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  • Tutoring Opportunity in Biology (Potential Honors Activity)

    The Department of Biological Sciences is seeking students who have excelled in Biology courses to volunteer as tutors for a few specific courses.  Courses for which they are seeking tutors include:


    • Bios 100 (section taught by Sandra Gibbons)
    • Bios 230 Ecology and Evolution (section taught by Karin Nelson)
    • Bios 236 Animal Behavior (section taught by Karin Nelson) 
    • Bios 335 History of Life (section taught by Karin Nelson)


    • Bios 220 Genetics (section taught by Suzanne Mc Cutcheon/ Jeremy Lynch )
    • Bios 230 Ecology and Evolution (section taught by Karin Nelson)
    • Bios 240 Homeostasis (section taught by )
    • Bios 350 Microbiology Lab 

    If you have taken any of these courses with these instructors and received a strong grade, and are interested in tutoring for the course, please contact the instructor AND Professor Richmond ( to inquire about tutoring opportunities.

    This may be able to be used as an Honors Activity, provided it meets Activity requirements outlined in the Handbook and your Faculty Fellow provides approval.  Talk with an Honors Advisor for more information.

    Questions? Contact Professor Richmond at

  • Changing Children’s World Foundation Education and Social Media Internships, Apply by 12/29

    Attached are two internships for the Changing Children's Worlds Foundation <> for the Spring 2015 semester.

        - Education/ICDP Internship

        - Social Media and Tech Support Internship

    Deadline to apply is December 29th.


    "Since its inception in 2012, Changing Children's Worlds Foundation has hosted numerous interns at the undergraduate and graduate level. These students invest their time and talent into CCWF research, programs, projects, communications, fundraising, and social media. Various backgrounds include law, social work, psychology, communications, and business among other professional discplines. These vibrant students significantly contribute to the cause of child rights protection while learning about the international field at both the global and domestic levels based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

    As the internship progresses and interns engage with CCWF internship projects, social media, and reading, they become familiar with the academic and practical pursuits of international child rights protection including the economic, political, cultural and societal contexts in which CCWF and all child rights organizations operate. Interns also play a significant role in increasing social awareness of child rights issues through the social media avenues of Facebook and the CCWF website, where they actively discuss current global and domestic child rights' issues, and share activity and learning."

  • Volunteer to be a Court Interpreter, Apply by Mon. 12/8

    Ensuring equal access to the courts for individuals with language limitations is an important issue, especially in Illinois, which has a significant and growing number of people with Limited English Proficiency all across the state.  To assist the Illinois circuit courts with providing qualified interpreters, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts (AOIC) is launching a statewide certification program for persons with native-like mastery of English and a second language which will require attendance at an orientation and passing scores on written and oral exams. The orientation sessions in October, November and December 2014 will offer information about the interpreting profession, the code of interpreter ethics and modes of interpreting. Interpreters do not need to have experience with interpreting in court to apply.

    Upcoming Orientations include: 

    December 11-12: Grayslake, IL

    December 13-14: Springfield, IL

    Register by December 8 for either orientation.

    To learn more and apply, visit: 

  • Science Fair Judges needed for local Junior High, Fri. 12/12

    The UIC WISE program has been asked to recruit science fair judges for the Upper Grade (6-8) Science Fair at Mark T. Skinner Fine Art & Technology School. They are looking for judges to evaluate the projects. If you, or someone you know, are able to come and help out, please let us know! They will have rubrics ready to go for you.

    The Science Fair judging will take place on Friday, December 12th from 9:45 to 12:45 in the gym.

    Skinner is located near Whitney Young High School at 1260 W Adams St in Chicago.

    If interested, please RSVP to Veronica Arreola at by Wednesday, 12/10.

  • 2015-16 Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellowships Program @ Congressional Hunger Center, Apply by Jan. 6

    The Congressional Hunger Center (CHC) is excited to offer a unique opportunity to be actively involved in the movement to end hunger and poverty. Our national initiative, the Bill Emerson National Hunger Fellows Program, trains, inspires and sustains a tight-knit community of emerging leaders committed to social justice. The program provides Fellows with an opportunity to gain practical experience fighting hunger and poverty, work with community-based and national leaders, deepen their analysis around poverty and develop leadership skills.  The application deadline for the 2015– 2016 program is January 6, 2015.  If you have questions, please email or call 202-547-7022 x 29. 

  • Action Reconciliation Service for Peace: Year-Long Volunteer Service in Germany, Apply by Jan. 31

    Action Reconciliation Service for Peace (ARSP) is seeking Americans (ages 18 and above) interested in serving on a voluntary basis for a year in Germany.

    People from diverse backgrounds live, work and learn together for 12 months at Holocaust memorial sites and non-profits promoting understanding and tolerance, remembering the past and taking a stand against anti-semitism, racism and discrimination today. The volunteers come from the United States, Israel, Russia and different European countries, including Germany itself. ARSP works to foster international, interreligious and intercultural dialogue and creating a more peaceful world. 

    Deadline for Applications is January 31, 2015. For more information please click here

  • MLK Service Day: Donate Items through UIC Center for Literacy

    Would you and/or your friends and families be interested in donating to homeless families in need?
    Martin Luther King Service Day has become an important day of service for the UIC Center for Literacy's AmeriCorps Project MORE, staff, and community volunteers. It is a DAY ON!, where we come together to give back to communities in need.

    On January 19, 2015, our teams will be working with 8-10 homeless shelters to provide families a day filled with: literacy activities, reflection on the meaning of service and the impact of Dr. King as well as providing much needed donations. Our team of volunteers will wrap the day up with a lunch and reflection of their service experience.
    In speaking with Shelter Directors, ITEMS NEEDED by families include:
    TOILETRIES (soap, shampoo, deodorant, shaving cream, feminine products, tooth brushes, tooth paste, and like items), NEW GLOVES, SCARVES, HATS

    YOU CAN:
    1) DONATE money on-line via our Center's website: 
    *Look for DONATE today on our home page
    *Specify that your donation is for MLK SERVICE DAY when answering: Do you have other instructions for processing your gift?
    *You will receive an e-mail confirming that we have received your donation
    --Funds donated will be used towards the MLK service project taking place 1/19/15
    2) DONATE items directly to one of our locations
    *1640 W. Roosevelt Road, 6th Floor, RM 651 Chicago, IL (Jenn: 312-355-4227)
    *1040 W. Harrison, Room 1223 (UIC College of Education, Center for Literacy)
    *Last day for donation drop off is 1/15/15

    For more information on MLK DAY contact Jennifer Jones @ 312-355-4227
    Curious about what our service day entails? Check out past MLK Service Project videos:

    Thank you for your time and interest in helping families in need. We appreciate your support.
    **THANK YOU TO CURRENT DONORS including our own: Chicago BEARS!!!

  • Honors College Tutor Applications for Spring 2015, Final Deadline 1/16

    Would you like to be a tutor in the Honors College Tutoring Center?  This is a great opportunity to apply what you have learned in your classes and help fellow students learn. To be eligible to tutor for the Honors College, you must be in your second year of college at UIC, and have a 3.4 UIC GPA or higher. The final deadline for applications is January 16, 2015.  Questions? Contact Sarah Gardiner at

  • American Diabetes Association Volunteer Opportunities

    Are you or a loved one affected by diabetes or related complications?  Do you want to help those that are affected by diabetes and make a difference in your community?  Would you like to gain meaningful experience and build professional skills to boost your resume?

    If your answer is YES to any one of the questions, come join us!

    At the American Diabetes Association, we are dedicated to changing the future of diabetes by spearheading a national movement that invites people to help confront and fight diabetes. Our ultimate goal is to Stop Diabetes® — once and for all. We cannot achieve this goal alone. Your dedication and passion are critical to strengthening our movement and realizing our mission: to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

    Your involvement as an American Diabetes Association volunteer— whether on a local or national level — will help us expand our community outreach and impact, inspire healthy living, intensify our advocacy efforts, raise critical dollars to fund our mission, and uphold our reputation as the moving force and trusted leader in the diabetes community.

    Please fill out the volunteer form and we will contact you with more information about our volunteer opportunities. Simply just click on the following link to access the form:

    Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Elizabeth Umunna at 312-346-1805 Ext. 6553 or email with inquiries to .

  • Honors Activity Option: Little Village READS Tutor for 1-3 grade

    Be a Part of an Awesome Reading Program!

    Little Village READS is a new literacy initiative that pairs reading tutors with 1st through 3rd grade  students in the Little Village Community. All our students have been referred by their teachers for extra help outside the classroom, and they meet with tutors two days a week to work on building their reading skills. Tutors engage students in free reading, interactive games, and fun literacy activities.

    If you are interested in being a tutor we would love to hear from you! This is a great opportunity to gain some hands on experience working with an amazing group of kids.

    January 5th – June 4th
    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays

    contact: Rachel Serra, 773-542-7617,
    address: 4225 W. 25th Street, Chicago, IL 60623

  • Village Leadership Academy Seeking Reading Mentors for Youth, Beginning 1/26

    Village Leadership Academy is currently seeking Reading Mentors for the after-school program.  Volunteer opportunities range from 1-4 times a week during the 3:30 - 4:30pm time slot Monday thru Thursday.  Each week you will enjoy reading and discussing a student-selected text with your VLA mentee.

    Conveniently located at Roosevelt Rd. and Morgan St. 

    Volunteer Orientation: Wed. 1/21 at 4pm or by appointment

    Session Start Date: Week of January 26

    Contact: Reading Mentor Coordinator, Jess Pesola at

  • Spring Leadership and Service Expo, Wed. 1/28

    Do you want to make a difference in the Chicago area? Are you looking for a short term or long term volunteer opportunity?Wondering how you can use your skills and interests to help out those in need?


    Approximately 40 non-profit agencies will be in attendance at this event and they are in need of your wonderful talents! Stop by to learn about volunteer and internship opportunities in and around Chicagoland.

    Date: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 (rain or shine)

    Time: 11:00am to 1:00pm

    Location: Concourse around UIC Bookstore in Student Center East (SCE)

    All students, staff and faculty are encouraged to stop by the Expo, and it's a great chance to connect with local non-profit organizations. A wide variety of agencies will be represented, focused on youth, the environment, the arts, animals, human rights, community development, health, and more! Find service and volunteer opportunities that match your interests, learn more about the needs of your communities, and discover how you can get involved.

    Everyone is welcome!

    For more information, or to indicate if you require any accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services (SLDVS) at 312-996-4500, @SLDVS_at_UIC, or Visit SLDVS online at or "like" us on Facebook at

    Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services is a program of Student Development Services, a unit within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs - "engaging students for success, from orientation through graduation."

  • Honors Activity Option: Reader/Scribe Needed for ECON 121 (Principles of Macroeconomics)

    The Disability Resource Center is seeking a Reader/Scribe to support a fellow student in ECON 121: Principles of Macroeconomics.

    Duties: Reader/scribe will help a student with a visual impairment complete the requirements for ECON 121.   Honors student would attend discussion sections and meet with student as needed outside class to assist with the visual and writing aspects of homework and in-class activities.  The student would be responsible for informing the reader/scribe what tasks are needed such as filling out or reading graphs aloud, describing images in detail.  Reader/scribe will also provide assistance to student on exams and quizzes throughout the semester.

    Qualifications: Previous experience in economics preferred. No plans on taking ECON 121 in the future.

    Days and Times: Discussion Section meets Thursdays from 9:30-10:20 a.m. Other days and times as negotiated with student. 

    Contact Info: If interested please contact Sara Vogt at or 312-413-9467

  • Honors Activity Option: Evening Tutoring on West Campus through UIC Campus Housing

    Are you interested in tutoring on campus in an evening setting? Campus Housing needs tutors on Sunday through Thursday evenings (7pm-10pm) in its West Learning Resource Center (1933 W. Polk St.). This could potentially be used as an Honors Activity for the semester.  If you are interested, please contact Nick Ardinger at (312) 355-6325 or

  • Honors Activity Option: NBC Homework Hotline Volunteers Needed on Tuesday nights

    UIC/NBC Homework Hotline Volunteers needed for Spring 2015.  Volunteers are especially needed on Tuesday evenings right now.  Most tutoring begins the week of Monday, 1/26 so email Sarah Gardiner at if you are interested.


  • Project: VISION Paid After-School Tutoring Position in Chinatown and Bridgeport

    Project: VISION is a small grassroots organization serving youth age 12-18 in Chicago's Chinatown & Bridgeport neighborhoods. We are seeking tutors for our After School Homework Tutoring Program. Tutors will assist students in grades 6-12 with homework and provide enrichment activities to help students develop academic skills and knowledge. Each tutor will work with 4-5 students each afternoon and assist the Program Coordinator with maintaining student records. We are seeking tutors with strong personal academic records and enthusiasm and passion for teaching youth.  The position is paid an hourly rate of $9.50/hour.  Click on the post to learn more.


  • Nominations for the Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards Due Fri. 2/13

    Nominations are now being accepted for the 43rd Annual Chancellor's Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA)!
    The CSSLA program recognizes exceptional students who, while maintaining high academic achievement, demonstrate a commitment to leadership and volunteerism. Please consider nominating outstanding students you know who have given their time and talents to campus or community service.
    The nomination deadline is Friday, Feb. 13, at 5pm. Nominations can be submitted by UIC students, staff or faculty by visiting: 
    Awards will be presented to chosen recipients at the 43rd Annual CSSLA program, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, April 9, 2015, in the Illinois Room of SCE. Presented awards will include: the Chancellor's Student Service Award, the Eugertha Bates Memorial Award, and the President's Volunteer Service Award. Visit or contact Casey Lowman at for more information.

  • Volunteers Needed for Diabetes Expo on Sat. 4/18, Register by Fri. 3/20

    On Saturday, April 18th 2015, about 14,000 people will celebrate and take advantage of our 75th Annual Diabetes EXPO 2015, a FREE one-day health exposition hosted by your American Diabetes Association at McCormick Place. As you know,

    We are currently looking for EXPO Volunteers to help make this event a huge success.  We are looking for volunteers to be greeters, to help with registration, check in, to work at our various stages including our main and healthy eating stage. We are looking for volunteers who are both committed and passionate to help others in the community. If you are looking to make a difference, enjoy a free and fun educational event, gain some leadership skills, build your network or would like to be a part of our history, please join us for this event!Please complete EXPO VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION FORM through simply clicking this link: 

    Please RSVP through completing above form for this event by 3/20/2015.

    What: Diabetes EXPO 2015

    When: Saturday, April 18th, 2015

    Time: 9:00 AM to 4:15 PM

    Where: McCormick Place - Lakeside Center (Hall D), 2301 S Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60603

    For more information about EXPO 2015 and to pre-register, visit To become an EXPO Captain please contact Elizabeth Umunna at . We hope that you will help us make EXPO 2015 a success and join us in the fight to Stop Diabetes!

  • Chicago Volunteer Expo, Sun. 2/22

    There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2015.  Find the one that’s right for you at the Chicago Volunteer Expo! Visit over 75 nonprofit organizations from all over the city to learn how you can lend a hand.  Whether your passion is the environment, the arts, or social justice, there’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for you.

    Sunday, Feb. 22, 10am - 4pm, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N Cannon Drive, Chicago IL 60614 

  • Volunteer for a one-day conference to help inspire middle school girls to pursue science and math careers, Sat. 3/28

    Are you interested in helping inspire and empower middle school girls to pursue science and math careers? We could use your help! We are looking for volunteers to help out at the third Expanding Your Horizons - Chicago conference on Saturday, March 28th at UIC. EYH Chicago is a one-day conference where 200 middle school girls participate in hands-on science, technology, engineering, and math workshops. It is an exciting event for both the girls and volunteers, and we hope you will help us make this year’s conference a success! More information about the conference can be found on our website at  Click on the post to learn more.

  • Road Trip with ASB! #springbreak Apply by Fri. 2/27

    Have the experience of a lifetime with fellow UIC students this spring break!

    $150 will cover lodging, transportation, and food for a whole week. If you're interested in making great memories and participating in direct service for poverty, homelessness, health, environmental or another social justice issues this spring break, please read on!

    Alternative Spring Break at UIC is happy to announce that applications for Spring 2015 trips are now open! We organize alternative break tripswhere 7-10 groups of ~10 students engage in direct service for a week. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue; Students educate themselves and each other, and then do hands-on work with relevant organizations.

    If you would like more information about these trips and how to apply please find our webpage at:  All trip information is under the FILES tab. The application is under the FORMS tab.

    Application deadline is Friday February 27th. E-mail with any questions/concerns. 

  • Dream Leader Mentors Needed for the We Are The Change Conference

    MARCH 2015, 9am-5pm

    Are you outgoing, creative, and passionate about social issues? Do you enjoy working with others and inspiring leadership in at-risk youth? If so, being a Dream Leaders Mentor is for you!

    The Dream Leaders Program is built on the premise that through focused education and service to others, at-risk youth become leaders in addressing the societal issues that surround them.

    We are seeking college-aged students to participate as facilitators at the WATC Conference who can continue to guide a Dream Leaders team postconference on a social initiative.

    For more information visit and contact Grace Adams at

  • Food Drive for Pop-Up Pantry, Tues. & Wed. 3/10-11

    The Wellness Center, Undergraduate Student Government (USG), the Greek Programming Board, and the Student Activities Board (SAB) need your help. A new service launched last semester called the Pop-Up Pantry, which provides canned goods and nonperishable items to homeless, low-income, and to any student who needs the resource. We need your support to continue this important service for our UIC community.

    March 10th & 11th at the Commuter Student Resource Center from 10:00am-5:00pm, the Wellness Center, USG, the Greek Programming Board, and the Student Activities Board are organizing a food drive. All donations from the food drive will go directly to support the Pop-Up Pantry.

    Donate 0-5 items, and receive a free USG hacky sack • Donate 5-29 items, and receive a free water bottle or coffee tumbler • Donate 30 items or more, and receive a free USG hoodie

    Monetary Donations can be made at Pop-Up Pantry website:


  • Volunteer at the Student Research Forum, Thurs. 4/2

    The Student Research Forum is seeking student volunteers to help keep the event in the UIC Forum on April 2nd running smoothly. 

    The shifts are: 8:30 AM (or earlier) - 10:30 AM; 10:00 AM - 1:30 PM; 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM; 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM; 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM; 11:00 AM; 2:00 PM; 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM; 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM; 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM. Please select one of these shifts (no shorter shifts are permitted) and email Ms. Jacquie Berger at right away to volunteer. 

    This is a great way to participate in the research community at UIC and to learn about other students' capstones and see how a presentation is done before your own Capstone year! Volunteering could count as a UIC Experience or Honors College Experience (or other engagement checklist) activity, so speak to your advisor or Dean Hall if you are seeking approval.

  • Honors Ambassadors and HCAB Applications Available, Due Fri. 4/10

    Honors College Mentoring and Leadership Opportunities

    Honors College Ambassadors: Be a mentor to incoming Honors College Freshmen and Transfer Students! - Applications due April 10- Find out more at either of the Ambassador events, April 2nd @ 7pm Stukel Library, or April 7th @ 12pm Honors College Quiet Study - Application process includes a group interview

    Honors College Advisory Board: represent your fellow Honors College students, plan fun events, and learn how the Honors College works! Applications due April 10.

  • Handmade Cards & Envelopes for UIC Day of Service with Donate by Design, Tues. 4/7

    Please join us in the effort to make beautiful cards and envelopes that will brighten up someones day!

    Tuesday, April 7, 5 - 7:30 pm, 114 Burnham Hall


    Donate by Design is teaming up with Chancellors Committee on the Status of Women, Minority Concerns Subcommittee (CCSW) to make handmade cards and envelopes to contribute to the UIC Day of Service! Completed cards and envelopes will be delivered to UICs Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services (SLDVS), who will then send the cards to prisoners on April 18th, the UIC Day of Service.

    We would appreciate any card/envelope-making supplies that you are able to donate, so please bring paper items (magazines, old calendars, book covers, old wrapping paper, etc), adhesive, and your own pair of scissors, if you can. Templates, decorative papers, labels, and markers will be provided.

    Questions? Contact Alison Chen at

  • Volunteer to help Chicago youth get a head start on their financial future, Beginning Sat. 4/18

    The Economic Awareness Council is seeking undergraduate students to help provide local youth with resources and mentorship to help them gain financial awareness, experiment with green technology, assess various financial choices, create their own business plans and more.  There are two main opportunities available:

    1) Individuals to work with youth 4th - 8th generally on more business/entreprenuership education exercises at the Museum of Science and Industry. 

    2) Individuals to work with older youth  14-18 on their resume and conduct mock interviews. 

    Fliers with details, dates, and contact information are attached below.

  • Kovler Center for treatment of survivors or torture seeking volunteer translators

    Do you speak a language besides English?  Learning Spanish, French, or Arabic at UIC?  The Kovler Center for the treatment of survivors of torture needs volunteers for oral and written translation.  Learn more and apply here: Questions?  Contact Flutra Sahatqija at

  • Chinese Mutual Aid Association Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

    Internship and volunteer opportunities are available year-round at the pan-Asian social services non-profit, the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA), in Chicago which serves people from all ethnic backgrounds & all generations.

    Currently, the following internships available and job descriptions are attached: 

    * Business Development  * Grant Writer * Workforce Development & Outreach Liaison 

     Internships will be available in different areas; please contact if interested in a different position.  CMAA offers a variety of volunteer opportunities whether it's a one-time engagement at an event, ongoing tutoring in our youth program, helping out as an individual or as a group at one of our fundraisers and the list of different opportunities goes on.  Contact Michelle Lura White, if you are interested in an internship or volunteer opportunity:


  • Honors Fall 2015 Service Opportunities: Tutoring and NBC Homework Hotline Applications Available, Priority Deadline May 8

    Honors College Service Opportunities for Fall 2015:

    Honors College Tutoring – Tutors schedule 3 hours per week in the Honors College Tutoring Center providing tutoring services to other UIC students.  Tutors must meet the following:

    o   Be a student in good standing with the Honors College

    o   Have attended UIC for at least 1 year

    o   Must be able to tutor in at least 3 different courses

    o   Schedule 3 hours each week

    o   Priority Application Deadline: May 8, 2015.  Final Deadline: September 4, 2015


    NBC Homework Hotline – Tutor Metro Chicago area youth through manning the NBC hotline!  Choose one 3-hour time in a week.  Final Application Deadline: September 8, 2015.

    Both applications are attached below.   For more information on either of these opportunities, please email Sarah Gardiner

  • Casa Juan Diego seeking Summer Youth Mentors

    Casa Juan Diego invites members of the UIC Honors College to volunteer at Casa Juan Diego Youth Center this summer!  Our summer program for youth 1st through 8th grade, Think Green, Act Green, includes recreation, sports, art, music, reading, math, computers, field trips and more!  Interested in sharing your skills with us for several hours any week day?  Please contact Casa Juan Diego’s volunteer coordinator, Brillid Santillan:


    2020 S. Blue Island Avenue

    Chicago, IL 60608

    Tel: (312) 421-7647 Ext. 323

  • Apply To Be A Service Leader!


    Applications are open to be a service leader! Want to be a Day of Service site lead or to challenge yourself? Want to lead the campus in service opportunities? Log in and apply today!   

    Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services is looking for service leaders for the 2015-2016 academic year.  The leaders will take on responsibilities for the Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day and the 7th Annual Day of Service.  Additionally, leaders will assist with both Speaking of Service lectures and Get Involved in Volunteer Experiences events.  Specific group training opportunities and meetings will take place regularly as well.  All students, be first-year, senior, or graduate/professional, are encouraged to apply.

    Applications are open and are accepted on a rolling basis with preference given to those with:

    Availability and interest in helping out with SLDVS events outside of the expectations.A desire to increase the number of UIC community members that partake in service activities.Leadership and/or volunteering/service experience.Interest in being a service leader for more than the 2015-2016 academic year.Earlier applications.

    Go here to apply and for more information. If you have questions, contact Olivia Desormeaux, Graduate Assistant for Service, at

  • Apply To Be An Ignite Mentor, Priority Deadline 7/1


    Want to develop your leadership skills? Want to work with first- and second-year UIC students? Want to have an awesome experience to put on your applications for jobs and grad school? Join the IGNITE Leadership Experience as a mentor!

    Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services and Campus Programs are looking for mentors to join for the 2015 Fall Semester IGNITE Leadership Experience. IGNITE is a semester-long exploratory leadership program designed to help first- and second-year undergraduate students gain leadership capacities and get involved in UIC. As engaged leaders, IGNITE mentors will help guide the leadership explorations of first- and second-year UIC students. The ideal mentor will have some leadership experience and, most importantly, be committed to engaging with leadership on a personal, academic, and professional level. IGNITE mentors will gain confidence in their interpersonal, facilitative, and advising skills—all critical areas of need for graduate school and the workforce! Requirements: 

    Must be a UIC junior or senior undergraduate student. Must commit to attend every IGNITE session on Tuesday nights from 3:45-6pmstarting September 22 and ending November 24.Unfortunately, due to the nature of our program, if you have a class/work/personal conflict that overlaps with our program schedule, you are not eligible to apply for the program. Please consider applying next year! Mentors must attend Catalyst LeaderShape on Saturday, September 19from 9am-5pm. We are seeking involved students with a passion for helping other students find their place at UIC.

    Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and preference will be given to students who submit by July 1, 2015 at IGNITE Mentor Application. If you have any questions, please contact Alea Thompson, Graduate Leadership Assistant, at

  • Possible Service Honors Activity with Disability Resource Center

    The Disability Resource Center is looking for an interested and committed Honors Student to work with a student who is blind in his Fall 2015 ECON 121: Principles of Macroeconomics course. The Honors Student would serve as the DRC student’s note taker and scribe throughout the fall semester.  A scribe assists with the visual and writing aspects of homework, in-class activities, and exams.  The DRC student will be responsible for training the scribe and informing what tasks are needed such as describing graphs, or writing down specific answers. 

    The responsibilities for this activity are as follows:

    -  Attend all classes as the student’s note taker and scribe for any in-class work that needs completion.

         o Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30-10:45 and Wednesdays from 1:00-1:50

    -  Meet with the student a couple of hours/week outside of class to help explain any notes and/or scribe homework assignments

    -  Scribe course exams with student throughout semester (2 midterms at 2.5 hours each and 1 final exam at 4 hours)


    The requirements for this activity are as follows:

    - Eligibility in the Honors College and approval of this activity by your Faculty Fellow

    - Familiarity with Macroeconomics – prefer someone who has taken ECON 121 before, especially with Professor William Rauscher

         o If you haven’t taken ECON 121 but will be in the future (including Fall 2015), you are not eligible for this activity.


    If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Sara Vogt at

  • Little Village Reads Tutoring Opportunity

    Share your love for reading!  Be a volunteer.

    Little Village READS is a new literacy initiative that pairs reading tutors with 1st through 3rd grade  students in the Little Village Community. All our students have been referred by their teachers for extra help outside the classroom, and they meet with tutors two days a week to work on building their reading skills. Tutors engage students in free reading, interactive games, and fun literacy activities.

    Volunteer to work with students in small groups one day or all four. We would love to have you be a part of READS!

    Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and/or Thursdays  from 2:30 – 4:30 Contact: Rachel Serra,, 773-954-9508

  • Be a Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program Mentor

    The Women in Science and Engineering Program is in need of mentors!  Over 100 students requested a mentor.  

    Perhaps you have been at UIC for at least 2 semesters? And have at least a 2.5 GPA? Then you can be a mentor!

    There are the majors we need mentors for:

    Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Neuroscience, Nursing, Psychology, Anthropology, Pre-Health Sciences

    To sign up to be a mentor, please visit the WISE Mentor application:

    Mentors can potentially use this as an Honors Activity, provided it meets the requirements outlined in the Honors College handbook.

    To learn more about peer mentoring, please visit our website! Or email Veronia Arreola at

  • Center for Literacy seeking volunteer tutors for adult literacy program

    The Center for Literacy is recruiting volunteer tutors to support the reading and math improvement of Head Start parents. 

    How can you help? • Tutor English or Spanish speaking GED Students • Participate in orientation, training's, and observations as offered. • Be willing to commit to 2 hours per week for a minimum of one quarter

    Where can you help? • 10 South Kedzie  • 4314 South Cottage Grove 

    When? • Now through July, 2016 • 9:00 am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm -3:00pm

    Learn more at  Contact Sharon Osinaike at or  312-413-9869 with questions.  

    This project was made possible by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a division of the Office of Secretary of State, using funds designated for literacy.

  • Become a Service Leader! Apply by Fri. 9/11

    Service leaders will take on responsibilities for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day and the 7th Annual UIC Day of Service.  Additionally, leaders will assist with both Speaking of Service (S.O.S.) and Get Involved in Volunteer Experiences (G.I.V.E.) events.  Specific group training opportunities and meetings will take place regularly as well.  All school years invited to apply. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until September 11th at 5pm.

    Benefits of being a service leader:

    act as an ambassador for service across campus

    make connections with community organizations

    gain invaluable leadership experience

    easy access to customizable volunteer opportunities

    free t-shirt

    learn more about UIC and higher education

    attend professional development opportunities

    meet other students with an interest in service

    get involved with the Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services office

    For more information and to apply, go here:


    Connect with Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services

     Visit SLDVS online at or “like” us on Facebook at  For more information about any events, or to indicate if you require any accommodations to participate, please contact us at 312-996-4500

  • Beach cleanup: An intro to UIC Freshwater Lab, Wed. 9/16

    A beach cleanup Sept. 16 will not only improve a bit of the Chicago lakefront but serve as an introduction to the new UIC Freshwater Lab course.

    Starting next spring, the course will offer students the opportunity to learn about and do projects on freshwater sources like Lake Michigan.

    For the beach cleanup, volunteers can bike together from Science and Engineering South to 12th Street Beach, leaving at 2:45 p.m., or meet at the beach, near the Red Line and Roosevelt bus stops, at 3:30 p.m.

    A pizza party with live music, sponsored by the Shedd Aquarium, will follow at 4:45 p.m. RSVP by today at

    The volunteers will hear about the Freshwater Lab course, offered through the English, history and public policy departments.

    It is sponsored by the Humanities Without Walls consortium, based at the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities on the Urbana-Champaign campus and funded by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

    “At this time of the California drought and other pressing water issues, we want to look at the relationship between Chicago and the Great Lakes and issues of access, conservation and management,” said Rachel Havrelock, assistant professor of English, who will teach the course.

    Class members will visit the aquarium, foundations, the Friends of the Chicago River and other water-related institutions.

    “We’ll go out and see the sites and meet the players,” Havrelock said.

    Students will come up with a project — “build a website, do an art show, invent a filtration system” — to present at a mini-conference at the end of the semester, she said.

    Their work will be judged by professionals, government officials and academics.

  • Village Leadership Academy Reading Mentor Program, Volunteer Orientation Mon. 9/28

    Become a Village Leadership Academy Reading Mentor & Change a Student’s Life!

    We currently have openings for intelligent and passionate volunteers for our after school Reading Mentors Program. Volunteer opportunities willhappen twice a week: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30pm-4:30pm.

    Each week, you will enjoy reading and discussing a student-selected text with your VLA mentee.

    Orientation date: Monday, September 28th at 4:00PM @ VLA (1001 W Roosevelt Rd.)

    Session Start Date: Wednesday, September 30th

    Reading Mentor Coordinator: Iliana Figueroa

    If interested, please email Ms. Figueroa - be sure to include your full name, contact details, availability,and if you are affiliated with a program or school.

    Village Leadership Academy
    1001 W Roosevelt Rd (Across the street from St. Ignatius & UIC)

  • Part-Time Paid and Volunteer Tutoring Positions with Project VISION

    Project: VISION ( is a small grassroots organization serving youth age 12-18 in Chicago's Chinatown & Bridgeport neighborhoods. They are seeking both volunteer and compensated tutors for their After School Homework Tutoring Program. Tutors will assist students in grades 6-12 with homework and provide enrichment activities to help students develop academic skills and knowledge base in a variety of subjects. Each tutor will work with 4-5 students each afternoon and assist the Program Coordinator with maintaining student records. They are seeking tutors with strong personal academic records and enthusiasm and passion for teaching!



    -Work under Youth Program Coordinator

    -Tutor students (grades 6-12) in various subject areas in after school homework tutoring program (answer students' questions, explain concepts, check work, help study for tests, etc.).

    -Provide enrichment activities to students.

    -Help maintain student records, attendance records, progress reports, and parent updates.

    -Volunteers must be able to commit at least 3 hours/week, and compensated tutors can work 10-20 hours per week. Shifts are available Mondays-Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays 10a-1p.

    -Must be able to commit to working at least through the end of the academic school year (6/21/16)



    -Must have a strong academic record and be confident with a variety of subjects through the high school levels

    -Must be especially strong in upper level math (i.e. geometry, algebra II, trigonometry, pre-calculus/calculus) and science (chemistry, physics) subjects

    -Experience working with youth in 12-18 age group preferred.

    -Organized, reliable, punctual, self-motivated and team player

    -Excellent communication skills

    Compensate Tutor Rate: $10/hour


    See more information at:  

    Paid staff: 


    If interested, contact Project: VISION at

  • Food Drive for the UIC Pop-Up Pantry! Thurs. 10/8

    The Wellness Center and Undergraduate Student Government (USG) need your help. The UIC Pop-Up Pantry provides canned goods and nonperishable items to homeless, low-income, and any other student who needs the resource. We need your support to continue this important service for our UIC community.

    Thursday, October 8th, will be this year's first food drive! All donations from the food drive will go directly to support the Pop-Up Pantry.

    Date: Thursday, October 8th
    Location: UIC Wellness Center, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street suite 238
    Time: 10 am- 4 pm

    Additionally, monetary Donations can be made on the Pop-Up Pantry website:

    Food Donation Guidelines:Products must be

    • In original cans, cartons, or bags
    • Non-perishable (requires no refrigeration or freezing)
    • Unopened and in the original container with the original product label
    • Free of damage, stains, moisture, etc.
    • Within expiration date

    Most Popular (Always the 1st to go)

    • On-the-go/instant meals (Easy Mac, etc.)
    • Pasta/rice (dry pasta, canned pasta, pasta packets, any type of rice)
    • Hot or cold cereal
    • Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, protein bars, etc.)
    • Beverages (coffee, tea, etc.)
    • Baby food

    Important Basics

    • Peanut butter/jelly
    • Canned fish
    • Canned meats
    • Canned beans
    • Canned soup/soup packets
    • Canned vegetables

    Non-food Items

    • Shampoo/conditioner
    • Toothbrushes/toothpaste
    • Toilet paper
    • Deodorant
    • Laundry detergent
    • Diapers

    Not Accepted

    • Candy
    • Cookies

    Thank you for your support!

    Carol Petersen, Associate Director of the Wellness Center

    Flordalia Rodriguez-Garcia, Undergraduate Student Government Vice-President

  • Volunteer with the Center for Economic Progress

    The Center for Economic Progress is opening our volunteer recruitment on Monday, October 12th.

    The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) is looking for volunteers to work one-on-one with low-income families to make tax time an opportunity to get ahead.

    To volunteer at a tax preparation site:
    • All training is provided; classes run through January.
    • No experience is necessary. We train a range of volunteers, including people with no background in taxes. If you’re bilingual, we need you.
    • Volunteers commit 25 hours of volunteering total during the tax season, late January to April 15th.

    Volunteer positions available as:
    • Tax Preparer: Work with clients to file federal and state tax returns and provide counseling on tax credits and forms.
    • Tax Site Specialist: Perform essential nontax-preparation activities, including client intake, translating and educating on basic banking options available on site.
    • Savings Coach: Work with clients at our tax preparation locations to share the importance of saving and encourage them to use a portion of their tax refund to accomplish this goal.

    A flyer has been attached with more information and details to register for volunteer. If you have any further questions contact or (312) 630-0266.

  • Become a Tutor at Metro Achievement Center

    Volunteer at Midtown or Metro this year & make a difference in the life of a child! Midtown & Metro provide school year programs for 4th-12th grade youth, offered at an affordable price designed for low-income families. Tutor the same Chicago student every week. Support parents as the primary educators of their children. Build character in students through weekly goal setting. Make a difference today!

    What: Two hours per week dedicated to tutoring and goal setting with an at-risk student from a low income family.

    Why: Your help can provide a student with the individual attention they need to find both personal and academic success. Read more

    Who: Female volunteers work with girls in 4th-12th grad & male volunteers work with boys in 4th-6th grade. 

    Visit to learn more & apply! 

    Contact: Carolyn Madigan for female volunteers and Oscar Calderon for male volunteers. 

  • Food Drive for the UIC Pop-Up Pantry!

    Dear UIC Community,

    We want to thank all of the students, faculty, and staff who have made a positive impact on the lives of our UIC students by donating to the Pop-Up Pantry. We want to pass along the "thanks" and gratitude that students give to Pantry helpers, but which is really meant for you.

    "Thank you! My husband is [an] unemployed veteran. My part-time job is for both of us and this helps a lot!"

    "Thank you so much. This means so much to me and other students here. Please continue this wonderful service."

    Please consider starting your Thanksgiving and other holiday celebrations with a food donation to the UIC Pop-Up Pantry November 9th Food Drive. The Pantry serves UIC students who are experiencing food insecurity.

    Our thanks to you includes a small token of appreciation for donations:

    1-5 items will receive a pen

    6-9 items will receive a coffee tumbler or t-shirt

    10 items or more will receive a hoodieFood Drive Date: Monday, November 9th

    Location: UIC Wellness Center, Student Center East, 750 S. Halsted Street suite 238

    Time: 10 am- 4 pmPhone: 312-413-2120 (No need to park when delivering a donation. Call when you arrive and we will do a curb side pick-up from your vehicle).Additionally, monetary Donations can be made on the Pop-Up Pantry website:

    Food Donation Guidelines:

    Products must be* In original cans, cartons, or bags* Non-perishable (requires no refrigeration or freezing) * Unopened and in the original container with the original product label * Free of damage, stains, moisture, etc.* Within expiration date

    Most Popular (Always the 1st to go)* On-the-go/instant meals (Easy Mac, etc.) * Pasta/rice (dry pasta, canned pasta, pasta packets, any type of rice) * Hot or cold cereal * Snack foods (granola bars, trail mix, protein bars, etc.) * Beverages (coffee, tea, etc.) * Baby food

    Important Basics* Peanut butter/jelly* Canned fish* Canned meats* Canned beans* Canned soup/soup packets* Canned vegetablesNon-food Items* Shampoo/conditioner* Toothbrushes/toothpaste* Toilet paper* Deodorant* Laundry detergent* Diapers

    Not Accepted* Candy* Cookies

    Thank you for your support,

    Carol Petersen
    Associate Director of the Wellness Center

    Flordalia Rodriguez-Garcia
    Undergraduate Student Government Vice-President

  • Science Fair Judges Needed - 12/14

    The UIC WISE program has been asked to recruit science fair judges for the Upper Grade (6-8) Science Fair at Mark T. Skinner Fine Art & Technology School. They are looking for judges to evaluate the projects. If you or someone you know is able to come and help out, it will be appreciated. 

    Judges just need to have a willingness to help a young person make their science project better. UIC students, staff and faculty are all welcome to volunteer. There is a good number of volunteers already, but still a few more people are needed to help out. The science teacher will have an easy scoring rubric to follow.

    The Science Fair judging will take place on Monday, December 14th from 9:45 to 12:45 in the gym.

    Skinner is located near Whitney Young High School at 1260 W Adams St in Chicago.

    If you can volunteer, please email Veronica Arreola at

  • Tutor at the UIC Cisar Student Veteran Center

    The Cisar Student Veteran Center (CSVC) is looking for tutors to help student veterans succeed in class.  The CSVC is a space for veterans to study and find fellowship with fellow students.  The CSVC is located at Student Center East, and is a great opportunity for ambitious and successful students to gain volunteer hours, strengthen a resume, and to engage in community service.  Specifically, the CSVC is in need of math and chemistry tutors, though all other areas of study are welcome.  They would prefer that prospective student tutors be available for a minimum of 1-2 hours a week at the CSVC.  Interested students may send a resume to

  • Toys for Tots Donation Box in BH until 12/16

    Since 1995, Toys for Tots has helped spread cheer during the holiday season through the generosity of donors. The UIC community is joining this effort by collecting toys for excited Cook County children. Please consider donating this year and brightening the life of a young child.

    New and unwrapped toys for children ages 0-13 can be dropped off at any of the collection sites on East Campus. Toys that are used or contain weapons or food cannot be accepted.

    Collection boxes located at:

    Graduate College Front Office – UH 603

    Honors College – Burnham 103

    Toys for Tots donation boxes will be available at UIC until 12/16.  Please contact Marie Khan (; 312-355-3456) with any questions.

  • Tutor at the AAAN Learning Center, Bio and Chem Tutors especially needed!

    AAAN is looking for tutors in:

    - Mathematics
    - Physics (Calculus and Algebra based)141, 142 & up
    - Accounting
    - Psychology
    - Chemistry
    - Biology
    - And any other subjects based on undergrad student requests


    African American Academic Network tutors assist students with course work related to UIC academics through individual or group sessions. Under the supervision of the Learning Resource Center manager, tutors will perform the following duties:

    - Must be available for work Monday thru Friday according to the set and agreed schedule
    - Maintain accurate student file progress and information
    - Maintain and monitor Learning Resource Center activities at all times
    - Assist in maintaining a clean LRC environment
    - Tutor in two (2) or more courses
    - Answer and assist students and staff with questions related to course information
    - Monitor computer lab and ensure computers and printers are operating properly and correctly by students
    - Promote tutoring, and other services and events offered or sponsored by AAAN
    - Lead peer review groups or workshop sessions, writing follow-up reports on student progress
    - Attend meetings and LRC sponsored events
    - Computer skills are required

    Minimum Qualifications:

    All tutor applicants are required current enrollment of 6 credit hours minimum and a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 or higher and have attended UIC at least 1 year (some grad students may qualify). Tutor candidates have the capability to effectively communicating with diverse entities of students who may have multiple learning needs or skills. All AAAN tutors are required to tutor in two (2) or more subjects/courses in which grades of “A” or “B” was earned. Once hired, tutors must work a minimum of 10 hours a week, and at least TWO DAYS in the week. Master’s candidates are welcome to apply.

    Please send all resumes to No phone calls or walk-in interviews.

  • MLK Day of Service on 1/18 Sign Up Open

    Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services has opened registration for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service!  The Day of Service is taking place on Monday January 18th in locations around the city.  This is a holiday from class but we see this as a chance for A Day On, Not a Day Off! Registration is first come, first served, so please don't delay! You can sign up as a group or as an individual, so this is an excellent opportunity for classes, student organizations, groups of friends, or just to give back to the community in his memory.  Share the flyer with friends, peers, and strangers alike! Go to the link below for more information about the current sites and to claim your spot!


    Contact if you have any questions!