Volunteers play a critical role in transforming job seekers’ lives by sharing knowledge of U.S. workplace culture and expectations, industry insights, and lessons learned. 85% of people in the United States find their jobs through networking, but many immigrants and refugees lack the relationships that help navigate the job search process.
As a volunteer you can also support Upwardly Global’s mission through building connections, providing fundraising support, or using your talents to further deepen Upwardly Global’s impact.
Below are opportunities for important individual volunteering. (If you are interested in group and corporate volunteering, please click here.) An application for our individual volunteer program can be found here; after you fill out the form, you will be contacted within 7-10 business days by an Upwardly Global team member.
Volunteering with Job Seekers
There’s nothing more rewarding than seeing job seekers gain confidence as they achieve their goals. Volunteers can support immigrant and refugee job seekers in several ways:
We need volunteers from all professional fields to serve the diverse backgrounds of our job seekers. Whether you are an industry veteran or mid-career professional, you have valuable experience to draw on and share with our job seekers. You must have:
- At least 3 years of professional experience or be an UpGlo alum
- Strong track record of helping others succeed
- Interest in other cultures and respect for the immigrant experience
- Excellent English communication and writing skills
You’ll hear from us within 7-10 business days.
Volunteers also support organization mission-critical areas, including building vital relationships to employers, communication, development and strategic support: