Volunteer Opportunity Details

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Position Title:High School Leadership and Outreach Coordinator- Casa de la Esperanza
Department:Housing and Human Services
Category:Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date:3 - 4 hours a week, 4 month commitment

Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center, 1520 South Emery Street, Longmont, CO 80501 (southeast corner of Hwy 287 and Pike Road)

Program Summary:

The Casa de la Esperanza program was initiated to serve the 100+ children and youth living on site. The program responds to the unique needs of the dozens of farm workers families. Casa de la Esperanza's educational center is a state of the art learning center providing opportunities and resources toward excellence and self-empowerment through collaboration and programming that nurture each individual’s potential. Our vision is one of a thriving self-sustaining community sharing wisdom to transform society through today and tomorrow’s leaders, honoring those who came before us.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Serve as a mentor, and positive role model for high school students
  • Keep track of class grades, GPA, and graduation requirements
  • Help set goals and work towards accomplishing them
  • Work with students, school staff, families, and other community members to uphold positive relationships
  • Establish volunteering ideas and places for students to involve themselves in the community
  • Serve as a guide for job applications, resume and cover letter creation
  • Teach a course to help students prepare for the ACT
  • Assemble resources for students to apply to universities
  • Discuss college and other post-high school options with students
  • Take field trips with students to universities in the area (FRCC, CU, Metro, etc.)
Qualifications and Requirements:
  • Volunteer must commit to minimum of 4 months, and 4 hours a week.
  • Be at least 18 years or older
  • Willing and active listener
  • Encouraging and supportive
  • Patient and flexible
  • Tolerant and respectful of individual differences
  • Be willing to work with young people
  • Be willing to adhere to all program policies and procedures
  • Be dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitments
  • Be willing to communicate regularly with program staff, submit activity report.

Preferred, but not required:

  • Proficient in Spanish- reading and writing
  • Experience in working with immigrant populations
  • Experience as tutor or mentor
Application or Registration Deadline:
Application Process:
  • Fill out application or contact program coordinator (contact information provided below) to set up site visit and interview
  • Be willing to complete the application and screening process
  • Be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Complete Mandated Reporter Training
  • Complete Multicultural Diversity Training

Training Dates and Information:

Open until filled.

Additional Information:

Preferred, but not required:

  • Proficient in Spanish- reading and writing
  • Experience in working with immigrant populations
  • Experience as tutor or mentor

Vanessa M. Escarcega , Program Coordinator, vescarcega@bouldercounty.org , Office 303-678-6220.


All volunteers need to review Boulder County's Multicultural Diversity and EEO and Unlawful Discrimination Policies before starting their volunteer assignment.

If you need special assistance to fill out a volunteer application, please contact our Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Coordinator at 303-441-3525.

Boulder County supports infants at work when feasible, so please inquire with the volunteer coordinator if you are a new parent considering a volunteer opportunity.