The Paw Print
If you are interested in volunteering this semester or are a part of a group or class that encourages or requires volunteer projects, you should check out some of the many opportunities at La Puente. There will be a La Puente booth at next week’s Volunteer Fair, so feel free to drop by to ask any questions and play some games – think corn hole and panty-hose…
Three meals a day are prepared and served at the shelter, and community members can volunteer to cook meals as a one time or regular event. If you love home style cooking and have a bit of creativity in the kitchen, this would be a great opportunity since all the food at the shelter is donation based so there is an ever changing array of food.
PALS is La Puente’s children’s program for children ages 5-9. It stands for Positive Activities Lead to Success. During the school year, PALS runs as an after school program and they are consistently looking for “big buddies” to come in. If you miss babysitting, playing with your younger siblings, or want to work with children, this would be an awesome chance to get to know some amazing young people. Volunteers can plan fun activities with the PALS or come in to help with homework and mentoring activities.
Do the “thrift shop” lyrics define your sense of style? At Rainbow’s End in Alamosa and Monte Vista or Hunt Avenue Boutique, you could take charge of deciding which threads hit the streets of Alamosa.
These are just a few examples of some of the volunteer opportunities available through La Puente. Whether you are looking for a one time activity or a more long term commitment there is always room. This past year we had 14 regular volunteers from ASU coming to La Puente, we would love to see your face around the organization as well.
You can sign up to volunteer by visiting the Volunteer Coordination and Community Education office at 317 State Ave, calling 917-587-3499, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.