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Parent Organization: Vanderbilt

PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES

Latino Achievers (YMCA)

  • Provide Hispanic youths between the ages of 13 and 24 with the resources and support they need to succeed academically and pursue higher education.
  • Volunteers with this project can help with weekly ACT tutoring, ACT prep sessions, and scholarship boot-camp sessions.
  • Weekly ACT tutoring project: Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00pm.
  • Volunteers can come on a one-time-only basis or weekly.
  • Spanish proficiency is not required.
  • Volunteers carpool together from campus, so having your own transportation is not required.
  • Contact Maritza at m.navarrete@vanderbilt.edu to sign up!

ESL Classes at Paragon Mills

  • Teach ESL to the parents of students who attend Paragon Mills Elementary School.
  • Volunteers can help with classes of a variety of levels, from Beginner to Advanced.
  • ESL Classes: Mondays, 7:00-8:15pm.
  • Volunteers can come on a one-time-only basis or weekly.
  • Prior preparation is not required.
  • Spanish proficiency is not required, but is useful (especially in the Beginner classes).
  • Volunteers carpool together from campus, so having your own transportation is not required.
  • Contact Katherine at katherine.sumarriva@vanderbilt.edu to sign up!

Tutoring Program at McMurray

  • Tutor students at McMurray Middle School in whichever subject you prefer (reading, English, math, history, or science).
  • Tutoring program: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm.
  • Volunteers can come on a one-time-only basis or weekly.
  • Spanish (or other language) proficiency is useful, but not required.
  • Volunteers carpool together from campus, so having your own transportation is not required.
  • Contact Marlies at marlies.m.biesinger@vanderbilt.edu to sign up!

Medical Interpreting at Siloam

  • Help with medical interpreting at Siloam Family Health Center, a sliding scale clinic with lots of immigrant patients from a variety of backgrounds.
  • Great opportunity for pre-health students, or any students who want experience in interpreting.
  • Before beginning interpreting, students will shadow and learn from current interpreters; when the student is ready, he/she will be put on rotation to interpret alone.
  • Volunteers without cars can get certified to drive the OACS vehicles (certification process takes 1-2 weeks, but is very easy).
  • Volunteers need to be committed to interpreting for 1 shift every two weeks (each shift is 2-4 hours long).
  • Contact Katherine at katherine.sumarriva@vanderbilt.edu to sign up!