Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is a service-based, human rights organization that provides housing, health care, human services, and human rights protections to the most poor and vulnerable people in our society, and uses its 118 years of experience to advocate for social justice.
Heartland Human Care Services’ (HHCS) Adult Volunteer Literacy (AVL) Project provides English as a Second Language instruction, emphasizing language fluency and competencies that are relevant to the daily lives of the adult students served. The AVL project is an essential component of HHCS’ Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS) department. ESL classes are held at a RICS site in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. Volunteers provide classroom, small group, and one-on-one instruction for adult learners.
RICS is currently seeking a volunteer computer teacher.
The volunteer computer literacy teacher leads a class once a week on Thursdays from 1:30-3:30pm. Volunteers are asked to commit to a typically 8 week quarter.
The Computer Class Coordinator will provide the volunteer computer literacy teacher with a course syllabus and lesson plans before the start of session. The volunteer is expected to arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the class to review the materials and prepare himself/herself for instruction. The volunteer teacher provides direct instruction to a class of adult English Language Learners with low computer literacy. The computer class can serve up to 6 students who are assigned one of the six computers in the computer lab. The volunteer teacher follows the curriculum provided, responds to the needs of the students and provides individual assistance as needed. S/he also keeps accurate attendance and records the progress of the class at the close of each session. The volunteer must be dependable and professional and enforce the Computer Lab Code of Conduct. S/he must be comfortable speaking in front of a group and be willing to explain basic computer use and programs.
Teachers are expected to inform the Computer Class Coordinator if they will not be able to attend any individual class.