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Volunteer English Tutors for Immigrant Community (Remote or In-person))

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ORGANIZATION: Heartland Human Care Services

  • 44 people are interested

Our volunteers are currently working with participants remotely via Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype, etc. We serve refugees, asylum-seekers, and immigrants from around the world: Ukraine, Afghanistan, Burma, Mexico, Sudan, Syria, Ecuador and Venezuela.

The Vocational English Language Training (VELT) team is specifically looking for volunteers who are available tutor one-on-one digitally or in person once or twice a week. Our tutors work with adult participants on basic English literacy, conversational English, job interview practice, Citizenship preparation, and more.

Program requirements:

  • Commit to 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 tutor training through Literacy Works. This training will provide you with the tools to be a successful English tutor for our program participants.
  • Become a mandated reporter through the Illinois Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). Volunteer Application: RICS Uptown Volunteer Application Form (office.com)
  • Must be an Illinois resident due to funder requirements
  • 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 Human Care Services


4822 N. Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640, US

Mission Statement

Heartland Human Care Services 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
Education & Literacy
Advocacy & Human Rights, Community, Education & Literacy


Mon Apr 08, 2024 - Sun Jun 30, 2024


4822 North BroadwayChicago, IL 60640



  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • English
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 18
  • 2-4 hours a week, minimum 3 months commitment
  • Volunteer Application: https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=pQghYm505EyXqFeYcR1xa_OAPCcVExNElawmuenxVUZUNTFaVTJYT1pGRkVCR1hWNjdTRjZJMkRFMy4u&web=1&wdLOR=c67F59A77-7D32-4918-B69D-8F9CF5C97E28

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