WHO: Los Angeles Public Library Adult Literacy Services 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.
Help youth move toward positive, healthier life choices and realize their full potential. New Earth Organization runs a variety of programs serving youth ages 16-25 who have experienced the foster system, incarceration, school expulsion and other life obstacles.
Project Description: Attend an orientation and initial interview with New Earth Staff to find the volunteer role that's right for you. Whether you want to teach a workshop to inspire and share your gift with youth or lend a helping hand and shoulder of support at the center or in a classroom, there is a role for you. Volunteers can serve as workshop leaders for their Ready-to-Work program, digital media and visual arts mentors for their Explore program, and in other administrative and supportive roles. Volunteering is the pathway to long-term mentoring relationships with youth at New Earth.
Requirements: Must be able to commit to a regular schedule for at least 3 months, details to be determined. Volunteers will need to submit resume prior to interview.
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.