HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE
Please complete the volunteer form above. The Centro Latino has a partnership with AIESEC (Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences Economiques et Commerciales) at Mizzou. Please visit their page AIESEC at Mizzou for more information on AIESEC.
Students at the University of Missouri can receive academic credit for their service at Centro Latino through the MU Office of Service Learning.
Please read about some of our volunteer’s experiences at Centro Latino:
FROM READER: Centro Latino builds cross-cultural connections for MU junior by Stazi Prost, After School Program Coordinator, Spring 2016
Experience of 2015 Summer Program Volunteer, Aniqa Rahman, Summer Program 2015
Letter from our Executive Director highlighting the experience volunteers gain by working at Centro Latino.
Student Essay on Experience Volunteering at Centro Latino by Calvin Blaylock, Marketing & Social Media Intern, Spring 2016
GRANTWRITING AND FUNDRAISING
Centro Latino is always looking for dependable and skilled writers. Energetic people who woul like to organize events to raise funds.
Keep in touch with volunteers and recruit new volunteers. Work with the Office of Service Learning.
This includes filling, making flyers, and keeping the Centro’s office organized.
We need Spanish speaking volunteers to go into the community and distribute Centro Latino information to different agencies such as Health Department, Columbia Schools, pharmacies and other offices. Interaction with the Tutoring program parents is a must, as a community outreach intervention.
TUTORING IN THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM
Monday – Thursday from 3:30 to 5:30 PM
K-8 academic tutoring; transportation is provided for some of our students by volunteers. Healthy snacks, fruits and vegetables are provided to our students in collaboration with the local Food Bank.
VEGGIE FRIENDLY KIDS IN THE KITCHEN/FITASTIC
Students in the After School Program participate in Veggie Friendly Kids in the Kitchen, a program of MU Extension, and Fitastic, a program of the local Health Department, which promote healthy eating and exercise.
Prevention of domestic violence project for children ages 6-14. Browse the BeAWARE Volunteer Presentation for more information on BeAWARE.
ACTIVE & FRESH SUMMER PROGRAM
Centro Latino’s 2014 Summer Program: Active and Fresh will be held July 7-July 31, Mondays through Thursdays from 12:00-4:00 pm. The focus of the program is to promote exercise through activity and good nutrition through healthy meals. Each day our participants will do a fun and energetic activity, like walking to Douglass Pool and swimming, then return to Centro Latino for a nutritional meal provided by volunteers.
ESL or ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE CLASSES
Help tutoring English for our Spanish Speaking clients. English classes take place at Centro Latino on Monday evenings from 6:00 to 7:30 PM.
Once a week Spanish classes, Tuesdays from 5:30pm to 6:30pm. This classes are $10 a class. Centro Latino volunteers can come to the classes for free.
CULTURAL EVENTS/FUNDRAISER DINNERS
Help organize and coordinate the Centro’s cultural event like Dia de Los Muertos celebration, Earth Day, First Friday tabling. Volunteer in the Comedor Popular kitchen to prepare meals to sell at community events and Fundraiser Dinners.
Thank you to all who participated in the Ash St. Community Garden maintaining Centro Latino’s plots and the Good Neighbor Garden project! *Please contact Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture to get involved in Community Gardening in Columbia.