AT L.A. WORKS BLACK LIVES MATTER

For nearly 30 years L.A. Works has worked in partnership with organizations that address homelessness, at-risk youth, hunger, poor quality education, environmental injustice, and more... all serving a disproportionate number of people of color. The status quo is not working. With your help, we are continuing to identify ways that we can best leverage volunteer power and the resources at our disposal to address systemic racism in our community. Creating volunteer programs and experiences infused with discussions, learning, and advocacy to advance social change is at the very core of our mission.

Our Featured Projects Supporting Black Lives

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Help Black lives by volunteering to stop the education gap

"Black students not only have less rigorous core academic content, but they also have less access to a broad and enriching curriculum. African American males are 9 percent more likely to be expelled for average behavior issues" according to CalFund. Volunteering for our education projects helps black lives, please join one of our partner organizations in service.

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Hunger and Homelessness

According to Feed America, more than one in four African-Americans, 27 percent, or 10 million is at risk of hunger. Because of the systematic issues, there is no one way to tackle this issue, but volunteering at some of our hunger and homelessness projects can begin to repair the problem.

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SOVA Food Pantry in Van Nuys

Quick Overview: Volunteers prepare groceries to clients in need that will either be picked up by them or delivered to their homes. Mission: Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a multi-service agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. Impact: We rely heavily on volunteers at SOVA in order to meet the increased demand of food insecurity in the community at this time for seniors, those experiencing homelessness and families. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: At SOVA in Van Nuys, volunteer shifts are Sunday – Thursday mornings. Mondays -Thursdays are the biggest need. Volunteers assist with a variety of tasks such as: packing food bags, restocking and passing out food to clients. ** Ideally, we prefer if volunteers could select a day they can consistently volunteer for the entire month (longer if possible). (For example every Tuesday morning for the next month.) This consistency is most helpful to the staff and program, if possible. Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old and stay for the entire duration. Those under 18 must have the permission of a parent or guardian. For safety, your temperature will be taken upon arrival. A mask and gloves must be worn during your shift and can be provided. Covid-19 Precautions: There is a sign-in system for all staff and volunteers to use as they enter the facility. The purpose of this is to help to improve the safety of all JFS sites. Instructions on what to do will be posted at SOVA and the staff on site will help you if needed. Temperature will be taken upon arrival, masks and gloves will be worn by staff and volunteers (and can be provided on-site) and social distancing will be practiced by all in the warehouse. For clients picking up food in their car, groceries will be placed in the trunk by the volunteer. LA County guidelines for individuals traveling outside of the Southern California region is that they quarantine upon return. Keeping in line with these guidelines, any volunteers who travel outside of Southern California will not be allowed to return to any of our sites until 10 days after their return date. If a volunteer becomes symptomatic or tests positive for COVID-19, they will have to stay out a minimum of 10 days from the date of their COVID-19 test or the onset of symptoms, and be symptom free 24 consecutive hours. Additional Details: Monday - Thursday shifts run from 8:30am–1:30pm and on Sunday from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Volunteers must stay for the entire duration. ***Please note that we are unable to fulfill court ordered community service or court mandated hours. This includes any volunteer hours that need to be completed related to the legal system.******* All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

3/2/21 8:30 AM + more

Bagging Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Produce

Quick Overview: Mondays 9a.m.-12p.m: Volunteers are needed to bag produce (fruits and vegetables), so the bags can be ready for our public food distribution events. Impact: Heart of Compassion is dedicated to being a lighthouse of hope and help for Montebello and our local communities. We rely on our valuable volunteers to help us achieve our mission of Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. We currently provide loads of groceries for more than 400 families weekly at our public food distributions. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers are responsible for safely handling food products, such as fruits and vegetables, as they bag and prepare it for our public distributions. Volunteers are responsible for following their team leader's directions and having a good attitude. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs old to work in our warehouse. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes for working in the warehouse, wear modest clothing, wear a mask and gloves (gloves are provided if needed), allow staff to check their temperature upon arrival, check in and out with the office every day they volunteer, be willing to stand for long periods of time, and let the office know if they cannot attend their scheduled shift. Accessibility: Let us know if you need accomodations in order to volunteer with us. If you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 323-727-7997. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

3/1/21 9:00 AM + more

Food Distribution **URGENT**

Quick Overview: Our Saviour Center’s Food Pantry was founded in 1985 and today distributes over 227 tons of food to the food insecure in the San Gabriel Valley. All persons facing food insecurity are welcome at Our Saviour Center. At least (2) bags of food are given per household, once a week. Food is intended to be taken off-site and consumed elsewhere. This is a food pantry, not a food kitchen. Impact: Small food bank needs volunteers. Be a part of a team of only 25 volunteers who make a difference every Tuesday and Thursday. See the human side of a food pantry! Your volunteer participation makes a difference! Volunteers will be contributing to those families and individuals that are in need of food during this time of crisis with Covid-19 Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Social Distancing Monitors – Bilingual Spanish or Mandarin or Korean or Vietnamese preferred. Position requires monitoring and enforcing the 6’ social distancing formation of clients as they wait in line for their food distribution. These positions are outside. Parking Lot Monitors – Direct Food Pantry clients who are arriving and departing via car. These positions are outside. Check-in – Again, bilingual Spanish or Mandarin or Korean or Vietnamese preferred. Position verifies client ID and notates client’s visit to the Food Pantry on that specific day. Fulfillment and Distribution – Ability to fill and lift 10-20 pound bags of food for distribution to clients. Food Bag Distribution – Ability to carry (2) 20-pound bags of food to clients who are waiting in their cars. This is a new process added due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Requirements: Be available 8:30am to 1:30pm Food Pantry Distribution Schedule: Tuesdays, 10:00 – 1:00 and Thursdays, 10:00 – 1:00 We are a drive through distribution Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and because of COVID-19, we prefer volunteers be younger than 50 (for the protection of the volunteer). Food Pantry Distribution Schedule: Tuesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm Thursdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm All volunteers will be given gloves and face masks as personal protection equipment. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing. In the event of rain, volunteers need to wear rain gear and bring their own umbrella, as they may have a volunteer activity that requires them to stand outside. With this said, we will do our best to station first-time volunteers inside. Additional Details: Parking on lot is available. Accessibility: Bilingual volunteers is a plus. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

3/2/21 8:30 AM + more

Food Distribution Volunteers

Quick Overview: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9a.m.-12p.m. We need volunteers from to help load shopping carts and vehicles with groceries during our public food distributions. Impact: Heart of Compassion is dedicated to being a lighthouse of hope and help for Montebello and our local communities. We rely on our valuable volunteers to help us achieve our mission of Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. We currently provide loads of groceries for more than 400 families weekly at our public food distributions. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers are responsible for gently handling food products, such as bagged fruits and vegetables, as they load them into shopping carts and/or vehicles during our public food distributions. Volunteers must follow safety directions. Volunteers are responsible for following their team leader's directions and having a good attitude. Volunteers must also be flexible if asked to work in a different area. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to help with our public food distributions. Volunteers must wear a safety vest (provided if needed), wear closed-toed shoes, wear modest clothing, wear a mask and gloves (gloves are provided if needed), allow staff to check their temperature upon arrival, check in and out with the office every day they volunteer, be willing to stand/walk for long periods of time, and let the office know if they cannot attend their scheduled shift. Volunteers may need to lift/load heavy boxes. Accessibility: Let us know if you need accomodations in order to volunteer with us. If you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 323-727-7997. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

3/2/21 9:00 AM + more

Serve our unhoused community - Shower of Hope at St. James Church

Quick Overview: At St. James Episcopal Church, assist our unsheltered population in Mid-City with accessing mobile shower stations provided by Shower of Hope, grab & go meals, and donated clothing Impact: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are seeking sanitation, meals, and clothing. Your efforts will help provide them with these necessities. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As an overview: - Preparing the parking lot as a safe "waiting area" for the showers: Setting up chairs, sanitizing/wiping them down, picking up trash, cleaning the area - Hallway attendant/monitors bathrooms: Make sure that the area will be secure, safe from congregating. - Hand out ready-made meals - Select and distribute clothing from the Clothing Shed in the parking lot - At the End/Breakdown: collect chairs and return to inside. Wash utensils used for food distribution. Wipe down the surfaces. Take trash to dumpster. Requirements: Volunteers will social distance by keeping 6ft from each other, wear mask covering nose and mouth at all times. Personal protective equipment, sanitation, and sanitizing materials are provided. Parking: Street parking is available on St. Andrews and neighboring streets.. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge I am aware and understand I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities

4/10/21 8:30 AM + more

⚙ STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food with L.A. Regional Food Bank

*UPDATE: The LA Regional Food Bank is still committed to getting food to those who need it during the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of volunteers is our top priority and we are taking necessary precautions listed below. WHAT: Help provide L.A.'s homeless community with access to food by volunteering at a local food bank ABOUT LARFB: LARFB provides food support to numerous community agencies serving Los Angeles, ranging from large homeless shelters that feed hundreds of people a day to small daycare programs. It is the second largest foodbank operating in the United States. https://www.lafoodbank.org/ * If you're looking to volunteer at LARFB's Commerce location, please follow this link: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C3l00000iCnHN VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Come on down with fellow L.A. Works volunteers to sort, stack and shelve valuable food to distribute to the hungry throughout Los Angeles. Make someone's day or dinner! IMPACT: Volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is one of the best volunteer opportunities in LA. By donating a few hours of your time, you’ll help us provide food for the 2 million people in Los Angeles County who face food insecurity. Volunteers help us by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need. REQUIREMENTS: ALL volunteers must bring a signed L.A. Regional Food Bank Image Release Form and L.A. Regional Food Bank Waiver Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. Dress Code: Casual attire and closed-toe shoes. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, open-toed and high-heeled shoes are prohibited. *NO WALK-INS ALLOWED. EVERYONE MUST REGISTER BY 12 NOON THE THURSDAY BEFORE* REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, has also committed to: Implementing social distancing measures. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Providing hand sanitizer pumps. Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility once an hour, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces. Providing gloves to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and to elbow bump instead of shake hands. 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 info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

4/3/21 9:00 AM + more

⚙ STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food at LARFB in Commerce

*UPDATE: The LA Regional Food Bank is still committed to getting food to those who need it during the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of volunteers is our top priority and we are taking necessary precautions listed below. WHAT: Help provide L.A.'s homeless community with access to food by volunteering at a local food bank ABOUT LARFB: LARFB provides food support to numerous community agencies serving Los Angeles, ranging from large homeless shelters that feed hundreds of people a day to small daycare programs. It is the second largest foodbank operating in the United States. https://www.lafoodbank.org/ *If you're looking to volunteer at LARFB's Los Angeles location, please follow this link: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0CA0000008bhqoMAA VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Come on down with fellow L.A. Works volunteers to sort, stack and shelve valuable food to distribute to the hungry throughout Los Angeles. Make someone's day or dinner! IMPACT: Volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is one of the best volunteer opportunities in LA. By donating a few hours of your time, you’ll help us provide food for the 2 million people in Los Angeles County who face food insecurity. Volunteers help us by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need. REQUIREMENTS: ALL volunteers must bring a signed L.A. Regional Food Bank Image Release Form and LA Regional Food Bank Waiver Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. Dress Code: Casual attire and closed-toe shoes. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, open-toed and high-heeled shoes are prohibited. *NO WALK-INS ALLOWED. EVERYONE MUST REGISTER BEFORE 12 NOON THE THURSDAY BEFORE* REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, has also committed to: Implementing social distancing measures. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Providing hand sanitizer pumps. Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility once an hour, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces. Providing gloves to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and to elbow bump instead of shake hands. 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 info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

3/6/21 9:00 AM + more

⚙ Help the Hungry with Phone Calls and Research

WHAT: Help the hungry find food by calling, emailing, and researching food pantries and soup kitchens for Food Oasis. ABOUT FOOD OASIS: Food Oasis is a website created by Hack for LA that aims to make it easy for people to both access and donate food, closing the food redistribution loop. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY: This virtual volunteer opportunity occurs via Zoom. It starts off with a training where you'll learn about food insecurity and also how to gather the needed information. After that, you'll all spend an hour doing independent research. Finally, all volunteers will regroup to discuss. In the following week after the session, you are expected to follow up with any organizations you didn't catch. Weekdays are usually good. IMPACT: Los Angeles county has the largest number of food insecure people in the nation and yet wastes over one million tons of food a year! Your research will put mechanisms in place to stop that. REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to follow up with any non-responsive organizations throughout the following week. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button!

3/6/21 10:00 AM + more

FOOD FOR THE SOULS

Quick Overview: Volunteers will assist in handing out free lunches to the homeless community. We will drive to areas in South Los Angeles to feed people in need. Impact: With food insecurity becoming a bigger problem and as the unhoused population in LA grows, you'll directly help provide a much-needed meal to members of our community who so desperately need it. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will hand out "Hot Lunches to homeless communities in South Los Angeles and Mid-Downtown Los Angeles, also give water, snacks, (backpacks and blankets on some events). Please have a friendly smile, wear mask and gloves at all times. We will practice the 6ft distance and regulations at all times. This is particularly important because unhoused populations are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe! Requirements: Please bring photo ID. Wear comfortable attire; jeans and sneakers are OK. You must have your own transportation for all event dates If you are under 18 yrs old, you must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in giving back to the local community, click Sign Up below. Please contact footprintsaroundtheworldinc@yahoo.com for any questions. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 aand that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

3/26/21 12:00 PM + more

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Quick Overview: Volunteers will assist in handing out free lunches to the homeless community. We will drive to areas in South Los Angeles to feed people in need. Impact: With food insecurity becoming a bigger problem and as the unhoused population in LA grows, you'll directly help provide a much-needed meal to members of our community who so desperately need it. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will hand out "Hot Lunches to homeless communities in South Los Angeles and Mid-Downtown Los Angeles, also give water, snacks, (backpacks and blankets on some events). Please have a friendly smile, wear mask and gloves at all times. We will practice the 6ft distance and regulations at all times. This is particularly important because unhoused populations are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe! Requirements: Please bring photo ID. Wear comfortable attire; jeans and sneakers are OK. You must have your own transportation for all event dates If you are under 18 yrs old, you must be accompanied by an adult. If you are interested in giving back to the local community, click Sign Up below. Please contact footprintsaroundtheworldinc@yahoo.com for any questions. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 aand that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

3/26/21 12:00 PM + more

Volunteer with our Food Pantry Program

Quick Overview: Bagging canned and nonperishable food items, Bagging Produce and Met for walkup and home delivery clients Mission or Broader Program Description: The Food Pantry Program at First AME Church of Los Angeles is a project of the Sarah Allen Women’s Missionary Society to provide low income families with groceries on the fourth Saturday of each month. This includes van deliveries to the homebound and disabled senior clients requesting aid as well as walkup clients from the community. Impact: Your volunteer efforts directly assist low-income families and homebound and disabled seniors by providing them greatly needed food each month. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Five volunteers are needed maximum per month.. Arrival time is 7:00am to help with the bagging of groceries and produce for the home deliveries. Volunteers are also needed for the walk up clients; food will distributed promptly at 9:00am. COVID19 Requirements: Due to the current pandemic, we are only seeking volunteers within the following parameters: Volunteers who are healthy and showing no signs of illness. Volunteers who are not members of high-risk groups for COVID-19 (high risk groups include those 60+, with underlying health conditions, or who are pregnant). Volunteers age 18 or older Must wear gloves (and masks preferred) while serving clients and handling grocery items. (Gloves will be provided onsite if volunteer does not have any) All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

3/27/21 7:00 AM

⚙ Create Care Kits for the Homeless

Quick Overview: Want to help your neighbors experiencing homelessness during COVID-19? Assemble kits for our community's most vulnerable; individuals and families who have/are experiencing homelessness. Mission: PATH's mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. Since 1984, PATH has worked across the state of California to deliver life saving services. While the rest of California stays at home, many of our homeless neighbors don’t have anywhere to turn. PATH will remain on the front lines to help our most vulnerable through street outreach, case management, and food support. We need volunteers like YOU to help us by sending life-saving supplies to those most in need. Impact: PATH serves over 20% of the homeless population in California, through nine interim housing shelters, 14 supportive housing communities, and dozens of outreach teams hitting the streets each day. All of these services will continue through the COVID-19 crisis. Many of those living on the streets are older, sick, or have underlying health issues. This is the group of people who are at the most risk of COVID-19. Now more than ever PATH's work is saving lives, with your support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Care Kits For Outreach As you shop for personal hygiene items, pick up a few extra supplies to help individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Urgent Needs: Hand sanitizer Soap & shampoo Cleansing wipes Socks & cold weather clothing* Blankets* Non-perishable snacks & bottled water *For health and safety reasons, all Care Kit items must be new & unopened. Welcome Home Kits For PATH Families Every week, PATH moves dozens of previously homeless families off the streets and into homes. Help our new residents feel safe and comfortable in their new home by providing a "Welcome Home Kit" filled with basic home goods, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies. Welcome Home Kits are critical, especially amidst all the uncertainty of the global health pandemic. These kits not only meet our families’ essential needs, but they ensure that their space truly feels like home. Urgent Needs: Bedding Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat) Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, uensils) Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste) Cleaning supplies School Supplies Target/Department Store gift cards *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened* Food Support Kits For Seniors Our neighbors living in supportive housing are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. We are in need of non-perishable food donations, so that they may remain safe and healthy in their homes. When you are next out grocery shopping, please consider filling your basket with a few extra food items and/or cleaning supplies to help our most vulnerable neighbors stay healthy. Food support bags can be assembled in cardboard boxes or reusable grocery bags. These kits will be distributed directly to those most in need. Urgent Needs: Cereal Rice or pasta Canned goods Non-perishable snacks Cleaning supplies *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened* Requirements: Feel free to get creative with these kits! Handwritten notes boost morale and let our neighbors know they are not alone.

Through 8/28/21

⚙ Drop Off Sack Lunches for Skid Row

WHAT: Make and drop off sack lunches for people experiencing homelessness near the Midnight Mission. ABOUT THE MIDNIGHT MISSION: Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction. Our emergency services and 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain healthy, productive lives. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: In compliance with social distancing protocols, you'll make 10+ sack lunches at home and then drop them off at the mission between 7am and 11am. (You can drop off later than 11am, but meals will be given out the next day.) You won't be in contact with anyone, but can still have a powerful impact. IMPACT: The Midnight Mission is a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider. They need your help now more than ever - they went from feeding roughly 400 people at each meal to feeding 1800 people each meal. And with food supplies scarcer than before, the Midnight Mission needs your help feeding the hungry. REQUIREMENTS: Sack lunches should consist of... Ham, turkey, or beef sandwich with light mayo/mustard (To be cautious of nut allergies, we request no peanut butter and jelly sandwiches please) 2+ side snacks (chips, fruit, granola bars, cheese, etc) No need to include beverages or napkins (those are covered by the Mission) REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6-foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. SPECIAL NOTES: In addition to your sack lunches, any donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated. Disposable, multi-compartment to-go food containers Disposable lunch bags Disposable utensils (forks, spoons, knives) Loaves of bread Plastic wrap Produce bags Re-sealable storage bags Single serving beverages Antibacterial disinfecting wipes Disposable gloes EPA approved antibacterial disinfecting cleaners Hand sanitizer Infrared no-touch thermometers Surgical masks 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 an accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.co

Through 6/1/21

Pro Bono Administrative Manager for PalsNPets

Quick Overview: Provide administrative expertise at a nonprofit that serves unhoused people and their pets as it expands to more shelters in Los Angeles and more cities. Organization Name: PalsNPets, Inc. Organization Website: https://palsnpets.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: PalsNPets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to unhoused pet owners and their pets, providing services specific to the needs of this group through partnerships with shelters. Pets are often the only thing an unhoused individual has to care about, and many shelters don’t allow pets. Working with shelters to make them pet-friendly also allows us to work with these individuals who are often the most in need and often have a higher potential to build a better future…two lives at a time. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: PalsNPets is a young nonprofit that is quickly growing and is looking for an Administrative Manager manager to assist. We are in the process of opening our fourth shelter in Los Angeles and are looking to expand further both here and in other cities. The Administrative Manager will manage volunteers and create a system for collecting and documenting information the volunteers receive during resident check ins, among other duties: ● Organize documents and information received from residents ● Organize receipts, tax documents, contracts, and other paperwork ● Oversee the staffing of three new employees ● Other organizational duties as required Requirements: ● Good communication and writing skills ● Detail oriented and well-organized Volunteers can work remotely. The time commitment is flexible, ranging from 2-4 hours per week.

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Human Resources Researcher for PalsNPets

Quick Overview: Provide human resource and researching expertise at a nonprofit that serves unhoused people and their pets as it expands to more shelters in Los Angeles and more cities. Organization Name: PalsNPets, Inc. Organization Website: https://palsnpets.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: PalsNPets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to unhoused pet owners and their pets, providing services specific to the needs of this group through partnerships with shelters. Pets are often the only thing an unhoused individual has to care about, and many shelters don’t allow pets. Working with shelters to make them pet-friendly also allows us to work with these individuals who are often the most in need and often have a higher potential to build a better future…two lives at a time. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: PalsNPets is a young nonprofit that is quickly growing and is looking for a Human Resources Researcher to assist. We are in the process of opening our fourth shelter in Los Angeles and are looking to expand further both here and in other cities. We are also hiring our first employees and the goal of this project is to develop an actionable employee handbook with standard operating procedures that observe California rules and regulations policies. The HR Researcher will be working alongside a lawyer on the board to: ● Research and compile list of California policies and rules & regulations ● Develop an employee handbook with the organization’s systems, processes, and protocols Requirements: ● Past service in an HR role, professional development facilitator, and/or operations manager ● Knowledge of best practices in staff management and development Volunteers can work remotely. The time commitment is flexible, ranging from ADD TIME a week/month.

Through 6/30/21

⚙ End Food Waste by Transporting Unused Food

WHAT: End food waste by delivering extra food to soup kitchens and pantries! Then, participate in impactful FoodCycle Driver "Happy Hours" to connect with other drivers and discuss your impact. ABOUT FOODCYCLE LA: FoodCycle LA is committed to sourcing food supplies for local food banks and is coordinating donations from grocery stores, restaurants, warehouses, and others to be dispersed to various partner entities, who in turn put food in the hands of those most in need. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: After signing up, you will input your location and availability in an app called ChowMatch, that will match you to donation partners and delivery times that work for you. Food donations will total no more than 50 pounds. IMPACT: 1 in 7 people and 1 in 5 children are food insecure in Los Angeles county. COVID-19 is putting even more people at risk of going hungry, with lines at local food banks increasing significantly. Because of the pandemic, we’ve lost many volunteers that can no longer assist because they are at an at-risk age group. Now more than ever, we need new volunteers that can deliver food to our neighbors in need! REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must: not have been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. 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 info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Express Interest button below! By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am signing up Activities that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with a third party Agency or Organization, and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction over the site where these Activities take place. The site of these Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 3/20/21

⚙ Drop Off Sack Lunches for Hollywood's Hungry

WHAT: Help get food into the hands of those in our community who desperately need it. Make sack lunches in your home kitchen to be dispersed by Hollywood Food Coalition. ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FOOD COALITION: Since 1987, Hollywood Food Coalition has ensured that those in need receive a warm, nutritious meal. They also provide daily needs such as clothing, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals. Their new program, the Community Exchange, collects food and other donated goods and distributes them to dozens of other organizations in need. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an in-home volunteer opportunity. You’ll purchase food items in order to assemble a minimum of ten (10) sandwich sack lunches. You’ll then deliver the packed lunches to the Hollywood Food Coalition’s drop-off site at the Methodist Church. They will in-turn, distribute the lunches to those in need. Lunches should be dropped off between 12pm and 2pm for distribution that day. Unfortunately, they cannot accept donations before Noon and after 2pm, due to staffing limitations. IMPACT: Your lunches will be shared with one of the more than 30 participating organizations that HFC is working with (My Friend's Place, A Community of Friends, Bel-Air Board and Care, Village Family Services, and many, many other terrific social service organizations, whose populations are now receiving better and more consistent food deliveries because of HFC's work). With food insecurity becoming an even bigger problem, you'll directly help to provide a much-needed meal to the members of our community who so desperately need it. DATES: Bi-weekly, every first and third Friday, starting November 20, 2020 TIME: Drop off 12pm - 2pm REQUIREMENTS: Sack lunches should consist of... Turkey, chicken, ham, beef, salami or cheese sandwich with light mayo or mustard. PB&J is also welcome, but please label lunch sacks, so these aren’t accidently distributed to anyone with nut allergies. 2+ side snacks such as: fruit (banana, orange or pre-washed apple), granola bar, fruit snacks, individually wrapped cheese, chips etc No need to include a beverage, napkins or utensils (those will be provided), but please label your lunch sacks to note the type of sandwich included. HAVE FUN packing the lunches whether you do it alone, with family or with your “COVID pod”. And don’t forget the sandwich bags when you shop! PARKING: Contactless drop-off. Volunteers will be met by a rep from Hollywood Coalition and will not need to leave their cars. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks 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 an accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Express Interest button below and the Opportunity Coordinator will follow up with your next steps. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 5/7/21

Office Assistant

Quick Overview: Working with BTH staff, Bridge to Home Office Corps members provide direct assistance to the case managers, office staff, and clients in order to provide a functional surrounding where volunteers, and staff can work directly with clients in a safe and more homely functioning environment. These services can include medical appointment setting, job searches, mail collections, basic phone calls, and more. Impact: As the office sees many clients daily, having a team of office volunteers will give more time for the office staff to engage with new and existing clients. When clients are given more attention, they feel more cared for, positively impacting their overall mood. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Assists the receptionist is providing basic clerical responsibilities such as filing, mail collection and sorting, file dismantling, answering phones, alphabetizing new files, etc. Assists the receptionist in warmly greeting clients, staff, and guests as they walk in the door, directing their needs to the proper staff. Assists the receptionist with mail sorting. Assists case managers when their appointments arrive. Assists clients in accessing the computers and helps them with computer needs. Maintains lobby appearance and center cleanliness. Neatly organize office supplies that have been purchased or donated. Distribute lunches and other requested supplies to clients. Ensures that each client signs in on the proper form and is greeted properly. Assists Access Center staff in maintaining COVID-19 safety guidelines. Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months – one of which must be from a professional or education resource (supervisor, professor, etc.) Be able to commit to a minimum of one (1) shift per week Demonstrate social sensitivity when dealing with organization clients Maintain confidentiality at all times Must pass a background check Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to staff, clients, and other team members Desired Qualifications: Proficient in computer programming software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Adult CPR and First Aid certified ​COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 12/31/21

Case Management Assistant

Quick Overview: Working with Bridge to Home staff, Housing Corps members help homeless clients move from homelessness to permanent housing through meaningful resource support and impactful connections with community members. Impact: When clients can get assistance filling out their basic paperwork for necessary housing requirements and build meaningful relationships with volunteers in the process, it removes barriers giving Case Managers time to see more clients. In addition, volunteers become a trusted resource for clients, rebuilding connections between clients and community members. This also helps close the socioeconomic gap between homeless clients and the stigma attached to that circumstance. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: As a Housing Corps member, volunteers will help the Case Managers with the following tasks: Assist clients in completing paperwork for securing identification and supporting documents Learn about the housing and intake process and assist Case Managers in reiteration and support. Assist in communicating an understanding of Bridge to Home’s policies and housing protocol with clients. Check in with clients for in-office appointments and following up on progress. Ensure clients have access or knowledge of essential community resources. Assists in organizing and completing client files. Engage with Bridge to Home clients to work on building meaningful connections that will establish trust. Navigate the countywide Homeless Management Information System database. Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months Be able to commit to a minimum of four (4) hours per week Demonstrate social sensitivity when dealing with organization clients Must pass a background check Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to staff, clients, and other team members Ability understand written and oral instructions to make quick and reasonable decisions and conclusions Additional qualifications: Proficient in computer software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) Adult CPR and First Aid certified COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 12/31/21

In-Kind Donations Team Member - Virtual AND/OR Live

Quick Overview: Working with Bridge to Home staff, In-Kind Donations Team Member volunteers will provide direct assistance to all pillars of the organization in order to support programming, shelter function, office tasks, and newly housed clientele. These donations are to be gathered from community outreach efforts in order to involve and engage individuals, businesses, school groups, and congregations in the organization and provide a sense of unity within the community. Impact: As each pillar of programming requires specific needs, in-kind donations not only engage the community in supporting the organization and connect us to those members, but also supports programming by allowing us to direct funds to other, more pressing needs. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Gather a list of needs from each organization corps and prioritize the requested donations. Work with the Shelter Manager and Housing team to develop a list of needs from newly housed clients and prioritize those requests. Reach out to community members, groups, businesses, congregations and other resources in order to request donations for program needs and newly housed clients. Assist in the coordination of donation pick up and deliveries according to prioritized tasks. Pick up and deliver donations to the proper location for program use. Track all donations by type and department within the organization. Send an immediate “Thank You” letter or email to the donor(s). Ensure that all donor information has been recorded correctly (name, email address, phone number, physical address, business name if applicable, etc.) Send donation updates to requesting parties such as status of donations and when to expect them. Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months – one of which must be from a professional or education resource (supervisor, professor, etc.) Have some weekly availability to pick up and deliver donations Demonstrate social sensitivity when dealing with organization clients Maintain confidentiality at all times Must pass a background check Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to Bridge to Home staff, clients, volunteers, and community members COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 12/31/21

Group Instructor - Virtual AND/OR Live

Quick Overview: Group Instructors provide educational programs, life-skills development, and other developmental activities that assist in providing the foundation for a safe shelter and moving from homelessness to housing. Impact: Instructor-directed activities in areas of interest to clients encourage them to become engaged and comfortable in a classroom and other settings. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilties: Group Instructors develop classes, workshops and group experiences in areas including but not limited to the following: financial management and literacy, maintaining an apartment, current events, sports related topics, community resources, shopping on a budget, fitness and exercise, cooking, self-care, systems navigation and more. Select a designated date and time that you can commit giving advanced notice to shelter clients and guests. Develop and lead each class with enough time to set up and prepare necessary materials to be successful. Engage with shelter clients and guests, taking questions and gauging client needs - adapting the curriculum if needed to meet client expectations. Report on attendance, outcomes, and related information to staff. Provide a follow-up for clients on the subject matter (if needed). SAMPLE CURRICULUM IDEAS: Arts & Crafting (painting, drawing, coloring, sculpting, etc.) Basic Life Skills (sewing, cooking, budgeting, etc.) Job & Career Skills (resume writing, resume editing, job searching, submitting applications, interview skills, etc.) Hygiene Skills (proper care for feet, oral, body, etc. and why it is important, etc.) Health, Nutrition & Wellness (some easy tips on getting enough vitamins, foods to eat on a budget, exercise classes, etc.) Substance Abuse (run a support group, tips to fight addiction, tips for getting through a tough time, etc.) FUN (magic, card games, craft projects, seasonal fun, etc.) Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age Have three (3) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months, one of which must be from a professional or educational resource (supervisor, college professor, etc.) Experience instructing groups in the area of expertise Present curriculum to the Volunteer Coordinator prior to commitment Be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) hours per week or a designated schedule based on subject matter Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to appropriately and successfully ensure the client needs are met COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 12/31/21

Donations Coordinator

Quick Overview: Working with BTH staff, Bridge to Home Office Corps members provide direct assistance to the case managers, office staff, and clients in order to provide a functional surrounding where volunteers, and staff can work directly with clients in a safe and more homely functioning environment. These services can include medical appointment setting, job searches, mail collections, basic phone calls, and more. Impact: As the office sees many clients daily, having items organized and an abundance of donations available, will ensure that client’s basic needs are met. This will allow professional staff to give more time and attention to clients that come to the office for assistance with pressing needs pertaining to housing and education goals. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Donation Organization The Bridge to Home offices receive numerous amounts of in-kind and material donations weekly. The Donation Coordinator will assist in the office with the following: List and organize existing donations in the Bridge to Home offices including clothing, toiletries, and food items. Check perishable items for expiration dates and discard anything unusable or past the printed dates. Check clothing for size and condition (i.e. no holes or frays, no stains, cleanliness, etc.) and organize. Organize and distribute donated food items safely. Determine donation needs of essential items and help plan donation solicitation. Donation Pick Up & Delivery Assist The Bridge to Home offices as we frequently receive calls for donations that can be picked up from the donor and dropped off directly to the families we service. Follow up and help track donors who have given in-kind donations. Assist the fundraising staff accounting for in-kind donations and formal “Thank You” outreach. Assists with donation pick-ups and help determine the most efficient donation pick-up and drop-off routes. Pick up all requested donations from donors. Deliver all requested donations to recipients. Track all donations that have been delivered by recipient from donor and provide a receipt to that donor upon request. Assist the fundraising staff accounting for in-kind donations and formal “Thank You” responses. Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months – one of which must be from a professional or education resource (supervisor, professor, etc.) Be able to commit to a minimum of one (1) shift per week Maintain confidentiality at all times Must pass a background check Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level Have a clean driving record. (DMV printout required) COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 12/31/21

Housing & Landlord Relations Team Member

Quick Overview: Working with Bridge to Home staff, Housing Corps members help homeless clients move from homelessness to permanent housing through meaningful resource support and impactful connections with community members. Impact: Clients are more successful when they have a team supporting their housing goals. Having someone to assist with searching, viewing, and communicating with landlords and property managers will help Case Managers dedicate their time tending to client support needs. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilties: Housing Search & Touring Conduct internet searches for affordable housing and proper placement for Bridge to Home clients that meet their budgeting limitations. Identify sources of housing location websites and update the information (i.e. Zillow, Zumper, Craigslist, etc.) Call and/or email housing listings to verify the contact information and property pricing information are correct, and what amenities and/or utilities are included (if any). Put together lists for Case Managers with essential information to pass on to clients that are actively seeking housing. Schedule property viewings for Case Managers and clients based on the criteria of each client. Ensure clients have a clear understanding of Bridge to Home’s policies and housing protocol. Landlord Relations Meet with the individual Case Managers of Bridge to Home and collect case information as it pertains to connecting with landlords and apartment managers. Call and/or email landlords and apartment managers to verify rental listing information and create a personal connection to bridge our organization with the client, adhering to required confidentiality and discretion requirements per Bridge to Home’s policies. Verify necessary application information with the landlord or property manager (i.e. driver’s license, proof of income, etc.) Accompany clients and Case Managers on site visits and assist Case Managers with client advocacy. Follow up with landlords or property managers for rental decisions and maintain landlord relationships. Assists in the development and maintenance of landlord and property management excel spreadsheet or database. Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months Be able to commit to a minimum of eight (8) hours per week Must pass a background check Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to appropriately and successfully ensure the client needs are met Ability understand written and oral instructions to make quick and reasonable decisions and conclusions COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 12/31/21

Education Leader - Virtual AND/OR Live

Quick Overview: As part of the Bridge to Home Shelter Corps team, Client Education Specialist Volunteers work with clients residing in the BTH shelter as well as community guests to be academically successful. This position empowers individuals on their educational journey, assisting in the breakdown of potential barriers and encourages successful completion of coursework. Impact: Clients are often behind on education trends in adult schools. Returning to school after an extensive absence can leave them feeling “defeated” before they even begin. An Education Specialist with knowledge of academic processes who can assist the clients through the process will increase their success rate of enrolling and actually completing coursework to improve their educational standing, giving them better opportunities as they enter the workforce or pursue better jobs and careers. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Encourage client enrollment in adult school or college courses that they are interested in. Be able to enroll all interested individuals by the due dates and arrange payments for any courses with management. Work one on one with clients who are enrolled in adult school or other educational resources to improve their educational standing. Assist enrollees in obtaining Chromebooks when available to attend online classes and complete assignments. Have an understanding of adult learning cycles and how to apply them to shelter clients. Have an understanding of educational trends such as online education portals and resources. Assist in the advancement of client education through tutoring in a variety of subjects. Follow up with all clients enrolled in schooling through the semester to ensure they are staying on track with their courses and offer any support to contribute to their successful completion. Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age Have two (2) character references dated within the past 12 months Be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) hours per week Have demonstrated knowledge in basic academic areas such as math, sciences, and English Basic knowledge of school enrollment processes Must pass a background check Additional Information: Shelter Corps voluteers supplement shelter staff in the daily operations of the facility so that staff and clients have additional time to engage in educational resources, life-skills development, meals, and other developmental skills and activities that assist in providing the foundation for a safe shelter and moving from homelessness to housing. COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 12/31/21

Engagement Team Member

Quick Overview: Hand in hand with BTH staff and our homeless neighbors at the shelter, Bridge to Home Shelter Corps members provide educational resources, life-skills development, and other developmental skills and activities that assist in providing the foundation for a safe shelter and moving from homelessness to housing. Impact: When clients are able to engage in a variety of opportunities and activities that stimulate their mind and learn a useful skill, it will empower them to continue gaining valuable experiences being offered. When they are able to connect with community members and volunteers, they will also feel a sense of being valued, boosting their confident and building their self-esteem. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Work with the Activities Coordinator and BTH staff to provide valuable ideas and input for engaging and useful activities for the shelter residents. Assist in the scheduling of activities when needed. Encourage and engage clients and guests to participate in the provided opportunities. Work one on one or in small groups with clients to provide encouragement, conversation, or wholesome companionship interactions pertaining to appropriate topics (school, work, family, hobbies, etc.). Provide an engaging opportunity among residents, clients, and staff such as a coffee hour, puzzle assembly, or playing table games (scrabble, cards, etc.). Demonstrate sensitivity on current events and how they may affect the client’s engagement. Inventory any materials that are needed or used for scheduled activities and report it to the Shelter Manager. Using positive methods, encourage clients as they proceed through the steps of the housing process. Share any valuable community resources with staff and clients that will support any current client needs. Be mindful of clients’ current goals and aspirations, following up with the steps in their process to reach these milestones and support their journey. Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age Have two (2) character references dated within the past 12 months Be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) hours per week Must pass a background check COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 12/31/21

⚙︎Make No-Sew Blankets for the Formerly Unhoused

WHAT: Make no-sew blankets for Hope of the Valley's new tiny home community for the unhoused. ABOUT HOPE OF THE VALLEY RESCUE MISSION: Our mission is to prevent, reduce and eliminate poverty, hunger and homelessness. We do this by offering immediate assistance and long-term solutions. We are a faith-based independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that does not discriminate based on gender, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious affiliation or lack thereof. Our services are grounded in a deep respect for the dignity inherent in each human being. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: The residents of these new tiny homes need blankets! You will make no-sew fleece blankets at home and drop them off on our drop-off day, Saturday 2/27. (The pattern and drop-off location will be sent in your confirmation email.) REQUIREMENTS: Able to obtain/purchase materials (fleece, scissors, measuring tape/ruler) Able to drop off completed, washed blankets to TBD valley location on Saturday 2/27, 8am - 12pm. We're unfortunately unable to accommodate drop-offs outside this window. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not have been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not have been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks if you've tested positive for COVID, you must have had a NEGATIVE since then wash your blankets before dropping them off 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 an accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Cick the "Express Interest" button below and we'll email you with next steps.

Through 3/18/21

Pro Bono Grant Writer for FoodCycle LA (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Provide grant and funding research support to this valuable organization and its programs. Organization Name: FoodCycle LA Organization Website: https://www.foodcyclela.org/ Organization Mission: Feeding hungry people, preventing food from going into landfills, and combating climate change. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents Draft proposals and other correspondence to solicit grant funds (work with ED, edit documents) Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements Ensure proposals and grant reports are submitted by the deadline(s) ​ Requirements: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience as a nonprofit grant writer preferred Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficiency in writing, communications or relevant field Time Commitment: flexible, minimum 3+ hours each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers need to be mindful of deadlines.

Through 6/30/21

Virtual Mentors: Empower Families Who Have Exited Homelessness

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are embracing a virtual mentoring process in which our training, mentor kickoff meeting, and all mentor activities will occur virtually. After COVID, all mentors will begin the "in-person" chapter of their mentee relationship. WHO: Imagine LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of family homelessness and chronic poverty via a supercharged blend of mentoring and social services. WHAT: We are actively seeking volunteer mentors: individuals from all walks of life who are committed to fighting intergenerational poverty and homelessness in Los Angeles and play an essential role in fulfilling our mission. Our mentors are eager to work in a team of like-minded peers and commit to a long-term volunteer position that’s incredibly fulfilling. WHERE: This is a virtual opportunity during COVID-19 and can be done from anywhere, including the comfort of your home. After COVID passes, all mentors will start the "in-person" chapter of their relationship. COMMITMENT: Mentors commit to twice-monthly sessions, for up to 18 months, based on the family's needs. HOW: Imagine LA’s professional staff of social workers trains all Volunteer Mentors on our innovative Family Empowerment & Mentorship model, which utilizes intensive family case management and supercharges it with mentorship and access to private and public resources. We then match our Volunteer Mentors with families who have experienced homelessness and are now housed. Working in teams, they ensure the families maintain their housing, attain self-sufficiency, and thrive. WHY: Thanks to the support of volunteers like you, all Imagine LA Families remain in housing; incomes are up 71%; kids are thriving in school and graduating; and all receive regular medical care and are building crucial wellness habits. 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 info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS: Email Kim Kirui at kimberly@imaginela.org. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button below. You can learn more by visiting http://action.imaginela.org/mentor_overview.

Through 3/23/21