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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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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

1/20/19 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

2/16/19 9:00 AM +more

MLK Jr. Day of Service

Please join the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for MLK Jr. Day of Service at White Point Nature Preserve on Monday January 21st from 9am to 12pm. Help beautify the native demonstration garden, benefiting local wildlife and our community! What you will do: Tasks will include planting native shrubs, seeding wildflowers, laying mulch and removing invasive weeds. Plus there will be snacks and give aways! Requirements: You will be working outside so please wear closed-toe shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water. * Any volunteer 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. Sign up at: www. pvplc.volunteerhub.com *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.

Los Angeles, CA

1/21/19 9:00 AM

Habitat Restoration at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!

Quick Overview: Help beautify and restore the natural flora and fauna of Debs Park. We ask you to join us in removing undesirable weeds and watering our native restoration areas. With your help, we can make Northeast LA a bird friendly community. Mission or Broader Program Description: The Audobon Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. The nature-based education and community programs at Debs Park are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society, and is a vital part of Audubon’s national outreach initiative to engage Latino audiences. The Center, which is surrounded by predominately Latino neighborhoods, is a unique gathering place and dynamic focal point for outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation action. Impact: We are a field program of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the country. We are situated in the largest piece of public open space in the lower Los Angeles River Watershed. The Center is a vital and unique gathering place for the Northeast LA community. Our mission is to inspire people to experience, understand, and care for the local natural world. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join us in and around our native plant nursery where we propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair, seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! We need you, but more importantly, our neighBIRDS need you! Requirements: Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

Los Angeles, CA

1/23/19 9:00 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

1/26/19 9:00 AM +more

Volunteer Trail Watch Training

Volunteer Trail Watch Program Training Why: Like to enjoy the trails? Want to volunteer on the Preserves to protect habitat and wildlife? Make a difference by becoming a Trail Watch Volunteer! What you will do: • Receive certification following two, four-hour training sessions • Volunteer on the Preserves four hours a month • Help educate users on the preserve rules and proper trail use • Offer assistance to those who are lost, need water, etc. • Submit your observations from the trails online TRAINING WORKSHOPS SATURDAY JAN 26 and FEB 2 9:00 am to 1:00 pm RSVP: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com For more information contact: Brittany Goldsmith at bgoldsmith@pvplc.org

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

1/26/19 9:00 AM

Restoration Intern

The PVP Land Conservancy is currently recruiting for Restoration interns. This is an unpaid position. The restoration program intern will work under the direction of the Volunteer Coordinator to help lead Outdoor Volunteer Days held every Saturday at various preserves and help maintain and monitor restoration projects. Tasks will include monitoring restoration sites prior to volunteer days, non-native, and native plant identification, restoration task leadership during events, leadership support at special events, and surveys of high-priority restoration projects during the week. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to: Brittany Goldsmith Volunteer Program Manager 310-541-7613 x 215 bgoldsmith@pvplc.org * Any volunteer 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. This position can start anytime and is open until filled.

Rolling Hills Estates, CA

1/26/19 9:00 AM

Native Garden Intern

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is recruiting native garden interns at our White Point Nature Center's Native Demonstartion Graden. This is an unpaid postion. The PVPLC engages volunteers in the development and maintenance of native plant gardens in order to demonstrate how gardening with native plants is beneficial for the environment. The Native Plant Garden Intern will work under the direction of the Garden Manager and Stewardship Associate to learn about native plant gardening practices to enhance the visual aesthetic of the White Point Native Plant Garden in San Pedro. Tasks will include pruning, mulching, trail repairs, and planting shrubs. All skills will be taught by the Garden Manager and tools will be provided. Internship runs from approximately mid September thru mid December, however hours and start date is flexible. Time Commitment: 3 months, at least 6 hours a week. Start anytime. Open until filled. Requirements: • Must be at least 16 years old *Any volunteer 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. • Experience with horticulture, gardening, or native plants is a plus • Ability to work outdoors all day, lift 40 pounds, and work in a team and individually Send application with a cover letter and resume to: Brittany Goldsmith Volunteer Program Manager 310-541-7613 x 215 bgoldsmith@pvplc.org *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.

Los Angeles, CA

1/26/19 10:00 AM +more

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

2/2/19 9:00 AM +more

Trail Work Intern

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is recruiting Trail Program interns to work throughout the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. This is an unpaid postion. Trail Interns will work under the direction of the Stewardship Manager and Field Operations Specialist to assist with a variety of trail repair and trail maintenance projects. Work will be conducted on the nature preserves and work sites will vary daily. Tasks include data collection, trail engineering, and adaptive management of our 40 miles of trails to promote responsible recreation and patron safety. Time Commitment: 3 months, at least 6 hours a week. Start anytime. Open until filled. Requirements: • Must be at least 18 years old * Any volunteer 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. • Experience with horticulture, gardening, or native plants is a plus • Ability to work outdoors all day, lift 40 pounds, and work in a team and individually Send application with a cover letter and resume to: Brittany Goldsmith Volunteer Program Manager 310-541-7613 x 215 bgoldsmith@pvplc.org

Rolling Hills Estates, CA

2/9/19 8:00 AM

Trail Crew Intro Class

Mission: 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: Join the Trail Crew for monthly field practice in trails assessment and repair techniques! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: This 1 day indoor Introductory Class will give an overview to the Trail Crew Program. Plus snacks and coffee will be provided! The Trail Crew Training is located at our main office: 916 Silver Spur Road., Suite 104, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274. Must be 18 years old or older. Time Commitment: Orientation is 3 hours. Requirements: This will be an indoor training, all following events are outdoors. Please come prepared with closed-toes shoes and sun protection. Please sign up on VolunteerHub at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com Benefits: Trail Crew enjoy many benefits including: - A healthy workout while enjoying nature - Acquire highly-valued specialized skills - be part of a dedicated team making an important impact on our nature preserves! - Plus the Conservancy will provide you with a PVPLC t-shirt. Sign up at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com * 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.

Rolling Hills Estates, CA

2/9/19 9:00 AM

*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

2/9/19 9:00 AM +more

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 park-scape. 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 9 am WHERE: Northeast LA, exact address to be disclosed once you register below. WHY: Help restore bird habitat with native plants in a beautiful urban park. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy to moderate REQUIREMENTS: Must be an RSVP Member ACCESSIBILITY: 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

2/15/19 9:00 AM +more

City of Carson's "Safe, Clean, & Green 2019" Earth Day

Event Description: Become a part of the City of Carson's "Safe, Clean, & Green 2019" Earth Day Celebration. This event aims to highlight innovative ways to address environmental issues such as climate change, air/water pollution, rainforests deforestation, animal extinction, and much more. Time: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Some of the volunteer tasks include, but are not limited to: Assist in set-up and breakdown of the event Provide guest assistance for the duration of the event Help in the Registration Booth and workshops Help maintain the cleanliness of the event Hand out event surveys to the attendees Requirements: Please wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes. * Any volunteer 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.

Carson, CA

4/13/19 12:00 PM

Online Educational Course Assistant

Earth Rights Institute is dedicated to securing a culture of peace and justice by establishing dynamic worldwide networks of persons of goodwill and special skill, promoting policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources, and building ecological communities. Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes and environmental degradation. Position: 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