Apply to Volunteer with Chicago Youth

  • Fill out a volunteer interest form below.
  • Our volunteer coordinator will contact you to set up a visit to our Chicago centers in Bucktown (men) or Greektown (women).
  • Receive a brief tour of the center and learn more during the volunteer info session.
  • Volunteer! No previous experience necessary. Tutor training provided.

Just 2 hours, once a week

Your help can provide a student with the individual attention they need to find both personal and academic success.

  • Tutor the same student each week for at least one full academic semester. You help the student develop study skills, prepare for upcoming tests, and finish homework. 
  • Set goals with your student to help them grow personally and academically.
  • Call the parents weekly to make sure the student is both doing their weekly goals and finishing homework. A key component of our tutoring program is the relationship between our tutors and our parents.

Programs run from September to the end of April. We ask for an 85% attendance commitment. Program staff provide ongoing volunteer training and resources. Volunteers come the same night every week; choose your night in the application. Options include:

Metro for girls

  • Mondays (4th-6th graders)
    6-8pm
  • Wednesdays (4th-6th graders)
    6-8pm
  • Tuesdays or Thursdays (7th-12th graders) 6-8pm. Strength in math & science preferred.

Midtown for boys

  • Mondays (4th-6th graders)
    6:30-8:30pm
  • Thursdays (4th-6th graders)
    6:30-8:30pm 
  • Saturdays (4th-6th graders)
    10am-12pm

If you have any questions about the time commitment, volunteering, or getting involved please do not hesitate to contact Carolyn Madigan for female volunteers, and Oscar Calderon for male volunteers.

I want to express my personal appreciation to all involved for a well run program. Your staff values my time as a volunteer and ensures that any time spent at Midtown is a positive one. I commend you and your staff on all your hard work and hope that I am able to be a part of this positive experience for years to come.
— MEF Volunteer

Volunteer Interest Form

Midtown/Metro Volunteer Application

Midtown/Metro Volunteer Application

Welcome!  We are excited about your interest in volunteering as a tutor-mentor.  Please fill out the form below and choose a time to come to the center for an info session.  No previous experience is necessary and the program includes ongoing tutor training.






CHOOSE YOUR VOLUNTEER NIGHT
Mondays or Wednesdays you will work one-on-one with the same 4th, 5th, or 6th grader each week. Tuesdays or Thursdays you will work with small groups of high school students in tutoring sessions.  On Tuesdays & Thursdays, strength in high school level math and science is preferred.



CHOOSE YOUR VOLUNTEER NIGHT
Midtown volunteers commit themselves to coming once a week for two hours:  30 minutes of sports with the students and 1.5 hours of one-on-one tutoring.



 





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 SPECIAL SKILLS AND OTHER INTERESTS
Listed below are areas that we occasionally need assistance with in other parts of the programs at the Metro Achievement Center for girls.  Please check off the areas that you have skills/interests in and explain in more detail in the space provided below.





 SPECIAL SKILLS AND OTHER INTERESTS
Listed below are areas that we occasionally need assistance with in other parts of the programs at the Midtown Center for boys.  Please check off the areas that you have skills/interests in and explain in more detail in the space provided below.





 
 
 

Need assistance with this form? Contact Cristy Acosta at (312) 226-4886 x226