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Serve Breakfast to the Homeless

Since 1972, St. Francis Center has provided relief and support to homeless and extremely low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles. Much more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry, we offer a unique range of services to sustain and empower those in need. Welcoming all with joy, dignity and compassion, we dedicate ourselves every day to Serving Hope in our community Event Description: Our Breakfast program is part of our Homeless Well-Being Program. Our homeless and near-homeless brothers and sisters are welcome to join us for breakfast Monday through Friday at 7:30 am. We serve between 200 and 300 men and women each day. Help serve a hot breakfast meal in the morning before school or work to our guests experiencing homelessness. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will help staff with set-up for serve, and clean-up after breakfast. Breakfast service tasks include serving coffee, working in the kitchen, cleaning tables, resetting tables, and offering a smile. Requirements: Wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Time Commitment: Volunteers are needed from 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Age Restrictions: We are happy to host volunteers ages 8+ (parent/guardian supervision required for volunteers ages 8-13). Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Benefits: Have the oppportunity to serve the community, learn about homelessness in Los Angeles, and build realtionship with our homeless guests, staff and other volunteers.

Los Angeles, CA

1/3/19 7:00 AM +more

Zimmer Children's Museum: Education Program Assistant Volunteer

SUBMIT A FORMAL APPLICATION HERE: http://zimmer.sharewell.org/volunteer/ Education Program Assistant Volunteers: If educators are the brains of our classrooms, then our education program assistants are the sensory receptor neurons that keep us attentive and responsive! As an assistant in our classes you will be developing classroom management skills as you look out for the needs of our students and support our resident educator. If you are looking to get direct child development and education experience, this is the volunteer position for you! Mission: As part of ShareWell, our mission is to culltivate brave and generous thinkers. Through the arts, immersive play, and real-world action, we strive to guide children and youth to recognize injustice and possibility within their communities and beyond, and to take meaningful, collaborative and collective action to create a better future! Impact: As a volunteer, help us create and foster these thoughtful and creative spaces so that kids can learn more about themselves and the world! Fostering the heroes of tomorrow starts with you today! Playguide Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Helps prep the hour before class: Sets-up Classroom with tables, mats, art utensils, etc. Gathers Materials for scheduled activities Actively supports educator during class by assisting participants with activity if they need help and uses classroom management skills to make sure participants are following rules Flips classroom for next class session Qualifications: Must be responsible, reliable, and punctual Welcoming and patient personality that is comfortable interacting with parents Has a professional and positive approach to volunteering Desire to work with young children, ages 0-8, is essential Early Childhood experience preferred, but not required Age Restriction: Ages 18 and up Time Commitment: Minimum 1 day per week, 6 week commitment / full session, no exceptions SHIFT TIMES: dependent on session schedule Fall 2018 Session 2 – Nov 1 – Dec 14 (choose at least 1) Tues 8:30am – 11:30am Thurs 9:30am – 12:30pm Volunteer Application Process: Once finished submitting an application, every volunteer must go through an orientation, interview, background check, and training! Our application can be found here: http://zimmer.sharewell.org/volunteer/ Please Note: For this volunteer position (once you are accepted) we may ask you to walk, stand, kneel, balance objects, crouch, crawl, sit, run, talk and hear, and/or lift/move objects up to 20 lbs. However accomodations can be made on an individual basis! Elevator acess is available.

Los Angeles, CA

12/13/18 8:30 AM

Rabbit Care Taker Needed

Quick Overview: Care for our rescue bunnies by doing bunny exercises, cleaning pens, bagging hay and more. Mission: Rabbit Rescue is a non-profit 501c(3) no-kill rabbit shelter staffed and run entirely by volunteers. Our goals include the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abandoned rabbits, as well as public education regarding proper rabbit care and the importance of spay/neuter in battling the escalating overpopulation problem. Impact: We continually take in unwanted rabbits from regional shelters. Along with our love, these animals need immediate medical care, spay/neuter surgery, and daily food/litter/toys. In addition, we often must pay shelter fees to rescue bunnies who otherwise are in danger of euthanasia. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will care for our rescue bunnies by feeding, watering, and exercising them, as well as cleaning their pens, bagging hay, and more. Requirements: Please dress casually in clothing you won't mind getting dirty. We take bunnies out for playtime, clean their cages/pens, and bag hay, vegetables and feed. Volunteers must be ages 13 and older. Any minor volunter (younger than 18 years of age) must bring a completed volunteer waiver form.

Paramount, CA

12/13/18 9:00 AM +more

Food Pantry Thursdays (ongoing)

Quick Overview: Volunteers assist clients in selecting their food, answers their questions, help them navigate the pantry efficiently, sort boxes of canned items, separate fresh produce into appropriate portions, and ensure proper pantry set up. Mission or Broader Program Description: Our Mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community. Impact: Last year the Food Pantry provided enough food for clients to prepare 145,000 healthy meals at home; over half of these meals were prepared in households with young children or seniors. The Pantry also offers a variety of classes and workshops that help meet the complex physical, social, and emotional needs of our clients. The program is an important gateway to St. Joseph Center’s array of programs that can help clients make significant progress toward self-sufficiency. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: In addition to helping clients navigate the pantry volunteers will also filter food into the pantry from storage and create pre-packaged “emergency” food bags. Requirements: 18 years or older, works well with others and available on Thursdays from 9:30am-12:15pm. Able to lift up to 25lbs. Bilingual Spanish speakers are a plus. Bilingual Russian speakers greatly needed. * Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.

Los Angeles, CA

12/20/18 9:30 AM +more

Help Distribute Food To Those In Need!

Since 1972, St. Francis Center has provided relief and support to homeless and extremely low-income individuals and families in Los Angeles. Much more than a soup kitchen or a food pantry, we offer a unique range of services to sustain and empower those in need. Welcoming all with joy, dignity and compassion, we dedicate ourselves every day to Serving Hope in our community Event Description: Our Food Pantry distribution is part of our Family Well-Being Program. Low-income families and individuals from the community can come once a week for groceries. They select from a collection of grocery items, including a variety of fresh produce, bread, and canned goods. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will first help staff sort, organize, and shelve grocery items and produce and, second, to help distribute them to families and individuals in need. Requirements: Wear closed toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Time Commitment: Volunteers are needed from Wednesday - Saturday, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Age Restrictions: We are happy to host volunteers ages 8+ (parent/guardian supervision required for volunteers ages 8-13). Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. . The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Benefits: Volunteers have the opportunity to help us "serve hope" in the Los Angeles community, learn about hunger and other issues facing many in the community, and build relationships with our guests, staff and fellow volunteers.

Los Angeles, CA

1/2/19 9:30 AM +more

Arts & Crafts Volunteers Needed for Children's Museum Programs!

SUBMIT A FORMAL APPLICATION HERE: http://zimmer.sharewell.org/volunteer/ Education Program Prep Volunteers: These volunteers are our resident artists!! They help us create our collage assortments, think up of newfangled ways to paint, and build the frameworks to our recycled DIY cities. They are the foundation makers for the art projects that our families enjoy creating at the museum. If you love the pure joy that comes with crafting and helping others, then this easy-going volunteer position is for you! Every week we have different craft projects to prepare, so you'll never get bored! Mission: As part of ShareWell, our mission is to culltivate brave and generous thinkers. Through the arts, immersive play, and real-world action, we strive to guide children and youth to recognize injustice and possibility within their communities and beyond, and to take meaningful, collaborative and collective action to create a better future! Impact: As a volunteer, help us create and foster these thoughtful and creative spaces so that kids can learn more about themselves and the world! Fostering the heroes of tomorrow starts with you today! Playguide Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Takes on various arts & crafts projects in preparation for classes, field trips, off-site programs Effectively communicates with program coordinator to get projects completed Organizes materials and supplies according to projects and staff’s needs Qualifications: Should be enthusiastic about arts/crafts! Previous art experience desired, but not necessary Must be able to assemble multi-step projects and cut out intricate shapes; strong motor skills necessary Has a professional and positive approach to volunteering Age Restriction: Ages 16 and up Time Commitment: Minimum bi-weekly (every other week) shifts, minimum 3 month commitment SHIFT TIMES: Wed or Thurs 1 - 4:00pm Volunteer Application Process: Once finished submitting an application, every volunteer must go through an orientation, interview, background check, and training! Our application can be found here: http://zimmer.sharewell.org/volunteer/ Please Note: For this volunteer position (once you are accepted) we may ask you to walk, stand, kneel, balance objects, crouch, crawl, sit, run, talk and hear, and/or lift/move objects up to 20 lbs. However accomodations can be made on an individual basis! Elevator acess is available.

Los Angeles, CA

12/13/18 1:00 PM +more

Assist Students with Homework @ Urban Scholar Academy's Homework Club

Urban Scholar Academy is focused on inspiring the minds of urban youth through academics and community services initiatives. Program Description: From Monday thru Friday 3:00 -6:00 pm, our academy provides support with homework and projects for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Volunteer Role Responsibilities: Assist scholars with homework/projects; assist staff as needed. Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week. Requirements: Professionalism and decorum. Benefits: Assisting our scholars develop after school study habits, effort, and focus. *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.

Inglewood

12/13/18 3:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Thursday's Farmers Market in Thousand Oaks

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Thousand Oaks, CA

12/13/18 5:00 PM +more

Feed the homeless in Venice

Quick Overview: Roll and pass out burritos to our homeless neighbors with fellow volunteers with our mobile food truck! Mission or Broader Program Description: Each weeknight, Share a Meal volunteers, with the help of our mobile food truck, roll over 150 burritos to pass out to the homeless along with waters. We strongly believe in the mission of sharing a meal, a smile, and a human interaction with the most marginalized population in our community. Impact: Last year we donated over 40,000 meals to those in need across Los Angeles, engaged hundreds of local volunteers, and we recognized by Los Angeles City Hall and the Obama Administration. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: To volunteer in Venice, every Thursday night, meet us at 3rd street, a 1/2 block south of Rose Ave. in Venice at 6:45pm - look for the bright orange food truck! We roll burritos and eat until 7:45pm and distribute food and eater until 9pm. Requirements: Please wear close-toed shoes.

Los Angeles, CA

12/27/18 7:00 PM +more

Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway Part 2

Quick Overview: Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway is a holiday celebration for the children in our 6 centers where we have games, fun, prizes and toys to giveaway. Mission or Broader Program Description: Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC), a private, nonprofit organization located in South Central Los Angeles, is dedicated to the education and well-being of at-risk children in the metropolitan Los Angeles, area. Since 1987, Drew Child Development Corporation has been a staple in communities throughout South Los Angeles, delivering a comprehensive array of services to over 10,300 children and families annually. Impact: Your participation will add to the happiness, safety, and celebration of the children and families in our centers. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Set Up Breakdown Assisting and Oversight of Activities Distributing Toys Clean Up Requirements: 16 years or older, dress comfortably Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Additional Details: Please include emailing information for extra details that will be sent out closer to the date. Accessibility: Accessibility: Hablamos Español (Spanish Speakers available if needed)

Los Angeles, CA

12/14/18 9:00 AM

Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway

Quick Overview: Winter Wonderland Toy Giveaway is a holiday celebration for the children in our 6 centers where we have games, fun, prizes and toys to giveaway. Mission or Broader Program Description: Drew Child Development Corporation (Drew CDC), a private, nonprofit organization located in South Central Los Angeles, is dedicated to the education and well-being of at-risk children in the metropolitan Los Angeles, area. Since 1987, Drew Child Development Corporation has been a staple in communities throughout South Los Angeles, delivering a comprehensive array of services to over 10,300 children and families annually. Impact: Your participation will add to the happiness, safety, and celebration of the children and families in our centers. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Set Up Breakdown Assisting and Oversight of Activities Distributing Toys Clean Up Requirements: 16 years or older, dress comfortably Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Additional Details: Please include emailing information for extra details that will be sent out closer to the date. Accessibility: Accessibility: Hablamos Español (Spanish Speakers available if needed)

Los Angeles, CA

12/14/18 9:30 AM

Zimmer Children's Museum: Needs friendly, outgoing Visitor Services Volunteers!

SUBMIT A FORMAL APPLICATION HERE: http://zimmer.sharewell.org/volunteer/ Visitor Services Volunteers assist the Front Desk and Visitor Services staff to make sure that all of our guests and families are up-to-date with all of the super fun stuff going on at the Zimmer! From greeting families as they enter the museum, to providing information about classes and programs, Team Visitor Services volunteers are an outgoing bunch! Mission: As part of ShareWell, our mission is to culltivate brave and generous thinkers. Through the arts, immersive play, and real-world action, we strive to guide children and youth to recognize injustice and possibility within their communities and beyond, and to take meaningful, collaborative and collective action to create a better future! Impact: As a volunteer, help us create and foster these thoughtful and creative spaces so that kids can learn more about themselves and the world! Fostering the heroes of tomorrow starts with you today! Playguide Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Provides information to visitors regarding public programs and membership Welcomes all guests Provides additional front desk phone support as needed Escorts guests to the downstairs level of museum as needed Assists with survey distribution and collection Makes sure that front desk area and upstairs lobby are cleanly and organized Qualifications: Must be responsible, reliable, and punctual Comfortable interacting with diverse groups of people Outgoing, welcoming, and patient personality! Has a professional and positive approach to volunteering Age Restriction: Ages 17 and up Time Commitment: at least one 2 hour shift per month, minimum 6-month commitment SHIFT TIMES: Tuesdays 10-12, 12-2; Fridays 10-12, 12-2 Volunteer Application Process: Once finished submitting an application, every volunteer must go through an orientation, interview, background check, and training! Our application can be found here: http://zimmer.sharewell.org/volunteer/ Please Note: For this volunteer position (once you are accepted) we may ask you to walk, stand, kneel, balance objects, crouch, crawl, sit, run, talk and hear, and/or lift/move objects up to 20 lbs. However accomodations can be made on an individual basis! Elevator acess is available.

Los Angeles, CA

12/14/18 10:00 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Torrance

Food Forward’s mission is to reconnect the community with the abundance of food present in our everyday lives, while creating change around issues of urban hunger, food waste and food justice. We engage volunteers to harvest locally grown food from private homes and public spaces which is then distributed to local food pantries and organizations serving those in need. Program Description: Rescue unsold produce from being disposed, celebrate abundance, collect donations from Farmers and distribute the produce to local food pantries. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: Volunteer Glean Teams distribute empty boxes to the farmers and then collect the filled boxes of unsold fresh produce. The volunteers weigh the donations and immediately distribute to local agencies (all 501.c.3 non-profits located within 10 miles of each market). The receiving agencies pick up on site and pass it on to their clients within 1 – 3 days. The farmers receive a tax deduction for their donation and local non-profits receive fresh free produce for the people they serve. Time Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to the entire shift of any given Saturday they commit to. Requirements: After expressing interest in this volunteer opportunity, you will receive an email from volunteer@foodforward.org with a link to complete our volunteer waiver. You must complete this final step to confirm your attendance at this event. Benefits: Volunteers will learn about food justice, meet new friends, shop at the market, get marketing and community engagement experience, and get some fresh air! *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.

Torrance, CA

12/14/18 12:00 PM +more

*STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food with AIDS Project L.A.

What: Prepare nutritious grocery bags for those living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Project LA (APLA) is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy. Volunteer Project: Throughout the month, L.A. Works volunteers help prepare grocery and nutrition bags for distribution through the Necessities of Life Program, which provides food and other basic necessities to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Special Note: AIDS Project L.A. policy prohibits the following: tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals or open-toe shoes. All Minors: Any volunteer under the age of 18 must bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. Accessibility: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles, CA

12/14/18 5:00 PM +more

Feed the homeless in Downtown LA

Quick Overview: Roll and pass out burritos to our homeless neighbors with fellow volunteers with our mobile food truck! Mission or Broader Program Description: Each weeknight, Share a Meal volunteers, with the help of our mobile food truck, roll over 150 burritos to pass out to the homeless along with waters. We strongly believe in the mission of sharing a meal, a smile, and a human interaction with the most marginalized population in our community. Impact: Last year we donated over 40,000 meals to those in need across Los Angeles, engaged hundreds of local volunteers, and we recognized by Los Angeles City Hall and the Obama Administration. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: To volunteer in Downtown, every Friday, look for the orange food truck at 645 New High Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012 at 6:45pm. We roll burritos and eat until 8pm before distributing the food and water from 8-9pm. Requirements: Please wear close-toed shoes.

Los Angeles, CA

12/14/18 7:00 PM +more

Holiday Angels Program

Quick Overview: Help parents select toys and books for their children and wrap them as gifts. Mission or Broader Program Description: Each year Connections For Children collects holiday gifts for the children of low-income families in our community to help make their holiday wishes come true. Impact: Last year, we collected gifts for 1,000 children up to age 18 whose families live below or near to the poverty level and are enrolled in our child care subsidy programs. Local businesses can participate by hosting donation drives for our Holiday Angels Program. In turn, we make sure that these gifts are distributed to children in our community. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: On December 15th, 17th and 18th, families will be able to select gifts at our Santa Monica office. You can also participate as a volunteer at the event, by helping parents select toys and books for their children and wrapping gifts.

Santa Monica, CA

12/15/18 8:30 AM +more

Outdoor Volunteer Day: White Point Nature Preserve

Join us for our Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve! You will help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more! Your efforts will help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! White Point is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Enter the free parking lot from the Western Blvd as it turns into Paseo del Mar. We are located at the end of the road on the left-hand side. We will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. Thank you for volunteering!

Los Angeles, CA

12/15/18 9:00 AM +more

Habitat Restoration at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!

Quick Overview: Help beautify and restore the natural flora and fauna of Debs Park. We ask you to join us in removing undesirable weeds and watering our native restoration areas. With your help, we can make Northeast LA a bird friendly community. Mission or Broader Program Description: The Audobon Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. The nature-based education and community programs at Debs Park are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society, and is a vital part of Audubon’s national outreach initiative to engage Latino audiences. The Center, which is surrounded by predominately Latino neighborhoods, is a unique gathering place and dynamic focal point for outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation action. Impact: We are a field program of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the country. We are situated in the largest piece of public open space in the lower Los Angeles River Watershed. The Center is a vital and unique gathering place for the Northeast LA community. Our mission is to inspire people to experience, understand, and care for the local natural world. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join us in and around our native plant nursery where we propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair, seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! We need you, but more importantly, our neighBIRDS need you! Requirements: Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

Los Angeles, CA

12/15/18 9:00 AM +more

*STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food with L.A. Regional Food Bank

L.A. Regional Food Bank provides food support to numerous community agencies serving Los Angeles, ranging from large homeless shelters that feed hundreds of people a day to small daycare programs. It is the second largest foodbank operating in the United States. Volunteer Project: Come on down with fellow L.A. Works volunteers to sort, stack and shelve valuable food to distribute to the hungry throughout Los Angeles. Make someone's day or dinner! Requirements: ALL volunteers must bring a signed L.A. Regional Food Bank Release Form. Volunteers under 18 must have both the Foodbank and an L.A. Works Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors signed by a parent/guardian Volunteers for this project must be at least 14 years of age. Please arrive between 8:20am - 8:40am for parking and check-in. Dress Code: Casual attire and closed-toe shoes. Prohibited attire: tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, open-toed or high-heeled shoes. Accessibility: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles, CA

12/15/18 9:00 AM +more

Info Session- Mentor a Family Transitioning Out of Homelessness

Join us for an information session to learn about becoming a mentor in the Imagine LA program. Information sessions take place at our offices near MacArthur Park, but are also available by conference call. Please RSVP and email livey@imaginela.org if you need conference call accomodations. Quick Overview: Imagine LA harnesses the power of volunteer mentorship teams and existing community resources to empower families to transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Description: The Imagine LA Family Mentorship Program matches a family exiting homelessness with your team of dedicated volunteers for 12-18 months. Imagine LA families have experienced homelessness, have been in a shelter or temporary housing and are in the process of moving into their own housing. Their case workers from the shelters have referred them to Imagine LA as vulnerable to repeat homelessness and open to our mentorship model. Roles and Responsibilities: The team and family walk together on a journey out of chronic poverty to a place of permanent housing, self-sufficiency, confidence and wellness where every member of the family is thriving. Imagine LA Mentors are part of a team of 3-5 people. You can mentor a child, adult or be a financial wellness mentor. Most of them do not require any prior skills, just lots of enthusiasm, kindness, an open mind, consistency and a can-do attitude. Time Commitment: The mentorship commitment is about 4 hours per month. Requirements: Mentors must attend a Mentorship Training, complete a LiveScan background check, and submit our Mentor Application and Volunteer Agreement. Mentors must be willing to commit a minimum of 1 year to the program. Mentors must be at least 21 years old. Accessibility: There is an elevator to our second floor offices.

Los Angeles, CA

12/15/18 10:00 AM

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Ventura

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Ventura, CA

12/15/18 11:00 AM +more

Winter Holiday Party

Westside Children's Center is hosting a Winter Holiday Party for all of the families that we serve through our various programs on Saturday, December 15, 2018. At this party we are going to have delicious food, fun activities, and holiday presents for all the attending children. In order for this event to be a success, volunteers are absolutely vital! Volunteer duties may include the following: Setting up/cleaning up Running an activity table Serving food Assisting with crafts Additional Information: Volunteer must be at least 15 years old. Any volunteer 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. Volunteers must fill out and submit a volunteer intake packet, which will be provided by the Volunteer Manager Hours are flexible but volunteer support will be needed from 11 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. At Westside Children’s Center, we provide thousands of at-risk children and their families with critical, high-quality early education programs, family strengthening interventions for families at risk of abusing or neglecting their children, foster care and adoption services, and a range of vital, integrated services, such as disabilities screenings/advocacy, nutrition, parenting classes, counseling, bilingual domestic violence classes, dental and vision screenings, and pediatric health consultations. Our highly-trained and dedicated child development and child welfare experts ensure that each child receives the tailored supports that she and her family need to be prepared for success in school and beyond.

Culver City, CA

12/15/18 11:00 AM

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Pasadena

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any volunteer 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. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Pasadena, CA

12/15/18 11:45 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Calabasas

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Calabasas, CA

12/15/18 11:45 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Burbank

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any volunteer 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. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Burbank, CA

12/15/18 12:15 PM +more

Become a mentor for a college-bound inner-city high school student

Are you passionate about helping a new generation of high school students achieve their college dreams and fulfill their goals? If so, become a mentor with Minds Matter - you'll work directly with a student for up to three years and help set them up for success in college and beyond by sharing your hard earned wisdom. You will build a relationship with your student that can truly last a lifetime! Minds Matter is an organization dedicated to preparing motivated and bright students from low-income families to succeed in college. We work with students beginning in their sophomore year of high school all the way through their graduation from high school, both on academics (test prep, writing) and on life skills (time management, financial literacy, leadership). Each student is paired with two mentors who stay with them through the duration of the program. The vast majority of our students will be the first from their families to attend college, and we strive to give them the tools they need to thrive in college and in life. As a mentor, you will work with the same student for all three years, helping them understand their goals and potential, supporting them as they navigate the various projects that are part of the program (such as applying to summer programs at universities across the country and defending a position in a full debate), and providing them individual encouragement and guidance. For more information, visit the Minds Matter LA website at http://mindsmatterla.org/ o r email us at info@mindsmatterla.org. To apply, fill out the application at https://tfaforms.com/310839 Mentor Commitment: * Participate every Saturday during the academic school year from 12pm-2:30pm (approx 25 sessions/year, at USC) * Attend at least 75% of the Saturday sessions * Check in with your student and your co-mentor on a weekly phone call Notable Minds Matter LA facts: 6 graduating classes - 85 graduates 100% of program graduates have been accepted to 4 year colleges, including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, other Ivy League colleges, UC Berkeley, UCLA, among others Scholarships recipients - 7 Millennium Gates Scholar, 3 Milken Scholars, 2 Posse Scholars, 1 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar Notable internships - McKinsey Research Center, Mayor's Office (Los Angeles) Notable job placements - Disney Animation, Teach For America, Barclays

Los Angeles, CA

12/15/18 12:30 PM +more

Shoe Processing Event- Helping the Homeless

Quick Overview: Help the Homeless- one step at a time. We need volunteers to help us process shoes for one hour at our next shoe processing event. It will be held on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 2-3 PM. Mission or Broader Program Description: Our mission is to provide shoes to the homeless and those in need, free of any charge, in local communities. We do this by receiving shoes, processing shoes and distributing lightly used or new men's, women's and children's casual or dress shoes. Impact: Shoes are one of the most needed items for someone who is homeless. Since walking is often the only mode of transportation and shoes are absolutely crucial. Shoes provide comfort, protection from the environment, prevention of foot problems, help gain employment and improve quality of life. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Prior to distributing our shoes to the homeless, they need to be processed. Shoe processing is where we sort shoes, put rubber bands around them, and put them in groups and place them in bags. These are placed into categories. Requirements: Should be able stand for 1 hour. Email us at info@shoesforthehomeless.net for a"release of liability" form. Forms will also be available on the 15th. *Any volunteer 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. Additional Details: Community Service hours are available for students. Friends and family are welcomed. Accessibility: This event is located in Lot 5 at West LA College. Signs will be posted. Parking is free and easy.

Culver City, CA

12/15/18 2:00 PM

Native Garden Volunteer Day

The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. We achieve this mission at the native garden days at Point Vicente Interpretive Center through community based native gardening. Program Description: Volunteers learn about California native gardening which gazing out at the Pacific Ocean at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. The garden provides important habitat for endangered species and inspires people to plant local. The volunteer maintenance of the garden is critical to it's success. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will be pruning, weeding, watering, spreading or collecting native seeds, learning irrigation systems, planting, and mulching the oceanside garden. Time Commitment: 2 hours. Requirements: Close-toed shoes, clothes for outdoor work. Benefits: Volunteers benefit by receiving a full training on proper garden techniques that they can use at home and enjoy an enriching educational experience in a beautiful setting. *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.

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

12/16/18 10:00 AM

*LEND A HAND: Provide Support to Transitional Families

Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area, Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for the residents and neighbors alike. Program Description: In response to the compelling needs of the women and children living in the house, as well as the neighborhood needs before us each day, the goal of Alexandria House is to be a community-oriented transitional house and neighborhood center which is intentionally multicultural, anti-racist and where the needs of women who are economically poor are central. We are supported by a community of caring individuals and groups who share our mission. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: L.A. Works volunteers support the staff at Alexandria House in maintaining a safe and positive atmosphere for the woman and children living there. Volunteers help with gardening, organizing the garage, cleaning the kitchen, sorting food and clothing, and preparing activities for neighborhood events. Time Commitment: 3 hours. Requirements: Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. *This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.

Los Angeles, CA

12/16/18 1:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Hollywood

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Los Angeles, CA

12/16/18 11:30 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Pacific Palisades

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Los Angeles, CA

12/16/18 12:15 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Alhambra

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Alhambra, CA

12/16/18 12:45 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Westlake Village

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Westlake Village, CA

12/16/18 1:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Brentwood

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Los Angeles, CA

12/16/18 1:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Studio City

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Los Angeles, CA

12/16/18 1:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Mar Vista

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Los Angeles, CA

12/16/18 1:00 PM +more