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Mon Jun 26, 2017 08:30 AM - Thu Aug 03, 2017 03:00 PM


Chicago Lights126 E. Chestnut StreetChicago, IL 60611

Summer Day 2014 students participating in Arts & Crafts


Volunteer with the Chicago Lights Summer Day Program

Summer Day runs from Monday, June 26 th through Thursday, August 3rd , Monday-Friday from 8:30am-3:00pm

Summer Day is a way for children in grades 1-9 to get a jump-start on the upcoming school year and develop exciting, new talents while having fun.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Academic Classroom Assistance

Volunteer in a small group or one-to-one setting, helping student(s) with reading, writing, math and science during their academic classroom time. Our classroom teachers will assist with lesson plans and guide you through the process. You will have the opportunity to work with 1st - 2nd grade, 3rd - 4th grade, 5th - 6th grade and/or 7th - 9th grade students.

Days and Times: Monday-Thursday, 8:45 am-11:45 am

Arts Class Assistance

Get your creative juices flowing by volunteering in one of our performing arts classes: art, dance, drama & film, singing or digital music production. You will support the students with their arts activities, share ideas and talents and assist the instructors with the set-up and clean-up of materials.

Days and Times: Monday-Thursday, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Meal Time Assistance

Assist our staff in serving meals while you spend time with the students.

Days and Times: Monday-Friday breakfast is served from 8:15 am - 9:00am and lunch from 11:30 am - 12:30pm

Field Trip Chaperone

This summer we will be taking many fun and educational trips around Chicago. We visit Ravinia Festival each year to experience a classical music concert and trips to museums and the beach are always on our schedule. Join us for one or all of our fabulous Friday Field Trips!

Days and Times: Fridays, all day and other days during the week as trips are scheduled

Share a Special Talent

Do you have a fun craft project to share? Are you a magician? Do you know martial arts? Are you a filmmaker? Share a special talent or present a workshop to our students to help enhance their learning experience this summer.

Days and Times: Monday-Thursday, 12:00pm-3:00pm

Please join us at one of the following Volunteer Orientations for more information:

Wednesday, May 31 - 3:00pm-4:30 pm OR Thursday, June 7 - 5:30pm-7:00 pm

The Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church, Room 4G

126 E. Chestnut St. Chicago, IL 60611

RSVP at https://summerday2017nvo.eventbrite.com

Questions? Contact Meg Sutter at msutter@chicagolights.org.


  • Child Development
  • Mathematics
  • Dance
  • Environmental Science
  • Music Arts
  • Reading / Writing

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible

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