CareerVillage is often described as virtual micro volunteering, but to professionals on CareerVillage.org, it’s so much more. We call it lifestyle volunteering, because advising students on CareerVillage.org happens so often and fits so seamlessly into volunteers’ lives that it becomes a part of their everyday life. Companies partner with us to incorprate lifestyle volunteering into their culture, giving employees a way to give back using their own skillsets and experiences in a convenient and meaningful way.
Partnerships play a key role in achieving our mission and bringing our vision to life. Our corporate partners are champions of youth employability, bridging the gap between disadvantaged youth and accessibility to working professionals.
-Britanie, North Carolina
A: I used to make my list every Sunday for everything that is due that week. I would slot each assignment for a specific day and time while being mindful of other commitments like work or social outings. Doing it this way helped me to not wait until the last minute and then become overwhelmed by the amount of assignments due... -Analyst at Fannie Mae
A: There is no correct answer to this question. I went to college straight after high school and looking back I'm not sure if I had taken a year off in between if I ever would have finished school. It is very easy to say "I'll take a year off to work and go back" but I know a lot of people who never did... -Senior Quality Analyst at Barclays
With CareerVillage.org, partners can promote volunteering in a variety of ways. Employees volunteer...
CareerVillage fills a void in my life. It gives me the opportunity to continue reaching out to teens and young adults, to help guide them through this tumultuous transitional period of their lives. Due to other commitments, I cannot donate blocks of time to regularly scheduled volunteer activities. However, with CareerVillage, I can sit down at the keyboard for as little as 15 minutes and instantly reach three or four students. I can do this at any time, on any day, whenever it suits me, as often or as seldom as I like.
We’re proud to partner with companies all over the world, in various industries, in order to give students access to a diversity and breadth of professionals when it comes to seeking guidance. We customize volunteer programs with our corporate partners depending on their needs, capacity, and goals, but partnerships always involve some level of employee engagement. Contact us today to get involved!
Young people make decisions about their future on CareerVillage.org everyday. Students ask about everything from what to do early in high school to ensure acceptance into college, to what a day in the life of a certain job is like, and with access to thousands of volunteers they’re not only getting their questions answered by relevant working professionals, they’re getting the attention, support and encouragement they aren’t getting elsewhere. Students visiting CareerVillage are more confident in their ability to succeed, showing more initiative participating more in and out of the classroom, more informed about their career options, and understand their personal paths to achieving their goals.