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  • TEDxUofIChicago: Apply to be an Executive Board Member by August 3!

  • Medlife Spring Trip to Nicaragua

  • First Project ESTEEM Meeting, Mon. 9/8

    Project ESTEEMs first meeting of the semester will be September 8th at 5:30 in the Honors College quiet study room! Please join us if you enjoy science, teaching, kids, or fun! It can be an option for an honors activity, provided you meet the requirements listed in the Honors Handbook. If you'd like more information, email project.esteem13@gmail.com!

  • Tutors Needed for Chicago Chinatown Youth Center

  • 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: http://goo.gl/forms/WZyKAVlCOR

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

  • GIVE (Get Involved with Volunteer Experiences) --Muscular Dystrophy Association (11/9)

  • The page is blue with white, red, and turquoise text, and includes the UIC logo and Chancellor's Student Service Award in the bottom right corner. Both are white circles with blue lettering, and the Chancellor's Award logo has a torch in the center. There is also a logo for the President's Award on the top, right side of the page, with a picture of an eagle and flag in the center.

    President’s Volunteer Service Award

  • Arts of Life Volunteer Opportunities

    The Arts of Life (http://artsoflife.org/) is a Chicago organization comprised of two professional arts studios working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  They have an ongoing need for volunteers and (un-paid) interns.  This is a wonderful opportunity for students of all academic backgrounds to participate in volunteer activities benefiting the disabled populations in Chicago.

    Please visit Arts of Life's website and contact Ms. Catie Norcott (cnorcott@artsoflife.or) if you are interested in volunteer and internship opportunities.

  • Summer Volunteer Opportunities with SLCE!

  • 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:

    Spring:

    • 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)

    Fall:

    • 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 (jer@uic.edu) 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 jer@uic.edu

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

    APPLY TO BE AN IGNITE MENTOR

    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 athomp40@uic.edu.

  • Volunteer with See the Silver Lining on 9/19 at 3pm in UI Health

  • Volunteer Tutors Needed: CPS Language and Cultural Support Services

  • 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 sarahg1@uic.edu

  • Pack the UIC Pop-Up Pantry during the Hunger Walk on 9/7

  • The background is white. The top left has the UIC College of Nursing Logo and the Arab American Family Services logo.

    Volunteers Needed for a Youth Community Advisory Board 

  • Apply To Be A Service Leader!

    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 odesor3@uic.edu.

  • Volunteer for Chicago Ideas Week! 10/13-10/19

    Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) is about the sharing of ideas, inspiring action, and igniting change to positively impact our world. People who come to CIW are artists, engineers, technologists, inventors, scientists, musicians, economists, explorers — and, well...just innately passionate. For more information on this year’s schedule please go to https://www.chicagoideas.com/years/2014/schedule

    For one week each October, CIW brings together some of the world's most outstanding speakers to present their ideas and inspire the innovations of tomorrow at 80+ sessions across the city of Chicago. CIW aims to be the platform for sharing big ideas and making big things happen.

    Chicago Ideas Week is an asset that belongs uniquely to Chicago, and reflects our great city in its inclusiveness, diversity and excellence of intellectual discourse. It is a platform that continues to be shaped by the people, organizations and institutions that care about the future of Chicago as well as communities around the globe.

    Volunteers are needed for events taking place October 13-19. Please log in and sign up to volunteer. As a volunteer you may have the opportunity to attend the events at which you are placed: https://www.chicagoideas.com/volunteer 

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) Summer Camp Volunteer Opportunity

  • Sprouting Leaders Looking for Volunteer Tutors for Fall Semester

  • Tutors Needed for Chinatown Youth Center

  • Project Inspire – New Student Organization on Innovation and Change, Meeting Thurs. 1/30

    Would you like to develop an app to improve access to healthcare around the work? Or maybe use video technology to bring improvements to education in low-income areas? Or a whole lot more? Well join Project Inspire for the opportunity to join a global group of university students working to find INNOVATIVE solutions to social/ medical/ environmental issues around the world! You will have the chance to actually create a project! First meeting on Thurs. Jan 30 at 5:00 in Lecture Center A6 with food! Board positions also available. Anyone with an interest in Pre-Health, public policy, engineering, art, inventing, computer science, or volunteerism should come check us out. Contact projectinspire2013@gmail.com for questions.

  • Volunteer Opportunity at Erie House

    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.

    September – December 2016

    Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays 2:30-5:00pm

    Contact: Rachel Serra, 773-542-7617, rserra@eriehouse.org

    Address: 4225 W. 25th Street, Chicago, IL 60623

  • Volunteer at the Bucktown 5k with HCAB on 10/6!

  • Paid tutoring position with Empowerment through Education and Exposure

    Empowerment Through Education and Exposure is hiring part-time tutors for children.  The tutor will work about 4 hours per week at one of several locations throughout the metro Chicago area.  The position pays $15/hour.  Some tutoring sites continue through the end of the semester while others may end in March and/or April.  See the attached flyer for a complete job description and list of required qualifications.  Contact Erica Earnest at eearnest@eeeyouth.org with questions.

  • Swimable Seeking Leadership Team Members

    Swimable is an aquatics program powered by university students that serves children with special needs. Our model consists of three parts: our instructors, our swimmers, and their families. Swimable features specially trained students that conduct one-on-one swim lessons with children with special needs. Swimmers can enjoy customized swim classes led by instructors that interact well and understand swimmers individual needs. We also work to provide a space where families can network and learn about other community resources that could benefit them.

    Swimable was developed and launched at UIUC and now is expanding to UIC.

    Currently, we are seeking students who are interested in being on the leadership team for Swimable @ UIC. There are a variety of roles, like public engagement, special events, and social media. Also, we are not major exclusive, we just want people who are passionate for our cause!

    If you are interested please visit Swimable.org where you can send us your information! Please pass this information along to anyone you think would be interested in this incredible opportunity and feel free to contact us if you have any questions (Swimable2@gmail.com).

  • Dreams for Kids seeking youth mentors, Apply by 10/12

    Dreams for Kids, a 501(c)3 non-profit children's charity, seeking fun, outgoing, dynamic college students to become Dream Leader Mentors (DLMs) for its annual We Are the Change (WATC) youth conference and beyond. Mentors will lead a group of ten student participants in a day full of break out sessions (curriculum training provided) about self-exploration and learning about enacting change domestically and internationally to be our world's future leaders!

    Who you are:

    •  Current college student with experience and a passion for working with diverse youth
    •  Posses excellent verbal communication skills to lead student breakout sessions
    •  Able to attend MANDATORY one day Conference Curriculum training (dates TBA)
    •  Able to commit 1-2 hours per week to continue working and meeting with your team to plan and implement community service projects during the 2014-2015 school year. 

     Interested students can read more about the role and fill out the Online Application here: 

    Dream Leader Mentors Online Application

    Questions?  Contact Shannon Claiborne, Interim Executive Director of Dreams for Kids, at sclaiborne@dreamsforkids.org

  • Annual Spring Leadership and Service Expo 1/27

    Student Center East (SCE) East Terrace

    January 27th, 11-2 PM

    Join us for our annual Spring Leadership and Service Expo!

    Over 30 area non-profit agencies will be here on campus looking for UIC students to work with! There will be a wide variety of agencies represented, including those focused on: youth, the environment, the arts, animals, human rights, community development, health, and more. All students are encouraged to visit the Expo to connect with and learn about volunteer and internship opportunities with local non-profit organizations.

    This could be a great way to find a service opportunity for an Honors Activity!

  • Medlife Medical Mission Trip to Riobamba, Ecuador – Info Session on March 14

  • Love Science and Kids? Join Project ESTEEM!

  • SLCE Fall Day of Service: Saturday, October 12th

  • 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 uicstudentveteransaffairs@gmail.com.

  • 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance Service Opportunity

  • Volunteer Opportunity: UIC Engage

  • Volunteers Needed for Fall Semester with Little Village READS

  • Volunteer for the Chicago Marathon with SFP and the Chicago Diabetes Project, Sun. 10/12

    Join the SFP Team for volunteering for the Chicago Marathon on 10/12 from 7:45am - 12:00pm. We will meet outside SCE to Cheer at Mile 17 as part of the Chicago Diabetes Project, Help outrun diabetes! Free T-shirts, food and drinks for each volunteer!

    Sign up here: (http://bit.ly/marathon-volunteer) Earlier the better since space may be limited! Please put the Society of Future Physicians as the team name.

    The Chicago Diabetes Project is a global collaboration of scientists working to make islet cell transplantation a viable treatment option for all who suffer with diabetes. Founded and directed by Chief of Transplantation Surgery & Honors College Faculty Fellow Dr. Jose Oberholzer.

    Questions? Contact Rahul Patel at rpate243@uic.edu

  • 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!

    REGISTER HERE!

    Contact odesor3@uic.edu if you have any questions!

  • Volunteer for the Windy City National Qualified Volleyball Tournament, 3/25 – 3/27

    The second annual adidas Windy City National Qualifier volleyball tournament will take place at McCormick Place Convention Center, March 25 – 27, 2016. Over 800 teams will participate in this event, and we’re in need of volunteer assistance to ensure it’s an overwhelming success!

    To view shifts available, additional details and register to volunteer – CLICK HERE

    Important Information:

    The minimum age for a volunteer is 18 years old. Volunteers MUST commit to work a minimum of TWO SHIFTS during the event. All volunteers receive two adidas staff t-shirts for the entire weekend. If volunteers are working multiple days, volunteers should plan to wear one of the shirts on each day. It is preferred that volunteers wear tan or black shorts and gym shoes. Please note that while the Volunteer Coordinator makes every effort to match you with your position preferences, volunteer positions are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Volunteer Coordinator will sign off any volunteer service hours once shifts are completed if needed. Volunteers must sign a Release of Liability Waiver provided by WCNQ staff.

    If you have any questions please reach out to Kim Vertin at kim.vertin@glrvb.com.

     

     

    Katie VanLandingham

    Senior Manager, Events and Operations

    Chicago Sports Commission

    72 E Randolph Street, 3rd Floor

    Chicago, IL 60601

    P: 312-567-8470 F: 312-567-8504

    kvanlandingham@chicagosportscommission.com

    www.chicagosportscommission.com

  • One-time volunteer opportunity: STEM event for middle school girls, Sat. 3/22 (Registration required)

    Are you interested in helping inspire and empower middle school girls to pursue science and math careers? Expanding Your Horizons - Chicago could use your help! We are looking for volunteers to help out at the second Expanding Your Horizons - Chicago conference on Saturday, March 22nd at the University of Chicago in Hyde Park. We will need volunteers from approximately 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., but not all volunteer jobs have to last all day.  Example positions include helping with registration, setting up and assisting workshop leaders, ushering participants between locations, distributing lunch, and cleaning up facilities.  There will be a reception with food and refreshments for volunteers at the end of the day.  

    Chicago Expanding Your Horizons 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 https://sites.google.com/site/eyhchicago/.

    Volunteers will be expected to attend a mandatory orientation session the week before the conference at the University of Chicago campus.  The dates for training this year are March 15, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. or March 19, 2014 at 6:00 p.m.  We are trying to recruit around 50 volunteers to help the conference day run smoothly.   Are you interested? Do you know somebody who might be interested?  The volunteer registration form can be found at https://sites.google.com/site/eyhchicago/volunteer-sign-up.

    Contact Jon Yaggie at jyaggi2@uic.edu with questions.

  • 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 svogt1@uic.edu.

  • 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 jpesola@vlacademy.org

  • Volunteer tutors needed for youth at Midtown and Metro Achievement Centers

    Volunteer at Midtown or Metro this year & make a difference in the life of a child!

    TUTOR the same Chicago student every week.SUPPORT parents as the primary educators of their children.BUILD character in MEF studetns through weekly goal setting.

    Come inspire the future generations along the pathways to success.

    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 at: http://www.midtown-metro.org/why-to-volunteer/  

    WHO: Female volunteers work with girls in 4th-12th grade & male volunteers work with boys in 4th-6th grade. MEF will need over 140 new volunteers this fall in order for every student to be paired with a caring, positive tutor or mentor!

    Visit midtown-metro.org/volunteer to learn more & apply!

    CONTACT: Carolyn Madigan cmadigan@midtown-metro.org for female volunteers and Oscar Calderon ocalderon@midtown-metro.org for male volunteers.

    Midtown & Metro provide school year programs for 4th-12th grade youth, offered at an affordable price designed for low-income families. Generous donors give over 90% of what it costs to run MEF programs.

     

  • Honors Activity Option: Aquinas Literacy Center Tutor, Training on 8/22-8/23

    Become a volunteer English as a Second Language tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center! Volunteer tutors are needed to instruct limited English proficient adult learners for 90 minutes per week at our Center, located at 3540 S Hermitage. All instruction is one-on-one and training is provided. Knowledge of a second language is not required; all instruction is in English. Join us for our two-part tutor training: Friday, August 22nd (6pm to 9pm) and Saturday, August 23rd (9am to 3pm). Tutors must attend both days for certification. Pre registration is required. For more information and to register for training, please contact Lori Rogers at 773.927.0512 or email aquinasliteracy@gmail.com. Since 1996, Aquinas Literacy Center, through English-language instruction, has enabled learners to transform their lives by acquiring skills to become successful parents, productive workers and responsible citizens.

  • 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

    Responsibilities:

    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 pmpierce@uic.edu. No phone calls or walk-in interviews.

  • Volunteer to be an ESL Tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center, Training on Fri. 5/2-5/3

    Become a volunteer English as a Second Language tutor at Aquinas Literacy Center! Volunteer tutors are needed to instruct limited English proficient adult learners for 90 minutes per week at our Center, located at 3540 S Hermitage.

    All instruction is one-on-one and training is provided. Knowledge of a second language is not required; all instruction is in English.

    Join us for our two-part tutor training: Friday, May 2 (6pm - 9pm) and Saturday, May 3 (9am to 3pm). Tutors must attend both days for certification.

    View the website at http://aquinasliteracycenter.org/.  For more information and to RSVP, please contact Lori Rogers at 773.927.0512 or email aquinasliteracy@gmail.com

    Since 1996, Aquinas Literacy Center, through English-language instruction, has enabled learners to transform their lives by acquiring skills to become successful parents, productive workers and responsible citizens.

     

  • Volunteer with the Center for Economic Progress (CEP)!

  • Tutoring Opportunities at Chicago Youth Programs

  • 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: https://orgsync.com/91727/chapter.  All trip information is under the FILES tab. The application is under the FORMS tab.

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

  • Project: Vision seeking After-School Tutors

    Seeking After School Tutors

    Project: VISION (www.projectvisionchicago.org) is a small grassroots organization serving youth age 12-18 in Chicago's Chinatown & Bridgeport neighborhoods. We are seeking paid and volunteer 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!

    Qualifications:

    -Must be at least college sophomore
    -Strong academic record (undergraduate GPA of at least 3.3/4.0) and confident in subjects including English, history, and higher math (i.e. algebra, geometry, advanced alegebra, pre-calculus), and sciences (i.e. biology, chemistry and physics).
    -Good communication skills
    -Reliable, punctual, self-motivated and able to work well with a team
    -PAID TUTORS must be available to work 10-20 hours/week (in minimum 3 hour blocks).
    -VOLUNTEER TUTORS must be available to work at least one 3 hour block per week. Shifts are available Mondays-Fridays 3-7pm and Saturdays 10a-1p. 
    -All tutors must be able to commit to working the entire academic year (through 6/15/15)
    -Experience working with youth in the 12-18 age group is preferred.

    Please refer to our Idealist post for further details:
    http://www.idealist.org/view/job/PnSb9Phx3w8d/

    To apply, please send a resume (and cover letter for paid position candidates) to us via email at: staff@projectvisionchicago.org

    Thank you for your interest!
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    Project:VISION, Inc.

    staff@projectvisionchicago.org

     

    Our VISION is a world with new generations of independent, fulfilled individuals centered in their strengths and committed to global responsibility.

    http://www.projectVISIONchicago.org/

  • Volunteer Days at the UIC Heritage Garden