Volunteer

Volunteering with Guadalupe Center

Volunteer with Guadalupe Center

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(Please note, many positions require volunteers to be 18 years of age and go through an application and screening process including fingerprinting and background check.)

Volunteering in Educational Programs

If you have a passion for education, enjoy working with young people and want to make a direct impact on Guadalupe Center students in Immokalee, Florida, volunteer in our educational programs.

Early Childhood Education Program – Year-round
  • Work with students 6 weeks to 5 years of age
  • Assist the classroom teachers with a variety of classroom duties such as managing small group activities, reading with individual students, assisting with classroom projects, leading outdoor activities, helping with lunch, and preparing activities for the lead tutor
  • Hours are determined by the needs of the teachers and are set by the director and the volunteer
After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program
  • Work with students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • Assist the classroom teachers and tutors with a variety of classroom duties including managing small group activities, reading with individual students, assisting with classroom projects, leading outdoor activities, helping with lunch, and preparing activities for the lead tutor
  • Hours are determined by the needs of the teachers and are set by the director and the volunteer

After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program

  • Work with students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade
  • Assist the classroom teachers and tutors with a variety of classroom duties including managing small group activities, reading with individual students, assisting with classroom projects, leading outdoor activities, helping with lunch, and preparing activities for the lead tutor
  • Hours are determined by the needs of the teachers and are set by the director and the volunteer
Tutor Corps Mentor
  • Tutor Corps students are entering 9th-12th grade at Immokalee High School
  • Help guide students with advice, support, and a listening ear
  • Time commitment depends on the schedules of the mentor and mentee. Required activities include a mentor, mentee, parent dinner in Immokalee (choice of November or January date), a cultural event and a picnic event, both in the spring and held in Naples and Marco Island. Communication is primarily by text, phone and email.

Volunteer Clerical Help Needed

If you have administrative or clerical work experience, we need your expertise at Guadalupe Center’s Development Office in Naples, Florida. As a non-profit organization, we rely on clerical volunteers to help us keep expenses low while providing a high level of service. You can be an integral part of helping us achieve our mission of breaking the cycle of poverty by providing clerical support to our development team.

Administrative Office (Naples)
  • Data Entry
  • Assisting with events and special projects
  • Copying
  • Filing
  • Sorting/Organizing materials
  • Preparing information packets
Educational Programs Office (Immokalee)
  • Copying
  • Filing
  • Sorting/Organizing materials
  • Preparing information packets
  • Data Entry
  • Assisting with events and special projects

Special Event Volunteers

Special event volunteers make a huge impact in a short amount of time. By volunteering for one of our upcoming special events, you’ll get to meet the people you’re helping, which is quite fulfilling and inspiring. Also, you can choose an event that fits your availability.

Back to School Shoes & Supplies

The Back to Shoes Shoes & Supplies Drive is an annual event that provides more than 300 students per year with new shoes and school supplies! During the week before school starts, 50 children a day are brought from Immokalee to Snyderman’s Shoes in Naples to be outfitted with new shoes. Laces of Love helps offset the cost and their volunteers assist the staff of Snyderman’s Shoes. Additionally, donations of shoes, money, and stuffed backpacks are needed for this yearly event. You could hold a shoe or school supplies drive in your community!

Back to School Shoes & Supplies

The Back to Shoes Shoes & Supplies Drive is an annual event that provides more than 300 students per year with new shoes and school supplies! During the week before school starts, 50 children a day are brought from Immokalee to Snyderman’s Shoes in Naples to be outfitted with new shoes. Laces of Love helps offset the cost and their volunteers assist the staff of Snyderman’s Shoes. Additionally, donations of shoes, money, and stuffed backpacks are needed for this yearly event. You could hold a shoe or school supplies drive in your community!

Holiday Gift Shop

During our annual Holiday Gift Shop, 250 of Guadalupe Center’s neediest families receive holiday gifts for their children. Each year volunteers are needed in Immokalee to help parents choose gifts for their children to wrap gifts, and to help replenish the gift areas. You can also hold a gift drive, raising money and collecting unwrapped gifts for children ages infant through high school.

Holiday Wish List

Buddy Day

Accompany 2nd graders from Guadalupe Center’s After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program through a variety of outdoor activity stations at Hideaway Beach. For many students, this is their first trip to the beach, and all of our students enjoy this very special experience and walk away with memories to last a lifetime.

Buddy Day

Accompany 2nd graders from Guadalupe Center’s After-school Tutoring & Summer Enrichment Program through a variety of outdoor activity stations at Hideaway Beach. For many students, this is their first trip to the beach, and all of our students enjoy this very special experience and walk away with memories to last a lifetime.

Host a Friend Raiser

Invite a Guadalupe Center staff member to speak to a group of your choice, which can include friends and neighbors or a civic group you participate in. In addition to a brief presentation, your guests will be invited to sign up for a tour of Immokalee and Guadalupe Center’s campuses. Guadalupe’s 13-passenger van provides group transportation from Naples, Bonita Springs or Marco Island to Immokalee and back.

Resale Volunteers

Volunteer in Guadalupe Resale Shop

If you are interested in retail and want to volunteer in the Naples area, we have volunteer opportunities at Guadalupe Resale Shop. Proceeds benefit Guadalupe Center, and we depend on volunteers to keep the shop running smoothly. You can contribute in a variety of volunteer retail positions such as cashier, stocking, pricing and customer service. You’ll be making a major contribution while working with a fun group of more than 70 dedicated volunteers!

For more information, please contact:
Kat McNabb 239-594-2696 or kmcnabb@guadalupecenter.org