Volunteer Opportunities

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Volunteer Opportunities in the Community

(last updated Fall 2016)

Education and Tutoring

Dixie Elementary: Dixie has a small tutoring program that runs on Mondays (and Wednesdays, per volunteer availability). You will be working with Latino elementary-aged ESL students following dismissal for about an hour helping them with reading and math. The program only runs for an hour each evening. Students at this placement are asked to make a commitment to attend on the same night each week. Background check (free) required. Contact Leanna Stafford leanna.stafford@fayette.kyschools.us

Migrant Education Program: Tutor elementary students in math and reading. You will be working independently with the same student for the entire semester and may have some contact with the student’s parents. Tutoring will be conducted at the student’s school following dismissal (2:35 or 3:15, depending on the school). You will work with the family and the Migrant Education Program to set up a regular schedule. Tutoring will be held in English, but you will likely use some conversational Spanish with the students and their families. Background check (free) required. Contact Richard Sánchez: richard.sanchez@fayette.kyschools.us

Village Branch Lexington Public Library: After-school tutoring program for grades K-12. Focus is basic homework help: mostly reading and math. Most tutoring will be in English, but you will likely use quite a bit of conversational Spanish while there.  4-8pm Monday-Friday. Volunteers are asked to commit at least 2 hours per week. Background check (free) and short orientation required. The background check takes about 2 weeks to complete, so please start the process right away. To begin, send and email to Vicki Hale vhale@lexpublib.org and include your full name, telephone number, and email. She will submit your information and you will receive an email from ESR.

21st Century Program at James Lane Allen Elementary: This program offers small group and individual support, math and reading help, other homework assistance, cooking programs, and parent ELL classes. They welcome students for regular tutoring sessions right after school, but are also looking for students who can run activities, classes, etc on specific interests and skills. 2:30 to 6PM Monday through Friday Contact: Trista Keene, trista.keene@fayette.kyschools.us

Common Good: After-school mentoring program that serves children in grades K-12 from North Lexington neighbourhoods. The program includes four components: education, recreation, spiritual formation and leadership development. The program runs Monday-Thursday from 2:30-6:00 PM for the school year. Background check and volunteer training is required. Contact commongoodcdc@gmail.com

Lexington Public Library

 

Community and Leadership

Dunbar Latino Outreach Leaders: This is an awesome group of students!! This student club at Paul Lawrence Dunbar High Schools provides networking, cultural activities, and college prep information to Latino and refugee students. Meetings are on Wednesday afternoons 4-5pm. Contact Sharessa Bentley-Crovo: sharessa.crovo@fayette.kyschools.us

Lexington Community Radio Now: This volunteer-run radio station offers Spanish-language programming on El Pulso 97.5 FM. They are looking for Spanish-speaking DJs and are particularly interested in producing Public Service Announcements in Spanish to let listeners know about resources in the city that they can use. Contact Chuck Clenney chuck.clenney@gmail.com

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