Chicago Chess Foundation
The Chicago Chess Foundation's (CCF) mission is to provide chess instruction and competitive opportunities to all Chicago students at low or no cost. Our community was formed around a shared vision of chess as a unique space through which kids can connect with one another, and develop valuable skills such as critical thinking and problem solving-- all while having fun.
In order to fulfill this mission, we rely on the work of willing volunteers to help run free tournaments throughout the city of Chicago at least six times per academic year. In order to ensure the organization of the tournament, we ask that each school with 3-10 participants provide at least one volunteer and schools with more than 10 participants to provide at least 2 volunteers.
We need volunteers for all day, but we can split the day into two parts: the morning and afternoon. Please sign up for what you can--we absolutely can use your help! We would be thrilled to have high school chess players (9th through 12th grade) volunteer and we would be happy to complete volunteer service hour forms for them. If possible, bring forms onsite for immediate completion.
We ask that volunteers helping with registration arrive by 8:15 am, and we will also have a volunteer meeting onsite at approximately 9:00 a.m. on the day of the tournament to go over procedures and answer questions. We will provide juice and bagels in the morning and a light lunch in the afternoon for volunteers. If you are working the "afternoon shift," please see the volunteer coordinator, Nicolle Heller, onsite when you arrive. Any questions? Please contact [email protected]
9:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Burbank Elementary School (2035 N Mobile Ave)
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