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Earth Day with our L.A. Works Partners

Below we are featuring some of our amazing partners doing great work around Earth Day. Click on an opportunity below. 

Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival


We want to especially highlight The Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival hosted by KCET: a full-day festival on April 21st from 9:30am - 6:30pm of environmental screenings open to the public. There will be hundreds of VIPs, celebs, politicos, and local environmental leaders, participating. KCET has lined up some local celebs to introduce the films in advance. Change-driven organizations that include L.A. Works, the Sierra Club, River LA, Heal the Bay, Citizens' Climate Lobby and Project Save Our Surf will be on site to inform attendees what they can do to make a difference in our community. 

For tickets and information visit: kcet.org/green

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*L.A. Works Signature Project: Serve it up! Beach Clean up and Games

Project Description: Come on down to Hermosa Beach and Serve it Up. This is an opportunity for locals to share their community with others. We'll be layering a beach clean up with a volleyball tournament and beach games. This clean up is in association with Heal the Bay. The Volleyball Tournament: The volleyball tournament will raise money for an individual fighting cancer and Lunges4Lungs awareness lunge to spread awareness. Volunteers aren't required to donate or participate in the volley ball tornament. There will be classic beach games to play like spike ball, corn hole, volleyball etc. Schedule: The main clean up will take place 8am-10am. Beach Volleyball Tournament 10:30am - 7:30pm Beach Games All Day Opportunities to Participate All Day In Heal The Bay Beach Clean Up. If you can't make that time no problem at all there will be more than enough opportunities for you to get your clean on through out the day. Minors: Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. Dress Code: Casual Attire/ Beach Attire. Or a Costume.. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner 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.

Hermosa Beach, CA

5/26/18 8:00 AM +more

Outdoor Volunteer Day: Native Plant Nursery

Come volunteer with us at PVPLC's Native Plant Nursery! You will help transplant seedlings and prepare native plants to be planted in restoration sites around the Peninsula to improve wildlife habitat! The Native Plant Nursery is located in San Pedro on a secured Navy Fuel Support Point. All volunteers must bring a photo ID (driver's license or school ID) and must register 48 hours in advance to participate. Volunteers who do not sign up in advance and receive a confirmation will not be permitted to enter the Navy base. Your vehicle may be subject to search. Please arrive 15 minutes early to account for the security. Volunteers will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. Thank you for supporting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy!

Los Angeles, CA

5/26/18 9:00 AM +more

Beautify Lunada Bay

Beautify Lunada Bay Volunteer Day Sundays 9:00am - 12:00pm Location: 520 Paseo Lunado, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274 Please join us Sunday from 9am-12pm! We are partnering with Beautiful Lunada Bay to work on a new pilot project the first Sunday of every month! The long-term goals of this project are to restore attractive, locally native, drought tolerant plants to open space areas in Lunada Bay. Help restore this site for wildlife and the community to enjoy! The Beautify Luanda Bay Volunteer Day event will be open to all ages and skill levels. Thank you for your support! Please join us Sunday April 8th from 9am-12pm! We are partnering with Beautiful Lunada Bay to work on a new pilot project the first Sunday of every month! The long-term goals of this project are to restore attractive, locally native, drought tolerant plants to open space areas in Lunada Bay. Help restore this site for wildlife and the community to enjoy! The Beautify Luanda Bay Volunteer Day event will be open to all ages and skill levels. Thank you for your support! For more information and to sign up, please visit www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Palos Verdes Estates, CA

5/26/18 9:00 AM +more

Outdoor Volunteer Day: Portuguese Bend Reserve

Join us during our Outdoor Volunteer Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve. All of our Outdoor Volunteer days are open to all, no experience needed! We will be working on one of our many restoration sites to remove invasive weeds and plant/maintain native shrubs. Your work will help improve the land for people and wildlife alike! **Please be aware that this volunteer day includes a small hike to the restoration site (15 minutes). This event is not recommended for individuals who are unable to take part of a small hike. This event will meet at Del Cerro Park, next to Portuguese Bend Reserve at the intersection of Crenshaw and Burrell Lane. Thank you for supporting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy!

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

6/2/18 9:00 AM

Outdoor Volunteer Day: Alta Vicente

Please join us for our Outdoor Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve! We will be working to remove invasive weeds which degrade important wildlife habitat and will be replacing them with native, drought tolerant plants! Please meet us at the Alta Vicente trailhead next to St Paul's Lutheran Church at 31290 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Please do not park in the church parking lot. Park on the street. Extra parking can be found in Golden Cove Shopping Center. We will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. A reusable water bottle is recommended. Please sign up on pvplc.volunteerhub.com Thank you for volunteering to conserve the Palos Verdes Peninsula!

Rch Palos Vrd, CA

6/9/18 9:00 AM +more

Ballona Creek Cleanup!

The BCR Team and CivicSpark Fellows welcomes volunteers of all ages for this fun and worthwhile activity where the inland water and incoming tide meet---a special place of water, fish, birds, and plants---yet still too much concrete and mostly-plastic ocean-bound trash! It’s also a great way for students to earn community service credits! With the BCR-initiated Culver City ban on single-use polystyrene food and beverage containers now in place, we hope to see a little less polystyrene in future cleanups. BCR encourages people to share the Culver City website information with restaurants that don’t comply: https://www.culvercity.org/work/doing-business/city-ban-on-polystyrene-foodware As always, participants under 18 need waiver forms signed by their parent or guardian, available either on-site or at http://ballonacreek.org/wp- content/uploads/2016/01/cleanupwaiversfor-minors2015.pdf. Adult volunteers sign waivers on-site. Details: With a sunny Spring day expected, we recommend sunscreen, hats, and close-toed shoes (preferably water-resistant). Feel free to bring your own water in a reusable container and gloves. Water and gloves also will be available at the event, along with bags, grabbers, buckets, rakes, and educational displays. For more, go to http://ballonacreek.org/all-project-list/project-1/ Notes: Upon arrival, please note on the sign-in sheet your partnership with LA Works to accurately confirm your hours. If you fail to sign-in, your hours will not be counted.

Marina Del Rey, Los Angeles

6/9/18 9:00 AM

Grow Native Plants and Restore an Urban Park

Join us at the Audubon Center at Debs Park's nursery to cultivate native vegetation and recreate a natural, sustainable parkscape. WHO: The Audubon Center at Debs Park's mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world with nature-based education and community programs. WHEN: The 3rd Friday of every month at 9am WHERE: Northeast LA, exact address to be disclosed once you register below. WHY: Help maintain a school garden in order to provide nurishment & education for kids. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy to moderate REQUIREMENTS: Must be an RSVP Member ACCESSIBILTY: Street parking only. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner 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.

Los Angeles, CA

6/15/18 9:00 AM

Native Garden Volunteer Day

The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. We achieve this mission at the native garden days at Point Vicente Interpretive Center through community based native gardening. Program Description: Volunteers learn about California native gardening which gazing out at the Pacific Ocean at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. The garden provides important habitat for endangered species and inspires people to plant local. The volunteer maintenance of the garden is critical to it's success. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will be pruning, weeding, watering, spreading or collecting native seeds, learning irrigation systems, planting, and mulching the oceanside garden. Time Commitment: 2 hours. Requirements: Close-toed shoes, clothes for outdoor work. Benefits: Volunteers benefit by receiving a full training on proper garden techniques that they can use at home and enjoy an enriching educational experience in a beautiful setting. *This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

6/17/18 10:00 AM +more

Outdoor Volunteer Day: White Point Nature Preserve

Join us for our Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve! You will help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more! Your efforts will help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! White Point is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Enter the free parking lot from the Western Blvd as it turns into Paseo del Mar. We are located at the end of the road on the left-hand side. We will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. Thank you for volunteering!

Los Angeles, CA

6/23/18 9:00 AM

Outdoor Volunteer Day: Alta Vicente

The mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is to "preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all." Program Description: Please join us for our Outdoor Volunteer Day from 9am to 12pm at Alta Vicente Reserve! Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We will be working to remove invasive weeds which degrade important wildlife habitat and will be replacing them with native, drought tolerant plants! We will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. A reusable water bottle is recommended.

Rch Palos Vrd, CA

7/7/18 9:00 AM +more

*SPRUCE IT UP: Revitalize TreePeople Park

What: Maintain trails, plant, and tend the nursery at TreePeople Park. TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. Volunteer Project: L.A. Works volunteers come out to help maintain TreePeople Park, a 45-acre area that thousands of Los Angeles-area students visit every year to take part in environmental educational programs. Volunteers help maintain trails, remove invasive plants, re-grade slopes and tend the nursery. Special Note: This is a physically demanding project. This project will occur rain or shine. Age Requirement: Volunteers for this project must be at least 14 years of age. Minors: Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. 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. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner 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.

Beverly Hills, CA

7/14/18 9:00 AM

Outdoor Volunteer Day: White Point Nature Preserve

Join us for our Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve! You will help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more! Your efforts will help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! White Point is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Enter the free parking lot from the Western Blvd as it turns into Paseo del Mar. We are located at the end of the road on the left-hand side. We will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. Thank you for volunteering!

Los Angeles, CA

7/21/18 9:00 AM +more

Outdoor Volunteer Day: Portuguese Bend Reserve

Join us during our Outdoor Volunteer Day at Portuguese Bend Reserve. All of our Outdoor Volunteer days are open to all, no experience needed! We will be working on one of our many restoration sites to remove invasive weeds and plant/maintain native shrubs. Your work will help improve the land for people and wildlife alike! **Please be aware that this volunteer day includes a small hike to the restoration site (15 minutes). This event is not recommended for individuals who are unable to take part of a small hike. This event will meet at Del Cerro Park, next to Portuguese Bend Reserve at the intersection of Crenshaw and Burrell Lane. Thank you for supporting the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy!

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

8/15/18 9:00 AM

EMBARC - Shipboard Ocean Education Program

WHAT: Shipboard educational program for fifth grade through high school students WHEN: Takes place on weekdays, between 10am - 1pm, when classes are scheduled. WHERE: Marina del Rey WHY: Educate kids about the ocean, its resources, threats posed, possible solutions. Have them participate in onboard scientific activities. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Sitting/standing on a boat for three hours, talking to kids and leading them in activities REQUIREMENTS: Some training, familiarity with marine biology a plus

Marina del Rey, CA

Through 11/23/18

Special Event Planner

The Earth Rights Institute is looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to join our Event team to assist with organizing ERI African delegation from Cote d'Ivoire to officially visit Los Angeles for 3-4 days tour in Fall 2018. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: We need volunteers to work on our outreach to potential partners, develop a detailed program, coordinate marketing efforts, and interface with external stakeholders as needed to put on a one-day public forum at UCLA. Time Commitment: 10+ Hours per week (meet once a week in Santa Monica and work virtually). Requirements: Some experience in event planning/management, good organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, works independently as well as good as a team, bi-lingual English/French would be a great asset​. Benefits: This is a great opportunity to experience leadership in event planning in the LA region, as well as to work with major leaders in international development.

Santa Monica, CA

Through 4/3/19

Marketing/ Social Media Coordinator

The Earth Rights Institute is looking for volunteers to help with the outreach and on-the-ground promotion of our Africa delegation visit tour. You can expect to support our social media campaign and help with press releases and other local marketing outlets like radio, TV and online press. This position provides valuable experience for someone to take a lead in designing a marketing outreach plan. Qualifications: Some experience in local marketing for campaigns and events, good writing skills especially for press releases, understands how to best use social media to build support and visibility, likes to work as a team but self-driven. Time Commitment: 10+ hours per week

Santa Monica, CA

Through 9/12/18

Assistant Administrative Volunteer

The Earth Rights Institute is subscribed to numerous networks and online publications that need to be updated including sites such as Guide Star. We need someone who will help keep these online networks updated with our current programs and can help construct our quarterly e-newsletter. Skills in writing, organizing, and coordinating required. ​ Volunteer Requirements: We need someone who is experienced in writing and editing and has some background in administrative skills. This candidate should be self-driven as you will need to manage your own deadlines. If you are skilled using MailChimp, database programs, and who would enjoy outreach research to find other outlets for collaboration, we would love to hear from you. Time Commitment: 5+ hours a week.

Santa Monica, CA

Through 4/12/19

Online Educational Course Assistant

The Earth Rights Institute is looking for a volunteer to assist with updating their online course "Become a Leader in Sustainability" that is on the UDemy platform. Requirements: A volunteer is needed to help research the latest information to incorporate into their educational curriculum and revise educational videos. The program was developed to help engage individuals in better understanding sustainable development. You can expect to work directly with the Living Lab Program Director and Executive Director. Time Commitment: 5+ hours per week

Santa Monica, CA

Through 4/16/19