Intercambio de Comunidades Espanol/Ingles
Intercambio is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization in Boulder County. It was founded in October 2000, in response to an expressed need of immigrants to learn English and be more integrated within the community. Intercambio’s mission is to increase opportunities and independence for immigrants, and to build a richer, more integrated community by reducing language and cultural barriers in Boulder County.
Intercambio provides English classes designed to meet students’ individual needs, information on community resources, and intercultural social events. Intercambio is the only program in Boulder County that offers low-cost weekly English classes at students’ homes, work sites, and community centers. Classes are offered at flexible times and are taught by volunteer teachers from the community.
Volunteer/Work Study Opportunities
Naropa students, as volunteer teachers, receive ongoing training and the opportunity to help adults learn English. It’s also a great opportunity to form intercultural relationships. The commitment is to teach English to adults for 4–8 hours a week, for at least 4–6 months, depending on how often and regularly classes are held. A 6-hour training (offered monthly) is required for all volunteers. Make sure to enroll in a training early, as limited spaces are available. There is a $25 suggested fee for the training, which covers background checks, teaching materials, training materials, and food. The Community Work Study Program is looking for students who can commit to both fall and spring semesters.
Internships with Intercambio de Comunidades
10–15 hours per week
This volunteer position works closely with the Program Coordinator in the home-classes. Before starting home-classes, students must be pre-assessed with an interview and an English test. After home-classes have been in session for six months, the students must be post-assessed to record progress.
School Intern Position
10 hours per week
This volunteer position will be working closely with the Program Coordinator in organizing the school classes.
For both internships you must have your own transportation, speak Spanish, have a flexible schedule, have computer experience, and reside in Lafayette, Boulder, or Longmont.
Human Resources Specialist
Director of Human Resources
Human Resource Generalist