Please indicate interest in using Spanish when contacting organizations. If you need assistance, please contact Rachel Parroquin at email@example.com or 574-631-2713.
CASH is a student run group that serves as a liaison between Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s, and Holy Cross students, faculty and staff volunteers, and social service organizations in the South Bend Hispanic community. CASH tutors adult ENL students and youth, as well as assisting with child care for the ENL classes at Marycrest. Much of the tutoring is done in English. For more information, contact student leaders via CASH e-mail.
746 S. Meade Street, South Bend, IN
(Mon–Thu ) 9:00 a.m.–noon, 1:00–6:00 p.m.
Student volunteers work with after-school programming, youth programs (pre-K to 12th grade), ENL (English as a New Language) classes, computer classes, and adult citizenship classes. Greatest opportunity to use Spanish is as the receptionist or with adult classes or the Yo Puedo Leer preschool classes. La Casa is a site partner for Spanish CBL classes.
Family and Community Support Specialist
Bilingual Child Development Center
1024 Thomas Street, South Bend, IN
(Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m
Work in classrooms reading, playing, and providing individual attention to children; babysit during parent meetings, garden, spring and fall cleanup, painting, office support, and more. Request to be assigned to the Spanish speaking teachers. El Campito is a site partner for Spanish CBL classes.
Two-way Spanish Language Immersion Program
713-306-7345 (cell–feel free to text)
1020 Wilber Street, South Bend, IN
(Mon–Fri) 8 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Holy Cross Grade School’s two-way Spanish immersion program welcomes volunteers to enrich the education of its preschool students. Volunteers can expect to read to, engage with, and provide individual attention to students in the Spanish language during the school day. Volunteers interested in providing after-school support to K–8 learners will help students understand key academic concepts and skills by providing individual assistance to students in Spanish. Holy Cross is a site partner for Spanish CBL classes.
(including Sr. Maura Brannick Health Clinic)
(Mon–Thu) 8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; (Fri) 8:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m. (Some sites have extended hours)
Trained students are able to room patients, provide clerical assistance, stock exam rooms, and in some cases shadow physicians. Request to work at Sr. Maura Brannick Clinic on Western where most of the patients are Spanish-speaking Latinos.
Office Hours (Mon/Wed) 8:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.; (Thu) 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.; (Fri) 8:00 a.m-noon.; Service hours (Mon–Sat) 8:00 a.m.–8:00 p.m. or as needed
The focus is to provide HIV and substance abuse prevention, education and advocacy through community efforts. Students are able to assist with the development of activities and materials for use with individual, group, and advocacy services. Indicate interest in working with Spanish speaking clients.
(Mon–Fri) 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Volunteer shifts available 7 days a week 7:00 a.m.–10:00 p.m. depending on the service area and need
Assist patients during discharges; complete patient rounds; provide customer service to patients and families; assist staff as needed. Let Pam Sandy know if you are pre-med/want to use Spanish.
(through Robinson Center and NDCCI Literacy Corps)
Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture to Notre Dame Center for Civic Innovation (NDCCI
(Mon–Thu.) 3:00–4:00 p.m.
Literacy tutor for at-risk children from Title I schools at various places in the community, including Robinson Community Learning Center, Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, Harrison Boys and Girls Club, Wilson Primary. Indicate interest in working with children from Spanish-speaking families.
Memorial Hospital Ambassador and Customer Services
(Mon–Fri) 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
English as a New Language classes, child care, and office assistance
School year: (Mon–Fri) 3:00-6:00 p.m.; Summer: (Mon–Fri) 7:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Academic assistance, homework help, tutoring, and educational support in the form of math/literacy games and other high-yield activities; volunteers and interns also engage both individual and small groups of children in multiple programmatic rotations, including fine/performing arts, computers, recreation, literacy, etc.
Let Alyssandre Howe know that you are interested in using your Spanish.