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Tutor/Mentor Underprivileged Children

Quick Overview: Volunteers will tutor students in elementary school with homework and core courses to help them grasp learning concepts and to improve their confidence, grades and test scores. Also, when time permits, volunteers will incorporate fun fit-sports activities to address the nation's child obesity issue. Mission or Broader Program Description: Joseph Learning Lab's educational outreach organization is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). We tutor and mentor underprivileged children, who are being left behind the learning curve. We are on a mission to close the learning gap, reduce the dropout rate, and develop students of all ages and diverse backgrounds by allowing them an equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. Impact: Your efforts to Tutor and Mentor underprivileged children gives them one-on-one help with homework and core courses to help grasp learning concepts to improve their confidence, grades and test scores. We also incorporate fun Fit-sports activities to address the nation's child obesity issue. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Tutors are needed after school from 3:10 pm to 4:30 pm to help underprivileged children with homework and core courses. Requirements: Volunteers should have education & skills working with children at the Elementary grade level. Orientation, Training and an Application Process needs to be completed.

Signal Hill, CA

4/24/19 3:00 PM +more

Group Mentoring

Agency Description: Our mission is to help promising, yet educationally underserved and economically disadvantaged students reach high school graduation and have access to higher education through programs that also contribute to systemic change. Program Description: The Fulfillment Fund's Group Mentoring Program will place 8-10 middle school students in a classroom setting with 1-2 caring adult volunteer mentors. Through supportive and consistent mentoring relationships, students are motivated and inspired to reach their fullest potential. The curriculum is focused on the social and emotional development of the students while learning about college access information. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: A Fulfillment Fund mentor is a trusted guide, an encouraging, positive force in a student's life. Our mentors commit to being part of the program for one year, with the intention of continuing through middle school graduation. Mentors will meet with their students in a group setting once a week on Wednesday's from 3:30pm-4:45pm. Mentors will then meet with the Mentor Program Advisor for a 15 minute debrief about how the day went and to answer any questions you might have. All curriculum and materials are provided by the Fulfillment Fund. All we ask is that you show up and have a fun time with the students. Time Commitment: Wednesday from 3:30pm-5pm. Special Instructions: Mentors in our program will receive ongoing training opportunities and support from full-time Mentor Program Advisors (MPAs) that help facilitate the mentoring relationship. Mentors will be interviewed, screened, trained, and complete a livescan before the start of the program. Benefits: The opportunity to be a positive influence and role model in a young person's life. Greater connectedness to the community and the feeling of "giving back." The ability to help guide a student on the path to college and success. 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. *This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.

Los Angeles, CA

4/24/19 3:30 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. Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless living on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row. Volunteer Project: L.A. Works volunteers contribute to bringing a warm, hearty dinner to the homeless, just one of the 1,800 served daily. Throughout the evening, volunteers help to prep the kitchen, prepare and serve the meal and clean and organize the kitchen. *Please do not sign up more than two weeks in advance of the project.* Dress Code: Volunteers CANNOT wear the following otherwise you will not be able to volunteer in the kitchen. Shorts, mini skirts Midriffs, tank tops, sleveless tops Tight or see-through clothing Sandals, open-toed shoes Dangling earrings Cameras - taking pictures is prohibited ****Volunteers MUST wear long pants in order to work in the kitchen. Age Requirement: Volunteers for this project must be at least 13 years of age. Parking: Winston has free parking, please approach the gate and say you're working for the mission today. The entrance is on the backside of the front of the mission. Minors: Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. Accessibility: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. Because of the importance and sensitivity of feeding the homeless, a sincere commitment is necessary when signing up for this project. Notice of cancellation must be notified 48 hours in advance. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles, CA

5/22/19 5:30 PM +more

Serve Breakfast to the Homeless

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

Los Angeles, CA

5/3/19 7:00 AM +more

Science Lab Intern

Quick Overview: Science Lab Interns are needed Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. ( Interns' schedule is flexible.) The Science Lab intern will assist teachers by managing the school's Science Lab. Mission or Broader Program Description: Heliotrope Ave. Elementary School is a public education institution. As a S.T.E.A.M. certified school, we seek to provide students with a 21st-century-oriented learning environment. Impact: The Science Lab Intern will enable teachers to conduct lessons smoothly and efficiently. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The Science Lab intern will organize, set up, clean, store, and inventory materials. In addition, interns will be responsible for setting up and updating bulletin boards. Requirements: Intern must be 18 years or older. Must be self-directed, prompt, and organized. Must also, be willing to be fingerprinted. ,

Maywood, CA

4/25/19 8:00 AM

Help Distribute Food To Those In Need!

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

Los Angeles, CA

4/25/19 11:00 AM +more

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. Volunteers will meet at 4286 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, Ca 90008 at 12pm. 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 desolant 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. *Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Additional Details: Please check your email and confirmation - Please wear a smile!

Los Angeles, CA

6/27/19 12:00 PM +more

Share your Job and Career Experience

Use your personal experience to help youth seeking jobs. WHO: The Boys & Girls Club runs a program for high school teens geared towards assessing their strengths and interests, building job search skills, and preparing them to join the workforce. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the skills to apply to for summer jobs or internships. WHAT: Volunteers are needed to share their job experience. Each volunteer will have the opportunity to talk about their job and career experience: What is their job? How did they get it? What education did it require? Tips? Suggestions? This will be followed by questions from the students. REQUIREMENTS: For our RSVP volunteers - age 55 & over 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.

Los Angeles, CA

4/25/19 3:00 PM

Fight Hunger at Thursday's Farmers Market in Thousand Oaks

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

Thousand Oaks, CA

4/25/19 4:15 PM +more

Serve Food to People Experiencing Homeless in Venice

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

Los Angeles, CA

5/16/19 7:00 PM +more

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

Mission: Prepare nutritious grocery bags for those living with HIV/AIDS. Impact: APLA Health and Wellnes is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy. Volunteer Project: Volunteers help prepare grocery and nutrition bags for distribution through the Necessities of Life Program, which provides food and other basic necessities to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Special Notes: APLA policy prohibits the following: tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, or open-toe shoes. APLA requires all volunteers to complete 1) an online application and 2) the release form packet. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death for people living with HIV, so repeat volunteers must provide evidence of a negative TB test. Minors: Minors over 16 may volunteer for this project, but must 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. Accessibility: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles, CA

5/1/19 6:00 PM +more

Serve Food to People Experiencing Homeless in Downtown LA

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

Los Angeles, CA

5/17/19 7:00 PM +more

*FURRY FUN: Walk and Play Catch with a Furry Friend

What: Walk, play catch, offer companionship and make new furry friends at Wags and Walks Adoption Center. Wags and Walks is a community of dog lovers working to promote shelter dogs as the best dogs in the world and to break the stigma that rescue dogs are damaged goods. Through advocacy of unique family-friendly foster and adoption programs, Wags and Walks’ commitment is to help decrease the number of dogs euthanized in local shelters by showing the community that you can find wonderful dogs of all breeds and sizes through rescue. Impact: Your volunteer efforts contribute to the happiness and health our dogs. Socializing and caring for these dogs during their stay at the Wags & Walks center is key to their happiness, and ultimately their adoption. With over 3 million dogs entering shelters each year, giving back to these dogs in need is an amazing way to give back and keep them happy while they wait for their forever home. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Every second Saturday come volunteer to have fun with adorable and adoptable dogs at the Wags and Walks Adoption Center. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to walk, bath, feed and play fetch with the dogs at the adoption center. Requirements: 18 years or older Must be comfortable around dogs of all breeds, sizes, and temperaments Please do not bring your own dogs No cell phones Must have closed toed shoes Additional Details: All of these dogs have come directly from a high-kill shelter environment and need patience and love while they decompress. Click Here To Watch An Orientation Video

Los Angeles, CA

7/27/19 7:45 AM +more

Ascot Hills Earth Day

Quick Overview: Tree and Shrub Planting, Nature Restoration North East Trees and its Field Crew will be present to guide volunteers on the planting of native, drought tolerant shrubs and trees. Info table and light refreshments and snacks will be available. Mission or Broader Program Description: North East Trees’ mission is to restore Nature’s services in resource-challenged communities through a collaborative resource development, implementation, and stewardship process. North East Trees’ mission is to restore Nature’s services in resource-challenged communities through a collaborative resource development, implementation, and stewardship process. Impact: Once a service trail for Los Angeles City Departments, the 90 acre Ascot Hills Park continues to be restored to its natural state. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will prepare planting areas, plant, mulch and maintain existing native shrubs. Requirements: Waiver, Personal Protective Equipment, hiking shoes. Accessibility: Some portions of the volunteer areas will be difficult for accessibility requirements.

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 8:30 AM

Ascot Hills Park Earth Day

Quick Overview: Tree and Shrub Planting, Nature Restoration North East Trees and its Field Crew will be present to guide volunteers on the planting of native, drought tolerant shrubs and trees. Info table and light refreshments and snacks will be available. Mission or Broader Program Description: North East Trees’ mission is to restore Nature’s services in resource-challenged communities through a collaborative resource development, implementation, and stewardship process. North East Trees’ mission is to restore Nature’s services in resource-challenged communities through a collaborative resource development, implementation, and stewardship process. Impact: Once a service trail for Los Angeles City Departments, the 90 acre Ascot Hills Park continues to be restored to its natural state. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will prepare planting areas, plant, mulch and maintain existing native shrubs. Requirements: Waiver, Personal Protective Equipment, hiking shoes. Accessibility: Some portions of the volunteer areas will be difficult for accessibility requirements.

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 8:30 AM

Earth Day LA

What better way to celebrate earth than by planting a tree? Come out to Sun Valley Recreation Center and join City Plants for a fun and family-friendly day of climate and community action! Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Please wear close-toed shoes and bring a reusable water bottle, if possible. For more information about this event, please reach out to City Plants at (213) 473-9950. * Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. City Plants is a non-profit partner of the City of Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power. Through a partnership with seven major tree planting organizations, City Plants plants and distributes nearly 15,000 trees on an annual basis. City Plants envisions an L.A. in which people in every neighborhood have equal access to trees & their benefits - clean air, better health, cooling shade, energy efficiency, and a friendlier, more vibrant neighborhood.

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 8:30 AM

*BE A KID AGAIN: Fit Fun at Aviva

What: Come do yoga, junior olympics, axe-throwing - ok maybe not axe-throwing - with Aviva kids while their guardians attend class. Aviva is a non-profit serving Los Angeles children and families in crisis via compassionate support, therapeutic servics, and guidance. Volunteer Project: Volunteers and kids will do obstacle courses, relay races, and other physical activities before winding down with yoga and meditation. While their guardians attend enrichment classes, these kids (infants to school age) will be lifting their minds and spirits with an emphasis on physical fitness. Additional Details: To positively influence the lives of Aviva's youth and/or adults: Maintain appropriate boundaries, no physical contact Provide a listening ear instead of advice Leave your smokes and vapes at home Respect privacy by taking no photos Have a positive attitude Model commitment Be professional Most importantly - have FUN! Age requirement: 21 and older. Accessibility: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button. *This is a Signature Project ed by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader for a non-profit partner. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles, CA

5/4/19 8:30 AM +more

Outdoor Volunteer Day: Alta Vicente

The mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is to "preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all." Program Description: Please join us for our Outdoor Volunteer Day from 9am to 12pm at Alta Vicente Reserve! Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We will be working to remove invasive weeds which degrade important wildlife habitat and will be replacing them with native, drought tolerant plants! We will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. A reusable water bottle is recommended. * Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.

Rch Palos Vrd, CA

4/27/19 9:00 AM +more

April 2019 Community Garden Day

Come get your hands dirty at our next Community Garden Day, held at our beautiful 1.5 acre garden at 24th Street Elementary School! With your help, we'll spend the morning beautifying our 1.5 acre garden by weeding, mulching, watering, planting seeds, and more. April's CGD will also feature fun activities for the whole family including an interactive cooking demo, educational harvesting session, and plenty of arts and crafts. We'll also share a healthy lunch together in the garden prepared by our student chefs. Garden School Foundation's Mission Garden School Foundation provides in-depth garden-based learning to youth at Title 1 schools in Los Angeles, strengthening connections between education, food justice, environmental awareness, and healthy communities. By using the full transformative potential of school gardens as teaching sites, we nurture a healthy and mindful generation of children that care for their bodies, their communities, and the earth. We currently serve seven Title I elementary schools, reaching over 3,000 students and their families each year. Your Impact as a GSF Volunteer Our volunteers play a vital role in the work that we do at GSF. Your volunteer efforts help keep our gardens beautiful and edible through the school year. Your hard work makes it possible for our students to enjoy the garden and harvest herbs and veggies year round for cooking classes. Our volunteers not only enhance the educational experience of our students but also help share the magical world of gardening with kids and their families across LA. Volunteer Requirements Volunteers should wear close toe shoes and loose, comfy clothes that are school appropriate. We encourage volunteers to bring their own water bottle and sunscreen. We'll provide light refreshments and all necessary tools and supplies. You don't need any gardening experience to participate - just a willingness to get dig in and get those hands dirty! * Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Parking and Garden Location There is ample street parking by the school. The garden is located at the back of the school, past the playground. You can enter the school through the parking lot with the GSF banner out front. Follow the chalk signs through the metal door, around the cafeteria, and past the basketball hoops to the garden.

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 9:00 AM

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

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

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 9:00 AM +more

Habitat Restoration at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!

Quick Overview: Help beautify and restore the natural flora and fauna of Debs Park. We ask you to join us in removing undesirable weeds and watering our native restoration areas. With your help, we can make Northeast LA a bird friendly community. Mission or Broader Program Description: The Audubon Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. The nature-based education and community programs at Debs Park are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society, and is a vital part of Audubon’s national outreach initiative to engage Latino audiences. The Center, which is surrounded by predominately Latino neighborhoods, is a unique gathering place and dynamic focal point for outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation action. Impact: We are a field program of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the country. We are situated in the largest piece of public open space in the lower Los Angeles River Watershed. The Center is a vital and unique gathering place for the Northeast LA community. Our mission is to inspire people to experience, understand, and care for the local natural world. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join us in and around our native plant nursery where we propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair, seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! We need you, but more importantly, our neighBIRDS need you! Requirements: Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day. * Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 9:00 AM +more

*NEXTLA Ready to Learn: Reading and Art with 1st Graders

Project Description: Help volunteers of NextLA, in partnership with L.A. Works, inspire a lifelong love of reading in a group of first grade students! Assist students at an elementary school within the Los Angeles Unified School District improve overall reading ability, expand vocabulary, build self-confidence, and broaden their perception of their own potential. NextLA is a nonprofit organization offering professional development, community engagement and network building opportunities for LA’s emerging professionals, ages 21-40. Learn more at NextLA.com. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: Volunteers work directly with the children either one-on-one or in small groups. They listen to children read, assist them as necessary, and document the number of books and pages read. Volunteers also help the children complete the session’s designated art project. No teaching or art experience is necessary. Time Commitment: 10:00AM-1:00PM on one Saturday per month. Volunteers are encouraged to attend at least three Saturdays throughout the course of the school year to build a stronger bond with the students. Requirements: All volunteers on the premises must clear a background check. The background check provided by Verified Volunteers costs $23. Please allow up to one week for processing. We will inform you of your status upon completion of the screening process. Background checks are valid indefinitely and do not need to be repeated. While this project is open to the public, priority is given to current NextLA members. To ensure your spot with this project, you have the option to Join NextLA – which also gives you access to all NextLA programming! All volunteers must register with L.A. Works, if they are not already. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. How to Apply: Register for your LA Works account Join NextLA as a member (Optional) On LA Works website click "Express Interest" button for each Ready to Learn session date you are interested in Complete your background check through Verified Volunteers (email invitation will be sent once you express interest in a session) Wait for email confirming your background check has cleared prior to attending your upcoming RTL session **For any questions about the application process or volunteering with Ready to Learn please contact Karin Brummell at karin.brummell@gmail.com Note: Your spot on our volunteer roster is pending background check approval (including payment) Benefits: Assist at an elementary school that serves a predominantly minority and economically disadvantaged student body Improve language skills for many children who are learning English as a second language Boost a child’s self-esteem through a relatively small time commitment Discover or revisit new and classic children’s books Meet a wonderful, diverse group of fellow volunteers Morning snack and lunch are provided

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 10:00 AM +more

Native Garden Intern

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is recruiting native garden interns at our White Point Nature Center's Native Demonstartion Graden. This is an unpaid postion. The PVPLC engages volunteers in the development and maintenance of native plant gardens in order to demonstrate how gardening with native plants is beneficial for the environment. The Native Plant Garden Intern will work under the direction of the Garden Manager and Stewardship Associate to learn about native plant gardening practices to enhance the visual aesthetic of the White Point Native Plant Garden in San Pedro. Tasks will include pruning, mulching, trail repairs, and planting shrubs. All skills will be taught by the Garden Manager and tools will be provided. Internship runs from approximately mid September thru mid December, however hours and start date is flexible. Time Commitment: 3 months, at least 6 hours a week. Start anytime. Open until filled. Requirements: • Must be at least 16 years old *Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. • Experience with horticulture, gardening, or native plants is a plus • Ability to work outdoors all day, lift 40 pounds, and work in a team and individually Send application with a cover letter and resume to: Brittany Goldsmith Volunteer Program Manager 310-541-7613 x 215 bgoldsmith@pvplc.org *This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 10:00 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Ventura

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

Ventura, CA

4/27/19 11:15 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Pasadena

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Pasadena, CA

4/27/19 11:45 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Calabasas

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

Calabasas, CA

4/27/19 11:45 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Burbank

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us. Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same. Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. **All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

Burbank, CA

4/27/19 12:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Torrance

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

Torrance, CA

4/27/19 12:00 PM +more

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

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

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 12:30 PM +more

DOG ADOPTION EVENT VOLUNTEERS APRIL 27TH

Hello Amazing Volunteers, Ouick Overview: We have an Adoption Event Saturday and we need your help! Are you available Saturday April 27th from 1-6pm? If you can't stay the full 1-6pm, we have shorter shifts too 1-4, 3-6 or helping with transports would be amazing too! Water is available for all, you'll be fed pizza and paid in doggie kisses! Mission & Impact: We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing dogs from various Los Angeles shelters the day they are to be euthanized. Our goal is to help provide animals with a second chance to a happy life and to help reduce pet overpopulation through spay and neuter programs. Once rescued, we place our dogs into loving foster homes while they await adoption. We do not keep dogs in kennels. Placing the dogs in foster homes is the first step to rehabilitation, as it allows us to thoroughly evaluate a dog's demeanor and needs enabling us to make the perfect match of dog and permanent owner. We attribute our high rate of successful placement to our foster program. At Ace of Hearts, we do not discriminate against any breed, including those in the bully breed family. Additionally, Ace of Hearts is dedicated to educating the public on how to be responsible pet owners and on the importance of spaying and neutering. We believe the real solution to pet overpopulation is through spaying and neutering pets. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Helping with setup and/or teardown Transporting dogs from their foster homes to the event, or back home afterwards Refilling water bowls, making sure dogs have treats and are comfortable Walking dogs Hanging out with dogs (this is 70% of the job) Cleanup Location: West HollyWood Petco 508 N Doheny Dr West Hollywood, CA 90048 Time: 1:00pm to 6:00pm for Volunteers (event runs from 2:00 to 5:00pm for the public) ​Requirements: All ages and ability levels are welcome! Under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. All volunteers are required to fill out an Ace of Hearts Volunteer Waiver Form. We do Require a Volunteer Waiver from everyone, that will be sent via docusign.net. Please reply to an email you will get confirming you are able to volunteer. * Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Additional Details: If you aren't able to make it to this event, we have many volunteer opportunities every day! In addition to needing volunteers for this event, we are always in need of standby volunteers for the next two weeks. For example, transporting a dog to the vet or delivering medication for a dog in need, dog walking or even fostering for just a few nights. If this sounds of interest to you, please reply with your availability and tasks you might be interested in helping with. If you are available to help, please call 310-652-8683 or email volunteers@aceofheartsdogs.com We look forward to hearing from you!

West Hollywood, CA

4/27/19 1:00 PM

Cardboard Challenge @ Two Bit Circus

Quick Overview: This monthly event series is brought to you by Imagination.org, a new division of Two Bit Circus Foundation. It is a fun, collaborative way to get the entire family involved in some good old fashioned fun with cardboard. We'll provide the supplies, you supply the imagination. Make something that inspires you and in turn inspires others. From robots to rocket ships to cardboard castles- The sky is the limit! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities/Requirements: Join us on the fourth Saturday of each month from 1-3pm. As a volunteer you will interact with and help guests build their cardboard creations, encouraging their creativity and inspiring new ideas. No prior experience with cardboard is necessary! Mission or Broader Program Description: TwoBitCircus.org is a nonprofit educational organization designed to cultivate the next generation of inventors, advance environmental stewardship and spur community engagement. Combining the inspiration of Two Bit Circus with castoff material from hundreds of manufacturers, our programs help students learn STEAM education and innovation skills while inspiring critical and creative thinking. Impact: Your volunteer efforts enable us to promote the Power of Play, celebrating child creativity and the role communities can play in fostering it. You are also helping us spread ecological values through recycling and Creative Play. Shift Requirements/Safety: Close-toed shoes and attire appropriate for working with children and families. * Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.

Los Angeles, CA

4/27/19 2:00 PM +more

Native Garden Volunteer Day

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

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

4/28/19 10:00 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Hollywood

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

Los Angeles, CA

4/28/19 11:30 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Pacific Palisades

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

Los Angeles, CA

4/28/19 12:15 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Alhambra

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

Alhambra, CA

4/28/19 12:45 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Santa Monica

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

Santa Monica

4/28/19 1:00 PM +more