HOURS OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE

VALUE OF VOLUNTEER SERVICE THIS YEAR

STUDENTS & FAMILIES IMPACTED THIS YEAR

VOLUNTEERS THIS YEAR

GIVE YOUR TIME AND SHARE YOUR PASSION!

 

Volunteers are essential to expanding learning opportunities at PUENTE. Whether you can commit a few hours or several months, there are diverse roles available at our Boyle Heights campus and partner high schools to match your interests and availability. Volunteers, both individuals and groups, play vital roles in fulfilling PUENTE’s educational mission to enrich the neighborhood.  

short term

3-6 Months Commitment With A Mnimum of 10-20 Hours of Service

  • Requires a campus tour prior to your first day of volunteer service

In between

3-6 Months Commitment With A Minimum of 10-20 Hours of Service

  • Requires completion of volunteer orientation
  • Depending on the volunteer role, you may be required to complete a background check

long term

6-12 Months Commitment With Flexible Volunteering Hours

  • Serving a longer period of time will require orientation and background check
  • Depending on the volunteer role, you may be required to complete training and/or certification

We offer many opportunities including:

  • Packing and distributing groceries to the community
  • Supporting the adult ESL and Charter Elementary students through tutoring
  • Providing general maintenance and supporting our garden projects in the PUENTE Unity Garden
  • Be part of our special events throughout the year like our Fall Fundraiser, Holiday Under the Stars, Dia De Los Muertos and more

individuals

Volunteers in our organization play a vital role in supporting educational activities in classrooms, afterschool programs, and special events. Your commitment enhances student learning and community engagement with flexible opportunities to fit your schedule. 

corporate & community groups

Join us as a volunteer group to make signficant impact through monthly opportunities in food distribution, college application support, and career fairs. Your involvement directly supports community outreach efforts and empowers indivduals in achieving educational and career goals. 

Depending on the specific area assignment, you may be required to complete an orientation and a  background check. These positions often require training and/or certifications.

If you have a volunteer idea you didn’t see listed, let us know. We would love to hear how you would like to serve The PUENTE Learning Center and our community.

GET STARTED TODAY!

Please complete the volunteer interest form below. We’ll be in touch soon!

“I’ve always heard and shared the idea that the best fertilizer for a garden is the shadow of a gardener.  With the results I see in the garden, it is clear that I’m not the only gardener whose shadow is cast on the Unity Garden. It’s very special to me to see the impact I’m making on not only the students but the other volunteer gardeners as well.”

Dave Yamaoka

Master Gardener Volunteer

“Being a PUENTE volunteer is by far the most meaningful thing I do for my community. To anyone considering volunteering at PUENTE, DO IT! Whether you are helping tutor a 4th grader or assembling care packages to help college students get through finals week, rest assured you’re making a difference in someone’s life. “

Rosa Carranza

CSULA College Corps Fellow

QUESTIONS?

Contact Volunteer Services Manager, Maria Esparza at volunteer@puente.org 

or call 323-780-1163.