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Community Service Ideas in Greeley

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If you are part of  CUMBRES at UNC you will be required to do Community Service. There are many events that you can choose and learn from. I would suggest that when choosing what to do, make sure it fits your time schedule and your career goals.

Here are some ideas:

  1. United Way of Weld County’s Weld Project Connect is an annual event, they are always looking for interpreters in Spanish and many other languages.
  2. National Read Across America Day (Dr. Seuss Day) it’s always March 2nd. I have volunteered at Salida del Sol Academy to read in Spanish. They always contact Penny when looking for volunteers for that day.
  3. Migrant Christmas Fiesta This event serves families of migrant workers in the Northern Colorado region each year.
  4. Right to Read  provides English language instruction, Basic Education, English Literacy and Civics Education to adults.
  5. Children Literacy Center -I found this place through a flyer at UNC. To become a literacy tutor you have to take a training (I did it online in 4 days). You will work after school  from 4-5:15 at Salida del Sol Academy. My experience was memorable. The contact for This program is  Gloria Valenciano. Find all you need at: Volunteer
  6. Jesus Rodarte Community Center,this center has summer school programs, where children can get involved in sports, learn science and math will hands on activities. At first I thought this place was 100% Latino population but looking a the classes the population is becoming more diverse with Somalian and Burmese students
  7. UNC Latina Youth Conference, is an annual event. You will be in charge of a group of high school girls for a day and take them through different workshops that will inspire and empower them to consider consider college. I have volunteered twice and I have loved it. The people who organize it are: Northern Colorado Lambdas, Hispanic Women of Weld County and the Cesar Chavez Cultural Center.
  8. Greeley Young Authors- I have attended their book presentations and they are always enlightening and a humbling experience. Contact Deborah Romero (UNC Engagement Office)  and Jessica Cooney (Greeley West High School)

These are just some volunteer experiences I have enjoyed over the years, I am pretty sure you will find more. I have found that the best way to find opportunities like these is read through bulletin boards around UNC, specially in the Education Department at McKee Hall, Cesar Chavez Center and email updates that Penny Mascarenas from CUMBRES sends every week. These places will also help you with other courses that require observations and in-classroom hours with ELL students.

If you find a community service idea that you truly enjoy, don’t forget to leave a comment below so others can learn from it.



9. Global Refugee Center- I’ve heard is a good place to volunteer and there are always looking teacher/tutor to teach English to refugees. If this is something you would like to do here is the application Volunteer






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This entry was posted on June 21, 2016 by in Cumbres, ELL, Teaching, Volunteer and tagged .




Latina mom, non-traditional student at the University of Northern Colorado. I am working on my degree in Elementary Education with English as a Second Language (ESL) endorsement and Bilingual Bicultural (CDL) endorsements. I am Bilingual in English and Spanish. Passionate about Bilingual, Elementary Education, ESL, ELL, Multiculturalism, Biculturalism #education #bilingualkids

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