May 2012 Volunteer Bulletin El Paso

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MAY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Alliance For Latinitas
Monday, May 14. 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Location: Jaxon’s Restaurant (1135 Airway Blvd).
This volunteer group offers a forum for women to support and advance Latinitas’ mission to promote the empowerment of Latina youth.  Latinitas is hosting a planning meeting for volunteers who would like to take on leadership roles within this committee and help plan our upcoming events. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.282.5639

 

Viva La Voz CAMP Chicas Advancing in Media Project

Saturday, May 19 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Location:  Latinitas Headquarters (1359 Lomaland).

Latinitas invites teen girls (ages 13-18) to participate in writing & multimedia workshops. Girls will be writing magazine stories and producing media projects to be published in our online magazine. Volunteers are needed to help mentor the teen participants during the scheduled workshops, help with the planning process, and serve as guest speakers with media related experience. If you are interested in helping or would like more information about attending the workshop, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.282.5639.

 

Teen Leadership Institute

Saturday, May 19 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Location:  Latinitas Headquarters (1359 Lomaland).

Latinitas Teen Leadership Institute is a leadership program for high schools girls where they will learn how to become a strong voice in their community. Volunteers are needed to help with the planning the leadership workshops, arranging guest speakers to speak at the workshops, and volunteers are also needed the day of the event to help with set up, run through and break down.  We are also seeking Latina leaders to serve as guest speakers for our upcoming monthly workshops. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call  915.282.5639.

 

Latinitas Volunteer Orientation

Tuesday, May 15, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Location: Latinitas Headquarters (1359 Lomaland #502).

Latinitas will be providing a volunteer orientation to any potential volunteers. The orientation will provide information about Latinitas and how to become involved in helping Latinitas with the various projects including girl empowerment programs, Alliance for Latinitas and the editorial and multimedia team. Come join us and bring all your friends over to become part of Latinitas. To apply to volunteer fill out a volunteer application here. If you are interesting in attending, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call  915.282.5639.

 

 

Creative Expression Saturday Camps & After-School Clubs

Saturday, May 26, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. at the Judge Marquez Library Branch (610 N. Yarbrough).

Saturday, May 19, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the Richard Burges Library (9600 Dyer).  Held Weekly After School at Various Public Housing Centers

Female volunteers are needed to assist our workshop leaders and mentor girls

(in grades 4-8th) with hands-on media arts activities in our Saturday Camps and After-School Clubs. Our Saturday camps occur the 2nd (Eastside) & 3rd (Northeast)  Saturday of every month, so on-going mentoring is gladly accepted as well.  The After-School Clubs typically take place from 4:30-6:30 weekly at various community center around town.  If you are interested in helping, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.282.5639

LATINITAS COMMUNITY OUTREACH EVENTS

 

Diablos Kid’s Day: Health and Drug Awareness Day

Thursday May 17 9:30a.m. – 2:00 p.m Location: Cohen Stadium (9700 Gateway North Boulevard).

Latinitas will be holding an informational booth at Diablos Kid’s Day. It’s free event for the family that will include entertainment, interactive vendors and giveaways. Volunteers are needed to help distribute promotional information about Latinitas and assist children in arts and craft activities. If you are interested in helping, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call 915.282.5639.

 

Indian Ridge Middle School Career Day

Wednesday,  May 23. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Location: Indian Ridge Middle School (11201 Pebble Hills).

Indian Ridge Middle School is organizing a career fair and Latinitas will be holding an informational booth and presentation.Volunteers are needed to distribute information and promote Latinitas to anyone that comes to our table as well as assist with the presentation. If you are interested in helping, please email latinitas.sonia@gmail.com or call and leave a message at 915.282.5639

 

Boys and Girls Club, Segundo Barrio

Friday, May 24, 4:00 p.m. – 7: 00 p.m., Location: Boys and Girl Club (801 S. Florence).

Boys and Girls Club will be hosting an event at Segundo Barrio and Latinitas will be hosting an promotional booth. Volunteers are needed to set up the table and give information about our youth program including our upcoming summer camp and workshops to any person that approaches the table. If you are interested in helping, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call and leave a message at 915.282.5639

Families and Communities Engaged in Schools

Thursday, May 10, 4:00 p.m. – 7: 00 p.m., Location: Schuster Elementary School (5515 Will Ruth).

The Northeast Coalition is organizing its first community engagement event and is inviting Latinitas to hold an informational table. Volunteers are needed to set up the booth and help distribute information about Latinitas.  If you are interested in helping, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call and leave a message at 915.282.5639

 

Ricardo Estrada Junior High School Career Day

Tuesday, May 22, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Location: .

Latinitas will be hosting an information table and presentation for Ricardo Estrada Junior High School Career Day. Volunteers are needed to set up and break down the booth, help distribute promotional information about Latinitas and assist with the presentation. If you are interested in helping, please email latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com or call and leave a message at 915.282.5639.

 

LATINITAS ON-GOING OPPORTUNITIES

 

Chicas Advancing in Media Project Coordinator

Latinitas is seeking a Chicas Advancing in Media Project (CAMP) Coordinator.  The volunteer would help us lead bi-weekly CAMP workshops for high school girls.  They would help recruit members, plan and attend bi-weekly meetings,, mentor the teen participants, guide girls in creating media projects, organize activities and field trips, serve as or find guest speakers with media experience, expose girls to events/landmarks across the city and encourage girls to write and complete multimedia projects to be published for the Latinitas magazine.If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please email latinitasselpaso@yahoo.com or call and leave a message at 915.219.8554

 

Summer Camp Assistant Leaders

Latinitas is hosting a Multimedia Arts summer camp for girls 4th – 8th grade and is recruiting volunteers interested in assisting at the camp scheduled in July. Volunteers are needed to help plan the hands on activities for the camp as well as assisting during the camp. At the camp, volunteers are needed to help set up, serve as a guest speakers, mentor the girls, guide campers through the scheduled activities, and clean up. Help is also needed with promoting the camp among girls and parents. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please email latinitasselpaso@yahoo.com or call and leave a message at 915.219.8554.

 

Editorial Team seeks Writers

Latinitas wants you to become part of our editorial team. We are looking for writers, editors, photographers and multimedia journalists who would like to add content to our girl empowering magazine. Volunteers will be able to pitch story ideas, work on their articles, and help copy edit content before publication. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please email latinitasselpaso@yahoo.com or call and leave a message at 915.219.8554.

Housing Club Leaders & Mentors Wanted

Make a difference in a girl’s life as a Housing Club Leader. Latinitas hosts media enrichment clubs where girls can build confidence through creative expression. Latinitas partners with local public housing centers to host 6-week-long after-school clubs. Our clubs focus on encouraging girls to build confidence through creative multimedia expression. Girls in will participate in hands-on activities such as creative writing, photography, arts & crafts, skits and more. Our clubs connect girls with positive role models and encourage girls to express themselves in a safe and supportive environment.  As a club leader, you would guide small team activities and motivate girls to foster a positive self-esteem. Club Leader volunteers commit 2 hours per week after school between 4:30-6:30pm for a 6 week period.  If you are interested, contact us at 219.8554 or latinitasselpaso@yahoo.com.

 

Recruitment Street Team

The Spring semester of Club Latinitas will be approaching next year. We are seeking volunteers for our Recruitment Street Team to distribute informational posters and recruit girls for our after school programs. If you can commit 2 hours to help us post fliers at community centers, contact us at 219.8554 or latinitasselpaso@yahoo.com.

 

Office Help

Latinitas is looking for office help to type and transfer stories and files into our newly launched website. If you are interested in volunteering, contact us at 915.219.8554 or latinitasselpaso@yahoo.com.

 

School & Art Supply Drive

Latinitas is organizing a school supply drive to benefit deserving girls enrolled in our after-school programs. Donations of binders, notebooks, paper, scissors, paper, markers, pens, glue sticks, color pencils and other basic art supplies are being collected at the Latinitas headquarters – 1359 Lomaland # 502. If you are interested, contact us at 219.8554 or latinitaselpaso@yahoo.com.

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