Our Volunteer application for Fall 2019 is open
Our after-school program is an opportunity to provide academic support, and build relationships with children K-5 who are experiencing homelessness. As an after-school volunteer you will empower students through learning, and have fun along the way! Volunteers assist in facilitating our easy-to-follow curriculum. The curriculum includes:
40 minutes of homework help
20 minutes of literacy support
25 minutes of enrichment (a read aloud, paired with a corresponding activity)
Volunteers will work with 1 to 3 children at a time depending on the number of students at the site.
The program takes place in one of our partnering shelters for a designated two-hours, Monday-Thursday. We ask that volunteers select a site and consistent day of the week that they will volunteer for the entirety of the program semester. Through your commitment, you will build stronger relationships with the students we serve.
Must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or GED
Must attend a two hour mandatory training session
Must pass a background check
Must be comfortable working with multiple students in an occasionally fast-paced environment
Must commit to one tutoring session (1.5 -2 hours) per week for 12 weeks
Our After-School Program runs for a fall and spring semester
Shelter Sites & Times:
South Side Locations
Englewood: Primo Sangamon
South Shore: Ridgeland
Ashburn: Primo Western
West Side Locations
North Lawndale: Primo Homan
North Side Locations
Lakeview: House of the Good Shepherd
*Exact addresses protected by confidentiality, location will be disclosed upon submitting and reviewing your application.