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Community Involvement

    Interested in working with youth or job seekers and giving back to the community? There are a variety of volunteer opportunities that are available throughout the year in the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan areas. We are continue to develop our partnerships with local area schools and community organizations and encourage you to join our growing team of HR Professionals working to prepare both our current and our future workforce to meet the changing needs in our global economy.

    Getting Involved is as Easy as 1 - 2 - 3                                        

    1. Decide what type of workforce readiness activity you would enjoy doing. Some areas where we receive requests for volunteer HR professionals are:
    • Building a Resume
    • Writing a Cover Letter
    • Conducting a Job Search
    • How to Market Yourself to Employers
    • Mock Interviews
    • Company Site Tours
    • Job Shadowing Opportunities

    1. Decide how much time you can realistically commit. Some activities require only a few hours of your time, some are half day or one day events, and others may require an ongoing commitment.

    2, Let us know you want to get involved, please send a note to president@swshrm.org. Let us know what your interests are!

    Our chapter has previously participated in:

    • Annual Mock Interviews conducted at Washougal High School - Washougal, WA
    • Annual Mock Interviews conducted at Camas High School - Camas, WA
    • Mock interviews with adults re-entering the workforce at WorkSource Vancouver
    • Resume, Interview, and Job Search skill training for Family Advocates from Educational Opportunities for Children and Families (EOCF)
    • New Avenues For Youth (a non-profit assisting homeless and street youth) - Portland, OR
    • Annual Northwest Youth Careers Expo - The largest career fair in the region with over 4,500 high school age students attending each year
    • Mock Interviews at other educational institutions in the Vancouver/Portland area

    Know of additional opportunities for us to contribute? Please let us know! Email us at workforce@swshrm.org