Help with La Posada (December 19)
Join us as we create a live Nativity procession (with Mary, Joseph, and a donkey from the Christian tradition leading the way).through Pescadero, recreating the journey of Mary and Joseph. The procession ends with celebration and food. Tasks include setting up, directing traffic, helping with singing, serving food, and cleaning up. Shifts begin at 9:00 a.m. for set up and continue throughout the day and into the evening, ending around 9:30 p.m. Morning volunteers especially needed. Email Abby Mohaupt for details.
Help distribute farmworker essentials at La Sala Posada, December 21
There will be vast helpings of holiday spirit on hand at the annual La Sala Posada, which doubles as a big gift distribution event for farm workers, supplying them with clothing and other essentials. Be a part of it! 2-4 p.m., Multi-Purpose Room of Pescadero Elementary, 620 North Street. Email Abby Mohaupt for details.
Tax Preparation Assistance for Low Income Families
Puente needs volunteers to become tax preparers for next tax season. Volunteers must complete tax training and pass an IRS Certification Test. Volunteers must be willing to help prepare returns 2-4 hours per week from January 27-April 15, 2015. Email Abby Mohaupt for details.
Be a Reading friend
Help boost literacy by reading with students from kindergarten to 5th grade on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 pm. Email Abby Mohaupt for details.
Help new drivers learn the rules of the road
Puente needs several short-term tutors, relatively fluent in Spanish, to mentor adults preparing to take their driver’s license written exam at the DMV. In January, Puente will host evening tutoring sessions and seeks bilingual volunteers to work with different sizes of groups throughout the month. To volunteer, contact Community Outreach Coordinator Ben Ranz at (650) 262-4101 or email Ben Ranz.
Help adults get their GED and become citizens
Every year, Puente helps local adults realize their dream of earning a high school degree; others become American citizens. Be a part of the transformation – sign up to help with tutoring (in Spanish) and citizenship requirements. Email Abby Mohaupt for details.
Seeking mentors to keep high school kids on track
Puente is committed to supporting our local youth all the way through high school and college. Sometimes by the time anyone realizes a student is struggling, it’s too late. Puente sees 12 mentors who can commit to spending time with a student one day each week, preferably on Wednesday afternoon. Mentors will help ensure their mentee is getting good grades, particularly in English and Algebra. College readiness is also a key goal.
For more information on this and ALL volunteer opportunities, call (650) 879-1691 ext. 102, email Abby Mohaupt.