Volunteering 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 and helping Spanish-speaking children with homework and English language skills.

Spring 2022 Opportunities

Basic English for Spanish speakers at ACLAMO, Pottstown

Thursdays from 6 PM-7 PM. on March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7, 14, 21.

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

Students may choose one day: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday from 4 PM-5 PM.

Spanish Volunteers – Spring 2022

  • Benfield, Madison (Biology, ’25): Afterschool at Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.
  • Dugan, Myah (’25): ESL at ACLAMO.
  • Francois, Nicholas (Applied Economics, ’25): Afterschool at Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.
  • Grice, Joshua (Applied Math, ’25): Afterschool at Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.
  • Holahan, Justina (Psychology, minor in Spanish, ’24): ESL at ACLAMO.
  • Huey, Kevin (Health & Exercise Physiology, ’25): ESL at ACLAMO.
  • Leach, Daniel (Chemistry and Spanish, ’24): ESL at ACLAMO.
  • Mairone, Samuel (History, ’25): Afterschool at Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.
  • McFarland, Morgan (Chemistry, ’25): Afterschool at Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.
  • Rakowsky, Julia (Biology, minor in Spanish and Science & the Common Good, ’23): ESL at ACLAMO.
  • Schaeffer, Robert (Psychology, minor in Spanish, ’25): ESL at ACLAMO.
  • Stuempfle, Laurel (Biology, minor in Spanish & Psychology, ’25): Afterschool at Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.
  • Thomas, Emily (Politics, minor in Legal Studies, ’25): Afterschool at Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.
  • Weeks, Molly (Applied Economics, ’25): Afterschool at Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos.
  • Yanaga, Brooke (English, minor in Spanish & International Relations, ’22): ESL at ACLAMO.

UC Application Form

Requirements

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