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.
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
- We ask prospective volunteer students to complete the following form in order to be considered for the program: Spanish Volunteering Opportunities 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
Estimated Time to Complete: 15-30 minutes.
Report of Criminal History from the PA State Police
Estimated Time to Complete: 10-15 minutes.