El Paso Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities in El Paso, TX

Fall Girl Empowerment Events

Our team is recruiting volunteers to help with our girl empowerment conferences. Our team hosts a series of Chica Power workshops where girls hear inspirational guest speakers, participate in hands-on workshops, meet role models, build confidence, express themselves creatively and discuss girl power topics. The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options.

Fall Chica Power workshops:

  • Be YOUnique (Self-Esteem Workshop) - September 12 from 1-3pm at Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins)
  • Business Chica (Career Exploration Conference) – September 26 from 10am-3:30pm at Southwest University (1414 Geronimo)
  • Day of the Chica (Girl Empowerment Festival) - October 10 from 8am-2pm at Teens in Action (9068 Socorro Road)
  • Chicas Aim High (STEM Career Exploration Conference) – November 14 from 10am-2pm at 7000 Edgemere at St. Pauls.
  • Tech Chica (Technology Workshop) – December 5 from 1-3pm at Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins)

Volunteers help with set-up, registration, distributing materials, serving as mentors for girls, guiding small team activities, breaking down and cleaning up. Volunteers are also needed to serve on our planning team. Committee members aid with event planning, marketing, recruiting, coordinating speakers, obtaining in-kind donations and helping plan workshop logistics.  For more information, contact us at 915.219.8554 and latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com. To rsvp, complete the volunteer form below.

Volunteer Spotlight: Business Chica Planning Team

The Latinitas team would like to thank our Business Chica planning team members.  Special thanks to our committee members who help in organizing our Business Chica conference with the aim of inspiring the next generation of business leaders. Our planning team members help with event planning, coordinating the agenda, recruiting speakers, obtaining event donations, promoting the event, recruiting girls and helping plan a wonderful experience for our girls. Our team members share why they are passionate about giving back to the community and helping encourage girls to become leaders:

Mireya Macias
I would like to use my marketing and PR skills to help one of the most important and vulnerable groups of society- Hispanic young girls. I would like to share my experiences as an immigrant and mother of two young girls immigrants with them. I would like to share my advice with El Paso young Latinas about the importance of education and hard work in this country. I want to encourage them to pursue their goals.

Ileen Barreras
I enjoy helping people as much as I possibly can. I feel that it is important to expose our young women to great opportunities in the area of business. Education is the start of a great things to come for each and every one of them. I feel that our society does not emphasize the importance of education enough. We need to encourage our Latinitas that with education the sky is the limit. I can not stress the importance of education enough. I want to encourage girls to be involved in community events as much as possible and to surround themselves with positive people.

Christian Alexis Salas
I love the opportunity to impart some of my learning experiences with young girls to help them in their future.  Youth need mentors and role models. I enjoy mentoring teens because there is still so much they haven’t discovered about their gifts and talents.  I know I could learn from their childlike imagination! It’s fun to see them discover and develop their abilities. I want to encourage young leaders. Girls that love what they do, know how to do it and are willing to show others!

Summer Camp Volunteers

The Latinitas team is recruiting volunteers to serve as mentor and assist with our girl empowerment summer camps. Volunteers will guide small team activities, aid girls with self-expression projects, mentor younger girls, assist our presenters, lead icebreakers, help with set-up and break-down. Volunteers will meet dynamic women leaders, connect with other emerging youth leaders and have an impact on a younger generation.

May 2015 El Paso Volunteer Bulletin

BUTTERFLY EFFECT MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON -
May 9 from 9am-3:30pm
Region 19 Headstart – 11670 Chito Samaniego
Come celebrate Mother’s Day at The Butterfly Effect Benefit where you can enjoy brunch, spa day booths, live entertainment performances, a fashion show, inspirational guest speakers and a silent auction. Guests will feel pampered with spa day booths featuring manicures, facials, mini-makeovers, make-up consultations and swag bags on a first-come, first-serve basis. The funds generated from the event will support our scholarship campaign. For more information, contact us at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.
WAYS TO HELP
Help us host a successful event by promoting the event and selling tickets. We are also currently in the process of collecting donations of silent auction items, door prizes, goody bag items (100 quantities) and lunch sandwich trays and pastries. We also have vendor booth opportunities and selling tickets. If you would like to assist with getting a donation or promotion, please contact Alicia at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.
MAKING DECORATIONS
We are making some of the decorations for the event. We will be gathering this Thursday, April 30 from 11-3 at Cafe Mayapan (2000 Texas Ave.,), next Tuesday, May 5 from 3-6pm at the Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins), and next Thursday, May 7 from 11-3 at Cafe Mayapan. Please join us to assist with making decorations.
SET-UP
We will be setting up on Friday, May 8 from 1-4pm at the Region 19 Headstart building. Contact us if you’d like to help.
DAY OF THE EVENT
Volunteers are also needed to assist the day of the special event with set-up, registration or breakdown. We need lots of help on May 9 from 9am to 3:30pm.
TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW:
Reserve your tickets online at:
To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Latinitas is hosting art and self-expression activities at upcoming community events. Volunteers are need to assist girls with art projects:
  • Stay Teen Day  – May 2 from 12pm-3:30pm at Bowie High School Cafeteria (801 S San Marcial)

To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

MODEL CASTING CALL

Fashion Show Models Needed
May 2 from 12-1:30pm at Ysleta Public Library
Latinitas is seeking models to be in our Butterfly Effect fashion show. Would you like to become a model? Our casting call and model practice will take place at the Ysleta Public Library (9321 Alameda) on May 2 from 12-1:30pm. Models must be available for fitting, rehearsal and fashion show on May 9. For more information, contact us at latinitasep@gmail.com or 219.8554.

SUMMER CAMP LEADERS WANTED – Mentor girls
We are recruiting volunteers to mentor younger girls in our summer camps. Volunteers will serve as aid with workshop planning, assist our workshop presenters, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders. To join, complete our online application: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently recruiting summer interns in the following areas – Marketing & Public Relations, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Video Production, Youth Outreach, Translation and Event Planning. Interns will make a difference in the lives of local girls while gaining valuable hands-on experience, developing their portfolio and building their resume. If you are interested, please email your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call us at 915.219.8554

April 2015 El Paso Volunteer Bulletin

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

VIVA LA MUJER
March 27 from 5:30-8:30pm Cafe Mayapan – 2000 Texas Ave.

To honor Women’s History Month, this event showcases local female talent and celebrates notable women in history. Viva la Mujer will feature an art exhibit and live entertainment. This event will also serve as a scholarship benefit to support educational scholarships for young women leaders with a silent auction and loteria game fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to serve on the planning team to help with promotion, recruiting performers, organizing speakers, decorating, collecting silent auction donations, selling tickets, getting prizes, obtaining sponsorship and organizing the agenda. We are also seeking booth vendors, artists, auction item donations and performers. Volunteers are also needed to assist the day of the special event with set-up, registration or breakdown. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

CHICA POWER FEST
April 18 from 9:30am-3:30pm UTEP – Business Administration Building
The focus of the event is to encourage girls to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves, promote healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions. The event will feature informative and inspirational workshops, guest speakers, panelists, booth fair and multimedia presentations led by local female leaders on topics such as body image, confidence, peer pressure, media literacy, leadership, healthy relationships, cultural identity and bullying. An information fair will highlight booths featuring community groups and local youth resources. Pre-teen and teen girls will discuss the challenges facing girls today and explore positive ways to deal with stress through hands-on creative expression activities revolving around poetry, acting, photography, art and song. Girls will also enjoy dance performances, a fashion show and music entertainment.

HELP WITH THE EVENT PLANNING COMMITTEE: Join our next planning meeting to be held on Thursday, March 26 at 6:30pm Corner Bakery (on Yarbrough & Gateway) 

-Recruit workshop speakers & entertainment -Recruit sponsors for snacks, door prizes & goody bag items -Invite nonprofits to host informational booths -Help with promotion For more information, contact Alicia latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Latinitas is hosting art and self-expression activities at several upcoming community events. Volunteers are need to assist girls with art projects:
  • KidsPalooza – March 28 from 10am-4pm at Downtown Library (501 N. Oregon)
  • Be YOUnique Self-Esteem Workshop – April 2 from 4:30pm to 6pm at Judge Marquez Library (610 N. Yarbrough)
  • MAES/SHEP STEM Extravaganza – April 11 from 8:00 am to 4:00pm at UTEP UGLC
  • UTEP Volunteer Fair – April 14 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at UTEP Leech Grove
  • Dia de los Ninos – April 25 from 9:00am to 2:00pm at Washington Park
  • Robert Rojas Elementary School Career Day – April 29 from 8:30am to 12:00pm at Robert Rojas Elementary

To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

BUTTERFLY EFFECT MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON – Join our Planning Team
Come celebrate Mother’s Day at The Butterfly Effect Benefit where you can enjoy brunch, spa day booths, live entertainment performances, a fashion show, inspirational guest speakers and a silent auction. Guests will feel pampered with spa day booths featuring manicures, facials, mini-makeovers, make-up consultations and swag bags on a first-come, first-serve basis. The funds generated from the event will support our scholarship campaign. For more information, contact us at latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.

MODEL CASTING CALL

Fashion Show Models Needed
April 11 from 12-2pm at Jose Cisneros Library
Latinitas is seeking models to be in our Butterfly Effect fashion show. Would you like to become a model? Our casting call and model practice will take place at the Jose Cisneros Library (1300 Hawkins) on April 11 from 12-2pm. We are looking for models ages 9 to 22. Models must be available for fitting, rehearsal and fashion show on May 9. For more information, contact us at latinitasep@gmail.com or 219.8554.

TEEN LEADERS WANTED – Be a mentor for younger girls
We are recruiting high school girls to serve as teen leaders to mentor younger girls. The group meets monthly one Saturday each month throughout the school year. The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options. Teen Leaders will serve as a youth advisory board, help with recruitment and promotion, aid with workshop planning, assist our workshop presenters, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders. To join, complete our online application: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

We are currently recruiting summer interns in the following areas – Marketing & Public Relations, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Video Production, Youth Outreach, Translation and Event Planning. Interns will make a difference in the lives of local girls while gaining valuable hands-on experience, developing their portfolio and building their resume. If you are interested, please email your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call us at 915.219.8554

Spring Volunteer Opportunities

Join our team by volunteering at our upcoming event. Scroll down for a list of volunteer opportunities and add your name to sign up to volunteer.

Board Spotlight: Jennifer Rodriguez

BOARD MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: JENNIFER RODRIGUEZ

We would like to extend our deep gratitude to our Board Member Jennifer Rodriguez for her outstanding efforts as the Event Chair for our College Chica Conference. She serves as the Assistant Director of the UTEP Center for Civic Engagement where the coordinates service-learning programs for university students. The proud mom of two daughters is passionate about encouraging girls to focus on education, grow as leaders and develop confidence.


She was motivated to get involved in empowering young Latinas to help boost their confidence. “Young Latinas are facing many critical issues today but in my opinion, the most important is that of self-confidence/self-esteem. Lack of self-confidence/self-esteem in young Latinas can lead to a variety of problems and societal issues.”

 

She supports Latinitas efforts in “allowing for a safe place for young Latinas to discover their cultural heritage, beliefs, morals, network with others. This will allow for them to freely express themselves and discover who they really are. This will build the self-confidence needed to allow for them to positively grow and contribute to the public good,” she shared.

March 2015 El Paso Volunteer Bulletin

Latinitas Volunteer Bulletin March 2015

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’s DAY
March 7 from 10am-2pm 7000 Edgemere
Girls and moms are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with activities promoting girl power, confidence and self-expression. The event features a film screening of short films about strong women leaders, a celebration of women in history as well as hands-on art, poetry and musical activities. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, registration, decorating, aiding girls with art projects and helping with team building activities. For more information, contact latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.

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VIVA LA MUJER
March 27 from 5:30-8:30pm Cafe Mayapan – 2000 Texas Ave.
To honor Women’s History Month, this event showcases local female talent and celebrates notable women in history. Viva la Mujer will feature an art exhibit and live entertainment. This event will also serve as a scholarship benefit to support educational scholarships for young women leaders with a silent auction and loteria game fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to serve on the planning team to help with promotion, recruiting performers, organizing speakers, decorating, collecting silent auction donations, selling tickets, getting prizes, obtaining sponsorship and organizing the agenda. We also seeking booth vendors, auction item donations and performers. Volunteers are also needed to assist the day of the special event with set-up, registration or breakdown. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

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CHICA POWER FEST
April 18 from 9:30am-3:30pm UTEP Union
The focus of the event is to encourage girls to build confidence, discover their voice, express themselves, promote healthy lifestyles and make wise decisions. The event will feature informative and inspirational workshops, guest speakers, panelists, booth fair and multimedia presentations led by local female leaders on topics such as body image, confidence, peer pressure, media literacy, leadership, healthy relationships, cultural identity and bullying. An information fair will highlight booths featuring community groups and local youth resources. Pre-teen and teen girls will discuss the challenges facing girls today and explore positive ways to deal with stress through hands-on creative expression activities revolving around poetry, acting, photography, art and song. Girls will also enjoy dance performances, a fashion show and music entertainment.

EVENT PLANNING VOLUNTEERS:
-Recruit workshop speakers & entertainment
-Recruit sponsors for snacks, door prizes & goody bag items
-Invite nonprofits to host informational booths
-Help with promotion
For more information, contact Alicia latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.

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COMMUNITY EVENTS
Latinitas is hosting art and self-expression activities at several upcoming community events. Volunteers are need to assist girls with art projects:
* Segundo Barrio Event – March 21 from 10am to 1pm at Lydia Patterson Gym (517 Florence)
* Cesar Chavez Artist Festival – March 21 from 9am to 1pm at Downtown Artist Market (117 Anthony St.)
* Be YOUnique Self-Esteem Workshop – March 26 from 4:30pm to 6pm at Judge Marquez Library (610 N. Yarbrough)
* KidsPalooza – March 28 from 10am-2pm at Downtown Library (501 N. Oregon)

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TEEN LEADERS WANTED
Be a mentor for younger girls We are recruiting high school girls to serve as teen leaders to mentor younger girls. The group meets monthly one Saturday each month throughout the school year. The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options. Teen Leaders will serve as a youth advisory board, help with recruitment and promotion, aid with workshop planning, assist our workshop presenters, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders. To join, complete our online application: http://laslatinitas.com/volunteer/volunteerapplication ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
We are currently recruiting fall interns in the following areas – Marketing & Public Relations, Graphic Design, Web Design, Photography, Video Production, Youth Outreach, Translation and Event Planning. Interns will make a difference in the lives of local girls while gaining valuable hands-on experience, developing their portfolio and building their resume. If you are interested, please email your resume to latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call us at 915.219.8554 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

MENTORS WANTED FOR AFTER-SCHOOL CLUBS
Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors for girls in grades 4-8th and help guide girls with hands-on creative expression and self-esteem boosting activities. These clubs meet once a week from 5-6:30pm, so on-going volunteering is welcome. If you are interested in helping, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call us at 915.219.8554
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February 2015 El Paso Volunteer Bulletin

Latinitas Volunteer Bulletin
February 2015

In This Issue
College Chica
Be YOUnique
V-Day
Teen Leaders
Women’s Day
Viva La Mujer
Girl Empowerment Fellows
Internships
Mentors Wanted

COLLEGE CHICA – February 21 from 9am-2:30pm
at UTEP Mike Loya Academic Services Building
Join us in encouraging girls to begin planning for college. This event will feature hands-on activities and presentations on the importance of education and how to
prepare for higher learning.

EVENT VOLUNTEERS:
Volunteers are needed to help throughout the event with set-up, decorating, assisting with registration, helping workshop presenters, serving lunch, guiding small team
activities, mentoring girls, acting as role models and breaking down.

CAREER PANEL – 10:30-11:30AM
We need volunteers to share their professional experience with our girls in a panel format presentation and to discuss how college helped them reach their goals.

COLLEGE PANEL – 11:30-1:30PM
We need volunteers to share their college experience with our students, discuss steps to prepare for college and answer questions from our girls.
For more information, contact Alicia latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.
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BE YOUNIQUE TRAINING SESSION
February 20 at 12-1:30pm at the Cafe Mayapan – 2000 Texas Ave.
Want to help girls boost their self-esteem, foster a healthy body image and develop confidence? We are recruiting Be YOUnique committee members to help make self-esteem presentations in the community. Join us for this training session to take on a leadership role in this group. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.
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V-DAY CELEBRATION
February 14 at 5:30-8:30pm at La Mujer Obrera (2000 Texas Ave.)
Latinitas will be hosting arts & crafts activities at the V-day celebration raising awareness of violence against women. Volunteers are needed to aid children with
arts & crafts and games as well as assist with distributing informational materials. To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.
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TEEN LEADERS WANTED – Be a mentor for younger girls
We are recruiting high school girls to serve as teen leaders to mentor younger girls. The group meets monthly one Saturday each month throughout the school year.
The program will encourage girls to grow strong, healthy and confident as they develop leadership skills, connect with female role models, learn ways to overcome
peer pressure, boost their self-esteem, learn about the importance of education and explore career options. Teen Leaders will serve as a youth advisory board,
help with recruitment and promotion, aid with workshop planning, assist our workshop presenters, serve as mentors for girls, guide small team activities and lead icebreakers and teambuilders.For more information, contact latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.
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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’s DAY
March 7 from 10am-2pm
7000 Edgemere
Girls and moms are invited to celebrate International Women’s Day with activities promoting girl power, confidence and self-expression. The event features a film
screening of short films about strong women leaders, a celebration of women in history as well as hands-on art, poetry and musical activities. Volunteers are
needed to help with set-up, registration, decorating, aiding girls with art projects and helping with team building activites. For more information, contact latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or 219.8554.
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VIVA LA MUJER – JOIN OUR PLANNING TEAM
March 27 from 5:30-8:30pm
Cafe Mayapan – 2000 Texas Ave.
To honor Women’s History Month, this event showcase local female talent and celebrate notable women in history. Viva la Mujer will feature an art exhibit and live entertainment. This event will also serve as a scholarship benefit to support educational scholarships for young women leaders with a silent auction and loteria game fundraiser. Volunteers are needed to serve on the planning team to help with promotion, recruiting performers, organizing speakers, decorating, collecting silent auction donations, selling tickets, getting prizes, obtaining sponsorship and organizing the agenda. We also seeking booth vendors, auction item donations and performers. Volunteers are also needed to assist the day of the special event with set-up, registration or breakdown.To volunteer, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.219.8554.

Volunteer Spotlight, Maritza Lopez

maritzaMaritza Lopez is an outstanding Latinitas volunteer who is passionate about ensuring a healthy community as a health educator with El Paso First Health Plans. As a Latinitas volunteer, she has served as a guest speaker with our members, led health and wellness workshops and helped organize a Stay Teen workshop for our girls and moms. The Latinitas team greatly appreciates her excellent volunteer support as the event chair for our Healthy Chica conference. She has taken on a strong leadership role in coordinating this event by helping provide an event location, offering wellness workshops for girls, recruiting health speakers and hosting an excellent opportunity for our girls to grow strong, confident and healthy.

Why do you think it is important to promote health and wellness among young girls? It is important to promote health and wellness among young girls in order to empower them to care for themselves and have a better opportunity of success in life. Without health and wellness, young girl will have a much harder time excelling in school and eventually their career.

What health issues are you concerned about that impact the Hispanic community? Some of the health issues I am concerned about that really impact the Hispanic community are young, overweight girls which in most cases is a result of a poor and innutritious diet and lack of exercise. Another health issue is teen pregnancy among young Latina girls.

Why are you passionate about empowering young Latinas? Being a Latina myself, I think it is important to teach and encourage other young Latina girls to honor and respect themselves as well as their heritage by being strong and independent women. I believe it is through empowering young Latinas to care for themselves and become successful in life will ultimately create a stronger Hispanic community.

What do you enjoy most about volunteering with Latinitas? I really enjoy interacting with the young girls and talking to them about their interests and how they can use those interests to find out what careers and opportunities best fit their own, unique talents.

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