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Fullscreen has partnered with L.A. Works to identify fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities for employees. These opportunities are with amazing organizations that build and deliver strong programs in the areas of Youth Education, Family Services, Homelessness, and Environment.

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Science Lab Intern

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

Maywood, CA

2/18/19 8:00 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Monday's Farmers Market in West Hollywood

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

Los Angeles, CA

2/18/19 1:00 PM +more

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

Play fun activities during our after school program 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

2/18/19 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

2/18/19 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

2/19/19 7:00 AM +more

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

2/19/19 12:00 PM

Make an Impact on Children in Need - Volunteer with Baby2Baby in Culver City!

Quick Overview: Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves. By distributing new and gently used items to over 170 non-profit organizations, Baby2Baby is on track to reach 180,000 children this year. Mission: Baby2Baby collects new and gently used clothes, toys, hygiene products, and other childcare essentials from 40 drop off locations and from 125 seasonal donation drives throughout Los Angeles. We also work closely with corporations including Kimberly-Clark (Huggies), The Honest Company, Tiny Prints, Sketchers and Old Navy who generously donate items. We organize and re-distribute these items out to non-profit partner organizations who then in turn give them to people in need within LA county. These partner organizations include homeless and domestic violence shelters, Head Start programs and children's hospitals. Impact: Your volunteer efforts sorting and organizing the donations that we receive is key to Baby2Baby achieving our mission. Baby2Baby receives thousands of donations each week and it is with the help of volunteers that we are able to ensure that every item that is distributed is of the highest quality and makes every child feel deserving and dignified. It is with the help of our volunteers that we are then able to distribute these items to the 180,000 children that we are set to serve this year. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Our volunteers help with a range of different activities to ensure that every item that leaves Baby2Baby is held to our Golden Standard. Each item that is donated to Baby2Baby is inspected with the greatest care by our hard working volunteer groups to ensure that all clothing is free of stains and holes, toys are clean and ready to use, and every item is something you would give to a child you love. Volunteers also help to create customized gift bags for the children we serve and stock an overflowing shopping area where our partners choose items for the low-income children they work with daily. Requirements: We require that children volunteering are over the age of 7. Volunteers ages 7 to 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers ages 13 to 17 must have our waiver signed by parent or guardian. Additional Details: There is metered street parking in the surrounding areas of our two locations. We also suggest carpooling whenever possible. We recommend activewear and closed-toe shoes - our volunteer projects involves a lot of moving so we want you to be comfortable! We also encourage you to bring a filled reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. Accessibility: Our sites are accessible for all assistive mobility devices. Hablamos Español (Spanish speakers available if needed).

Los Angeles, CA

2/19/19 4:00 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

4/9/19 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. * Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.

Los Angeles, CA

2/19/19 6:30 PM +more

Share Your Professional Expertise with High School Entrepreneurs!

Quick Overview: JA Subject Matter volunteers will step into the classroom at Weslake High School to enspire our JA Company Program students with their expertise in one of the following business areas: Vet the Venture (1/30/19), Capitalization (2/6/19), Finance (2/13/19), Sales (2/20/19), Supply Chain (2/27/19), Launch the business (3/6/19), Liquidation (3/13/19) *Subjects are date specific as they coincide with the in-class lesson. Class meets Wednesdays 8:00 - 8:45 am Mission or Broader Program Description: Through JA Company Program, students will start their own business and learn to be entrepreneurs over the course of 13 weeks. Using our JA Curriculum, students will develop a product or service. At the end of the program, students have the chance to compete and present their business ideas to an impressive panel of judges and experts. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Commit one day for one hour to help these young entrepreneurs make connections between real life and the classroom! 1. Give an introduction, career background, and job experiences. 2. Talk about his or her specific experiences related to the topic at hand. 3. Develop questions that will engage students in conversation about the subject. Impact: With integrated learning models, JASoCal empowers the next generation with the skills, knowledge, capacity and motivation to overcome financial instability and build a better future for themselves and their community. - 67% of the students said the volunteer inspired them to learn more about entrepreneurship. - 85% of the students stated that this program taught them things about entrepreneurship that they didn't know.

Thousand Oaks, CA

2/20/19 8:00 AM +more

Habitat Restoration at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!

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

Los Angeles, CA

2/20/19 9:00 AM +more

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

2/20/19 10:00 AM +more

Share Your Professional Expertise with High School Entrepreneurs!

Quick Overview: JA Subject Matter volunteers will step into the classroom at Synergy Quantum Academy High School to enspire our JA Company Program students with their expertise in one of the following business areas: marketing (2/13/19), sales (2/20/19), supply chain (2/27/19), finance (3/6/19), liquidation (3/13/19). *Subjects are date specific as they coincide with the in-class lesson. Class meets Wednesdays 11:40 - 1:20 pm Mission or Broader Program Description: Through JA Company Program, students will start their own business and learn to be entrepreneurs over the course of 13 weeks. Using our JA Curriculum, students will develop a product or service. At the end of the program, students have the chance to compete and present their business ideas to an impressive panel of judges and experts. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Commit one day for one hour to help these young entrepreneurs make connections between real life and the classroom! 1. Give an introduction, career background, and job experiences. 2. Talk about his or her specific experiences related to the topic at hand. 3. Develop questions that will engage students in conversation about the subject. Impact: With integrated learning models, JASoCal empowers the next generation with the skills, knowledge, capacity and motivation to overcome financial instability and build a better future for themselves and their community. - 67% of the students said the volunteer inspired them to learn more about entrepreneurship. - 85% of the students stated that this program taught them things about entrepreneurship that they didn't know.

Los Angeles, CA

2/20/19 11:40 AM +more

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

2/20/19 12:00 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 3:10 pm to 4:30 pm to help underprivileged children with homework and core courses. Requirements: Volunteers should have education & skills working with children at the Elementary grade level. Orientation, Training and an Application Process needs to be completed.

Signal Hill, CA

2/20/19 3:00 PM +more

Group Mentoring

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

Los Angeles, CA

2/20/19 3:30 PM +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

2/21/19 9:30 AM +more

Share Your Professional Expertise with High School Entrepreneurs!

Quick Overview: JA Subject Matter volunteers will step into the classroom at Narbonne Highs School to enspire our JA Company Program students with their expertise in one of the following business areas: business structure (2/7/19) . capitatlization (2/14/19) , marketing (2/21/19), supply chain (2/28/19), sales (3/7/19), finance (3/14/19), liquidation (3/28/19). *Subjects are date specific as they coincide with the in-class lesson. Class meets Thursdays 2:11 -3:07 pm Mission or Broader Program Description: Through JA Company Program, students will start their own business and learn to be entrepreneurs over the course of 13 weeks. Using our JA Curriculum, students will develop a product or service. At the end of the program, students have the chance to compete and present their business ideas to an impressive panel of judges and experts. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Commit one day for one hour to help these young entrepreneurs make connections between real life and the classroom! 1. Give an introduction, career background, and job experiences. 2. Talk about his or her specific experiences related to the topic at hand. 3. Develop questions that will engage students in conversation about the subject. Impact: With integrated learning models, JASoCal empowers the next generation with the skills, knowledge, capacity and motivation to overcome financial instability and build a better future for themselves and their community. - 67% of the students said the volunteer inspired them to learn more about entrepreneurship. - 85% of the students stated that this program taught them things about entrepreneurship that they didn't know.

Los Angeles, CA

2/21/19 2:11 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Thursday's Farmers Market in Thousand Oaks

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

Thousand Oaks, CA

2/21/19 5:00 PM +more

Feed the homeless in Venice

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

Los Angeles, CA

3/21/19 7:00 PM +more

Reading Partners Orientation

Reading Partners is a national education nonprofit dedicated to improving students’ reading skills in Title I elementary schools to support students who are reading 6 months to 2.5 years below grade-level. We recruit and train community volunteers to work one-on-one with students for at least an hour a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum. WHAT: Join us for a one-stop shop orientation event to become a Reading Partners volunteer! Attendees will get a live scan done - free of charge, an orientation & can be scheduled to start volunteering on the spot! WHEN: Friday, Febuary 22nd, 2019 at 10:00 am WHERE: Central LA, exact address will be given after you register below. WHY: Becoming a volunteer Reading Partner gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience, and become a mentor, friend, and positive role model in the life of a child. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers will need to pass a background check which will be covered by Reading Partners *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

2/22/19 10:00 AM

Food Pantry Fridays (Ongoing)

Quick Overview: Volunteers assist clients in selecting their food, answers their questions, help them navigate the pantry efficiently, sort boxes of canned items, separate fresh produce into appropriate portions, and ensure proper pantry set up. Mission or Broader Program Description: Our Mission is to provide working poor families, as well as homeless men, women and children of all ages, with the inner resources and tools to become productive, stable and self-supporting members of the community. Impact: Last year the Food Pantry provided enough food for clients to prepare 145,000 healthy meals at home; over half of these meals were prepared in households with young children or seniors. The Pantry also offers a variety of classes and workshops that help meet the complex physical, social, and emotional needs of our clients. The program is an important gateway to St. Joseph Center’s array of programs that can help clients make significant progress toward self-sufficiency. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: In addition to helping clients navigate the pantry volunteers will also filter food into the pantry from storage and create pre-packaged “emergency” food bags. Requirements: 18 years or older, works well with others and available on Fridays from 12:30pm-3:15pm. Bilingual Spanish speakers are a plus. Bilingual Russian speakers greatly needed.

Los Angeles, CA

3/1/19 12:30 PM +more

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

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

Los Angeles, CA

3/6/19 6:00 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

3/22/19 7:00 PM +more

"I Heart Trees" Morning Planting Event

Fall in love with trees this Valentine's Day! Come join us for this family-friendly event as we plant 40 trees at the Van Nuys/Sherman Oaks Rec Center! It is our mission at City Plants to expand and maintain Los Angeles' green canopy through helping plant over 20,000 trees in L.A. yearly, but this would not be possible without our amazing volunteers! With your help, we can make Los Angeles more sustainable for generations to come. Volunteer registration will begin at 8:00 AM. Please wear close-toed shoes and bring a reusable water bottle, if possible. For more information about this event, please reach out to City Plants at (213) 473-9950. * Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. City Plants is a non-profit partner of the City of Los Angeles and the Department of Water and Power. Through a partnership with seven major tree planting organizations, City Plants plants and distributes nearly 15,000 trees on an annual basis. City Plants envisions an L.A. in which people in every neighborhood have equal access to trees & their benefits - clean air, better health, cooling shade, energy efficiency, and a friendlier, more vibrant neighborhood.

Los Angeles, CA

2/23/19 8:00 AM

Outdoor Volunteer Day: White Point Nature Preserve

Join us for our Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve! You will help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more! Your efforts will help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy! White Point is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Enter the free parking lot from the Western Blvd as it turns into Paseo del Mar. We are located at the end of the road on the left-hand side. We will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. * Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Thank you for volunteering!

Los Angeles, CA

2/23/19 9:00 AM +more

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

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

Los Angeles, CA

2/23/19 9:00 AM +more

Outreach: Greeters Training

Title: Outreach Greeters Training Quick Overview: Want to attend fun social events while volunteering to help the Conservancy? Attend this one-day orientation that will prepare you to help us reach out to our local community! Organization Name and Mission: Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy www.pvplc.org, The mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is to "preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all." Program Description: * Volunteer at outreach booths for special events and nature walks. * Help educate the public about the Conservancy’s mission "to protect and restore land for the education and enjoyment of all". * Share information on fun and informative Conservancy events! * Create your own flexible schedule for as many hours as you are available! Impact: We hope to reach new community members to volunteer in our programs and enjoy our trail systems. Your in-person connection is an important introduction to our organization. Sign up at: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com Questions? Brittany Goldsmith, Volunteer Program Manager at bgoldsmith@pvplc.org

Rolling Hills Estates, CA

2/23/19 10:00 AM

Native Garden Intern

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

Los Angeles, CA

2/23/19 10:00 AM +more

*NextLA Ready to Learn: Inspire First Graders through Reading and Art

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

Los Angeles, CA

2/23/19 10:00 AM +more

*BE A KID AGAIN: Make Music with At-Risk Youth

What: Help at-risk youth learn about songwriting, production, and the music industry. Program mission: Hathaway-Sycamores Child & Family Services cultivates hope and resilience to enrich the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: Volunteers assist the Ten Talents Project Leader in delivering music industry instruction to youth residing at Hathaway Sycamore. The 9 week series culminates in the youth's creation of a group EP. Time Commitment: Volunteers are encouraged to commit to all or most sessions in order to create consistency for kids who've had very little of it. Requirements: Volunteers need to have an understanding of songwriting and production but do not need any prior teaching experience. Volunteers must pass Hathaway Sycamore's background checks, which will be sent to you after you sign up. Be at least 18 years of age. Benefits: Help kids understand music industry essentials to help them have the upper hand and build a solid career for the future. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for Hathaway Sycamore 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

2/23/19 10:30 AM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Ventura

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

Ventura, CA

2/23/19 11:15 AM

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Calabasas

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

Calabasas, CA

2/23/19 11:45 AM

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Torrance

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

Torrance, CA

2/23/19 12:00 PM +more

Fight Hunger at Saturday's Farmers Market in Burbank

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

Burbank, CA

2/23/19 12:15 PM

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

2/23/19 12:30 PM +more