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Remote Position: Tutor Refugee Adults in English online with Heartland Alliance

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Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)

  • 195 people are interested

Adult English Tutoring

Our volunteers are currently working with participants remotely via Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype, etc. We serve refugees, asylum-seekers, and immigrants from around the world: Burma, Central African Republic, Congo, Eritrea, Iraq, Malaysia, Mexico, Sudan, Syria, and Venezuela.

The Vocational English Language Training (VELT) team is specifically looking for volunteers who are available tutor one-on-one digitally once or twice a week. Our tutors work with adult participants on basic English literacy, conversational English, job interview practice, Citizenship preparation, and more.

Program requirements:

  • Commit 1-3 hours a week for at least 3 months.
  • Attend a virtual Heartland new volunteer orientation on Zoom.
  • Complete a free, 12-hour pre-service Tutor Essentials tutor training through Literacy Works. This wonderful training provides tools for tutors to use right away! It covers principles of adult language learning, materials and resources, and curricula for you to put to use in tutoring. You can learn more about the Tutor Essentials training and register for it here.
  • Become a mandated reporter through the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).

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About Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)


4419 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

Heartland Alliance advances the human rights and responds to the human needs of endangered populations--particularly the poor, the isolated, and the displaced--through the provision of comprehensive and respectful services and the promotion of permanent solutions leading to a more just global society.


Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS) partners with refugees, asylees, immigrants and survivors of trafficking to address their needs by connecting them to their new community, providing education and employment services, and the help they need to succeed in their new country. RICS annually resettles more than 150 individuals in Chicago from places like Afghanistan, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iraq, Sudan, Ukraine, and Syria. RICS serves an additional 500 refugees through a variety of services including cultural orientation, adjustment counseling, employment, job readiness and placement services, as well as medical case management, family literacy, and English language training for adults.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


4419 N Ravenswood AveChicago, IL 60640


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Adult Education
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 2 hours a week, with a 6 month commitment
  • Attend a new volunteer orientation and pre-service tutor training

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