Volunteer Opportunity

Mentor- Casa de la Esperanza

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date: Meets once a week One academic year commitment Must be aged 21 or older
Location:

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 for students ages 8-17 living at Casa de la Esperanza. Mentors and mentees will be matched based on gender, shared interest, and personality types. The role of the mentor is to form a friendly, supportive, appropriate and trusting relationship with the mentee, to serve as a leader and to motivate the student to achieve and succeed in school, at home, in social settings and much more. The match will be monitored by staff to assure the quality and satisfaction of both parties.

Qualifications and Requirements:

Volunteer must commit to minimum of one academic year, meeting once a week for 1-3 hoursBe at least 21 years or olderWilling and active listenerEncouraging and supportivePatient and flexibleTolerant and respectful of individual differencesBe willing to work with young peopleBe willing to adhere to all program policies and proceduresBe dependable and consistent in meeting the time commitmentsBe willing to communicate regularly with program staff, mentee and familyPotential volunteers with a DUI?DWI convictions in the last 5 years will not be considered

Training Dates and Information:

Complete a minimum of two hours pre-match, in-person and online training. Training will be available after application process is completed.

Additional Information:

Preferred, but not required:Proficient in Spanish- reading and writingExperience in working with immigrant populationsExperience as tutor or mentor

Contact:

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

Application Process:

Fill out application or contact volunteer coordinator (contact information provided below) to set up site visit and interviewBe willing to complete the application and screening processBe able to pass a criminal background check
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