Below you will find information on an opportunity to volunteer to help Hispanic/Latin@ children from the Pittsburgh region. An orientation meeting for individuals interested in volunteering will take place at CMU on Friday, Feb. 21, 4:30-5:00 pm in the MLRC, Porter Hall 225C.Please fill out the interest form (https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/voluntariadoCirculo) prior to attending the meeting if you are interested in participating as a volunteer this term.
If you cannot attend, but would still like to volunteer, fill out the form and indicate so. Also, please feel free to share this information with anyone else who might be interested in participating.
El Circulo Juvenil de Cultura is a volunteer-based not-for-profit community enterprise working with Hispanic/Latin@ children in Pittsburgh in order to assist in the preservation and development of their Spanish skills and cultural knowledge. We do this each term through workshops held on Sunday afternoons at CMU.
El Circulo's Fall workshop will take place on Sunday afternoons, March 2 – April 27, 2:00 - 4:00 pm., under the theme of "Bailemos". Volunteers are typically native or hereditary Spanish speakers, or have an intermediate to advanced command of the Spanish Language. Experience working with children ages 6-12 is a plus, but not necessary. Volunteers will commit to be available for as many of the sessions as they can, and should have or be able to obtain Child Abuse and Criminal Clearances. (CMU's Gelfand Center will assist in the process and cover the cost for CMU students).
Volunteers will devote the 16 hours of the workshop to assisting the instructors/facilitators with the children. Other opportunities to volunteer "behind the scenes" for El Circulo include website/blog developer/writer, grant-writer, logistics/events coordinator, photographer/videographer, community liaison, etc.
Internship and academic credits are available for volunteers who are majors/minors in the Hispanic Studies program at CMU.
El Circulo Juvenil de Cultura
Hispanic Studies Outreach Program
Carnegie Mellon University