Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2018-10-04T12:49:11+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Education/Child and Adolescent Development Other Community Services, Early Childhood Children Teens Adult Education

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

Service Opportunity Details: Partner with the Sports and Fitness Academy to help coach and train 5-18 year olds in specific sports such as basketball, baseball, running club, fitness class, volleyball, and more at Breakthough’s Family Plex.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

Volunteer Ages: Teens Young adults Adults

Frequency: On-going Periodic

Frequency Details: The seasons are 8-12 weeks long. Practices and games are in the evening. During the season volunteers seve 1-2 times a week.

Contact Info: Staff: Jenny Kieser, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, volunteer@breakthrough.org, 773-346-1772.

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Breakthrough Urban Ministries

2018-10-04T12:47:36+00:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers will help teach and facilitate classes agency’s Arts and Science Academy. Classes are for all age groups K-12, in the culinary arts, robotics and coding, ceramics, and digital art and photography.

Location: Chicago-East Garfield Park

Volunteer Ages: Teens Young adults Adults

Frequency: One-time On-going Periodic

Frequency Details: Classes run weekly during evenings and weekends for an 8 week session.

Contact Info: Staff: Jenny Kieser, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, volunteer@breakthrough.org, 773-346-1772.

Other Information: Teens should be 16 and older.

Bethel New Life, Inc.

2018-10-04T12:41:58+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Life Transitions, Adult Job readiness Business assistance

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to serve as mentors to participants in its the agency’s Entrepreneurship Training Program (ETP).

Location: Chicago-Austin

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: Periodic

Frequency Details: Mentors meet with their mentees in the ETP progra once or twice a month over a 6 month period.

Contact Info: Staff: Curt Roeschley, Dir. Small Business Dev. Center, croeschley@bethelnewlife.org, 773-473-7870 ext. 113

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Association House of Chicago

2018-10-04T12:37:16+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services Life Transitions,  Adult Basic Education and Job Readiness

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

Service Opportunity Details: Association House of Chicago’s Workforce Development program provides trainings and classes to help participants gain skills to help them seek employment or advance their careers. We are seeking Microsoft Office Instructors facilitate our Saturday Microsoft Office Workshops. Instructors will assist adult learners in learning the fundamental and intermediate skills in the suite of Microsoft Office 2010 products. The instructor will be provided and use curriculum from the MS Office Study Guide and developed by Association House to instruct students in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and/or Outlook.

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park

Volunteer Ages: Young Adult Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Saturdays; the schedule is very flexible and would require a commitment of 2-3 consecutive Saturdays with breaks in between courses as needed.

Contact Info: Staff: Jamie Garcia, Human Resources Director, jgarcia@associationhouse.org or 773-772-8137

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Association House of Chicago

2018-10-04T12:35:52+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Community Services Life Transitions,  Adult Basic Education

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

Service Opportunity Details: This agency provides Adult Basic Education classes to help participants develop their writing, reading and mathematics skills. Association House also offers courses to help participants prepare for the GED examination. The tutor’s role is to help the adult learners with their reading and writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and background knowledge about basic subjects. In order to be a successful volunteer, you do not need to be a certified teacher or even college educated. Effective tutors approach the tutoring as learner-centered and exhibit patience, understanding, creativity, humor, organization, enthusiasm, and knowledge in tutoring.

Location: Chicago -Humboldt Park

Volunteer Ages: Young Adult Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: The Adult Education Programming is provided in 8 week sessions with 12 hours of classes per week, (Monday through Thursday from 9:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. and from 1:30p.m. to 4:30p.m.) Tutors do not need to commit to being available everyday, but tutors do need to commit to a regular schedule during the 8-week session.

Contact Info: Staff: Jamie Garcia, Human Resources Director, jgarcia@associationhouse.org or 773-772-8137

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YWCA Evanston/North Shore

2018-10-04T13:39:53+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers are trained in how to be a 1:1 Economic Coach and then work with a low income client toward simple financial goals (eg., budget creation, savings, etc.)

Location: Evanston/North Shore

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Vounteers meet with client weekly over a 12 week period. The relationship can continue if the coach and client so choose.

Contact Info: Staff: Shannon Callahan, scallahan@ywcae-ns.org, 847-864-8445 x101

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Youth & Opportunity United (Y.O.U.)

2018-10-04T13:39:24+00:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Volunteers needed to serve as academic tutors and activity leaders in their elementary afterschool programs. Activities may include providing tutoring during homework hour or leading an enrichment group, based on the volunteer’s professional skills or personal hobbies.

Location: Evanston

Volunteer Ages: Young adults, Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 1 hour per week during our afterschool program, which runs from approximately 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. The afterschool program follows the academic school year, running from September, 2018 to May, 2019.

Contact Info: Staff: Becky Moore, Resources and Volunteer Coordinator, bmoore@youthopportunity.org, 847-866-1200, ext. 223

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WINGS

2018-10-04T13:37:54+00:00

People Served/Type of Services: Urgent Services, Homelessness, Domestic Abuse

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

Service Opportunity Details: WINGS offers a program that addresses the unique needs of the often underserved Latina population seeking services for domestic violence in the northwest suburbs of Cook County. Volunteers need to serve as Bilingual/Bicultural (Spanish/English) Level II Mentors. Mentors work directly with Latina survivors of domestic violence in the community promoting self-sufficiency through emotional support, resources and education. A level II Mentor will be assigned to provide emotional support and work directly with Latina clients on such things as seeking practical options and appropriate services assisting them with resources and referrals for domestic violence counseling, immigration services, legal services, public benefits, and other services. They will also have the opportunity to facilitate Spanish support groups in a safe space for women to connect with other women and gain peer support to set and reach goals.

Location: Palatine

Volunteer Ages: Adults

Frequency: On-going

Frequency Details: Volunteer would commit to meet weekly for at least 1 year. Weekly time requirements will vary and will usually range from 2-5 hours per week based on a mutually convenient time with your schedule and those of the clients.

Contact Info: Staff: Bruna Srb, bsrb@wingsprogram.com KUC: If interested in this opportunity, you can also contact Chris Cole, cecole100@gmail.com, to get more detailed information about whether this may be a good fit for you.

Other Information: Requirements: Completion of the 40 Hour Domestic Violence Training (provided by WINGS three (3) times a year); Fluency in Spanish and English; Experience with the Latino/Latina culture; Any personal experience with domestic violence should be more than two (2) years prior to applying for this volunteer opportunity.

Urban Initiatives

2018-10-04T13:37:25+00:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: Engage in various activities with participants in Take the Lead Program, a leadership development program for alumni of Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play program . These middle school students attend all-day Saturday retreats throughout the program year and Urban Initiatives hosts volunteers to engage in various activities with participants during retreats. .

Location: Chicago

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

Frequency: One-time, On-going

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Kaitlyn Klapperich at kaitlyn.klapperich@urbaninitiatives.org

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Urban Initiatives

2018-10-04T13:37:34+00:00

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

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

Service Opportunity Details: The agency provides children in grades K-4 with the chance to belong to a soccer team, regardless of skill level. TheWork to Play program has games every Friday during the season and culminates with Work to Platy Cup, a year-end celebration for all 1,230 participants of the Work to Play program. Generally scheduled in early June, the Cup draws over 100 individuals who come to volunteer their time in order to help staff and run the event. Last year, we hosted 100 volunteers who filled roles such as assistant coaches, referees, photographers, and food station managers. Urban Initiatives would greatly appreciate the opportunity to host members of the Kenilworth Union Church as volunteers at the 2019 Work to Play Cup.

Location: Chicago

Volunteer Ages: Families with young children Families with teens Teens Young adults Adults Groups

Frequency: One-time

Frequency Details:

Contact Info: Staff: Kaitlyn Klapperich at kaitlyn.klapperich@urbaninitiatives.org

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