Children & Youth Education


Youth volunteerism and service
Engaging and encouraging youth volunteerism and development

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⚙︎ Tutor Kids in a Transitional Shelter

WHAT: Provide tutoring and homework assistance to recently homeless children at LA Family Housing. ABOUT LA FAMILY HOUSING: LA Family Housing helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty by providing housing with supportive services. This location houses families who are transitioning out of homelessness in motel-style apartments. VOLUNTEER PROJECT: Every Friday for the remainder of the school year, LAFH is offering academic help to the kids in their transitional shelter. By providing one-on-one in person tutoring and homework support, you will help these children stay on track academically despite the large transitions they're undergoing. IMPACT: Last year, LAFH helped put 11,000+ people on the path to permanent housing; many of whom are children. No child’s access to education should be jeopardized due to their housing status. You'll provide critical supplemental academic support to ensure that children in these highly vulnerable families have the tools they need for academic success. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: 18 years and older. volunteers who can commit to several sessions are extra valuable and establish stronger relationships with the kids This is an in-person opportunity that will be hosted outside. Mask wearing will be required at all times. Since residents are adjusting from homelessness and/or mental illness, some good practices are: to provide a listening ear instead of advice to respect their privacy by refraining from photos have a good time! QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you'd like to attend from the drop down menu below and click "Sign Up." 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.

Los Angeles, CA

2/12/21 2:30 PM + more

⚙︎ Virtual Tutoring

WHAT: Tutor 1st - 8th grade students in all subjects. ABOUT PROJECT 614: The mission of Project 614’s Virtual Tutoring Center is to close the gap in academic readiness for under-resourced children and restore confidence in their ability to succeed. We encourage students at their current skill level. We empower parents to support their children by sharing resources. We demonstrate empathy and compassion with our words and actions. We celebrate student progress! VOLUNTEER PROJECT: After completing this orientation, you will meet with your student 1-2 times per week based on your availability. Sessions are 45minutes - 1 hour, depending on the families’ preference. You will also be given access to resources to meet your students’ needs as well as a “session journal” to help track your student's growth. IMPACT: This year has highlighted many injustices in our nation, one of which lies within our public education system. Project 614 partners with volunteers and other local programs to assist in making quality education more accessible. Volunteers like you help bridge the education gap. Let’s build together! ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Prior to attending this orientation, volunteers must: Complete our interview process Complete a background check QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you'd like to attend from the drop down menu below and click "Sign Up."

Virtual, CA

1/23/21 11:00 AM + more

COVID-19 Virtual Tutoring Solution for Underprivileged Children

Quick Overview: Tutors are needed to support underprivileged children online with core courses, such as reading and math. Online tutor sessions will be 90 minutes each based on your availability during the week. Mission or Broader Program Description: Joseph Learning Lab is an educational outreach nonprofit organization. We are on a mission to close the learning gap, reduce the dropout rate, and develop students of all ages and diverse backgrounds by allowing them an equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. We tutor and mentor underprivileged children, who are being left behind the learning curve. Impact: Volunteers will help students in elementary school with homework and core courses so they can grasp learning concepts to improve their confidence, grades and test scores. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will tutor children in 3rd - 6th grade with the use of Google Classroom/Meet tutoring sessions. The tutor sessions will be based on your availability for 90 minute sessions each. Requirements: Volunteers are expected to complete an application/background check process before tutoring with JLL. Orientation/Training will be provided by JLL Nonprofit.

Long Beach, CA

Through 6/18/21

Adults Empowering Teens: An Online Program

Sages & Seekers is a free award-winning program designed to bring together teens and Seniors to share their unique gifts. In tribal cultures, the Elders have a vital and important role; they are the keepers of the memories and the wisdom. You, our Seniors, have so much to offer the world; your maturity and experience allows for a larger perspective of life from which our teens can learn. We are launching 4-Week & 6-Week ONLINE Programs, 60 minutes a week. The lack of authentic conversation and connection is impacting humanity in profound ways. Loneliness has the same impact on mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. We will coach you on how to set-up and use Zoom if needed! The Art of Conversation – reclaiming authentic connection! The upcoming program topic we explore will be “Relationships”. Share your life experiences with interested teens. Programs start every month - Join us! Our programs are 60 minutes long, one day a week, with 5 students, 5 Sages, and a facilitator. We chat as a community for 15 minutes, then each Sage is randomly paired with a student for 40 minutes in break-out rooms. We end with 5 minute of wrap-up.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Administrative Manager for Novelly (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for an expert on operations to help us as we transition. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Novelly is undergoing a period of transition from being a small team of volunteers and contractors to being a large team of full-time staff and more volunteers. We’re experiencing growing pains (good problems during such uncertain times!) and we’d love some support. We need a volunteer who will: Support our CEO in building an evaluation process for staff and CEO Write non-discrimination and personnel policies Write job descriptions for all staff Support our CEO in building an organizational culture handbook Requirements: Experience with non-profit operations Experience with startups Passion for the civic education of youth Time Commitment: Flexible, 1 hour per week (including support calls with the CEO) September to February (5 months) Perks: As a sign of our appreciation and as a welcome to the Novelly family, all professional and college volunteers receive Novelly swag and a free ticket to one of our virtual events.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Graphic Design Volunteer with Ed-Tech Nonprofit (Virtual)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a graphic designer who can support the CEO in creating graphics and marketing content for Novelly. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. Who are we looking for? Graphic design volunteers are an integral part of the Novelly communications team. We are looking for motivated individuals to help level-up our branding’s quality and consistency in order to reach more youth across the country. What are the responsibilities? Graphic designers will develop the creative content for our social media channels, website, Novelly Chapters materials, and app. This includes, but is not limited to: - Novelly’s “What To Say When” social media graphics In-app book cover designs - Website banners infographics - Chapter recruitment flyers - Marketing/social media toolkits What are the qualifications? - A commitment to and passion for youth-driven social justice activism - Experience with Canva (bonus to have Adobe Creative Suite experience) - Strong time management and communication skills; ability to work independently - Experience creating illustrations (desired) What is the commitment? Graphic designers would commit to completing 1-3 design projects per month remotely. To apply, please send a resume and portfolio to amanda@novelly.org.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

SPEAK! Leadership Academy Coach- Virtual (college students only)

Quick Overview: We are looking for leadership coaches who can train high school students in leading conversations about social issues. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. What is an SLA Coach? An SLA coach is a college student who trains future Novelly chapter leaders to have conversations with their peers about social issues that are challenging but important to discuss, such as climate change, police brutality and rape culture. They host online calls, where high school students practice navigating those conversations with each other and under their guidance. What are the responsibilities of a SLA Coach? Each SLA Coach is assigned a group of 5-6 high school students each semester and are responsible for these tasks: - Attend (Virtual) Orientation (Week 1) - Facilitate The Program (Weeks 2-7) - Facilitate 6 calls with your group of students - Monitor and grade their assignments on Google Classroom - Evaluate Your Students (Week 8) What is the commitment? An SLA Coach is expected to commit 3-5 hours per week for 8 weeks for at least 1 semester (fall, spring and/or summer). To apply, send a resume and cover letter to becky@novelly.org.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Operations Assistant for Children's Institute, Inc. (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for help in revising our volunteer handbook. Organization Name: Children’s Institute, Inc. Organization Website: https://www.childrensinstitute.org/ Mission: Founded in 1906, Children’s Institute (CII) is the largest agency of its kind working to transform the lives of children exposed to adversity and poverty in Los Angeles. By providing early education, behavioral health and family strengthening services, Children's Institute reaches 26,000 children and families annually in communities where support is needed the most. CII also leads the way in trauma-informed care and evidence-based clinical treatment by training thousands of professionals and caregivers throughout the year. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Like many organizations, Children’s Institute, Inc. has been working to adapt to today’s changing landscape. Because these changes include an increase in virtual volunteering, we are looking for an Operations Assistant who can help revise our volunteer handbook to include the new types of volunteer. The Operations Assistant will: - Research best practices for managing digital volunteers - Review & update the current volunteer handbook, which was last updated August 2017 - Revise the handbook language to reflect new guidelines and requirements for virtual volunteering Requirements: - Passion for supporting and advocating for children Strong writing skills - HR and or Legal background preferred Time Commitment: Flexible, 5 hours per week. Project would ideally be completed in 1 month.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21