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).