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!

Please wait... Image for spinner

Family Volunteer Project (FAVE) - Clean Up for Earth Day!

This project is part of Families Active in Volunteer Enrichment - FAVE This is a DIY project to be done in your own neighborhood or park. Clean Up for Earth Day! Families across Los Angeles will be cleaning up their own neighborhoods, parks, trails, and beaches. You choose the location and make an impact that will have a positive effect on the whole world. Trash on our streets flows to the ocean and can end up across the world. Volunteers will need to purchase the supplies or can order a kit: www.laworks.com/favekit Deadline for ordering the kit is April 14. Supplies include: Trash Grabber, gloves, trash bags or use your own 5 gallon buckets. For more details, advocacy actions, ways to get involved, look for our email from FAVE! Make sure to check your spam folder. FAVE Membership Levels: FAVE FREE Monthly at home activities delivered to your inbox including ideas for service, advocacy, and education to make positive change Special access to our big Days of Service, including MLK Day FAVE FIVE - $5/month or $55/year Access to our exclusive volunteer project developed specifically for families* Monthly activities delivered to your inbox including ideas for service, advocacy, and education to make positive change Special access to our big Days of Service, including MLK Day *Projects are currently virtual, with a Zoom party to connect. Families will have to provide the materials for each project when necessary. When in-person events become possible, families will meet together for projects at service sites. FAVE UPGRADE - at home kits - $30/month or $330/year Families will receive pre-packaged volunteer projects in kit form Kits will be mailed out each month before the project date Access to our exclusive volunteer project developed specifically for families* Monthly activities delivered to your inbox including ideas for service, advocacy, and education to make positive change Special access to our big Days of Service, including MLK Day

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

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 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 Operations Assistant for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for someone to help with recruiting and interviewing volunteers who would make a strong addition to the Oazis team. 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 operations assistant who is eager to help the Oazis Fund develop a system for recruiting and training volunteers. The objective is to increase our capacity to engage and retain volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will: Identify sources for potential volunteers and create a directory of these sources Establish a protocol for volunteer recruitment Interview, train, and manage volunteers Create a manual for standardizing the previously mentioned processes 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 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