Volunteer with LaAmistad

Volunteer Application

Afterschool Tutoring

Serving Afterschool students online and in-person in 2022

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 homework help at one of our after school program locations. Volunteers work alongside a staff teacher and parent liaison. No Spanish or education experience 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 the hours of 3:00pm and 6:00pm, Monday - Thursday. Available days and times vary by location.

In the interest of community safety and comfort, online Afterschool will continue to support LaAmistad students, and provide virtual volunteer opportunities to those wanting to serve. Volunteers, staff, and supporters will be more critical than ever in ensuring the success of our students in the coming school year.

All volunteers must:

  • Be 14 years of age to volunteer alone. Students under 14 years old are eligible to volunteer with a parent or chaperone that volunteers with them in the classroom.
  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign a volunteer waiver.
  • Volunteers 19 and up are required to submit a background check.  
  • Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation. Click here to sign up for your volunteer orientation Short on time but still want to help out? Sign up to volunteer as a Mystery Reader at select LaAmistad Afterschool locations. Mystery Readers bring joy and interactive learning to LaAmistad Afterschool students via ZOOM. Email to sign up!

Volunteer Groups

Want to serve together? Check out our Volunteer Group Opportunities

English For Successful Living

English for Successful Living classes are open to anyone in the community that wants to learn English regardless of origin. With 6 different locations, we are always in need of ESL teachers, (volunteer position). No experience is necessary.

ESL teacher will be familiarized with LaAmistad resources available, and complete a 6 hour observation prior to placement.

All prospective members must submit an online application form and successfully complete a background check screening.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to work with adult students of different cultural and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, and skills. Possess good interpersonal and organizational skills. Possess characteristics of responsibility, desire to help others, discretion, and flexibility. Ability to work independently applying critical thinking skills and problem-solving to various situations.

All volunteers must:
· Be 18 years or older
· Be a native or fluent English speaker
· Be willing to make a 10-week commitment
· Be willing to attend training before each session
· Have regular access to email
· Complete a background check
· Have a desire to work with adults from different cultural, educational and economic backgrounds
· Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer orientation. Click Here to Schedule an Orientation

Click here to begin your Background Check


Anímate Summer Academy

Counselors Wanted during summer months!

Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity for this summer and enjoy working with elementary-aged children? LaAmistad Anímate Summer Academy is the perfect opportunity for you to take part in, build your leadership skills, and add value to your college resumes!

High school aged volunteers are needed to take on counselor roles to assist the students with daily routines, academics, and take part with the students in a variety of sports. All counselors will need to be able to make a Monday-Thursday commitment during the month of June or July from the hours of approximately 8:00am-2:30pm.

Counselors who can commit to each day during this time frame will be given priority status.

Being a certified lifeguard and/or CPR certified is a benefit, but not a requirement. All interested candidates should apply by clicking the registration link found on this page, completing the online form, and checking their email for a follow-up required action. Please email

Special Projects

LaAmistad has a Special Project opportunity for you!

We have three food partners: Urban Recipe, Second Helpings, and Compassion Kitchen, who will be providing meals and non-perishable items to the students and families we serve. We could use your help loading and dropping off the donations.

Join us in this effort and we promise you a fun, rewarding, meaningful experience that will make a tangible difference in the lives of LaAmistad students and families. Shifts are 1.5 to 2 hours long and will require very limited contact. Sign up for one (or as many as you like) using this link:

Sign Up Here

Additional information can be found on the sign-up page, and we look forward to serving alongside you!

As a volunteer-led organization, LaAmistad is always looking for skilled volunteers who wish to serve using their wealth of knowledge and specific expertise. Sharing your passion has the potential to inspire students who otherwise may never have seen it up close. In addition, LaAmistad has a number of non-instruction volunteer opportunities for those who wish to help in other ways. Packing toolkits, labeling resources, loading COVID relief items, and distributing resources like books and food to families in need are among the projects LaAmistad currently has available. Be sure to check the "Special Projects" option on your volunteer form to be the first to learn about new opportunities. 

Volunteer Requirements

Background checks for volunteers 19 and over are required every three years of volunteer service. For more information regarding our background check policy, click this link: LaAmistad Screening Policy

For more information, contact us at or visit our FAQs page.

LaAmistad Location Information


University & High School Volunteers

Are you a busy student that wants to make a difference? Are you looking to gain volunteer hours doing something fulfilling? Are you looking to gain experience in education? Look no further! LaAmistad offers incredible volunteering opportunities and internships to high school and university students. LaAmistad also offers paid internships to those who qualify.

Learn more about how to volunteer with us here:
LaAmistad - University and High School Student Volunteers - Pamphlet.pdf

Corporate & Business Volunteers

Having your business stand out as a community leader can be tough. LaAmistad makes it easy by offering a variety of ways to show the community that you care. Over the past 20 years, LaAmistad has welcomed all businesses, from industry leaders to small start-ups, in making a difference in the life of our students and families.

Learn more about how to volunteer with LaAmistad as a business here:
LaAmistad - Corporate and Business - Volunteer Pamphlet - 2022.pdf

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