Youth Guidance

2018-10-04T13:39:36+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Teens

Types of Help Needed: College and Career Assistance

Service Opportunity Details: Youth Guidance’s Youth Workforce Development program hosts quarterly job readiness workshops for high school students. The half-day workshops draw 25-50 participants from across multiple schools, many of whom reside in communities confronting high unemployment and low educational attainment. Volunteers will assist at these events by welcoming and ushering participants between activities, co-facilitating workshops (curriculum provided by Youth Guidance), and assisting with career panels, mock-interviews, and resume review. This opportunity is best for groups of adults who are comfortable with coaching and encouraging youth, as well as those who are eager to share about their own educational or professional journey.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Adults, Groups

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details: Half-day career workshops often take place on Mondays or Fridays when CPS schools are not in session. They typically last 4 hours. The events are held on a quarterly basis between September – May.

Contact Info: Staff: Michael Bergstrom, Sr. Manager of Corporate and Foundation Relations, mbergstrom@youth-guidance.org, (312) 994-8122

Other Information: Orientation will be provided to volunteers prior to the event.

Umoja Student Development Corporation

2018-10-04T13:37:12+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Teens

Types of Help Needed: College and Career Assistance, Activities with Agency Clients

Service Opportunity Details: Umoja hosts “Senior Day of Action” events 2-4 times a year at Seminar partner schools. On these days, volunteers are needed to come to one of Umoja’s schools and conduct mock interviews with high school seniors. This is an opportunity for seniors to practice presenting themselves in a professional way and to work on their verbal interviewing skills. Volunteers do not need any specific type of background or skills and only need to be willing and eager to share their specific educational and career experiecnes with high school students.

Location: Chicago- Rogers Park, Bronzeville (South Side)

Volunteer Ages: Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details: “Senior Day of Action” events happen two to four times per year at our Seminar partner schools. If interested, contact volunteer co-ordinator for exact dates and times.

Contact Info: Staff: Caryn Turgeon, Volunteer Co-ordinator, cturgeon@umojacorporation.org

Other Information: The agency provides lunch for volunteers at these events and they are usually asked to volunteer for 5 hours.

Lawrence Hall

2018-10-04T13:24:12+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transitions, Other

Types of Help Needed: College and Career Assistance

Service Opportunity Details: Ensuring youth employment is a critical piece of fighting the violence epidemic in Chicago. Lawrence Hall’s workforce development program, Project Work, prepares and helps obtain employment for at-risk youth. We are always actively looking for help partnering with businesses to create jobs for our youth that are part of Project Work.

Location: Chicago-Ravenswood

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: One time, Periodic

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Hailey Nicewanner, Youth and Volunteer Engagement Supervisor, HNicewanner@laawrencehall.org, 773.769.3500

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Holy Trinity High School

2018-10-04T13:21:24+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Teens

Types of Help Needed: Teaching, Tutoring, Coaching and Mentoring, College and Career Assistance

Service Opportunity Details: Sponsor and mentor a student: A key to Holy Trinity’s educational model is to pair deserving students to a sponsor-based scholarship to help make private education a reality. Scholarship sponsors have the opportunity to provide support and mentoring to their scholar.

Location: Chicago-Noble Square

Volunteer Ages: Young Adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Meet with student weekly during school year (late August – June)

Contact Info: Staff: Deborah Clair, dclair@holytrinity-hs.org, 773-278-4212, ext. 3131

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Holy Trinity High School

2018-10-04T13:21:12+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Teens

Types of Help Needed: Teaching, Tutoring, Coaching, and Mentoring

Service Opportunity Details: Tutor a student: In the school’s Resource Learning Center, work one-on-one with students to help them with English, Math, Science, and other subjects as well as developing strong study skills.

Location: Chicago-Noble Square

Volunteer Ages: Families with teens, Teens, Young adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Meet with student weekly during school year (late August – June)

Contact Info: Staff: Deborah Clair, dclair@holytrinity-hs.org, 773-278-4212, ext. 3131

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Family Matters

2018-10-04T13:18:45+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Children, Teens

Types of Help Needed: Teaching, Tutoring, Coaching and Mentoring, College and Career Assistance

Service Opportunity Details: 1. Learning Labs engage youth in learning about new subjests and can take place in one interaction or over a series of experiences. Volunteers with a particular skill or interest facilitate a workshop that explores an interest area through a project-based approach. 2. High School/Post HS Readiness Initiative focuses on trasitioning students from 8th to 9th grade and from HS to post scondary school. Volunteers support students in comlpeteing applications, researching financial aid opportunities, developing essays, and finding the right fit/school selection process. 3. Feel Fit promotes health and wellness among youth and famlies. Volunteers facilitate cooking classes, dance and yoga sessions, and other activities that promote healthy diet, physical fitness, and emotional wellness.

Location: Chicago-Rogers Park

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: One-time, Periodic

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Devon Lovell, Academic Director, 773-465-6011 ext. 115, devon@familymatterschicago.org
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Family Matters

2018-10-04T13:17:29+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development, Teens

Types of Help Needed: College & Career Assistance, Teaching, Tutoring, Coaching and Mentoring

Service Opportunity Details: The agency’s Teen Boys to Men (B2M) Program is looking for individuals who can support the young men in its summer employment internship program (Project Rise). Teen B2M collaborates with a network of faith-based organizations, local businesses, and partnership organizations, to place teens (age 14-19) in employment opportunities. In additions to coonecting youth to local employemnt oppportunities, the program includes Skills Training and Instruction (leadership and resiliency training, financial literacy, reading, math, and language skills), Career Development (career exploration and planning, work world training, job search support, mentoring, mock interviews, career panel and fair) and Mentoring, Self Assessment and Counseling).

Location: Chicago-Rogers Park

Volunteer Ages: Adults, Groups

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Staff: Devon Lovell, Academic Director, 773-465-6011 ext. 115, devon@familymatterschicago.org

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