Calling all volunteers!
Do you miss the fine art of handwriting? Puente sends out a number of mailings at the end of the year, and we need volunteers to help us hand write the addresses on these envelopes. This process will start the week of October 31, 2016, and will be ongoing. If you’re interested, please contact Alejandra Ortega or Cerelle Centeno for more details.
Love helping people with their taxes? Maybe you’re a retired tax professional looking to volunteer your time? Well then Puente needs your help. Through an initiative called Earn It, Keep It, Save It!, we provide free tax preparation service for income eligible families and individuals. Puente is a VITA site. Volunteers receive training and either support our staff with the preparation of the tax returns or support the tax payers with getting the documents ready. This opportunity requires training and availability for 4-5 months. For more information contact Lina Mira.
Other 2016 Volunteer Opportunities
Cafecito, November 17, Pescadero Elementary School, 6:30pm-9:00pm – Language exchange where ESL participants get to practice speaking English with you, the volunteers.
La Sala Thanksgiving, November 24, Pescadero Community Church, 4:00-8:00pm – La Sala is a weekly dinner for single farmworkers or those here in this country without their families. This is the special Thanksgiving dinner.
Station Night, December 1st, Pescadero Elementary School, 6:30pm -9:00pm – Help ESL students put into practice what they learned this semester. You will act like someone in the real world—someone they are likely to interact with. Each volunteer will be at a different “station.”
Holiday Stockings for Kids, Dec. 6, Pescadero Elementary School, 10:00am-2:00pm – Help us stuff and distribute stockings with various donated items for the children of our community.
Holiday Stocking La Sala for Adults, Dec. 8, Pescadero Elementary School, 10:00am-2:00pm – Help us stuff and distribute stockings with various donated items for our community.
La Posada, December 16, North Street and Stage Street, 9:00am-9:00pm – A special holiday event for which we need volunteers in various roles—help us set up, help us during the event and help us clean up. Posada is a Christmas festival originating in Latin America.
La Sala Posada, December 18, Pescadero Community Church, 2:00pm-6:00pm – La Sala is a weekly dinner for single farmworkers or those here in this country without their families. This is the special Posada dinner.
La Sala Christmas Dinner, December 25, Pescadero Community Church, TBA –A La Sala dinner for the Christmas holiday.
For more information about these volunteer opportunities, please contact Lina Mira: firstname.lastname@example.org or 650-262-7080.