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Volunteer opportunities in L.A.

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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: 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, volunteer shifts are Sunday – Thursday mornings. Mondays -Thursdays are the biggest need. 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 next month.) This consistency is most helpful to the staff and program, if possible. Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old and stay for the entire duration. Those under 18 must have the permission of a parent or guardian. For safety, your temperature will be taken upon arrival. A mask and gloves must be worn during your shift and can be provided. Covid-19 Precautions: There is a sign-in system for all staff and volunteers to use as they enter the facility. The purpose of this is to help to improve the safety of all JFS sites. Instructions on what to do will be posted at SOVA and the staff on site will help you if needed. 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. LA County guidelines for individuals traveling outside of the Southern California region is that they quarantine upon return. Keeping in line with these guidelines, any volunteers who travel outside of Southern California will not be allowed to return to any of our sites until 10 days after their return date. If a volunteer becomes symptomatic or tests positive for COVID-19, they will have to stay out a minimum of 10 days from the date of their COVID-19 test or the onset of symptoms, and be symptom free 24 consecutive hours. Additional Details: Monday - Thursday shifts run from 8:30am–1:30pm and on Sunday from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Volunteers must stay for the entire duration. ***Please note that we are unable to fulfill court ordered community service or court mandated hours. This includes any volunteer hours that need to be completed related to the legal system.******* All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

3/2/21 8:30 AM + 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 “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.

Montebello, CA

3/1/21 9:00 AM + more

Food Distribution **URGENT**

Quick Overview: 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 “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.

El Monte, CA

3/2/21 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 “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.

Montebello, CA

3/2/21 9:00 AM + more

⚙︎ Tutor Kids in a Transitional Shelter

WHAT: Provide tutoring and homework assistance to recently homeless children at LA Family Housing. ABOUT LA FAMILY HOUSING: LA Family Housing helps people transition out of homelessness and poverty by providing housing with supportive services. This location houses families who are transitioning out of homelessness in motel-style apartments. VOLUNTEER PROJECT: Every Friday for the remainder of the school year, LAFH is offering academic help to the kids in their transitional shelter. By providing one-on-one in person tutoring and homework support, you will help these children stay on track academically despite the large transitions they're undergoing. IMPACT: Last year, LAFH helped put 11,000+ people on the path to permanent housing; many of whom are children. No child’s access to education should be jeopardized due to their housing status. You'll provide critical supplemental academic support to ensure that children in these highly vulnerable families have the tools they need for academic success. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: 18 years and older. volunteers who can commit to several sessions are extra valuable and establish stronger relationships with the kids This is an in-person opportunity that will be hosted outside. Mask wearing will be required at all times. Since residents are adjusting from homelessness and/or mental illness, some good practices are: to provide a listening ear instead of advice to respect their privacy by refraining from photos have a good time! 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." By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

5/21/21 2:30 PM + 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: - Preparing the parking lot as a safe "waiting area" for the showers: 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, safe from congregating. - Hand out ready-made meals - Select and distribute clothing from the Clothing Shed in the parking lot - At the End/Breakdown: collect chairs and return to inside. Wash utensils used for food distribution. Wipe down the surfaces. Take trash to dumpster. Requirements: Volunteers will social distance by keeping 6ft from each other, wear mask covering nose and mouth at all times. Personal protective equipment, sanitation, and sanitizing materials are provided. Parking: Street parking is available on St. Andrews and neighboring streets.. 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

4/10/21 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. *NO WALK-INS ALLOWED. EVERYONE MUST REGISTER BY 12 NOON THE THURSDAY BEFORE* 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

4/3/21 9:00 AM + more

⚙ 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 LA 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. *NO WALK-INS ALLOWED. EVERYONE MUST REGISTER BEFORE 12 NOON THE THURSDAY BEFORE* 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

3/6/21 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. VOLUNTEER 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. In the following week after the session, you are expected to follow up with any organizations you didn't catch. Weekdays are usually good. 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: You must be able to follow up with any non-responsive organizations throughout the following week. 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

3/6/21 10:00 AM + more

Virtual - Education and Nature Center Docent Orientation

Quick Overview: Virtual Docent Orientation - Do you enjoy our local nature and want to share it with others? Become a Nature Center and Education Docent! From assisting with plant sales to mentoring scout badges to guiding field trips, there is so much to choose from! You can even help host virtual nature themed events! Join us for a fun orientation to learn how you can get involved on your own schedule! 18 and older please or accompanied by a parent/guardian. Sign Up: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com Impact: Our Education program works with over 25 local schools and over 10,000 members of the public each year to provide environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunites to our community. We work to protect over 1,600 acres of land for the public to enjoy and or nature to thrive. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: From assisting with plant sales to mentoring scout badges to guiding field trips, there is so much to choose from! You can even help host virtual nature themed events! Choose the area of focus and work schedule that interests you! Become a Nature Center Education Docent! Our two Nature Centers, White Point in San Pedro and George F Canyon in Rolling Hills Estates, are the hub for visitors to learn more about efforts by the Land Conservancy, local ecology, geology and cultural history! We also host educational programs for over 30 local elementary schools! Join us for a fun orientation to learn more about the programs we offer and how you can help educate youth! No skills or experience required. An interest in learning more about the Peninsula's local natural and cultural history and geology a plus! Must be 18 years or older. After completing Nature Center training, Docent receives personalized PVP Land Conservancy name badge and polo shirt! Thank you for joining us! Next Training: Saturday March 20th, 9am - 11am via Zoom. Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 or older. Accessibility: In person and Virtual opportunites available.

Los Angeles, CA

3/20/21 9:00 AM

⚙ LEND A HAND: Provide Support to Transitional Families

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

Los Angeles, CA

4/18/21 10:00 AM + more

FOOD FOR THE SOULS

Quick Overview: Volunteers will assist in handing out free lunches to the homeless community. We will drive to areas in South Los Angeles to feed people in need. Impact: With food insecurity becoming a bigger problem and as the unhoused population in LA grows, you'll directly help provide a much-needed meal to members of our community who so desperately need it. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will hand out "Hot Lunches to homeless communities in South Los Angeles and Mid-Downtown Los Angeles, also give water, snacks, (backpacks and blankets on some events). Please have a friendly smile, wear mask and gloves at all times. We will practice the 6ft distance and regulations at all times. This is particularly important because unhoused populations are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe! 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. If you are interested in giving back to the local community, click Sign Up below. Please contact footprintsaroundtheworldinc@yahoo.com for any questions. 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 aand 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.

Baldwin Hills, CA

3/26/21 12:00 PM + more

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Quick Overview: Volunteers will assist in handing out free lunches to the homeless community. We will drive to areas in South Los Angeles to feed people in need. Impact: With food insecurity becoming a bigger problem and as the unhoused population in LA grows, you'll directly help provide a much-needed meal to members of our community who so desperately need it. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will hand out "Hot Lunches to homeless communities in South Los Angeles and Mid-Downtown Los Angeles, also give water, snacks, (backpacks and blankets on some events). Please have a friendly smile, wear mask and gloves at all times. We will practice the 6ft distance and regulations at all times. This is particularly important because unhoused populations are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe! 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. If you are interested in giving back to the local community, click Sign Up below. Please contact footprintsaroundtheworldinc@yahoo.com for any questions. 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 aand 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

3/26/21 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) All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

3/27/21 7:00 AM

⚙ 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 8/28/21

⚙ 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.co

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/1/21

COVID-19 Virtual Tutoring Solution for Underserved Children

Quick Overview: Tutors are needed to support underserved children online with core courses, such as reading and math. Online tutor sessions will be 90 minutes each two to three days a week for the entire school term. Mission or Broader Program Description: Joseph Learning Lab is an educational outreach nonprofit organization. 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. We tutor and mentor underprivileged children, who are being left behind the learning curve. Impact: Volunteers will tutor students from grade 1st - high school in core courses, and help them with homework so they can grasp learning concepts to improve their confidence, grades and test scores. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will tutor children in our Nonprofit Google Classroom/Meet tutoring sessions. The tutor sessions will be based on your availability for 90 minute sessions on two to three days a week, between 3pm - 5:30pm PST for the entire school term. Requirements: Volunteers are expected to complete an application/background check before tutoring with JLL. Orientation/Training will be provided by JLL Nonprofit.

Long Beach, CA

Through 6/18/21

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

Pro Bono Administrative Manager for PalsNPets

Quick Overview: Provide administrative expertise at a nonprofit that serves unhoused people and their pets as it expands to more shelters in Los Angeles and more cities. Organization Name: PalsNPets, Inc. Organization Website: https://palsnpets.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: PalsNPets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to unhoused pet owners and their pets, providing services specific to the needs of this group through partnerships with shelters. Pets are often the only thing an unhoused individual has to care about, and many shelters don’t allow pets. Working with shelters to make them pet-friendly also allows us to work with these individuals who are often the most in need and often have a higher potential to build a better future…two lives at a time. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: PalsNPets is a young nonprofit that is quickly growing and is looking for an Administrative Manager manager to assist. We are in the process of opening our fourth shelter in Los Angeles and are looking to expand further both here and in other cities. The Administrative Manager will manage volunteers and create a system for collecting and documenting information the volunteers receive during resident check ins, among other duties: ● Organize documents and information received from residents ● Organize receipts, tax documents, contracts, and other paperwork ● Oversee the staffing of three new employees ● Other organizational duties as required Requirements: ● Good communication and writing skills ● Detail oriented and well-organized Volunteers can work remotely. The time commitment is flexible, ranging from 2-4 hours per week.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Human Resources Researcher for PalsNPets

Quick Overview: Provide human resource and researching expertise at a nonprofit that serves unhoused people and their pets as it expands to more shelters in Los Angeles and more cities. Organization Name: PalsNPets, Inc. Organization Website: https://palsnpets.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: PalsNPets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to unhoused pet owners and their pets, providing services specific to the needs of this group through partnerships with shelters. Pets are often the only thing an unhoused individual has to care about, and many shelters don’t allow pets. Working with shelters to make them pet-friendly also allows us to work with these individuals who are often the most in need and often have a higher potential to build a better future…two lives at a time. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: PalsNPets is a young nonprofit that is quickly growing and is looking for a Human Resources Researcher to assist. We are in the process of opening our fourth shelter in Los Angeles and are looking to expand further both here and in other cities. We are also hiring our first employees and the goal of this project is to develop an actionable employee handbook with standard operating procedures that observe California rules and regulations policies. The HR Researcher will be working alongside a lawyer on the board to: ● Research and compile list of California policies and rules & regulations ● Develop an employee handbook with the organization’s systems, processes, and protocols Requirements: ● Past service in an HR role, professional development facilitator, and/or operations manager ● Knowledge of best practices in staff management and development Volunteers can work remotely. The time commitment is flexible, ranging from ADD TIME a week/month.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Administrative Manager for Novelly (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for an expert on operations to help us as we transition. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Novelly is undergoing a period of transition from being a small team of volunteers and contractors to being a large team of full-time staff and more volunteers. We’re experiencing growing pains (good problems during such uncertain times!) and we’d love some support. We need a volunteer who will: Support our CEO in building an evaluation process for staff and CEO Write non-discrimination and personnel policies Write job descriptions for all staff Support our CEO in building an organizational culture handbook Requirements: Experience with non-profit operations Experience with startups Passion for the civic education of youth Time Commitment: Flexible, 1 hour per week (including support calls with the CEO) September to February (5 months) Perks: As a sign of our appreciation and as a welcome to the Novelly family, all professional and college volunteers receive Novelly swag and a free ticket to one of our virtual events.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Graphic Design Volunteer with Ed-Tech Nonprofit (Virtual)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a graphic designer who can support the CEO in creating graphics and marketing content for Novelly. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. Who are we looking for? Graphic design volunteers are an integral part of the Novelly communications team. We are looking for motivated individuals to help level-up our branding’s quality and consistency in order to reach more youth across the country. What are the responsibilities? Graphic designers will develop the creative content for our social media channels, website, Novelly Chapters materials, and app. This includes, but is not limited to: - Novelly’s “What To Say When” social media graphics In-app book cover designs - Website banners infographics - Chapter recruitment flyers - Marketing/social media toolkits What are the qualifications? - A commitment to and passion for youth-driven social justice activism - Experience with Canva (bonus to have Adobe Creative Suite experience) - Strong time management and communication skills; ability to work independently - Experience creating illustrations (desired) What is the commitment? Graphic designers would commit to completing 1-3 design projects per month remotely. To apply, please send a resume and portfolio to amanda@novelly.org.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

SPEAK! Leadership Academy Coach- Virtual (college students only)

Quick Overview: We are looking for leadership coaches who can train high school students in leading conversations about social issues. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. What is an SLA Coach? An SLA coach is a college student who trains future Novelly chapter leaders to have conversations with their peers about social issues that are challenging but important to discuss, such as climate change, police brutality and rape culture. They host online calls, where high school students practice navigating those conversations with each other and under their guidance. What are the responsibilities of a SLA Coach? Each SLA Coach is assigned a group of 5-6 high school students each semester and are responsible for these tasks: - Attend (Virtual) Orientation (Week 1) - Facilitate The Program (Weeks 2-7) - Facilitate 6 calls with your group of students - Monitor and grade their assignments on Google Classroom - Evaluate Your Students (Week 8) What is the commitment? An SLA Coach is expected to commit 3-5 hours per week for 8 weeks for at least 1 semester (fall, spring and/or summer). To apply, send a resume and cover letter to becky@novelly.org.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

⚙ End Food Waste by Transporting Unused Food

WHAT: End food waste by delivering extra food to soup kitchens and pantries! Then, participate in impactful FoodCycle Driver "Happy Hours" to connect with other drivers and discuss your impact. ABOUT FOODCYCLE LA: FoodCycle LA is committed to sourcing food supplies for local food banks and is coordinating donations from grocery stores, restaurants, warehouses, and others to be dispersed to various partner entities, who in turn put food in the hands of those most in need. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: After signing up, you will input your location and availability in an app called ChowMatch, that will match you to donation partners and delivery times that work for you. Food donations will total no more than 50 pounds. IMPACT: 1 in 7 people and 1 in 5 children are food insecure in Los Angeles county. COVID-19 is putting even more people at risk of going hungry, with lines at local food banks increasing significantly. Because of the pandemic, we’ve lost many volunteers that can no longer assist because they are at an at-risk age group. Now more than ever, we need new volunteers that can deliver food to our neighbors in need! REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid drivers license. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must: not have 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 accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Express Interest button below! 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.

West Hollywood, CA

Through 3/20/21

Operations Assistant for Children's Institute, Inc. (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for help in revising our volunteer handbook. Organization Name: Children’s Institute, Inc. Organization Website: https://www.childrensinstitute.org/ Mission: Founded in 1906, Children’s Institute (CII) is the largest agency of its kind working to transform the lives of children exposed to adversity and poverty in Los Angeles. By providing early education, behavioral health and family strengthening services, Children's Institute reaches 26,000 children and families annually in communities where support is needed the most. CII also leads the way in trauma-informed care and evidence-based clinical treatment by training thousands of professionals and caregivers throughout the year. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Like many organizations, Children’s Institute, Inc. has been working to adapt to today’s changing landscape. Because these changes include an increase in virtual volunteering, we are looking for an Operations Assistant who can help revise our volunteer handbook to include the new types of volunteer. The Operations Assistant will: - Research best practices for managing digital volunteers - Review & update the current volunteer handbook, which was last updated August 2017 - Revise the handbook language to reflect new guidelines and requirements for virtual volunteering Requirements: - Passion for supporting and advocating for children Strong writing skills - HR and or Legal background preferred Time Commitment: Flexible, 5 hours per week. Project would ideally be completed in 1 month.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

The Dragon Kim Fellowship (Up to $5,000 in grant funding for High Schoolers!)

Quick Overview: If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be? Apply for our summer Fellowship to launch your do-good project! Our Fellows receive weekly mentoring, business training, and seed funding to launch their vision. Our program is 100% tuition free, and we work rigorously every year to recruit a diverse cohort from a variety of backgrounds. Mission: Our mission is to inspire our youth to impact their communities while discovering and pursuing their passions. Impact: Apply to our 7 month program where student teams launch a project that serves their local community. Receive leadership training and a mentor to help plan your project. Launch your project with a grant up to $5,000 to spend directly for those who need it most. Join a community of youth leaders and change makers. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: To receive this funding, you must complete an online application, then pass a finalist interview. Students can apply in teams up to 3 students. Our program is FREE. It is free to apply and free to participate! Requirements: Our Fellowship program is for high school students ONLY (students in Gr. 9-12). Applications for the 2022 summer cohort will open November 1, 2021 When you "Express Interest" below, you will receive instructions on how to apply for our Dragon Kim Fellowship. We look forward to seeing your project idea! Learn More: dragonkimfoundation.org/fellowship Questions? info@dragonkimfoundation.org

Irvine, CA

Through 11/1/21

Dynamic Hospice Care Volunteer

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 11/1/21

⚙ Drop Off Sack Lunches for Hollywood's Hungry

WHAT: Help get food into the hands of those in our community who desperately need it. Make sack lunches in your home kitchen to be dispersed by Hollywood Food Coalition. ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FOOD COALITION: Since 1987, Hollywood Food Coalition has ensured that those in need receive a warm, nutritious meal. They also provide daily needs such as clothing, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals. Their new program, the Community Exchange, collects food and other donated goods and distributes them to dozens of other organizations in need. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an in-home volunteer opportunity. You’ll purchase food items in order to assemble a minimum of ten (10) sandwich sack lunches. You’ll then deliver the packed lunches to the Hollywood Food Coalition’s drop-off site at the Methodist Church. They will in-turn, distribute the lunches to those in need. Lunches should be dropped off between 12pm and 2pm for distribution that day. Unfortunately, they cannot accept donations before Noon and after 2pm, due to staffing limitations. IMPACT: Your lunches will be shared with one of the more than 30 participating organizations that HFC is working with (My Friend's Place, A Community of Friends, Bel-Air Board and Care, Village Family Services, and many, many other terrific social service organizations, whose populations are now receiving better and more consistent food deliveries because of HFC's work). With food insecurity becoming an even bigger problem, you'll directly help to provide a much-needed meal to the members of our community who so desperately need it. DATES: Bi-weekly, every first and third Friday, starting November 20, 2020 TIME: Drop off 12pm - 2pm REQUIREMENTS: Sack lunches should consist of... Turkey, chicken, ham, beef, salami or cheese sandwich with light mayo or mustard. PB&J is also welcome, but please label lunch sacks, so these aren’t accidently distributed to anyone with nut allergies. 2+ side snacks such as: fruit (banana, orange or pre-washed apple), granola bar, fruit snacks, individually wrapped cheese, chips etc No need to include a beverage, napkins or utensils (those will be provided), but please label your lunch sacks to note the type of sandwich included. HAVE FUN packing the lunches whether you do it alone, with family or with your “COVID pod”. And don’t forget the sandwich bags when you shop! PARKING: Contactless drop-off. Volunteers will be met by a rep from Hollywood Coalition and will not need to leave their cars. 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 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 5/7/21

Pro Bono Social Media Manager for Oazis Fund (ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer to create content, manage social media accounts (Instagram and Linkedin), and increase outreach and following on social media. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: If you have experience in social media management, marketing, and/or graphic design this a great way to help a nonprofit on the Westside and the community members they serve. Responsibilities: Website maintenance and updating as needed. Create and implement a social media plan in collaboration with executive director Source content for social media posts. Support e-newsletter design and distribution. Desired Qualifications: Proven results in social media engagement and following growth (without using paid services) Proactive with ability to work independently Working knowledge of MS Office Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills Experience in non-profit organizations and volunteer recruitment a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Operations Assistant for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for someone to help with recruiting and interviewing volunteers who would make a strong addition to the Oazis team. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an operations assistant who is eager to help the Oazis Fund develop a system for recruiting and training volunteers. The objective is to increase our capacity to engage and retain volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will: Identify sources for potential volunteers and create a directory of these sources Establish a protocol for volunteer recruitment Interview, train, and manage volunteers Create a manual for standardizing the previously mentioned processes Desired Qualifications: Proactive with ability to work independently Working knowledge of MS Office Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills Experience in non-profit organizations and volunteer recruitment a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for someone to help check in with volunteers at the Oazis Fund and make sure everything is running smoothly. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for a volunteer coordinator who is eager to help the Oazis Fund with managing and supporting volunteers. The objective is to develop a system for regularly checking in with volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will: Establish a protocol for checking in with volunteers Have weekly/biweekly conversations with volunteers to monitor their progress Develop system for recording these check ins Desired Qualifications: Proactive with ability to work independently Working knowledge of MS Office Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills Experience in non-profit organizations and volunteer management a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 1-2 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Donor Relations Manager for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer to help build relationships with and address questions from donors. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We’re looking for a volunteer who has experience reaching out to and building relationships with potential donors. The Donor Relations Manager will: Research and connect with potential donors to amplify the Oazis Fund’s reach Assist with communicating with and welcoming new donors Respond to questions, concerns, or inquiries coming from donors Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communication. Self-starter mentality. Takes initiative to research and connect with people. Prior experience in an outreach or customer service role (or similar) is a plus, but not required. Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Marketing Manager for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer to help us develop a marketing strategy and expand our presence in the press and our footprint in the media. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced marketing volunteer who can grow the reach and recognition of the Oazis Fun while also promoting their work and virtual fundraising events throughout the year. The pro bono marketing researcher we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. The Marketing Manager will: Develop a written marketing strategy to help expand the reach of the organization Work to develop strategic partnerships that will help the Oazis Fund become more known Research, develop, and create marketing collateral through best practices Draft samples and potential materials for effective marketing Ensure all task are submitted by the deadline(s) Desired Qualifications: Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field, a plus​ Experience in philanthropy and nonprofits, a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

ProBono CPA for Sages & Seekers (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: CPA with experience in nonprofits needed at an organization that serves the 2 most marginalized age groups – Seniors and Teens. We have produced intergenerational programming for 10 years across the country, and need a CPA to file yearly taxes and produce a Financial Review to submit with Grant Applications Organization Name: Sages & Seekers, Inc. Organization Website: https://sagesandseekers.org Mission: Launched in 2010, Sages & Seekers’ mission is to bridge generational divides within communities, while developing empathy and diminishing ageism and age related segregation. We bring students and seniors together through programs that encourage participants to share their unique lives through authentic one-on-one conversation and storytelling. In Los Angeles area public schools, local senior centers, and youth-serving agencies, Sages & Seekers’ award-winning 8-week experiential-learning program meets the needs of both generations. Sages feel more relevant through their welcomed wisdom while students willingly put down their phones and interact. The conversations that ensue remind the former of their value while providing the latter with a sense of how value can be defined. During the pandemic, we have moved our programs online to help combat the social isolation ravaging both vulnerable age groups. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Check QuickBooks Online to make sure it is set up correctly for optimal reporting (for bookkeeper); file yearly taxes; produce a Financial Audit or Review required by foundations to accompany grant applications. Support our ED in creating a financial report for 2020 Work with bookkeeper to make sure QB online is set-up correctly Prepare tax returns and other paperwork needed for the organization for 2020 Requirements: Experience with non-profit financial management Accounting background (preferably CPA), ideally nonprofit accounting. Experience in the nonprofit world is ideal Time Commitment: Flexible/remote, approximately 5 hours initially for explanation and set-up January - March taxes and reports (approximately 10 hours total)

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

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 up to 18 months, based on the family's needs. 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 Kim Kirui at kimberly@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

Help Close the Virtual Gap

Quick Overview: Help ensure that ALL kids have access to the academic and social capital necessary to succeed! Take the first step in becoming an online tutor for 3rd - 6th grade students who don't have the benefit of paid tutoring. Mission: Step Up Tutoring’s mission is to innovate and scale free online tutoring for families who cannot afford private tutoring. Amidst the uncertainty and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteer tutors provide mentorship and emotional support for students. Our goal is to increase engagement, improve academic performance, and strengthen students’ social safety net. ​ 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 Roles & Responsibilities: When you click "Express Interest," the opportunity coordinator will reach out with additional information on tutoring requirements. To become a Step Up Tutor, you will need to complete the following: Complete Step Up Application Complete a 1-hour Zoom training Complete the training manual Complete a LiveScan background check Commit to a minimum of two hours per week to work 1 on 1 with a student online 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 INTERESTED? Click the Express Interest button to get started!

Through 12/1/21