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Employ & Empower Resume Rally

Thursday, May 28th, 2015


PositionsMany Remaining
ApprovalOrganizer will approve registrants
Close Date2 hours before the event starts or when space runs out.
Age Limit18 and up

Your computer and resume skills can do amazing things for your community!

Austin’s Employ & Empower Job Fair is a collaborative event hosted by 5 nonprofit organizations committed to supporting and empowering the local homeless community in gaining stability and self-sufficiency in a variety of ways. 

By serving at the May 28 Resume Rally you will play an instrumental role in providing sustainable employment for a homeless individual who seeks a new beginning.  As a Volunteer Trainer you will work one-on-one with homeless community members towards the development of a professional resume.  This task requires patience, sensitivity, basic computer literacy, and basic resume-development skills, though you will be provided with a clear outline for the training.  The web-based outline includes resume templates, guides to choosing a template, a resume bullet-point database, and computer literacy resources.  The May 28 Resume Rally will be based at the Austin Free-Net computer lab in the Austin Resource Center for the Homeless (ARCH) and the individuals you support will be displaying their resumes proud at a private job fair the following week.  60% of Employ & Empower 2014 attendees found employment within 2 weeks and all it took was a little support from the community.  We look forward to meeting you!

Learn more about the event here:

Please register for volunteering here:

Employ & Empower is a collaboration of Austin Free-Net, Back on My Feet, Goodwill of Central Texas, Front Steps, and Trinity Center.

Basic Computer and Resume Skills
PerksVolunteers will receive expanded tutoring skills, expanded intercultural communication skills, an opportunity to use computer skills in a new environment, and a professional reference.
CausesCommunity Computers & Technology Education & Literacy Employment General Service Homeless & Housing Poverty & Basic Needs Seniors Veterans & Military Families Women
SkillsHelp w/People Learning/Education Mentoring Office Work Tutoring Communications Job Readiness Teaching

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Shifts (2)

MorningThu, May 28 9:00amThu, May 28 12:00pm0/10Over
AfternoonThu, May 28 12:00pmThu, May 28 4:00pm0/5Over