Want to help young kids directly?

Help inspire young kids. Play with them. Teach them. Lead them. 

Our event staff helps us prepare for and run our camps, events & projects. Stay safe from COVID-19 and volunteer at home! Or come in-person to prepare for camp (put together care packages, etc.) Whatever your passion is, we have a space for you! Check out more amazing opportunities below.  


Join Our Team!

Want to help inspire the next generation of young people? Need community service hours or a program to diversify your resume? Join our team! With a wide verity of positions, we work to attract a diverse group of middle and high school leaders.


ALL Volunteers now get gift cards upon project completion


Volunteer Perks

There are many perks to working with us, some include: 

  • Looks great on resumes

  • Caring, supportive leadership staff

  • Get trained in your area of specialty (on-site or off-site)

  • Super flexible work schedules (weekly, bi weekly)

  • Choose between working as a long-term volunteer or short-term (once or every other month)

  • Very few requirements for most volunteers

  • Have fun while working and eat for free at all events or training


Volunteer Positions

Note: See application for ALL currently open positions 

To keep our program simple, we have broken it down into 3 sections

1) Event Planning staff, the most amount of time, money & CS hours

2) Event volunteers, least amount of time & CS hours

3) Volunteer-at-your-own-pace, 1-2 hours a week, work anytime day or night. 

Program Operations

Project (Event) Planner

Help plan events & projects for our Littles Program that serves kids 3-10.

Program Operations

Event Volunteer

MOST COMMON! Help run activities and games at our events for our Littles Program.

Support Staff

Volunteer Support

Help our Leadership team recruit, retain and support our volunteers.

Support Staff

Fundraising Support

Help to raise funds & improve donor relations for the Littles Program.

Program Operations

Project Advisors

Provide consultation and advice to our project planners about food, safety, health, security, activities, development and more.

Program Operations

Program Ambassadors

Help get the word out to families and organizations about our Littles Program and the services they provide.


2021 Leadership Team

Young people dedicated to leading & inspiring young people.


Christian Sbragia

Executive Director




Christian is the Founder of CTEPA and has been working with youth (6-17) in the East Palo Alto community for 7 years through a variety of schools, after-school programs & summer camps. 

Nathalie Luna Nunez

Assistant Director, Planning


Bilingual - Spanish


Nathalie is one of the co-founders of CTEPA and has been working with young children (0-9) in the East Palo Alto community for around 5 years through her time at CTEPA. 


Our Team

To reach any of the team members, please contact us at (650) 503-4285 or Volunteer@ctepayouth.org


Esmeralda Pacheco

Staff Planner, Projects

James Mitchell

Support Staff, Advisor

Carla Reyna Reyes

Support Staff, Outreach

Jonathan Mendez

Senior Planner, Special Projects

Braulio Valencia

Senior Planner, Special Projects

Brianna Salas

Staff Planner, Projects

Cooline's Youth Leadership Development Program

As CTEPA grows, we increasingly see that we need programs in the community to train our young people to become active leaders. In this new program that launched in March 2021, high school students learn about 4 vital leadership areas and get counseling from community leaders and local activists. In return, they work as part-time staff for our Cooline Kids team to help plan and lead our programming for children.

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Are You A Staff Member?

Need counseling, free resources, or want to learn more about the organization and the way it works? Want to speak with the Leadership team or join secure meetings? Want to access info for families or file a report?

This is the new home to do it all! You can access the secure staff portal by clicking the button below.