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Last update 11/12/17
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VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED AT ALBANY PARK COMMUNITY CENTER
Albany Park Community Center is in need of dedicated, patient tutors to partner with our adult learners to assist with any coursework they may be having difficulty with. We currently offer ESL, GED, Basic Adult Education, and Citizenship classes and tutor sessions to match.
    We ask that you are 18 years of age or over to become a tutor and can commit at a minimum 3-6 months of your time, depending on the longevity of certain courses.
•    Tutor twice a week for two hours each session, or once a week for three hours.
•    12 hour training done online and in person
•    Fluency in another language is welcomed! Spanish & Arabic a plus.
•    Our courses are offered on evenings and weekends, so we can work with your schedule if you work during the day.

Monday-Thursdays at 6:30-9:30 pm and/or Saturdays at 10 am - 6 pm.
Contact:
Claire Gilbertsen
Adult Literacy Coordinator
Albany Park Community Center
5101 North Kimball Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625
Phone: 773.509-5657 x 441
Fax 773.304-1970

Posted 11/12/2017

GIRLS IN THE GAME NEEDS A VOLUNTEER COACH
Girls in the Game is a nonprofit organization where every girl finds her voice, discovers her strength and leads with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs.

We are looking for one volunteer coach a for particular site in our After School program, on Thursdays at a Chicago Public School in Riverdale. We are looking for a coach who has worked with youth before and would be able to commit to coaching for at least 10 weeks.

If your interested please contact:
Ericka Dawson, MPA
Senior Manager of Training and Programs
or
Kaylise Algrim
Girls in the Game
McGuane Park
2901 S. Poplar
Chicago, Illinois 60608
v: 312.674.000.
fax: 773.542.1168
www.girlsinthegame.org

Posted 11/8/2017

PURPLE ASPARAGUS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Purple Asparagus is a non-profit organization with a mission to educate children, families, and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet. We do this by bringing delicious, nutritious hands-on activities to schools, community organizations, and farmers’ markets throughout Chicagoland. We believe that every child should have the chance to discover new-to-them wholesome foods that will change the way they think about eating.
 
We are currently recruiting new volunteers and would love to provide this opportunity for retired teachers.  Sign up here.

For more information, contact:
Rachael Morkunas
Program Manager
Purple Asparagus
2545 W. Diversey, 214
Chicago, IL 60647
Cell: (312) 375-3296
Office: (312) 906-7622

Posted 10/12/2017

VOLUNTEER TO SUPPORT THE CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL
The Chicago International Film Festival 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!

Volunteer Perks:
    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 t-shirts!
    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: http://www.shiftboard.com/chicagointernationalfilmfestival/

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 moving image.

For volunteer questions, please contact:
Taylor Wisham
volunteers@chicagofilmfestival.com
212 W Van Buren St, Suite 400
Chicago, IL  60607
312-723-0533

Posted 9/8/2017

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY'S LABORATORY FOR HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS
Northwestern University's Laboratory for Human Neuroscience conducts research projects (sponsored by the National Institute on Aging and the National Institute of Health) that uses a variety of neuroscience methods to investigate the maintenance of healthy cognition and memory. Our goal is to develop new methods to maintain healthy cognitive ability in adults over the age of 60 years. While we are currently enrolling individuals from the ages of 18-85, we are particularly interested in recruiting older adults (60-85 years) that are in good health, take few medications, and have no metal implants in their bodies. 

Individuals who are involved with RTAC may be good candidates to help us better understand the neuroscience of aging. Participants in our studies are always monetarily compensated for their time, and have the opportunity to meet with researchers and clinical staff to learn more about the brain.

For more information contact:
Erica Karp
Research Study Coordinator
Laboratory for Human Neuroscience
303 E. Chicago Ave.
19th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611
312-503-5613
e-mail: erica.karp@northwestern.edu
http://lhn.northwestern.edu/

Posted 9/7/2017

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 responsible citizens. 

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 (9am-4pm). 

For more information or to sign up for Tutor Training Contact:
Sabrina Poulin, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:  773.927.0512
Email:  sabrina@AquinasLiteracyCenter.org
Address:  1751 West 35th Street, Chicago IL 60609
Website:  www.aquinasliteracycenter.org

Posted 9/5/2017

VOLUNTEER WRITING TEACHER NEEDED
Do you have experience in creative writing? Blind Service Association 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.

Contact:
Bill Green
Youth and Senior Programs Manager
Blind Service Association
17 N State St. suite 1050
Chicago IL, 60602
(312) 236-0808
fax (312) 236-8679
bgreen@blindserviceassociation.org
www.blindserviceassociation.org

Posted 9/5/2017

THE CHEMICAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION NEEDS VOLUNTEERS FOR THEIR CONTENT DEVELOPMENT TEAM FOR THE 'YOU BE THE CHEMIST CHALLENGE'
The 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 Challenge® 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 (kwetstone@chemed.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 www.chemed.org to learn more.

Contact:
Katie Wetstone
Manager, STEM Content
Chemical Educational Foundation® 
1560 Wilson Blvd | Suite 1100
 Arlington, VA 22209
p: (571) 482-3039
www.chemed.org

Posted 8/10/2017

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TEEN GIRL PROGRAM FACILITATION
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.

Contact:
Kasia Wereszczynska, MA, LCPC, RYT
In Her Shoes Foundation
155 N Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60606
Executive Director
Contact phone: (847) 867-9585
k.wereszc@inhershoesfoundation.org

Posted 6/13/2017


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/.

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

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