Casa Latina was founded in 1994 to empower Seattle’s Latino immigrants by providing them educational and economic opportunities, giving people the tools they need to work, live, support their families and contribute to the Seattle community.
Our Education Program, Day Worker Center, Workers' Defense Committee, and the Leadership Program are all focused on giving the training, knowledge and support needed for our constituents to move toward greater self-sufficiency.
Volunteering in the DAY WORKERS' CENTER:
- receive calls requesting workers
- process online worker requests
- negotiate with employers around fair wages and safe workplace conditions,
- communicate Casa Latina’s expectations to potential employers
- follow up with employers regarding their experience with Casa Latina workers
- enter employment and feedback information into the DWC database
Working in the DWC is a great opportunity to gain experience in the most direct employment work done here at Casa Latina – a model that is being replicated around the country!
DWC Schedule: Mon.-Fri. 7:00am-10:30am / Sat. 7:00am-10:30am
If you would like to sign up for this volunteer opportunity, here are next steps for Casa Latina:
1. fill out this Casa Latina Volunteer Application: https://casa-latina.org/volunteer-interest-form/
2. schedule a time for your Volunteer Orientation (these are 30-40 min. meetings on Zoom) with Volunteer Coordinator
3. immediately following orientation, sign and date the last 3 pages of Volunteer Handbook, (which will be emailed to you before your orientation) and send them to Volunteer Coordinator.
4. after orientation you will be put in touch with the supervisor of your volunteer department to get started volunteering
5. follow up with Volunteer Coordinator, make sure your impact/hours are entered through Give Pulse as well as through Casa Latina Volunteer Hours log, which will be sent to you before your orientation.