Skills-Based Volunteer Project Available

The United Way Young Leaders Society  (YLS) partners with a number of organizations throughout the Chicagoland community and  currently partners with Erie Neighborhood House on a number of volunteer opportunities, including a skills-based manager training project with the organization’s Human Resources department.

In order for Erie House to fulfill their mission and empower others to reach their fullest potential, it is important they help their managers leading these efforts reach their fullest potential as well. Just as Erie House provides skill-building and access to critical resources to the community, they are collaborating with YLS to develop a Manager Training Series to provide the skills training and resources their own managers need to succeed.

The goal of the Manager Training Series is to focus on best practices with clear, actionable take-aways and tools to implement. The series provides exposure to outside speakers and engaging hands-on learning experiences via self-reflection tools, small group exercises, role-playing and exposure to subject matter experts.

As the current YLS volunteer lead is in the midst of relocating, we are seeking an individual who could take on the remainder of the project. Interested individuals need to commit to the following:

Time commitment:  

Time of day: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Day of the week: Thursday
Frequency: Every other month

Top three topics:

Motivating/Recognizing employees (done in June)
Setting, executing and evaluating goals and follow-through (done in October)
Managing conflict/difficult situations

Please contact if you would like more information and/or are interested in this project.


  1. Dave Nanderam

    Hi Alix, this post caught my attention!

    Sounds like an iteresting assignment. I have, as part of my dissertation focus, worked with the United Way of Canada on a similar engagement aligned with the Loaned Representative program.
    This area, of building cross-sector partnerships to address talent managment priorities, is also the focus of my consulting practice.
    I am also on the Board of Endeavour Not For Profit Consulting which has a similar [non-profit sector] capacity building focus.

    On a pro bono basis, I would be interested in learning more about this initiative and supporting the successful candidate in an advisory capacity.

    Let me know.
    Thanks and best wishes.

  2. Lorena Vaughn

    What an amazing opporunity for folks to be of service in an engaging and impactful way!


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