Volunteer

Volunteer with adult ESL programs

Position Description:

Volunteer ESL Classroom Assistant

Volunteer Description and Responsibilities

Supports ESL Instructor, shares activities and ideas, guides individual students during bookwork activities, and encourages English conversation among students

Language Requirement

Intermediate Spanish preferred but not required

Skills & Knowledge

Experience with adult classroom instruction or tutoring ESL preferred but not required

Time Requirement

Class is Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 pm at Oliver P Lent School. Can volunteer one or both nights weekly.

Volunteer Benefits

Work with adult ESL students who are native Spanish speakers and working to learn English.

Volunteer for Noche Bella Committee

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

Noche Bella is Latino Network’s annual fundraiser gala! It occurs each September and includes a cocktail reception, silent & live auction, three-course dinner, honoring a Latino/a leader with the Aguila Award for Excellence, and live band and dancing. The goal of the evening is to raise funds to support Latino Network’s programs for youth and adults in Multnomah County and Oregon, and to bring together our community to celebrate accomplishments. 

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Work with other committee members to brainstorm silent & live auction items, and to procure silent & live auction items for the fundraiser
  • Assist with planning for decorations & entertainment at the event
  • Recruit volunteers for night-of activities
  • Help with other logistical event activities

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:

None 

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE (OPTIONAL BUT PREFERRED):

  • Outgoing person who is comfortable calling businesses and/or individuals to request donations (with training/coaching)
  • Experience with galas as a planner or attendee
  • Interest in decorating & planning entertainment

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • None

TIME REQUIREMENT:

Monthly committee meetings in the evening. 

Come Volunteer With Us!

Latino Network Debuts New Volunteer Program

Over the last several months, with the help of a wonderful AmeriCorps VISTA member from Oregon Campus Compact, we have been reconfiguring our volunteer program, and modifying existing volunteer opportunities to best fit the needs of our program participants.

As we re-launch our volunteer program, we are now announcing several great opportunities for folks to volunteer with us. Just a note that a few of our opportunities include working with youth, therefore we ask each applicant to be willing to undergo a criminal background check to ensure the safety of our youth and community members.

Opportunities include working with our middle and high school students, tutoring adult ESL students, and working with our gang-involved youth. Hear something that makes you want to give back to the community? Head on over to our volunteer page and check the opportunities out!

Most of our opportunities are on the individual level, but if groups do express an interest in volunteering with us, we are excited to work with you. For groups, please email Francisco at Francisco@latnet.org with subject line “Group Volunteering”.

If you have an interest in volunteering with Latino Network, please drop by for our Volunteer Orientation on February 9th from 4pm to 7pm, at our main office located at: 410 NE 18th Ave. Portland, OR 97232.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!

Volunteer with Ballet Foklorico

Ballet Folklorico Coordinator Assistant

PROGRAM NAME:

Studio Latino Ballet Folklorico “Corazones Alegres”

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION & RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assist in preparations for public performances such as: loading and unloading suitcases, boxes, and costumes for dancers.
  • Assisting in preparing and organizing costumes for dancers such as; ironing, hanging up, folding, labeling, etc. 
  • Assisting in making headpieces/props for dances. 
  • Some clerical work (entering data, making copies, passing out flyers to parents, taking role, etc.)

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: 

Spanish is not required but preferred

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE (OPTIONAL): 

No skills necessary for this work, on the job training available

TIME REQUIREMENT: 

Volunteer opportunities available, estimated 2 hours/week 

Other dates are TBA. 

Specific Dates: February 5th, 6th, 25th, 26th 

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ages 15 and above
  • Willing to be active and assist as needed
  • Must pack Background check