Below you will find information on an opportunity to volunteer to help Hispanic/Latin@ children from the Pittsburgh region. An orientation meeting for interested individuals who have not volunteered for us in the past will take place at CMU on Wednesday, March 4, 4:30-5:00 pm in the MLRC, Porter Hall 225C.Please fill out the interest form (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VoluntariadoCirculo) prior to attending the meeting if you are interested in participating as a volunteer this term. Volunteers who have worked with us in the past may simply reply to this email indicating their interest to participate and whether or not their clearances are current.
Please note that per PA Laws governing CMU, all volunteers must have applied for their clearances prior to the start of the workshop on march 15th.
If you cannot attend, but would still like to volunteer, please fill out the interest form and also contact us. Feel free to forward this to your student groups or 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 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 Spring workshop will take place on Sunday afternoons, Mar. 15 – May 3, 2:00 - 4:00 pm., under the theme of Digital Learning. Volunteers are typically native or hereditary Spanish speakers, or are students with an intermediate to advanced command of the Spanish Language. Experience working with children ages 6-12 is a plus, but not necessary. Volunteers are expected to attend as many workshop sessions as they can, and should have or be able to obtain Child Abuse , PA Criminal, and FBI fingerprint Clearances. The Leonard Gelfand Center will assist in the process of obtaining clearances for CMU students.
Volunteers will devote their time 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.
Felipe (on behalf of Círculo Juvenil)
Felipe Gómez G., Ph.D.
El Circulo Juvenil de Cultura
Hispanic Studies Outreach Program
Carnegie Mellon University