VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT
THE CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL
The Chicago International
is looking for standout volunteers to support this
year’s screenings and events! The festival takes place between October
12th - October 26th at the AMC River East 21 Complex (located at 322 E
Illinois St). As a volunteer
you will play a vital role in the
festival’s operations, screenings, panels, industry days, special
events and more. Most importantly, we want you to have fun, see some
great films, and make new friends along the way!
Be part of the exciting film festival environment,
and one of the hardest working festival teams around!
Network with other volunteers who are fellow
filmmakers and movieholics. Standout with one of our awesome volunteer
Participate in the daily volunteer raffle to win
prizes and festival merch!
Voucher Perk! Each shift gets you vouchers
redeemable for festival screening.
To volunteer with us, please register online at:
About the Chicago International Film Festival:
Cinema/Chicago, the presenting organization of the Chicago
International Film Festival, is a year-round non-profit cultural and
educational organization dedicated to fostering better communication
between people of diverse cultures through the art of film and the
For volunteer questions, please contact:
212 W Van Buren St, Suite 400
Chicago, IL 60607
UNIVERSITY'S LABORATORY FOR HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
University's Laboratory for Human Neuroscience
projects (sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the National
Institute of Health) that uses a variety of neuroscience methods to
the maintenance of healthy cognition and memory. Our goal is to develop
methods to maintain healthy cognitive ability in adults over the age of
years. While we are currently enrolling individuals from the ages of
are particularly interested in recruiting older adults (60-85 years)
in good health, take few medications, and have no metal implants in
who are involved with RTAC may be good candidates to help us
better understand the neuroscience of aging. Participants in our
always monetarily compensated for their time, and have the opportunity
with researchers and clinical staff to learn more about the brain.
For more information contact:
Research Study Coordinator
Laboratory for Human Neuroscience
303 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
VOLUNTEER ESL TUTORS
Aquinas Literacy Center
is a community-based organization located in McKinley Park on the
southwest side of Chicago. Since 1996, Aquinas has served the
immigrant community by offering free, 90 minute one-on-one instruction
in the English language in an environment that respects and reverences
individuals. Using trained, volunteers tutors, Aquinas serves
over 200 learners annually and enables them to transform their lives by
acquiring skills to become successful parents, productive workers and
Tutoring times are flexible, Monday-Thursday 9am-8pm.
Knowledge of a second language is not required.
Our Tutor Trainings Workshops for the year are: 1) October
13th (6-9pm) and October 14th (9am-4pm); 2) December 1st
(6-9pm) and December 2nd (9am-4pm); 3) January 26th (6-9pm)
and January 27th (9am-4pm); 4) March 9th (6-9pm) and March
10th (9am-4pm); 5) April 27th (6-9pm) and April 28th
Do you have experience in creative writing? Blind Service
is looking for a volunteer to lead our creative writing
group for blind and visually impaired adults. This small group is
looking for a leader eager to foster and advance their skills. Their
interests include memoir, fiction, and poetry, and they are open and
excited for your ideas. You would have creative control over the
group’s format. It meets at BSA’s offices at 17 N State St. The group
begins a new year of classes in September. If you are interested,
please call Bill Green at 312-236-0808.
Youth and Senior Programs Manager
Blind Service Association
17 N State St. suite 1050
Chicago IL, 60602
fax (312) 236-8679
EDUCATION FOUNDATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR CONTENT DEVELOPMENT
TEAM FOR THE 'YOU BE THE CHEMIST CHALLENGE'
Chemical Educational Foundation
® (CEF) is a nationally
recognized non-profit organization dedicated to exposing K-8 learners
to the excitement of science and fostering STEM literacy. We are
currently looking for science educators and professionals who are
interested in volunteering with us as part of our Content Development
Team (CDT), which reviews the scientific content for our You Be The Chemist
® program. The Challenge is an academic competition
for students in grades 5-8 that tests their knowledge of chemistry
against the backdrop of a fun, quiz-bowl style competition. CDT members
collaborate with staff via e-mail, which allows volunteers to shape
their involvement to fit their own time constraints.
Last year the Challenge reached over 55,000 students across 40 states,
the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. By collaborating with CEF as
part of the Content Development Team, you can have a significant,
far-reaching impact on students at a time that is crucial to developing
an interest in the sciences and in STEM careers.
Contact Katie Wetstone (firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested or have any questions. If you know others who may
be a good fit, please feel free pass along this information. You can
visit CEF at
to learn more.
Manager, STEM Content
Chemical Educational Foundation®
1560 Wilson Blvd | Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22209
p: (571) 482-3039
FOR TEEN GIRL PROGRAM FACILITATION
offers a unique mentor program called Girl Rising
Leadership Academy. The goal of this program is to give young women the
tools to become critical thinkers about the everyday expectations and
pressures they encounter in today’s society. Students who participate
in this program can expect to exit with greater confidence and the
skills to reach for higher achievement.Girl Rising is structured around
four themes: leadership, healthy living, social skills and lifestyle.
The curriculum is designed to provide participants with a safe and
caring learning environment where they can learn the life skills that
will allow them to excel in each of the four categories. We seek
volunteer facilitators who will share expertise and life
experience in a way that will introduce the young women to the
struggles and triumphs of other women.
We provide all necessary training and materials. Volunteers will
be asked to meet with Program Director for alignment on curriculum with
teen girls. Sessions take place during day.
Kasia Wereszczynska, MA, LCPC, RYT
In Her Shoes Foundation
155 N Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60606
Contact phone: (847) 867-9585
VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO
SHARE STORIES AT THE SHEDD AQUARIUM
If you're passionate about aquatic life, and you love to learn, teach
and inspire, you'll be a great volunteer!
We are currently recruiting weekday Guest Engagement volunteers in the
roles of Exhibit Interpretation, Behind the Scenes Tours, and Penguin
Encounters. These roles provide the opportunity to interact with Shedd
guests and create meaningful connections. If you're a "people
person" and lifelong learner, we're looking for you!
We will provide all the training necessary.
We have upcoming training sessions in May and August 2017.
Full details and the application can be found at: http://www.sheddaquarium.org/About-Us/Jobs-Internships-and-Volunteering/Volunteer-Listings/
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED AT
CHICAGO HELP INITIATIVE
The Chicago Help Initiative
(CHI) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that provides services
for the homeless in Chicago. In addition to serving dinner to the
homeless on Wednesdays at Catholic Charities at 721 North LaSalle
Street, we also provide various social services to our guests in
addition to a literacy program. We are looking for volunteers to
tutor our guests on Wednesday afternoons before dinner. We have a
need for tutors to support this initiative and the thought was to
perhaps enlist retired or former teachers to volunteer. We
reaching out to RTAC to see if there is interest in helping with this
If so, please contact:
Doug Fraser, Executive Director,
The Chicago Help Initiative
or email email@example.com
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