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826CHI NEEDS AFTER SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS FOR TUTORING, FIELD TRIPS AND WORKSHOPS
826CHI has a number of volunteer opportunities. We are a literacy, tutoring, and publishing nonprofit located  in Wicker Park. We serve kids ages 6-18 in a variety of fashions including after school tutoring, field trips, and workshops. Our website is 826chi.org  and you can reach us by phone at 773.772.8108

Thanks so much and we look forward to hearing from you,

Maggie Farren
Volunteer Outreach Intern
1276 Milwaukee Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Posted 7/20/2019

AQUINAS LITERACY CENTER NEEDS 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:
September 6th (6-9pm) and September 7th (9am-4pm)
October 18th (6-9pm) and October 19th (9am-4pm)
November 15th (6-9pm) and November 16th (9am-4pm)
January 24th (6-9pm) and January 25th (9am-4pm)
March 13th (6-9pm) and March 14th (9am-4pm)
May 1st (6-9pm) and May 2nd (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 5/29/2019

TYPING TEACHER NEEDED TO TEACH TYPING TO BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED ADULTS
Blind Service Association is looking for a typing teacher to teach blind and visually impaired adults to type in a classroom type setting. This would happen at our office at 17 N. State Street in the Chicago Loop, once a week for 12 weeks.
Visit our website at www.blindserviceassociation.org for more information about our organization.

Please call:
Debbie Grossman
Executive Director
Blind Service Association
17 N. State Street, Suite 1050
Chicago, Illinois 60602
o) 312-236-0808
f ) 312-236-8679
www.blindserviceassociation.org

Posted 3/23/2019

THE CHINESE MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION NEEDS TUTORS
The Chinese Mutual Aid Association in Uptown is currently offering tutoring opportunities, with flexible schedules and curriculum, for people interested in helping adult students with their literacy and English fluency. Some students want to apply for citizenship; others want to communicate with their doctors or children's schools. There is a wide spectrum of goals and just as wide spectrum of ways to achieve them, limited only by the imagination.

 We primarily work with adult immigrants and refugees from all over the world, from Latin America, Europe, Africa, and Asia, with a wide spread age range and education level, and think that, with the varied and knowledgeable experience of your members, that they would find the opportunities fulfilling and interesting. Once matched with a student, the tutor and student decide where they meet, how often, and for how long--we are aware that life gets busy and schedules change, and so we accommodate accordingly.

The minimum, we would hope, is meeting at least once a month for  or so months, for the sake of continuity, but again, understand that life can get complicated and can adapt. Most of our tutor-student pairs find themselves meeting once a week--sometimes more--while others meet every two weeks or so. There is a lot of opportunity for them to make the experience their own, and many have found the work fulfilling and educational.

Thank you and I hope we can talk soon!
For more information, contact:
Colin Herzog
Americorps VOCAL Program Member to CMAA
Literacy Associate, Adult Education Department
Chinese Mutual Aid Association
1016 W. Argyle Street
Chicago, IL 60640
Tel: (773) 784-2900 
Fax: (773) 784-2984
920-232-0398
colinh@chinesemutualaid.org

Posted 3/4/2019

VOLUNTEER ESL TUTOR NEEDED
Erie House invites you to make a difference supporting adult learners to read, write, speak English as a Second Language, 2 hours per week as minimum, anytime from 8am to 9pm and Saturday morning. No experience necessary. Free training is provided. RSVP for orientation. They are week-days before 12pm, Thursdays at 5:30 or Saturdays at 9am. Let us know if you need another time, we are flexible. 
Erie House is a social service agency that works primarily with low-income, immigrant families in Chicago started in 1870. It currently offers programs and services from four locations.Our mission is "to promote a just and inclusive society by strengthening low-income, primarily Latino families through skill-building, access to critical resources, advocacy and collaborative action." Its core values include: Affirming the dignity and capacity of all persons to reach their fullest potential, strengthening the voice of the disenfranchised, embodying a spirit of service and respect, promoting social change by forging creative solutions. We provide books, materials, classrooms to teach your student(s).
You may visit us  www.eriehouse.org
Contact:
Susana Ortiz
Erie Neighborhood House
Community Literacy Coordinator
1347 W. Erie St.
Ph. 312 432 2257
Fax 312 666-3855
sortiz@eriehouse.org
www.eriehouse.org

Posted 11/24/2018

VOLUNTEER FOR THE GROVE ARTS AND CRAFT FAIRE!
NOVEMBER
1-4 AND 8-11
The Grove National Historic Landmark, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., Glenview, IL 60025
Please join us and volunteer for The Grove Arts and Crafts Faire.  During Craft Faire The Grove is transformed into a holiday wonderland as each building is stocked with beautiful handmade crafts or baked goods and enveloped in a festive holiday atmosphere. This is our final year for Craft Faire and as we bid a fond farewell final we are anticipating an amazing event.  For information and to sign up, click below:
  Volunteer for The Grove Arts and Craft Faire

If you have questions, please contact Elizabeth Cline, Volunteer Coordinator
elizabeth.cline@glenviewparks.org or 224-521-2098

Volunteering at the Craft Faire gives you the opportunity to have a great time, make an important contribution, and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

Elizabeth Cline
Volunteer Coordinator
The Grove National Historic Landmark
Glenview Park District
1421 Milwaukee Avenue
Glenview, IL 60025
224-521-2098

Posted 10/24/2018

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO TALK TO WBEZ
I知 a reporter with WBEZ. I知 working on a story for a retrospective series we池e doing on school closings and I知 looking for teachers who can talk about the pressure the threat of closure put on their school and ability to teach. Even if they did not teach in a school threatened to closure, I知 interested in speaking to them about how the overall culture of closing schools affected their school.

I知 looking to speak with as many teachers as possible. Please feel free to forward this email and my contact information to anyone who might be interested.
Thanks,

Kate McGee
Higher Education Reporter
WBEZ 91.5 FM
o (312) 948-4818
c (908) 370-5750
@McGeeReports

Posted 10/11/2018

VOLUNTEER AT THE FIELD MUSEUM
The Field Museum has a vast collection of 40 million specimens, less than 1% are out for the public to view, while the other 99% are used in collections-based research by scientist all over the world.
Discovery Squad volunteers help visitors of all ages understand the value of the collection and its important role in scientific research through hands-on exploration and informal conversation. Discovery Squad shifts are available every day of the week, and volunteers must commit to four half-day shifts (9:30am1pm or 123:30pm) or two full-day shifts (9:30am3:30pm) per month. To learn more, contact Kelsey Stiles at discoverysquad@fieldmuseum.org or visit the Museum's website to fill out an application.


Megan Bradley
Volunteer and Public Learning Experiences Coordinator
O: 312-665-7270
Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605
https://www.fieldmuseum.org/volunteer

Posted 9/25/2018

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