School Year Volunteer Opportunities

This option is ideal for volunteers who can commit to coming on the same day each week.

Responsibilities
  • A tutor is responsible for providing help on homework in reading, writing, and math.
  • Homework includes computer programs that the school assigns such as Reflex, Odyssey, and Type to Learn.
  • A minimum of 20 minutes or reading is required K-5.
  • Materials are provided but volunteers are welcome to bring in their own if they would like.
  • Once homework is completed, supplementary activities can be provided by Program Coordinators upon request.
  • To keep students focused and on task during one hour of tutoring.
Time Frame
  • Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Volunteers pick one day a week (or more if available).
  • Volunteers are paired with the same student each week.
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 15
  • Minimum commitment preferably one semester.

Great option for volunteers who would like to be involved but cannot commit to a weekly schedule in a classroom setting.

Responsibilities
  • A tutor is responsible for providing help on homework in reading, writing, and math.
  • Homework includes computer programs that the school assigns such as Reflex, Odyssey, and Type to Learn.
  • A minimum of 20 minutes or reading is required K-5.
  • Materials are provided but volunteers are welcome to bring in their own if they would like
  • Once homework is completed, supplementary activities can be provided by Program Coordinators upon request.
  • To keep students focused and on task during one hour of tutoring.
Time Frame
  • Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Volunteers come in when their schedule allows (minimum of twice a month).
  • Volunteers are paired with a student who either does not have an assigned tutor or has an assigned tutor that is absent.
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 15

Ideal for volunteer ages 13-14 and volunteers who would like the opportunity to work with a variety of students.

Responsibilities
  • Classroom helpers are assigned to a specific grade of students and will assist students with homework and other projects.
  • To assist coordinator.
  • To keep students focused and on task during classroom time.
Time Frame
  • Monday - Thursday 4:30pm-5:30pm
  • Volunteers pick one day a week (or more if available).
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 13
Responsibilities
  • Lead minimum of 10 maximum of 20 students.
  • Assistant will be provided upon request.
  • Current and Past Workshops: running, knitting, art, science, dance, chorus, yoga.
  • We welcome you to lead these or any new ideas you may have.
Time Frame
  • Monday - Thursday 3:30pm-4:20pm
  • Friday 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Volunteer pick one day a week.
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 18

(Hadley Junior High 240 Hawthorne Boulevard Glen Ellyn, IL 60137)

Responsibilities
  • A tutor is responsible for providing help on homework in reading, writing, and math.
  • Materials are provided but volunteers are welcome to bring in their own if they would like.
  • To keep students focused and on task during one hour of tutoring.
  • This is primarily group tutoring.
  • Strong math skills a plus.
  • Must take initiative in discerning daily homework/help needed.
Time Frame
  • Monday - Thursday 3:30pm-4:40pm
  • Volunteers pick one day a week (or more if available).
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 16
  • Minimum commitment preferably one semester.

Summer Volunteer Opportunities

(15-20 volunteers maximum per day)

Responsibilities
  • Helping with a variety of activities in a classroom setting.
  • There will be group activities and individual activities.
  • Reading, writing, and math will be primary subjects covered.
Time Frame
  • Tuesday - Thursday 8:40am-11am
  • Volunteers pick the dates they can come in.
  • Very flexible.
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 16

(Number of volunteers based on student needs)

Responsibilities
  • One on one tutoring for students in need of extra academic support beyond the classroom.
  • Materials will be provided by GECR staff, or if you would like to bring your own please let us know and we can discuss this further.
  • Reading, writing, and math will be primary subjects covered.
Time Frame
  • Tuesday- Thursday 8:40am-11am (Note: most students will be in classroom for part of this time).
  • Volunteers pick the dates they can come in.
  • Prefer a regular weekly commitment.
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 16

(Unlimited number of volunteers)

Responsibilities
  • Interact and engage with students during group and free choice time.
  • This is a great time to interact with GECRC students in a fun environment.
Time Frame
  • Tuesday - Thursday 11am-12pm
  • Volunteers pick one day a week (or more if available).
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 13
Responsibilities
  • Lead minimum of 10 maximum of 20 students.
  • Assistant will be provided upon request.
  • Current and Past Workshops: running, knitting, art, science, dance, chorus, yoga.
  • We welcome you to lead these or any new ideas you may have.
Time Frame
  • Tuesday - Thursday 11am-12pm
Qualifications
  • Minimum age 18