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Generation to Generation Los Angeles

Bringing Generations Together

Gen2Gen LA is a federation of leading Los Angeles youth development agencies and service organizations representing older adults who have a shared commitment to recruit and deploy older, wiser, and experienced adults to help them carry out their respective missions to benefit young, underserved children.

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After School Mentor

Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC) is the leading multiservice organization in Koreatown, supporting children and their families in the areas of education, health, housing, and finances. Most of the clients served are first generation immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Committed to serving the diverse population of Koreatown, we offer all programs in Spanish, Korean and English. WHAT: Join us for an orientation to learn what it means to be a KYCC volunteer! Attendees will learn how they can help K-8th grade students complete their homework, guide them through projects and activities, overall classroom management, and provide general administrative support to the afterschool program. WHERE: Central LA, exact address will be given after you register below. WHY: Research has shown that every child is just one caring adult away from being a success story. KYCC’s K-8 youth programs serve 500 children a year, so your time and energy can mean that one more child will have a better chance in life with just a few hours a week. We’ve found that our volunteers get just as much, if not more out of building this relationship with kids who would thrive with just a little more attention. REQUIREMENTS: No requirements to attend this orientation. However, if you decide to continue as a KYCC volunteer, then you will be asked to participate in an interview, complete a background check (paid and arranged by KYCC) and submit proof of TB test from within the past year. If proof of TB is not available, this is something that KYCC can also arrange and pay for. Must commit to a minimum of four hours a week and a three month term. Most KYCC youth programs operate Monday-Friday from 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. ACCESSIBILITY: Site is accessible for all assistive mobility devices. Hablamos Español (Spanish speakers available if needed). 한국어 가능 (Korean speakers available). *L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

2/27/20 3:00 PM

Safe Child Custody Exchange Monitor

Become a “Friends of the Family” child custody monitor. Quick Overview: Help to ensure a friendly nurturing environment for children as they are transferred back and forth between custodial and non-custodial parents who have not yet established a good working parental relationship. Organization Name and Website: Friends of the Family, http://www.fofca.org Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of Friends of the Family is to foster strong families, resilient and joyful children, and vibrant communities by providing respectful, responsive family support programs in the greater Los Angeles area. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: To ensure a safe environment for children as they move from the custody of one parent to the other without a threat of conflict or violence. Help the children to avoid experiencing bitter stressful interchanges between their parents as they share custody. Requirements: Volunteers must be over 21 years old and must complete an 8-hour training and certification provided at no cost to the volunteer. Training will be provided by Friends of the Family and will include all materials and ongoing supervision and support. Most exchanges take place in the evenings or on weekends at the West Valley Police station and Mission Hills police station. This volunteer commitment is for three hours per week for 6-12 months.

Through6/30/20

Family Visitation Coach

Provide encouragement as a Family Visitation Coach Quick Overview: Provide support, coaching, and advocacy to families who are reunifying with their children and visiting with them on a weekly basis. Organization Name and Website: Friends of the Family, http://www.fofca.org Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of Friends of the Family is to foster strong families, resilient and joyful children, and vibrant communities by providing respectful, responsive family support programs in the greater Los Angeles area. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Help the family to visit in a home-like atmosphere rather than in a sterile office space. Use your creativity to provide activities that engage the parents and children in natural interaction. As a volunteer coach, you will support, “cheerlead” and provide overall assistance to the parents to ensure that the visit goes smoothly, providing re-direction and advice when needed. Requirements: Volunteers must be over 21 years old and must complete a 24-hour training and certification provided at no cost to the volunteer. Training will be provided by Friends of the Family and includes all materials and ongoing supervision and support. Time commitment: Two hours per week for 6-12 months.

Through6/30/20

Administrative Volunteer (Skilled)

Quick Overview: The activity and center volunteer works within CDI Early Learning Center (ELC) in all capacities as needed. Organization Name and Website: Child Development Institute, http://www.cdikids.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Since 1995, the Child Development Institute has been a principal provider of early childhood development and intervention services in the San Fernando Valley, providing over 60,000 hours of comprehensive, integrated training programs for multiple disciplines including speech, occupational therapy, mental health, special education, and early child development. The mission of Child Development Institute is to help children reach their full potential by supporting the relationships and environments that shape early development. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The administrative volunteer supports various departments within CDI Early Learning Center (ELC). The administrative volunteer is responsible for helping with daily clerical and office duties. The administrative volunteer must be comfortable using a computer and the Internet. This person will work along staff to contribute to the overall administrative upkeep of the ELC. Requirements: Data Entry Organizing and managing the front desk Organizing paper and electronic files Create flyers, calendars, etc. Internet Research Other organizational duties as required Good communication and writing skills Exudes an outgoing and pleasant attitude Detail oriented and well-organized Reliable "team player" Confident self-starter Ability to perform multiple tasks Ability and willingness to learn on the job Knowledge of Microsoft Office/Outlook/Excel College degree or equivalent preferred but not required Time commitment is a minimum of 6 hours per week for at least 3 months Additional Details: Be an active contributor to the first Early Learning Center in Canoga Park Volunteers must be comfortable with using a computer and internet to accomplish clerical work. Volunteers must complete an ELC orientation training and receive a TB and background clearance if applicable.

Through6/30/20

Children & Family Activity Volunteer

Quick Overview: The activity and center volunteer works within CDI Early Learning Center (ELC) in all capacities as needed. Organization Name and Website: Child Development Institute, http://www.cdikids.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Since 1995, the Child Development Institute has been a principal provider of early childhood development and intervention services in the San Fernando Valley, providing over 60,000 hours of comprehensive, integrated training programs for multiple disciplines including speech, occupational therapy, mental health, special education, and early child development. The mission of Child Development Institute is to help children reach their full potential by supporting the relationships and environments that shape early development. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: He/she is responsible for the overall assistance of the floor with various tasks as needed. This includes but is not limited to, welcoming all visitors to the center, giving tours and making sure all children and parents get their needs met, setting up/taking down activities, stocking and returning exhibit materials to their proper place and making sure discovery zones are clean and sanitary. Volunteers will need to be comfortable taking direction and at times work unassisted. This person will work alongside the other volunteers and staff in contributing to the overall operations of the ELC. Requirements: Must be organized Exude an outgoing and pleasant attitude Reliable "team player" Confident self-starter Ability to perform multiple tasks Ability and willingness to learn on the job Knowledge of CDI ELC mission Mandatory ELC Orientation Training, TB Clearance, and DOJ Clearance, if applicable. Time commitment of a minimum of 6 hours per week for at least 3 months. Additional Details: Obtain Professional Growth Hours or Volunteer Service Hours. Develop professional and creative talents through training from Early Childhood Specialists Use professional skills to aid children within the community Be an active contributor to the first Early Learning Center in Canoga Park

Through6/30/20

Grant Researcher/Writer (Pro Bono)

City Ballet of Los Angeles has a mission is to provide Los Angeles with its own ballet company unique and represenetive of this multicultural community. Presenting work that is a mixture of classical and contemporary dance theater, examining untraditional themes and blending music from all over the world. In keeping with the tradition of classical dance, City Ballet of Los Angeles is preserving the standards of excellence in its presentation of the art of dance. Description: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an eye for identifying fundraising opportunities then consider a volunteer opportunity as a grant researcher. We are looking for experienced grant writers/fundraisers/netwrkers who can research and identify funding for City Ballet of Los Angeles. The pro bono grant researcher we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Requirements: Each volunteer is matched to a position and will meet with the Executive Director to ensure completion of the project. Volunteers will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Responsibilities may include some of the following: Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents Draft proposals and other correspondence to solicit grant funds Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements Ensure proposals and grant reports are submitted by the deadline(s) Desired Qualifications: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience as a nonprofit grant writer a big plus Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus Time Commitment: Flexible, hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Through6/30/20

Digital Communications and Public Relations Strategist

City Ballet of Los Angeles has a mission is to provide Los Angeles with its own ballet company; unique and representative of this multicultural community. Presenting work that is a mixture of classical and contemporary dance theater, examining untraditional themes and blending music from all over the world. In keeping with the tradition of classical dance, City Ballet of Los Angeles is preserving the standards of excellence in its presentation of the art of dance. Organization Name and Website:City Ballet of Los Angeles. http://www.cityballetofla.org/cblahome.html Opportunity Description: City Ballet is looking for an energetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized individual who is interested in growing the organization’s digital footprint. The Communications and Public Relation Strategist will help build external communications via social media, newsletters, and materials. Someone who is creative and be committed to bringing awareness of City Ballet’s work and bring in more volunteers and funding to support our fantastic students! Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: The successful candidate would have the ability to be well versed in the communications field, which could require researching industry trends and conducting media outreach. It may be necessary to work with advertisers and print vendors to establish quotes and ensure timely and useable materials. This volunteer will be in charge of developing City Ballet’s social media presence, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The volunteer will take a lead role in developing our online presence and make recommendations about new social media outlets. Volunteer will also generate/research story ideas and content to post on social media, maintain photo galleries, and respond to requests and comments online. Requirements: Candidate must have appropriate equipment such as laptop to work remotely. Must believe in the mission of the organization and not discriminate due to race, gender, socio-economic status or any other factor that may impact our staff, volunteers, and the populations we serve. Qualifications: Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized Should have an interest in media and communications Must be a skilled a writer and pay attention to detail when proofreading Strong web research skills Familiarity with major social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) Familiarity with communications and marketing software Proficiency with Microsoft Office is mandatory Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and HTML/Website skills are preferred Time Commitment:Volunteer is asked to commit to at least 10 hours per month.

Through6/30/20

Safety and Security Process Development

Quick Overview:If you have human resources experience or a talent for creating and writing Safety/Security protocols; Friends of the Family wants to ensure that all staff is aware of safety/security protocols and creating the best environment to serve their clients in a safe/secure building. Organization Name and Website: Friends of the Family http://www.fofca.org Mission or Broader Program Description:The mission of Friends of the Family is to foster strong families, thriving children, and vibrant communities by providing responsive and respectful family support programs. Friends of the Family is a comprehensive family resource center known for pioneering innovative, practical programs where families are recognized as central to a child’s well-being and are supported to build on their skills and strengths. Founded in 1972, the organization is a safety net of support for over 5,000 community members each year. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The goal of this project is to develop an actionable Safety and Security Manual for organization. Requirements: Past service in an HR role, professional development facilitator, and/or operations manager Previous workshop development and implementation Knowledge of best practices in organizational safety and security protocols The time commitment is flexible: To be determined collaboratively by volunteer and executive director.

Through6/30/20

Data Entry

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in data entry or good computer skills, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to Angelenos in the San Fernando Valley, consider volunteering at North Valley Caring Services. Organization Name and Website: North Valley Caring Services http://nvcsinc...mp/index.html Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of North Valley Caring Services is to empower neighborhood residents to build a vision of their community’s future and to actively engage in solving local problems Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a skill-based consultant for North Valley Caring Services, you will be entering important data into their database, and will be responsible for maintaining the strictest confidentiality when dealing with personal information. Requirements: Volunteers will need access to a computer and transportation for weekly meetings. Potential for remote work. Time Commitment is flexible, but a minimum of 2 hours per week is required.

Through6/30/20

Strategic Plan Development and Preparation

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a nonprofit, has experience with strategic planning, and wants to help a nonprofit grow their impact to help more foster and homeless youth in Los Angeles succeed in school and in life, consider volunteering with The Academy Project. Organization Name and Website: The Academy Project http://www.theacademyproject.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: The Academy Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working with foster and homeless youth in South Los Angeles to improve life and academic outcomes through holistic support, community, education, and empowerment. We offer two programs: Camp Xavier, our summer program and The Co-Op, our after-school program. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced executive management professional who can help The Academy Project create a strong and sustainable strategic plan. The pro bono strategic planner we are looking for will have experience in creating a clear plan for an organization that will help it grow and expand its services, excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills, and a passion for helping our most vulnerable citizens, our children. The volunteer will meet with the Executive Director and Board to ensure completion of the project. Develop a strategic plan for the organization with input from The Board of Directors, The Executive Director, and other major stakeholders. Diagram and document methods tracking best practices, potentially including a Theory of Change model. Generate a report that analyzes the operations of the nonprofit and assess current systems. Help create a robust strategic plan that will bring the organization to a sustainable position for growth over the next three years. Ensure all tasks are submitted by the deadline(s) Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely. Meetings with the Board and Executive Director will likely be essential to the process. Previous experience in strategic planning Proven record with developing and implementing a strategic plan Experience working with nonprofit organizations is a plus, but not necessary Outstanding collaborative, organizational and planning abilities Working knowledge of MS Office and/or Google Docs Proficient in writing and communications Passionate about The Academy Project’s mission and vision. ​ The Board and Executive Director are committed to taking the time necessary to create a strategic 3-year plan. The Pro Bono advisor will have their full participation. The time commitment is flexible, minimum of 3 months with approximately 5 hours each week (more if available), remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Through6/30/20

Nonprofit Assisting South L.A. Students Looking for Board Members

Quick Overview: Seeking a well-connected leader who is passionate about improving education for disadvantaged communities and can leverage his/her networks. Organization Name and Website: The Academy Project http://www.theacademyproject.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: The Academy Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working with foster and homeless youth in South Los Angeles to improve life and academic outcomes through holistic support, community, education, and empowerment. We offer two programs: Camp Xavier, our summer program and The Co-Op, our after-school program. Roles and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate has had a track-record of supporting education for disadvantaged communities and strong connections to decision makers who are in a position to positively impact The Academy Project. We seek a board leader to help cultivate the board’s leadership role in advocacy in support of staff as part of a broader commitment to increase awareness about the importance of our mission, influence public policy, and expand our reach. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have received formal board training. General oversight Fiscal oversight Fundraising and development Involvement in meetings, committees, and events Officer positions Desired Characteristics: Experience in board of directors’ services and non-profits a plus Previous experience in strategic planning Proven record with developing and implementing a strategic plan Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Network of donors and supporters Ability to fundraise and advocate on behalf of The Academy Project The time commitment is 2-year service terms.

Through6/30/20

National Community Service