To provide high quality service learning clubs to homeless- at-risk youth so they can learn real time life skills by bridge building with joyful volunteers.
To beautify world famous Crenshaw Blvd by clean sweeping & bagging trash. This will make this historic blvd more pedestrian friendly.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:
sign in at table, joyful volunteers bring a broom and/or dust pan, short verbal orientation, sweep the public sidewalks and curb line, bag trash, remove vegetation, take group pictures, verbally learn about our 2019 Season of Service.
We ask that volunteers commit at least 1 hour.
Orientation is required. Dress comfortably.$10 BGCH
Volunteers will receive training and community service hours. Event is also a great opportunity for a photo-op, networking, and partaking in a fun outdoor activity.
*Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.
*This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.
Quick Overview: Work on resumes, conduct mock interviews and prepare budgets with people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction to prepare them to rejoin the workforce and help them rebuild their lives.
Mission or Broader Program Description: CLARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization and trusted community resource, providing effective and affordable alcoholism, substance abuse and behavioral health treatment and prevention services for nearly 50 years. Experienced, compassionate and specially trained staff help women and men find an end to the pain and suffering that is at the heart of addiction and discover hope in recovery.
This project is part of RSVP at L.A. Works' Adult Education and Employment initiative. We are organizing a series of volunteer-led workshops with various nonprofit partners like CLARE to prepare people for new or better jobs. Topics include interview skills, resume and cover letter writing, financial literacy and more.
Impact: Your choice to volunteer at the CLARE Foundation is a choice to support people in difficult circumstances who sincerely want to make better lives for themselves and rejoin society as productive citizens. Any experience you have as an interviewer or applicant is invaluable to folks who don't. If you've ever had a job, you can help someone else find one!
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a volunteer, you will assist the workshop leader in delivering curriculum.
Requirements: Participants must be age 55 or older to participate in RSVP events such as this. ANY employment experience is enough to make your presence valuable.
What: Help young adults at the Seed House Project who've recently faced homelessness and economic hardship learn money management.
The Seed House Project is a non-profit servicing transition-aged-youth (18-25) experiencing homelessness. Seed House provides support for them by offering a home, job training, and personalized mentorship to enable long-term stability.
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will help teach residents financial literacy by facilitating small groups or individual discussions and activities. Volunteers don't have to worry about planning anything - an L.A. Works Project Leader leads the lessons and gives them the resources they need. Volunteers might even join field trips to local financial institutions or businesses for youth to learn more about career development and long-term financial stability.
Impact: Only 16% of young adults are optimistic about their financial future. (Source) Through their mentorship, volunteers will help combat the despair these young people may feel and give them solid tools for their future.
Additional Requirements: Volunteers-
must be at least 20 years old.
are NOT required to have professional financial experience, but should be comfortable discussing banks, credit cards, everyday personal finance, and decision-making.
should listen and seek to understand residents rather than offering opinions or advice.
must respect the residents' privacy, boundaries, experiences, and sensitivities.
who can attend multiple sessions can expect to have an even greater impact on the young adults, as it takes time for them to trust and form bonds.
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 below.
*This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Community Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.
Quick Overview: Form, lead, and become part of a team in The Eartways non-profit organization.
Organization Name and Website: The Earthways, http://bigeqcampaign.org
Mission or Broader Program Description: Only about 10% of Los Angeles and California schools fully implement the programs and practices of social-emotional learning despite their proven positive effects on academic success as well as mitigating the negative realities of school violence, disengagement, drug usage, digital addiction, and suicides. The Earthways project named The California Social Emotional Learning Alliance has a dominantly LA-based membership composed of 200 educators, program providers and members of community organizations who have come together to take grassroots actions to overcome public ignorance of and bureaucratic resistance to implementing these remarkable learnings in all state schools. Earthways companion project, the Big EQ Campaign, is a media-focused advocacy campaign (advertising and public relations) meant to overcome parent and public ignorance of these game-changing programs and practices and drive support for them. Mayor Garcetti is among the campaign's endorsers. The senior leadership of both organizations is provided by Jay Levin, founder of the LA Weekly.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The volunteer will be coordinating a variety of member action teams already in place or being built and well as helping to expand on our current 85 organization members, As with any operational and general management, you would stay apprised of and lead/coordinate the leaders of the institutional efforts listed in the Overview above, helping with recruitment if needed, and also integrate those responsible for information flow.
Requirements: Be very well organized and able to handle details and develop strategic and tactical plans. Be good with people, creative when needed, enjoy a supportive leadership role, and be a self-starter. Bi-lingual in Spanish would be helpful but not a deal breaker if not.
Time Commitment: A flexible work availability schedule is of value.
Quick Overview: They are currently looking for a volunteer to help clean, organize, and restore the garden over the next few months so it is ready for regular volunteers to come in and maintain it.
Organization Name and Website: Griffith Park Adult Community Center, http://bit.ly/1Maragr
Mission or Broader Program Description: The Griffith Park Adult Community Club is housed at The Griffith Park Adult Community Center (GPACC) on Riverside Dr., south of Los Feliz Blvd. The club was established in 1999 at Silver Lake Recreation Center and has been affiliated with Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Federation of Senior Citizen Clubs since 2000 when it was organized as the Silver Lake Senior Club. In 2008 Griffith Park Adult Community Center opens its doors, and Silver Lake Senior Club became GPAC Club. The club works with the Griffith Park Adult Community Center Facility Director to provide quality programming. The club is also responsible for fundraising to support the activities at the center, arranging for trips, recruitment of members and volunteers, and a monthly newsletter. Our members come from a wide geographic area - Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Franklin Hills, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake and beyond.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: GPACC has a small garden adjacent to the Community Center Building. The garden is calling for some tender loving care with the help of weeding, fun times in harvesting, and the feel-good help of cleaning up the raised beds. They also host regular plant/produce sales.
Requirements: Include but not limited to any of the following: A passion for gardening and plants Knowledge of proper plant care Basic building/construction skills Reliability and organizational skills Responsibilities include but not limited to any of the following: Clean, weed, and restore current plants Organize pots, planters, and supplies effectively Rearrange space for most effective use.
The time commitment is flexible with your hours but 5 – 10 hours per week during business hours; at least a 3-month commitment with an option to remain on as project leader once the garden is ready for volunteers to maintain
WHO: Los Angeles Public Library Adult Literacy Program provides adult learners with volunteer tutors and instructors who help them improve their English literacy and meet a wide variety of personal goals from finding a better job to reading books, newspapers, and medicine labels.
WHAT: Community volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with adult learners at least twice a week for 90 minutes. They ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months.
WHEN: time is flexible
WHERE: Locations throughout LA (we have 73 libraries). Find the one nearest you!
WHY: Nearly one million adults in Los Angeles lack basic literacy or English language skills needed to achieve personal or professional goals.
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
REQUIREMENTS: Must have a high school diploma and basic computer skills
* This project is managed and lead by our nonprofit partner. L.A. Works is nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.