Community Volunteering

Community Volunteering is a great way to use your talents to help SHRM-Atlanta support organizations in need within the metro-Atlanta community. SHRM-Atlanta has partnered with the following organizations, with various opportunities to volunteer as part of Team SHRM-Atlanta throughout the year.

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21st Century Leaders

Key Volunteer Times March; other opportunities TBD

21st Century Leaders is a collaboration of business and professional leaders inspiring high school students to take on leadership positions, explore career opportunities, and give back to their communities by connecting them with a diverse group of enthusiastic peers, passionate professionals and powerful ideas, transforming their skills, attitudes, and abilities through training and hands-on experiences. 

High School Students (rising sophomore, junior or senior) apply to attend one of 21st Century Leaders one-week residential Summer Institutes during open enrollment: from January to March.  Team SHRM-Atlanta Volunteers are asked to help conduct student interviews mid-March for selection into the Summer Institute programs. Team SHRM-Atlanta Volunteer interviewers receive interview questions and a scoring rubric from which to score each student candidate. Volunteers attend student interviews, held after school at a partnering corporate office. If selected into one of their summer leadership institutes, students then begin their leadership journey with access to multiple leadership opportunities throughout their high school career.

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Super Bowl LIII - Atlanta Host Committee

Key Volunteer Times One-on-One Interviews Summer 2018; Orientation & Kickoff Events Fall 2018; Role-specific training Late 2018 and early 2019

As Atlanta gears up to welcome the NFL in 2019, The Atlanta Host Committee will be looking for a group of high energy, passionate volunteers. These super-friendly and dedicated ambassadors for our city will be responsible for making the kind of lasting impressions that are forever memorable. Our goal with the volunteer program is to take the words ‘southern hospitality’ to new heights and provide the kind of warm, hearty welcome to all visitors that is synonymous with Atlanta.  

SHRM-Atlanta is a designated partner of the Super Bowl Volunteer Program. There are a variety of volunteer roles from which to choose, including assisting with face-to-face interviews of volunteer candidates and volunteer coordinators. Volunteer areas include Host Committee events, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, transportation hubs, hotels, and the volunteer headquarters. Responsibilities include greeting, way-finding and volunteer headquarters support. 

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Junior Achievement

Key Volunteer Times February and September

Every year more than 30,000 middle school students from Atlanta Public Schools, DeKalb County Schools, Fulton County Schools and Marietta City Schools have the opportunity to take part in JA BizTown and JA Finance Park. Located in the heart of downtown Atlanta, inside of the Georgia World Congress Center, the high-impact education center allows middle school students to experience learning like never before. Following a series of in-class lessons, JA BizTown creates an unmatched experience where 6th grade students are able to interact within a simulated economy and take on the challenge of fueling a business. Here, students not only discover the intricacies of being a professional and member of the community, but also discover the abundance of opportunities available within their city.

Volunteer Role: You will share your life experiences to coach a small group of students through their day to help bring the simulation to life.

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Georgia Justice Project

Key Volunteer Times Varies

Georgia Justice Project strengthens our community by demonstrating a better way to represent and support individuals in the criminal justice system and reduce barriers to reentry. GJP promotes innovative change through direct legal representation, policy advocacy, education, and coalition building.  

SHRM-Atlanta volunteers help by participating as panelists during job readiness workshops and provide career coaching and resume reviews.

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WorkSource Atlanta 

Key Volunteer Times Varies

WorkSource Atlanta offers a number of career, education, and training services to help participants prepare for and obtain work. Services offered includes Career Counseling, Career Assessment Testing, Job Readiness and Interview Skills Training, Resume Workshops, Funding for Job Training, Paid and Unpaid Internships, Job Placement Assistance, Summer Training and Employment Program for Youth.

The 100,000 Opportunities InitiativeTM 
Key Volunteer Dates: May 3, 2018

The 100,000 Opportunities Initiative is a coalition of more than 50 U.S. companies including FedEx, HMSHost, Starbucks, Yum! Brands, Walmart and more. The initiative has selected Atlanta for its next Opportunity Youth Hiring Fair, occurring on Tuesday, May 3rd. The day long job and resource fair will provide youth with hundreds of on-the-spot interviews and employment offers, and access to career resources, resume development, practice interviews, assistance creating online candidate profiles, as well as mentoring and coaching support.  

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STEP Forward 
Key Volunteer Times: May 5, 2018
WorkSource Atlanta's Youth Summer Employment Program is STEP Forward. This program focuses on providing youth ages 14-24 with internships with Atlanta businesses. 
Each spring, in partnership with SHRM-Atlanta, WorkSource Atlanta provides work readiness skills training to prepare the youth for the internship opportunities.

Approximately 100 in-school youth will attend the work readiness workshops; Team SHRM-Atlanta will need 20 volunteers to run a successful event. There will be multiple 45-minute workshop topics taught concurrently, so Team SHRM-Atlanta volunteers will have options to be facilitators or mock interviewers. The curriculum is already developed, and volunteers are needed to assist in delivering the sessions or be available or 1:1 mock interviews. The workshop topics are “The Resume”, “How to Ace the Interview” and “How to Keep A Job”. 

Once you sign-up, a SHRM-Atlanta volunteer member will reach out to you to confirm whether you would prefer being a facilitator, mock interviewer, or both.  The training presentations, mock interview guides and/or any other necessary details will also be shared at this time.

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