VOLUNTEER WITH US
Make a life-changing difference for Black youth in Chicago through LINK Unlimited.
Do you have expertise to impart to our Scholars? Be a workshop presenter!
We provide enrichment opportunities for our Scholars in the areas of education, college/career readiness, leadership development, spiritual development, and interracial harmony. We are looking for skilled and professional volunteers to facilitate workshops for students on the following topics:
- Public Speaking and Communication Skills
- Leadership Development
- Dressing for Success/Etiquette
- Professional Demeanor
- Professional Online Representation
- Resume Writing
- Interviewing Skills
- Personal Branding
- Cross-Cultural Communication
- Positive Self Image
- Soft Skills: Grit, Resilience, Self-advocacy, Accountability, Decision Making, etc.
CAREER SPEAKER SERIES
Do you want to share your industry, profession, and corporation with our Scholars? Be part of our career speaker series!
We are seeking professionals in a variety of industries, including accounting, banking, law, medicine, engineering, IT, social services, education, and more to participate in one-hour quarterly Brown Bag Luncheons where career topics are discussed. These talks will expose LINK Scholars to a variety of career industries and increase their knowledge of skills, education, and training required to enter various professions and succeed in them.
JOB SHADOWING & INTERNSHIPS
Do you want to host a Scholar for a day or semester at your workplace? Be part of our job shadowing and internship program!
We partner with industry-leading companies and organizations to provide meaningful internship and job shadowing opportunities for both high school and collegiate LINK Scholars. These partnerships offer students engaging, experiential learning opportunities to learn about various careers, workplace dynamics, and everyday business practices.
SCHOLAR APPLICATION READING & INTERVIEWING
Do you want to help select the next class of Scholars? Be part of our Scholar application and interview team!
We take our process of identifying and selecting Chicago’s top performing and high potential students very seriously. In order to finalize the Scholars being accepted with each class of freshmen, volunteers assist in reading applications and leading our family interviews. The application review process runs from November to January of each academic year.
YOU MAKE THE DIFFERENCE
Our proven model—which includes volunteer support from friends like you!—changes the life trajectory of our outstanding Scholars. See the impact you can be part of—meet our Scholars.