– Inspirations –

"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not."

- Dr. Seuss

Homework Help for Refugee Students

Tutors are needed for afternoon homework help for students K-8 (no experience necessary) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 4pm – 5:30pm.

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ESL Tutor for Adult Refugee Women

Tutors are needed to teach ESL classes for adult women (no experience necessary) Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 9:15-11am.

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Madonna Mission

Madonna Mission opens the doors of welcome through education. We are a not-for-profit organization providing education and resettlement support programs for refugee individuals and their families.

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Ongoing Opportunities with RefugeeOne

In-Home youth tutor- Provide homework help and act as a role model for a refugee youth. 2 hours per week, minimum 6 month commitment. Travel to North West side neighborhoods of...

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Reading Tutor

We have an ongoing need for 1-to-1 literacy tutors during the school day for underserved students in grades K through 2.  Curriculum and ongoing training is provided.

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Reading Power Inc.

Our mission is to accelerate children's literacy learning and to develop in them a love of reading and writing. Working in partnership with underserved schools, Reading Power provides one-to-one literacy tutoring during the school day for children in prekindergarten through 2nd grade in North Chicago and Zion.

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Beacon Place

The mission at Beacon Place is to inspire and guide our neighborhood’s children and families toward a brighter tomorrow.  We do this through a community center and 6 core programs...

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After School Homework and Tutoring Programs

During the school year kids need extra support to do well in school. Teen and adult volunteers are needed afterschool until 5:30 Monday through Thursday and Saturday mornings 8:45 until...

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Summer Tutoring Programs

Are you looking to help kids learn over the summer? We need adult and teen volunteers to work one on one and in small groups Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...

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Adventure Stage Chicago Trailblazers

Adventure Stage Chicago’s Trailblazers ensemble is a FREE and unique mentoring program that places young people (9-16) with mentors who are professional theater artists. Student participants guide the program’s content...

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Camp Mariposa Mentors

Camp Mariposa® is a national addiction prevention and mentoring program for youth who have been impacted by substance abuse in their families. Camp Mariposa is offered free of charge to...

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Early Childhood Education In-Classroom Support

Volunteers assist preschool teachers and children ages 2-5 in small group program segments in literacy, art, science, story time, blocks, computer time, and meals. Extra hands are always help, and...

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After School Program

Each day, 200 Rowe Elementary scholars attend Northwestern Settlement’s After School program. Opportunities are available (and welcomed!) for volunteers to host various activities to engage our scholars. Past clubs have...

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Volunteer Mentor for At-Risk Students

The Pitch In after-school mentoring program is a volunteer-based group mentoring program based in the North Lawndale neighborhood. It offers unique learning experiences and opportunities for personal growth to students...

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Summer Intern Working with Adults with Disabilities.

Position Overview: Summer Internship About our organization: Our Place of New Trier Township is a community-based program which supports teens and adults with developmental disabilities so that they can live...

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MICROSOFT TUTOR Volunteer at Career Resource Center

Job candidates are often missing competencies in software applications that are critical for their next position. In addition to assisting job seekers with search strategies we also provide opportunities for...

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NETWORKING SESSION FACILITATOR Volunteer at Career Resource Center

You can make a difference in a job seeker’s quest for new employment by facilitating an animated exchange of information between groups of 10-20 job seekers. Some will be seasoned...

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Various Ongoing Opportunities with ChildServ

Speak at a workshop for a youth program. Work with children on early learning skills while their parents attend parenting education programs. Become a one-on-one mentor for a youth or...

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Marketing/PR/Social Media/Website

Help us with all aspects of our Marketing Communications, including: General Communications Public Relations Website Development Social Media

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Coach/Student Mentor

If you want to guide a student, help them envision their future, and realize their college dreams, coaching may be for you. Each coach will be paired with a student...

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Read to Achieve Reader (R2A)

Reading is an essential life skill and all of our W2C students will benefit from improving their reading abilities. Read to Achieve takes place on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...

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Tutor

Many W2C students need extra help to succeed in school. If you enjoy helping students learn in subjects ranging from English and math to Spanish and science (even German!) tutoring...

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Waukegan to College

Waukegan to College creates brighter futures for students, families and the community by preparing students to enroll in and graduate from college.

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Mentor

The Right Turn Career-Focused Transition Initiative (Right Turn)TM of Lawrence Hall’s Project Work uses a three-phase career development model to promote the successful transition of Right Turn youth to employment,...

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Summer Program Manager Assistant

Looking for help managing the One Summer Chicago program. The One Summer Chicago program is a 7 week employment program for youth in high-school. Youth receive a summer job and also get...

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Staff Members

We look for new staff members on an ongoing basis.  Staff members must have at least junior standing in college.  We prefer that undergraduate and graduate level students have some...

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ReVive Center for Housing and Healing

ReVive Center for Housing and Healing is a vital piece to the city’s west side, providing community assistance, life skills development and resources for thousands of families and almost a hundred permanent supportive housing clients. The experienced staff at ReVive have decades of experience in homeless counseling, work transitions and addiction treatment services.

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After School Supervisor

The purpose of this position is to provide supervision support and guidance for students. Volunteers are expected to know and enforce GCE’s Code of Conduct and help to provide a...

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The Arts of Life – North Shore

Our Mission Statement:   We are people with and without disabilities creating an artistic culture to realize our full potential. We started as twelve individuals with a passion for artistic expression...

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SitStayRead

Founded in 2003, we bring teams of trained literacy volunteers and certified reading-assistance dogs into the classroom to tackle the serious issue of childhood literacy.  Each grade, first through fourth,...

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Volunteer as a Book Buddy!

A Book Buddy (BB) is a volunteer without a dog, working with the same small group of children each week for one hour in the Little Buddies program, Tail Blazers...

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Volunteer as a Dog Team!

A Dog Team (DT) is comprised of a volunter and their SitStayRead-certified reading assistance dog. Dog Teams work with one (or two) kid(s) at a time in either the Little...

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Connections for the Homeless

Connections provides housing, employment and supportive services to move individuals and families out of the shadow of homelessness. Connections’ programs include Prevention, EntryPoint (Street Outreach), Hilda’s Place Transitional Shelter, Family...

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Rotary Club of Winnetka/Northfield

The mission of Rotary International is to provide service to others, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders. One...

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Elyssa’s Mission

Elyssa’s Mission® funds and implements the evidence-based SOS Signs of Suicide® program in approximately 50 middle and high schools in Illinois through our partnership with Screening for Mental Health®, a Massachusetts-based organization...

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Community Council for International Students at Northwestern University

CCIS is dedicated to making Northwestern University's international community feel welcome in this country, community and at the University by providing a cross-cultural exchange of ideas information and friendship through a variety of social and supportive programs.

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Ongoing Opportunities with The Douglas Center

Volunteers are an important part of The Douglas Center. We continue to be blessed with volunteers who give of their time. Ongoing Volunteer opportunities include but are not limited to:...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Center for Enriched Living

Whatever your interests, The Center can help you put your time and talents to work in a worthwhile setting that will benefit you and our members! Ways you can volunteer…...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Elyssa’s Mission

COMMUNICATIONS Assist in grant writing, constant contact, social media (facebook, blog, web site), public speaking, and writing PROGRAM MANAGEMENT (SOS Signs of Suicide® program) Help Elyssa’s Mission with their program...

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Ongoing Opportunities with SPARK Chicago

FALL 2012 MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES Host a 7th or 8th grader at your workplace to help them set goals and dream big! Spark apprenticeships take place at the workplace 2 hours...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Rotary Club of Winnetka/Northfield

YOUTH EXCHANGE HOST FAMILY The Winnetka-Northfield Rotary Club seeks volunteer host families to host it’s foreign exchange student from Turkey in their home for a period of 3-4 months. The...

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Ongoing Opportunities with Porchlight Counseling Services

WE DESPERATELY NEED HELP WITH OUR SPRING EVENT!! Are you someone who loves to plan parties? Are you always the one who comes up with creative

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SOS Children’s Villages Illinois

The model of care employed by SOS Children's Villages Illinois is part of a 62-year international tradition. The SOS Children's Villages model differs from traditional foster care in emphasizing the following four components: o Children stay together with their siblings o Children receive care and supprt from a full-time, professionally trained foster parent o Children grow up in private, single-family homes o Children benefit from the support of the Village, designed as an intentional community

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YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

The YMCA is, and always will be, dedicated to building healthy, confident, connected and secure children, adults, families and communities. Every day our impact is felt when an individual makes a healthy choice, when a mentor inspires a child and when a community comes together for the common good.

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Glencoe Junior High Project

GJHP, a non-profit social service organization based at Glencoe’s Central School, aims to build an inclusive community that fosters self-confidence and positive social behavior through the play, as well as meaningful social service projects and supervised social activities. For more information, www.gjhp.org.

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Porchlight Counseling Services

We provide free long term professional counseling to both female and male sexual assault survivors. Porchlight does educational outreach work in the community as well as to over 20 colleges and universities.

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SPARK Chicago

Spark is the only youth empowerment program in the country that addresses the dropout crisis by re-engaging middle school students and providing a relevant context for their learning through hands-on, individualized apprenticeships.

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