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) Vocational English Language Training (VELT) 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 VELT 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 2 volunteer computer tutors.
The volunteer computer literacy teacher meets one-on-one with students who have indicated interest in developing their computer skills. The volunteer teacher provides direct instruction to adult English Language Learners with typically low computer literacy in our school's computer lab. The volunteer teacher responds to the needs of the students and provides assistance as needed. S/he also keeps accurate attendance and records each tutoring session. The volunteer must be dependable and professional and enforce the Computer Lab Code of Conduct. S/he must be comfortable speaking with adults from various cultural backgrounds and be willing to explain basic computer use and programs.
Tutors are expected to inform the Volunteer Coordinator if they will not be able to attend any individual class. Tutors will decide their weekly schedule after meeting wtih RICS staff. (Our available tutoring hours are Monday-Thursday, 11am-9pm, Friday, 11 am-3 pm).
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.