Volunteer

Online Volunteers Needed to Practice Interview Skills

Volunteers needed to practice interviewing skills virtually with students via Zoom. Volunteers will work with the students following graduation from BEST’s Healthcare Environmental Services Worker Training Program. This program prepares students for in-demand hospital housekeeping jobs in the Boston area.

When:

  • November 22, 23, 24, between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM
  • November 29-December 3, between 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM

Commitment:
2-10 hours/week

Volunteers must attend one of the following training sessions:

  • Thursday, November 18 3:00-4:00 PM
  • Friday, November 19 10:00-11:00 AM

If interested in volunteering, please email Lori Sylvia at .

Career Counselor/Job Seeker Training Program Volunteer

BEST Hospitality Training is a non-profit workforce development organization focused on the hospitality and healthcare industries and affiliated with UNITE HERE Local 26. It is our goal to prepare and place our students into quality jobs, namely jobs that provide living wages, benefits, and career pathways. Our volunteer will provide a high level of participation in our job seeker training programs, and will offer career support, job placement, and job retention services to our clients.

Position Title: Career Counselor/Job Seeker Training Program Volunteer

Location: Majority is virtual; occasional in-person at Boston or Medford sites

Hours: Part-Time, flexible hours

Requirements:

  • Interest in working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with positive and enthusiastic demeanor.
  • Strong technology skills and the patience to work with individuals remotely using technology.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the selection process of our job seeker classes, screening applicants and determining their program compatibility.
  • Assist clients with resume and cover letter preparation, submitting online applications, and preparing them for interviews.
  • Assist with class preparation, online classes, administrative duties, and more.

This volunteer opportunity will provide exposure to the full-cycle employment process from selection, training, application, placement, to retention. It will also allow the volunteer to work with an online adult education program serving a diverse population.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, please email your resume and cover letter to: Lori Sylvia at .

Online ESL/Computer/Citizenship Tutors Needed

Boston Education, Skills & Training (BEST) is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with adult immigrants to improve their English and computer skills, and prepare for the US citizenship test.

If you’re fluent in English, interested in education, and passionate about helping others, this is a wonderful opportunity! Volunteers will be supported by a volunteer coordinator and provided a wealth of resources. We ask you to please make a commitment ranging from 30-60 minutes per week for a minimum of six months. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable teaching skills, learn about other cultures, and empower students in the community.

Main Responsibilities (depending on volunteer interest):

  • Providing one-on-one online tutoring to students in English, citizenship, or computer skills
  • Assisting teachers in online English, citizenship, or computer classes

Experience that is helpful, but not required:

  • Tutoring or teaching experience
  • Familiarity using virtual meeting platforms and online tools
  • Knowledge of a second language

All volunteers participate in an online volunteer orientation. If interested, please complete this form. For any questions, please contact Julia Benner or Huiling Chen.

Julia Benner
English Instructor and Volunteer Coordinator
AmeriCorps Member

jbenner@BESThtc.org

Huiling Chen
Program Manager
hchen@BESThtc.org

Internship

Career Counselor/Job Seeker Training Program Internship

BEST Hospitality Training is a non-profit workforce development organization focused on the hospitality and healthcare industries and affiliated with UNITE HERE Local 26. It is our goal to prepare and place our students into quality jobs, namely jobs that provide living wages, benefits, and career pathways. Our Intern will provide a high level of participation in our job seeker training programs, and will offer career support, job placement, and job retention services to our clients.

Position Title: Career Counselor/Job Seeker Training Program Intern

Location: Majority is virtual; occasional in-person at Boston or Medford sites

Hours: Part-Time, flexible hours, may include some evenings; willing to offer number of hours required by school

Requirements:

  • Interest in working with diverse populations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a positive and enthusiastic demeanor.
  • Strong technology skills and the patience to work with individuals remotely using technology.
  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and willing to take initiative.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the selection process of our job seeker classes, screening applicants and determining their program compatibility.
  • Assist clients with resume and cover letter preparation, submitting online applications, and preparing them for interviews.
  • Facilitate career development training and workshops.
  • Assist with class preparation, online classes, administrative duties, and more.

Supervisors: Lori Sylvia, Apprenticeship Director, and Dorrie Nord, Lead Skills Instructor

Compensation

This internship will allow students to gain professional work experience in a collaborative, team environment. It will provide exposure to the full-cycle employment process from selection, training, application, placement, to retention. It will also allow the students to use Salesforce, and experience online adult education with a diverse population. This internship is particularly relevant for those majoring in Psychology, Counseling, Education, Human Services, Social Work, Sociology & Social Change, Global Studies, Human Resources, and Business Management.

This is an unpaid internship and the students must be receiving school or academic credit for the internship.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this internship, please email your resume and cover letter to: Lori Sylvia at .

 

New American Integration Program AmeriCorps Member

Service Description

The NAIP Career Coach will work with the BEST Hospitality Training team to provide a high level of career coaching services, support, job placement, and job retention assistance for clients. The NAIP Career Coach will work directly with clients and perform other duties as needed.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Using a structured and approved curriculum, conduct comprehensive sessions of career development training and workshops to prepare students for positions in the healthcare and hospitality industries.
  • Provide computer instruction to students enrolled in our job seeker program, as needed.- Manage and participate in the selection process to screen applicants and determine program compatibility.
  • Manage a client caseload, maintaining appropriate level of contact with clients based on their needs and goals with timely submission of student applications in order to achieve all target outcomes.
  • Take a lead role in tracking and reporting coaching activities.
  • Maintain client files and protect confidentiality of information.
  • Travel at least once/month for NAIP member meetings.
  • Make a full-time, 11-month commitment.
Qualifications
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a positive and enthusiastic demeanor
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Office suite with an emphasis on MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience in data entry, tracking, and analysis.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Interest in and commitment to national and community service
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Must be a US Citizen, US National or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Must be willing to undergo a National Service Criminal History Check, including screenings through the National Sex Offender Public Website, a name-based search of the statewide criminal history registry both in Massachusetts and your state of residence upon application to our program, and a fingerprint-based FBI check

Apply

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