We are loking for assistance with our community organizing and outreach work, which operates under the name of Proyecto Santiago, includes:
- Providing information to the Hispanic community on topics, such as the rights of undocumented immigrants, how to interact appropriately with the police, consumer information, how to set up bank accounts (and avoid pay-day lending scams), how to work with local schools for the benefit of the children (e.g. bilingual and disability issues). Information sessions include inviting speakers from respective agencies.
- Making referrals to local organizations (such as immigration clinic or criminal law clinic at University of Texas Law School, legal aid, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) programs, Austin Tenants Council, etc.).
- Organizing direct services for the community (such as a wills clinic by UT Law students, as they have done during spring break in south Texas).
- Discussing and presenting organizational skills to address community problems (such as coordinating and leading a presentation to the school board, city council, or appropriate agency). Leadership for such occasions is on part of, and by, community members. The emphasis is on community empowerment.
- Adult Education
- Administrative Support
- People Skills
- Food Delivery / Distribution
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Flexible schedule, 15 hours/week