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Chicago HOPES for Kids 2022-2023 Volunteer Coordinator
Chicago HOPES for Kids provides after-school academic support to children and families living in homeless shelters and underserved communities across Chicago. Our program consists of three major components: homework help, individual reading support, and enrichment activities. Our curriculum is rooted in Social-Emotional Learning and Trauma-informed practices allowing for a focus not just on individual academic needs, but providing a whole-child approach. Role description: Chicago HOPES for Kids is seeking a full-time VISTA member who is interested in supporting students experiencing homelessness by creating and expanding programs designed to empower our students and families holistically. The goal of our project is threefold: To expand the Chicago HOPES for Kids academic and enrichment program to additional shelters in Chicago To strengthen and further develop the structure and components of our existing program To create a sustainable model for community outreach and diversify our volunteer opportunities The VISTA Volunteer Coordinator service goal is to expand awareness and support for the Chicago HOPES for Kid's mission and organization. VISTA members assigned to this project will build capacity throughout Chicago to develop and expand volunteer, community, and outreach efforts while ensuring all efforts are sustainable. Additionally, the VISTA member will build organizational capacity by developing and documenting volunteer strategies, procedures, and contact information to promote increased awareness and support for Chicago HOPES for Kids in the Chicago community and beyond.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : The VISTA Volunteer Coordinator will: Daily check volunteer inquiry email Keep current volunteer onboarding and coordinating tasks up to date (examples: volunteer information database,check timesheets, sending weekly/monthly updates, analyzing volunteer feedback, etc.) Implement volunteer appreciation efforts Foster partnerships with universities and organizations to recruit volunteers Create flyers for outreach and recruitment events Attend recruitment events virtually and in person around Chicago Assist with facilitating volunteer trainings and monthly information sessions Create and lead workshops for volunteers Collaborate with VISTA Cohort on projects across departments Assist with Program at site if a substitute is needed (or if you are just interested in volunteering!) Create an end of service term project in accordance with role and complete it by the end of service year
Program Benefits : Health Coverage* ,  Relocation Allowance ,  Training ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible . 
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Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Homelessness ,  Community Outreach ,  Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Youth Development ,  Writing/Editing ,  Leadership ,  Community Organization ,  Recruitment ,  Education ,  Communications ,  Team Work . 
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Chicago HOPES for Kids 2022-2023 Volunteer Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/29/2022  -   08/28/2023

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  03/14/2022  To  08/28/2022 

Contact Jen Harden-Finn
688 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago   IL   60642

Listing ID 110294


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