The mission of Puente del Pueblo is to transform lives in West Chicago by engaging families in case management services, adult literacy programs, and supportive academic programs for children and youth. If you have a heart for serving the vulnerable and empowering others, especially youth, Puente is a great place for you to volunteer!
Our after-school programs help students succeed in school, learn important life skills, and have a lot of fun. Volunteers that mentor students through the program are making a lasting difference in their academic and occupational opportunities. Due to schools moving to virtual learning, we’re going to run our after-school programs during the school day to assist our families with academic support and childcare. All our programs will run with additional precautions outlined by Health Officials for COVID-19.
Volunteers don't have to speak Spanish to participate!
Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
Puente del Niño Tutor helps 1st through 5th-grade students with homework, reading, and academic skill-building.
Puente del Futuro Tutor helps 6th through 8th-grade students with homework, language arts and math, preparation for exams, and life-skills development.
High School Tutor helps high school students with homework, language arts and math, preparation for exams, and other college prep activities.
Adult ESL Tutor helps adults learn to read, write, and speak in English.
No Student Contact Volunteers
Classroom Support Volunteers are able to help make photocopies, cut things out, etc.
Food Management Volunteers help with organizing, counting, storing, and delivering the food for both Breakfast and Lunch.
Cleaning and Sanitizing Volunteers help clean and sanitize areas throughout the day.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Transportation Volunteers help by driving a Puente van to pick-up and drop-off students to the program during the day.
Office Support Team Member provides administrative support for Puente staff.
Special Services Team Member helps with one-time projects, events, cooking/baking, decorating, handyman projects, and more!