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Virtual Mentors Needed at CHiL (Cooper Middle School)

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HandsOn Suburban Chicago

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 33 people are interested

CHiL (Cooper, Holmes, and London) aims to mitigate the inequities in education exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic by equipping low-income students with volunteer mentors to enable student engagement, socialization, and access to academic and emotional support.

Make a difference. Apply today
: https://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/chil

Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs caring and reliable community members like you to help high-needs students get on track to graduate! Because CHiL will take place online in spring 2020, volunteers must be 18 or older, have reliable access to both broadband internet and a computer with a camera, and have high computer literacy skills to be able to participate. Proficiency in Google products is a plus!

A mandatory orientation and training session will take place in January. Volunteers must be willing to undergo a background check.

What: CHiL is a volunteer-based afterschool program that provides social and emotional support coupled with homework help to low-income middle school students in Community Consolidated School District 21. Through video conferencing and under the direction of program staff, volunteer mentors will foster socialization among a small group of students; facilitate social and emotional learning activities; and guide their charges in completing schoolwork.

Where and When: CHiL will take place online and begin in the week of January 18th and go through March 18th. Volunteer mentors are needed on Mondays through Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Choose and commit to one day each week.

Why: Mentoring is a fun and rewarding experience. In addition to the satisfaction that comes with positively impacting those in need, volunteering in schools is an ideal way to meet new people, enhance your resume, and learn new skills. Mentoring at CHiL is also a great way for college and graduate students to gain field hours.

Make a difference. Apply today: https://www.handsonsuburbanchicago.org/chil

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About HandsOn Suburban Chicago


2121 S. Goebbert Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60005, US

Mission Statement

HandsOn Suburban Chicago is connecting people with purpose. Our mission is to positively impact communities by connecting people to enriching volunteer experiences.


HandsOn Suburban Chicago is a nonprofit organization that connects volunteers with opportunities to make positive change in our communities. HOSC provides training and services to nonprofits, schools, organizations and corporations in north and northwest Cook and northern DuPage counties to build the capacity of their volunteer programs.

Volunteer opportunities are available for all ages. Opportunities to serve are found for individuals, families, corporations, service clubs, religious groups, schools and community organizations.

HandsOn Suburban Chicago offers volunteer opportunities through its partnerships with more than 150 social service organizations and schools. Hundreds of volunteer opportunities are available.

HandsOn Suburban Chicago celebrates 49 years of engaging volunteers. Since it's inception in 1969, we have been initiating, leading, supporting and promoting local volunteer groups.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


Tue Oct 27, 2020 - Mon Jan 25, 2021
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM  


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Mathematics
  • Literacy / Reading
  • STEM
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education
  • Tutoring


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Choose and commit to 1 day (1 hour) per week.
  • Background check required. Must possess excellent computer literacy skills. Access to high-speed broadband and a computer with a webcam is required. Mandatory orientation and training.

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