Full Job Description
The goal of the VOCAL - Volunteer Outreach for Community Action in Literacy –program is to expand literacy services in local communities by recruiting, placing and training individuals to serve as literacy specialists and program associates in community and faith-based literacy programs serving economically disadvantaged adults. As a literacy specialist or program associate, members tutor, recruit tutors, and/or serve as job coaches or employment specialists. Members are also involved with a variety of community outreach, program planning, policy development and social and volunteer engagement activities within those programs. The VOCAL program also works within the Illinois Youth Centers of the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, where members serve as tutors and mentors to incarcerated youth as well as tutor recruiters and tutor trainers in the Jump Start programs within the Centers. Foll-time, part-time and minimum-time placements are available. The VOCAL program also has a program within its program specific to the Kewanee community in central Illinois, with part-time members serving in various after-school programs and social service agencies.
Member Duties : Serve as a one-to-one and/or small group tutor for adults and out-of-school teens; maintain records of tutoring sessions, including materials used, lessons reviewed, progress made; recruit and/or assist in recruiting individuals to be volunteers tutors; may conduct orientations for new volunteers; may conduct basic skills and literacy assessments; may assist in the matching of tutors and students; may provide on-going communication and support to volunteers, i.e., organizing initial and in-service training and tutor exchanges, collecting data, etc. as requested; may plan and implement tutor recognition activities (newsletters, awards, events); prepare and submit monthly program reports; attend monthly training sessions on the first Friday of the month and quarterly member meetings; participate in Days of Service as required or requested; may assist with resource development activities and special events; and, may conduct initial and in-service tutor training.
Program Benefits : Health Coverage , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training , Living Allowance , Childcare assistance if eligible .
Permits attendance at school during off hours .
Service Areas :
Community Organization , Education , Recruitment , Communications , Writing/Editing , Public Speaking , Teaching/Tutoring .
AmeriCorps State / National
Literacy Volunteers of Illinois - VOCAL
Program Start/End Date
09/01/2020 - 08/31/2021
Work Schedule Full Time
Minimum: 18 Maximum: 90
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 07/27/2020 To 12/31/2020
Contact Gabriel Perez
641 W Lake St
Chicago IL 60661
Listing ID 98136