Gain new skills, processes, and resources!
As a capacity building organization, we help nonprofits make the most efficient and effective use of their people, money, and programs. We believe strengthened organizations are better positioned to achieve their missions, improve the lives of those they serve, and thrive. Likewise, we believe strong nonprofit organizations make stronger communities.
Want an extra hand running a reoccurring volunteer opportunity? L.A. Works carefully selects and trains super volunteers called Project Leaders who can handle the volunteer management aspects of your opportunity.
L.A. Works would love to connect your organization with a corporate group looking to volunteer. If you have a virtual, at-home or (socially-distanced) in-person service activity that can accommodate a group of any size, please reach out! From hands-on beautification projects to virtual mentoring workshops to creating supply kits, corporate groups are always willing to lend a helping hand to meet your organization’s needs.
Pro-Bono & Skilled Volunteer Program
L.A. Works helps local nonprofit partners like you connect with volunteers who want to offer their professional skills through thoroughly defined and scope projects. From grant writers to human resources to financial strategists and beyond, we can match your organization with an experienced volunteer to help build your capacity. This is a wonderful opportunity for younger, smaller nonprofits who need guidance from experienced volunteers.
L.A. Works recruits, places, and matches AmeriCorps VISTAs to spend a year at a nonprofit, building the volunteer infrastructure of an organization whose mission is to alleviate poverty. Find out more about the Volunteer Corps program and hosting a VISTA here.
L.A. Works recruits and matches volunteers age 55 and over with nonprofits, tapping into the volunteers’ experience, skills, and wisdom.
Arts & Entertainment
L.A. Works develops masterclass sessions for industry influencers and celebrities to teach skilled students from underrepresented communities. This program recruits professional and semi-professional musicians as volunteers and raises the profile of the nonprofit served as well as the importance of volunteerism.