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In Her Shoes Foundation 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
Executive Director
Contact phone: (847) 867-9585

Posted 6/13/2017

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/.

For more information,
email volunteerservices@sheddaquarium.org
Bridget Thornton, Manager of Volunteer Services
Phone: 312-692-3167
Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive,
Chicago, IL 60605
Website: www.sheddaquarium.org

Posted 3/26/17

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 cause. 

If so, please contact:
Doug Fraser, Executive Director, 
The Chicago Help Initiative
or email dfraser@chicagohelpinitiative.org

Posted 11/10/2016

LivingWorks Seeks Tutors & Mentors for Elementary School Students: Volunteer tutors and mentors are needed to work with 2nd-8th grade students at Joyce Kilmer Elementary School in the Rogers Park neighborhood of Chicago.  Tutors assist students in grades 2-8 with homework, literacy enrichment and other subject-based tutoring as necessary based on teacher recommendation.  Mentors are paired with individual students in grades 6-8 to help foster social-emotional and vocational growth as these students prepare for the transition to high school. The LivingWorks After School Program runs Monday through Thursday from 3:45-6:15pm from early October through early May.  A commitment of one academic year is requested for mentors, and a minimum commitment of one semester for tutors.  All volunteers participate in training and orientation before placement with students.  Please contact us
for more information,

Contact: Katherine Lamb, After School Program Co-Director
Phone: 513-255-0601
E-mail: s.katherine.vincent@gmail.com
Office Address: 6808 N. Ashland Blvd. Chicago, IL 60626
Website: livingworkschicago.org

Posted 7/28/2016

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