One of our most popular community programs is Intercambio, a program that matches local Latinos who need assistance with their English with other locals who would like to improve their Spanish. The program is technically structured for English speakers to volunteer as English tutors for Latinos that are serious about studying/learning English. In return for their time, tutors can ask their partner for help with their Spanish homework, or simply have a weekly opportunity to practice their Spanish. It is also a great way to make new cross-cultural friendships and networks.
We are currently recruiting administrative volunteers to help us with outreach and networking efforts to better promote this program (and others) within the Portland Latino community.
If you or anyone you know could be of assistance with this process, the marketing and networking help would be greatly appreciated. This is a wonderful program that has a high success and retention rate when it has the proper coordination and ratio. Please share this within your network and feel free to contact us with any questions or insights.
If you are interested, the next volunteer training will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.