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

Join our Signature Program and learn how to ⚙ Advocate for Racial Justice
Sign up for additional information on special initiatives re: Black Lives Matter as they become available.
Become a Virtual Communications Coordinator for Dynasty Youth United Association

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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⚙ Pack Meals for the Disabled and Homebound

WHAT: Help pack delicious meals for the disabled and homebound, in partnership with the L.A. City Department of Disability and Khalsa Care Foundation. ABOUT KHALSA CARE FOUNDATION: Keeping with the Sikh tradition, Khalsa Care Foundation is dedicated to helping all people. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Join other volunteers in packing 3,000 delicious Indian, Thai, or pasta meals. Once done, they'll be picked up and delivered to individuals and families who are low-income, immigrant, disabled, or homebound. IMPACT: Before the pandemic, they served 1,000 meals per day. Now, demand has tripled! They greatly need your help. REQUIREMENTS: While volunteering at the temple, all volunteers must: cover their heads with a scarf or hat remove their shoes in the kitchen Volunteers aged 16-17 must bring a completed Minor Waiver Form, signed by a legal guardian. Minor volunteers who do not have completed forms will be unable to participate. 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. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator 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 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.

11/24/20 8:00 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 “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.

11/24/20 8:00 AM + more

Annual Thanksgiving Food and Turkey Giveaway

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. For Thanksgiving, we receive a limited amount of turkeys, hams, and other festive foods that we will be handing out. It should be a very busy day and a great way to give back during the holidays! Impact: Small food bank needs volunteers. 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.

11/24/20 8:30 AM

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 or Broader Program Description: 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 – Friday mornings. Tuesdays -Fridays are the biggest need currently. 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 of guardian. For safety, your tempature will be taken upon arrival. A mask and gloves must be worn during your shift and can be provided. Covid-19 Precautions: 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. Additional Details: Monday - Thursday shifts run from 8:30am–1:00pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm 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 “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.

11/25/20 8:30 AM + more

Thanksgiving Drive-Thru for the Boys & Girls Club

Quick Overview: This year, The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club Annual Thanksgiving event will be a Drive-Thru Giveaway. Program Description: The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club Annual Thanksgiving dinner feeds about 400 families in the community. Impact: As a volunteer, you can have a direct influence on a family’s life by welcoming them with a smile, assisting them, answering their questions, and providing them with much needed resources. It’s an opportunity to help those that have been severely impacted by Covid-19 and shine some positivity into their lives. Requirements: Volunteers will need to wear a face covering and gloves throughout the duration of their shift. Where: Lincoln Heights, exact address will be emailed to you once you register below Activity Level: Easy, requires standing all shift Requirements: Must be an RSVP member Accessability: Street parking only 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.

11/24/20 12:00 PM + more

⚙ THANKSGIVING OPPORTUNITY: Drop Off Sack Lunches for Skid Row

WHAT: Make and drop off Thanksgiving 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 8 am and 12 pm on Thanksgiving Day (11/26) 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... Turkey or Ham 2+ Thanksgiving side items food items kept in tupperware containers plasticware 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 SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks and gloves during food preparation. You must wash your hands before cooking and any time after touching your face. 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 gloves 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.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.

11/26/20 8:00 AM

Help provide food on Thanksgiving in Hollywood

Quick Overview: Help the Hollywood Food Taskforce distribute food on Thanksgiving to hungry families. Mission or Broader Program Description: The Hollywood Food Taskforce is a coalition of Hollywood focused nonprofits and faith based agencies working to connect food sources to serve those in need. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers are needed for the following roles: Health & Safety - ensure safe distance is being upheld and masks are being worn at all times. Will double back as set-up and clean-up crew Sanitizing - ensure that tables and workspaces are clean, new gloves are available Host - change table clothes, set placemats, napkins, flatware, and greeting cards between seating Runner - will ensure that every guest has what they need at each table Greeter - Will welcome everyone / take temperatures for everyone who enters, give out masks Meal Prep - Will be packaging the food Server / Floater - volunteers will ensure the bags are packed and handed to guests as they come up The day goes from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm but volunteers will be asked to serve a shift. Shifts are as follows: 7:30 - 3:00 (7.5 hours) 8:00 - 12:00 (4 hours) 11:00 - 3:00 (4 hours) There will be 3 site locations. All locations will be in Hollywood. When you sign up you will be assigned a location based on need. 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.

11/26/20 8:00 AM

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: - Cleaning: 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 due to the donation room & kitchen. - Hand out ready-made meals - Select clothing from the donation closet in the Church - At the End/Breakdown: throw away the garbage & taking them to the dumpster. If anyone uses the kitchen, wipe down the area & bathroom. Requirements: Volunteers will social distance by keeping 6ft from each other. All personal protective equipment, sanitation, and sanitizing materials are provided. Parking: St. James lot, on St. Andrews. Do not park on the street. 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

12/26/20 8:30 AM + more

⚙ SERVE IT UP: Prep and Provide Meals for the Homeless @ LA Mission

WHAT: Help prepare and serve the evening meal at L.A. Mission. Assist the amazing LA Mission kitchen staff with prepping hundreds of meals for community members. ABOUT L.A. MISSION: Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless living on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row. http://www.losangelesmission.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: L.A. Works volunteers bring a warm, hearty dinner to some of the 1,800 homeless served daily. Throughout the shift, volunteers help to prep the kitchen, prepare, serve, clean, and organize the kitchen. Volunteers may also help prep future meals or food materials alongside kitchen staff. IMPACT: Our volunteers are the heartbeat of Los Angeles Mission. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of our neighbors and friends in the Skid Row area. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must wear the following or they cannot participate: Long pants Closed-toe shoes Volunteers may not wear the following: Shorts, mini skirts Midriffs, tank tops, sleveless tops Tight or see-through clothing Sandals, open-toed shoes Dangling earrings Additional Requirements: Please do not sign up more than two weeks in advance of the project. Must be at least 16 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. No cameras - pictures are prohibited Must provide at least 48 hours of notice if you must cancel. We often have a waitlist and no-showing leaves us short-handed and isn't fair to our waitlist. SPECIAL NOTES: Free parking off Winston. Please approach the gate and say you're working for the mission. The entrance is on the backside of the mission. 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! *This project is managed by L.A. Works for L.A. Mission and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. 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 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.

1/9/21 3:30 PM + 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.

11/30/20 9:00 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.

12/1/20 9:00 AM + more

⚙︎ Prep Grocery Pickup for Low Income Families with LA Mas

WHAT: Help prepare LA Mas' Northeast LA Mercadito program and assist families as they pick up fresh produce. ABOUT L.A. MAS: LA Mas is committed to building initiatives that promote neighborhood resilience and elevate the agency of working-class communities of color. Their newly-launched Northeast LA Mercadito program sees 100 families being provided fresh and free produce items weekly. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: As part of the Northeast LA Mercadito Program, you will help set up the weekly food pickup, sort through produce to ensure families recieve quality food supplies, and assist families as they come to pickup food. You will also help with cleanup and/or teardown after the program ends. SHIFT-SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: 12-3 Shift: Help set up program/different food packages for families at beginning of shift 3-5 Shift: Help tear down market at end of program IMPACT: With volunteers’ help, community members are able to keep coming back to a reliable food source should it not be available in their home. Many community members that arrive to LA Mercadito are regulars and rely on the produce they provide to feed their families. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must wear the following or they cannot participate: Face Mask or Face Shield Closed-toe shoes Additional Requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. No cameras - pictures are prohibited Must provide at least 48 hours of notice if you must cancel. We often have a waitlist--no-showing leaves us short-handed and isn't fair to our waitlist. SPECIAL NOTES: Please park on these side streets: Gail, Blimp, Rich, or Pirtle. Please leave parking on Blake available for community/program participants. Do not park in front of driveways. Most Mercadito-served families are Spanish-speaking only, so please kindly ask others for help if you are assisting and do not speak Spanish. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the time/date you want below and click the Sign Up button! *This project is managed by L.A. Works for L.A. Mas and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. 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 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.

12/4/20 12:00 PM + 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.

12/5/20 9:00 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.

12/5/20 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!

12/5/20 10:00 AM + 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.

12/19/20 7:00 AM + more

⚙ 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 2/28/21

⚙ 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.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 1/1/21

Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club Food Distribution

Quick Overview: Help with various tasks in the Food Distribution center of Los Angeles Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club's mission is to enable and inspire youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible members of the community. Impact: Volunteers will be contributing to families and individuals that are in need of food during this time of crisis. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteer roles include: placing food in bags, distributing food to community, collecting information from food recipients, tracking data on spreadsheet, taking calls related to food distribution, and delivering meals to seniors. *Not all volunteers will do all of these, but we are looking for help with these different tasks. Hours: Thursdays from 2- 5:30 pm Covid-19 Precautions: * Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. 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 12/17/20

⚙︎LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Pack Meals for the Disabled and Homebound

WHAT: Don't just show up - step up. Lead volunteers in packing 3,000 meals for the disabled and homebound, in partnership with the L.A. City Department of Disability and Khalsa Care Foundation. ABOUT KHALSA CARE FOUNDATION: Keeping with the Sikh tradition, Khalsa Care Foundation is dedicated to helping all people. Before the pandemic, they served 1,000 meals/day. Demand has tripled! They greatly need your help. THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY YOU'D LEAD: "SERVE IT UP: Pack Meals for the Disabled and Homebound," is a brand new opportunity where 15-50 volunteers prepare and pack 3,000 meals every day. AS THE PROJECT LEADER, YOU'D BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: confirming volunteers beforehand orienting/training volunteers prior to event managing all communication with volunteers, Khalsa Care, and L.A. Works TIME: One day a week (M-F) from 8am - 11:30am. LOCATION: Pacoima PROJECT LEADER REQUIREMENTS: Must attend a virtual L.A. Works training Must commit to leading for a minimum of 3 months PROJECT LEADER BENEFITS: Gain marketable leadership skills Learn about the non-profit world from the inside Make a bigger impact Network with other people and groups committed to bettering Los Angeles INTERESTED? Click the Express Interest button below!

Through 12/31/20

Construction volunteers to build a dwelling unit for the Homeless

Quick Overview: Help construct a 984 sf house from start to finish including foundation, plumbing, framing, roofing, flooring, etc. Organization Name & Website: Care for Others Foundation www.careforothersfoundation.org Please contact James Holmes (310) 946-5034 or via email at jamesharley2013@gmail.com Mission: The Foundation’s main purpose is to create affordable housing, along with community development, for clean and sober living Homeless, Veterans, Seniors and Mature Adults. Our Foundation is in the heart of the community, with the community at heart. Impact: Your volunteer efforts with our non-profit Foundation will provide housing for six (6) Homeless/Veteran/Senior individuals. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers are only permitted by the city to work on the following days: Monday through Friday (7am – 9pm) Saturday or National Holidays (8 am – 6 pm) Sunday is not permitted In response to COVID-19 we are implementing health and safety requirements including wearing a face mask, social distancing protocols, non-touch temperature check and frequent handwashing/santizing. Requirements: Construction experience, Ages 18+, clean & sober, time/shift commitment (as available), sign up & interview with homeowner. In response to COVID-19 we are implementing health and safety requirements including wearing a face mask, social distancing protocols, non-touch temperature check and frequent handwashing/santizing. Additional Details: The groundwork (including permits & architectural design plans) is complete. All materials to be provided (as outlined in design plans) for this 984 sq. ft., 2-story, 3-bedroom ADU. Accessibility: Jobsite is easily accessible in backyard of property. Parking on street, some parking in driveway. When you click Express Interest, an Opportunity Coordinator will email you with further instructions. 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 12/18/20

Weekly Wellness Checks for PalsNPets in Hollywood

Quick Overview: PalsNPets is looking for two volunteers for two hours per week to do in-person wellness checks with our residents and their pets at our partner shelters in Hollywood. Organization: PalsNPets Website: www.palsnpets.org Mission: 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 Role & Responsibilities: PalsNPets is looking for two socially-engaged pet lover to spend two hours each week conducting wellness checks with our residents and their pets at two of our partner shelters in Hollywood: one at A Bridge Home-Hollywood Shelter, the other at PATH YMCA Women's Shelter. The volunteers will make note of any problems or needs of both the resident and their pet, and then communicate the status to PalsNPets so any necessary action can be taken. The day and time for the two-hour checks is completely flexible but once chosen should remain consistent from week to week. We ask for a minimum six-month commitment. Requirements: Compassion for unhoused individuals and an understanding that myriad life circumstances might lead someone to life on the streets. Love of pets. An easy and unflappable social demeanor. You will be dealing with people who are often very guarded so may act out or be uncommunicative; others are struggling with mental illness. Sense of humor and patience is a definite plus. Ability to commit to the same two-hour time period once per week for a minimum of six months. A resident of Hollywood or an adjacent neighborhood is ideal. No allergies.

Through 1/31/21

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

Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator for the Hollywood Food Coalition (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Use your grant writing expertise to help Hollywood Food Coalition serve and provide essential services to the homeless and other food insecure populations 365 days a year. Organization Name: Hollywood Food Coalition Organization Website: https://hofoco.org/ Mission and Program Description: The mission of Hollywood Food Coalition is to feed and serve the immediate needs of the hungry every night of the year so they can build better lives. Our vision is a city where everyone has food, community, and support. For 33 years, we have served a hot, nutritious dinner every night of the year to homeless and food insecure individuals. All our food is donated, and we share thousands of pounds of excess food with partner social service organizations all across the city. As an essential service, we have remained open during the COVID-19 crisis and will continue to serve those who struggle to access food for years to come. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for a volunteer coordinator who is eager to help HFC develop a system for recruiting, matching, and managing volunteers. The objective is to increase their capacity to engage and retain volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will: • Identify sources for potential volunteers and create a directory of these sources • Establish a protocol for volunteer recruitment • Interview, train, and match volunteers • Create a manual for standardizing the previously mentioned processes Desired Qualifications: • Strong team player • Working knowledge of MS Office • Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills • Experience in non-profit organizations and volunteer management a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 8-10 hours a week, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer for the Hollywood Food Coalition (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Use your grant writing expertise to help Hollywood Food Coalition serve and provide essential services to the homeless and other food insecure populations 365 days a year. Organization Name: Hollywood Food Coalition Organization Website: https://hofoco.org/ Mission and Program Description: The mission of Hollywood Food Coalition is to feed and serve the immediate needs of the hungry every night of the year so they can build better lives. Our vision is a city where everyone has food, community, and support. For 33 years, we have served a hot, nutritious dinner every night of the year to homeless and food insecure individuals. All our food is donated, and we share thousands of pounds of excess food with partner social service organizations all across the city. As an essential service, we have remained open during the COVID-19 crisis and will continue to serve those who struggle to access food for years to come. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced grant researcher and writer who can help HFC develop a grant calendar. The objective is to increase our pool of available donors as well as the number of grant applications we submit. The grant writer will meet with the Director of Development to: • Investigate and identify at least 20 new, prospective funding sources • Draft compelling grant proposal narratives and other correspondence to solicit grant funds • Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents • Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements • Establish a system for more efficiently finding and applying to grants Desired Qualifications: • Proven experience as a non-profit grant writer • Working knowledge of MS Office • Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills • Excellent writing, grammar, and research skills • Experience in philanthropy and non-profit organizations a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 8-10 hours a week, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.

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

⚙︎ LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Sack Lunches for the Hungry with Hollywood Food Coalition

WHAT: Lead/manage volunteers on an ongoing basis as they make and drop off sack lunches for people experiencing food insecurity and/or homelessness with Hollywood Food Coalition ABOUT 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 OPPORTUNITY YOU'D LEAD: In compliance with social distancing protocols, volunteers will make 10+ sack lunches at home and then drop them off at Hollywood Food Coalition. You won't be in contact with anyone, but can still have a powerful impact. IMPACT: Hollywood Food Coalition not only feeds 150 people nightly through their own efforts, but collects extra food supplies to disperse amongst dozens of other meal programs. This opportunity will ensure those organizations are well supplied and able to effectively serve as many people as possible. 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) 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. 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

Through 3/8/21

Christmas Program Office Help Needed

Quick Overview: Have time? Have administrative experience? We need help in our office Mission or Broader Program Description: St. Margaret's Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Inc., has served low-income and homeless families since 1987. The Center provides a comprehensive range of emergency and supportive services to about 10,000 unduplicated individuals annually in the Los Angeles "L.A.X." area, primarily those living in the cities or streets of Lennox and surrounding communities. During these changing times St. Margaret's Center has been on the front lines providing meals to those in need. For more information please visit our website: https://sites.google.com/site/smcxmas/Covid-19Response Impact: As LA County starts to reopen, we are going back to our normal services as well and we need help! We are a community resource center in Inglewood serving the local LAX community's poverty-level families by providing many services such as, food and diapers to families, sack lunches, hygiene kits and showers to homeless, and financial assistance to families in need. While it is necessary for us to go back to normal, we also need to ensure we meet the necessary precautions for Covid-19. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We need a volunteer to assist our front office staff with our annual Christmas Program. Help us by answering phones, making callbacks, mail invitations, etc... Requirements: Person would have to be willing to come into the office, have office experience, detail oriented, bilingual (Spanish) and commit to working through at least Mid-December. Contact: Yesica Villalobos, yvillalobos@ccharities.org or (310) 672-2208. Requirements: Office Experience, Available at least once a week, Monday through Friday, 8:30am-5pm. Have to come into the office.

Through 12/20/20

Website Designer

Quick Overview: We need a website designer to help us update our site to reflect our expansion during the past year - we've grown over 800% and would like our site to better reflect all that we're doing. FoodCycle needs to reach food donors, people looking for food, volunteers and financial supporters. Our site has multiple functions that need to be incorporated. Impact: FoodCycle rescues excess food that would have gone to waste and directs it to over 130 different organizations feeding hungry people throughout Los Angeles. We're currently providing the equivalent of 50,000 meals a week and keeping 60,000 lbs of donated from going into landfills every week. Food thrown into landfills releases greenhouse gases and contributes to climate change. FoodCycle has a dual mission of ending hunger and helping fight climate change. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Design website Requirements: Should be familiar with Wordpress site

Through 11/30/20

⚙ 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 MIDNIGHT MISSION: 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

2020 Thanksgiving Fun Homeless U.S. Vets Feeding Tour

Quick Overview: Join the fun of joyfully feeding our beloved homeless U.S. Vets and other beloved homeless peoples on Skid Row Impact: We joyfully bring together volunteers to serve our beloved homeless community with a smile, empathy and resources to inspire the hope and love that motivate our homeless U.S. Vets and other homeless people to positively get back into society ASAP. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will joyfully bring a cooked food dish that volunteers will serve with a smile. Then they will clean up, take a group picture and hear a 5-minute verbal invite to volunteer throughout the year. Requirements: To get the Zoom link for orientation, call 626-277-3457 ask for Coach Ron the one and only. Each adult volunteer is asked to bring an ID, passport or school ID to site and $20 to cover a background check Each volunteer is asked to bring a cooked food dish that you will serve To participate you need to get the Zoom link for orientation Accessibility: Street parking and wheelchair accessible and we'll be joyfully outside in open space Additional Description: Joyfully bring your smiles, a cooked food dish and positive support as we joyfully serve 2020 Thanksgiving Fun to our beloved homeless U.S. Vets and other beloved homeless people living on the streets of Skid Row. The pandemic has made it very clear that our beloved homeless peoples are hurting and need some help from volunteers this holiday season. Thanks for your positive support and look forward to seeing you all there. 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 11/29/20

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