"Some people want it to happen, some wish it to happen, others make it happen."
"Volunteers aren't paid, not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless."
If you have time, talent and interests that you would like to share with Casa Guadalupe Education Center, please consider the following volunteer opportunities. We are looking for volunteers especially for our Read to Succeed program in West Bend and Hartford! If you are interested in any of these, please contact Casa's director, Noelle Braun at 262-306-2900.
***You can also find all of our current volunteer opportunities through the Volunteer Center of Washington County website!
Volunteer Opportunities For Winter/Spring 2018
Hispanic Child Literacy
Reading Program Tutor (West Bend & Hartford Locations)
We are seeking high school/college students or adults with a passion for Education and helping kids learn. We will be providing two 5-week Summer Reading Programs for kids in collaboration with 4-H in West Bend and Hartford. You will help read with the children and assist with crafts and activities.
- Hartford location is in the community room at the United Way Resource Center every Tuesday from June 12-July 17 from 6-7:30pm
- West Bend location is at Casa Guadalupe every Wednesday from June 13-July 18 from 6-7:30pm.
*You do not have to volunteer every Tuesday or Wednesday. Whenever works with your schedule.
Summer Spanish Camp for Kids volunteer (West Bend & Hartford Locations)
We are seeking volunteers to assist with our various week-long summer camps. You will help supervise the kids while the teacher works with the children, help prepare and distribute snacks, and assist with crafts and activities.
- West Bend location is at Casa Guadalupe
July 9-13 from 10-11am & 11:05am-12:05pm
July 16-20 from 5:15-6:15pm
- Hartford location is at the Hartford Boys & Girls Club
August 6-10 from 5:15-6:15pm
Reading Tutor (West Bend and Hartford Locations)
We are seeking high school/college students or adults with a passion for Education and helping kids learn. At our after school Read to Succeed program, you will help mentor and teach reading skills to Hispanic elementary school students, as well as help with their homework. The program is on Tuesdays and Thursdays, follows the school year and you does not currently cover the months. You do not have to know Spanish to work with these students. You are welcome to volunteer on Tuesdays and Thursdays if your schedule allows, but you will not be required to. We will schedule volunteers on a monthly basis to see volunteers' availability, and will send that schedule to all participating volunteers. This program will end in early May 2018.
West Bend locations:
The library at Green Tree Elementary School from 3:30-4:45pm
The library at McLane Elementary School from 3:40-4:55 pm
Hartford location is in the community room at the United Way Resource Center from 6:00-7:30pm (same time that the adults are in English classes)
Childcare Provider for Children of Hispanic Adult Students (WB & Hartford Locations)
We are looking for people who love working with children to serve as childcare providers for our adult students' children while the parents attend classes or other educational and informational events. Experience in childcare is preferable. If interested, you will not be required to volunteer every Tuesday and Thursday. A schedule of volunteers will be created.
* West Bend location is at Casa Guadalupe on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 - 11:30 am. *Possibly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30 - 7:30 if we offer an English class those evenings in the fall- TBD.
* Hartford location is at the United Way Resource on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Hispanic Adult Literacy
English Classroom Aides
We are looking for adult volunteers that would like to help in our aduld English classrooms as aides to the teachers in our West Bend and Hartford locations. You do not have to know Spanish to work with these students. You would not have to volunteer every Tue & Thurs- whatever works best with your schedule.
The Winter-Spring 2018 semester goes for 12 weeks and will end near the end of April/ early May.
Hartford classes start Tuesday, January 16 and are every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-7:30pm at the United Way Resource Center (1121 E. Sumner St. – across from the Aurora Medical Center/Hospital)
West Bend classes start Tuesday, January 16 and are every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11:30am at Casa Guadalupe. *Possibly on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6-7:30pm if we offer an English class those evenings in the fall – TBD.
Spanish Teacher for Adults
Many non-Hispanic community members have been requesting to learn more Spanish. We are searching for a qualified Spanish teacher with at least 2 years experience teaching the language. At this moment we are looking for someone to teach an 8-12 week semester at Casa Guadalupe during Fall 2017. We would like the class to meet twice a week. *This can be negotiated as a paid position.
Tutors for Adults
We are always looking for adult volunteers that would like to help local Spanish speaking individuals one on one with their English acquisition outside the classroom. You do not have to know Spanish to work with these students.
Schedule can be very flexible – whatever works best for you and the student once or twice a week. When meeting a student for the first time, a representative from Casa Guadalupe would like to be there to introduce you to each other.
Training on teaching English as a second language is available for these volunteers.
U.S. Citizenship Tutor
At times, we receive requests from community members who would like to study for their U.S. Citizenship. Tutors will meet one on one with the client at a flexible time that works for both parties, and will help the client study the 100 questions about U.S. government and history, as well as assist the client in filling out the N-400 Naturalization Form. Training is provided.
Health Project Volunteer
If you have a background in health care, please considering volunteering for Casa Guadalupe’s Latino Health Outreach Project, which includes different activities such as health seminars and screenings throughout the year. Being bilingual is preferable, but not required.
*If you are interested in any of these opportunities:
Casa’s Hispanic Literacy Coordinator, Maria Gutierrez Gurrola, 262-306-2900 / MariaG@casaguadedu.org
Other Casa Guadalupe contact information:
Casa’s Executive Director, Noelle Braun, 262-306-2900 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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