The Adult Learners Programs and Services (ALPS) at Jane Addams Resource Corporation serves adult learners who want to improve their skills in reading, writing, math, computers and English as a Second Language.
We are looking for adult volunteer tutors who can work with adult learners virtually. Unfortunately, due to the limitations of our grant funding, we have to restrict this volunteer opportunity to people who are in IL and IL residents. College students who are attending college out of state and retirees who spend the winter out of state but who still maintain IL residency are welcome to volunteer.
Volunteer tutors meet with their learner for 90 minutes every week. The learner and tutor decide together whether they would like to do one 90 minute session or two 45 minute sessions every week. We ask that volunteer tutors make a commitment of at least 6 months. Sessions are flexible and can be scheduled for times when both the tutor and learner are available. Tutoring pairs use services like Zoom and Google Duo to meet for sessions. Some learners who do not have computers or smartphones talk to their tutors on the phone.
New volunteer tutors are provided with 12 hours of free training, and JARC tutors have opportunities throughout the year to attend further literacy training for free. This volunteer opportunity is a great fit for anyone who wants to learn more about and perhaps work in the field of adult literacy. It’s also a good fit for people who enjoy teaching and want to learn more about education in their spare time.
We’re a small program, and we pride ourselves on being warm and welcoming to all learners and volunteers. We would be so excited to have you come and work with us!
4432 N. Ravenswood, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60640, US
The Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) promotes strong communities, businesses and households to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty. JARC builds healthy communities through workforce, economic, and human development. Our mission is to help people improve their skills so they can advance both personally and professionally.
JARC is a key regional site for the Center for Working Families (CWF), an innovative program that is intended to increase financial stability among low-income residents in neighborhoods throughout Chicago. CWF helps families and individuals become more financially secure by providing clients with Financial Education, Income Supports, and Employment Services. We are accomplishing this goal through every phase of the job seeking process, from initial screening and overcoming barriers to one-on-one coaching and resume writing. We also provide one-on-one tutoring opportunities for adult learners. JARC's training programs target in-demand industries (CNC Machine Operation, Welding, IT) and occupations that offer family sustaining wages, benefits and authentic career paths.
See our website for more details at www.jane-addams.org.
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 3, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Math / Science Instruction
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Reading / Writing
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
90 minutes a week for at least 6 months
Training and background check are provided at no cost to the volunteer