Youth Guidance

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Teens

Types of Help Needed: College and Career Assistance

Service Opportunity Details: Youth Guidance’s Youth Workforce Development program hosts quarterly job readiness workshops for high school students. The half-day workshops draw 25-50 participants from across multiple schools, many of whom reside in communities confronting high unemployment and low educational attainment. Volunteers will assist at these events by welcoming and ushering participants between activities, co-facilitating workshops (curriculum provided by Youth Guidance), and assisting with career panels, mock-interviews, and resume review. This opportunity is best for groups of adults who are comfortable with coaching and encouraging youth, as well as those who are eager to share about their own educational or professional journey.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Half-day career workshops often take place on Mondays or Fridays when CPS schools are not in session. They typically last 4 hours. The events are held on a quarterly basis between September – May.

Contact Info: Staff: Michael Bergstrom, Sr. Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations,, (312) 994-8122

Other Information: Orientation will be provided to volunteers prior to the event.