With such a small staff team, our volunteers are an integral part of Forward Training Center’s daily operations. Without the help of the giving people in our community, our mission and programs simply wouldn’t be possible!
Giving back to your local community has endless benefits. If you are looking to make a difference and find a community with varying time commitments, you’re at the right place!
One of our most frequently asked questions are focused on what different ways people can get involved, and what volunteer areas are we in most need at any given time. Read on for some of our most-needed positions!
Our mentorship program is a huge component of our classes, specifically in Jobs for Life. Not only is this a huge accountability factor for our students, but it’s what makes our organization so different. We want to encourage and teach life-changing skills, but we also want to build trust, relationships and family components with our amazing students.
Mentorships help students realize the potential that they already have within them, and keep motivation up to finish the course strong!
Our classes help teach career-growth skills in a variety of ways. One of the biggest ways we do this in each class is hosting guest speakers such as business owners and community leaders.
This helps our students learn valuable career skills and more information about the hiring process.
An easy way to make a huge impact is by assisting our team with mock interviews! While we would love to do it ourselves, someone who doesn’t teach the class or mentor students is the best way to encourage professional, accurate interviewing techniques! This volunteer position is very low time-commitment.
As a local nonprofit, a huge portion of our funds come from annual fundraising events. We often find that we need help making the details of these events come together, such as set up and take down!
Videography and Photography
Photos and videos are a huge component to our marketing and social media. Having up-to-date professional imagery and video allows us to convey our message to potential students, partners and volunteers! If you have a hobby but would love to give back, we’d love to have you.
Our volunteers are amazing, and we can’t thank them enough! If you are interested in joining a group of rockstar volunteers that joyfully serve the Lord and make a difference in our community every day, please contact us!