Quick Overview: Be matched one-on-one with folks experiencing homelessness to guide them through a service connect day.
Impact: Homeless Connect Days help provide free services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, to connect them to services and provide a holistic approach to ending homelessness.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Participate in conversation/bonding with clients, manage clothing donations, manage coat/bag check, navigate clients to service providers (correct tables), and generally create a positive and nurturing environment for clients (we’re looking into board games and potential art opportunities).
Requirements: Mentors must be over the age of 18. Must be interested in being engaged around homelessness services.
Actual event is from 10:00am - 2:00pm
Volunteers needed from 9:00am-3:00pm
Shifts are available if volunteers cannot serve the entire day. Please contact the opportunity leader below.
Quick Overview: Have an interesting career? Be on a panel to share your career path with teens.
Mission or Broader Program Description: Teen'Scape is the young adult department at the Central Library, providing teens with a place of their own to work on computers, study, read, and relax. Teen'Scape hosts monthly Career Conversations with panelists who provide advice in exploring careers in a wide variety of areas including arts, writing, medicine, technology, etc.
Impact: Inspire youth and give advice on what it takes to follow their passion.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Be a panelist and answer questions about your career. Sessions are recorded for podcast.
Description California Long-Term Care Education Center’s (CLTCEC) mission is to provide educational opportunities to long-term care workers so they can build better lives and provide high quality care to the consumers they serve. CLTCEC serves home care workers providing non-medical, person-centered caregiving services to seniors and people with disabilities through the Medi-Cal funded In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. We also provide training to nursing home workers, including Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). As the largest provider of training to long-term care workers in California, over the last six years CLTCEC has trained over 10,000 long-term care workers and the seniors and persons with disabilities they serve. The majority of this training was funded through a three-year, $11.8 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center for a pilot project called Care Team Integration of the Home-Based Workforce.
Position: Naming and Branding Consultant. Over the past several years our organization has steadily grown and in August 2018 established our first communications department, staffed at 1.2 FTE. We are in the process of developing strategic communications plans for each department. The primary challenge we are seeking assistance with is naming and branding. Our name is long and the acronym is difficult to pronounce. We need to change our name to something that better meets our needs. Also the names of our trainings were created for an audience of funders, so the students who attend our trainings don’t remember the name of the class. Our target markets for communication are narrow, and in the case of the home care and nursing home workers we serve, multi-cultural and multi-lingual, with widely varying levels of education and socio-economic experience. Our organization and program names need to translate into six languages – Spanish, Armenian, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean. Note we have our class instructors, graduates, and other staff that speak all six languages available to participate in the project.
Responsibilities: Assess our branding needs Lead develop of a process for picking a new name for our organization and a family of brand names for our programs Lead focus groups and or brainstorming sessions with staff, students Board members to ideate possible new names
Qualifications: High level branding experience Experience in naming organizations, products, and or programs Understanding of multicultural audiences
Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week for two months during regular business hours. Flexible with your schedule.
Description: Hi. I’m Alisa Rivera, the California Long-term Care Education Center’s (CLTCEC’s) new Communications Manager. We provide training to the state-funded home care providers who play a critical role in the lives of thousands of aging and disabled Californians who are some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Imagine having a job where you’re paid minimum wage yet hold people’s lives in your hands. Imagine dealing with body fluids, poo, bed sores, and getting an adult in and out of the bathtub—all before breakfast. Also imagine that your job makes you laugh and cry—and sometimes breaks your heart. That’s everyday reality for millions of caregivers. We want share that reality with the world--we just need the help of a videographer like you who can work with us in Los Angeles County. With the recent hire of a highly skilled, enthusiastic, and committed communications manager (that’s how my boss describes me), we are in the process of creating a comprehensive communications strategy for our organization. We recently launched a new website, are evaluating potential social media campaigns, and need more current content, including video content that emotionally engages stakeholders and clients in our work.
Position: Videographer. We are seeking a videographer and editor to help us create two professional videos approximately 2 minutes long that illustrate the day-to-day realities of caring for the elderly and disabled: · A caregiver-focused video that will be used to recruit caregivers to enroll in our education programs. · A funder and policy stakeholder-focused video that will be used to illustrate the importance and impact of our work and support our efforts to secure funding from stakeholders. I’ll be your primary contact. I have experience with conceptualizing video and with light video editing and can work with you to draft a script and interview participants.
Responsibilities: Guiding creation of the story-board and script with our Communications Manager · Assisting with evaluating and refining our list candidates to star in the videos · Shoot the videos on-site at locations in L.A. County, collaborating with the Communications Manager or director · Work with the Communications Manager to edit the video and sound to produce the final videos
Qualifications: Experience creating videos from storyboarding to shooting to final editing · Cultural sensitivity to people from different backgrounds and social-economic levels · Joy in working as a team
Time Commitment: 5-8 hours per week for 6 weeks, including writing a script, recording interviews with caregivers in their homes, and editing video – all in L.A. County (our office is in Rampart near Koreatown).
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. Senior leadership of both organizations is provided by Jay Levin, founder of the LA Weekly.
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 aprised of and lead/coordinate the leaders of the instituional 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.