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Volunteering in a School Setting

Girls Empowerment Network - Direct Connect

Need: Volunteers will co-facilitate a weekly school group that takes place during the school day or after school.

Important note: all direct service volunteers must be able to commit to volunteering for a minimum of two semester. Consistency is key for the girls we serve and we want to ensure that volunteers are able to commit to our programs and the girls they work with.

If you are interested in direct service volunteer opportunities, we ask that you first fill out our brief Volunteer Interest Form.

Contact Name: Brittany Yelverton

Contact Email: brittany@girlsempowermentnetwork.org

Communities in Schools of Central Texas

Need: Volunteers to serve as mentors for elementary, middle, and high school level students. Volunteers will meet with the same student(s) once a week. Complete a Volunteer Application for CIS of Central Texas.

Location: Multiple locations in the Central Texas area. High need of mentors in the Hays CISD campuses in Kyle and Buda.

Contact Name: Edith Rivera

Contact Email: erivera@ciscentraltexas.org

Contact #: 512.464.9767

Special Training/Orientation: Volunteers must complete a required 1.5 hour CIS Mentor Training.

College Forward

Need: Volunteers to serve as College Access and College Success Coaches for a 10-month service term with AmeriCorps. These Coaches work as advisors to help students navigate the college application process and through earning a post-secondary degree.

Contact Name: Kim Nguyen

Contact Email: knguyen@collegeforward.org

Contact #: 512.681.0217

Hernandez Elementary School

Need: We are looking for volunteers to read to our students after school and help with homework. We have students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. We have English and Spanish speaking students. We would like to have volunteers come Mondays from 3:00-4:00pm.

Contact Name: Cecilia Reyes or Maria Galloway

Contact Email: cecilia.reyes@smcisd.net

Contact #: 512.393.6100

Location: 333 Stagecoach Trail San Marcos, TX 78666

Additional Information: Volunteers will need to fill out the San Marcos CISD background check available on the district's homepage prior to coming and helping out.