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Drew CDC Back 2 School Resource Drive-Thru 2020

Quick Overview: Come help at our Back 2 School Health and Resource Fair! Mission: Preparing the children of Watts-Willowbrook, Compton and South Los Angeles to succeed and thereby strengthen our community’s future. Organization Name and Website: Drew Child Development Corporation: http://www.drewcdc.org Impact: The health and resource fair is a way for Drew to pursue our mission of strengthening community through the success of the children within the Watts-Willowbrook, Compton, and South Los Angeles area. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Event Set-Up Event Clean Up Event Break Down Passing out of Food and Backpacks Directing people to the event Flyer Hanging Answering Questions for Guests Requirements: Volunteers will be asked to wear the company T-shirt Additional Details: WHEN: August 15, 2020 WHERE: 1770 e. 118th St. Los Angeles, CA, 90059 ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate to High Covid-19 Precautions: We are asking that volunteers stay home if they have been diagnosed with COVID-19 (symptoms of COVID-19) , if they are waiting for COVID-19 test results, or may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. · Encourage volunteers to bring supplies to help themselves and others stay healthy—for example, masks (bring extra), hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol, and drinking water. · Tables will be arranged to allow for social distancing. People from the same household can be in groups together and don’t need to be 6 feet apart – just 6 feet away from other families. · When guests arrive, minimize gestures that promote close contact. For example, don’t shake hands, do elbow bumps, or give hugs. Instead wave and verbally greet them. · Masks are required when less than 6 feet apart from people or indoors. · Masks and gloves will be provided on-site for guests or asking them to bring their own. · Hand sanitizer in addition to clearly marked hand washing areas will be provided. · Adequate soap or hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol will be available in the restrooms and there will be no outdoor lines. Cleaning supplies will be provided that allow guests to wipe down surfaces before they leave. · Guests are encouraged to bring their own food and drinks. · Touchless garbage cans or pails will be on site. · Commonly touched surfaces and any shared items between uses will be consistently wiped down throughout event. 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.

Los Angeles, CA

8/15/20 9:00 AM

⚙ BE A KID AGAIN: Fun and Games with Kids at Alexandria House

WHAT: Engage in fun activities with children from Alexandria House and the nearby community while their guardians attend the Saturday Thrift Sale event. ABOUT ALEXANDRIA HOUSE: Alexandria House is a transitional residence for women and children located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area. Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities. https://www.alexandriahouse.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Every 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month, Alexandria House hosts the Thrift Sale to provide essential household items and services to Alexandria residents and neighbors. During the event, volunteers help by supervising and playing with the children so their guardians can focus on getting what they need. IMPACT: Shopping [or doing anything!] with children can be challenging. Volunteers support guardians by keeping their children safe, occupied, and entertained so they can focus on sourcing what their families need. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be 18+ and embrace all ages, genders, cultures, languages, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations. 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 Alexandria House 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. 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.

Los Angeles, CA

9/12/20 8:30 AM + more

Volunteer with LA Gymnastics Special Needs Program!

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in strategic planning, experience being on a board of directors, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to youth with special needs, LASG is a great place to volunteer. Organization Name and Website: LA Gymnastics www.LAgymnastics.com Mission or Broader Program Description: LA School of Gymnastics is a USA and Olympic team training center for children in athletic sports such as gymnastics, cheer, dance and ballet. Programs are offered for special needs students from a wide range of backgrounds and age categories. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced executive management person who can help LASG with their strategic planning. The pro-bono strategic planner we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Each volunteer is matched to a position and will meet with the Executive Director to ensure completion of the project. Preparation and tidying up of classroom(s) in which the pupil(s) with special needs is/are being taught. Assisting children to board and alight from school buses. Where necessary travel as escort on school buses may be required. Special assistance as necessary for pupils with particular difficulties e.g. helping physically disabled pupils with typing or writing. Assistance with clothing, feeding, toileting and general hygiene. Assisting on out-of-school visits, walks and similar activities. Assisting teachers in the supervision of children with special needs during assembly, recreational and dispersal periods. Accompanying individuals or small groups who may have withdrawn temporarily from the classroom. General assistance to the class teachers, under the direction of the Principal, with duties of a non-teaching nature. (Special Needs Assistants may not act as either substitute or temporary teachers. In no circumstances may they be left in sole charge of a class). Where a Special Needs Assistant has been appointed to assist a school in catering for a specific pupil, duties should be modified to support the particular needs of the pupil concerned. Requirements: Experience in board of directors’ services and non-profits a plus Previous experience in strategic planning Proven record with developing and implementing a strategic plan Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus Covid-19 Requirements: LASG normally operates on a 5-hour window daily, but with the schools closed due to mandated closure, we will have the ability to operate in a 12-hour window in order to practice social distancing. We can greatly limit the number of people in the building and spread out far beyond 6 feet. We are also proud to have a cleaning system and a series of protocols and strict guidelines that are in place. 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.

Culver City, CA

Through 8/30/20

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 3-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. May, June, and July Programs. Our programs are 60 minutes long, one day a week, with 5 students, 5 Sages, and a facilitator. We chat as a community for 20 minutes, then each Sage is randomly paired with a student for 30 minutes in break-out rooms. We end with 10 minutes of wrap-up.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/20

Outreach Committee Member

Quick Overview: Recruit volunteers, assist with fundraising, propose partnerships and opportunities to the Board of Directors. Organization Name: Dynasty Youth United Association Impact: Dynasty's United Youth Association's mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and culture competence through academic instruction and mental conditioning. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health, and social needs are not being met and build a bridge of resources that helps students leverage their strengths and find a sense of true purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Work with board members to find volunteers, identify strategic partnerships, and assist board members in outreach activities. Requirements: Attend board meetings part-time, and set achievable goals in line with the vision set by the board.

Baldwin Hills, CA

Through 1/1/21

Help guide middle school students - all from the comfort of YOUR home!

Who are we?: Los Angeles Team Mentoring focuses on guiding middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments to recognize and reach their full potential. We’ve partnered with nine different LAUSD schools. How can YOU help?: Our team-based mentoring model gives you the chance to impact the lives of 12-15 students with the support of another adult mentor. As a mentor you will work with our kids to complete the activities in the provided curriculum and discuss the valuable life lessons learned from the tasks. Examples of these activities include topics in career readiness, self-esteem and confidence building, maintaining healthy relationships, and resolving conflicts/ disagreements. Oh, did we mention this is all done from the comfort of your home or office? All meetings with our kids will be done online through our mentor portal. All you need is a device with a camera and internet access! What perks do we offer?: Not only will you be able to make a difference with our kids, you will also have the chance to build your resume and gain real- world experience. You will be able to network with other mentors that are professionals in a variety of fields. LATM will happily write you a letter of recommendation upon request. This will be a GREAT opportunity if you are looking to be in the education, psychology, sociology, social work or child development field. What will YOUR impact be?: This will be the first year we launch our e-mentoring program. Our kids need positive role models now more than ever, and you can be part of this historic move! Despite not being a tutoring program, our mentored youth are more likely to graduate from high school, go to college, and receive higher grades compared to non-mentored youth. An hour of your time once a week can make all the difference! More details: The is a weekly commitment on a scheduled day and time-- on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm. Sessions are approximately 45-minutes long. There are also three Saturday virtual field trips/workshops-- approximately 90 minutes. Our program year goes from September 2020 to June 2021! To receive a New Mentor Application - contact korellana@latm.org -or- pgonzalez@latm.org for an application! Requirements: Have an electronic device with a camera and internet access Be 18 years or older Pass a criminal background check Provide two personal references Complete a 1-hour online mentor orientation Complete a 90 minute virtual mentor training Adhere to all program policies and procedures

Los Angeles, CA

Through 9/19/20

Communications Coordinator- Virtual

Quick Overview: Create and coordinate messaging for web, print, and other marketign materials for D.U.Y.A. and assist with communication to families, board members and donors. Organization Name: Dynasty Youth United Association Impact: Dynasty's United Youth Association's mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and culture competence through academic instruction. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health, and social needs are not being met and build a bridge of resources that helps students leverage their strengths and find a sense of true purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Manage social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin) for D.U.Y.A. Create content for sites and post on a scheduled basis Coordinate with our web developer to improve website and maintain it up-to-date Create promotional/informational flyers Requirements: Attend board meetings and set achievable goals in line with the vision set by the board. Additional Information: We meet twice a month via Zoom, and all tasks can be done remotely. We are hosting one event that is completely optional to attend. This will be a drive-through style backpack and back-to-school supply giveaway. It will be held in an open space and we are scheduling volunteers so no more than 4 people at a time are working it, and therefore can have social distancing space. Masks will be enforced at all times. If you are interested, please click Express Interest and a Volunteer Coordinator will email you with further information. 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.

Baldwin Hills, CA

Through 1/1/21

Board Member: Treasurer - Virtual

We are looking for a treasurer to join our Board and help with the following organizational needs: Safeguard the assets of the organization Maintain control over the receipt and disbursement of the organization's funds Serve as chair of the Finance committee Oversee the preparation of the annual budget Organization Name: Dynasty Youth United Association Impact: Dynasty's United Youth Association's mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and culture competence through academic instruction. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health, and social needs are not being met and build a bridge of resources that helps students leverage their strengths and find a sense of true purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Requirements: Attend board meetings and set achievable goals in line with the vision set by the board. Additional Information: We meet twice a month via Zoom, and all tasks can be done remotely. We are hosting one event that is completely optional to attend. This will be a drive-through style backpack and back-to-school supply giveaway. It will be held in an open space and we are scheduling volunteers so no more than 4 people at a time are working it, and therefore can have social distancing space. Masks will be enforced at all times. If you are interested, please click Express Interest and a Volunteer Coordinator will email you with further information. 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.

Baldwin Hills, CA

Through 1/1/21

Un-Silence Foundation: Virtual Volunteering with Music

Quick Overview: Help spread music education to students by creating reading material or a performance video! Mission: Un-Silence is a student-led nonprofit organization that strives to spread music education to more students around the world. Impact: You will help provide students the opportunity to further explore music by creating a system where these children can look for any music help or material. We are looking for volunteers who are able to create reading material covering topics such as music theory and music history. In addition, we are gathering high-school musicians to make videos of our performances to send out to children. By participating in this opportunity, you will help children who are missing the musical aspect of their lives. Volunteer Responsibilities: Create reading material (similar to a study guide) about one or more topics in music history or music theory OR Email us a video of you performing one or more pieces. We are planning to make a collage of performances to send to foster and senior homes. Requirements: Volunteers must be a current student, preferably a high-school student If interested, please click Express Interest and an Opportunity Coordinator will email you with further instructions.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 10/28/20