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Volunteer Coordinator AmeriCorps Member

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Chicago HOPES for Kids provides shelter-based academic support for children in Chicago's homeless and domestic violence shelters for Kindergarten - 5th grade students 2 hours a day Monday - Thursday, and a Literacy Leaders program for 6th-9th graders 2 hours a day 3 days a week. Both programs are volunteer based and consist of three major components; homework help, individual reading support, and enrichment activities. Every volunteer works one-on-one or in a small group with children, allowing for a focus not just on individual academic needs, but also Social Emotional Learning. Our Fall Program begins in October and runs through mid-December; the winter/spring program begins in late January and runs through the end of May; the summer program begins late June and runs through early August. All programs are coordinated out of our central office housed in the Chicago Literacy Alliance’s Literacenter, and at each shelter, a part-time staff member manages the program and works with volunteers to help provide quality academic support to the children. Chicago HOPES after-school programs are held at 8 shelter sites throughout Chicago.

Member Duties : The Volunteer Coordinator will:

  • Collaborate with Volunteer Manager and site coordinators to build community and retain volunteers.
  • Support site coordinators in volunteer management.
  • Support distribution of materials to volunteers.
  • Support volunteer recognition with the volunteer spotlight.
  • Serve as a member of a designated shelter site’s leadership team by helping students with homework, and individualized literacy time, guiding and orienting community volunteers, conducting reading assessments, and supporting Site Coordinators to lead enrichment activity each day.
  • Attend community meetings in respective shelter neighborhood. Assist in planning of individual site field trips.
  • Attend tabling events throughout the community. This may require occasional weekends. 

Program Benefits : Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Living Allowance , Travel Allowance, Domestic Violence Cert .  

Terms : Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .  

Service Areas :Community Outreach , Education , Homelessness , Children/Youth .  

Skills : Fine Arts/Crafts , Teaching/Tutoring , Community Organization , Communications , Youth Development , Team Work , Fund raising/Grant Writing , Education , Public Speaking , Recruitment .  

Chicago HOPES for Kids provides shelter-based academic support for children in Chicago's homeless and domestic violence shelters for Kindergarten - 5th grade students 2 hours a day Monday - Thursday, and a Literacy Leaders program for…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    September 13, 2021
    9:00 AM CDT
    2:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    May 27, 2022
    5:00 PM CDT
    10:00 PM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
Chicago, IL, USA
Directions

AmeriCorps members will spend the first half of their day in the office, located at the Literacenter at 641 W. Lake. Afternoons are spend on site at the respective shelter location.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to Alex Galván at agalvan@chicagohopesforkids.org

Please email a cover letter and resume to Alex Galván at agalvan@chicagohopesforkids.org

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