Volunteer

Just 2 hours, once a week

 
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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.

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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.

 
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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

  • Wednesdays (4th-6th graders)
    6:30-8:30pm

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 Angel Justiniano for male volunteers.

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The Auxiliary Board focuses on the following three primary goals:

VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT

Over 300 young professionals work weekly with one 4th, 5th, or 6th grade student. The majority are referred by a friend.

VOLUNTEER RETENTION

Tutor socials, the annual Volunteer Appreciation Christmas Party, an MEF running team and more keep tutors engaged.

FUNDRAISING

Primarily through the Raffle for the Kids and Summer Rooftop Soiree, the Auxiliary Board looks to raise funds to support the programs that help kids and parents at Midtown & Metro unlock their potential.


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AUXILIARY BOARD

The Midtown Educational Foundation Auxiliary Board is comprised of a group of young professionals and community leaders who are advocates for MEF in their personal & professional networks. 


Questions about the Auxiliary Board? Please contact Katherine Kelliher at kkelliher@midtown-metro.org or call at 312-738-8300 ext. 22