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Volunteer Opportunities – Austin

Code Chica, Cohort 16 & 17: Become an instructor, curriculum assistant, or guest speaker!

When: 8-week session held on the following Saturdays: July 16 + 23 + 30, August 6 + 13 + 20

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Virtual Meeting over Zoom

Join us for Cohort 16 & 17 and help girls in 8th and 12th grade gain knowledge about HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create their own website. This 8-week program is FREE, and upon completion of the program, students will receive a $75 stipend and a certificate outlining their accomplishments.

We are looking for all individuals to participate as coding instructors, guest speakers, and curriculum assistants. Basic experience with HTML, CSS, and Javascript is required. Advanced experience encouraged. As a volunteer,  you will work directly with students to help problem solve, provide guidance, and assist in helping facilitate the lessons.

Check out our Cohort 1 class on our Medium blog HERE.

To find more info and to sign up for Cohort 16 & 17, click HERE.

Code Chica ++, Cohort 4: Become an instructor, curriculum assistant, or guest speaker!

When: 10-week session held on the following Saturdays: August 13 + 20 + 27, September 3 + 10 + 17 + 24, October 1

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Where: Virtual Meeting over Zoom

This summer, we are hosting our fourth cohort of Code Chica++, an advanced-level coding course where girls will learn development fundamentals and explore the roles of Engineer, Designer, and Product Manager through building features on an existing application.

We are looking for all individuals to participate as coding instructors, guest speakers, and curriculum assistants. As a volunteer,  you will work directly with students to help problem solve, provide guidance, and assist in helping facilitate the lessons.

To find more info and to sign up for Code Chica ++ Cohort 4, click HERE.

Club Latinitas: Become a club assistant!

Club Latinitas is a space where Latina youth, and girls of all backgrounds, come together and express themselves through multimedia projects. Club Latinitas, our longest-running program, takes place at select elementary and middle schools in the Austin Independent School District (AISD) and welcomes all girls in grades 3rd – 8th.

This program focuses on encouraging youth to build confidence, courage, and leadership skills through media and technology training. We are seeking enthusiastic volunteers that can dedicate at least one afternoon per week for the spring 2020 semester to meet with a club from January – May. Students and individuals interested in youth empowerment, media, tech, cultural and media literacy, and mentoring are encouraged to apply!

To find more info and to sign up, email our Engagement Coordinator at addy@latinitasonline.org

Start Up Chica San Antonio: Multiple volunteer roles and shifts to choose from!

When: Saturday, October 8th, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Where: TBA

Help girls and non binary students, ages 9 – 14, learn the business skills needed to launch their own startup or product that identifies and solves community issues. Whether you want to work directly with the chicas or make sure the event is running smoothly by helping with event assistance, we’ve got a place for you on our volunteer team!

If you are interested, email our Engagement Coordinator at addy@latinitasonline.org

Future Chica Austin: Join our volunteer team today!

When: Saturday, November 5th, 2022

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Where: TBA

Girls and non binary students, ages 9-14, will explore new technologies, learn how these technology tools and platforms work through hands-on demos and activities, and engage with local professionals to inspire career exploration across technology, creative, design and business industries. Assist with the conference, workshops, or organization of the event. 

If you are interested, email our Engagement Coordinator at addy@latinitasonline.org

Special Events & Tabling

Connecting with the community and the families we serve is valuable. We attend community events, art festivals, resource fairs, and more to provide additional information about Latinitas such as upcoming programs and volunteer opportunities. We seek volunteers that can manage our booth or information table at such events, and hand out flyers, monitor sign-up sheets, and connect with students, families, and professionals.

To view current tabling events and sign up, click this link

Professional Development for Google Certificate Program

We are currently looking for speakers for our professional development series for our Google Certificate program (ages 18-30). You can join us on the last Saturday of the month from March to August and help us mentor our program attendees. We need speakers for the following sessions:

July 30th — Building your Network/ Applying for Jobs
August 27th — Creating a Budget/ Prepare for Salary Conversations

Every session will take place between 2-3:30pm. For any questions about this opportunity, contact Karla Bruciaga at karla@latinitasonline.org or fill out this form!

Professional Assistance

Latinitas welcomes professionals experienced in graphic design, web design, social media, translation (English/Spanish), photoshop, marketing, and finance to provide insight and knowledge. If interested in providing your expertise and applying your skills, please send your availability and profession to outreach@latinitasonline.org

Volunteer Groups

If you have a group of volunteers that is interested in getting involved with Latinitas, contact outreach@latinitasonline.org with the following information: name of group or affiliation, estimated number of volunteers, availability, and areas of interest.