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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 who have been referred to us by their doctor. 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

8/11/20 9:30 AM + more

HELP PRE-BAG GROCERIES FOR PANTRY DISTRIBUTION - Food Warehouse

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 for Tuesdays and Fridays - two separate shifts. 9:30am - 1:00pm / 1:00pm - 5:00pm 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

8/12/20 9:00 AM + more

Food Pantry Distribution - APLA

Quick Overview: Help us load and 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. We also have opportunities to lead recreational activities to interact with our clients while they wait for their groceries: Music, Jenga, Connect Four, Cornhole, etc. 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. (Please note: NOLP is closed every first Friday of the month). 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 “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

8/12/20 9:00 AM + more

Aviva's Drive-Thru End of Summer Giveaway!

Quick Overview: This year, Aviva's annual End of Summer Giveaway will be held as a drive-thru event where we will provide families with pre assembled boxes of clothing, hygiene items, books, toys, school supplies. and more! Mission or Broader Program Description: Aviva believes every child and every family in our Los Angeles community deserves the chance for a brighter future. We provide compassionate support, therapeutic services, and guidance to at-risk children and families. Our main program focus areas: Crisis Intervention, Mental Health Services, Foster and Adoption, Supportive Housing for Women and Children. Aviva’s impact was felt across Los Angeles County in 2019, impacting 3,065 clients (17% increase from 2018) and 13,271 family members (15% increase from 2018). Each year we strive to increase our impact, helping the most vulnerable children and their families strengthen family bonds. Impact: As a volunteer, you can have a direct influence on a family’s life by welcoming them to Aviva with a smile, assisting them, answering their questions, and providing them with much needed resources. It’s an opportunity to help those that have been severely impacted by Covid-19 and shine some positivity into their lives. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Two volunteers will be assigned to one of the eight stations available and assist families as they drive next to each station to obtain a number of items. Volunteers will be responsible in restocking their section and keeping it organized. Requirements: Volunteers will need to wear a face covering and gloves throughout the duration of their shift. Additional Details: There are two shifts volunteers can sign up for: 8am-12pm or 12pm-4pm. If interested, please click Express Interest and a volunteer coordinator will contact you with further instructions. 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

8/15/20 8:00 AM

⚙ 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

11/22/20 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. ABOUT ALEXANDRIA HOUSE: 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. https://www.alexandriahouse.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: 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. REQUIREMENTS: 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? Select the date you want below and click 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. 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

9/12/20 8:30 AM + more

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

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

⚙ #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 10/1/20

⚙ 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 8/31/20

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 (CCC) is dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer around the world for the women who need it most. With early detection and treatment, cervical cancer is nearly 100% preventable, yet it claims the lives of over 300,000 women every year. A disproportionate 90% of these women live in resource poor countries where lack of wide-scale screening fails to identify cervical cancer until it is invasive and access to treatment for invasive cancer is extremely limited. CCC creates sustainable screening and treatment clinics that serve thousands of women. We train healthcare professionals in the “See & Treat” method and partner with healthcare facilities to offer quality screening and treatment services, community-based outreach and education, and referral and follow-up linkages. We are a small yet mighty organization that has made a significant global impact. We have screened over 130,000+ women, treated 8,000+, trained 650+ healthcare professionals and 150+ community health educators, and established 100 sustainable cervical cancer pr evention clinics in 9 different countries. Our programs target medically underserved and socioeconomically disadvantaged women including LGBTQ, indigenous peoples, those living with HIV, sex workers and refugees. Impact: Your volunteer efforts contribute to our mission to eradicate cervical cancer around the world. Your work will increase awareness about this preventable disease. We will also utilize the graphic designs to appeal to potential donors and future partnerships so that we can bring life-saving access to more women. 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 and infographics

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 6/30/21

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

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

⚙ LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Wellness Calls to L.A. Seniors

WHAT: Lead a call party for checking in on older adults who may need help during these challenging times. IMPACT: The COVID-19 crisis has affected practically everyone in Los Angeles. For older adults, however, getting access to food, getting access to medication, and coping with social isolation can be particularly difficult. Sometimes you'll just be leaving messages, but sometimes you'll be rescuing people with no ability to procure food. Our previous volunteers have done literally lifesaving work and you can too. THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY YOU'D LEAD: In collaboration with City Council Districts 4 and 5, you will be leading volunteers in contacting older adults to check on them, inform them of available resources, and see if they need any support. AS THE PROJECT LEADER, YOU'D BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: Running background checks on potential volunteers Training volunteers Managing all communication between volunteers and L.A. Works TIME: Mondays 6-8 or Sundays 2-4. LOCATION: Online and remote (over the phone) PROJECT LEADER REQUIREMENTS: Attend an L.A. Works training Commit to leading the project for 6 months Access to a computer and phone PROJECT LEADER BENEFITS: Gain marketable leadership skills Learn about the non-profit world from the inside Make a bigger impact Network with other people and groups committed to bettering Los Angeles INTERESTED? Click the Express Interest button below!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 2/5/21

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

Be a TeleSocial Volunteer (for Volunteers 55+)

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 12/31/20

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 care packages 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 12/31/20