Conduct Mock Interviews to Support Job Seekers with Intellectual Disabilities
Help young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities gain confidence and practice their interview skills.
1.5 hours
10 to 15
New York, New York, United States
Best to book 2 weeks in advance

What you’ll do

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this organization is going virtual with its career development programs for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. You can get involved by conducting one-on-one mock interviews over the phone to help emerging professionals gain confidence and sharpen their employment interview skills. Volunteers will be matched with a job seeker and provided with all questions and feedback forms. The opportunity to practice interviewing and receive oral and written feedback is incredibly valuable—of the young adults who’ve participated in phone mock interviews so far, more than half have gotten jobs in the clearing and disinfecting business.

Volunteers will be matched with 2-4 emerging professionals to call by telephone at a designated time. Resumes and interview questions will be provided, though you’re welcome to use your own questions if you’d like. After each interview you will fill out a feedback form saying how the interview went and how it could be improved. This form will help the organization tailor support for the individual going forward.

What else you should know

  • This experience lasts between 1 hour to 1 hour 30 minutes, depending on participants' preferences.
  • This experience consists of a group Zoom session followed by volunteer-to-participant phone interaction followed by a wrap-up group Zoom session.
  • This activity is not available on evenings, weekends, or legal holidays.

How you’ll make an impact

Economic Empowerment
Disability Inclusion
Your contribution will help purchase needed technology supplies for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities so that they can attend virtual programs during COVID-19.

This family governed health and human services organization is committed to finding ways for people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities to build full lives as defined by each person and supported by dedicated families, staff, and community partners. Each year, it touches the lives of over 15,000 individuals throughout the five boroughs of NYC.

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