Mock Interview Volunteer

Name of agency and statement of purpose:

The Karen Organization of Minnesota’s (KOM) mission is to build on the strengths of refugee and immigrant communities and remove barriers to achieving economic, social, and cultural wellbeing.


The volunteer will assist our Community Services and Interpreting Training program participants in preparing for job interviews. The volunteer will meet with students one-on-one to conduct practice interviews in the classroom during the mock interview workshop.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Lead one-on-one mock interviews with students pursuing careers in the human services and interpreting fields as part of a classroom workshop.
  • Sit in on the large group discussion before leading interviews to learn about common questions in human services and interpreting interviews.
Time commitment:

Next workshop will be in June, exact date and time TBD, most likely on a weekday evening. The students will spend about 35-45 minutes learning as a group, and then the volunteers will meet with students one on one to practice interviewing.


Roseville Adult Learning Center (in the Aŋpétu Téča Education Center building) 1910 County B Rd W, Roseville, MN 55113.


KOM is looking for adults who are friendly, patient and want to help emerging professionals prepare for interviewing in the human services field. Volunteers must have experience participating in an interview and familiarity with many of the conventions of interviewing. Experience in cross-cultural settings or with English language learners is beneficial. Experience in interviewing and hiring in various fields is a plus.


This position offers an opportunity to work with a group of diverse students and learn about the interpreting and human service fields, especially in relation to interviewing and hiring practices.

How to apply/contact:

Please complete KOM’s online volunteer application or contact Suzanne Olive, Volunteer Coordinator, to receive a paper application. The Volunteer Coordinator will then reach out to the volunteer to coordinate details and connect them to program staff.

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