Centro Guadalupano

At the heart of ministry is relationship


Centro Guadalupano relies heavily on volunteers to carry out our programs. Thank you to all of our volunteers! If you are a volunteer or would like to volunteer, please view the opportunities posted below.

ESL Volunteersa

Volunteers in the ESL program teach one day a week for a two-hour period. Class levels range from pre-literacy to high intermediate in the morning and low beginner to high intermediate in the evening. Each session the ESL program has 25 or more volunteers teaching their own class or as a substitute.

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9:30am-11:30am 

Training Requirements

All volunteers are required to have 12 hours of Pre-Service training or the equivalent. The Minnesota Literacy Council offers this training year-round. Volunteers are also required to have 4 hours of in-service training each year. Centro Guadalupano offers two 2-hour in-service trainings each year to fulfill this requirement. In-service trainings are also offered through the Minnesota Literacy Council on a variety of subjects.

Useful Links

Minnesota Literacy Council



Youth Programming Volunteers

Volunteers interested in working with youth can do so through the following programs:

After School Program

This program is for Latino youth in Kindergarten through fifth grade. Activities include academic tutoring, nutrition education, physical fitness, music and dance. There are a variety of ways to assist in this program, and placement is made based on your interest and experience.

Schedule: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday 

       Summer Camp Assistant

Each year, Centro Guadalupano offers a two week cultural summer camp. Participants play games, take dance and music lessons and go on field trips. Volunteers are needed to help supervise youth, set up activities and prepare meals. The 2012 summer camp just ended. 

Training Requirements

All volunteers working with youth are required to attend the VIRTUS training program offered through the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. We will be offering this training onsite in the fall and spring.

Useful Links

VIRTUS Training schedule and registration

Minnesota Literacy Council

Other Opportunities

Holiday Outreach

During the Thanksgiving and Christmas season, Centro Guadalupano offers a coat drive, Thanksgiving meal baskets and Christmas baskets. Volunteers are needed to collect items, assemble baskets and assist with distribution on site.

Create Your Own Opportunity

If you have a professional skill, school project or other talent that you would like to share with us, we would be happy to work with you.

Interested in being a volunteer?

Contact Grace Haugen, Literacy Coordinator at lit.centro@gmail.com

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