VOLUNTEER ROLES
We have over 10 volunteer teams that serve at a variety of times. There is no minimum time requirement to volunteer. Please read through the descriptions to find a team that aligns with your interests and schedule.
Hospitality Team
The Hospitality Team supports the hub of our daily work at CityLink, while providing a warm welcome to all individuals entering the CityLink Center. This team is knowledgeable about CityLink services and processes and engage all persons entering the center, creating an inviting and professional environment. This team serves as the face of CityLink. Your kind smile, hospitable demeanor, and ability to multi-task with many interruptions without becoming flustered lay the groundwork for welcoming everyone who walk through our doors.

Available Serving Times
Open Hours:
  • M, T, Th, F 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays: 8:15 am - 8:30 pm

Anytime I come to volunteer, it's appreciated and needed. It's awesome knowing my volunteer hours are necessary to the program.
Marylou McIlwraith
Hospitality Team, November 2013 - Present
Workforce Development
The Workforce Development Team helps clients prepare for employment by assisting with job search, resume development, the electronic application process, and mock interviews. Your support can make a big difference; these roles provide distinct opportunities to encourage and instill confidence in the lives of our clients.

Available Serving Times
There are several 2-hour shifts that fall M-F, between 9 am - 3 pm.

I feel that this role is one of the strongest contributions I could make to help clients become independent and have a healthy life.
Kevin Ryan
Workforce Development, March 2017 - Present
Construction Training
Experience Required
The Construction Training Team helps clients prepare for employment in construction by supporting the hands-on training portions of the class. The class will utilize the NCCER (National Center for Construction Education and Research) Core Curriculum and a large portion of instruction is around hand tools, power tools, and material handling. Volunteers will support an instructor in teaching students safe and proper utilization of tools. This training will prepare students to start a career in construction with proper safety and equipment knowledge. We are seeking volunteers who have a mid to high level of experience with tools and construction.

Available Serving Times
  • 2-4 hour shifts, M-F, between 8am - 12pm

    Automotive Team
    The Automotive Team serves in ChangingGears by cleaning and repairing donated cars. These cars are used for parts, sold for funds, or sold to clients when they are purchase-ready. Through private transportation, clients can better access resources that allow them to achieve self-sufficiency.
    Available Serving Times
    • Tuesday & Thursday 9 am - 1 pm
    • Wednesday 6:30 pm - 9 pm
    • Saturday 9 am - 11:30 am
    Repair Team - Experience Required
    Volunteers on the Repair Team are contacted about current projects in the garage. If they choose to accept a project, they are expected to take ownership of it and help see it through completion with little supervision. As a result, volunteers on the Repair Team should be at a B-Tech skill level, feeling comfortable working on brake lines, suspension work, and basic repairs.

    Detailing
    The Detailing Team washes and details donated vehicles to prepare them for sale. No prior experience is required.

      Per Scholas
      Experience Required
      Volunteers in Per Scholas either tutor students or come in as a guest speaker to the class. As such, ideal candidates assisting the Support/Network classroom must have a background in IT support, management, or education and be familiar with the CompTIA organization or credentials. If you're interested in this team, you will be asked to submit a resume and credentials for review.

      Available Serving Times will vary: M-F, 9 AM - 5 PM.

      The students in Per Scholas are truly amazing. When I come in, I could be having what feels the worst day in the world, but when I leave, I always feel like a million bucks.
      Will Hawkins
      Per Scholas Team, February 2018 - Present
      Service Coordinator Support Team
      The Service Coordinator Support (SCS) Team is a critical link in the onboarding of new clients to CityLink. Volunteers support CityLink clients as they provide demographic information used to develop a client's goals toward holistic stability. As a SCS volunteer, you get to lay the groundwork for establishing meaningful, one-on-one relationship with clients. It can be scary for potential clients to take the first step in changing their path to positive life change, and your warm, supportive encouragement can help ease that fear.

      Available Serving Times
      • Mondays - 10:00 am – 12:30 pm
      • Wednesdays - 6:00 – 8:30 pm

      I feel like I'm most myself when I'm volunteering at CityLink. When I'm serving here, I am focused and present—which has been a godsend for me. I'm so happy to be a part of a great team that gets to uplift and interact with the clients.
      Natalie Wynn
      Service Coordinator Support, March 2018 - Present
      Clothing Connection
      The Clothing Connection Team helps clients select professional dress attire needed to wow potential employers during interviews. Volunteers in this role work one-on-one with CityLink clients who desire to further their aspirations by securing full-time employment. As a Clothing Connection volunteer, you can inspire, increase, and highlight our clients' sense of value and worth.

      Available Serving Times
      • Tuesday 11:45 am – 2:00 pm
      • Tuesday 3:45 – 5:00 pm

      My favorite experience was when a young man working with CEO wanted me to take pictures of him in his professional attire so he could "send them to his girl." You couldn't wipe that smile off his face!
      Tyler Britton
      Clothing Connection, December 2017 - Present
      Spiritual Growth Team
      The Spiritual Growth Team leads and participates in prayer groups and Bible studies to nurture an environment where clients and volunteers from different backgrounds can grow in their understanding of who God is and the life He has uniquely designed for us.

      Available Serving Times
      Prayer Room
      • Tue. 8:30 - 11 am
      Prayer Group
      • Wed. 11:50 am – 12:30 pm
      Community Bible Study Groups
      • Tue. 2:50 pm-4:00 pm (Co-Ed)

        This team teaches you a lot about God and teaches you how to love. I love when we come together, and I like to see God move in people.
        Kim Pryor
        Spiritual Growth Team, December 2017 - Present
        Administrative Team
        The Administrative Team supports CityLink's general office and program operations. This team is knowledgeable about CityLink services and processes to assist staff with administrative tasks such as preparing material packets, photocopying, filing, and data entry. Administrative volunteers are invaluable to maintaining regular operations, measuring outcomes, and supporting clients and volunteers.

        Available Serving Times
        Open Hours:
        M, T, Th, F 8:15 am - 5:30 pm
        Wednesdays: 8:15 am - 8:30 pm

        Workshop Facilitator
        Workshop Facilitators support CityLink's vision and mission by leading various finance and automotive workshops. SmartMoney Workshops help clients attain basic financial literacy, thus empowering them to make better financial decisions for themselves and their families. These workshops are a prerequisite for clients to access 1:1 financial counseling and ChangingGears. Workshop Facilitators also facilitate automotive workshops with existing curriculum on topics such as vehicle ownership and maintenance.

        Available Serving Times
        • SmartMoney and ChangingGears shifts range from 2 to 4 hours, and fall throughout the week, including Wednesday nights.


        There's just something different about this place. I like that the clients are looking to us for help. I'm trying to be a blessing to people using my skills.
        Joe Shults
        Workshop Facilitator, October 2013 - Present
        Nutrition Team
        The Nutrition Team facilitates workshops to help clients learn about food nutrition, food preparation, and cooking tips as they prepare to enter the restaurant industry through the Culinary Training Program.

        Available Serving Times
        Thursdays 10 - 11 AM

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