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Help Adult Learners Conquer the Digital Divide! (Virtual or In-Person)

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Jane Addams Resource Corporation

  • 10 people are interested
Computer Assistance

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, social studies, science and English as a Second Language.

Formerly, our tutoring services were offered in-person, but to keep people safe during the pandemic, we have begun offering virtual tutoring. Unfortunately, the digital divide adversely affects many of our learners, and they do not have the digital access or digital skill to access virtual tutoring.

We are looking for volunteer digital literacy instructors who can have socially-distanced in-person sessions with learners or who know how to use remote desktop control software to provide remote technical support. You do not need to be a computer whiz to volunteer as a digital literacy instructor! :) You do not need to know how to code. You will help learners with topics like: signing up for an email address and checking your inbox, practicing on Typing.com, connecting a computing device to WiFi, video chatting on services like Zoom, understanding privacy settings on social media, finding reliable information online, using Microsoft Office and G Suite, understanding what "cookies" are, etc.

We ask that volunteers make a commitment of at least 6 months. Scheduling is flexible and sessions can occur whenever both the learner and tutor are available.

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.

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About Jane Addams Resource Corporation


4432 N. Ravenswood, 2nd floor, Chicago, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

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. 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.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


4222 N Ravenswood AveChicago, IL 60613



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Google Apps
  • Internet Research
  • Microsoft Office Suite


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • 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

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