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One Family welcomes volunteers from among our supporters. Currently all of our volunteer opportunities are virtual, including reviewing One Family program participants' resumes, and conducting mock interviews with program participants. Scroll down to learn more.

Resume Reviews


Why This Is Important:

As One Family Scholars approach graduation and begin applying for jobs to support their families, a professional resume is key. Volunteer resume reviewers can be of enormous help as Scholars and C2C Participants curate their resumes for specific positions and fields, and work to stand out to prospective employers.

How It Works: 

Via email, One Family will send you one or more resumes to review and make suggestions for improvement. You can expect that the resume has already been edited by a One Family coach, but also that your insight will help position a Scholar for success, as we try to match volunteers with Scholars studying in their field.  It typically takes about an hour to review a resume and provide helpful feedback, and you will have at least 2 weeks to provide feedback.

Resume Review

Mock Interviews


Why This Is Important:

Many parents served in the One Family Scholars program and Credential to Career Coaching have limited experience interviewing, which makes securing a job more challenging.  Even those who do have experience interviewing may never have participated in a virtual interview, which is now more prevalent than ever. Practice makes perfect, and a mock interview is the best way for the parents we serve to become comfortable answering questions about themselves and their backgrounds.

How It Works: 

Mock interviews are conducted over video conferencing software. Each interview session takes about an hour, including time to provide feedback. One Family will provide you with a set of general questions, but we are also happy to have you include your own industry-specific questions. We try, whenever possible, to match interviewers with people interested in entering their field. We hope you will give both “warm” (what they did well) and “cool” (what they can improve upon) feedback.

Mock Interview

Lunch and Learns


Why This Is Important:

The best way to learn about a career field is from people already in it. For a parent entering a new career field, the employment landscape can feel difficult to decipher, and good information can be hard to come by. By hosting a Lunch and Learn at your workplace, you will help those we serve to understand the variety of roles in your organization and what working in your field is like.

How It Works: 

During the Lunch and Learn, Scholars and C2C participants hear from a panel of professionals who fill different roles within an organization. The host provides the panel of speakers and typically offers a casual lunch. In addition to describing job duties and daily tasks, panelists might discuss career opportunities within your organization, work hours and workload, travel requirements, earning potential, and career progression. Sessions typically last about two hours and are held in the middle of a weekday for 10-15 Scholars and/or C2C participants. Attendees will likely be at various points in their education or training, some finishing soon and some with a few years still to go. Program alumni may also be present. Those attending always come prepared with questions.

Become a Volunteer


To express interest in volunteering, please reach out to Zoey Bergstrom at

Volunteer opportunities occur throughout the academic year. By expressing interest in volunteering, you are indicating that you are willing to be contacted by a One Family staff member during this academic year as the need arises. Once contacted by One Family, you have the choice to follow through based on your schedule.

We are grateful for your interest and support!

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