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Volunteers of all backgrounds come to La Coalición to make a difference in the community. We offer various volunteer and internship positions in areas such as: Advocacy, Human Services, Information and Referrals, Economic Development, Workforce Development, Immigration, Adult ESL Education, and Cultural Events. Our volunteers are highly valued and frequently describe their work as personally rewarding.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please fill out and send us a volunteer application or contact us at volunteers@latinamericancoalition.org or 704-941-6733 for more information.

All volunteers must be 16 or older. 

Current Volunteer Needs

Administrative Assistant

Hrs/Week: 2-10

Volunteers are needed to help us with all administrative tasks. This position would be a perfect match for students or professionals who enjoy organizational activities. Unless volunteer or intern expresses an interest in a specific program, he/she will float between programs to provide administrative support.


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College Access Para Todos Assistant (Internship)

Hrs/Week: 5-10 (Available starting in January 2015)

The main function of this intern is to assist the Coalition’s Youth Development Coordinator with project management, research, and preparation for workshops and meetings. College Access Para Todos is an initiative of the Latin American Coalition’s youth group, United 4 the DREAM, that focuses on educating Latino and immigrant youth about their options for higher education. CAPT works to make sure that all students, regardless of immigration status, are able to go to college. Intern must commit to at least one full semester of service. This position would be ideal for students in the following fields: Latin American Studies, Spanish, English, Education, or Social Work.


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Community Plaza Tutor

Hrs/Week: 1.5-2

Help adult learners obtain an elementary school diploma in Spanish. Tutors report directly to the Immigrant Welcome Center Manager. Previous experience teaching is helpful, but not required. This position would be ideal for students or professionals in the following fields: Education, ESL Instruction, Spanish, Sociology, Social Work, English, or Adult Education.


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Design Assistant

Hrs/Week: 10-15

This position supports the Director of Communications by assisting with the development and design of our print and electronic materials. Interns should have weekday availability before 5:00 pm. This position would be ideal for students or professionals in the following fields: Graphic Design, Art, Advertising, Communications, Public Relations, or Web/Multimedia Design.


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Development Assistant (Internship)

Hrs/Week: 15-20 (Available starting January 2015)

This position supports the Coalition’s Development Coordinator by assisting with grants management, project management, fundraising, and administrative support.  Interns should have weekday availability before 5:00 pm. This position would be ideal for students or professionals in the following fields: Nonprofit Management, Community Development, or Organizational Studies.


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Editorial and Communications Intern (Internship)

Hrs/Week: 10 (Available starting January 2015)

This dynamic position supports the Coalition’s Director of Communications by developing content for the organization’s website, social media accounts, and various print publications. Interns should have weekday availability before 5:00 pm. This position would be ideal for students or professionals in the following fields: Journalism, Communications, Latin American Studies, Public Relations, or Nonprofit Management.

 


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ESL Classroom Aide

Hrs/Week: 4-5

The role of the ESL Classroom Aide is to assist our ESL Coordinator and adult students during class meetings. Classroom Aides work jointly with the ESL Coordinator to increase student comprehension, participation, and the overall success of our English as a Second Language program. Volunteers must have availability on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00-8:00 pm or Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am-1:00 pm between 01/26/15-03/26/15. This position would be ideal for those interested in ESL Education, Adult Education, English, or Sociology.


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Executive Assistant (Internship)

Hrs/Week: 20 (Available starting January 2015)

This dynamic position supports the Coalition’s Executive Director and Development Coordinator by providing project management and administrative support. Interns should have weekday availability before 5:00 pm and evening availability on the last Wednesday of each month. This position would be ideal for students or professionals in the following fields: Nonprofit Management, Business Administration, Community Development, or Organizational Studies.


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Immigrant Welcome Center Assistant (Internship)

Hrs/Week: 10 (Available starting January 2015)

The Immigrant Welcome Center (IWC) is the first point of contact the Latin American Coalition has with all of its clients. It is the central hub of the organization, connecting Latino families to the resources available in the community. The IWC Assistant assists with a variety of functions – everything from client intake, answering phone calls, updating resource lists, and making client referrals to connecting clients to employment opportunities or helping clients with general computer use. Volunteers and interns will report directly to the IWC Manager and IWC Coordinator, and should have weekday availability before 5:00 pm. This position would be ideal for students or professionals in the following fields: Social Work, Education, International Studies, Human Services, Spanish, Latin American Studies, or Adult Education.

 


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Immigration Clinic Assistant

Hrs/Month: 12-15 (Starting in January 2015)

Provide general administrative support to the Immigration Rights Program (Immigration Law Clinic). This position is not a substitute for paralegal training. Volunteer reports directly to Program Director. Must have weekday availability before 5:00 pm. This position would be ideal for students or professionals in the following fields: Public Law, Political Science, International Studies, Paralegal, or Latin American Studies.


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Law Student/Paralegal (Internship)

Hrs/Week: 12-15 (Available starting January 2015)

Assist BIA Accredited Representative with a range of immigration related cases including: family based petitions and applications, motions, waivers, TPS, asylum, NACARA, VAWA, U and T Visas, and related services. Excellent opportunity to gain critical practical and substantive skills in the field of immigration law, become knowledgeable in issues related to detention and deportation, and assist in development of comprehensive immigrant rights program. Interns will have direct interaction with clients through every phase of the case life-cycle. Interns should have weekday availability before 5:00 pm. This position will be ideal for second and third year law students.


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Naturalization Workshop Assistant

Saturday, November 8, 2014, 8:00 PM - 2:00 PM

This free workshop is designed to give prospective naturalization applicants eligibility pre-screening, in-depth information about the process and interview, assistance with completing and documenting the Application for Naturalization (N-400 form), legal review of applications by an attorney or a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Accredited Representative, referrals for complex cases, and information regarding local civics, history, and English classes.

Bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteers are needed to assist clients with completing online and paper forms. Those who do not speak Spanish can assist with other areas of the workshop.


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SAT Workshop Assistant

Hrs/Week: 3-5 (Available starting January 2015)

Teachers, current college students, or other SAT “experts” are needed to conduct weekly SAT prep sessions for aspiring college students. Weekly workshops should focus on building English skills (reading comprehension and writing). All students attending the workshops are members of College Access Para Todos. College Access Para Todos (CAPT) is an initiative of the Latin American Coalition’s youth group, United 4 the DREAM, that focuses on educating Latino and immigrant youth about their options for higher education. CAPT works to make sure that all students, regardless of immigration status, are able to go to college.Intern must commit to the duration of the sumer program (specific dates TBD) and have Wednesday availability from 6:00-7:30 pm. This position would be ideal for students in the following fields: English or Education.


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Translation Services Assistant

Hrs/Week: 2-10 (Available starting January 2015)

Volunteers are needed to help us with translations tasks for various departments. This position would be a perfect match for students or professionals who want to use written Spanish skills. Unless volunteer or intern expresses an interest in a specific program, he/she will float between programs to provide translation support. Volunteer must have weekday availability before 5:00 pm.


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