Community Research Volunteer - Help Us Grow Our Impact!

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TEACH (formerly School and Tutors on Wheels)

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TEACH is expanding it's network and we need support in researching civic and cultural centers in the area that we can speak to and partner with to recruit tutors, students, and supporters.

Through free adult individualized English instruction and cultural mentoring, we work toward systemic change in society by empowering students to build their strengths and navigate U.S. culture.

The Community Research Volunteer would identify and compile a list of civic and cultural groups in DuPage and Western Cook County. With this information, TEACH staff will follow up with them about future partnerships so we can provide our important services to more students.

We are seeking a volunteer comfortable with using the internet with a great attention to detail, research skills, creative thinking, and organization skills. Awareness of the local community and networks is ideal.

We could use support 1 to 5 hours a week, with the ability to volunteer at home with periodic visits to the office to check in.

Interested? Contact us today!

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About TEACH (formerly School and Tutors on Wheels)

Location:

TEACH, 100 South 6th Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525, US

Mission Statement

TEACH - Tutoring English to Advance Change - is a sponsored ministry of the Congregation of St. Joseph. Through free adult individualized English instruction, we work toward systemic change in society by empowering students to build their strengths and the effective use of their voice. We work to ensure the inclusion of those who are typically excluded, underrepresented, or undervalued. TEACH exists, "That All May Be One."

Description

TEACH - Tutoring English to Advance Change - works toward systemic change in society by empowering adults with limited English proficiency to make their voices heard through a unique integration of practical one-on-one English literacy education, and individualized cultural mentoring and community inclusion support.

As cultural mentors and coaches, TEACH tutors are responsive to each student's language and cultural challenges and circumstances as they transition to becoming active members of their communities:

* For the English language learner anxious about being unable to communicate at her child's first parent-teacher conference, the tutor explains the purpose of the conference and what to expect.

* For the English Language learner obtaining a driver’s license, the tutor explains the process, the documents needed, and what to expect at the DMV.

* For the English language learner who needs a job, the tutor helps him navigate through the job search process unique to U.S. culture, prepare resumes and applications, and practice interviewing.

* For the English language learner renting an apartment, the tutor explains conventions of renting, and reviews the lease with the student to explain any unclear language.

During the 2017-2018 academic year, 335 TEACH tutors provided 9,000 one-to-one tutoring to 635 students at 18 tutoring sites. Tutors also assisted 30 students in becoming U.S. citizens.

TEACH reaches communities in Western Cook, DuPage, and Will counties.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

DuPage and Western Cook CountyLa Grange, IL 60525

(41.7915,-87.8767)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Networking
  • Organization

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-5 hours a week

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