Academic year

Esperanza offers various programs in need of volunteers:

  • SISCO (The Stay in School for College and Career Opportunities Program)
  • Family Engagement Program
  • Saturday Academy Program
  • HYLP (Hispanic Youth Leadership Program)
    • Tutoring Program
    • Mentoring Program
  • Download: 2014-2015 Academic year opportunities

Expectations For Our Volunteers & Mentors:

  • Act responsibly
  • Keep promises and commitments with staff and students
  • Build respect and trust.
  • Give emotional support
  • Advocate for the students’ best interest
  • Assist students to think like winners
  • Foster self-esteem
  • Teach by example and direction
  • Act as a positive role model
  • Contribute something positive
  • Participate in activities designed to motivate students
  • Listen without judging
  • Discuss career-related topics
  • Listen to personal problems
  • Give advice on how to avoid or reduce problems
  • Have fun
  • Tutor and help build good study and work habits
  • Make a positive difference in the lives of young people

Potential Duties

Typical duties for volunteers include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist students with academics
  • Assist adults in learning English
  • Provide administrative assistance
  • Assist with food service
  • Chaperone field trips
  • Track and record hours
  • Attend program activities with students
  • Serve as a positive role model and friend to students involved in the programs
  • Attend community events

Code of Conduct

  • Be courteous.
  • Dress business casual; however, no caps, hats, jeans, sneakers.
  • Encourage students to learn.
  • Be present and on time.
  • Be a positive role model for our students.
  • Provide assistance to Program Coordinators.
  • Be an ambassador for Esperanza and education.


  • Complete the Volunteer Application
  • Submit Resume and headshot
  • Read and sign the Volunteer Standards of Conduct
  • Fill out the Media Release form on the Volunteer Application (voluntary)
  • Pass an extensive background check
  • Attend an interview and orientation/training (program-specific)

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Links and resources



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