Volunteer Opportunities

  • Teacher Aides

    Sites in Little Village and North Lawndale have opportunities for teacher aides to assist in classrooms with 3 to 5 year olds in our Early Childhood Education Program. Come have fun with our preschoolers in small group experiences including literacy activities, art projects, dramatic play, puzzles, and outdoor play.

    Weekdays, opportunities available between 9:00am and 12:00pm

  • School Age Volunteers

    We are always seeking tutors to provide 6 to 12 year olds with homework assistance and tutoring afterschool each week with children from our After School Enrichment Program.

    Weekdays, opportunities available between 4:00pm and 6:00pm

  • Special Projects

    We have several one-time volunteer needs such as painting, landscaping, and other facility upkeep. We also welcome the chance to work with you to develop workshops for children and parents in the area of your skills or interest.

  • Resource Development Committee

    The Carole Robertson Center for Learning is always seeking passionate and creative individuals to help plan and host special events, fundraisers, and other activities to promote the Center and its work.

    For more information on these opportunities contact Wendy Mitchell Gill, VP of External Relations at mitchellw@crcl.net.

  • Events

    We are always seeking volunteers to help at special events throughout the year, including our Annual Celebration fundraiser and our various carnivals and festivals.

How to Become a Volunteer

All are welcome to join the Carole Robertson Center for Learning community and help make a difference in families’ lives.

Requirements for Frequent Volunteers

For the safety of our children, and to comply with licensing and contractual requirements, we require a medical physical, tuberculosis test, and background check completed for all volunteers spending 3 hours or more in a week with our children. The background check will be provided at no cost to you, and the physical and TB test can be done by a physician of your choice.

You can download our volunteer packet and the tuberculosis test form. Once you complete them, please submit them to us in the following way:

1. Scan your forms and send them to our volunteer coordinator, Gloria Riley, rileyg@crcl.net.

2. Mail your forms to our volunteer coordinator:

  ATTN: Gloria Riley
  Volunteer Coordinator
  2020 W Roosevelt Rd
  Chicago, IL 60608

3. Fax your forms to our volunteer coordinator at 312-243-4881. On your cover sheet, address your fax to Gloria Riley, Volunteer Coordinator.

Upon receipt, we will reach out to you with next steps to complete your volunteer intake process.

If you have any questions about whether you need to complete our volunteer intake process, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Gloria Riley: rileyg@crcl.net. We look forward to working with you!

Volunteer Signup Form