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Citizenship Tutors Needed: Remote Instruction

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ORGANIZATION: Heartland Alliance Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS)

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Would you like to help someone in your community prepare for their naturalization interview to become a U.S. citizen? Join us at Heartland Alliance!

Heartland works with refugees, immigrants, and asylum-seekers from all over the world. VELT (Vocational Education Language Training) team is specifically looking for volunteers who are available to tutor one-on-one digitally once or twice a week.

We offer free tutor trainings and in-service trainings to all of our volunteers.

Program requirements:

  • Commit 1-3 hours a week for at least 3 months.
  • Attend a virtual Heartland new volunteer orientation on Zoom.
  • Complete a free, 12-hour pre-service Tutor Essentials training. This training provides the tools you will need to be a successful English tutor for our participants.
  • Become a mandated reporter through the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Volunteer Application: https://forms.office.com/r/jGeeNXCtKc
  • Must be an Illinois resident per funding guidelines
  • A background check is required.

This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a division of
the Office of Secretary of State, using funds designated for literacy

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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.


Advocacy & Human Rights
Immigrants & Refugees
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


5715 W. Belmont Ave.Chicago, IL 60634



  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing
  • Community Outreach




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 3 months.
  • Volunteer Application: https://forms.office.com/r/jGeeNXCtKc

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