Volunteer Opportunities

Under the direction of Prof. Steyaert, Spanish students put to work their language and tutoring skills for the Hispanic community of Pottstown.

Prof. Giovanna Steyaert continues developing and directing developed a volunteering program for Ursinus students in several local Spanish speaking communities:

At the beginning of the semester, each potential volunteer is interviewed by Prof. Steyaert and placed in a program that best fits his or her skills.

Spanish majors and minors, as well as students enrolled in elementary Spanish courses, are welcome to participate.

Some of the volunteering opportunities available to our students are teaching basic English to adults, leading Spanish Story Times, and helping Spanish-speaking children with homework and English language skills.

Spring 2024 Spanish Volunteers: 

  • Balaratna, Meena, (’27): Storytime at the Royersford Public Library

  • Bonnet, Olivia (Economics & Holistic health, ’25): Afterschool at CCLU

  • Clune, Seamus (Spanish & History, ’27): ESL at ACLAMO

  • Cruz, Andreas (Spanish & Chemistry, ’27): ESL at ACLAMO

  • Factor, Benjamin (’27): Afterschool at CCLU

  • Hanna, Danielle (Spanish & Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ’27): Afterschool at CCLU; Storytime at the Royersford Public Library

  • Hoffman, Macey (Neuroscience & Psychology, minors in Spanish & Science and the Common Good, ’26): ESL at ACLAMO

  • Holahan, Justina (Spanish & Psychology, ’24): Parent-teacher conferences at Family Services

  • Grice, Joshua (Math, ’26): Afterschool at CCLU

  • Leach, Daniel (Spanish & Chemistry, ’24): ESL at ACLAMO

  • Lloyd, Kate (Environmental Science & Biology, ’27): ESL at ACLAMO

  • McFarland Morgan (Spanish & Chemistry, ’25): Afterschool at CCLU; ESL at ACLAMO

  • Minicozzi, Dominic (Spanish & Media and Communications, ’24): ESL at ACLAMO

  • Misko, Maci (Spanish & Finance, ’27): Afterschool at CCLU

  • Morris, Beth (Psychology, ’26): Afterschool at CCLU

  • Ortiz, Ashley (Spanish & Psychology, ’27): Afterschool at CCLU; ESL at ACLAMO

  • Plaza, Amelia (Spanish-Teacher Certification track & minor in Environmental Science, ’26): Afterschool at CCLU

  • Spangler, Derek (Spanish & Psychology, minor in Management Studies, ’25): ESL at ACLAMO

  • Washart, Renee (Chemistry & English, ’26): Afterschool at CCLU

  • Whitam, Gavin (Economics, minor in Spanish, ’27): ESL at ACLAMO

  • Xu, Emily (Computer Science, ’27): Storytime at the Royersford Public Library; ESL at ACLAMO

  • Yaworski, Amelia, (’27): Afterschool at CCLU

  • Zelaya, Alex (Spanish & International Relations, ’26): ESL at ACLAMO

Fall 2022 Opportunities

Pottstown Seventh Latin Festival

Saturday, September 17 from 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Organized by CCLU. Location: Riverfront Park, Pottstown

Basic English for Spanish speakers at ACLAMO, Pottstown

Thursdays from 6 PM-7 PM. September 29 to November 17.

After school program for Hispanic children at Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos (CCLU), Pottstown

Tuesdays from 4 PM-5 PM.

Spanish Story Time at the Royersford Public Library, Royersford PA

October 24, November 28, and December 12 from 1pm. to 1:30pm.

UC Application Form


All volunteers need to complete the Child Abuse History Clearance and the Report of Criminal History from the PA State Police.

Child Abuse History Clearance from the Department of Human Services

URL: https://www.compass.state.pa.us/cwis/public/home

Estimated Time to Complete: 15-30 minutes.

Cost: FREE.

Report of Criminal History from the PA State Police

URL: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

Estimated Time to Complete: 10-15 minutes.

Cost: FREE