Summer Volunteer Applications are currently Closed.

We will be accepting summer applications for Summer 2020 program beginning March 2020. If you are interested in volunteering for Fall 2019 or Spring 2020 please see After-School Program


Our summer program provides literacy support and enrichment for children at the shelters to prevent academic regression. Program meets 4 days a week for two hours and includes: Nutrition, Art, Music, Around the World and STEM activities. 


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 session (2 hours) per week for the duration of the semester

Shelter Sites & Times: 

South Side Locations

Englewood: Primo Sangamon 

  • 3:45-5:45pm

South Shore: Ridgeland

  • 3:45-5:45pm 

Ashburn: Primo Western

  • 4:30-6:30pm

South Chicago: Believe

  • 2:45-4:45pm


West Side Locations

Austin: SRHAC

  • 3:30-5:30 PM

North Lawndale: Primo Homan

  • 4:15-6:15pm

North Side Locations

Lakeview: House of the Good Shepherd

  • 3:30-5:30 pm

Uptown: Cornerstone

  • 5-7pm

Rodgers Park: Good News Partners

  • 5:45-7:45pm

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