Volunteer Opportunity

Robotics Volunteers for Casa de la Esperanza Learning Center

Opportunity Type: Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Category: Human Services and Public Health
Time Commitment or Project Date: Minimum of 2 hours per week per semester (fall, spring or summer) to maximum of 20 hours per week. Must be at least 18 years of age.
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:

Assist with Casa de la Esperanza Robotics Academy including JR. LEGO Robotics (kids aged 6-9 years), FIRST LEGO Robotics (kids aged 9-12 years), VEX robotics (for middle school students), and FIRST FRC (8th-12th graders).

Qualifications and Requirements:

Aged 18 or older, own transportation or able to use public transportation. Volunteers must commit to at least 2 hours a day, once a week. Special event volunteers may assist as a onetime occurrence for a community service project, holiday party or other arrangements as determined and approved by program coordinator.

Training Dates and Information:

On-going although key times are at the start of summer session, early June and the start of each semester, August and January.

Additional Information:

Bilingual (Spanish & English) a plus; experience in education and working with immigrant populations beneficial.

Contact:

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

Application Process:

Fill out application or contact program coordinator to set up site visit and intake interview.

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