Environment

Check out the volunteer opportunities below to get involved in protecting and promoting a cleaner and greener L.A.

Check out our Climate Change Advocacy Bootcamp

L.A. Works conducted a webseries where volunteers learned about a global warming issue and completed an advocacy action that combats it.

While the series has ended, you’re in luck! We’ve recorded the sessions so you can watch and take action in your own time. Click the sessions below to get started!

  1. Reducing Carbon Emissions
  2. Global Actions Impacting Climate Change
  3. California Greenhouse Emission Goals
  4. Rethinking Renewables like Biomethane, Hydogen, and Other Energies that can Help

Looking for more ways to create a greener and cleaner Los Angeles? Check out the below opportunities for new ways to help the environment!

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⚙ SPRUCE IT UP: Revitalize TreePeople Park

WHAT: Maintain trails, plant, and tend the nursery at TreePeople Park. ABOUT TREEPEOPLE: TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. https://www.treepeople.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: 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. IMPACT: Volunteering with TreePeople is fun and rewarding. Our events empower you with the support, training and tools you need to be an engine of change. Join us each week as we plant and care for trees, remove invasive species and maintain our beautiful park! TreePeople’s grassroots activities focus on serving under resourced communities lacking protection from heat and climate impacts, maintaining our 45-acre headquarters here in Coldwater Canyon Park along with restoring our local mountain forests. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers for this project must be at least 14 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. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not have been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not have 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: This is a physically demanding project. This project will occur rain or shine. 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? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! WANT TO SIGN UP? click on the green SIGN UP button below. Note - teams of 5+ people must email the Opportunity Coordinator ahead of time. *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. 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.

Beverly Hills, CA

Pro Bono Donor Relations Manager for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer to help build relationships with and address questions from donors. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We’re looking for a volunteer who has experience reaching out to and building relationships with potential donors. The Donor Relations Manager will: Research and connect with potential donors to amplify the Oazis Fund’s reach Assist with communicating with and welcoming new donors Respond to questions, concerns, or inquiries coming from donors Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communication. Self-starter mentality. Takes initiative to research and connect with people. Prior experience in an outreach or customer service role (or similar) is a plus, but not required. Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for someone to help check in with volunteers at the Oazis Fund and make sure everything is running smoothly. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for a volunteer coordinator who is eager to help the Oazis Fund with managing and supporting volunteers. The objective is to develop a system for regularly checking in with volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will: Establish a protocol for checking in with volunteers Have weekly/biweekly conversations with volunteers to monitor their progress Develop system for recording these check ins Desired Qualifications: Proactive with ability to work independently 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 1-2 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Pro Bono Marketing Manager for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer to help us develop a marketing strategy and expand our presence in the press and our footprint in the media. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced marketing volunteer who can grow the reach and recognition of the Oazis Fun while also promoting their work and virtual fundraising events throughout the year. The pro bono marketing researcher we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. The Marketing Manager will: Develop a written marketing strategy to help expand the reach of the organization Work to develop strategic partnerships that will help the Oazis Fund become more known Research, develop, and create marketing collateral through best practices Draft samples and potential materials for effective marketing Ensure all task are submitted by the deadline(s) Desired Qualifications: Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field, a plus​ Experience in philanthropy and nonprofits, a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Pro Bono Social Media Manager for Oazis Fund (ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer to create content, manage social media accounts (Instagram and Linkedin), and increase outreach and following on social media. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: If you have experience in social media management, marketing, and/or graphic design this a great way to help a nonprofit on the Westside and the community members they serve. Responsibilities: Website maintenance and updating as needed. Create and implement a social media plan in collaboration with executive director Source content for social media posts. Support e-newsletter design and distribution. Desired Qualifications: Proven results in social media engagement and following growth (without using paid services) Proactive with ability to work independently Working knowledge of MS Office Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills Experience in non-profit organizations and volunteer recruitment a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA