WHAT: Help beautify Manchester Square by picking up trash and pulling weeds.
ABOUT MANCHESTER SQUARE: Together we are building a strong community and sense of pride for this historic neighborhood.
ABOUT THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY: This is a family friendly clean up to brighten up South LA and inspire residents. A great opportunity for groups and volunteers to take immediate action to address an environmental need and help transform a community.
9:00am: Assemble for coffee, sign-in, discussion of safety and area
9:15am: Supplies passed out
9:30am: Head out to pick up trash in teams
11:30am: Meet back for closing. There will be a prize for the most litter collected!
IMPACT: Because of your help, Manchester Square will receive more benefits than you realize!
Health impacts: Not only does cleaning improve the aesthetics of a neighborhood, but it also reduces the risk of accidents, crime, and rodents. It also improves the overall well-being of the community and lowers stress levels.
Wear and tear: The pavement, drains, curbs, and other infrastructure lasts longer, which allows tax money to be spent on other exciting improvements.
Stormwater Runoff: All that water runs right into our ocean. With the upcoming rainy months, let's help out the whole planet.
Increases Property Value: In real estate, appearance is everything. With a clean neighborhood, appraisal values will go up and help the local economy
Wear comfortable clothes you don't mind getting dirty in and closed toe shoes
Gloves and tools will be provided
MINORS: All volunteers aged 10-17 must:
come with this minor waiver form signed by a legal guardian.
be accompanied by a participating adult.
QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below.
WANT TO SIGN UP? Click on the Sign Up button below.
WHAT: Don't just talk about change - make a change. Learn about an issue related to homelessness and then complete an advocacy skill to address it.
WHO: L.A. Works, Councilmember David Ryu, and United Way's Everyone In have come together to provide a volunteer opportunity that arms you to combat homelessness in an active way.
WHY: Over 36,000 of our fellow Angelenos are experiencing homelessness, a 16% increase from last year. This opportunity will teach you how to be part of the solution.
THE VOLUNTEER PROJECT: Each session consists of (1) an educational portion and (2) an advocacy action.
(1) Education. Guest experts will speak on a critical issue related to the homeless crisis such as:
Specific housing proposals in your area
The difference between affordable, bridge, and permanent supportive housing
What the city can do vs what the state can do
Current bills that will impact homelessness
(2) Advocacy Action Completion. You will learn and finish an advocacy action such as:
Writing an op-ed piece
Getting on the agenda to speak at your neighborhood council
Planning an awareness-raising dinner party
Registering to vote
Participating in the annual homeless count
ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at email@example.com.
QUESTIONS: Email the Opportunity Leader below.
If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button on the date below.
What: Clean up an oft-forgotten beach and get some yoga in too!
Description of Heal the Bay: Heal The Bay works to mobilize L.A.s many diverse communities to protect our coastline and revitalize our urban waterways.
Volunteer Project: On the first Saturday of every other month, come help clean up El Porto Beach. We will start with yoga before building collaborative community as we clean. In the past, projects have collected hundreds of pounds of trash and prevented myriad problems including potential injury to people and animals. This opportunity is great for groups and adults looking to engage their children in volunteer work. Gift bags for the first 30 volunteers!
Impact: With the help of volunteers, any person or animal in the area will benefit from a clean beach and less polluted watershed.
We will provide gloves (feel free to bring your own if you have latex allergies or specific requirements) and trash bags, music and even a yoga meditation beforehand.
No pets other than ADA Title II and III certified dogs.
Volunteer may choose to grab an informal lunch nearby afterward to continue community building.
Everyone will be required to sign a liability waiver.
Minors: All volunteers aged 10-17 must:
come with this minor waiver form signed by a legal guardian. Minors without signed forms, or signed by someone other than a legal guardian, will be unable to participate.
be accompanied by a participating adult. 1 adult may supervise up to 2 children. Unaccompanied minors will be unable to participate.
Questions? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below.
Want to sign up? Click on the Sign Up button below.
WHAT: Help at-risk youth learn to play the guitar!
PROGRAM MISSION: Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services cultivates hope and resilience to enrich the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities. We will be helping foster positive mentorships with a focus on learning and anti-bullying, by teaching at-risk youth to play & write music on the guitar.
VOLUNTEER ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Volunteers assist the Project Leader in teaching guitar to kids aged 10-16 (at various skill levels) with one-on-one instructions to better tailor their learning process.
Each session lasts 1-hour, but we ask that volunteers show up early to help set up and stick around after to help clean up.
Volunteers are encouraged to commit to all or multiple sessions in order to create consistency for kids, but we are absolutely happy to accept one-time volunteers as well!
Volunteers need to have a basic understanding of chords and strumming, but there is no need for any prior teaching experience. Most of the kids are just starting out, and we will match volunteers with the appropriate skill levels.
If you plan to volunteer for more than 3 sessions, volunteers must pass Hathaway Sycamore's free background check.
Be at least 18 years of age.
Maintain appropriate boundaries, no physical contact
Provide a listening ear instead of advice
Leave your smokes and vapes at home
Respect privacy by taking no photos
Most importantly - have FUN!
WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the "Sign Up" button below.
HAVE QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below.