Volunteer Opportunities Available
Day Workers Center Assistant
Help ensure the smooth running of this vibrant site! This position focuses on communication with prospective employers including: receiving calls requesting workers, processing online worker requests, relaying expectations to employers around fair wages and safe workplace conditions, following up with employers regarding their experience with Casa Latina workers, entering employment and feedback information into a database.
Requirements: No Spanish required, but there are opportunities to practice conversational Spanish.
Schedule/Shifts: Commitment is one shift per week for a minimum of 3 months. Schedule: Mon.-Fri. 7:00am-10:30am / Sat. 7:00am-11:00am. We ask that volunteers arrive 15 minutes early.Fill Out Volunteer Interest Form
This volunteer position is great for someone with strong communication and interpersonal skills. It involves receiving and greeting any visitors to Casa Latina and assisting them in finding answers to questions they may have. You will also be answering the phone, taking messages, and directing calls to their proper departments. Having a basic knowledge of the Casa Latina organization and what we offer our members will be very helpful, and you will be provided with a list of FAQ’s and information for referring people to other services in the community. You will also have internet access to help answer questions.
Requirements: This position requires a 1-hour in-person training at Casa Latina. Receptionist must be bilingual.
Schedule/ Shifts: 8-11 AM Mon.-Sat.Fill Out Volunteer Interest Form
Casa Latina relies on volunteers to assist with providing children’s activities during our Monday evening Spanish/English language classes as well as our Friday afternoon/evening Mujeres Sin Fronteras meetings. This allows parents to participate and build community and leadership skills. Toys, art supplies, and games provided. Volunteers must enjoy working with children and pass a background check free of charge for volunteers. On evenings with no children (or very few), one or both volunteers will help with the language program through direct participation and/or administrative support.Fill Out Volunteer Interest Form
English Language Teacher
In-person English classes are offered at Casa Latina at our campus located in the Central District of Seattle. The English language program utilizes popular education and ‘practical’ English language theory to cover topics from business negotiations to immigration and health. Volunteers can choose the topic and structure of a class.
Requirements: Volunteers must sit in/ assist with 4-5 English language classes prior to teaching. A basic understanding of Spanish is preferred so teachers can support beginning level students. Some teaching experience is helpful, but not required.
Schedule/Shifts: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 7:30-9:00 AM and 9:00-10:30 AM. + independent prep time, a total of 2-2.5 hours a week.Fill Out Volunteer Interest Form
English Language Tutor on Zoom
This is a fantastic opportunity for volunteers to work one-on-one with Spanish-speaking adults who are looking to improve their English conversation skills. Tutors will be provided with a selection of lesson plans from the Education Program. Tutoring sessions will be hosted on a weekly basis over a mutually arranged Zoom call.
Requirements:Volunteers engage in an educational training with Casa Latina’s Education Coordinator prior to teaching. A basic understanding of Spanish is preferred, so teachers can respond to questions as they arise. Some teaching experience is helpful, but not required.
Schedule/Shifts: Minimum of one 1-hour lesson + independent prep time, 1-2 hours a week.Fill Out Volunteer Interest Form
English Language Teacher on Facebook Live
Virtual English classes are streamed through Casa Latina’s Facebook page for English classes. The English language program utilizes popular education and ‘practical’ English language theory to cover topics from business negotiations to immigration and health. Volunteers can choose the topic and structure of a class, as well as interact with participants through live comments.
Requirements: Volunteers must observe five English language classes prior to teaching. A basic understanding of Spanish is preferred so teachers can respond to the questions in the comments. Some teaching experience is helpful, but not required.
Schedule/Shifts: Mornings + independent prep time, 1-2 hours a weekFill Out Volunteer Interest Form
As Needs Arise & Special Events Volunteers
These crucial volunteers help with a variety of special projects, administrative tasks, or special events in an as-needed capacity and subject to their personal availability. Past support has included data entry, photography, direct action campaigns, document translation, phone banking, and numerous tasks related to the preparation and execution of special events. Please indicate any special skills in your application!
Requirements: Spanish is occasionally (but not typically) required for these types of projects.
Schedule/Shifts: These positions are “on call” based on volunteer availability; No minimum commitment; times vary throughout the year.Fill Out Volunteer Interest Form
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