U of I Extension offers volunteer training for Abriendo Caminos, Clearing the Path to Hispanic Health

Training and teaching will be done via Zoom


MENDOTA - University of Illinois Extension is joining with the University of Illinois Family Resiliency Center to offer Abriendo Caminos, Clearing the Path to Hispanic Health. They are looking for bilingual, Spanish-speaking volunteers (ages 18 and older) to become trained to facilitate the Abriendo Caminos program. 

As a volunteer, you will work with other trained volunteers to present information on healthy nutrition, the importance of physical activity, and family mealtime to Hispanic families. Training for volunteers is led by Dr. Margarita Teran-Garcia, M.D, PH.D. Join Dr. Teran-Garcia to become a trained Abriendo Caminos volunteer.

The volunteer training is scheduled for March 30 and April 13 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. via Zoom. To register to become a volunteer, please contact Erica Escatel at (815) 200-5751 or e-mail eescatel@illinois.edu.

Volunteers will teach the Abriendo Caminos program via Zoom. Sessions are scheduled for Mondays, April 19–May 24 from 5:30–6:45 p.m.

For more information, please contact Susan Glassman, Extension Educator, Nutrition & Wellness, University of Illinois Extension at (815) 224-0889.