Opportunity Details

Adult Education

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

Referral: HighSight

Description HighSight is looking for volunteer tutors to academically support our highly motivated scholars. In addition to assisting students with their assigned homework, tutors focus on test preparation, study habits and organizational skills. On average, tutors volunteer once a week, for an hour.

Impact Tutors make the biggest difference in our organization and more importantly, in the lives of the scholars we serve. All of our students are hardworking and want the academic assistance provided by the tutors. Our scholars’ priorities are to master material and get straight A’s every year. Their four year goal is to go to the best college possible with the best financial aid. In conclusion, the volunteers make the most important impact on our organization.

Tutoring is on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 5pm to 7pm, and Saturdays, from 10am to 12pm.

Time

  • Tuesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesdays, 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Saturdays, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
*HighSight does not have tutoring on holidays.

Volunteer Activity Type Mentoring/Youth Development, Tutoring

Great For
  • Individuals (volunteers who come on their own)
  • Groups (volunteers who come in a group)
  • New Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis)
  • Skilled Volunteers (Pro bono work, volunteers with a specific skill set, etc.)
  • Committed Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis)
  • Older Volunteers (volunteers aged 55 and older)

Partner Information HighSight's mission is to provide academic and social support to Chicago high school students. HighSight provides scholarships, tutoring, mentoring, leadership development and college readiness programs to enable its students to attend and succeed at the private high school of their choice.

Requirements volunteers must complete to serve
  • Supply References
  • Application
  • Background Check (general state of Illinois DCFS sheet)
*There are two forms. A short two-page application and a background check. HighSight then does a one-on-one interview to go over their expectations and standards.


***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 9/20/2020

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