Are you fluent in Spanish? Would you like to share your skills in early childhood education and help empower the Latino community? Become a volunteer with the library’s Listos para el kinder program. Interested? Please continue reading for more information.
Listos para el k?nder (hereafter referred to as Listos) is Multnomah County Library’s successful early literacy program for Spanish-speaking families with children 3 to 5 years old. Listos empowers Latino parents to prepare their children for kindergarten. The program also provides parents the skills to use early learning activities in their children’s daily lives. The library is recruiting 6-8 volunteers to help as program assistants.
Time Commitment, Location & Dates
A weekly commitment of 2 - 3 hours for 14 weeks is required. Volunteers will commit to one of the following sessions:
Gresham Library, Wednesdays, 9 am - 12 pm; Starting date: April 2018 to July 2018
Tasks and Responsibilities
Successfully complete Listos training
Understand the program’s purpose and be willing to take direction from facilitator
Meet with facilitator 10-15 minutes prior to every session to review the children’s activity for the day
Assist with room set-up and take-down
Organize materials for the session
Review children’s homework in an interactive way
Help with children's activities during the session
Special Skills and Qualifications
18 years of age or older
Ability to speak Spanish fluently
Early childhood development knowledge (preferred)
Experience working with preschoolers (preferred)
Comfort working with children ages 3 to 5
Ability to collaborate and work as a team
Good manual dexterity
Strong organization skills
Ability to work independently
Ability to follow library policies and procedures
Training & Orientation
A 2-hour in-person training is required. Site orientation and ongoing training will also be provided.
Gain experience and skills in early childhood education
Enhance your bilingual skills and work withthe Latino community
Gain experience on the Popular Education method
Learn more about library services and the Listos program
Work with experienced library staff
Help preschoolers be ready for school and lifelong learning
Interested? Contact Delia Palomeque, Program Coordinator, at email@example.com or 503.988.4503.
- Child Development
- Literacy / Reading
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Weekly commitment of 2 - 3 hours for 14 weeks
- Commit to at least one 14 week session. See session dates and locations in the description.