In addition to teaching, here are other ways you can volunteer with Intercambio:
Quarterly the “Conversation Team” of community volunteers visits group classes to practice English with Intercambio students. This speed-dating-like experience pairs native speakers with English students to for 10-minute conversations before switching to a new partner. Students have an opportunity to practice English in a safe environment with native speakers, while volunteers get to connect with Intercambio students. Conversation Team members volunteer on an ad hoc basis and no long-term commitment is necessary.
Sign up to participate in Conversation Team here.
“Helping with events over the years has been a fun and rewarding experience for me and has gotten me more and more involved with Intercambio in unexpected ways. I definitely encourage others to join!”
Intercambio’s events are successful because of the volunteers who run them.
Volunteers manage the décor, promotion, food vendors, entertainment, etc.
- Call students for follow up and practice your Spanish
- Enter important information into our database and run reports
- Help with our fundraising campaign by organizing photos, quotes, writing letters, and sending mail
- Organize conferences and trainings
- Follow up with volunteers, students and donors
- Communicate about upcoming gatherings
- Register students for school, hand out books, and monitor placement tests
- Call to invite people to our events such as La Fiesta and Comedy for Cambio
- Join an event planning committee
- Work events as a greeter or a closer
- Organize food and drink
- Help us get the word out with public relations for events
Program Support volunteers call students to invite them to new classes, register students for school, monitor placement tests, organize volunteer trainings, capture student and volunteer stories, and send mailings to Intercambio participants. This is one of the few positions where volunteers can practice Spanish with Intercambio students.
Community Engagement and Administrative volunteers work closely with Intercambio staff to introduce community members to Intercambio students and build awareness of Intercambio in Boulder County.
- Check out our Jobs page