our after school program is currently CLOSED

Please visit our Summer Program page to volunteer with HOPES

Description

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.

Time-Commitment

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.

Requirements 

  • 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 

  • 3:45-5:45 PM

South Shore: Ridgeland

  • 4:15-6:15pm 

Ashburn: Primo Western

  • 4:30-6:30pm

 

West Side Locations

Austin: SRHAC

  • 3:30-5:30 PM

North Lawndale: Primo Homan

  • 4:15-6:15pm

North Side Locations

Uptown: Cornerstone

  • 5-7pm

*Exact addresses protected by confidentiality, location will be disclosed upon submitting and reviewing your application.

If you have any other questions about volunteering, please visit the volunteer section of our FAQ Page.