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Volunteer

Tutors are invited to participate in one of our three programs, SMART, LIT, or E-tutoring. To learn more about the full Tutoring Chicago experience, please visit our volunteer program page. 


Volunteer Process

Volunteers are thoughtfully matched with an economically disadvantaged student in 1st - 6th grade. You and your student will meet on a weekly basis for 90 minutes each week throughout the school year. Please complete the steps below to become a volunteer tutor.

New to Tutoring Chicago?

1.

COMPLETE
YOUR APPLICATION

2.

ATTEND
AN ORIENTATION

3.

COMPLETE
BACKGROUND CHECK

Are you a returning tutor?

(Returning volunteers are not required to attend an orientation.)

98%

of tutors would recommend Tutoring Chicago to a friend.

95%

OF TUTORS REPORT A STRONG OR POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR STUDENT.

93%

of 5th and 6th graders would recommend Tutoring Chicago to a friend.

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities Available

Please contact EL Da'Sheon Nix for more information about one-time volunteer opportunities, including student events, holiday parties, and skill-based volunteer projects.