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Assemble Seed Kits for 3rd Graders

Quick Overview: Volunteer to assemble seed kits for PUSD elementary school students. Learn more here Mission or Broader Program Description: Our Mission is to support, enhance and supplement the programs, initiatives and priorities of the Pasadena Unified School District. Impact: These supplies are essential for our students’ science education. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The Pasadena Educational Foundation needs assistance to help prepare supplies for PUSD elementary students next week. These kits will include dirt, a container, seeds, a magnifying glass, an information booklet, and instructions. Requirements: Dress for comfort and mobility. Wear something don't mind getting dirty. We strongly suggest you wear sneakers. The floor is concrete. You will work in an air conditioned room or outside in the shade if air quality permits. Additional Details: Please feel free to bring your earphones to listen to an audio book or music while you volunteer. There are 2 shifts available each day. Feel free to help for one or both: 8 – 11 AM and/or 12 Noon – 3 PM. Please arrive on time so staff is there to greet you! Where: Pasadena Unified School District Warehouse 740 W Woodbury Rd, Altadena, CA 91103 Enter and park in the visitor lot off of Canada Ave. You’ll see a pop-up for Curbside Tech Help right where you pull in. Enter through the back door. PUSD Staff will greet you there. Dates: Tuesday, September 22 Wednesday, September 23 Covid-19 Precautions: **All volunteers help with the understanding that they do so at their own risk. Anytime a person leaves their home, they increase their chance of exposure to COVID-19.** • High school students aged 15 and up can serve only with parent permission. • Please wear your own face covering or mask. • Social distancing will be observed. • Gloves and hand sanitizer will be supplied. Given the state mandate of no more than 10 people gathering at a time, we are asking for a specific number of volunteers. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety

Altadena, CA

9/22/20 8:00 AM + more

SOVA Food Pantry in Van Nuys

Quick Overview: Volunteers prepare groceries to clients in need that will either be picked up by them or delivered to their homes. Mission or Broader Program Description: Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a multi-service Agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. Impact: We rely heavily on volunteers at SOVA in order to meet the increased demand of food insecurity in the community at this time for seniors, those experiencing homelessness and families. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: At SOVA in Van Nuys, we are currently needing help through the month of August, Sunday – Friday mornings. Fridays and Sundays are the biggest need currently. Volunteers assist with a variety of tasks such as: packing food bags, restocking and passing out food to clients. ** Ideally, we prefer if volunteers could select a day they can consistently volunteer for the entire month (longer if possible). (For example every Tuesday morning for the month of August.) This consistency is most helpful to the staff and program, if possible.* Covid-19 Precautions: Temperature will be taken upon arrival, masks and gloves will be worn by staff and volunteers (and can be provided on-site) and social distancing will be practiced by all in the warehouse. For clients picking up food in their car, groceries will be placed in the trunk by the volunteer. Additional Details: Monday - Thursday shifts run from 8:30am–1:00pm, Friday 9:00am-12:00pm and on Sunday from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Volunteers must stay for the entire duration. 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

9/24/20 8:30 AM + more

Food Distribution **URGENT**

Our Saviour Center’s Food Pantry was founded in 1985 and today distributes over 227 tons of food to the food insecure in the San Gabriel Valley. All persons facing food insecurity are welcome at Our Saviour Center. At least (2) bags of food are given per household, once a week. Food is intended to be taken off-site and consumed elsewhere. This is a food pantry, not a food kitchen. Impact: Small food bank needs volunteers. Be a part of a team of only 25 volunteers who make a difference every Tuesday and Thursday. See the human side of a food pantry! Your volunteer participation makes a difference! Volunteers will be contributing to those families and individuals that are in need of food during this time of crisis with Covid-19 Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Social Distancing Monitors – Bilingual Spanish or Mandarin or Korean or Vietnamese preferred. Position requires monitoring and enforcing the 6’ social distancing formation of clients as they wait in line for their food distribution. These positions are outside. Parking Lot Monitors – Direct Food Pantry clients who are arriving and departing via car. These positions are outside. Check-in – Again, bilingual Spanish or Mandarin or Korean or Vietnamese preferred. Position verifies client ID and notates client’s visit to the Food Pantry on that specific day. Fulfillment and Distribution – Ability to fill and lift 10-20 pound bags of food for distribution to clients. Food Bag Distribution – Ability to carry (2) 20-pound bags of food to clients who are waiting in their cars. This is a new process added due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Requirements: Be available 8:30am to 1:30pm Food Pantry Distribution Schedule: Tuesdays, 10:00 – 1:00 and Thursdays, 10:00 – 1:00 We are a drive through distribution Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and because of COVID-19, we prefer volunteers be younger than 50 (for the protection of the volunteer). Food Pantry Distribution Schedule: Tuesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm Thursdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm All volunteers will be given gloves and face masks as personal protection equipment. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing. In the event of rain, volunteers need to wear rain gear and bring their own umbrella, as they may have a volunteer activity that requires them to stand outside. With this said, we will do our best to station first-time volunteers inside. Additional Details: Parking on lot is available. Accessibility: Bilingual volunteers is a plus. 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.

El Monte, CA

9/24/20 8:30 AM + more

Food Distribution Volunteers

Quick Overview: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9a.m.-12p.m. We need volunteers from to help load shopping carts and vehicles with groceries during our public food distributions. Impact: Heart of Compassion is dedicated to being a lighthouse of hope and help for Montebello and our local communities. We rely on our valuable volunteers to help us achieve our mission of Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. We currently provide loads of groceries for more than 400 families weekly at our public food distributions. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers are responsible for gently handling food products, such as bagged fruits and vegetables, as they load them into shopping carts and/or vehicles during our public food distributions. Volunteers must follow safety directions. Volunteers are responsible for following their team leader's directions and having a good attitude. Volunteers must also be flexible if asked to work in a different area. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to help with our public food distributions. Volunteers must wear a safety vest (provided if needed), wear closed-toed shoes, wear modest clothing, wear a mask and gloves (gloves are provided if needed), allow staff to check their temperature upon arrival, check in and out with the office every day they volunteer, be willing to stand/walk for long periods of time, and let the office know if they cannot attend their scheduled shift. Volunteers may need to lift/load heavy boxes. Accessibility: Let us know if you need accomodations in order to volunteer with us. If you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 323-727-7997. 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.

Montebello, CA

9/22/20 9:00 AM + more

⚙︎ Wellness Check and Renter Rights Calls for District 4

WHAT: Join a call party in making phone calls to check on older adults who may be food insecure or at risk of eviction. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: The COVID-19 crisis has made many people unemployed, unable to pay rent, and in danger of eviction and homelessness. Los Angeles city has passed measures to protect renters but many people don't understand their rights or available benefits. In collaboration with Council District 4, you will contact older adults who are housing vulnerable to check on them, inform them of these new protections, and see if they need support. IMPACT: 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. VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: Access to a computer with internet and a phone. CALL PARTY AGENDA: Join other Angelenos on a video meeting Receive training Create a phone bank account Complete 1 hour of calling, following provided script Submit any service request forms your call recipients need Come back together with group to share thoughts and impressions Schedule independent 2nd and 3rd call shifts QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button!

Los Angeles, CA

9/22/20 6:00 PM + more

⚙ Pack Meals for the Disabled and Homebound

WHAT: Help pack delicious meals for the disabled and homebound, in partnership with the L.A. City Department of Disability and Khalsa Care Foundation. ABOUT KHALSA CARE FOUNDATION: Keeping with the Sikh tradition, Khalsa Care Foundation is dedicated to helping all people. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Join other volunteers in packing 3,000 delicious Indian, Thai, or pasta meals. Once done, they'll be picked up and delivered to individuals and families who are low-income, immigrant, disabled, or homebound. IMPACT: Before the pandemic, they served 1,000 meals per day. Now, demand has tripled! They greatly need your help. REQUIREMENTS: While volunteering at the temple, all volunteers must: cover their heads with a scarf or hat remove their shoes in the kitchen Volunteers aged 16-17 must bring a completed Minor Waiver Form, signed by a legal guardian. Minor volunteers who do not have completed forms will be unable to participate. 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. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am 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

9/23/20 8:00 AM + more

Help Close the Virtual Gap

QUICK OVERVIEW: Help ensure that ALL kids have access to the academic and social capital necessary to succeed! WHAT: Take the first step in becoming an online tutor for 5th and 6th grade students who don't have the benefit of paid tutoring. This will be a one hour zoom training to get you started. VOLUNTEER ONBOARDING STEPS: First sign up below to attend THIS one hour zoom training Then complete Step Up Application HERE Complete the training manual HERE Complete a LiveScan background check Commit to a minimum of two hours per week to work 1 on 1 with a student online IMPACT: Students who fall behind often never catch up. This training will start you on the road to offering free tutoring for some of our most vulnerable students who are being left behind in the new remote learning environment. With your help we can fight to close the virtual digital achievement gap. VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: No tutoring experience required! Access to a computer with internet. Some tech savy skills. (dont worry, there will be support for you through the process) QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Sign up for the datet below by clicking the Sign Up button!

Virtual, CA

9/24/20 6:00 PM

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Quick Overview: : Footprints will drive to designated areas in the community in South Los Angeles, to distribute "Footprints Hot Lunch" and "Bags of Love" to the homeless and low income community. You must have your own transportation! Mission or Broader Program Description: Our Food for the Soul event is to help feed people that are in need. We serve the homeless a hot home cooked meal, because we believe that everyone deserve to feel like someone cares, and despite homelessness you can still feel like "There is no place like home." Impact: You can experience hands-on, of how there is a desperate need in our communities for food for the homeless. You will see that the people are truly in a desolate state of mind and are in need of care and concern. You will also have the opportunity to give back to those that are in need. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Help hand out lunches to the homeless community in South L.A. and Downtown L.A. areas. You must have your own transportation, volunteers will meet at Footprints headquarters. If you want to give back to the community, this will be a great opportunity! Requirements: Please bring photo ID. Wear comfortable attire; jeans and sneakers are OK. You must have your own transportation for all event dates. If you are under 18 yrs old, you must be accompanied by an adult. * 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. 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.

Baldwin Hills, CA

9/25/20 12:00 PM + more

Volunteer with our Food Pantry Program

Quick Overview: Bagging canned and nonperishable food items, Bagging Produce and Met for walkup and home delivery clients Mission or Broader Program Description: The Food Pantry Program at First AME Church of Los Angeles is a project of the Sarah Allen Women’s Missionary Society to provide low income families with groceries on the fourth Saturday of each month. This includes van deliveries to the homebound and disabled senior clients requesting aid as well as walkup clients from the community. Impact: Your volunteer efforts directly assist low-income families and homebound and disabled seniors by providing them greatly needed food each month. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Five volunteers are needed maximum per month.. Arrival time is 7:00am to help with the bagging of groceries and produce for the home deliveries. Volunteers are also needed for the walk up clients; food will distributed promptly at 9:00am. COVID19 Requirements: Due to the current pandemic, we are only seeking volunteers within the following parameters:  Volunteers who are healthy and showing no signs of illness.  Volunteers who are not members of high-risk groups for COVID-19 (high risk groups include those 60+, with underlying health conditions, or who are pregnant).  Volunteers age 18 or older  Must wear gloves (and masks preferred) while serving clients and handling grocery items. (Gloves will be provided onsite if volunteer does not have any)

Los Angeles, CA

9/26/20 7:00 AM + more

Serve our unhoused community - Shower of Hope at St. James Church

Quick Overview: At St. James Episcopal Church, assist our unsheltered population in Mid-City with accessing mobile shower stations provided by Shower of Hope, grab & go meals, and donated clothing Impact: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are seeking sanitation, meals, and clothing. Your efforts will help provide them with these necessities. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As an overview: - Cleaning: Setting up chairs, sanitizing/wiping them down, picking up trash, cleaning the area - Hallway attendant/monitors bathrooms: Make sure that the area will be secure due to the donation room & kitchen. - Hand out ready-made meals - Select clothing from the donation closet in the Church - At the End/Breakdown: throw away the garbage & taking them to the dumpster. If anyone uses the kitchen, wipe down the area & bathroom. Requirements: Volunteers will social distance by keeping 6ft from each other. All personal protective equipment, sanitation, and sanitizing materials are provided. Parking: St. James lot, on St. Andrews. Do not park on the street. 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 I am aware and understand 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

10/3/20 8:30 AM + more

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

*UPDATE: The LA Regional Food Bank is still committed to getting food to those who need it during the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of volunteers is our top priority and we are taking necessary precautions listed below. WHAT: Help provide L.A.'s homeless community with access to food by volunteering at a local food bank ABOUT LARFB: LARFB 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. https://www.lafoodbank.org/ * If you're looking to volunteer at LARFB's Commerce location, please follow this link: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C3l00000iCnHN VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: 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! IMPACT: Volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is one of the best volunteer opportunities in LA. By donating a few hours of your time, you’ll help us provide food for the 2 million people in Los Angeles County who face food insecurity. Volunteers help us by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need. REQUIREMENTS: ALL volunteers must bring a signed L.A. Regional Food Bank Image Release Form and L.A. Regional Food Bank Waiver Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. Dress Code: Casual attire and closed-toe shoes. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, open-toed and high-heeled shoes are prohibited. 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. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, has also committed to: Implementing social distancing measures. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Providing hand sanitizer pumps. Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility once an hour, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces. Providing gloves to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and to elbow bump instead of shake hands. 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! All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Vernon, CA

9/26/20 9:00 AM + more

⚙ Help the Hungry with Phone Calls and Research

WHAT: Help the hungry find food by calling, emailing, and researching food pantries and soup kitchens for Food Oasis. ABOUT FOOD OASIS: Food Oasis is a website created by Hack for LA that aims to make it easy for people to both access and donate food, closing the food redistribution loop. VOLNTEER ACTIVITY: This virtual volunteer opportunity occurs via Zoom. It starts off with a training where you'll learn about food insecurity and also how to gather the needed information. After that, you'll all spend an hour doing independent research. Finally, all volunteers will regroup to discuss. IMPACT: Los Angeles county has the largest number of food insecure people in the nation and yet wastes over one million tons of food a year! Your research will put mechanisms in place to stop that. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and complete a minor waiver. SPECIAL NOTES: This is a remote volunteer opportunity QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button!

Los Angeles, CA

9/26/20 10:00 AM + more

Be a mentor for a low-income high school student

Are you craving a 1:1 volunteer experience where you can really make a meaningful impact on someone else's life? If so, volunteer as a mentor with Minds Matter - you'll work directly with a low-income, first-generation high school student from Sophomore through Senior year, helping them understand their goals and potential and providing them individual encouragement and guidance. Mentors are paired with a co-mentor and a student. Mentoring sessions occur every Saturday during the academic school year and are divided into activities to help you build a bond with your mentee and focused time for both mentors to help their mentee navigate the various projects that are part of the program's curriculum, such as applying to summer programs at universities across the country where they can get a taste of college-level courses and life on campus. Mission: 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. For more information, visit the Minds Matter LA webiste (http://mindsmatterla.org or email us at volunteer@mindsmatterla.org). To apply: fill out the application at http://tfaforms.com/310839 Mentor Commitment: * Participate every Saturday during the academic school year from 12pm-2:30pm (approx 25 sessions/year, currently on zoom but ultimately in Boyle Heights) * 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: 10 graduating classes - 130 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)

Los Angeles, CA

9/26/20 12:00 PM + more

⚙ SERVE IT UP: Prep and Provide Meals for the Homeless @ LA Mission

WHAT: Help prepare and serve the evening meal at L.A. Mission. ABOUT L.A. MISSION: Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless living on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row. http://www.losangelesmission.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: L.A. Works volunteers bring a warm, hearty dinner to some of the 1,800 homeless served daily. Throughout the evening, volunteers help to prep the kitchen, prepare, serve, clean, and organize the kitchen. IMPACT: Our volunteers are the heartbeat of Los Angeles Mission. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of our neighbors and friends in the Skid Row area. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must wear the following or they cannot participate: Long pants Closed-toe shoes Volunteers may not wear the following: Shorts, mini skirts Midriffs, tank tops, sleveless tops Tight or see-through clothing Sandals, open-toed shoes Dangling earrings Additional Requirements: Please do not sign up more than two weeks in advance of the project. Must be at least 16 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. No cameras - pictures are prohibited Must provide at least 48 hours of notice if you must cancel. We often have a waitlist and no-showing leaves us short-handed and isn't fair to our waitlist. SPECIAL NOTES: Free parking off Winston. Please approach the gate and say you're working for the mission. The entrance is on the backside of the mission. 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 L.A. Mission 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. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am 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

12/12/20 3:30 PM + more

Bagging Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Produce

Quick Overview: Mondays 9a.m.-12p.m: Volunteers are needed to bag produce (fruits and vegetables), so the bags can be ready for our public food distribution events. Impact: Heart of Compassion is dedicated to being a lighthouse of hope and help for Montebello and our local communities. We rely on our valuable volunteers to help us achieve our mission of Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. We currently provide loads of groceries for more than 400 families weekly at our public food distributions. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers are responsible for safely handling food products, such as fruits and vegetables, as they bag and prepare it for our public distributions. Volunteers are responsible for following their team leader's directions and having a good attitude. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs old to work in our warehouse. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes for working in the warehouse, wear modest clothing, wear a mask and gloves (gloves are provided if needed), allow staff to check their temperature upon arrival, check in and out with the office every day they volunteer, be willing to stand for long periods of time, and let the office know if they cannot attend their scheduled shift. Accessibility: Let us know if you need accomodations in order to volunteer with us. If you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 323-727-7997. 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.

Montebello, CA

9/28/20 9:00 AM + more

Help guide at-risk middle school students - all from the comfort of YOUR home!

Who are we? The mission of Los Angeles Team Mentoring is to guide at-risk middle school students to realize their full potential as members of our community. Through a unique team approach to mentoring, both virtually and in-person, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during this critical period in their lives. This posting is for our GRYD program. GRYD, Gang Youth Reduction and Development, is an initiative supported by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of gang reduction and its efforts are to reduce gang related violence and strengthen individuals, families and communities. How can YOU help?: Our team-based mentoring model gives you the chance to impact the lives of 12-15 students with the support of another adult mentor. As a mentor you will work with our kids to complete the activities in the provided curriculum and discuss the valuable life lessons learned from the tasks. Examples of these activities include topics in career readiness, self-esteem and confidence building, maintaining healthy relationships, and resolving conflicts/ disagreements. The ideal volunteer mentor will have excellent presentation, project and volunteer management, leadership and conflict management, team-working, organizational, computer and oral and written communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish and English, experience working with high-risk youth and diverse volunteers preferred. Oh, did we mention this is all done from the comfort of your home or office? All meetings with our kids will be done online through our mentor portal. All you need is a device with a camera and internet access! What perks do we offer?: Not only will you be able to make a difference with our kids, you will also have the chance to build your resume and gain real- world experience. You will be able to network with other mentors that are professionals in a variety of fields. LATM will happily write you a letter of recommendation upon request. This will be a GREAT opportunity if you are looking to be in the education, psychology, sociology, social work or child development field. What will YOUR impact be?: This will be the first year we launch our e-mentoring program. Our kids need positive role models now more than ever, and you can be part of this historic move! Despite not being a tutoring program, our mentored youth are more likely to graduate from high school, go to college, and receive higher grades compared to non-mentored youth. An hour of your time once a week can make all the difference! More details: The is a weekly commitment on a scheduled day and time-- on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm. Sessions are approximately an hour long. Our program year goes from September 2020 to June 2021! To receive a New Mentor Application - contact korellana@latm.org -or- pgonzalez@latm.org for an application! Requirements: Have an electronic device with a camera and internet access Be a CA resident and 18 years or older Pass a criminal background check Provide two personal references Complete a 90-minute virtual mentor training Adhere to all program policies and procedures

Los Angeles, CA

9/28/20 3:30 PM

Drive In Movie Night - Coco

Quick Overview: We are happy to announce Aviva’s first Drive-In Movie Night Fundraiser featuring Disney Pixar’s COCO on Wednesday, September 30th. If you are interested in supporting this event, please respond to this email with the date you would like to volunteer. We encourage volunteers to dress up in your favorite Coco inspired outfits, help us out and then stay and enjoy the movie and popcorn. Volunteers are needed in each of these areas Set up Assemble flower bouquets Check in Manage photo booths Assist with games Social Media Team- Take photos throughout event for posting on social media Clean up 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 someone by welcoming them with a smile, assisting them, answering their questions, and making this experience memorable. It’s an opportunity to help Aviva fundraise for our programs duringCovid-19 and shine some positivity to all that attend. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will help up set up, asssist during games, take pictures for our social media, manage the photo booth, and clean up. Requirements: Volunteers will need to wear a face covering throughout the duration of their shift. 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.

Calabasas, CA

9/30/20 5:30 PM

⚙ STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food at LARFB in Commerce

*UPDATE: The LA Regional Food Bank is still committed to getting food to those who need it during the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of volunteers is our top priority and we are taking necessary precautions listed below. WHAT: Help provide L.A.'s homeless community with access to food by volunteering at a local food bank ABOUT LARFB: LARFB 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. https://www.lafoodbank.org/ *If you're looking to volunteer at LARFB's Los Angeles location, please follow this link: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0CA0000008bhqoMAA VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: 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! IMPACT: Volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is one of the best volunteer opportunities in LA. By donating a few hours of your time, you’ll help us provide food for the 2 million people in Los Angeles County who face food insecurity. Volunteers help us by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need. REQUIREMENTS: ALL volunteers must bring a signed L.A. Regional Food Bank Image Release Form and L.A. Regional Food Bank Waiver Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. Dress Code: Casual attire and closed-toe shoes. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, open-toed and high-heeled shoes are prohibited. 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. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, has also committed to: Implementing social distancing measures. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Providing hand sanitizer pumps. Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility once an hour, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces. Providing gloves to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and to elbow bump instead of shake hands. 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! All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Commerce, CA

10/3/20 9:00 AM + more

⚙ SPRUCE IT UP: Revitalize TreePeople Park

WHAT: Maintain trails, plant, and tend the nursery at TreePeople Park. ABOUT TREEPEOPLE: TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. https://www.treepeople.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: L.A. Works volunteers come out to help maintain TreePeople Park, a 45-acre area that thousands of Los Angeles-area students visit every year to take part in environmental educational programs. Volunteers help maintain trails, remove invasive plants, re-grade slopes and tend the nursery. IMPACT: Volunteering with TreePeople is fun and rewarding. Our events empower you with the support, training and tools you need to be an engine of change. Join us each week as we plant and care for trees, remove invasive species and maintain our beautiful park! TreePeople’s grassroots activities focus on serving under resourced communities lacking protection from heat and climate impacts, maintaining our 45-acre headquarters here in Coldwater Canyon Park along with restoring our local mountain forests. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers for this project must be at least 14 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. 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. SPECIAL NOTES: This is a physically demanding project. This project will occur rain or shine. 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? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! WANT TO SIGN UP? click on the green SIGN UP button below. Note - teams of 5+ people must email the Opportunity Coordinator ahead of time. *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. 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.

Beverly Hills, CA

10/10/20 9:00 AM

⚙︎ Virtual Tutoring

WHAT: Tutor 1st - 8th grade students in all subjects. ABOUT PROJECT 614: The mission of Project 614’s Virtual Tutoring Center is to close the gap in academic readiness for under-resourced children and restore confidence in their ability to succeed. We encourage students at their current skill level. We empower parents to support their children by sharing resources. We demonstrate empathy and compassion with our words and actions. We celebrate student progress! VOLUNTEER PROJECT: After completing this orientation, you will meet with your student 1-2 times per week based on your availability. Sessions are 45minutes - 1 hour, depending on the families’ preference. You will also be given access to resources to meet your students’ needs as well as a “session journal” to help track your student's growth. IMPACT: This year has highlighted many injustices in our nation, one of which lies within our public education system. Project 614 partners with volunteers and other local programs to assist in making quality education more accessible. Volunteers like you help bridge the education gap. Let’s build together! ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Prior to attending this orientation, volunteers must: Complete our interview process Complete a background check QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you'd like to attend from the drop down menu below and click "Sign Up."

Virtual, CA

10/17/20 11:00 AM + more

⚙ LEND A HAND: Provide Support to Transitional Families

WHAT: Make a difference in the lives of women and children experiencing housing instability. ABOUT ALEXANDRIA HOUSE: Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area, Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for the residents and neighbors alike. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: L.A. Works volunteers support the staff at Alexandria House in maintaining a safe and positive atmosphere for the woman and children living there. Volunteers help with gardening, organizing the garage, cleaning the kitchen, sorting food and clothing, and preparing activities for neighborhood events. IMPACT: In our 22 years of service, almost 200 families and single women have established financial security and moved into permanent housing. After Alexandria House, families become stable and secure permanent housing, they continue to be involved in economic and social services. We provide assistance for ongoing support to help them thrive and remain in their own homes. More than 92% of the families that have gone through the Alexandria House program remain in permanent housing. REQUIREMENTS: 3 hour minimum time commitment. Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! *This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am signing up Activities that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with a third party Agency or Organization, and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction over the site where these Activities take place. The site of these Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

12/20/20 10:00 AM + more

Cuddle and Help Socialize Former Feral Cats for Adoption

Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats is a community resource and rescue center that provides services to help quell the feral cat overpopulation in the Los Angeles area. We are an animal rescue dedicated to socializing feral cats and adopting them out to good homes as well as working with the community to find a humane solution to the cat overpopulation problem. We do TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) and offer free spay/neutering of cats to our Community Partners. Program Description: We are humanely controlling the overpopulation of cars on the street via spay/neutering. Young cats are taken in for socialization and then adopted out. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Cats must have their litter changed, rooms cleaned, simple medications given, babies bottle fed and love and attention given to frightened felines. You'll be expected to help socialize them and turn them into lap cats. MANY opportunities exist within the organization to aid our mission. Time Commitment: Shifts are 2 1/2 hours long, once weekly. Requirements: We provide an orientation and training. Wearing older clothes is recommended. 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: The benefits are emotional as well as physical. Simply being around purring cats is reputed to be good for one's health, and the satisfaction one derives in helping these creatures learn to trust humans and find forever homes is immeasurable.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/18/20

⚙︎LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Serve Food to the Homeless

What: Do more than just show up. Lead the way and become the Project Leader for the "SERVE IT UP: Prep and Provide Meals for the Homeless at LA Mission" About the LA Mission: Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless living on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row. The event you'd manage: At "SERVE IT UP: Prep and Provide Meals for the Homeless at LA Mission," 5-10 volunteers bring a warm, hearty evening meal to some of the 1,800 homeless served daily. Volunteers will organize/clean the kitchen, prepare/serve the meal, and know they're protecting some Skid Row residents from going to bed hungry. Date and time: Leaders needed for: every other Saturday 3:30pm - 5:30pm. every other Sunday 3:30pm - 5:30pm Location: Skid Row, Downtown. Project Leader Requirements: Leaders must commit to leading the project for at least 6 months. Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training. Leaders must clear a background check Project Leader Responsibilities: Assign, direct, and supervise volunteers at events Manage all communication between volunteers, LA Mission, and L.A. Works 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 9/30/20

Doggie Daycare Volunteer - Adopt & Shop Culver City

Please note - we are closed to both the public and volunteers at this time! If you're interested in volunteering, we'd still love for you to complete an application and watch our online orientation video, and we'll reach out to schedule a training for you as soon as we reopen. If you're interested in fostering, please email us at foster@foundanimals.org for more information! Quick Overview: Manage safe play with Daycare pups @ Adopt & Shop Culver City! Organization Name and Website: Love dogs and want to help our nonprofit mission? Volunteer with Michelson Found Animals' Adopt & Shop - www.adoptandshop.org Mission: Michelson Found Animals is a Los Angeles nonprofit devoted to animal welfare! We are an organization of avid animal lovers who focus our efforts on decreasing the number of homeless pets in shelters. We have two Adopt & Shop locations with dogs and cats pulled from high-kill shelters, giving them a second chance at adoption with a number of volunteer and foster opportunities. Adopt & Shop is also a nonprofit pet store, offering a one-stop shop for pet needs! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Our Daycare Volunteers are responsible for assisting staff in the supervision of daycare dogs to ensure that dogs are playing nicely, getting attention, and receiving breaks whenever needed. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about dog behavior and body language in this area. You will learn how to mediate and control dog to dog interactions in a playgroup setting. Weekday morning volunteers are always greatly appreciated! This is a great way to spend your downtime between college courses! By volunteering in Daycare you will not only get hands on animal experience but you will also be directly helping our rescue by supporting the piece that funds our adoption program. Our Adopt & Shop stores are adoption centers that bring animals from local shelters and makes them available to adopt in a bright, happy, retail setting. Adopt & Shop is a non-profit pet shop where every dollar spent is put towards helping a homeless animal. Requirements: 8 hours per month with 3 month commitment. Volunteers must communicate effectively with Volunteer team and on-site staff, and follow all protocols and procedures closely to ensure the health and safety of the animals. *Must be 16+. 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. Additional Details: If you are interested in learning more about us and our rewarding volunteer opportunities, please visit our website (http://www.foundanimals.org/get-involved) or just email us at mfavolunteer@foundanimals.org, we would love to answer your questions! Daycare Shift Times: Monday - Friday: 7-9am, 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-8:30pm Saturday - 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm

Culver City, CA

Through 12/1/20

Pet Care Provider - Adopt & Shop Culver City

Please note - we are closed to both the public and volunteers at this time! If you're interested in volunteering, we'd still love for you to complete an application and watch our online orientation video, and we'll reach out to schedule a training for you as soon as we reopen. If you're interested in fostering, please email us at foster@foundanimals.org for more information! Quick Overview: Want to help adoptable dogs & cats enjoy their time in our shelter?! Organization Name and Website: Volunteer with Michelson Found Animals' Adopt & Shop - www.adoptandshop.org Mission: Michelson Found Animals is a Los Angeles nonprofit devoted to animal welfare! We are an organization of avid animal lovers who focus our efforts on decreasing the number of homeless pets in shelters. We have two Adopt & Shop locations with dogs and cats pulled from high-kill shelters, giving them a second chance at adoption with a number of volunteer and foster opportunities. Adopt & Shop is also a nonprofit pet store, offering a variety of pet products and services to help support our adoptions program! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for help from Pet Care Providers! Your key responsibilities will be caring for the welfare of the cats and dogs at Adopt & Shop, which includes kennel cleaning, feeding, dog walks, enrichment, keeping the facility tidy and so much more! Weekday and weekday morning volunteers are always greatly appreciated! Requirements: 8 hrs per month, 3-month commitment Physically able to: stand for up to 4 hours, learn how to handle cats and dogs of all breeds and sizes, lift up to 25lbs, stoop, bend, or kneel, perform cleaning duties like sweeping or mopping. Volunteers must communicate effectively with Volunteer team and on-site staff, and follow all protocols and procedures closely to ensure the health and safety of the animals. *Volunteers age 13-15 years old must volunteer with a parent/guardian up to 25 hours of service, and have Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors signed prior to volunteering. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Additional Details: If you are interested in learning more about us and our rewarding volunteer opportunities, please visit our website ( http://www.foundanimals.org/get-involved ) or just email us at mfavolunteer@foundanimals.org

Culver City, CA

Through 12/31/20

Kitten Nursery Caregiver - Adopt & Shop Culver City

Please note - we are closed to both the public and volunteers at this time! If you're interested in volunteering, we'd still love for you to complete an application and watch our online orientation video, and we'll reach out to schedule a training for you as soon as we reopen. If you're interested in fostering, please email us at foster@foundanimals.org for more information! Quick Overview: Do you enjoy baby kittens and making a difference in their earliest stages of life?! Organization Name and Email: Volunteer with Michelson Found Animals' Adopt & Shop - www.adoptandshop.org Mission: Michelson Found Animals is a Los Angeles nonprofit devoted to animal welfare! We are an organization of avid animal lovers who focus our efforts on decreasing the number of homeless pets in shelters. We have two Adopt & Shop locations with dogs and cats pulled from high-kill shelters, giving them a second chance at adoption with a number of volunteer and foster opportunities. Adopt & Shop is also a nonprofit pet store, offering a variety of pet products and services to help support our adoptions program! Weekday morning volunteers are always greatly appreciated! But, our pets need help 7-days per week. Volunteer Roles and Opportunities: The Kitten Nursery is located out of our Culver City Adopt & Shop. This program focuses on kittens between the ages of 4-8 weeks of age who are not yet old enough to be placed up for adoption. We need volunteers to help care for kittens in the nursery by cleaning kennels, socializing and feeding and medicating the kittens while we work to find them a temporary foster home where they will stay until they are old enough to be placed up for adoption. Additional Details: If you are interested in learning more about us and our rewarding volunteer opportunities, please visit our website ( http://www.foundanimals.org/get-involved ). Of course, we're happy to answer any questions you may have about our programs so please don't hesitate to ask. We look forward to hearing back from you soon! Requirements: Minimum 8 hours/month, at least 3-month commitment. A basic range of motion and energy to complete tasks like sweeping, mopping, lifting/moving up to 25lbs. *Must be 16+. 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.

Culver City, 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

⚙ Create Care Kits for the Homeless

Quick Overview: Want to help your neighbors experiencing homelessness during COVID-19? Assemble kits for our community's most vulnerable; individuals and families who have/are experiencing homelessness. Mission: PATH's mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. Since 1984, PATH has worked across the state of California to deliver life saving services. While the rest of California stays at home, many of our homeless neighbors don’t have anywhere to turn. PATH will remain on the front lines to help our most vulnerable through street outreach, case management, and food support. We need volunteers like YOU to help us by sending life-saving supplies to those most in need. Impact: PATH serves over 20% of the homeless population in California, through nine interim housing shelters, 14 supportive housing communities, and dozens of outreach teams hitting the streets each day. All of these services will continue through the COVID-19 crisis. Many of those living on the streets are older, sick, or have underlying health issues. This is the group of people who are at the most risk of COVID-19. Now more than ever PATH's work is saving lives, with your support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Care Kits For Outreach As you shop for personal hygiene items, pick up a few extra supplies to help individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Urgent Needs: Hand sanitizer Soap & shampoo Cleansing wipes Socks & cold weather clothing* Blankets* Non-perishable snacks & bottled water *For health and safety reasons, all Care Kit items must be new & unopened. Welcome Home Kits For PATH Families Every week, PATH moves dozens of previously homeless families off the streets and into homes. Help our new residents feel safe and comfortable in their new home by providing a "Welcome Home Kit" filled with basic home goods, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies. Welcome Home Kits are critical, especially amidst all the uncertainty of the global health pandemic. These kits not only meet our families’ essential needs, but they ensure that their space truly feels like home. Urgent Needs: Bedding Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat) Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, uensils) Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste) Cleaning supplies School Supplies Target/Department Store gift cards *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened* Food Support Kits For Seniors Our neighbors living in supportive housing are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. We are in need of non-perishable food donations, so that they may remain safe and healthy in their homes. When you are next out grocery shopping, please consider filling your basket with a few extra food items and/or cleaning supplies to help our most vulnerable neighbors stay healthy. Food support bags can be assembled in cardboard boxes or reusable grocery bags. These kits will be distributed directly to those most in need. Urgent Needs: Cereal Rice or pasta Canned goods Non-perishable snacks Cleaning supplies *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened* Requirements: Feel free to get creative with these kits! Handwritten notes boost morale and let our neighbors know they are not alone.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 2/28/21

⚙ Drop Off Sack Lunches for Skid Row

WHAT: Make and drop off sack lunches for people experiencing homelessness near the Midnight Mission. ABOUT THE MIDNIGHT MISSION: Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction. Our emergency services and 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain healthy, productive lives. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: In compliance with social distancing protocols, you'll make 10+ sack lunches at home and then drop them off at the mission between 7am and 11am. (You can drop off later than 11am, but meals will be given out the next day.) You won't be in contact with anyone, but can still have a powerful impact. IMPACT: The Midnight Mission is a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider. They need your help now more than ever - they went from feeding roughly 400 people at each meal to feeding 1800 people each meal. And with food supplies scarcer than before, the Midnight Mission needs your help feeding the hungry. REQUIREMENTS: Sack lunches should consist of... Ham, turkey, or beef sandwich with light mayo/mustard (To be cautious of nut allergies, we request no peanut butter and jelly sandwiches please) 2+ side snacks (chips, fruit, granola bars, cheese, etc) No need to include beverages or napkins (those are covered by the Mission) 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. SPECIAL NOTES: In addition to your sack lunches, any donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated. Disposable, multi-compartment to-go food containers Disposable lunch bags Disposable utensils (forks, spoons, knives) Loaves of bread Plastic wrap Produce bags Re-sealable storage bags Single serving beverages Antibacterial disinfecting wipes Disposable gloes EPA approved antibacterial disinfecting cleaners Hand sanitizer Infrared no-touch thermometers Surgical masks 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 an accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Express Interest button below and the Opportunity Coordinator will follow up with your next steps All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 1/1/21

Adults Empowering Teens: An Online Program

Sages & Seekers is a free award-winning program designed to bring together teens and Seniors to share their unique gifts. In tribal cultures, the Elders have a vital and important role; they are the keepers of the memories and the wisdom. You, our Seniors, have so much to offer the world; your maturity and experience allows for a larger perspective of life from which our teens can learn. We are launching 4-Week & 6-Week ONLINE Programs, 60 minutes a week. The lack of authentic conversation and connection is impacting humanity in profound ways. Loneliness has the same impact on mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. We will coach you on how to set-up and use Zoom if needed! The Art of Conversation – reclaiming authentic connection! The upcoming program topic we explore will be “Relationships”. Share your life experiences with interested teens. Programs start every month - Join us! Our programs are 60 minutes long, one day a week, with 5 students, 5 Sages, and a facilitator. We chat as a community for 15 minutes, then each Sage is randomly paired with a student for 40 minutes in break-out rooms. We end with 5 minute of wrap-up.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

⚙︎LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Sort food for the hungry with LA's largest food bank

WHAT: Lead volunteers in stocking, shelving, and sorting food for L.A.'s homeless population at the largest food pantry in the city! ABOUT LARFB: The Los Angeles 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. THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY YOU'D LEAD: "STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food with L.A. Regional Food Bank" is an opportunity for volunteers to sort, stack and shelve valuable food to distribute to the hungry throughout Los Angeles. Make someone's day or dinner! AS THE PROJECT LEADER, YOU'D BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: confirming volunteers beforehand orienting/training volunteers prior to event managing all communication with volunteers, LARFB, and L.A. Works ​TIME: Every other Saturday 9am - 1pm. LOCATION: Commerce or South L.A. PROJECT LEADER REQUIREMENTS: Must attend a virtual L.A. Works training Must commit to leading for a minimum of 8 months 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!

Commerce, CA

Through 9/30/20

Outreach Committee Member

Quick Overview: Recruit volunteers, assist with fundraising, propose partnerships and opportunities to the Board of Directors. Organization Name: Dynasty Youth United Association Impact: Dynasty's United Youth Association's mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and culture competence through academic instruction and mental conditioning. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health, and social needs are not being met and build a bridge of resources that helps students leverage their strengths and find a sense of true purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Work with board members to find volunteers, identify strategic partnerships, and assist board members in outreach activities. Requirements: Attend board meetings part-time, and set achievable goals in line with the vision set by the board.

Baldwin Hills, CA

Through 1/1/21

Have Free Time This Summer? Help St. Margaret's Center Reopen Safely!

Quick Overview: Have time available this summer? Have an outgoing personality and like interacting with people? We need volunteers to help monitor the door when our Center re-opens in July. Mission or Broader Program Description: St. Margaret's Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Inc., has served low-income and homeless families since 1987. The Center provides a comprehensive range of emergency and supportive services to about 10,000 unduplicated individuals annually in the Los Angeles "L.A.X." area, primarily those living in the cities or streets of Lennox and surrounding communities. During these changing times St. Margaret's Center has been on the front lines providing meals to those in need. For more information please visit our website: https://sites.google.com/site/smcxmas/Covid-19Response Impact: ​ As LA County starts to reopen, we are going back to our normal services as well and we need help! We are a community resource center in Inglewood serving the local LAX community's poverty-level families by providing many services such as, food and diapers to families, sack lunches, hygiene kits and showers to homeless, and financial assistance to families in need. While it is necessary for us to go back to normal, we also need to ensure we meet the necessary precautions for Covid-19. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We need volunteers to help direct clients to ensure with physical distancing by limiting client flow in the lobby and taking their temperature. We have several shifts available. Our hours are 8:30-5pm, (closed for lunch, noon to 1pm), on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Two shifts available, 9-12pm or 1-4pm. (Bilingual helpful) 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.

Inglewood, CA

Through 10/1/20

Construction volunteers to build a dwelling unit for the Homeless

Quick Overview: Help construct a 984 sf house from start to finish including foundation, plumbing, framing, roofing, flooring, etc. Organization Name & Website: Care for Others Foundation www.careforothersfoundation.org Please contact James Holmes (310) 946-5034 or via email at jamesharley2013@gmail.com Mission: The Foundation’s main purpose is to create affordable housing, along with community development, for clean and sober living Homeless, Veterans, Seniors and Mature Adults. Our Foundation is in the heart of the community, with the community at heart. Impact: Your volunteer efforts with our non-profit Foundation will provide housing for six (6) Homeless/Veteran/Senior individuals. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers are only permitted by the city to work on the following days: Monday through Friday (7am – 9pm) Saturday or National Holidays (8 am – 6 pm) Sunday is not permitted In response to COVID-19 we are implementing health and safety requirements including wearing a face mask, social distancing protocols, non-touch temperature check and frequent handwashing/santizing. Requirements: Construction experience, Ages 18+, clean & sober, time/shift commitment (as available), sign up & interview with homeowner. In response to COVID-19 we are implementing health and safety requirements including wearing a face mask, social distancing protocols, non-touch temperature check and frequent handwashing/santizing. Additional Details: The groundwork (including permits & architectural design plans) is complete. All materials to be provided (as outlined in design plans) for this 984 sq. ft., 2-story, 3-bedroom ADU. Accessibility: Jobsite is easily accessible in backyard of property. Parking on street, some parking in driveway. When you click Express Interest, an Opportunity Coordinator will email you with further instructions. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/18/20

Virtual Mentors: Empower Families Who Have Exited Homelessness

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are embracing a virtual mentoring process in which our training, mentor kickoff meeting, and all mentor activities will occur virtually. After COVID, all mentors will begin the "in-person" chapter of their mentee relationship. WHO: Imagine LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of family homelessness and chronic poverty via a supercharged blend of mentoring and social services. WHAT: We are actively seeking volunteer mentors: individuals from all walks of life who are committed to fighting intergenerational poverty and homelessness in Los Angeles and play an essential role in fulfilling our mission. Our mentors are eager to work in a team of like-minded peers and commit to a long-term volunteer position that’s incredibly fulfilling. WHERE: This is a virtual opportunity during COVID-19 and can be done from anywhere, including the comfort of your home. After COVID passes, all mentors will start the "in-person" chapter of their relationship. COMMITMENT: Mentors commit to twice-monthly sessions, for 12-18 months total. HOW: Imagine LA’s professional staff of social workers trains all Volunteer Mentors on our innovative Family Empowerment & Mentorship model, which utilizes intensive family case management and supercharges it with mentorship and access to private and public resources. We then match our Volunteer Mentors with families who have experienced homelessness and are now housed. Working in teams, they ensure the families maintain their housing, attain self-sufficiency, and thrive. WHY: Thanks to the support of volunteers like you, all Imagine LA Families remain in housing; incomes are up 71%; kids are thriving in school and graduating; and all receive regular medical care and are building crucial wellness habits. 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 Brian Rosenbaum at brian@imaginela.org. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button below. You can learn more by visiting http://action.imaginela.org/mentor_overview.

Through 3/23/21

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