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Refugee youth tutors needed! *Remote position

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Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)

  • 48 people are interested

Virtual Youth Tutoring - K-12 Grade Students

Meet virtually once a week with a refugee student to provide academic and English support on Zoom, WhatsApp, or a different online platform. In this position, you can expect to support refugee youth and parents navigate remote learning, identify assignments, and complete homework assignments. Chicago Public Schools are using Google Suite - Google Classroom, Google Meet, Google Chat, GMail, Google Docs, as well as other learning platforms like Razz Kids, IXL, Rosetta Stone, Math Prodigy, and Khan Academy.

This volunteer position is a good fit for those who work well independently, who can make their own schedule, and who are interested in or have experience tutoring youth ages 5-21. We are looking for people who are patient, creative, problem solvers, flexible, and comfortable working with English language learners.

Refugee families are some of the most vulnerable and their needs are not being adequately met by CPS especially during this new world of online learning. Our K-12 students need even more support now to help prevent them from falling behind and to help build their foundational English language skills.

Program Requirements

  • Dedicate 1-3 hours a week for at least 3 months (sessions are usually between 3pm-8pm M-F and anytime Saturdays/Sundays).
  • Obtain $18 Background Check (must be purchased by volunteer).
  • Become a mandated reporter through the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS).
  • Attend a virtual Heartland new volunteer orientation on Zoom. *Next dates are in October and November

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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.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


Devon and WesternChicago, IL 60659





  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week for at least 3 months
  • $18 background check, attend orientation

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