Community Volunteering

Community Volunteering is a great way for laid-off managers to support the residents and organizations within their communities. This service is frequently deemed necessary to support senior staff to improve the lives of less privileged individuals in their neighborhoods. In this sort of situations, this more extensive but still cost-effective version of “Outplacement Service” is highly recommended and appreciated.

In Michigan, there are several workshops available (usually covering just a few consecutive days) that provide more in-depth training and coaching for volunteers, such as hands-on support for residents on main fields such as how to prepare a good CV,  the application process, networking, pathways onto the employment market, and how to write a good letter. Of course would a copy of ‘Your Career Control System’ need to be included in the package.

These Managerial Outplacement Workshops require a great level of attention, so the groups are generally limited to up to 8 participants and are offered at no cost to former managers and executives who want to dedicate their time to the well-being of their communities.

Outplacement Coaching for Executives

While the “Cost-effective Outplacement Service” may also be used to support those that need to be fired, it is often needed to provide executives and senior staff with more personalized and intensive support. In such cases, there are many personalized and intensive workshops in a series of coaching sessions. Usually, these workshops are offered on-site. If that’s not possible or desirable, the sessions may also be held either at a local facility such as a hotel or, if agreed by all parties, at the home of the delegate. Click here to read why some managers had to be laid off as some startups fail. 

Many former executives were also good employers, offering good compensation, including top terms & conditions, and are used to working with a staff with morale is of high standards. This sort of experiences will be of great value when coaching the underprivileged in your community. You can relatively easily identify companies where hardly any employees ever wish to leave their jobs. So other residents can benefit from your skills, experience, and your knowledge of processes and products. And of course, you are helping companies to avoid sky-high recruitment expenses.

For many companies, their workforce is aging, and if they don’t expand, they’re not likely to take on many new employees. Then, they will not be able to benefit from new ideas and a better understanding of all sorts of new methods brought into their organization by such “fresh blood”. You can play an amazing role in these processes as you have insight in human relation management and can be the “bridge” between supply and demand.

Eventually, companies may be confronted with a huge chunk of their workforce retiring at more or less the same time. And they will be taking their lifetime’s worth of experience and skill with them. They could very well be leaving behind a huge need for skills training and development, and don’t forget that “experience: can’t be trained. So your role as a volunteer to support those who are looking for a good job can be invaluable.

What every organization really needs is a constant infusion of fresh blood. They need new and fresh methods and ideas coming in regularly to rejuvenate their organizations. They really want a flowing stream of new ideas instead of a stagnant pool, so you can be very helpful to reach this goal by providing employees that can’t make the transition by themselves. Redundancy is no option if jobs need to be refilled, and if workers are super comfortable where they’re at (work, pay, conditions, and so on), they will be less likely to quit. You know that and you can convince companies to hire staff that you are guiding and preparing for their future lives.

Leaders are role-models. They are the models of success for anyone of us and in every sector of life. Herein lies the reason that you can discover, develop, and polish the leader in you. But it doesn’t come easy. leadership attributes include:

  • Great leaders understand how to be and remain themselves. They are truly proud of the person they are
  • Great leaders possess the skill to inspire confidence in persons around them
  • Great leaders will never be self-serving
  • Great leaders understand at what times to be open to advice
  • Great leaders have learned to be leading through following
  • Great leaders will never quit or give up

There is one important way to develop your leadership capacities: volunteering

If you contribute to your community through volunteer contributions, you will receive self-esteem, experience, and social skills development. Volunteering activities should be promoted to develop your community sense and personal leadership skills. You can volunteer in various sectors of your community, just get involved.

Over the past decades, our nation witnessed tremendous shifts in the workplace. This has required workers to further get specialized knowledge and skills, but that doesn’t mean they need to become graduate degrees and follow time-consuming courses. You are the one to help them find a good place where there capacities and skills are respected and valued.