Volunteer at The Zanokhanyo Network

Volunteer at The Zanokhanyo Network

Whether you have one hour to give or a whole day, we are thrilled that you are considering gifting your time. Together we can serve our graduates more meaningfully and effectively. 

Below is a summary of the multiple ways that you can get involved ONSITE in Observatory: 

OPPORTUNITY DESCRIPTION DAY TIME
CV writing & typing This is Day 7 of the 12-day Job Readiness Course. Volunteers assist graduates as they finish compiling their CVs and type them on the computer. Various Thursdays 1-4pm
Mock Interviews This is Day 8 of the 12-day Job Readiness Course. Volunteers assists graduates as they put into practice the interview skills they’ve learnt. This will happen in small groups of about 4 or 5 graduates per volunteer. Each graduate will get a chance to be interviewed by you while the group watches. This is a group learning experience. Various Fridays 10-1pm
Applying for jobs online This is Day 10 of the 12-day Job Readiness Course. Volunteers assist graduates as they apply for jobs online. Various Wednesdays 10-1pm
Graduations Help us celebrate our graduates by treating them to a fun and celebratory graduation ceremony and tea. Various Fridays 12:30-3pm
The Job Search Assist graduates in the Resource Centre as they apply for jobs online Weekdays 10-1pm or
1-4pm
Lunch Make sandwiches for lunch during Job Readiness course (all ingredients supplied) Tuesdays – Fridays 11-12pm
Hospitality Workshop A 3-month course that meets twice a week. Every 2nd Friday volunteers assist the students in their practical workshops Various Fridays  10-2pm
Computer Workshop  A 6-week course that meets twice a week. Volunteers help students gain confidence and competence in MS Word and Excel  Tuesdays & Thursdays  9-12pm
Industry Information days These days focus on a specific industry and provide an opportunity for TZN graduates to get more information and apply for jobs. Volunteers assist students to update their CVs and apply for jobs Last Thursday of the month 9:30-12:30pm
Graduate events  These occur 3 times a year. Volunteers can assist with registration and minor catering as well as helping with the logistics and smooth running of the event. Saturday 9-4pm
Counselling Provide counselling for graduates who request extra support. Volunteers need to be registered Social Workers or Counsellors. Tuesdays – Fridays By arrangement only

If you are interested in finding out more please email Christy at volunteer@commongood.org.za. Click here if you want to sign up for a specific opportunity.