Volunteer in the Community

El Centro provides you with several opportunities to become a volunteer in the community while practicing and improving your Spanish skills. For further information about volunteering opportunities in the area, stop by El Centro (Carlton 114) or give us a call at x6517.

All volunteer hours count toward the plane ticket reward.

The Village Project

It is a program that uses a collaborative approach to help children in the community who are struggling to read. Students who come to El Centro can get involved through these programs:

The Village Reading Project

One-on-one instruction for struggling readers (K-8) and parental support in a non-threatening setting.Wednesdays, 5.30 – 7.30pm.

 

Village Outreach

Adult education ESL/Spanish Language class for parents of The Village students. It is provided in collaboration with Alamance Community College and our own small group instruction. Parents also participate in English classes via computer program, “Units of Sound.”

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Parent’s Night Out

Love Kids? Want to practice your Spanish? El Centro is partnering with “PARENTS NIGHT OUT”. Teach Spanish to kids through crafts, fun activities, and games! Parent’s Night Out (PNO) is a student organization run through the School of Education that provides free childcare several times a semester for Elon faculty, students, and staff. Students volunteer about once a month to engage in planned crafts, activities, and games with children of varying ages in groups for 0-2 year olds, 3-5 year olds, and 6+.

 


Lupe: Latinos Unidos Promoviendo Esperanza

LUPE is a non-profit organization supporting the Latino community. LUPE is a platform to strengthen and encourage the community integration through the conferences, courses, lectures, art or reading workshops and discussion groups proposed by the members of the community themselves. They promote individual and community fairness focused in Alamance County, NC.


H.O.PE. Clinic. School of Health Science

They need volunteers for helping with interpreting, phone calls, translating documents, flyers, etc. The students don’t need to know specific medical terms, but we recommend a high level of Spanish. The clinic is open TUESDAYS FROM 6pm TO 8pm and is located in the School of Health Science at Francis Center.

Their Mission Statement is: “To improve the health and well being of the under served populations in Alamance County, NC and surrounding areas by providing quality physical therapy treatment and fostering student community service and clinical experience.”

What they treat: Low back pain, Neck pain, Shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand pain,Hip, knee, ankle and foot pain, Arthritis, Tendonitis, Sports-related injuries, Muscle, tendon and ligament strains, Strains and sprains, Post-surgical rehabilitation, Neurological health conditions, etc.

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You Can Vote

Youcanvote.org is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization whose goal is to reach out to underrepresented citizens in Alamance County to Educate and Register new voters in our community.
They need Spanish speaking volunteers who can speak in Spanish with customers and assist those who would like to register to vote by completing the NC Voter Registration Form. This is the first time they are reaching out to the Hispanic community, so they are looking for advanced Spanish speakers at Elon University to connect with the Hispanic population of Alamance community.