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Farmer's Market Volunteer

Quick Overview: We are looking for volunteers to assist us at our Farmers Market that we have for our community/patients every Wednesday from 8am-3pm (with a break for lunch). Impact: Volunteers will be able to assist in passing out fresh produce to families in our community. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Assist with produce sorting, bagging, distribution of produce and clean up (includes sweeping and breaking down boxes) Requirements: Able to lift at least 15-30 pounds Excellent customer service skills Transportation to drive from Bellflower clinic site to distribution site (either Vasek Polak or Hamilton clinic sites) Punctual Flexible Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. Want to Sign Up? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The 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.

Bellflower, CA

1/20/21 8:00 AM + more

Covid-19 Testing Center Volunteers

Quick Overview: Volunteers will be providing widespread COVID-19 testing to the citizens of Los Angeles so we can understand the extent of our challenge and identify clusters of infection to help prevent further spread. These centers offer free Covid-19 testing to any members of the community. Impact: Your efforts will assure the efficient flow of patients through the process and make sure patients can successfully self-administer the test. You will also relieve LA Fire Fighters, Paramedics and LA Police Officers from work in testing centers so they can be out in the community and serving those that will need their support in the coming days and weeks. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Pre-checking people to ensure they have an appointment before allowing them to enter the test site Checking registered people in for their appointment and giving them a test kit Guiding people through the self-administered test Performing inventory, and other organizational tasks around site. Volunteers work under the constant supervision of LAFD representative and follow strict safely protocols to assure the wellness of our team Volunteers do not actually perform the test, the tests are self-administered in a drive through format Volunteers are provided the appropriate gear in accordance the LAFD standards to assure our safety Volunteer Requirements: Be 18 or over We STRONGLY suggest they have their own transportation and are willing & able to transport themselves to whatever site is in need of support. Have legal ID & social security number Be willing to sign & send release forms & give consent for background check prior to training. Can commit to any period of time, 1 day or longer. We Highly recommend that all Volunteers: Are in good overall health Have NO known exposure to coronavirus & are willing to be tested if necessary Be able to lift 20 lbs. Be able to stand up to four hours a day Be able to work while wearing protective gear in warm weather We highly recommend that our Volunteers are not at high risk for severe illness from Covid-19 as defined by the CDC. The CDC defines those at high-risk as: Individuals age 65 and over Individuals of all ages with underlying medical conditions, including those with: Chronic Lung Disease Moderate to Severe Asthma Serious Heart Conditions Immunocompromised issues Severe Obesity (body mass index 40 or higher) Diabetes Chronic Kidney Disease or undergoing dialysis Liver Disease Individuals living in a nursing home or long-term care facility COVID-19 Precautions: Volunteers are directed to wear long pants, a long sleeve shirt, closed toed shoes (no slippers, etc.) and are provided with safety gear (mask, eye shield, gloves, and a gown) to wear while onsite. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The 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 “express interest,” 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.

Los Angeles, CA

1/20/21 8:30 AM + more

Pack Groceries for Food Pantry - North Hollywood

Quick Overview: Help us pack dry goods, produce, frozen meat and hygiene products in grocery bags for our APLA Health clients. Impact: APLA Health’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) started as a food voucher program in 1986 and has since become the nation’s largest network of food pantries for people with HIV/AIDS. It is currently operating out of eight locations throughout Los Angeles County. Clients of NOLP receive pre-bagged groceries that include fresh dairy, frozen meats, fresh produce, and an assortment of canned and dry goods, as well as hygiene items and cleaning supplies. NOLP clients also receive bilingual, one-on-one nutritional counseling and nutrition classes. NOLP provides groceries to over 1,700 clients who live on a limited income. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Help us pack dry goods, produce, frozen meat and hygiene products in grocery bags for our APLA Health clients. Additional Details We are looking for volunteers to come to our NORTH HOLLYWOOD FOOD BANK to help us pre-bag at our food warehouse. We need four Volunteers per shift - 9:30am - 1:00pm / 1:00pm - 5:00pm Dress Code: This is a warehouse environment. Close toed shoes are REQUIRED. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. Please NO tank tops or shorts. Covid-19 Requirements: The health and safety of everyone who attends our volunteer events is our top priority. Please know that we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we are taking necessary precautions. PLEASE DO NOT VOLUNTEER IF: You feel sick or have been near anyone who appears sick. You are at high risk for serious illness. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, APLA Staff will: Take your temperature before the day begins to ensure you do not have a fever. Implement social distancing measures. Staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Provide hand sanitizer for use. Provide gloves to all volunteers. Provide face masks to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and avoid shaking hands. Thank you for your support. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The 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 “express interest,” 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.

Los Angeles, CA

1/20/21 1:00 PM + more

Food Distribution Pantry - David Geffen Center, Los Angeles (Mid-Wilshire Area)

Quick Overview: Help us distribute grocery bags to our APLA Health clients. Impact: APLA Health’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) started as a food voucher program in 1986 and has since become the nation’s largest network of food pantries for people with HIV/AIDS. It is currently operating out of eight locations throughout Los Angeles County. Clients of NOLP receive pre-bagged groceries that include fresh dairy, frozen meats, fresh produce, and an assortment of canned and dry goods, as well as hygiene items and cleaning supplies. NOLP clients also receive bilingual, one-on-one nutritional counseling and nutrition classes. NOLP provides groceries to over 1,700 clients who live on a limited income. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We welcome volunteers to help us load grocery bags with fresh produce, frozen meats, dry goods or hygiene items and distribute to our APLA Health clients. Additional Details: We are always looking for volunteers to dedicate time at or food pantry, NOLP. The Food Pantry is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the David Geffen Center located at 611 S. Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005. We welcome a half day or full day of service! *Dress Code* - Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. No tank tops or tight clothing. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Covid-19 Requirements: The health and safety of everyone who attends our volunteer events is our top priority. Please know that we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we are taking necessary precautions. PLEASE DO NOT VOLUNTEER IF: You feel sick or have been near anyone who appears sick. You are at high risk for serious illness. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, APLA Staff will: Take your temperature before the day begins to ensure you do not have a fever. Implement social distancing measures. Staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Provide hand sanitizer for use. Provide gloves to all volunteers. Provide face masks to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and avoid shaking hands. Thank you for your support. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The 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.

Los Angeles, CA

1/20/21 9:00 AM + more

⚙ LEND A HAND: Provide Support to Transitional Families

WHAT: Make a difference in the lives of women and children experiencing housing instability. ABOUT ALEXANDRIA HOUSE: 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. VOLUNTEER 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. IMPACT: In our 22 years of service, almost 200 families and single women have established financial security and moved into permanent housing. After Alexandria House, families become stable and secure permanent housing, they continue to be involved in economic and social services. We provide assistance for ongoing support to help them thrive and remain in their own homes. More than 92% of the families that have gone through the Alexandria House program remain in permanent housing. REQUIREMENTS: 3 hour minimum time commitment. Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not 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. 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 accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! *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. 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.

Los Angeles, CA

2/21/21 10:00 AM + more

⚙ Make Simple Plastic Face Shields

WHAT: Make protective plastic face shields for medical workers and other individuals. 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. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click on the EXPRESS INTEREST button below. After you click the EXPRESS INTEREST button below, we will follow up with patterns, hygiene protocol, and mailing instructions. Face Shields from Ellen Wroe on Vimeo.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 8/1/21

⚙ #MillionMaskChallengeLA: Make protective face masks

WHAT: Sew protective face masks for those who need them most - medical workers, the elderly, and more. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Sew, sew, and sew! After you click the EXPRESS INTEREST button below, we will follow up with patterns, hygiene protocol, and mailing instructions. IMPACT: 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. 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." 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 6/1/21

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 6/30/21

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 6/30/21

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 6/30/21

Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer (For Ages 55+) with NVCS

Quick Overview: Provide grant writing expertise at a nonprofit that seeks to empower the L.A. community Organization Name: North Valley Caring Services Organization Website: https://www.nvcsinc.org/ Mission: 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 6/30/21

Help a Neighbor during COVID-19 - Deliver Critical Items!

Quick Overview: Do you have some free time? Have you been practicing social distancing and CDC recommended precautions? Do you have a car/transportation? Are you over 18 years old? If you answered "yes!" to these questions then donate some of your time to help a neighbor in need during the COVID-19 crisis. Impact: Our community volunteers deliver groceries, medicine, and other necessary supplies to empower everyone to stay healthy and be as responsible as they can be. ​Mission: Helping Hands is a non-profit organization created to slow the spread of COVID-19 through tech-enabled, community volunteerism. We connect people who are most at-risk with those who can safely deliver critical items and provide various forms of assistance. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Once you sign up to volunteer on the Helping Hands website, you can start helping immediately. Neighbors requesting help will appear on your personal dashboard and you can select which request you would like to help with. You'll then receive a text including the requestor's phone number so you can reach out and coordinate directly. Coordinate in advance which method of payment works best for who you're helping. After you shop, you'll do a contact-free drop-off and the requestor will reimburse you for your purchases. Have more time this week and less time next week? You decide when you are able to help. We must continue to support each other through the COVID-19 crisis, especially as the country slowly begins to reopen, and the risk of spread increases. Let's keep our neighbors and loved ones safe by lending a helping hand! We're in this together, and together, there's a lot of good we can do Requirements: Must be at least 18 Once you select a help request you have 48 hours to complete the volunteer-run. Safety is our top priority. Learn more about our community guidelines on the Helping Hands website. We have put in place safety guidelines that incorporate CDC guidance to protect volunteers, requestors, and community members. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The 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 “express interest,” 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.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 9/1/21

⚙ Scout Fitness Trails for People in Recovery with The Phoenix

WHAT: Scout running, biking, and hiking trails for people in recovery with The Phoenix! WHO:The Phoenix’s mission is to build an active sober community that fuels resilience and harnesses the transformational power of connection so that together we rise, recover, and live. WHY: Your work in scouting running, hiking, and biking trails across Los Angeles will help provide people striving for sobriety to have a healthy stress and energy release. Plus you'll get a great workout in the process, too! THE VOLUNTEER PROJECT: Is there a hike you've been wanting to try? An awesome stretch of street for bikes LA needs to know about? Sign up for this opportunity to scout it out and share some details. These details will go to The Phoenix, who will share this list of accessible and safe outdoor activities with their sober community. LOCATION: Whatever trail/path in LA county you want to check out. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: When scouting a path/trail we'll need to know the following details: Length of activity Parking Info Starting point/directions Restroom access Access to medical treatment and/or closest care facility Access to water Trail condition Any fire/COVID impact on access QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Sign Up button below!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 3/31/21

Dynamic Hospice Care Volunteer

Quick Overview: Dynamic Hospice Care focuses on providing comprehensive comfort care for patients approaching the end-of-life. Volunteers play an important role in the overall care of the patient by providing direct companionship and support, along with helping the hospice team develop the care plan. Being a hospice volunteer will give you the opportunity to make a difference in someone's life and a sense of fulfillment. Most volunteering will take place in-home or facility, through zoom/telephone, or in the office. Impact: People approaching the end-of-life should receive the highest quality comfort care possible. Being a hospice volunteer provides that extra level of care. They not only impact the lives of the patients, but also their families by being an extra set of helping hands. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Some examples of volunteering include: Patient interaction via Zoom/Telephone/In-Person (reading books, talking with them, watching tv/movies, playing games, etc.) Assisting with family/caregiver needs (chores, taking out the trash, walking the dog, etc.) Art or music bedside Pet therapy visits Indirect volunteering (in-office, administrative work) Volunteer Requirements: Zoom/Telelphone Interview Background Check Online/In-person Training Must be able to drive or have a form of transportation

Los Angeles, CA

Through 11/1/21

West LA - Lead yoga classes in your community

Quick Overview: If you're interested in donating 2 hours a week to make a positive impact in the lives of millions, lending your love of fitness and passion for the recovery community, and making lasting connections please contact us to start volunteering. We're currently seeking group fitness instructors to safely coach in person programming once COVID restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so. For the time being, classes are being held online. We host daily, FREE classes and events where the only requirement to attend is at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety. The only way we are able to provide these services free is thanks to the generous donations of time and talent by our volunteer coaches (that's you!).​ Mission or Broader Program Description: The Phoenix is an innovative nonprofit organization that helps people recover from substance use disorders and heal from related adverse experiences by leveraging the intrinsic transformative power of social connection and physical activity. The goal of The Phoenix is to help as many people as possible find a clear path to recovery, so we make every effort to remove any barriers to getting involved with our community - this includes financial barriers. Over the past 12 years, Phoenix has grown from a small organization serving a few dozen people in Boulder, Colorado to a national movement that has served over 36,000 individuals. Phoenix programming is now available in more than 41 cities across 24 states. Impact: Phoenix assesses its impact and outcomes by administering a three- and a six-month evaluation survey to all members. Results show that more than 80% of members make significant improvements after just three months of participation. Survey results also demonstrate the long-term impact of participation with 8 out of 10 active members remaining sober at 6 months and more than two-thirds of those who relapsed stating that The Phoenix helped them return to sobriety. Our volunteers are on the front line of battling substance use disorder every day. They are anchors for our sober active community and act as key resources for those looking to maintain and strengthen their recovery. This position is an incredibe opportunity to be of service to this community and give back. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Safely coach group fitness classes online. Host classes in your discipline weekly or twice a week as agreed upon with program coordinator Complete 6 month commitment to The Phoenix LA schedule Attend all required Phoenix trainings (101, FEPSIA, Applied FEPSIA) Create fun, emotionally & physically safe, inclusive, and accessible environment at all Phoenix event Establish and express Phoenix's community standards Run an accessible class with multiple scaling options Hold space for participants before and after class to talk and create community Act as a recovery resource, offering our curated list of treatment help to those who ask for it Requirements: Volunteers are required to: Have a CPR/AED cert (we can support training) Complete 2 Phoenix Classes before volunteering (we have virtual classes) Attend 90 minute online trainings 48 hours of sobriety 18 years old or older Certification in relevant fitness field Commitment to The Phoenix's community standards Experience with or in recovery from substance addiction Accessibility: Accessibility depends first and foremost on the facility being used which will vary throughout LA. The volunteer coach is expected to add scaling options that enable all people of all abilities to access programming. Covid-19 Precautions: All programs are currently held virtually for the time being. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The 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 “Express Interest,” 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.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/1/21

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 6/30/21

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