1When and where does tutoring take place?
For students in grades K-5, tutoring takes place at Abraham Lincoln and Churchill Elementary schools from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Lincoln is located at 380 Greenfield Avenue, Glen Ellyn, and you will enter through door #29 off Newton Avenue. Churchill is at 240 Geneva Road in Glen Ellyn, and volunteers enter through door #4. For students in grades 6-8, tutoring takes place at Hadley Junior High from 3:30-4:40 p.m. The school’s address is 240 Hawthorne Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, and you will enter through the main entrance. Tutoring takes place in the Hadley library.
2How do I sign up?
1. Fill out an application online 2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation. Please note that this orientation is mandatory for all new volunteers. We will cover program policies as well as helpful tutoring strategies. For specific dates and times, visit our Volunteer Calendar. 3. After the orientation, your volunteer assignment will be emailed to you.
3I can't commit to a weekly schedule. Can I still be a tutor or be involved in a different capacity?
Absolutely! We have volunteer opportunities for you as well. Our most popular option is to be a substitute volunteer. This allows you to tutor when it's convenient for your schedule.
4What is the minimum age to volunteer at the GECRC?
13 for classroom helpers; 15 for one- on-one tutoring.
5Do you track volunteer hours?
Yes, we do track all volunteer hours. We ask that all volunteers sign in each time they volunteer.
6What if I can't make it on the day I'm assigned?
Report your absence by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or call or text 630-479-9919. It is imperative that you do this, especially if you are a one-on- one tutor.
7Do you provide supplies or do I need to bring my own?
We provide you with supplies but you are welcome to bring your own if you would like.
8Does our program still run on days that the students do not have school?
No, we follow the District 41 calendar. If there is no school or school is cancelled, we do not have program. We also do not run our program on half days.
9How are students enrolled in GECRC?
Participation is open to all students who attend school in Districts 41 or 89 and who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program. Students are referred by teachers, social workers, school administrators or social service agencies. Annually, our program serves almost 200 immigrant, refugee, and American-born students from 14 countries and people groups.