ILaAmistad Afterschool

LaAmistad, which simply means “the friendship,” is the premier organization serving Latinos in Atlanta. With an environment constructed around the premise of friendships and relationships, we foster educational excellence and help our students, parents, and families to achieve a better quality of life.

LaAmistad is seeking volunteers who can offer elementary-age students homework help at one of our afterschool program locations. Volunteers work alongside a certified teacher and bilingual parent liaison. Spanish or education background is not required.

Volunteers have the flexibility to choose a schedule that works best for them. We prefer that volunteers commit to 2 hours per week with an assigned student, each being a 1-hour session between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm, Monday-Thursday. Available days and times vary by location.


LaAmistad ESL teachers will be familiarized with the program resources and complete a class observation prior to placement. Our ESL Instructional Coach provides all teachers with curriculum and technical support from sign-up through the end of each session.
Prospective volunteers apply online and teach 1 or 2 classes per week.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

As a volunteer ESL teacher, the ability to work with adult students of different cultural/ethnic backgrounds is important. But if you can inspire, encourage and motivate with empathy and patience, you have all the skills needed to successfully teach ESL!

Our ESL volunteers must:

· Be 18 years or older
· Be a fluent English speaker
· Be able to make a 10-week commitment
· Attend an orientation and training before teaching
· Have regular access to email
· Complete a free background check

IAnímate Summer Academy

Counselors wanted during the summer months!

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity and enjoy working with elementary-aged children? LaAmistad Anímate Summer Academy is the perfect opportunity for you to build your leadership skills, complete community service hours, and add value to your college résumé while making a real difference!

High school and college volunteers are needed as counselors to assist our students with daily routines, academics, and a variety of fun recreational activities. You come ready to be a role model and we'll provide lunch and all the tools you'll need to have a fun and rewarding experience.

Counselors should be available to attend Monday-Thursday during June or July from 8:00 am-2:30 pm. Counselors who can commit to each day during this time frame will be given priority status.

Being certified as a lifeguard and/or CPR is a benefit, but not a requirement. All interested candidates should apply by clicking the registration link below and checking their email for follow-up required action.

IVolunteer Groups

Want to serve together? Check out our Volunteer Group Opportunities!

Special Projects

LaAmistad has one-time Special Project opportunities for you!

Special Projects

Whether it's stuffing backpacks or wrapping Christmas gifts, we always need an extra set of helping hands. Click on the link below to see upcoming one-time opportunities to pitch in.
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High Schools and Universities

We know you're blazing trails. Let LaAmistad be a stop along the way!

High Schools and Universities

We welcome clubs, Greek organizations, and college students seeking service-learning projects, internships or community service hours. Wherever you are on the journey, let's help each other.
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Strengthen your team, collaborate in new ways and invest in your community!


On the second Saturday of every month, gather a team to volunteer with our students and families at the LaAmistad Community Center. You will be providing an impactful service while building camaraderie and connections with your colleagues.
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