The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Become a Lunch Buddy for a Spanish Speaking Student!
Our Latino students have a number of unique hurdles to face in their education path, not to mention the family struggles and fears they're dealing with at home. We're looking for some professionals or college students who speak Spanish to spend 30 minutes a week with one of our Latino students during their lunchtime at Latonia or Ninth District Elementary Schools in Covington. Lunch times are typically between 11:15a.m. - 1:00p.m.. Mentors can share stories, play games, or just hang out over lunch. All mentors are provided with a week-to-week guide of optional activities and conversation starters. A mentor coordinator is available to help or answer questions at any time. In an effort to be flexible with volunteers, mentors can choose the day they visit and it can vary week-to-week if needed.