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 the duration of the semester
Currently, we are looking for volunteers in our Ashburn, Englewood and South Shore neighborhoods.
More spots will be open at all sites beginning April 24th!
Shelter Sites & Times:
South Side Locations
6214 S. Sangamon St.
Ashburn- Safe Haven
8040 S. Western Ave.
West Side Locations
North Lawndale- Primo 2
1609 S Homan
Austin- SRHAC/Austin Community Center
501 N. Central Ave
North Side Locations
4628 N. Clifton Ave
Rogers Park -Good News Partners
7632 N. Paulina St.
*Location is protected by confidentiality; address will be disclosed after your volunteer orientation is completed.
If you have any other questions about volunteering, please visit the volunteer section of our FAQ Page.