Opportunity Details

Families, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor

The Adult Literacy Volunteer Tutor works one-on-one with an adult student who is looking to further their education. We serve adults who want to learn English (ESL) or study adult basic education (ABE), up to PreGED level. The Volunteer Tutor would be matched with an appropriate student and meet with them for about 2 hours a week at HACC or a public location to study. We require at least a 6 month commitment from the Volunteer Tutor.

What impact will volunteers make if they decide to come to your organization? Think about why you need volunteers in the first place and what they mean to your organization.

Our Adult Literacy Program helps adult learners develop their English language, literacy and math skills, that will enable them to succeed as parents, community members, and labor force participants.

Howard Area Community Center (HACC) is committed to sustaining and improving volunteer supported adult literacy in the Rogers Park and West Ridge neighborhoods and surrounding communities. The program meets the needs of the low and intermediate level learners in our community. Our adult learners include immigrants and refugees, individuals reentering society from the corrections system, those with limited education or low income, or a combination of these factors.

When & Where

Howard Area Community Center,

7648 N Paulina Street,Chicago, IL,60626

*Tutoring sessions can also be held at public locations such as libraries or coffee shops.*
If the location is sensitive or varies, please list neighborhood(s) volunteers will be working in.

Volunteer Activity Type
Health & Wellness, Education

Great For

  • Individuals (people who come on their own)
  • New Volunteers (people who have never volunteered before) 
  • Committed Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis) 
  • Skilled Volunteers (pro bono work, volunteers with a specific skill set, etc.) 
  • Older Volunteers (volunteers aged 55 and older

Requirements for Service
- Application 
- Training Meeting < 2 Hours 
- 16 hours of tutor training over two Saturdays 

Contact for more information or to serve:
Stephanie Minich 

 ***This is a Referral Opportunity through Chicago Cares. Chicago Cares does not manage the volunteer experience for these projects and volunteers are subject to each partner organization's volunteer protocol. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No, Chicago Cares staff will follow up with you about the logistics for this program, however a staff person from the managing organization will be responsible for doing so.***

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Volunteers needed through 1/13/2021

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