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Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is a service-based, human rights organization that provides housing, health care, human services, and human rights protections to the most poor and vulnerable people in our society, and uses its 118 years of experience to advocate for social justice.
Heartland Human Care Services' (HHCS) Adult Volunteer Literacy (AVL) Project provides English as a Second Language instruction, emphasizing language fluency and competencies that are relevant to the daily lives of the adult students served. The AVL project is an essential component of HHCS' Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS) department. ESL classes are held at a RICS site in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. Volunteers provide classroom, small group, and one-on-one instruction for adult learners.
RICS is currently seeking volunteer tutors.
The volunteer tutor leads a tutoring session for one to two hours. Volunteers are asked to commit to one or more days of volunteering a week for a minimum of 3 months. Volunteer tutor positions are available from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Monday through Thursday and 9:00 am - 4:00 pm on Friday.
The Tutor Coordinator will provide the volunteer tutor with material to begin the tutoring session. Because the tutor / tutee relationship requires flexibility, tutors are invited to bring outside material or explore RICS's ESL library for material. The tutor is expected to communicate with the Tutor Coordinator to convey his/her tutee's needs. The volunteer tutor provides individual assistance and instruction as needed. S/he also keeps accurate attendance and records the progress of the tutee(s) at the close of each session. Tutors must be flexible, creative and dependable.
Tutors and tutees are expected to inform the Tutor Coordinator if they will not be able to attend any individual session.
About Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance
4411 N. Ravenswood and 5715 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60640, US
To achieve freedom from want, fear, and injustice for people marginalized by poverty, displacement, or situations of vulnerability by developing and providing a continuum of services that meet basic needs, build strengths, safeguard human rights, and provide opportunities for positive change.
Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS) is the human services partner of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a servicebased human rights organization that provides material assistance to meet basic human needs and other services and advocacy that foster empowerment, societal participation, and self-sufficiency. HHCS delivers a variety of services to newly-arrived refugees, asylees and immigrants through its Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS). RICS is comprised of a dedicated, multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the refugee and immigrant fields.