Event Description: On Monday, April 1st, join the L.A. Works RSVP Team to beautify a Title I high school in East LA. Title I schools have a high proportion of low-income students, and can always use some extra help. This special Day of Service is intended to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez and inspire a culture of service in the local community. The event will include light breakfast, lunch and painting activity.
Volunteer Project: Volunteers will participate in a special mural project to honor Cesar Chavez.
Check-in: Please arrive at 8:30 am.
Dress Code: Casual attire and sneakers (sturdy closed-toe shoes). Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Wear sunscreen, a hat and bring your own eco-friendly water bottle if you have one.
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.
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.
Use your personal experience to help youth seeking jobs.
WHO: The Boys and Girls Club runs a program for high school teens geared towards assessing their strengths and interests, building job search skills, and preparing to join the workforce. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the skills to apply for jobs or internships.
WHAT: As the culmination of this program, students participate in mock job interviews. Volunteers are needed to role play as employers during mock interviews.
REQUIREMENTS: For our RSVP volunteers - age 55 & over.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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