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Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival

caption:Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival

Address:

2650 Yale Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Person:

Julie Brovko, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone:

714-270-1350

Email:

jbrovko@unm.edu

Web Site:

www.abqlatinfest.com


Location directions: South on Yale towards the airport. Left on Randolph (light before the airport) into the office building area. Go over two speed bumps, turn right and park. Parking is free.

Agency Description/Mission: The Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival's primary goal is to develop and celebrate New Mexico's vibrant Latin dance culture. We achieve this by utilizing partnerships with local dance schools, dancers, musicians, and other supportive entities within surrounding communities and beyond. We are committed to providing quality, excellence, openness, and fairness to our sponsors, participants and volunteers.

Service Learning Opportunities: Assist with planning and execution of weekly Friday night salsa parties, Valentines Day dance and Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival. Website maintenance and upkeep. Sponsor contact and research. Protocol writing. Actual duties will depend on skills and availability.

Orientation/Training Schedule: On the job training — Will be project-oriented.

Special Conditions or Requirements: : Able to multitask and work independently once trained. Detail oriented.

Number of Service Learning Students needed: 2 or 3
Hours when Students are needed: Flexible.
Minimum hour commitment required: : 15-20 per semester; schedule TBD




ARCA

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Address:

11300 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM

Contact Person:

Faylene Wytewa-Alire

Phone:

505-332-6816

Fax:

505-332-6800

Email:

fwytewa@arcaspirit.org

Web Site:

www.ARCAOpeningDoors.org


Location directions: Our administrative office is located between Eubank and Juan Tabo, corner of Lomas and Tomasita. Satellite sites which the student may go to include 1515 4th Street MW. Corrales, community centers, and homes in which individuals in ARCA's care reside.

Agency description/mission: Working together to open doors for people with developmental disabilities to be valued members of the community.

Service Learning opportunities:

  • ACES-ARCA Career Enhancement Services: Assist individuals with developmental disabilities to become engaged in the community through volunteering, art and cooking classes and other interests they may have.
  • ACES Literacy Project: Help adult students with developmental disabilities engage in customized online learning in a variety of subjects in a computer lab with support from trained tutors.
  • ACES Little Theater Group: Help adults with developmental disabilities write, practice and stage plays in community venues.
  • ARCA Wellness Institute: Co-teach with an instructor to help adults with developmental disabilities learn how the body works, how to make healthy choices, and how to promote fitness in a safe and encouraging environment.

Orientation/Training schedule: Held the first day of the Service Learning start date with ARCA's Event Coordinator and Site Manager.

Special conditions or requirements: Background check will be completed prior to start date. This is done by an independent agency through ARCA and is paid by us.

Travel will be reimbursed if the student uses their personal vehicle to travel from one ARCA site to another during their Service Learning hours. Current proof of vehicle insurance will need to be on file with ARCA.

Number of Service Learning Students Needed: 15 (but we do love to have more!)

Hours of operation when students are needed: We want you! Primarily Monday–Friday, some evening and weekend activities. Hours are flexible according to the needs of the individuals in ARCA's care and your learning program.

Minimum hour commitment required: 2–4 hours per week, minimum of 15 per semester.