Lunchtime Reading Tutors Needed at Elementary School in Des Plaines

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Lunch Buddies Tutoring at Plainfield Elementary School

Who: HandsOn Suburban Chicago (HOSC) needs YOU to inspire a love of reading in low-income students.

What: Lunch Buddies is an in-school tutoring program designed to promote favorable attitudes toward books. The program additionally strengthens the fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary skills of elementary school kids. Under the supervision of program staff and/or volunteer leaders, volunteers will enjoy lunch and work with small groups of first and second graders.

Where and When: Lunch Buddies will begin February 25th and go through May 19th. Volunteer tutors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00-1:00 PM at Plainfield Elementary School (1850 Plainfield Dr., Des Plaines, IL 60018). Choose and commit to one day or more per week for the school year. Applicants must be willing to undergo a background check. Mandatory orientation/training will take place in January.

Why: Tutoring 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/or learn new skills.

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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.


Tue Feb 25, 2020 - Sat May 09, 2020
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM  


Plainfield Elementary School1850 Plainfield DriveDes Plaines, IL 60018



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


  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Choose and commit to one day or more per week.
  • Background check required. Mandatory orientation and training.

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