Operation Kickstart (Operation Kickstart Seeking Qualified Volunteers to Assist the Unemployed)Organization Name: Operation Kickstart
Opportunity Title: Operation Kickstart Seeking Qualified Volunteers to Assist the Unemployed
Category: Counselling / Support / Mentoring
Commitment: One Day / Special Event
Start Date: September 1, 2015
End Date: July 1, 2019
OPERATION KICKSTART, a non profit society, reg’d in 1996, is seeking 5 volunteers. Applicants need to be retired, with at least 2 references, aged 50 + and a university degree. We assist the unemployed, teaching basic digital skills and providing those job seekers with access to computers, to search the internet for jobs. Our program assist with resume writng, cover letters, strategies for interviews. Each accepted applicant is assigned a case worker whose task it is to mentor that applicant. All volunteers shall attend a training course of several hours. Volunteers must be able to attend our offices on 3rd street sw, for at least 1 day a week. Office hours are from 9-noon and 1-4. Tasks of volunteers will be to answer phones, assist walk ins with filling out applications, setting appointments for classes. Calgary is in the midst of serious challenge as the economy is staggering and many need our help. FINDING A JOB IS A JOB-we cannot help everyone but our mission is to make sure serious job hunters have basic computers skills and direction of how to search online for jobs. Help us help these deserving people.