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Hackney Employability Club

Provide employability skills and advice to over 50's in Hackney

5 out of 5 based on 4 customer ratings
(4 volunteer reviews)

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Thu (14:00 - 17:00) & Fri (10:00 - 13:00) or (14:00 - 17:00)

Up to 2 volunteers needed


Who will I help?

Older jobseekers face a number of barriers when looking to get back into work.

Hackney Employability Club is a new project managed by Age UK – for Hackney residents aged over 50 and who have not retired –still in the job market, still updating their CV.

This project has been set up to support over 50’s update a range of skills and help to raise their awareness and understanding of what employers are looking for.

How will I help?

Volunteer at Hackney Employability Club to help support and build the confidence of older people looking to get back into employment.

Thursday Afternoon Short Courses/Workshops - You may find yourself:
• Supporting sessions focusing on up-to-date digital awareness and workplace practises
• Offering encouragement and 1:1 support to guests
• Re-explaining digital terminology to older people

Friday All Day Drop-In - You may find yourself helping out with:
• Supporting visitors with their job search and CV
• Providing digital support and guidance
• Answering queries around professional work place and expectations

An excellent opportunity to share your skills you take for granted and open up peoples’ worlds.

What do others say?

  1. 5 out of 5

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    It was very rewarding to teach a lady how to use Excel, we started with the basics and ended up writing formulas and using some more technical aspects such as conditional formatting, all in the space of a few hours! We also emailed her the “working” spreadsheet that we had developed together and she is going to stay in touch and let me know how she gets on with her job applications.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    Very rewarding, lovely staff and great people in the workshop who really wanted to learn!

  3. 5 out of 5

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    I loved the experience I had volunteering in February. It was incredible. Felt the people there sincerely needed our help, and it was a programme in which I could show up one afternoon without and prior training, and really have an impact. Better yet, I’m still in touch with the old lady I met while I was there.

    Unfortunately the programme only runs on weekdays, so I’m not sure how else I’d be able to have the time to help out without the opportunity you presented.
    Thank you for the experience.

  4. 5 out of 5

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    I helped out at a session based around designing presentations with the Google office suite. Rick provided friendly leadership, and clear direction, and created a relaxed and welcoming environment. The small size of the class meant that there was one volunteer for each participant in the course, meaning that there was constant engagement with the tasks at hand. I’d happily return to volunteer there again.

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