Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteer AMBASSADOR for Startup Nonprofit

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Volunteer AMBASSADOR for Startup Nonprofit

Educate. Radiate. Elevate. is a nonprofit public charity operating in Illinois and Texas. 


Our Purpose is to strengthen the educational achievement of K-12 BIPOC students who are facing economic hardship by providing them with high-quality instruction from experienced tutors who will assist them with academics and test prep as well as essential learning and life skills. 


Our Mission is to minimize the disproportionate learning losses for low-income students of color to provide economic, social, and emotional stability for the youth served, their families, and their community. 


Our Objectives: In our work with our students, we focus on having an impact on three domains:

  • Academic Gains
  • Increased grades and/or scores
  • Engagement and motivation in school and schoolwork
  • Homework completion and understanding
  • Social/Emotional Gains
  • Confidence and pride
  • Self-efficacy and independence
  • Advocacy and leadership
  • Soft Skills Gains
  • Metacognition
  • Executive functions
  • Interpersonal skills


Our Core Values include:

  • Empathy - Our team empathizes with our students to build deeper connections, help us better understand what drives their behavior, and find strategies to help.
  • Educational Equity. We know that all students can learn when given the opportunity, so we seek to ensure that our students have the support and resources they need to be successful. 
  • Cultural Responsiveness - We strive to learn from and relate respectfully with people of all cultural backgrounds by continually reflecting on our own backgrounds and behaviors, actively learning about our students’ cultures and communities, and adjusting our practices accordingly.
  • Holistic Approach - We take a comprehensive approach to teaching by seeking to address the emotional, social, ethical, and academic needs of our students in an integrated learning format.
  • Partnership - We understand that students’ opportunities for learning extend beyond classroom walls, and thus we strive to nourish meaningful connections with our students’ families, schools,  and communities, as well as other organizations providing vital services to them.


We are looking for volunteer Ambassadors!


The Functions and Responsibilities of our Ambassadors:

  • Advocate for our nonprofit, spreading awareness and inspiring interest
  • Recruit tutors and other ambassadors
  • Form, document, and maintain relationships with K-12 schools, nonprofits, service providers, and donors
  • Maintain and share with E.R.E. logs of volunteer hours as well as confidential records of contact information and details of interactions
  • Share at least one E.R.E. social media post each week on personal social media


The Desired Skills of our Ambassadors:

  • Passion for helping underprivileged youth
  • Ability to connect with target audiences 
  • Clear, concise, and authentic communication (verbal and written, in-person and remotely) 
  • High level of professionalism
  • Talent for relationship-building
  • Ability to gather information and provide innovative insight
  • Attention to detail and organization
  • Open to receiving and giving feedback


The Requirements of our Ambassadors:

  • Participate in a 1.5 hour onboarding meeting online
  • Commit to at least 3 hours each week for a minimum of 3 months for outreach
  • Reliable access to a device with email and wifi capabilities
  • Reliable access to a personal phone


The Perks for our Ambassadors:

  • Flexible schedule with a great deal of autonomy
  • Build upon resume/CV
  • Establish meaningful networking connections
  • Obtain real-world experience
  • Help to make a difference!

Educate. Radiate. Elevate. is a nonprofit public charity operating in Illinois and Texas. 


Our Purpose is to strengthen the educational achievement of K-12 BIPOC students who are facing economic hardship by providing them with…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence


Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
651 S Wells St, Chicago, IL 60607, USA

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

  1. Background: Send resume and the email addresses & phone numbers of 2 professional references
  2. Logistics: When can you start? How much time could you commit each month and for how many months?
  3. Answer: Describe your last volunteer experience.
  4. Answer: What about Educate. Radiate. Elevate.’s Purpose, Mission, Objectives, and/or Core Values appeals most to you?
  5. Answer: Why is this opportunity important to you?
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