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The LAA is in large part volunteer-driven. In 2017, over 760 volunteers contributed approximately 10,500 hours to support daily operations and event, among other activities.

It’s astounding just how many people from all walks of life come to the LAA to give their time and talent as volunteers. From college students to business professionals to retirees to people who have just arrived in Atlanta from other countries – they come to the LAA to make a difference, and they absolutely do!

Behind every LAA program and event is an army of committed volunteers. Direct service delivery, special events, steering committees, outreach and administrative support – they do it all.  Did you know that in 2017 the Latin American Association worked with 762 volunteers who contributed a total of 10,041 services hours?!

To volunteer, contact the LAA’s Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@thelaa.org.

If you’re interested in volunteering and would like to start your application process, visit one of the following links: English version and Spanish version

Thank you to our amazing volunteers!

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2017 Volunteer of the Year ~ Beth Graham

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Each year at our Compafieros Awards Luncheon, the LAA recognizes an amazing individual who has gone above and beyond in his or her service as a volunteer. At the 2017 Compañeros Awards Luncheon held in April 2017, Beth Graham of Delta Air Lines was named the 2017 Volunteer of the Year.

Beth is responsible for ensuring Delta’s Latin America and Caribbean customers are aware of the airline’s global network, newest on-board products, exclusive alliance partners and long-term goals as it works to be the best U.S. airline in the region.

Beth proudly serves as a mentor with the Latin American Association. She has received numerous awards and recognitions during her extensive career in the airline industry, including the “Power Player of the Year” award from the National Black and Latino Council, and was appointed to serve on the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Atlanta Advisory Council. She is an active member of the World Affairs Council and the Georgia Council of International Visitors, as well as volunteers with Delta Force for Global Good and the Latin American Hispanic Employee Network Business Resource Group and Habitat for Humanity International.


Volunteer Program Support & Focus Areas

FAMILY WELL-BEING

  • Reception desk and client intake.
  • Manage food pantry and clothing closet.
  • Lead workshops and presentations.
  • Conduct community outreach.
  • Conduct client follow-up.
  • Data entry and administrative support.

IMMIGRATION

  • Pro bono legal services (skilled professionals).
  • Expertise areas: Immigration, Civil, Family Law.
  • Assistance with citizenship drives.

ADVOCACY

  • Conduct research and prepare reports.
  • Conduct outreach and community organizing.
  • Assist with civic engagement program.

ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

English Teacher Assistant

  • Classroom support.
  • Grade assignments.
  • Interpret.
  • Work one-on-one with students.
  • Administrative support.

Employment Service Supports

  • Resume assistance.
  • Conduct mock interviews.
  • Business mentors.
  • Workshop presenters.
  • Employment event support.