Lunchtime Tutors Needed at Elementary Schools in Des Plaines and Palatine


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Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:00 PM - Fri Dec 16, 2016 01:00 PM


Plainfield Elementary School1850 Plainfield DriveDes Plaines, IL 60018

Be the Change.Volunteer


Make a meaningful difference in area schools by donating one lunch hour per week to help the students at Jane Addams or Plainfield Elementary School improve their reading and math skills!

Lunch Buddies is HandsOn Suburban Chicago's (HOSC) in-school tutoring program designed to strengthen the literacy and math skills of elementary school kids. Lunch Buddies at Jane Addams Elementary School in Palatine serves students in grades 4, 5, and 6 and covers both reading and math.

Lunch Buddies at Plainfield Elementary School in Des Plaines serves students in grade 3. Tutors at Plainfield will have lunch and read with English language learners to facilitate their literacy development. All volunteers will work with small groups of students (2-3) and under the supervision of program staff and volunteer leaders.

Knowledge of Spanish is highly desirable but not required. Applicants must be willing to undergo a background check.

Where and When: Lunch Buddies will begin in September and go through mid-December 2016.

Volunteer tutors are needed on:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Jane Addams Elementary School (1020 East Sayles Drive, Palatine, IL 60074)
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm at Plainfield Elementary School (1850 Plainfield Drive, Des Plaines, IL 60018)

Choose and commit to one day or more per week. Orientation/training is TBD in September.

Tutoring is a fun and rewarding experience. Volunteers have consistently reported that working with students has boosted their self-confidence and given them an incredible sense of satisfaction in knowing their contributions have positively impacted the academic growth of their tutees.

Apply today by filling out this online application form:

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Jess Park at


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • Youth Services
  • Tutoring

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Choose and commit to one day or more per week.
  • Apply here today:
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