Improve the lives of our residents by volunteering your time and talents with one of Bienestar’s youth or adult educational programs.
The donation of your time helps support our mission to build hope and futures for farmworkers and working poor families. With your help, we can give our residents the crucial foundational knowledge they need to succeed.
See our current volunteer opportunities below, or fill out our online volunteer form for more information.
MpowR is an after-school program that provides homework help, reading and math tutoring and educational activities for youth in grades K-6. Under the direction of a Bienestar staff member, volunteers help with passing out snacks, homework assistance, one-on-one and group reading activities, playing educational games and more.
Arts & Crafts Classes
Design and implement arts and craft classes for children ages 7-12! Classes can be tailored to fit your schedule, and materials will be provided by Bienestar.
Teach new sports and athletic activities to young students! Classes run on a rotating schedule, generally for six weeks per activity.
Summer Lunch, Reading & Activities Program
Join us from June to August in providing free lunches to children in need. After lunch, help run structured activities like cultural presentations, arts and crafts classes, sports training, educational games, and the “Go for the Gold” Reading Program for children.
Most of our adult residents speak only Spanish, so if you speak Spanish that would be a big plus.
Help adult residents learn very basic to intermediate computer skills during evening classes. This is a great way to learn new computer vocabulary in Spanish if you already have a good command of the language
Help run ESL classes for limited English-speaking adults at various skill levels, or become a language partner with a native Spanish-speaker learning English.
Lead our adult residents in healthy, fun and interactive Zumba classes!
Our GED instructor needs volunteers to help adults who are preparing to take their high school equivalency exams. Volunteers help individuals and small groups with math, science and writing.
Ready for Kindergarten
Designed for parents of children up to age three, this program promotes and teaches positive interaction between parents and children using music and interactive games. Instructors emphasize learning about children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. Groups are run in Spanish. This is a great volunteer opportunity for professionals with knowledge of child development and/or positive parenting techniques.
Using curriculum provided by the FDIC, you can give our residents the financial knowledge they need to succeed in life. We run youth classes in English and adult classes in Spanish.
Remote Volunteer Opportunities
We are looking for volunteers who have the ability to translate written English into Spanish. This is a great chance to volunteer remotely since the work can be accomplished through e-mail!
All Bienestar volunteers must complete a volunteer application, pass a background check and attend a brief orientation.