Tax prep volunteers needed ASAP
It’s tax time, and Puente needs several volunteers to join our pro bono tax prep program. Help your neighbors keep more of their money between now and April. The position requires an online training and a few hours a day, twice a week at Puente offices during tax season.
For details on the tax prep program, please contact Rita Mancera at RMancera@mypuente.org or (650) 879-1691 x 102
Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros
Puente needs your help in purchasing watercolors, colored pencils and bubbles for our Día de los Niños/Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day) celebration, an annual event co-hosted by Puente, the Half Moon Bay Library, and the La Honda Pescadero Unified School District, on May 2. Please send supplies by March 20.
We also need volunteers to help set up for the event, lead activities and clean up from 4:30-8:30 p.m.
Tutors needed! Change someone’s life
Puente needs 3 Plaza Comunitaria tutors who are Spanish-English bilingual and comfortable teaching materials ranging from high school-level reading and writing to math and geography. (Need to Speak Spanish)
Puente also needs two GED tutors: one in Pescadero, one in La Honda. (Need to speak Spanish)
Finally, Puente is seeking an English conversation volunteer for level 3 ESL classes, starting in January. Your English language skills will give students a chance to practice conversing in a casual setting, on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m.
Be a Mentor
We are looking for several people to serve as mentors for high school youth. This position expects volunteers to guide and advise students about career options, the importance of higher education or vocational training, and life skills like getting a driver’s license or managing money. Mentors serve as positive role models and allies for youth. A mentor also would talk to a high school mentee on a regular basis (weekly/bi-monthly/monthly) about school assignments, tests, study skills, and course planning, especially if the student is struggling in school.