Worklink volunteers will come from a variety of backgrounds but are perhaps likely to come with human resources, professional and/or business skills and will probably have experience in related areas.
We will help match the time availability, professional skills and work preferences of each volunteer to the services required by specific employers and jobseeker groups. We operate a very flexible approach to participation based on individual volunteer background and time availability
Volunteer company advisors work with interested employers to identify potential job placement opportunities and source appropriate programmes from state and other bodies, providing relevant information and advice on best practice in recruitment and people management. Worklink company advisor volunteers will help to organise and run events aimed at providing information for SME's on labour activation measures, incentives, and recruitment from the live register, as well as developing resources and policy documents with our partners in the business community. There may also be opportunities for some Company Advisors with strong recruitment experience to act as Business Mentors to individual unemployed jobseekers who are looking for opportunities in their sector.
Volunteer career coaches Worklink coaches participate in various information, training and coaching activities including running workshops, CV advice sessions, Mock interviews and one to one career coaching for the long-term unemployed. We also work with partner organisations to add capacity to their programmes - some of our partners in Dublin include JobCare, Dress for Success and the IE Network.
We engage other Worklink volunteers who wish to contribute their particular services and skills to the jobs agenda and Worklink’s objectives e.g. in marketing, sectoral leadership, research, training etc.