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Help Impact the Lives of A-Risk Youth in the Los Angeles Area!

Play fun activities while offering guidance to middle school youth in the Los Angeles area - make a difference while inspiring them to reach their full poteintial. Mission: Our unique team-based mentoring model gives you as a college student the chance to impact the lives of 10-12 students with the support of 2 other adult mentors. In addition, you will have the opportunity to build your resume and network with professionals from a variety of fields. LATM will happily write you a letter of recommendation upon request. LATM provides an innovative curriculum that explores Team-Building and Leadership Development, Self-Esteem, Conflict Resolution and more. As a college student you will also be able to inspire students to aspire to pursue higher education, and participate in our fun college field trips! Impact: With your help and inspiration our students will be more likely to graduate from high school and will receive higher grades along the way - despite not being an academic based program!. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: One day a week you'll meet with your co-mentors, together you will engage your team of students in fun activities that focus on the specific social emotional needs of each grade level. No need to prep anything, it's all done for you - just show up and have fun! Fill out the application here: http://mentors.mentorcore.com/latm/index.php?section=application&action=new&fwID=1797 Requirements: TB (will be reimbursed), Background Check (free at Live Training), Training (Dates TBD) We are located at 11 different middle school sites in the Los Angeles area, listed below: Wilmington Middle School John Burroughs Middle School Peary Middle School Bethune Middle School Johnnie Cochran Middle School James Madison Middle School Webster Middle School Para Los Ninos Edison Middle School Pacoima Middle School Richard Merkin Middle School Questions? Email: aborrayo@latm.org // Phone: 213-742-6733

Los Angeles, CA

11/19/18 3:00 PM +more

Feed the Homeless in Skid Row

Quick Overview: Roll and pass out burritos to our homeless neighbors with fellow volunteers with our mobile food truck! Mission or Broader Program Description: Each weeknight, Share a Meal volunteers, with the help of our mobile food truck, roll over 150 burritos to pass out to the homeless along with waters. We strongly believe in the mission of sharing a meal, a smile, and a human interaction with the most marginalized population in our community. Impact: Last year we donated over 40,000 meals to those in need across Los Angeles, engaged hundreds of local volunteers, and we recognized by Los Angeles City Hall and the Obama Administration. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: To volunteer in Skid Row, every Monday night, meet us at the coner of 3rd St. & San Pedtro at 6:30. Look for the bright orange food truck! Service will conclude around 9:45. Requirements: Please wear close-toed shoes.

Los Angeles, CA

11/19/18 6:30 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.

Los Angeles, CA

11/20/18 7:00 AM +more

Zimmer Children's Museum: Education Program Assistant Volunteer

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/20/18 8:30 AM +more

Zimmer Children's Museum: Offsite Education Program Assistant Volunteer

SUBMIT A FORMAL APPLICATION HERE: http://zimmer.sharewell.org/volunteer/ Education Program Assistant Volunteers: If educators are the brains of our classrooms, then our education program assistants are the sensory receptor neurons that keep us attentive and responsive! As an assistant in our classes you will be developing classroom management skills as you look out for the needs of our students and support our resident educator. If you are looking to get direct child development and education experience, this is the volunteer position for you! Mission: As part of ShareWell, our mission is to culltivate brave and generous thinkers. Through the arts, immersive play, and real-world action, we strive to guide children and youth to recognize injustice and possibility within their communities and beyond, and to take meaningful, collaborative and collective action to create a better future! Impact: As a volunteer, help us create and foster these thoughtful and creative spaces so that kids can learn more about themselves and the world! Fostering the heroes of tomorrow starts with you today! Playguide Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Helps prep the hour before class: Sets-up Classroom with tables, mats, art utensils, etc. Gathers Materials for scheduled activities Actively supports educator during class by assisting participants with activity if they need help and uses classroom management skills to make sure participants are following rules Flips classroom for next class session Qualifications: Must be responsible, reliable, and punctual Welcoming and patient personality that is comfortable interacting with parents Has a professional and positive approach to volunteering Desire to work with young children, ages 0-8, is essential Early Childhood experience preferred, but not required Must be able to transport to and from location Age Restriction: Ages 18 and up Time Commitment: Time Commitment: Minimum 1 day per week, 6 week commitment / full session, no exceptions SHIFT TIMES: dependent on session schedule FALL 2018 Nov 5. – Dec. 12 Mondays 9:00am – 11:30am Tuesdays 9:00am – 12:30pm Volunteer Application Process: Once finished submitting an application, every volunteer must go through an orientation, interview, background check, and training! Our application can be found here: http://zimmer.sharewell.org/volunteer/ Please Note: For this volunteer position (once you are accepted) we may ask you to walk, stand, kneel, balance objects, crouch, crawl, sit, run, talk and hear, and/or lift/move objects up to 20 lbs. However accomodations can be made on an individual basis! Elevator acess is available.

Los Angeles, CA

11/20/18 9:00 AM +more

Thanksgiving Food Giveaway

Quick Overview: Looking for volunteers for our Thanksgiving Food Giveaway on Tuesday, November 20, 2018. Mission or Broader Program Description: Founded in 1985, Our Saviour Center's mission is to provide love, hope and resources to our neighbors in need. We do this by offering the following services: Community Clinic, Food Pantry, Emergency Motel Vouchers, and Youth programs. Impact: In 2017, Our Saviour Center services provided over 23,111 service encounters in the Greater El Monte Comminity, and we look forward to reaching more individuals and families in need with every passing year. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers needed in check-in, bagging, crowd control, and clean up.

El Monte, CA

11/20/18 9:30 AM

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

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/20/18 10:00 AM +more

Thanksgiving Dinner

The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club Annual Thanksgiving dinner is an opportunity for community members, volunteers, staff, and club members to come together and enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner at the club. We host about 400 families in our annual dinner, host raffles, and enjoy performances from the wonderful kids. WHO: The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club WHAT: Help setup, meal prep and decoarate WHEN: Tuesday, November 20th between 11am-5pm WHERE: Lincoln Heights, exact address will be emailed to you once you register below WHY: Connect with one of the largest organizations in Lincoln Heights and enjoy a Thanksgiving Dinner with our community ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy, requires standing all shift REQUIREMENTS: Must be an RSVP member ACCESSABILITY: Street parking only *This project is managed and lead by our nonprofit partner. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects.

Los Angeles, CA

11/20/18 11:00 AM +more

2018 Thanksgiving Day - Feed our Homeless Veterans in World Famous Skid Row

Quick Overview: Bring a cooked dish and a smile to joyully feed our beloved homeless U.S vets and other beloved homeless peoples this 2018 Thanksgiving holiday! Mission or Broader Program Description: The U.S Vets Homeless Feeding will provide relief to our beloved veterans and other disenfranchised peoples living on the streets of the world famous Skid Row, the homeless capital of the U.S located in Downtown Los Angeles. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for volunteers to bring a cooked meal to serve, sort through donations, and have the opportunity to get to know and network with other members of the World famous skid row community. Requirements: Have verbal traning at the feeding site Stay on tasks Must bring a photo/school ID 4 (BGCK $20) be 18+ years of age or be accompanied by an adult family member / chaperon. Please call 626-277-3457 ASAP to confirm you cook dish and if you like to order a World's famous Skid Row Volunteer t-shirt ($20). Proper food handling is of the utmost importance.

Los Angeles, CA

11/20/18 11:00 AM

Fight Hunger at Tuesday'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 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.**

Torrance, CA

11/20/18 12:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Tuesday's Farmers Market in Culver City

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

Culver City, CA

11/20/18 6:00 PM +more

*BE A KID AGAIN: Game Night with Midnight Mission's Youth

Read books, do crafts, and get active with the kids at Midnight Mission's Homelight Family Living Program. Midnight Mission offers a bridge to self-sufficiency for homeless people through counseling, education, training and job placement. Midnight Mission's Homelight Family Living Program goes beyond emergency care by providing long-term solutions for families - highlighting the structure, accountability, and opportunity. Volunteer Project: The children at Midnight Mission’s Homelight Family Living Program in Inglewood look forward to every Tuesday night when L.A. Works volunteers spend time with them playing games, doing arts and crafts projects (from Play-Doh to rockets), reading books, and just having fun while their parents attend classes and counseling sessions. The seemingly simple act of interacting with the children is a highlight of their day and can be of yours too! Check out this video CBS 2 aired about this project at Midnight Mission: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2016/03/01/volunteer-week-midnight-mission Age Requirement: Volunteers for this project must be at least 6 years of age. 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. Minors under 13 years of age will also need to be accompanied by a parent/guardian. 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. Federal Law prohibits volunteers under the age of 13 from registering on-line. To sign up a family member under the age of 13, sign yourself up and then email the project leader directly to let her/him know. Or, form a family volunteer team, include your children as team members, and then sign your team up for the project. 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.

Inglewood, CA

12/11/18 6:15 PM +more

Feed the homeless in Hollywood

Quick Overview: Roll and pass out burritos to our homeless neighbors with fellow volunteers with our mobile food truck! Mission or Broader Program Description: Each weeknight, Share a Meal volunteers, with the help of our mobile food truck, roll over 150 burritos to pass out to the homeless along with waters. We strongly believe in the mission of sharing a meal, a smile, and a human interaction with the most marginalized population in our community. Impact: Last year we donated over 40,000 meals to those in need across Los Angeles, engaged hundreds of local volunteers, and we recognized by Los Angeles City Hall and the Obama Administration. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: To volunteer in Hollywood, every Tuesday, look for the orange food truck at1528 N Wilton Pl, Los Angeles, CA 90028. Meet the food truck at 6:45pm. Roll burritos & eat until 7:45pm. Distribute food/water with us until 8:45pm! Requirements: Please wear close-toed shoes.

Los Angeles, CA

11/20/18 6:30 PM +more

Habitat Restoration at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/28/18 9:00 AM +more

Help Distribute Food To Those In Need!

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/21/18 9:30 AM +more

Food Pantry Assistance

Quick Overview: Volunteers assist clients in selecting their food, answers their questions, help them navigate the pantry efficiently, sort boxes of canned items, separate fresh produce into appropriate portions, and ensure proper pantry set up. Mission or Broader Program Description: Our Mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community. Impact: Last year the Food Pantry provided enough food for clients to prepare 145,000 healthy meals at home; over half of these meals were prepared in households with young children or seniors. The Pantry also offers a variety of classes and workshops that help meet the complex physical, social, and emotional needs of our clients. The program is an important gateway to St. Joseph Center’s array of programs that can help clients make significant progress toward self-sufficiency. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: In addition to helping clients navigate the pantry, volunteers will also filter food into the pantry from storage and create pre-packaged “emergency” food bags. Requirements: 18 years or older, works well with others and available on Wednesday November 21 from 9:30am-12:15pm. Able to lift up to 25lbs. Bilingual Spanish speakers are a plus. Bilingual Russian speakers greatly needed. * Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.

Los Angeles, CA

11/21/18 9:30 AM

Produce Prep for the MudTown Farmers Market in Watts

WHAT: We will be sorting and cleaning produce provided by our Wholesale Recovery Team in preparation for a free farmers market at Watts Labor Community Action Committee! Volunteers should be comfortable standing for long periods of time, carrying boxes up to 25 pounds, and sorting out good produce from compostable produce. This opportunity is open to adults 18 years old and older. WHEN: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays WHERE: Watts Labor Community Action Committee WHY: Food Forward is a volunteer-powered, grassroots group of Southern Californians who are passionate about reconnecting to our food system, promoting issues of food justice, and making change around hunger in our community. We convene at private properties, public spaces, and farmers and wholesale markets to recover excess fruits and vegetables, donating 100% to local direct-service agencies who feed our community's most vulnerable. Combined, our diverse distribution partners provide food to over 100,000 clients a month across Southern California. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Comfortable standing for long periods of time and carrying boxes up to 25 pounds. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers will receive an email from volunteer@foodforward.org after expressing interest, and must complete the volunteer waiver that we'll send you in order to complete your registration for this event. We require all new volunteers to watch a short 3-minute video orientation prior to the event. Volunteers must be 18 years old or older and commit to staying for the entire shift.

Los Angeles

11/21/18 10:00 AM

Footprints Thanksgiving Box Giveaway

Quick Overview: Help setup boxes for pickup, assist in signing in participants, and set up tables for our Thanksgiving Box Giveaway. Mission or Broader Program Description: Footprints Around the World's mission is to make sure that no one go hungry or without clothing, especially this holiday season. We do much more than just helping homeless individuals, we show them genuine love. Impact: There are many homeless individuals and families that are hurting and have lost hope. We want to feed their souls with encouragement as well a good meal, because this may be there only meal for that day. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: This is a one time event for the Thanksgiving Holiday. You can serve your community with a smile and know that you are helping families have food to eat for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Requirements: Please wear comfortable clothing & shoes (jacket if needed), a big heart, and a smile. Please do not use your cell phone while volunteering (emergencies only) because we want to show the participants that we care about their needs. Additional Details: This event will be held outside, so please dress accordingly. Spanish speakars are welcomed.

Los Angeles, CA

11/21/18 11:00 AM

Fight Hunger at Wednesday'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

11/21/18 12:00 PM +more

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

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/21/18 1:00 PM +more

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 3:00 pm to 5:00 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

11/21/18 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

11/21/18 3:30 PM +more

Cook a Thanksgiving Meal for the Homeless

WHO: Gobble Gobble Give WHAT: Deliver a dish of food prepared by you & help sort other foods, clothing, and toiletries for the homeless WHEN: Thanksgiving Day WHERE: DTLA, exact address will be disclosed upon registration below WHY: On this day of gratitude, share some of the things you are thankful for with others who are not as fortunate REQUIREMENT: PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING: A DISH OF FOOD. Already cooked. Warm is preferred. It can be as little as a side of vegetables (corn, green beans, stuffing). We can always use cooked turkeys and main course items. Of course, desserts are always welcome too. FIVE SMALL TOILETRY KITS. that include a: toothbrush/toothpaste, soap and shampoo. CLOTHING AND BLANKETS. Please bring any used blankets and/or gently used sweaters, jackets, shirts, socks, shoes, beanies/hats for men, women, and children *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

11/22/18 10:00 AM

Feed the homeless in Venice

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/22/18 7:00 PM +more

Feed the homeless in Downtown LA

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/30/18 7:00 PM +more

25th Annual Homeless Feeding & Banner Creation

To serve the disenfranchised members of our global family, here in Los Angeles County, by producing holiday-themed community service projects, designed to teach volunteer activism on the grassroots level. These events bring the HOLIDAYS to those who may not otherwise celebrate such~ whether by intention, lack of means or circumstance ~ due to homelessness, loneliness, despair, apathy, disabilities, poverty, lack of family, or perceived lack of deservedness. And, with you by our side … We ARE Making A Difference … One Heart At A Time. Program Description: Volunteers will assist in preparing over 1,600 full Thanksgiving-style meals and will create over 24 free-form, artistic, “from-the-heart” banners for numerous homeless shelter residents at over 18 shelters. This project benefits homeless families and veterans in Los Angeles County. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: Volunteers will prepare over 1,600 meals, create 24 artistic and uplifting banners, assemble and package meals, deliver and serve meals at shelters, and clean-up prep facility. Volunteers may also bring cooked turkeys on the morning of the event. Time Commitment: 3 hours. Requirements: No special skills or experience required except an open heart and playful spirit ! Please note that there is a minimum donation (participation fee) of $ 5 to volunteer at this event. If this donation is a hardship, we will waive the participation fee on a case-by-case basis. Please let us know. Benefits: We bring the HOLIDAYS to those who may not otherwise celebrate such ~ whether by intention, lack of means or circumstance ~ due to homelessness, loneliness, despair, apathy, disabilities, poverty, lack of family, or perceived lack of deservedness. Volunteers will help a less fortunate or disadvantaged child or homeless adult feel that they are deserving and worthy of attention, care and celebration. And, enhance and strengthen their self-worth and dignity. *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

11/24/18 6:30 AM

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Ventura

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

Ventura, CA

11/24/18 11:00 AM +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

11/24/18 12:30 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Westlake Village

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

Westlake Village, CA

11/25/18 1:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Brentwood

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/25/18 1:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Studio City

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/25/18 1:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Mar Vista

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/25/18 1:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Atwater Village

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

Los Angeles, CA

11/25/18 1:30 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Melrose Place

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

11/25/18 1:30 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Sunday's Farmers Market in Long Beach

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.**

Long Beach, CA

11/25/18 1:30 PM +more

Teach Students Financial Literacy At JA Finance Park!

Quick Overview: Today’s young people need a strong foundation for making intelligent, lifelong, personal financial decisions. As a volunteer with JA Finance Park, you will help students navigate the world of personal finances as they assume the role of an "adult for the day." Mission or Broader Program Description: At JA Finance Park, students are given a unique life profile after answering a series of future lifestyle questions. Their life profile includes an income, marital status, even kids! Using this new adult persona, students work to create a balanced monthly budget while making decisions regarding housing, transportation, insurance, savings, entertainment expenses and much more. Requirements: Must be 18 or older with enough life experience to comfortably discuss financial planning, budgeting, and cost of life with students. Volunteers are needed to mentor small groups of students throughout their day at JA Finance Park. No special budgeting expertise or preparation is necessary and thorough training is provided for all volunteers on the day-of the event! **We have a current need for our events November 26th, 27th and 30th, but have multiple events throughout the year if you are interested in another date**

Los Angeles, CA

11/26/18 8:00 AM +more