Tax Preparation Assistance for Low Income Families
Puente needs bilingual 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.
Help with South Coast Homeless Count, January 22
The number of people who are homeless in San Mateo County continues to grow. On the South Coast, homelessness often affects migrant farm workers and other newcomers, who are the most vulnerable. Join Puente and other local volunteers for the 2015 South Coast Homeless Count, from 6 a.m. – 8 a.m. on Thursday, January 22. Email Ben Ranz for more information.
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, 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 directly at (650) 262-4101or 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. 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. 114, or email Abby Mohaupt.