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January 15, 2010

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January 15, 2010

I registered for the month long job readiness training in Nov. With the tools I learned from class, I was able to narrow my job search and apply for exactly what I wanted! I learned how to answer difficult questions in an interview, how to prepare for the interview, and started my new job in early Dec. The staff at Jacobs Ladder are very encouraging, very resourceful, and go out of their way to help all who need it. Since beginning my new career , I have come back to volunteer my mornings to help others. I am thankful everyday for the opportunities and support that were given to me at Jacobs Ladder and will continue to give back as much as possible.

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All the materials we studied were needed for my interview. All the mock interviews with the volunteers and staff helped me to be more prepared. Excellent customer service!!!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The encouragement, and support was never ending. The advice and practice for preparation was priceless!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Were very encouraging, sturn but caring. Assisting in anyway possible. I was given the training that I did not expect (in a great way), useful advice and resources to help me succeed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

I would make that much more of an impact with all the new opportunities for entrepreneurials, GED, and regular program participants.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 13, 2010

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January 13, 2010

While volunteering at Jacob's Ladder I've built a personal relationship with staff and clients. My favorite thing about volunteering at Jacob's Ladder is that I get to share all my experiences that I've been through in my past with the clients.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Connecting with clients.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 13, 2010

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January 13, 2010

I have been volunteering with Jacob's Ladder for the past year, during that time I have been able to use my skills to help others. It is easy to take for granted the ability to use the internet to apply online or that we have a resume to share when looking for a job, while there are so many without those skills. This non-profit takes the time to assist the clients feel confident so that they can re-enter the workforce and stay there.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that I have made a direct impact with the clients, helping them learn skills they didn't have previously.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

January 13, 2010

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January 13, 2010

Quotes from participants: I improved my writing skills tremendously. I finally learned how to fill out applications correctly and completely. I know how to write a cover letter and get why thank you notes are so important. I learned how to listen and remain calm during the interview. I’ve been to every program out there and you guys are the first ones to stay on me until I mastered the application and interview skills. I gained confidence during my presentations to classmates. Before I started I had no idea how to use the computer and now I can apply for online jobs and I know how to work with Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. At first I did not want to be here at all, I thought blah just another program, but I learned more than I could have ever imagined this month. My classmates and teachers believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself and that gave me hope to keep working hard to find my job.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

improving my confidence and updating my resume.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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In-Office Volunteer Positions

Counselor/Interviewer
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays from 9:15 until 11:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Assess clients skills and obstacles to employment
Wednesdays and Thursdays: Conduct mock job interviews

A Perfect Fit Clothing Boutique Volunteers
Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 9 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Assist Boutique Manager with:
Accepting donations, stocking/sorting clothing, folding, dressing manikins, etc.
OR light data entry

Administrative and Office Support
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Assist office staff by answering phones, maintaining databases, and assisting with mailings.
Employment Recruiter

Start the conversation with Charlotte employers! Call local employers to develop relationships with them so a growing number of employers will support our program and hire our clients.

Special Events Committee Member

Help plan and execute special events including client dinners, fundraisers and more!

Resume Writer

Assist clients by typing resumes from completed work history sheets. We can provide training and templates.

Communications

Help us spread the word! Jacob’s Ladder needs copywriters, photographers,
public relations specialists and marketing personnel. Join our volunteer communications committee today.

Contact info@jacobsladdercharlotte.org or 704-332-5822 to get involved. Volunteer