Volunteer

Volunteer Onboarding is paused due to COVID-19. If you would still like to learn more about Chicago Jesuit Academy’s volunteer program, please contact our volunteer coordinator, Ravae Duhaney, at duhaney@cjacademy.org.

As a full-scholarship lower and middle school, Chicago Jesuit Academy depends on the dedication of many volunteers to help care for our students. Please contact our volunteer coordinator, Ravae Duhaney, at duhaney@cjacademy.org to learn about specific volunteer opportunities at Chicago Jesuit Academy.

“My group Guided Independent Reading classes are quite rewarding: I get to see firsthand how the young men’s reading and comprehension grows throughout the year.”

Brendan McCormick, CJA Volunteer, 6 years

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Volunteer Opportunities

Most volunteers support students for 2-3 hours a day, twice a week and assist with a combination of the options listed below.

Guided Independent Reading (GIR)– Volunteers enjoy reading one on one with students. This supports and improves student reading comprehension and fluency.

Study Hall– Chicago Jesuit Academy’s tutoring program benefits students through one-on-one and small-group learning. Volunteers can preference the subject area that they would like to support.

Push-In/Pull-Out Model– Volunteers can support teachers inside the classroom or pull individual students outside of the classroom for more individualized attention and support. Volunteers can preference the grade- level and subject area that they would like to assist.

Other Options– If you have time to offer, we can most likely find a volunteer opportunity that will match your interests and help our students. If you are more comfortable outside of the classroom, we offer non student-facing opportunities as well.

Requirements

Click here to review the necessary steps to take before volunteering at CJA. If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Ravae Duhaney, at duhaney@cjacademy.org.

“During such a difficult time for all of us, it is the greatest pleasure to be able to spend time with the gentlemen of CJA. Even now, they are working hard, sharing jokes, and bringing light into my home and my life.”

Rebecca Malley, CJA Volunteer, 1 year