Puentes de Salud - Summer Camp Volunteer Application
Puentes de Salud promotes the health and wellness of Philadelphia's rapidly growing Latinx immigrant population through health care, education, and community building initiatives. The Puentes Education branch serves youth ages 3-18 and their families through year-round, out-of-school-time programming. As education is inextricably tied to the health of individuals and communities, we strive to support holistic child development academically, socially, and emotionally, while fostering bilingual literacy and family engagement. Our programs span the developmental spectrum and use varied strategies to work towards this mission.

This program serves approximately 50-60 elementary-aged (grades 1-5) students from the Puentes community. Programming combines bilingual literacy activities (reading, writing, discussion across a variety of styles) with other enrichment activities spanning yoga, mindfulness, art, social-emotional development, and structured play. We seek a group of dedicated volunteers who will facilitate daily interactive sessions. Volunteers will have a significant amount of leadership and teamwork responsibility and thus are expected to be highly motivated. The volunteers will be responsible for the daily functioning of the program by leading educational, cultural, and wellness activities and lessons with the students. Volunteers will work closely with the Puentes team and develop an understanding of the social determinants of health and social justice issues impacting this community. This is a special opportunity to learn about and to practice the process of development and implementation of community-grounded education work.
Responsibilities include:
- Provide tutoring, mentoring, and organizational support for 35-40 hours per week for seven weeks. Candidates must be
available for the entire duration of the program.
- Plan, lead, and implement activities and lessons for daily sessions.
- Provide guidance and support to children and other volunteers.
- Build relationships and work with parents, family members, and external resources to enhance children’s educational

*Program dates: The program will run Monday-Friday, 8:45am-4pm, from July 1-August 9, 2019.
From July 1-August 2, programming will take place at Andrew Jackson School, 1213 S. 12th Street, Philadelphia PA 19147.
From August 5-9, programming will take place at Puentes de Salud, 1700 South Street, Philadelphia PA 19146.

*Eligibility: We seek highly motivated and responsible individuals with excellent interpersonal skills to join our group committed to supporting the holistic education, health, and wellness of the children in this community. Fluency or proficiency in Spanish and relevant, previous experience working with children is required. We also highly encourage individuals who are fluent, bilingual, and/or native speakers of Spanish to apply. Please note this is an unpaid opportunity.

Final round of applications are due Thursday, April 25th, by midnight.

Please contact us at education@puentesdesalud.org with questions.

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School and/or Current Work Place *
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Major/program of study
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Expected month and year of graduation, or past graduation, if applicable.
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Is your application affiliated with an organization or college program/center? *
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Are you receiving funding for this program? If so, please indicate the source below. *
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Are you available July 1 - August 16, 2019, Monday through Friday, 8:45am - 4:00pm? *
Please note weekly field trip times may vary slightly depending on location.
If you answered no to the above question, please explain the reason and specific dates/days/times you are you NOT available.
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What is your proficiency level of Spanish? *
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Why do you want to work with Puentes de Salud's Education programming? *
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What specific qualifications and/or relevant experiences do you have for this program? Please be specific. *
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If you could lead an activity with kids (ages 7-11) on any topic based on your interests and skills, what would it be? Note whether or not you have prior experience doing this kind of activity. *
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Have you previously applied to or participated in a Puentes de Salud program? If yes, please note the name of the program and the dates of your participation/application. *
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