The Wokingham Job Support Centre provides free and confidential support to job seekers in Wokingham and Bracknell Forest. There are looking to take on new Volunteer Advisors to help deliver their essential service. The role involves; advising and assisting job seekers on a 1:1 basis with all activities involved in finding a new position, specifically working on CV writing, interview skills, search strategy, form filling, and use of IT for social media, search, e-mail and word processing. Helping to build and maintain client confidence is key to this role as well. Volunteer will need to be able to cover a two hour shift on a weekday. Volunteers must have an understanding of the needs and concerns of job seekers. Recent experience in a related field - eg recruitment and selection, mentoring – desirable but not essential, as is knowledge of social media.Effective interpersonal, listening and communication skills, organisational and planning ability, use of IT. Ability to relate with clients from all backgrounds. Objectivity, sensitivity, integrity, initiative and assertiveness all required in the role.
Possible opportunity to run workshops.

Elevate is part of Wokingham Borough council. It helps bring together organisations who help young people and adults to find employment and training by providing careers advice and guidance, IT support, workshops and work experience. They are looking for Job Shop Volunteers to help a young person or adult to look for job vacancies, education and training opportunities. This may include the Elevate website, the internet, local papers, business websites, shop windows etc. The volunteer will need good communication and mentoring skills, a non-judgemental approach and enjoy helping people. Ability to use the internet and a PC is a must. Some understanding of CV writing would be useful but this will be included in the training. This role will take place on Tuesdays from 12pm-4pm.

Do you feel you have the skills to mentor a young person and help them getting into employment? Have you got experience of running your own business? The Princes Trust works with disadvantaged young people to help into employment, training or education and they are looking for volunteers to support disadvantaged young people completing their Exploring Enterprise programme who have told us they want to start up their own businesses – whatever that business may be and no matter whether big or small. The volunteer mentor would be expected to meet up with the young person they were mentoring roughly twice a month at a mutually convenient time and then they can Skype/email/have phone calls if needed between these meetings. They are looking for volunteers who can commit on a long term basis and can be approachable, empathetic and a good role model.

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