Volunteers are the reason that Entreamigos is able to do so much with so little funding. We LOVE our volunteers and depend on them for most projects and programs. Please consider volunteering, there are many fun projects and it is always a great way to meet people and feel part of the community. …You might learn a bit of spanish too!
We have many volunteer opportunities available year round. Some of the jobs we have require no Spanish speaking ability. Others require various levels. Some jobs have recurring schedules, others might require only a few hours. Please tell us a little about yourself and your interest in volunteering on our volunteer form:
Some quotations from our volunteers:
“Volunteering at Entreamigos lets me be a valuable part the San Pancho community, not just a tourist.
“The benefit that I receive from interacting with the kids, staff, parents, permanent residents, and other volunteers is probably greater than what I give.”
“The pay is lousy, the hours long, its noisy…with people in the way most of the time, especially children. Sign me up again for next year!”
A sample list of volunteer tasks follows. Please let us know what your skills and interests are. You may be able to help in ways we haven’t thought of yet.
Library: organization and management of adult and children’s books in Spanish and English
Maintenance: minor electrical, plumbing, carpentry, mechanical and welding repair and maintenance tasks
Education: teaching art, music, dance, crafts, gymnastics, computer skills, and English to children and adults; tutoring children and adults in various subjects
Administration: office assistance especially with various internet and social media programs; website management, newsletter, blog, Facebook.
Grant Writing: experience in writing grants to foundations and governments
Graphic Design: art, logos, tee-shirt designs, annual report layouts, posters, advertising, and press release information.
Recycle: help with collecting and sorting recycle materials from San Pancho
Glass Shop: cutting, polishing, etching, and packaging our glass resale products
Recicla Store: sorting, repairing donated articles and preparing for resale; retail sales clerk
the Gallery : retail sales in our store that sells locally produced goods
Gardening: care and maintenance of our various garden sites.
Special Events: We always need many hands to help us put on our multiple special events like Circo de Los Ninos; Children’s Art Exhibits, Christmas Posada, Summer Workshops, and various other community events throughout the year.
Entreamigos have very limited housing available for volunteers. In most cases volunteers will need to organize their own housing. Click here for a partial list of Accommodations in San Pancho.