Esperanza volunteers are more than just mentors and tutors, they give hope.
Esperanza serves nearly 1,000 individuals each year. This would not be possible without the support of our volunteers. Whether it is through mentoring or teaching ESL classes all our volunteers make a huge impact on the community we serve. Please consider becoming a volunteer today.
Fill out the Esperanza Volunteer Interest Form to get started.
Gus is an active ELLOS mentor, often contributing to the group conversations by answering questions and concerns the students have while encouraging them to be themselves as authentically as they feel is possible. “I volunteer at Esperanza because mentoring and empowering youth of color is an important and necessary part of creating strong communities, and in promoting diverse leadership in the future. As a Tejano and Mexican American living in Ohio, Esperanza has provided me a place to connect with my culture and to engage in volunteer work that will have lasting impact.”
When Gus is not volunteering with ELLOS, you can find him playing adventure video games and taking care of his plants. In addition, Gus is currently working on his Master’s in Marriage & Family Therapy.