How to Volunteer
Want to do something incredible this summer? The LLCEC is in need of volunteers just like you! The 2018 Latino Leadership and College Experience Camp will take place on Sunday, July 22nd- Friday, July 27th, 2018. There are many roles to fill as a volunteer. Below you will find descriptions of this years needed volunteers.
There are many roles to fill as a volunteer. Below you will find descriptions of this years needed volunteers.
All Facilitators, support staff, and interns are required to attend mandatory training on Saturday, June 9th, 2018 in Lexington, KY so please SAVE the DATE!
To apply, please visit complete the 2018 VOLUNTEER APPLICATION. All individuals applying to be faciliators must sign up for an interview within their application. Please make note of the days/times you indicated as your preferences. Interview confirmations will be sent by no later than March 6th.
FACILITATORS: (works directly with students) Serve as peer mentors to camp participants. Facilitators are required to attend a mandatory training session on June 9 from 9 am to 6 pm to prepare for the camp and will communicate with student participants before the camp begins to ensure participation and understanding of processes and dates. Facilitators will lead a familia of 8-12 students during the week of camp and serve the overall LLCEC by assisting in courses, games, activities and performances. Facilitators must be responsible, caring, and open-minded committed to the camps goals of motivating students to complete high school and attend college or pursue a career and encourage students take pride in themselves, their identity and their culture. Facilitators are required to stay at the camp for the duration of the activities unless of an emergency or prior arranged absence with the camp directors.
SUPPORT STAFF: (works behind the scenes) The support staff team is the heart that makes the LLCEC function smoothly by supporting the LLCEC camp director with the day to day tasks and decision making responsibilities required for the camp to run smoothly. Such tasks include, but are not limited to, running errands, refilling supplies/refreshments, assisting with disciplinary issues, meal set-ups, cleaning, parent phone calls, assist with orientation events and field trips. LLCEC Assistants will need work with camp director starting in June to finalize admissions of students to camp, training of mentors, and camp preparation. Tasks may include setting up games, performances, classrooms, supplies; setting up for meals and cleaning up after meals and activities; assisting with registration, etc.
DYF COAHCES: (helps teach and guide) Each day, students will spend 1 to 2 hours completing a college/career readiness “road map” called Mi Camino a la Universidad or Design your Future. Coaches will be trained during a Mandatory Training on May 20th to assist students with the DYF guide so that all students finish the LLCEC with a vision for what they hope to achieve in their futures. DYF coaches work with students daily Monday through Thursday from 11:00 am to 12:15 pm.
INSTRUCTORS: (there are two options for potential instructors: mock college classes or project classes). Instructors provide college like courses in the mornings on either Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 am to 10:50 am or Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 10:50 am. The mock college classes are meant to connect youth to current college students or professors as well as expose them to new subjects or career exploration. Visit here for examples of last year's mock college classes. Project class instructors teach Monday through Thursday from 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm and are very interactive courses meant to teach a student an artistic skill, life skill and complete a social justice based project. Visit here for examples of last year's courses.