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*GOT RHYTHM: Dance the Night Away

What: Show your moves on the dance floor with special needs children & adults. BCR is a nonprofit organization that offers day programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Its mission is to enable its participants to develop their abilities so they may become independent and contributing members of the community. Volunteer Project: L.A. Works volunteers come in good spirits and ready to get out on the dance floor with participants from BCR. Volunteers also assist with set-up and serving drinks and food. Volunteers are encouraged to dress according to the date's theme: November: Harvest Moon December: Winter Wonderland January: Western Round-Up February: Sweetheart (our volunteers also provide Valentine's-themed snacks this night) March: St. Patrick's Day April: Spring Swing May: Rockin Nifty 50's June: Grand Finale Gala Requirements: Volunteers for this project must: be at least 16 years of age. be comfortable socializing and dancing with special needs populations bring an outgoing attitude and be ready to have a ton of fun! Minors: Volunteers aged 16 - 17 must bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. A 2:1 minor:adult supervision ratio is required (for every 2 minors, 1 adult must supervise.) We also ask that this adult lead by example and participate as well, rather than sitting off on the side. 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 about volunteering? Email the Opportunity Leader below. Want to volunteer? Click on the green SIGN UP button below. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for BCR 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.

Burbank, CA

6/12/20 6:30 PM

*LEND A HAND: Provide Support to Transitional Families

Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. 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 for the residents and neighbors alike. Program Description: In response to the compelling needs of the women and children living in the house, as well as the neighborhood needs before us each day, the goal of Alexandria House is to be a community-oriented transitional house and neighborhood center which is intentionally multicultural, anti-racist and where the needs of women who are economically poor are central. We are supported by a community of caring individuals and groups who share our mission. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: L.A. Works volunteers support the staff at Alexandria House in maintaining a safe and positive atmosphere for the woman and children living there. Volunteers help with gardening, organizing the garage, cleaning the kitchen, sorting food and clothing, and preparing activities for neighborhood events. Time Commitment: 3 hours. Requirements: Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. *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

8/16/20 10:00 AM + more

*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. 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. VOLUNTEER PROJECT: 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. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: 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? Please click on 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.

Los Angeles, CA

7/11/20 8:30 AM + more

*BE A KID AGAIN: Playtime at LA Family Housing

What: Engage in fun activities with children staying at LAFH's Pacoima transitional shelter and give their guardians a much needed break! LA Family Housing is a non-profit that provides shelters for homeless families and singles across Los Angeles County. Their main focus is to get families stabilized through counseling, job placement, and life skill classes. Volunteer Project: One Sunday a month, volunteers play with kids aged 8-13 whose families are currently living in one of LAFH's temporary shelters. Volunteers and kids might play soccer, make a craft, have a yahtzee tournament, paint faces - you name it! Impact: Volunteers 1) give parents and guardians much needed rest and 2) give the kids valuable individual attention, which has been proven to boost their self esteem and decrease their stress. Volunteers aged 14-18: Must be accompanied by an adult and have legal guardian complete this minor waiver ahead of time. One adult per minor, please. 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 LAFH 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

7/12/20 1:30 PM + more

Grant Researcher/Writing (For Volunteers age 55+)

Description The mission of North Valley Caring Services is to empower neighborhood residents to build a vision of their community’s future and to actively engage in solving local problems. If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an eye for identifying fundraising opportunities then consider a volunteer opportunity as a grant researcher. We are looking for experienced grant writers/fundraisers/netwrkers who can research and identify funding for North Valley Caring Services. The pro bono grant researcher we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Requirements: Each volunteer is matched to a position and will meet with the Executive Director to ensure completion of the project. Volunteers can work remotely (depending upon the role), and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Responsibilities may include some of the following: Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents Draft proposals and other correspondence to solicit grant funds Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements Ensure proposals and grant reports are submitted by the deadline(s) Desired Qualifications: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience as a nonprofit grant writer a big plus Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus Time Commitment: Flexible, 2+ hours each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Help Families with Special Needs & All Abilities Rock The Spectrum !

Duties: You will interact and play with children/teens/adults with special needs and all abilities, monitor the gym, organize and clean the facility inside and out, assist with music and art class, assist with birthday parties and special events. Mission: Our mission is to provide an inclusive environment in all communities; to ensure ALL children can attend classes, social skills programs, and have one-to-one attendant care when needed; to support those with specials needs through employment and additional resources; and to aid community leaders fighting for children of all abilities. a safe, fun, magical place for children and adults of All abilities, typical and special needs to play, to grow, educate, and celebrate together. Our all-inclusive facility is a place where all children and adults can benefit from our uniquely designed extra sensory equipment. Along with that our gym offers unique fun equipment for all to have an amazing magical time. We also offer the well-known in the beach cities and beyond Free to Be Me Drumming Events which provides rhythmic drum fun that can be tailored to your specific occasion such as a birthday party, graduation, team building event, therapy and so much more. A variety of creative arts & crafts various classes such as dance, music, fitness, therapy sessions (speech, behavioral, occupational, physical), toddler time and much more. Our facility allows all children and adults to play together, learn from each other, and celebrate together. Impact: Your precious time volunteering with us will contribute to the happiness, joy, and support of many children and families in the community with special needs. You will be providing support, comfort, encouragement, fun, and your beautiful magic in a safe, fun, necessary place for these families that are often times discriminated and misunderstood when they go to "typical" play areas for children. You will be of service assisting in a variety of areas to keep the doors open for a purposeful, rewarding necessary, magical place for all. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Interact & Play with children/teens/adults with special needs and all abilities Monitor gym activity Assist in Art & Music Classes Coach & Assist in Open Play Create Craft Projects Perform Clerical Administrative Work Assist with Hosting Birthday Parties Clean/Maintain facility inside and outside including cleaning up after meals in the party room, organizing/cleaning play areas, and taking out the trash, wiping down counter tops, vacuuming, cleaning up the gym, mopping Requirements: Ready willing and able to help. One of the best questions a volunteer can ask is "What can I do?" We are open and flexible to work with your schedule and availability. However, there may be times we will ask you to help out if we have a great need such as a special event, party, major cleaning or any other special reason. Duties: You will interact and play with children/teens/adults with special needs and all abilities, monitor the gym, organize and clean the facility inside and out, assist with music and art class, assist with birthday parties and special events.

Lawndale, CA

Through 12/31/20

Pediatric Arts & Crafts Volunteer

Quick Overview: Support our mission to provide quality care to all Angelinos by leading arts & crafts activities with the kids in our waiting rooms! Mission or Broader Program Description: We have been serving our community since 1920. We are a federally qualified nonprofit health center dedicated to improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of people in the communities we serve, regardless of income. Nearly three-quarters of our patients live at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level, and more than half of the over 40,000 patients that we provide care to each year are children. Impact: For both parents and kids visiting the doctor can be stressful and sometimes scary. Because of volunteers like yourself, we are able to offer kids a distraction from any nervousness that they may be feeling as well as give their parents time to fill out the required paperwork and relax for a minute. “Let’s be honest, going to the doctor is not exactly something kids look forward to. That is why I love being part of Eisner’s volunteers at the arts and crafts station where I help kids keep their mind occupied during the wait.” -Marlen, Pediatric Arts & Crafts Volunteer Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: You will be responsible for leading arts & craft activities including but not limited to drawing/coloring, card-making, and frame-decorating. Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older; minimum requirement of 3 hrs/week for 12 weeks. Monday - Friday; Morning shifts are between 8-12:00 pm and afternoon shifts are between 12-4:00 pm.

Lynwood, CA

Through 7/1/20

Quality Improvement Volunteer

Quick Overview: Our Quality Improvement (QI) Manager is looking for volunteers to help with a variety of projects. It is a great opportunity for someone interested in Quality Improvement as the volunteer will receive training directly from our QI Manager. It is also a valuable experience for volunteers interested in a career in public health or medicine as you will get a behind the scenes look at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Mission or Broader Program Description: We are a federally qualified nonprofit health center dedicated to improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of people in the communities we serve, regardless of income. We have been serving our community since 1920. Impact: Your volunteer efforts will enable us to analyze patient feedback and health measures so that we can determine which areas we need to focus on in order to improve patient health outcomes. The end result of your volunteer time will be improved patient care and health. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The work will involve data entry and analysis, report building, and auditing charts. Individualized projects are available depending on volunteer availability and Excel skill level as well as the department's bandwith. Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older to volunteer, bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred, basic knowledge of Excel preferred. Monday-Friday 8-4:00 pm; minimum of 3 hrs/week for 12 weeks required. Parking validation provided.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 7/1/20

Seniors! Advance Science with Heart Rate Biofeedback!

Quick Overview: We are interested in examining the relationship between heart rate, emotional well-being and brain function. Mission: USC School of Gerontology researchers are investigating whether heart rate biofeedback helps to improve the functioning of cardiovascular control systems in the brain that help regulate emotions, improves well-being and reduces stress, anxiety, and depressed feelings. Impact: Your volunteer efforts help contribute to moving science forward. Volunteer Roles, Responsibilities, and Requirements: We seek healthy adults between the ages of 55-75 who are willing to stick with a program for 7 weeks, do a daily practice of the heart rate biofeedback every day from home, and come in for a 2-4 hour weekly group visit to the lab. Volunteers will complete several emotion and cognitive tasks as well as undergo 2 MRI scans. You may request to have an image of your brain scan beforehand! Accessibility: If you drive from an off-site location, a USC parking pass will be pre-paid and reserved for you at each of your visits. Additional Details: For full eligibility criteria and to sign up, visit: healthyminds.usc.edu/biofeedback

Los Angeles, CA

Through 7/31/20

Data Entry

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in data entry or good computer skills, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to Angelenos in the San Fernando Valley, consider volunteering at North Valley Caring Services. Organization Name and Website: North Valley Caring Services http://nvcsinc...mp/index.html Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of North Valley Caring Services is to empower neighborhood residents to build a vision of their community’s future and to actively engage in solving local problems Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a skill-based consultant for North Valley Caring Services, you will be entering important data into their database, and will be responsible for maintaining the strictest confidentiality when dealing with personal information. Requirements: Volunteers will need access to a computer and transportation for weekly meetings. Potential for remote work. Time Commitment is flexible, but a minimum of 2 hours per week is required.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Customer Service Volunteer

Quick Overview: Customer Service Volunteers will help support staff in keeping the doors open for the AT Center, the first LGBT organization serving the recovery community in the nation. Mission or Broader Program Description: The purpose of the AT Center is to help alcoholic/addicted LGBT gain permanent remission of their disease, recover their lives and realize healthy, harmonious and prideful relationships with themselves, their lovers, families, friends and communities. The AT Center seeks to “treat” alcohol and otherwise-addicted LGBT through the peer counseling tools of fellowship and affiliation, the hallmarks of the 12-steps Program Movement. The results of treatment are sobriety, rehabilitation and the breaking of old, addiction-centered socialization patterns. Impact: Your volunteer efforts will allow the AT Center to run efficiently and offer continued programming to the LGBT community. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities/Requirements: Weekly, 5 hour shifts available Activities could include some of the following: Check meeting rooms for orderliness Sell concessions at concession stand Answer phones and make meeting referrals Help account for inventory Close and lock up facility Be a friendly, sober face of the AT Center for all who drop by

Los Angeles, CA

Through 9/25/21

Volunteer Musicians

Quick Overview: Come and volunteer your musical talents at Kaiser West LA in our courtyard or patient rooms. Mission or Broader Program Description: Kaiser Permanente exists to provide affordable, high quality healthcare services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. Impact: By volunteering your talents you will help alleviate patient anxiety by spreading the healing power of music while bringing the community closer together. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We welcome anyone who can play an instrument to apply. Students are welcome, we will work with your schedule. Schools are welcome, let us set up a performance with your students. As a Kaiser volunteer, you will play a part in creating a good patient experience for our members. Requirements: ​Requirements for Volunteers Serving at the Hospital Complete and submit junior/adult volunteer application Background Check TB test performed by employee health services Audition Orientation Must adhere to medical center policies Requirements for One Time Performance Volunteers Fill out performance form Audition ​Optional items to consider: ​Additional Details: For students and schools participating, we will be offering a certificate of volunteer services as recognition of your time and talent. Accessibility: Kaiser Permanente West LA is an acessible medical center. We have wheelchar ramps and elevators avaiable. We will work with you to make sure that anyone can perform at the medical center. * Volunteers 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.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/20

Information Desk Volunteers Needed at Orthopaedic Institute for Children!

Quick Overview: Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) is looking for volunteers, who are committed, caring and responsible to truly making a difference in the lives of patients and anyone in need. The Information Desk is the first stop for most of our pediatric patients and guests at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children. Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of Orthopaedic Institute for Children is to provide outstanding care to patients with musculoskeletal conditions. Through the support of the Orthopaedic Institute for Children Foundation, we provide care for children regardless of ability to pay and advance care worldwide for all musculoskeletal patients through medical education and scientific research. Volunteer Roles and Responsiblities: We are looking for engaging, and enthusiastic volunteers to help guide, answer questions, and help set the tone for our patients and visitors when they arrive. Requirements: Minimum of 4 hours/1 day per week. Volunteers must be 14 years or older and will be provided with an orientation and training. * Volunteers 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.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/5/20

Spanish/English Translator

Quick Overview: Translate (Spanish/English) for Heart of LA's Music Department parents! Organization + Website: Heart of LA (HOLA) https://www.heartofla.org/ Mission: HOLA provides underserved youth with free, exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities. Impact: Many parents in our Music program are Spanish-speaking only, and are unable to effectively communicate with some of HOLA's teachers and Program staff. Translators are able to bridge the gap, helping parents and teachers to be on the same page so that they are better able to work together in supporting students. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Translators should feel comfortable communicating with HOLA Staff and parents, in person and on the phone, in both Spanish and English. Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 or older, speak fluent Spanish and English, and complete HOLA's volunteer onboarding process which includes an application, Volunteer Orientation, background check, and meeting with the music department staff.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/18/20

DV Court Support Program -- San Fernando

Overview: For any crime victim, navigating the legal process can be intimidating. In a domestic violence case, the process usually feels even more overwhelming because of the close relationship between the Victim and the Defendant, and the complicated nature of the impact of abuse. The Victim Support Program ensures that a person does not have to go through this process alone. Trained volunteers offer victim support in the courtroom and beyond by providing information, resources, and referrals to misdemeanor cases. Program Description: Trained volunteers provide support to victims of domestic violence involved in the misdemeanor criminal court process, and facilitate referrals to resources to address the impact of the abuse. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: After completion of volunteer training, DV Court Support Volunteers will educate victims about the court process and help ensure victims understand what is happening in the case, facilitate communication between victims and legal staff, accompany victims to hearings and offer emotional support, provide resources and referrals, and offer information about safety planning. Volunteers also maintain records and document the services provided through the DV Court Support Program. Time Commitment: Court hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30. Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of one weekly 4½ shift from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, with occassional and optional on-call hours in the afternoons when a case goes to trial. Must make a minimum commitment of 9 months, with preference given to volunteers who can commit to at least 1 year. Attendance at bi-monthly (6 per year) supervision meetings is required. Requirements: All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers must have completed High School, obtained a GED, or equivalent experience. All volunteers will be fingerprinted and must pass a criminal background check. Applicants against whom an active Domestic Violence Protective Order had been issued are not eligible for this program. This is a program run by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, a prosecutorial agency. All cases handled in this program are handled within the Criminal Justice system. Individuals who are uncomfortable working in a criminal courthouse, with law enforcement, or on cases in which defendants may be subject to incarceration should not apply. Volunteers are required to dress in court-appropriate attire. Training about the legal system, domestic violence, and the role of a support volunteer will be provided. Completion of this training is a requirement for volunteering. Benefits: The good feeling that comes from helping someone. Hands-on experience providing victim support in a prosecutor's office. For students, there may be an option to receive academic credit for your volunteer service. *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.

San Fernando, CA

Through 3/1/21

DV Court Support Program -- Van Nuys

Overview: For any crime victim, navigating the legal process can be intimidating. In a domestic violence case, the process usually feels even more overwhelming because of the close relationship between the Victim and the Defendant, and the complicated nature of the impact of abuse. The DV Court Support Program ensures that a person does not have to go through this process alone. Trained volunteers offer victim support in the courtroom and beyond by providing information, resources, and referrals to misdemeanor cases. Program Description: Trained volunteers provide support to victims of domestic violence involved in the misdemeanor criminal court process, and facilitate referrals to resources to address the impact of the abuse. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: After completion of volunteer training, DV Court Support Volunteers will educate victims about the court process and help ensure victims understand what is happening in the case, facilitate communication between victims and legal staff, accompany victims to hearings and offer emotional support, provide resources and referrals, and offer information about safety planning. Volunteers also maintain records and document the services provided through the DV Court Support Program. Time Commitment: Court hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30. Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of one weekly 4½ shift from 8:30 am – 1:00 pm, with occassional and optional on-call hours in the afternoons when a case goes to trial. Must make a minimum commitment of 9 months, with preference given to volunteers who can commit to at least 1 year. Attendance at bi-monthly (6 per year) supervision meetings is required. Requirements: All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers must have completed High School, obtained a GED, or equivalent experience. All volunteers will be fingerprinted and must pass a criminal background check. Applicants against whom an active Domestic Violence Protective Order had been issued are not eligible for this program. This is a program run by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, a prosecutorial agency. All cases handled in this program are handled within the Criminal Justice system. Individuals who are uncomfortable working in a criminal courthouse, with law enforcement, or on cases in which defendants may be subject to incarceration should not apply. Volunteers are required to dress in court-appropriate attire. Training about the legal system, domestic violence, and the role of a support volunteer will be provided. Completion of this training is a requirement for volunteering. Benefits: The good feeling that comes from helping someone. Hands-on experience providing victim support in a prosecutor's office. For students, there may be an option to receive academic credit for your volunteer service. *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

Through 3/1/21

Communications Intern/Volunteer

Quick Overview: Venice Family Clinic is seeking an intern/volunteer to assist its Communications department. The right individual will demonstrate excellent written and communication skills, as well as enthusiasm about volunteerism and providing quality health care to people living in poverty. Mission or Broader Program Description: At Venice Family Clinic, we believe that everyone deserves quality health care, regardless of income, insurance or immigration status. Impact: With a network of twelve sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, and Culver City, and an extensive homeless outreach program, the Clinic provides comprehensive services including primary and specialty care, dental, vision, behavioral health, substance use treatment, health education, health insurance enrollment, and early childhood development. Patients often first come to Venice Family Clinic because no one else will see them, but they return because they trust the Clinic’s providers. They feel safe in their surroundings and they are treated with dignity while receiving quality care. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: This person will help with various projects and administrative tasks, including but not limited to managing email lists, conducting research, compiling website and/or social media analytics, writing blog posts, creating graphics, supporting events, and contributing to the creative brainstorm process. This position is based in our administrative offices in Culver City. Requirements: Must be able to communicate clearly in verbal and written communications Must be detail oriented and organized Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments Ability to self-manage and deliver on a deadline Ability to work collaboratively within a team Must have excellent people skills Must be able to work on-site and have reliable transportation Previous experience in communications, public relations, or marketing is a plus All interns/volunteers will need to take a TB test, show proof of current immunizations, and take a training on HIPAA compliance Hours: 10-20 hours/week How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, and 2-3 writing samples to Maya Meinert, associate director of content, at mmeinert@mednet.ucla.edu

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/20

Office of the CEO Intern/Volunteer

Quick Overview: Venice Family Clinic is seeking an intern/volunteer to assist the Office of The CEO. The right individual will demonstrate excellent written and communication skills, as well as enthusiasm about volunteerism and providing quality health care to people living in poverty. Mission or Broader Program Description: At Venice Family Clinic, we believe that everyone deserves quality health care, regardless of income, insurance or immigration status. Impact: With a network of twelve sites in Venice, Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Inglewood, and Culver City, and an extensive homeless outreach program, the Clinic provides comprehensive services including primary and specialty care, dental, vision, behavioral health, substance use treatment, health education, health insurance enrollment, and early childhood development. Patients often first come to Venice Family Clinic because no one else will see them, but they return because they trust the Clinic’s providers. They feel safe in their surroundings and they are treated with dignity while receiving quality care. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: This person will help with various projects and administrative tasks, including but not limited to managing board roster, maintaining projects on the drive, creating PowerPoint presentations, supporting board meetings, and contributing to the creative brainstorm process. This position is based in our administrative offices in Culver City. Requirements: Must be able to communicate clearly in verbal and written communications Must be detail oriented and organized Ability to multi-task and prioritize work assignments Ability to self-manage and deliver on a deadline Ability to work collaboratively within a team Must have excellent people skills Must be able to work on-site and have reliable transportation Previous experience in an executive assistant role preferred but not required All interns/volunteers will need to take a show proof of current immunizations, and take a training on HIPAA compliance Hours: 8-10 hours/week How to Apply: Email cover letter and resume to Stephanie Barreiro, Volunteer Services Manager, at sbarreiro@mednet.ucla.edu

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/20

Support American Red Cross Blood Drives

Quick Overview: The role of a Blood Donor Ambassador is to provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service and enhance the donor experience. Each blood donor deserves to be treated as an honored guest! Engage with donors to make the donation experience fulfilling and set the stage for a long-term commitment to regular blood donations. Mission or Broader Program Description: You play a crucial role in the Red Cross mission. With your help, we can succeed in providing lifesaving blood to cancer and transplant patients, premature babies, accident victims and others who need blood. Impact: Your volunteer efforts will assist in processing incoming donors and making sure that they are have a pleasant donating experience and are life-long donors! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Welcome and check-in donor, ensure donor reads pre-donation materials, offer promotional items when available, encourage best donation process. Ensure canteen/ Hopsitality area is clean, restocked and donors are re-hydrated after donation procedure Requirements: All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older, pass a background check, and participate in a 1-hour orientation prior to their first shift. Volunteers are asked to participate by taking on one 6-hour shift per month. Locations and times are variable and will work with most schedules. We have opportunities available 7 days per week. Optional items to consider Additional Details: Volunteers must have reliable transportation to attend the blood drives.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/20

*Make Simple Plastic Face Shields

WHAT: Make protective plastic face shields for medical workers and other individuals. After you click the EXPRESS INTEREST button below, we will follow up with patterns, hygiene protocol, and mailing instructions. VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: You must- provide your own supplies (clear flexible plastic, foam, elastic/ties, stapler, scissor) be able to mail your masks to the recipients (or use a delivery service such as TaskRabbit) Please DO NOT volunteer for this project if- you have felt ill in the past 2 weeks you have been in contact with anyone who felt ill in the past 2 weeks FAQs: Do face shields work? Yes, according to a study from the University of Iowa. I don't have the supplies. Can you provide them for me? At this time, we cannot provide supplies. I know of some great alternate supplies you can use! How can I share that info with you? Great! Please email Denise@laworks.com I would like to receive face shields. How can I sign up? Please go to laworks.com/shield-request. MORE QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click on the EXPRESS INTEREST button below. Face Shields from Ellen Wroe on Vimeo.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 7/1/20

* #MillionMaskChallengeLA: Make protective face masks

WHAT: Sew protective face masks for those who need them most - medical workers, the elderly, and more. THE NEED: Health care workers are dangerously low on masks. Some are being given one mask to use indefinitely on multiple patients, despite the FDA’s recommendation that masks should not be shared. Our critical infrastructure workers and caregivers need proper protection as well. WHAT YOU'LL DO: Sew, sew, and sew! After you click the EXPRESS INTEREST button below, we will follow up with patterns, hygiene protocol, and mailing instructions. VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: You must- provide your own supplies (fabric, thread, elastic/hair ties, tools) be able to launder you masks before mailing be able to mail your masks to the recipients (or use a delivery service such as TaskRabbit) Please DO NOT volunteer for this project if- you have felt ill in the past 2 weeks you have been in contact with anyone who felt ill in the past 2 weeks FAQs: I can sew but I don't have the supllies to make masks. Can you provide the suplies? At this time, we cannot provide donated supplies for mask making. You must be able to provide them, purchase them, or re-purpose non-stretch, tight-woven fabrics in your home. I would like to receive masks. How can I sign up? Please go to laworks.com/mask-request. Do cloth masks work? Yes - they catch >50% of pathogens, which is better than nothing. Read more. What are the best materials for making DIY masks? Muslin and non-woven cotton. Read more. What does the CDC say about homemade masks? While included in their Crisis Capacity Strategies section, they're not a suitable substitute for medical grade N95 masks. However, "in settings where facemasks are not available, Health Care Professionals (HCP) might use homemade masks for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered Personal Protective Gear (PPE), since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option." MORE QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click on the EXPRESS INTEREST button below. Join in the #MILLIONMASKCHALLENGE!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 7/31/20

Graphic Designer

Quick Overview: The volunteer will be responsible for creating digital media designs for our website and social media platforms. Mission or Broader Program Description: CureCervicalCancer is dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer around the world for the women who need it most. We identify the highest need communities around the world and conduct specialized trainings for local healthcare professionals and community health workers, so that they can continue to provide life-saving services to the women in their communities. Impact: Your volunteer efforts contribute to our mission to eradicate cervical cancer around the world. We will utilize the graphic designs to appeal to potential donors and future partnerships. To date, CCC has screened over 130,000 women, treated more than 8,000, and established over 100 sustainable clinics in 9 different countries. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The volunteer is responsible for creating graphic designs to be used for marketing and social media purposes. Requirements: Proficient in Graphic Design

Beverly Hills, CA

Through 3/24/21

Clinicial Supervisor to Help Train New Counselors (for 55+)

Quick Overview: Open Paths Counseling Center is looking for an experienced LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, or PhD, to hold either weekly two-hour supervision group(s) or one-hour triadic supervision sessions for a pre-licensed, Masters-level group of psychotherapists, clinicians and social workers. Organization: Open Paths Counseling Center Website: www.openpaths.org Mission: Open Paths Counseling Center was formed in 1979 as a compassionate response to the lack of affordable mental health services in Los Angeles. Its mission is to meet the evolving mental health needs of the community through quality counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees; free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools; and a highly respected therapist training program. We specialize in working with marginalized communities, and 75% of our clients are people of color. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Open Paths has moved all of its sessions video or by phone and is fully operational. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: The volunteer Clinical Supervisor would hold either weekly two-hour supervision group(s) or one-hour triadic supervision session(s) for our pre-licensed team of MFT, PCC, and MSW clinicians, providing guidance on individual cases presented by the team, and exploring different potential approaches for diverse communities. Requirements: Must be licensed by the BBS for at least two years and completed (or willing to complete) the certification in clinical supervision. Familiarity with intersectionality in populations that include: low-income families; communities of color; LGBTQIA; and perpetrators/victims of intimate partner abuse and violence is preferred. Passion for mentoring the next generation of enthusiastic clinicians.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/20

Psychiatric Consultant to Help Train New Clinicians (for 55+)

Quick Overview: Open Paths Counseling Center is looking for an experienced psychiatrist to hold monthly trainings/consultations on an ongoing basis for its enthusiastic team of pre-licensed, Masters-level psychotherapists, clinicians and social workers. Organization: Open Paths Counseling Center Website: www.openpaths.org Mission: Open Paths Counseling Center was formed in 1979 as a compassionate response to the lack of affordable mental health services in Los Angeles. Its mission is to meet the evolving mental health needs of the community through quality counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees; free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools; and a highly respected therapist training program. We specialize in working with marginalized communities, and 75% of our clients are people of color. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Open Paths has moved all of its sessions video or by phone and is fully operational. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: The volunteer Psychiatric Consultant would hold a monthly, training session for our pre-licensed team of MFT, MSW and LPCC clinicians one Thursday a month from 1:30 to 3:00pm during our regular training hours. Training subjects would be at the discretion of the volunteer in collaboration with the clinical director. In addition, the Psychiatric Consultant would provide guidance on individual cases presented by the clinicians as part of the monthly trainings. Note: this position does not require interacting with clients. Requirements: Licensed and trained psychiatrist in good standing. Familiarity with best practices for populations that include: low-income families; communities of color; LGBTQIA; and perpetrators/victims of intimate partner abuse and violence. Passion for mentoring the next generation of enthusiastic clinicians.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/20

Social Media Manager for Diverse Counseling Center (for 55+)

Quick Overview: Open Paths Counseling Center is looking for an individual with a passion for social media and interest in diverse communities to manage and create content for our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Organization: Open Paths Counseling Center Website: www.openpaths.org Mission: Open Paths Counseling Center was formed in 1979 as a compassionate response to the lack of affordable mental health services in Los Angeles. Its mission is to meet the evolving mental health needs of the community through quality counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees; free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools; and a highly respected therapist training program. We specialize in working with marginalized communities, and 75% of our clients are people of color. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Open Paths has moved all of its sessions video or by phone and is fully operational. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: The volunteer Social Media Manager would be responsible for maintaining a steady online presence and voice for Open Paths on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and would be comfortable reaching out to all levels of staff to generate content. The ideal candidate would be passionate about mental health and have an appreciation for the diverse communities we serve. Requirements: Passion for social media, mental health and diversity. Self-starter comfortable reaching out to all levels of staff to generate content. 1-2 hours per week done remotely on an ongoing basis.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/20

Create Online Training to Prevent Domestic Abuse (for 55+)

Quick Overview: Open Paths Counseling Center is looking for a creative and organized Instructional Designer to help an experienced psychotherapist turn her freeform lectures in batterer prevention into six hours of clear online training. Organization: Open Paths Counseling Center Website: www.openpaths.org Mission: Open Paths Counseling Center was formed in 1979 as a compassionate response to the lack of affordable mental health services in Los Angeles. Its mission is to meet the evolving mental health needs of the community through quality counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees; free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools; and a highly respected therapist training program. We specialize in working with marginalized communities, and 75% of our clients are people of color. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Open Paths has moved all of its sessions video or by phone and is fully operational. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: The volunteer Instructional Designer would work closely with the leader of our domestic abuse prevention program to distill a lifetime of experience into six, one-hour online training videos. The ideal candidate would be collaborative, creative and organized with a strong storytelling sensibility that could drive the project to completion. Requirements: Professional Instructional Designer with experience in the creation of online presentations including script writing, slide creation, and video production. Familiarity with marginalized communities a plus. Important Note: the topic involves graphic descriptions of domestic abuse, along with ways to combat it, so may be triggering to some.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/20

Culver City Counseling Center Looking for Board Members

Quick Overview: Seeking a well-connected leader who is passionate about improving mental health services for low-income communities and can leverage his/her networks. Organization Name and Website: Open Paths Counseling Center, http://www.openpaths.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Open Paths Counseling Center’s mission is to meet the evolving mental health needs of the community through quality counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees; free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools; and a highly respected therapist training program. Roles and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate has had a track-record of supporting counseling for disadvantaged communities and strong connections to decision makers who are in a position to positively impact Open Paths Counseling. We seek a board leader to help cultivate the board’s leadership role in advocacy in support of staff as part of a broader commitment to increase awareness about the importance of our mission, influence public policy, and expand our reach. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have received formal board training. General oversight Fiscal oversight Fundraising and development Involvement in meetings, committees, and events Officer positions Fundraise $1000 Desired Characteristics: 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 Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Network of donors and supporters Ability to fundraise and advocate on behalf of Open Paths Counseling Center The time commitment is 3-year service terms.

Through 6/30/20

Be a TeleSocial Volunteer

Quick Overview: A social phone call twice a week to help isolated members of our community. Impact: In response to the COVID19 crisis, L.A. Works has launched a TeleSocial Program to help keep social distancing from becoming social isolation for vulnerable homebound individuals who are at highest risk for both the coronavirus and the resulting loneliness from self-quarantine. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: You will be paired with at least one call recipient who you will place a friendly call every three days to check in, listen, and just chat. It will be up to you and your recipient to determine how long your conversations will be. The calls will be strictly social - meaning they will be about common interests, hobbies, and the ongoing crisis - with any problems that may arise, you will be directed to refer to an L.A. Works staff member. Each volunteer caller will receive training from L.A. Works staff before calls are to begin. Requirements: Volunteers must pass a training before being matched. Volunteers must agree not to share advice of any kind during the call. Volunteers must agree to make these social calls twice a week.

Through 6/30/20

Volunteer Drivers for Road To Recovery

Quick Overview: Volunteer drivers are needed for the Road To Recovery program. For those who cannot drive themselves or have no other means of getting to cancer-related medical appointments, volunteers donate their time to give patients a much-needed ride. Mission or Broader Program Description: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. Impact: Right now, one of the biggest barriers to cancer care is transportation. Because, even the best treatment can’t work if a patient can’t get there. Family and friends may help, but over the course of several months, they may not always have the time or resources to provide every ride. That’s why a successful transportation assistance program can be a tremendous asset to the community, and an inspiration to a volunteer. Our volunteers have provided hundreds of thousands of rides for patients, but the need for drivers continues to accelerate. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Qualified volunteers donate their time to give patients a much-needed ride to cancer-related medical appointments. To ensure quality drivers, the American Cancer Society screens every volunteer. They must also complete online training courses to prepare them for their new role. Requirements: A good driving record A current driver’s license Proof of adequate automobile insurance Access to a safe and reliable vehicle Schedule availability Regular desktop, laptop, or tablet computer access *Additional screening and training will be required Covid-19 Precautions and Details: We currently are not transporting patients during the Covid-19 crisis. We hope that individuals will welcome becoming a Road driver and by taking the training, they will be ready to driver once the restrictions are lifted. Cancer patients are among those at highest risk of serious illness from infection from COVID-19. We ask that you will adhere to the CDC guidelines of good hygiene/hand washing after the Shelter in Place ordinance has be lifted. * Volunteers 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.

Through 5/3/21

Parents' Place Wishlist

Quick Overview: Would you like to make a difference in the lives of families during COVID-19? Consider donating items to the family packs we are assembling for families of children with special needs. Mission: Since 1989, Parents’ Place has been providing hope and support for families with children with special needs through education and community resources. Impact: Parents’ Place continues to serves as an essential non-profit business during COVID-19. Our service area includes 28 cities throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. We do this by providing support to families, sharing vital information & resources for those with disabilities. We are currently in need of essential items for those individuals. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Health: Hand Sanitizer, Children & adult masks, Gloves Baby: Diapers, Formula Storage: Ziploc bags Educational activities: Puzzles, Playdoh, Wiki Stix, Sensory Balls, Bubbles, (see full list on Amazon) Amazon Gift Card

Through 8/6/20

BRIDGES Wish List

Quick Overview: Want to help the clients and essential workers in our Full Service Partnership and Residential programs during COVID-19? Please donate for our community's most vulnerable; individuals and families who have/are experiencing homelessness, struggling with mental health issues, essential workers needing safe-practice supplies, and more. Mission: Our vision is to be a leading provider in helping to shape a future where mental health is synonymous with healthcare, people are not defined by their mental health condition, and everyone has equal access to prevention and education, early intervention and ongoing mental health treatment, and supportive services needed to achieve and sustain recovery and well-being. Impact: BRIDGES is proud to offer community-based specialized mental health services and residential treatment utilizing an integrated, multidisciplinary approach, addressing a full range of clients’ needs. Components of BRIDGES transitional and long- term social rehabilitation programs include mental health, psychiatric and medication services, life skills education and development, and employment readiness and employment opportunities. Outpatient services are centered in the community and are individualized to meet the needs of each individual or family. All of these services will continue through the COVID-19 crisis. BRIDGES has taken a proactive approach by providing mental health services via phone and Telehealth to our clients. During these uncertain times BRIDGES is able to meet the most pressing needs of our clients, with your support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Disinfectants (Lysol wipes, Clorox wipes) Masks (N95) and gloves Hand sanitizers Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat) Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, utensils) Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, feminine products) Diapers, training pants, & wipes Cleaning supplies Target gift cards Requirements: Feel free to get creative with these kits! Handwritten notes boost morale and let our neighbors know they are not alone!

Through 8/9/20

Penny Lane Wish-List

Quick Overview: Our school and extracurricular supplies are being used rapily due to the increase in home schooling and social distancing. Help our youth get the supplies they need by purchasing supplies on our wish-list! Mission: To foster hopes and dreams by empowering children, youth and families to reach their highest potential. Impact: Penny Lane Centers has 3 Affordable Housing apartments in the San Fernando Valley and 2 in the Antelope Valley. We have children/ youth from birth through 21 years old. Due to home schooling and social distancing, school supplies are being used rapidly. Also, extra-curricular activity supplies are limited for our children. With your help, they can get the supplies they need to continue their education at the highest potential. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: · Note Books ( for K - 12 grade) · Line Paper · Glue Sticks · Boxes of Crayons · Variety of Coloring Books (Super Heroes, Disney Characters, and Adults) · Games ( board games, Uno Cards, Dominoes & etc.) · Jump Ropes · Hula Hoops (variety of sizes) · Books (non-fiction, fiction, drama K – 12 grade) · Target Gift Card · 99 cent Store Gift Card

Through 8/9/20

National Community Service