Employment Skills Coach

Do you like working with adults to develop their skills and employability?

The Growing Forward program is a pre-employment program designed to help community members develop employment skills. As part of the YSM Bridges program, The Growing Forward program supports adults on their pathway to change. Employment Skills Coach Volunteers will work individually with adults, training and assisting them with a pre-employment placement at YSM. The role involves assisting with the challenges of the placement as well as celebrating upon the completion of the 6 month term. The successful candidate will be comfortable working with adults with life challenges such as mental health concerns, addictions, and functioning at various literacy levels.


·         Provide pre-employment coaching to adults in one of the following areas: Coordination/retention/engagement of volunteers; Greeting individuals at the front door/security; Customer service in the food service program; Customer service and assisting with the recycling program.

·         Work to provide support and encouragement to the community member in meeting their goals.



·         We ask for a commitment of two 4 hour shifts during the first two weeks of training, and after that a 1 hour long meeting each week for 6 months.

·         Shifts/meetings will take place during Tuesdays and/or Thursdays 4:00pm to 8:00pm.

Employment Skills

If interested please fill-in and submit the form below. One of our Volunteer Resources Coordinators will get back to you as soon as possible.