Employment & Volunteering

    Results: 48

  • Advocacy/Ombudsman Volunteer Opportunities (1)
    PX-1850.4000-030

    Advocacy/Ombudsman Volunteer Opportunities

    PX-1850.4000-030

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite skills and experience who are willing to work on a voluntary basis without remuneration as advocates who intercede on behalf of individuals and/or groups to ensure that they receive the benefits and services to which they are entitled and to investigate complaints against corporations, universities, nonprofit organizations, government entities and non-governmental organizations that may be infringing on the rights of individuals. Volunteers in this position may help patients and family members investigate and solve problems with health care providers; advocate for the best interests of individuals with disabilities; provide information and assistance that empowers victims of abuse or other types of crimes to act for themselves (and, if necessary, intercede on their behalf); provide support for crime victims in court proceedings; and serve as advocates for other vulnerable populations.
  • Career Change Counseling (2)
    ND-2000.1500-140

    Career Change Counseling

    ND-2000.1500-140

    Programs that provide information and guidance for people who want to develop skills in a different occupational area than the one in which they have been working and who need to re-evaluate their aptitude, abilities and interests to select the most appropriate new option.
  • Career Counseling (58)
    ND-2000.1500-160

    Career Counseling

    ND-2000.1500-160

    Programs that provide information and guidance for people who need to evaluate their aptitude, abilities and interests in order to choose a vocation or career and select the type of training that will enable them to obtain and progress in positions in the public or private sector that are productive and fulfilling.
  • Career Development (4)
    ND-2000.1500

    Career Development

    ND-2000.1500

    Programs that help people make appropriate decisions regarding the sequence of occupational roles or work experiences through which they will move during their working lives.
  • Career Exploration (4)
    ND-2000.1500-180

    Career Exploration

    ND-2000.1500-180

    Programs that provide opportunities for people to investigate their occupational interests through simulated job experiences such as role playing; career mentoring, i.e., pairing professionals and people interested in that occupation; and job shadowing, a work-based learning experience that allows a visitor to follow a host during a typical day (or other period of time) observing and asking questions about a particular career. Also included are police explorer programs, fire cadet explorer programs, and other similar groups which provide opportunities for youth who may be interested in pursuing a career in these fields as adults to gain experience in the area.
  • Classroom Training (9)
    ND-2000.3500-150

    Classroom Training

    ND-2000.3500-150

    Programs that offer employment related training courses, generally in a traditional classroom setting, which provide participants with the technical skills and information they need to perform a particular job or group of jobs. The training has a structured, defined curriculum and may feature lectures, demonstrations, simulations, role-playing, self-study and other similar activities. Classroom style training is also the primary format used for training in the "soft skills" that are required to get a job, stay employed and advance.
  • Comprehensive Job Assistance Centers (42)
    ND-1500

    Comprehensive Job Assistance Centers

    ND-1500

    One-stop centers that provide an array of employment and training services in a convenient, easily accessible location. Services may include job counseling, testing and assessment; resume preparation assistance, interview training and other prejob guidance services; job matching and referral; unemployment insurance and job registration; labor market and career information; information on financial aid for education and training; and referral for job training, transportation, child care, personal and financial counseling, health care and other human services resources in the community.
  • Crime Prevention Volunteer Opportunities (2)
    PX-1850.1600

    Crime Prevention Volunteer Opportunities

    PX-1850.1600

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals who are willing to work on a voluntary basis without remuneration on projects whose objective is to reduce crime and the fear of crime, either generally or among representatives of a specific population, e.g., older adults.
  • Day Labor (2)
    ND-3600.0400-180

    Day Labor

    ND-3600.0400-180

    Programs that provide safe places for day laborers to wait to be picked up or otherwise assist people to obtain skilled or unskilled work that is available and paid for by the day.
  • Disability Related Center Based Employment (13)
    ND-6500.1800

    Disability Related Center Based Employment

    ND-6500.1800

    Programs that provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and practice work skills in a separate and supported environment. Participants may be involved in the program on a transitional or ongoing basis, and are paid for their work, generally under a piecework arrangement. The nature of the work and the types of disabilities represented in the workforce vary widely by program and by the area in which the organization is located. Individuals participate in center-based employment for a variety of reasons including severity of disability, need for additional training or experience, need for a protected environment and/or lack of availability of community-based employment.
  • Disaster/Emergency Services Volunteer Opportunities (1)
    PX-1900

    Disaster/Emergency Services Volunteer Opportunities

    PX-1900

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite skills and experience who are willing to work on a voluntary basis without remuneration in communities that have been devastated by a major fire, flood, hurricane, earthquake, tornado, tsunami, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, drought, famine, explosion or nuclear accident, the outbreak of civil unrest, or other large-scale emergency of natural or human origin that disrupts the community's normal functioning. Volunteers may offer their services prior to an emergency and wait to be called to provide assistance; or may make contact following the emergency if they recognize that their skills are needed.
  • Discrimination Assistance (3)
    FT-1800

    Discrimination Assistance

    FT-1800

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been treated unfairly or denied normal privileges based on their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.
  • Employment Discrimination Assistance (5)
    FT-1800.1850

    Employment Discrimination Assistance

    FT-1800.1850

    Programs that provide assistance for people who believe that they have been denied equal access to employment or that they have been treated unfairly as employees, i.e., that they were sexually harassed or denied equal pay for equal work, passed over for a promotion, denied training opportunities or fired on the basis of their age, gender, race or ethnic origin, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital status. Also included are programs that provide assistance for job applicants who feel they have been denied employment because of a military service obligation or help restore job seniority and pension rights which have been withheld from military service personnel because of an absence from work due to a service obligation.
  • Employment Preparation (6)
    ND-2000

    Employment Preparation

    ND-2000

    Programs that provide assistance for people who need information, guidance and/or training in specific job-related skills to make appropriate occupational choices and secure and retain positions that effectively utilize their abilities.
  • Employment Related Advocacy Groups (3)
    TD-1600.1790

    Employment Related Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.1790

    Organizations that advocate for or oppose measures that affect the terms or conditions of employment or the workplace environment. These measures may address equal pay standards; minimum/living wage requirements; occupational health and safety concerns; worker/employer rights; employee benefits including workplace child care; employment discrimination based on age, race, gender, or ethnic background; affirmative action/equal opportunity practices; sexual harassment on the job; workplace violence; hours issues including a shortened work week and flexible work hours; telecommuting; unemployment benefits; self-employment; and other similar issues.
  • Entrepreneurial Training (5)
    TB-0900.0650-200

    Entrepreneurial Training

    TB-0900.0650-200

    Programs that provide intensive training in business management skills for individuals who want to start their own business or who are operating a fledgling business. The training addresses topics such as how to establish a business, how to obtain necessary permits and licenses, how to arrange for insurance coverage, how to write a business plan, and how to run a successful business. Entrepreneurship is the process of creating a business idea and turning it into a thriving enterprise.
  • Ex-Offender Employment Programs (1)
    ND-6500.1950

    Ex-Offender Employment Programs

    ND-6500.1950

    Programs that provide comprehensive support services for ex-offenders who need assistance preparing for, finding and retaining paid employment. Services may include vocational assessment; guidance relating to resume preparation, job application letters and questionnaires, interview techniques, appropriate dress and personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; job skills development support; job placement assistance; limited periods of subsidized employment, where necessary; and/or on-the-job support, as required, by a personal case manager who may visit the individual while at work, meet with the person's supervisor and/or co-workers and provide whatever assistance the ex-offender needs to meet the challenges of entering the workforce and retain his or her position.
  • Government Boards/Commissions Volunteer Opportunities (1)
    PX-1500.2500

    Government Boards/Commissions Volunteer Opportunities

    PX-1500.2500

    Government offices or other community groups that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite skills and experience who are willing to serve on a government board or commission or in another type of advisory capacity on a voluntary basis without remuneration.
  • Guardians ad Litem Volunteer Opportunities (1)
    PX-1850.2500

    Guardians ad Litem Volunteer Opportunities

    PX-1850.2500

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals with the requisite skills and experience who are willing to work as court appointed special advocates on a voluntary basis without remuneration representing the interests of abused, neglected or abandoned children involved in family court proceedings.
  • Health/Disability Related Support Groups (62)
    PN-8100.3000

    Health/Disability Related Support Groups

    PN-8100.3000

    Mutual support groups whose members are people who have specific disabilities, illnesses or other health conditions, their families and friends. The groups meet in-person, by telephone or via the Internet; and provide an opportunity for participants to share information, resources, practical tips for daily living and encouragement about issues related to the disability or health problem.
  • Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs (13)
    ND-6500.3300

    Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs

    ND-6500.3300

    Programs that provide comprehensive support services for immigrants and refugees who need assistance to prepare for, find and retain paid employment. Services may include vocational assessment, job search assistance, professional mentoring programs and other levels of initial and ongoing support. The emphasis is on preparing individuals for the expectations of employment in a new country and in particular, to obtain recognition for professional experience secured in another country and to obtain initial work experience in their new country.
  • Internship Programs (16)
    ND-2000.3500-330

    Internship Programs

    ND-2000.3500-330

    Programs that provide opportunities for advanced students, recent graduates or candidates for licensure in a professional field to gain practical or clinical experience in their chosen career prior to seeking gainful employment or practicing their profession. In some fields such as social work and marriage and family counseling, internships are requirements for licensure.
  • Job Interview Training (36)
    ND-2000.6500-340

    Job Interview Training

    ND-2000.6500-340

    Programs that provide individual or group training for people who want to learn to be effective in job interview situations.
  • Job Search/Placement (71)
    ND-3500.3600

    Job Search/Placement

    ND-3500.3600

    Programs that maintain listings of available employment opportunities and assign a staff member to help people who are searching for a position to choose and obtain the most suitable option.
  • Job Training Formats (28)
    ND-2000.3500

    Job Training Formats

    ND-2000.3500

    Programs that offer apprenticeships, training through business practice firms, classroom training, internships, on-the-job training, work experience or other formats for training that prepares people for specific types of employment. The training may feature formal instruction in an institutional classroom setting, hands-on experience at a job site under varying arrangements or a combination of the two as the means by which trainees acquire the skills required to perform the job.
  • Labor and Employment Law (7)
    FT-4150

    Labor and Employment Law

    FT-4150

    Programs that provide legal assistance for people who want to establish employment practices that will minimize or eliminate problems in the employment area or who need to resolve a dispute or initiate or respond to litigation which relates to their role as employers or employees, their rights and obligations. Labor and employment law deals with a variety of issues including ADA compliance, wage and hour compliance, workplace health and safety, interview and hiring practices, employee contracts, employee benefits, maternity/paternity leaves, medical leaves, supervision and discipline, workplace privacy, workplace violence, sexual harassment and wrongful termination.
  • Labor Standards and Practices (3)
    DF-8000.4500

    Labor Standards and Practices

    DF-8000.4500

    Programs that establish and enforce legislation which protects the working public from exploitation and unsafe working conditions.
  • Mentoring Programs (15)
    PH-1400.5000

    Mentoring Programs

    PH-1400.5000

    Programs that provide companionship, guidance and/or role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment.
  • Mentoring Services Volunteer Opportunities (4)
    PX-2300.1700-500

    Mentoring Services Volunteer Opportunities

    PX-2300.1700-500

    Organizations that are actively seeking individuals who are willing, on a voluntary basis without remuneration, to provide companionship and guidance and/or serve as role models for individuals who are disadvantaged because of age, income, physical or developmental disabilities or family environment. Some programs may be looking specifically for male or female adult volunteers to serve as mentors for young men or women from families in which adult figures of the same gender are absent or only available on a limited and inadequate basis or who are troubled and at risk for delinquency; or for people who are willing to serve as peer role models. Also included are volunteer opportunities for career mentors, i.e., professionals who are willing to be paired with people who have an interest in their occupation/job.
  • Military Transition Assistance Programs (14)
    TM-5200

    Military Transition Assistance Programs

    TM-5200

    Programs that provide guidance and information regarding benefits, services and outplacement assistance for active duty separtees and retirees and their family members returning to civilian life with the objective of making the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible. Services may include benefits counseling, employment search and placement assistance, relocation services, financial planning assistance, eligibility information regarding medical and dental insurance coverage and other forms of assistance to facilitate adjustment to civilian life. Special employment transition assistance includes certification of job skills and experience; information about applying active duty job skills and experience to private sector employment; information about geographic areas of relocation including the labor market and cost of living; identification and location of employment and training opportunities; instruction in resume preparation, job analysis and interview techniques; and information about loans and grants to facilitate acquisition of employment. Also included are programs that help National Guard and Reserve personnel who have been activated for deployment resolve issues pertaining to duty requirements and employment benefits.
  • Occupational/Professional Licensing and Certification (2)
    DF-4500.6300

    Occupational/Professional Licensing and Certification

    DF-4500.6300

    Programs that establish and enforce licensing and certification standards for the trades and professions that are subject to regulation, review applications for licenses, administer examinations to demonstrate competency, issue or deny licenses and/or revoke licenses and certificates or take disciplinary action for noncompliance with standards.
  • On the Job Training (8)
    ND-2000.3500-630

    On the Job Training

    ND-2000.3500-630

    Programs that identify public or private sector employers that are willing to take on trainees who learn to perform the tasks that are associated with their position at the work site using the actual tools, equipment, documents and materials that they will use when fully trained. OJT trainees work under the supervision of skilled employees who serve as instructors following a training plan established by the employee, the employer and an external agency, if matching wages are being paid by that agency; and are engaged in productive work and earn a wage as they are trained. Employers may be offered cash training reimbursements (subsidized wages) or other incentives to hire difficult-to-employ individuals and are generally expected to hire the trainees upon successful completion of the training.
  • Prevocational Training (9)
    ND-2000.6600

    Prevocational Training

    ND-2000.6600

    Programs that provide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with disabilities (including mental health issues) who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; and develop the basic manual, academic and communications skills that are needed to acquire basic job skills.
  • Regional Occupational Programs (2)
    HH-9000.7100

    Regional Occupational Programs

    HH-9000.7100

    Programs offered by participating high schools which provide training in specific occupational skills that is more specialized than that provided in basic vocational courses, but less specialized and varied than that available through the regional occupational centers. The program is regionalized in that specialized training offered at one high school is available to students in neighboring schools.
  • Resume Preparation Assistance (50)
    ND-2000.6500-700

    Resume Preparation Assistance

    ND-2000.6500-700

    Programs that provide individual or group training for people who want to learn to present their skills, education and previous work experience effectively in a written resume or vita.
  • RSVP Program (1)
    ND-9200.8000-700

    RSVP Program

    ND-9200.8000-700

    Programs that provide part-time opportunities for individuals age 55 and older to serve in a diverse range of nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and faith-based organizations where they may mentor at-risk youth, organize neighborhood watch programs, test drinking water for contaminants, teach English to immigrants, lend their business skills to community groups that provide critical social services, or engage in other activities that benefit the communities in which they live. RSVP volunteers receive no stipend for their work but may be reimbursed for meals and transportation. Local organizations, both public and private, receive grants to sponsor and operate RSVP projects in their community. The RSVP Program is part of Senior Corps, a network of programs administered by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Supported Employment (9)
    ND-6500.8120

    Supported Employment

    ND-6500.8120

    Programs that find paid, meaningful work in a variety of community-based settings for people who have disabilities and which assign a "job coach" to work side-by-side with each client to interface with the employer and other employees, and provide training in basic job skills and work-related behaviors, assistance with specific tasks as needed and whatever other initial or ongoing support is required to ensure that the individual retains competitive employment. Included are individual placement models in which a job coach works on-the-job with a single individual and group models such as enclaves (which are self-contained work units of people needing support) and mobile work crews, in which a group of workers with disabilities receives continuous support and supervision from supported employment personnel. In the enclave model, groups of people with disabilities are trained to work as a team alongside employees in the host business supported by a specially trained on-site supervisor, who may work either for the host company or the placement agency. A variation of the enclave approach is called the "dispersed enclave" and is used in service industries (e.g., restaurants and hotels). Each person works on a separate job, and the group is dispersed throughout the company. In the mobile work crew model, a small team of people with disabilities works as a self-contained business and undertakes contract work such as landscaping and gardening projects. The crew works at various locations in a variety of settings within the community under the supervision of a job coach.
  • Training and Employment Programs (2)
    ND-6500

    Training and Employment Programs

    ND-6500

    Programs that provide job development, job training, job search, job placement, specialized job situations and other supportive services for individuals and groups who are having difficulty finding paid employment. These programs especially target people who have minimal job skills, veterans, older workers, youth, ex-offenders, public assistance recipients, refugees/immigrants, members of minority groups and others who are vocationally disadvantaged. Included are government-subsidized programs and those offered through the private sector.
  • Unemployment Insurance (2)
    NS-9000

    Unemployment Insurance

    NS-9000

    Programs that provide partial income replacement for a limited period of time for eligible individuals who become unemployed.
  • Vocational Assessment (19)
    ND-2000.9000

    Vocational Assessment

    ND-2000.9000

    Programs that administer tests which measure an individual's skills, abilities, interests, personality traits and other attributes for success in different occupational areas or specific positions. Also included are programs that allow people to "try out" jobs in the community for short periods of time to determine whether there is a fit and, in the case of people with disabilities, to determine the type of supports the individual might require to succeed if hired for that type of job.
  • Vocational Centers (8)
    HH-9000.8750

    Vocational Centers

    HH-9000.8750

    Programs, often operated by community adult schools or other secondary or postsecondary educational entities, that offer specialized education and training related to any of a variety of occupational areas for adults who may have high school diplomas and for selected high school students or high-school-age youngsters who have the permission of a school counselor.
  • Vocational Education (18)
    HH-9000

    Vocational Education

    HH-9000

    Secondary or postsecondary education programs available in regular or trade high schools or through separate vocational centers or programs that provide formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical or professional occupations for high-school-aged students and, in some cases, adults who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry. Vocational education programs help participants prepare for full-time employment upon graduation, part-time employment while in school or for more advanced vocational training at the postsecondary level.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (30)
    ND-9000

    Vocational Rehabilitation

    ND-9000

    Programs that enable individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.
  • Volunteer Recruitment/Placement (4)
    PW-9000

    Volunteer Recruitment/Placement

    PW-9000

    Programs that identify individuals who have chosen to work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration in one of the human service fields and which systematically evaluate the skills, talents and personalities of recruited volunteers and match them with human service agencies that need voluntary support.
  • Volunteer Training (1)
    PW-9100

    Volunteer Training

    PW-9100

    Programs that prepare individuals who have chosen to work on a full or part-time basis without remuneration in one of the human service fields for the specific type of volunteer activity in which they are interested. The program includes an orientation to and training in specific roles and responsibilities, and may include information about the general role, functions and policies of a specific agency if the volunteer is aware of his or her placement.
  • Welfare to Work Programs (12)
    ND-6500.9500

    Welfare to Work Programs

    ND-6500.9500

    Programs operated by state agencies or local jurisdictions that offer employment training and supportive services (such as child care, transportation costs, ancillary expenses and personal counseling) for people who are receiving public assistance through the TANF program in an effort to help them become self-supporting. Private organizations, often under contract with a public agency, may be involved in both the provision of training and on-the-job work experience (including volunteering in nonprofit agencies). Public assistance recipients are required to participate in designated program activities a minimum number of hours per week in order to receive their monthly income support payment and supplemental payments for support services.
  • WIOA Programs (4)
    ND-6500.9600

    WIOA Programs

    ND-6500.9600

    Programs funded through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 that provide work-readiness training for youth age 14 through 24 from low-income households or are at risk of dropping out of school; and adults age 18 and older who are low-income and/or receiving public assistance and are unemployed. The goal is to prepare youth for high school graduation, post-secondary education and, ultimately, a career. Specific components of the WIA program may focus on special populations with unique employment problems including Native Americans, veterans, migrant and seasonal farm workers, dislocated workers and people who are homeless.
  • Work Experience (6)
    ND-2000.3500-950

    Work Experience

    ND-2000.3500-950

    Programs that place people in actual employment situations in order to give them an opportunity to demonstrate their competence and skills, gain practical experience in a field for which they have been trained and/or develop new skills that will be beneficial with respect to future employment opportunities. People are placed on a short-term basis and, if remuneration is involved, are paid by the sponsoring agency rather than by the employer or through a cost-sharing arrangement.
 
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