant professionals. 
  • Employees expand their social networks to support a wider range of internal referrals. 

Volunteering also benefits immigrant and refugee job seekers: Corporate volunteers share insight into the U.S. workplace and build candidates’ professional networks. 

Volunteer opportunities range from short-term events to longer-term engagements. They can take place on-site at your company or in a virtual, online format. Options include: 

Speed Networking

Connect with Upwardly Global job seekers at an interactive networking session. Company volunteers gain cross-cultural communication skills while supporting immigrant and refugee job seekers in practicing interview skills and networking.

Mock Interviews

Practice cross-cultural communication skills such as coaching and providing feedback. A mock interview is a practice session that increases job seekers’ confidence, skills, and interview techniques.


Volunteers connect with job seekers for longer-term support with networking and polishing professional English-language skills.

Roundtable Discussions 

Corporate leaders share perspectives and tips with job seekers, while also learning from the lived experience of immigrants and refugees.

Contact our Corporate Partnership Team  

We look forward to partnering with you. For more information, contact our team at epteam@upwardlyglobal.org

Interested in becoming an individual volunteer?  

Complete the form below. A member of the Upwardly Global team will be in touch with next steps. 

You must be a U.S. resident with a working U.S. phone number to participate in this program.
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Connectors are people who are well-networked. They know a wide circle of people that includes potential donors, corporate partners and foundation staff who need to hear about Upwardly Global's mission and impact. Connectors make introductions and set up small events where potential supporters can hear about our work and meet job seekers and alumni. Connectors also help with special event planning.

Informational Interviewer

Informational Interviewer conducts informational interviews, over the phone or in-person, and help job seekers understand the intricacies of pursuing a career within a given industry sector or company in the U.S.

Language Coaching Program

Volunteer language coaches work one-on-one with job seekers (in-person or virtually) to help them boost their English language skills and confidence. This will help them not only through the job interview process but also on the job. Coaching offers an opportunity for job seekers to practice small talk, build vocabulary and grammar, learn industry-specific jargon and acronyms, and improve their speaking confidence. Both coach and job seeker are supported by a training overview that outlines program expectations, as well as lesson guides to provide structure to the meetings. Pairs will meet once a week for 8 total meetings over a 10-week period. Additional contact via phone and/or email is to be expected.

Mock Interviewers

Mock Interviewers conduct mock interviews with job seekers, either in on-site events, virtually, or one-on-one.


A Networker meets with job seekers in a friendly environment that allows them to connect with professional peers, develop job search leads, and improve their networking skills.

Industry Specialists

Industry Specialists share industry/profession specific expertise and experience. Serve as an industry expert and resource for job seekers or staff. Lead and/or coordinate an Industry Roundtable - a forum of panelists in your industry who share information, suggestions, and concrete job search tips for our job seekers in a particular industry.

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What professional field have you worked in? If multiple, note the most recent.
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 All UpGlo volunteers must have at least three years of full-time professional work experience in the United States.
Please provide either an updated resume or an updated LinkedIn profile.  This allows us to better understand your professional background and history for the purposes of matching you with our job seekers.
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