Give your time and share your passion!

Without the support of our volunteers, we would simply not be able to provide as many opportunities for learning. There are a variety of ways to lend a hand at PUENTE depending on your interests, availability, and desired experience. Get started by reviewing our volunteer opportunities and filling out our volunteer application.

Volunteer Opportunities

PUENTE volunteers — both individuals and groups — fulfill a number of important roles, both at our Boyle Heights campus and virtually. Learn more about each form of support by reading below. To sign up for volunteer opportunities of interest, please fill out our volunteer application. Questions? Email volunteer@puente.org or call 323-780-0128.

Current Opportunities

Volunteers support PUENTE’s mission to enrich the neighborhood through education.

ESL Conversations Series-  Volunteers practice English conversation skills with ESL (English as a Second Language) adult students. These workshops take place via Zoom on the last Saturday of the month, 10 – 11:30am PST, while school is in session.

College and Career Program- Help move the needle of achievement by providing guidance to high school or college students! Guest speaker and mentorship opportunities are available, including during our Saturdays with Keck workshops (via Zoom, the second Saturday of every month, 10 – 11:30 AM) or Avanzando through College seminars (via Zoom, third Wednesday of every month at 4 pm).

Children’s Programs: Classroom Assistant- Help educators in our Preschool, Charter Elementary School (TK-5th grade), After School, and Summer Camp programs! Flexible scheduling available during program hours.

Group Volunteering– Help keep our campus beautiful! Activities for Campus Beautification may include painting classrooms, planting and garden maintenance, and other green/sustainable projects.

The online Volunteer Application should be submitted electronically. Volunteers must submit clearance of TB prior to starting volunteer service. Clearance for TB is valid for a period of up to four (4) years for in-person program opportunities. In-person program volunteers must also submit to a one-time fingerprinting. PUENTE and LAUSD adhere to the California State statutes pertaining to supervised volunteerism in public schools. Any volunteer applicant whose name appears on the Megan’s Law online database is prohibited from serving as an office volunteer and as an on campus school volunteer in any capacity for any length of time, including for one-time activities.