Volunteer Dance Teacher

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Chicago HOPES for Kids

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Chicago HOPES for Kids provides educational programming for K-5 children living in homeless shelters throughout Chicago. It is our mission to provide our students with the resources and encouragement needed to succeed academically, despite the many challenges of homelessness. We are currently seeking applicants to our Staff Recruiter volunteer role. If you are interested in this volunteer role please send your resume and cover letter to contact@chicagohopesforkids.org .

About the Volunteer Role:

The Dance Teacher Volunteer role is a unique opportunity for anyone with experience in dance and dance instruction to volunteer using your skill set. The Dance Teacher Volunteer will support the Chicago HOPES for Kids team offer dance programming for one of our partner shelter. The volunteer will be responsible for a dance program that exposes children to different forms of movement and reading about dance.

Timeline of Service: Tuesdays beginning on February 5 to April 30

2 hours of direct service 1 hour of prep per week

**There is an opportunity to extend this volunteer opportunity throughout the year.**


  • Prior experience working closely with elementary school-aged children (Kindergarten to 8th Grade)
  • Experience as a dancer, emphasis in ballet or jazz is preferred
  • Prior experience instructing dance to children K to 8 or teaching dance to novice dancers
  • Knowledge of dance history or a willingness to learn dance history
  • Prior experience with children who have experienced trauma and/or homelessness preferred

Main Responsibilities:

  • Facilitate the dance program for children K to 8 at a designated shelter
  • Ensure literacy component of the dance program is completed
  • Using tools provided maintain a safe dance program space

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Arts & Culture Education & Literacy Homeless & Housing


Tue Feb 05, 2019 - Tue Apr 30, 2019
06:00 PM - 08:00 PM


641 W. Lake St., Suite 200Chicago, IL 60661



  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Dance


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 to 5 hours a week

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