Alamosa, Colorado

La Puente

La Puente Home Inc. -- Alamosa, Colorado

1- or 2-year term
Ages 20+
Mennonite Voluntary Service, SOOP

 

 

 

 

https://www.mennonitemission.net/Serve/placements/mennonite voluntary service/United States/543074/La Puente

Purpose: The San Luis Valley is home to three of the four poorest counties in Colorado. As a result, economic, housing, and food insecurity are significant issues throughout the region. La Puente Home Inc. provides a wide array of related services that utilize a cohort of full-time volunteers to assist staff through 1-2 year volunteer terms. These opportunities, some of which are noted below, vary depending on agency needs, funding, and the filling of positions through La Puente Home's own Americorps program from year-to-year.  Alamosa MVS has helped La Puente fill varied volunteer needs over the years, that match well with the interests of an MVS applicant. Depending on the position, this sometimes involves a cooperative arrangement of co-enrollment of an MVS volunteer in La Puente Home's Americorps cohort.

 

Possible program sites and positions: 

  • Valley Educational Garden Initiative (VEGI), Gardens coordinator
  • PALS Children's After-school and Summer Program, Program Assistant
  • Adelante Family Resource Center, Family Case Manager
  • Food Bank Network staff
  • Homeless Shelter staff
  • Crisis Prevention Services staff

More information about La Puente Home Inc. and these potential volunteer opportunities is available at www.lapuentehome.org. The Alamosa MVS Local Program Coordinator is the direct contact for exploring the availability of specific options through an MVS placement.

 

General qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or qualifying experience
  • Commitment to the missions of La Puente Home, Inc
  • Experience and/or interest in a particular program or service arena
  • Knowledge and interest in serving with and for diverse populations
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work on a team, as well as fulfill tasks independently
  • Basic Spanish language skills a plus

Other specific qualifications and desired knowledge/skills vary by the position.

 


 

 

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