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Volunteer opportunities in L.A.

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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⚙ Pack Meals for the Disabled and Homebound

WHAT: Help pack delicious meals for the disabled and homebound, in partnership with the L.A. City Department of Disability and Khalsa Care Foundation. ABOUT KHALSA CARE FOUNDATION: Keeping with the Sikh tradition, Khalsa Care Foundation is dedicated to helping all people. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Join other volunteers in packing 3,000 delicious Indian, Thai, or pasta meals. Once done, they'll be picked up and delivered to individuals and families who are low-income, immigrant, disabled, or homebound. IMPACT: Before the pandemic, they served 1,000 meals per day. Now, demand has tripled! They greatly need your help. REQUIREMENTS: While volunteering at the temple, all volunteers must: cover their heads with a scarf or hat remove their shoes in the kitchen Volunteers aged 16-17 must bring a completed Minor Waiver Form, signed by a legal guardian. Minor volunteers who do not have completed forms will be unable to participate. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Sign Up button below. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am signing up Activities that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with a third party Agency or Organization, and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction over the site where these Activities take place. The site of these Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

7/7/20 8:00 AM + more

Food Pantry Give Away

Our Saviour Center’s Food Pantry was founded in 1985 and today distributes over 227 tons of food to the food insecure in the San Gabriel Valley. All persons facing food insecurity are welcome at Our Saviour Center. At least (2) bags of food are given per household, once a week. Food is intended to be taken off-site and consumed elsewhere. This is a food pantry, not a food kitchen. Impact: Volunteers will be contributing to those families and individuals that are in need of food during this time of crisis with Covid-19 Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Social Distancing Monitors – Bilingual Spanish or Mandarin or Korean or Vietnamese preferred. Position requires monitoring and enforcing the 6’ social distancing formation of clients as they wait in line for their food distribution. These positions are outside. Parking Lot Monitors – Direct Food Pantry clients who are arriving and departing via car. These positions are outside. Front of House Check-in – Again, bilingual Spanish or Mandarin or Korean or Vietnamese preferred. Position verifies client ID and notates client’s visit to the Food Pantry on that specific day. Back of House Fulfillment and Distribution – Ability to fill and lift 10-20 pound bags of food for distribution to clients. Food Bag Distribution – Ability to carry (2) 20-pound bags of food to clients who are waiting in their cars. This is a new process added due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Requirements: Be available 9am to 1:30pm Food Pantry Distribution Schedule: Tuesdays, 10:00 – 1:00 and Thursdays, 10:00 – 1:00 We are exploring a drive through distribution that should begin as of April 14 Volunteers need to be at least 18 years old and because of COVID-19, we prefer volunteers be younger than 50 (for the protection of the volunteer). Food Pantry Distribution Schedule: Tuesdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm Thursdays, 10:00am – 1:00pm All volunteers will be given gloves and face masks as personal protection equipment. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing. In the event of rain, volunteers need to wear rain gear and bring their own umbrella, as they may have a volunteer activity that requires them to stand outside. With this said, we will do our best to station first-time volunteers inside. Additional Details: Parking on lot is available. Accessibility: Bilingual volunteers is a plus. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

El Monte, CA

7/7/20 9:00 AM + more

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

Quick Overview: At St. James Episcopal Church, assist our unsheltered population in Mid-City with accessing mobile shower stations provided by Shower of Hope, grab & go meals, and donated clothing Impact: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are seeking sanitation, meals, and clothing. Your efforts will help provide them with these necessities. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As an overview: - Cleaning: Setting up chairs, sanitizing/wiping them down, picking up trash, cleaning the area - Hallway attendant/monitors bathrooms: Make sure that the area will be secure due to the donation room & kitchen. - Hand out ready-made meals - Select clothing from the donation closet in the Church - At the End/Breakdown: throw away the garbage & taking them to the dumpster. If anyone uses the kitchen, wipe down the area & bathroom. Requirements: Volunteers will social distance by keeping 6ft from each other. All personal protective equipment, sanitation, and sanitizing materials are provided. Parking: St. James lot, on St. Andrews. Do not park on the street. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge I am aware and understand I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities

Los Angeles, CA

7/11/20 8:30 AM + more

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

*UPDATE: The LA Regional Food Bank is still committed to getting food to those who need it during the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of volunteers is our top priority and we are taking necessary precautions listed below. WHAT: Help provide L.A.'s homeless community with access to food by volunteering at a local food bank ABOUT LARFB: LARFB provides food support to numerous community agencies serving Los Angeles, ranging from large homeless shelters that feed hundreds of people a day to small daycare programs. It is the second largest foodbank operating in the United States. https://www.lafoodbank.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Come on down with fellow L.A. Works volunteers to sort, stack and shelve valuable food to distribute to the hungry throughout Los Angeles. Make someone's day or dinner! IMPACT: Volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is one of the best volunteer opportunities in LA. By donating a few hours of your time, you’ll help us provide food for the 2 million people in Los Angeles County who face food insecurity. Volunteers help us by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need. REQUIREMENTS: ALL volunteers must bring a signed L.A. Regional Food Bank Image Release Form and L.A. Regional Food Bank Waiver Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. Dress Code: Casual attire and closed-toe shoes. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, open-toed and high-heeled shoes are prohibited. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, has also committed to: Implementing social distancing measures. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Providing hand sanitizer pumps. Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility once an hour, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces. Providing gloves to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and to elbow bump instead of shake hands. ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Vernon, CA

7/25/20 9:00 AM + more

⚙ Help the Hungry with Phone Calls and Research

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

Los Angeles, CA

7/11/20 10:00 AM

⚙︎Wellness Check and Renter Rights Calls

QUICK OVERVIEW: Join a call party in making phone calls to check on older adults who may be food insecure or at risk of eviction. THE NEED: The COVID-19 crisis has made many people unemployed, unable to pay rent, and in danger of eviction and homelessness. Los Angeles city has passed measures to protect renters but many people don't understand their rights or available benefits. In collaboration with Council District 4, you will contact older adults who are housing vulnerable to check on them, inform them of these new protections, and see if they need support. CALL PARTY AGENDA: Join other Angelenos on a video meeting Receive training Create a phone bank account Complete 1 hour of calling, following provided script Submit any service request forms your call recipients need Come back together with group to share thoughts and impressions Schedule independent 2nd and 3rd call shifts VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: Access to a computer with internet and a phone. IMPACT: Sometimes you'll just be leaving messages, but sometimes you'll be rescuing people with no ability to procure food. Our previous volunteers have done literally lifesaving work and you can too. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Sign Up button below for the date you want.

Los Angeles, CA

7/11/20 1:00 PM + more

⚙ LEND A HAND: Provide Support to Transitional Families

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

Los Angeles, CA

10/18/20 10:00 AM + more

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

Quick Overview: : Footprints will drive to designated areas in the community in South Los Angeles, to distribute "Footprints Hot Lunch" and "Bags of Love" to the homeless and low income community. You must have your own transportation! Mission or Broader Program Description: Our Food for the Soul event is to help feed people that are in need. We serve the homeless a hot home cooked meal, because we believe that everyone deserve to feel like someone cares, and despite homelessness you can still feel like "There is no place like home." Impact: You can experience hands-on, of how there is a desperate need in our communities for food for the homeless. You will see that the people are truly in a desolate state of mind and are in need of care and concern. You will also have the opportunity to give back to those that are in need. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Help hand out lunches to the homeless community in South L.A. and Downtown L.A. areas. You must have your own transportation, volunteers will meet at Footprints headquarters. If you want to give back to the community, this will be a great opportunity! Requirements: Please bring photo ID. Wear comfortable attire; jeans and sneakers are OK. You must have your own transportation for all event dates. If you are under 18 yrs old, you must be accompanied by an adult. * Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Baldwin Hills, CA

8/28/20 12:00 PM + more

Volunteer with our Food Pantry Program

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

Los Angeles, CA

8/22/20 7:00 AM + more

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

WHAT: Help prepare and serve the evening meal at L.A. Mission. ABOUT L.A. MISSION: Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless living on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row. http://www.losangelesmission.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: L.A. Works volunteers bring a warm, hearty dinner to some of the 1,800 homeless served daily. Throughout the evening, volunteers help to prep the kitchen, prepare, serve, clean, and organize the kitchen. IMPACT: Our volunteers are the heartbeat of Los Angeles Mission. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of our neighbors and friends in the Skid Row area. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must wear the following or they cannot participate: Long pants Closed-toe shoes Volunteers may not wear the following: Shorts, mini skirts Midriffs, tank tops, sleveless tops Tight or see-through clothing Sandals, open-toed shoes Dangling earrings Additional Requirements: Please do not sign up more than two weeks in advance of the project. Must be at least 16 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. No cameras - pictures are prohibited Must provide at least 48 hours of notice if you must cancel. We often have a waitlist and no-showing leaves us short-handed and isn't fair to our waitlist. SPECIAL NOTES: Free parking off Winston. Please approach the gate and say you're working for the mission. The entrance is on the backside of the mission. ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? 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 L.A. Mission and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am signing up Activities that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with a third party Agency or Organization, and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction over the site where these Activities take place. The site of these Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

8/8/20 3:30 PM + more

⚙ BE A KID AGAIN: Fun and Games with Kids at Alexandria House

WHAT: Engage in fun activities with children from Alexandria House and the nearby community while their guardians attend the Saturday Thrift Sale event. ABOUT ALEXANDRIA HOUSE: Alexandria House is a transitional residence for women and children located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area. Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities. https://www.alexandriahouse.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Every 1st and 2nd Saturday of the month, Alexandria House hosts the Thrift Sale to provide essential household items and services to Alexandria residents and neighbors. During the event, volunteers help by supervising and playing with the children so their guardians can focus on getting what they need. IMPACT: Shopping [or doing anything!] with children can be challenging. Volunteers support guardians by keeping their children safe, occupied, and entertained so they can focus on sourcing what their families need. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must be 18+ and embrace all ages, genders, cultures, languages, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and sexual orientations. ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Please click on the SIGN UP button. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for Alexandria House and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am signing up Activities that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with a third party Agency or Organization, and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction over the site where these Activities take place. The site of these Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

9/5/20 10:30 AM + more

⚙ BE A KID AGAIN: Playtime at LA Family Housing

WHAT: Engage in fun activities with children staying at LAFH's Pacoima transitional shelter and give their guardians a much needed break! ABOUT LAFH: LA Family Housing is a non-profit that provides shelters for homeless families and singles across Los Angeles County. Their main focus is to get families stabilized through counseling, job placement, and life skill classes. https://lafh.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: One Sunday a month, volunteers play with kids aged 8-13 whose families are currently living in one of LAFH's temporary shelters. Volunteers and kids might play soccer, make a craft, have a yahtzee tournament, paint faces - you name it! IMPACT: Volunteers 1) give parents and guardians much needed rest and 2) give the kids valuable individual attention, which has been proven to boost their self esteem and decrease their stress. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers aged 14-18 must be accompanied by an adult and have legal guardian complete this minor waiver ahead of time. One adult per minor, please. ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? 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 LAFH and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am signing up Activities that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with a third party Agency or Organization, and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction over the site where these Activities take place. The site of these Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

8/2/20 1:30 PM + more

Read Aloud to Children Each Month

Reading to Kids is a grassroots organization dedicated to inspiring underserved children with the love of reading, thereby enriching their lives and opportunities for future success. Our mission is motivated by a landmark 1985 study, conducted by the National Commission on Reading, which found that "the single most important activity for building the knowledge required for eventual success in reading aloud to children." Program Description: Reading to Kids organizes monthly reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at eight downtown Los Angeles elementary schools. Volunteers read aloud to small groups of K-5th grade children and create arts and crafts projects about the stories. Each child receives a book to take home and the books read aloud are donated to the school's library. Reading aloud to children imparts a love of books that leads to improved literacy, to a more successful education, and a brighter future. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Pairs of volunteer readers read aloud to small groups of students from the elementary school (typically between 4 and 6 children per group) in a fun environment that includes creating crafts. Reading to Kids supplies all of the books and craft supplies, and teachers at the elementary schools provide supervision and guidance throughout the morning. Time Commitment: 9:00am- 12:00pm Requirements: To volunteer at the next reading clubs, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org where you'll need to register and RSVP ahead of the reading club date. For more information, please feel free to e-mail info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455. This opportunity services eight Los Angeles Unified School District elementary schools in the Pico-Union/Westlake neighborhoods near downtown LA. Choose your school when you RSVP at their website. This opportunity serves the zip codes of 90019, 90017, 90057, and 90006. Benefits: A light breakfast is provided, and volunteers will meet other like-minded volunteers who love reading and children. Volunteers also meet wonderful children eager to hear a story and receive a free book for their home libraries, and get to create crafts with children. *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

9/12/20 9:00 AM + more

⚙ SPRUCE IT UP: Revitalize TreePeople Park

WHAT: Maintain trails, plant, and tend the nursery at TreePeople Park. ABOUT TREEPEOPLE: TreePeople is an environmental nonprofit that unites the power of trees, people and technology to grow a sustainable future for Los Angeles. https://www.treepeople.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: L.A. Works volunteers come out to help maintain TreePeople Park, a 45-acre area that thousands of Los Angeles-area students visit every year to take part in environmental educational programs. Volunteers help maintain trails, remove invasive plants, re-grade slopes and tend the nursery. IMPACT: Volunteering with TreePeople is fun and rewarding. Our events empower you with the support, training and tools you need to be an engine of change. Join us each week as we plant and care for trees, remove invasive species and maintain our beautiful park! TreePeople’s grassroots activities focus on serving under resourced communities lacking protection from heat and climate impacts, maintaining our 45-acre headquarters here in Coldwater Canyon Park along with restoring our local mountain forests. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers for this project must be at least 14 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. SPECIAL NOTES: This is a physically demanding project. This project will occur rain or shine. ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? click on the green SIGN UP button below. Note - teams of 5+ people must email the Opportunity Coordinator ahead of time. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am signing up Activities that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with a third party Agency or Organization, and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction over the site where these Activities take place. The site of these Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Beverly Hills, CA

9/12/20 9:00 AM

Cuddle and Help Socialize Former Feral Cats for Adoption

Kitty Bungalow Charm School for Wayward Cats is a community resource and rescue center that provides services to help quell the feral cat overpopulation in the Los Angeles area. We are an animal rescue dedicated to socializing feral cats and adopting them out to good homes as well as working with the community to find a humane solution to the cat overpopulation problem. We do TNR (Trap, Neuter, Return) and offer free spay/neutering of cats to our Community Partners. Program Description: We are humanely controlling the overpopulation of cars on the street via spay/neutering. Young cats are taken in for socialization and then adopted out. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Cats must have their litter changed, rooms cleaned, simple medications given, babies bottle fed and love and attention given to frightened felines. You'll be expected to help socialize them and turn them into lap cats. MANY opportunities exist within the organization to aid our mission. Time Commitment: Shifts are 2 1/2 hours long, once weekly. Requirements: We provide an orientation and training. Wearing older clothes is recommended. Please remember to fill out a minor volunteer waiver form if minors (under 18) are attending projects. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Benefits: The benefits are emotional as well as physical. Simply being around purring cats is reputed to be good for one's health, and the satisfaction one derives in helping these creatures learn to trust humans and find forever homes is immeasurable.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/18/20

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Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/20

Doggie Daycare Volunteer - Adopt & Shop Culver City

Quick Overview: Manage safe play with Daycare pups @ Adopt & Shop Culver City! Organization Name and Website: Love dogs and want to help our nonprofit mission? Volunteer with Michelson Found Animals' Adopt & Shop - www.adoptandshop.org Mission: Michelson Found Animals is a Los Angeles nonprofit devoted to animal welfare! We are an organization of avid animal lovers who focus our efforts on decreasing the number of homeless pets in shelters. We have two Adopt & Shop locations with dogs and cats pulled from high-kill shelters, giving them a second chance at adoption with a number of volunteer and foster opportunities. Adopt & Shop is also a nonprofit pet store, offering a one-stop shop for pet needs! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Our Daycare Volunteers are responsible for assisting staff in the supervision of daycare dogs to ensure that dogs are playing nicely, getting attention, and receiving breaks whenever needed. Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn about dog behavior and body language in this area. You will learn how to mediate and control dog to dog interactions in a playgroup setting. Weekday morning volunteers are always greatly appreciated! This is a great way to spend your downtime between college courses! By volunteering in Daycare you will not only get hands on animal experience but you will also be directly helping our rescue by supporting the piece that funds our adoption program. Our Adopt & Shop stores are adoption centers that bring animals from local shelters and makes them available to adopt in a bright, happy, retail setting. Adopt & Shop is a non-profit pet shop where every dollar spent is put towards helping a homeless animal. Requirements: 8 hours per month with 3 month commitment. Volunteers must communicate effectively with Volunteer team and on-site staff, and follow all protocols and procedures closely to ensure the health and safety of the animals. *Must be 16+. Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section. Additional Details: If you are interested in learning more about us and our rewarding volunteer opportunities, please visit our website (http://www.foundanimals.org/get-involved) or just email us at mfavolunteer@foundanimals.org, we would love to answer your questions! Daycare Shift Times: Monday - Friday: 7-9am, 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm, 5-8:30pm Saturday - 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm, 3-5pm

Culver City, CA

Through 12/1/20

DV Court Support Program -- San Fernando

Overview: For any crime victim, navigating the legal process can be intimidating. In a domestic violence case, the process usually feels even more overwhelming because of the close relationship between the Victim and the Defendant, and the complicated nature of the impact of abuse. The Victim Support Program ensures that a person does not have to go through this process alone. Trained volunteers offer victim support in the courtroom and beyond by providing information, resources, and referrals to misdemeanor cases. Program Description: Trained volunteers provide support to victims of domestic violence involved in the misdemeanor criminal court process, and facilitate referrals to resources to address the impact of the abuse. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: After completion of volunteer training, DV Court Support Volunteers will educate victims about the court process and help ensure victims understand what is happening in the case, facilitate communication between victims and legal staff, accompany victims to hearings and offer emotional support, provide resources and referrals, and offer information about safety planning. Volunteers also maintain records and document the services provided through the DV Court Support Program. Time Commitment: Court hours are Monday – Friday 8:30 – 4:30. Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of one weekly 4½ shift from 8:30 am - 1:00 pm, with occassional and optional on-call hours in the afternoons when a case goes to trial. Must make a minimum commitment of 9 months, with preference given to volunteers who can commit to at least 1 year. Attendance at bi-monthly (6 per year) supervision meetings is required. Requirements: All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers must have completed High School, obtained a GED, or equivalent experience. All volunteers will be fingerprinted and must pass a criminal background check. Applicants against whom an active Domestic Violence Protective Order had been issued are not eligible for this program. This is a program run by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office, a prosecutorial agency. All cases handled in this program are handled within the Criminal Justice system. Individuals who are uncomfortable working in a criminal courthouse, with law enforcement, or on cases in which defendants may be subject to incarceration should not apply. Volunteers are required to dress in court-appropriate attire. Training about the legal system, domestic violence, and the role of a support volunteer will be provided. Completion of this training is a requirement for volunteering. Benefits: The good feeling that comes from helping someone. Hands-on experience providing victim support in a prosecutor's office. For students, there may be an option to receive academic credit for your volunteer service. *This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.

San Fernando, CA

Through 3/1/21

Food Support Kits for LA Seniors

Quick Overview: Want to help your neighbors experiencing homelessness during COVID-19? Assemble kits for our community's most vulnerable; individuals and families who have/are experiencing homelessness. Mission: PATH's mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. Since 1984, PATH has worked across the state of California to deliver life saving services. While the rest of California stays at home, many of our homeless neighbors don’t have anywhere to turn. PATH will remain on the front lines to help our most vulnerable through street outreach, case management, and food support. We need volunteers like YOU to help us by sending life-saving supplies to those most in need. Impact: PATH serves over 20% of the homeless population in California, through nine interim housing shelters, 14 supportive housing communities, and dozens of outreach teams hitting the streets each day. All of these services will continue through the COVID-19 crisis. Many of those living on the streets are older, sick, or have underlying health issues. This is the group of people who are at the most risk of COVID-19. Now more than ever PATH's work is saving lives, with your support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. FOOD SUPPORT KITS FOR SENIORS Our neighbors living in supportive housing are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. We are in need of non-perishable food donations, so that they may remain safe and healthy in their homes. When you are next out grocery shopping, please consider filling your basket with a few extra food items and/or cleaning supplies to help our most vulnerable neighbors stay healthy. Food support bags can be assembled in cardboard boxes or reusable grocery bags. These kits will be distributed directly to those most in need. Urgent Needs: Cereal Rice or pasta Canned goods Non-perishable snacks Cleaning supplies Requirements: Feel free to get creative with these kits! Handwritten notes boost morale and let our neighbors know they are not alone.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 8/31/20

Assemble Care Kits for LA Homeless

Quick Overview: Want to help your neighbors experiencing homelessness during COVID-19? Assemble kits for our community's most vulnerable; individuals and families who have/are experiencing homelessness. Mission: PATH's mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. Since 1984, PATH has worked across the state of California to deliver life saving services. While the rest of California stays at home, many of our homeless neighbors don’t have anywhere to turn. PATH will remain on the front lines to help our most vulnerable through street outreach, case management, and food support. We need volunteers like YOU to help us by sending life-saving supplies to those most in need. Impact: PATH serves over 20% of the homeless population in California, through nine interim housing shelters, 14 supportive housing communities, and dozens of outreach teams hitting the streets each day. All of these services will continue through the COVID-19 crisis. Many of those living on the streets are older, sick, or have underlying health issues. This is the group of people who are at the most risk of COVID-19. Now more than ever PATH's work is saving lives, with your support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. CARE KITS FOR OUTREACH As you shop for personal hygiene items, pick up a few extra supplies to help individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Urgent Needs: Hand sanitizer Soap & shampoo Cleansing wipes Socks & cold weather clothing* Blankets* Non-perishable snacks & bottled water *For health and safety reasons, all Care Kit items must be new & unopened. Requirements: Feel free to get creative with these kits! Handwritten notes boost morale and let our neighbors know they are not alone.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 8/31/20

Stay-At-Home Kits for Homeless LA Families

Quick Overview: Want to help your neighbors experiencing homelessness during COVID-19? Assemble kits for our community's most vulnerable; individuals and families who have/are experiencing homelessness. Mission: PATH's mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. Since 1984, PATH has worked across the state of California to deliver life saving services. While the rest of California stays at home, many of our homeless neighbors don’t have anywhere to turn. PATH will remain on the front lines to help our most vulnerable through street outreach, case management, and food support. We need volunteers like YOU to help us by sending life-saving supplies to those most in need. Impact: PATH serves over 20% of the homeless population in California, through nine interim housing shelters, 14 supportive housing communities, and dozens of outreach teams hitting the streets each day. All of these services will continue through the COVID-19 crisis. Many of those living on the streets are older, sick, or have underlying health issues. This is the group of people who are at the most risk of COVID-19. Now more than ever PATH's work is saving lives, with your support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. STAY-AT-HOME KITS FOR FAMILIES Help provide critically needed essential items to keep families safe and cared for, as they stay at home in a shelter, motel, or supportive housing site. Family Kits can be assembled in reusable tote or grocery bags. Urgent Needs: Diapers Wipes Soap & shampoo Baby formula Non-perishable snacks At-home activities for kids of all ages (ex. books, craft kits, and art supplies) Requirements: Feel free to get creative with these kits! Handwritten notes boost morale and let our neighbors know they are not alone.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 9/1/20

⚙ Drop Off Sack Lunches for Skid Row

WHAT: Make and drop off sack lunches for people experiencing homelessness near the Midnight Mission. ABOUT THE MIDNIGHT MISSION: Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction. Our emergency services and 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain healthy, productive lives. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: In compliance with social distancing protocols, you'll make 10+ sack lunches at home and then drop them off at the mission between 7am and 11am. (You can drop off later than 11am, but meals will be given out the next day.) You won't be in contact with anyone, but can still have a powerful impact. IMPACT: The Midnight Mission is a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider. They need your help now more than ever - they went from feeding roughly 400 people at each meal to feeding 1800 people each meal. And with food supplies scarcer than before, the Midnight Mission needs your help feeding the hungry. REQUIREMENTS: Sack lunches should consist of... Ham, turkey, or beef sandwich with light mayo/mustard (To be cautious of nut allergies, we request no peanut butter and jelly sandwiches please) 2+ side snacks (chips, fruit, granola bars, cheese, etc) No need to include beverages or napkins (those are covered by the Mission) REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6-foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. SPECIAL NOTES: In addition to your sack lunches, any donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated. Disposable, multi-compartment to-go food containers Disposable lunch bags Disposable utensils (forks, spoons, knives) Loaves of bread Plastic wrap Produce bags Re-sealable storage bags Single serving beverages Antibacterial disinfecting wipes Disposable gloes EPA approved antibacterial disinfecting cleaners Hand sanitizer Infrared no-touch thermometers Surgical masks ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need an accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Express Interest button below and the Opportunity Coordinator will follow up with your next steps All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 7/31/20

Volunteer with LA Gymnastics Special Needs Program!

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in strategic planning, experience being on a board of directors, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to youth with special needs, LASG is a great place to volunteer. Organization Name and Website: LA Gymnastics www.LAgymnastics.com Mission or Broader Program Description: LA School of Gymnastics is a USA and Olympic team training center for children in athletic sports such as gymnastics, cheer, dance and ballet. Programs are offered for special needs students from a wide range of backgrounds and age categories. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced executive management person who can help LASG with their strategic planning. The pro-bono strategic planner we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Each volunteer is matched to a position and will meet with the Executive Director to ensure completion of the project. Preparation and tidying up of classroom(s) in which the pupil(s) with special needs is/are being taught. Assisting children to board and alight from school buses. Where necessary travel as escort on school buses may be required. Special assistance as necessary for pupils with particular difficulties e.g. helping physically disabled pupils with typing or writing. Assistance with clothing, feeding, toileting and general hygiene. Assisting on out-of-school visits, walks and similar activities. Assisting teachers in the supervision of children with special needs during assembly, recreational and dispersal periods. Accompanying individuals or small groups who may have withdrawn temporarily from the classroom. General assistance to the class teachers, under the direction of the Principal, with duties of a non-teaching nature. (Special Needs Assistants may not act as either substitute or temporary teachers. In no circumstances may they be left in sole charge of a class). Where a Special Needs Assistant has been appointed to assist a school in catering for a specific pupil, duties should be modified to support the particular needs of the pupil concerned. Requirements: Experience in board of directors’ services and non-profits a plus Previous experience in strategic planning Proven record with developing and implementing a strategic plan Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus Covid-19 Requirements: LASG normally operates on a 5-hour window daily, but with the schools closed due to mandated closure, we will have the ability to operate in a 12-hour window in order to practice social distancing. We can greatly limit the number of people in the building and spread out far beyond 6 feet. We are also proud to have a cleaning system and a series of protocols and strict guidelines that are in place. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Culver City, CA

Through 8/30/20

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

WHAT: Lead volunteers in stocking, shelving, and sorting food for L.A.'s homeless population at the largest food pantry in the city! ABOUT LARFB: The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank provides food support to numerous community agencies serving Los Angeles, ranging from large homeless shelters that feed hundreds of people a day to small daycare programs. It is the second largest foodbank operating in the United States. THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY YOU'D LEAD: "STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food with L.A. Regional Food Bank" is an opportunity for volunteers to sort, stack and shelve valuable food to distribute to the hungry throughout Los Angeles. Make someone's day or dinner! AS THE PROJECT LEADER, YOU'D BE RESPONSIBLE FOR: confirming volunteers beforehand orienting/training volunteers prior to event managing all communication with volunteers, LARFB, and L.A. Works ​TIME: Every other Saturday. Please select either 9am-12pm or 1pm-4pm. LOCATION: Commerce PROJECT LEADER REQUIREMENTS: Must attend a virtual L.A. Works training Must commit to leading for a minimum of 8 months PROJECT LEADER BENEFITS: Gain marketable leadership skills Learn about the non-profit world from the inside Make a bigger impact Network with other people and groups committed to bettering Los Angeles INTERESTED? Click the Express Interest button below!

Commerce, CA

Through 9/30/20

Outreach Committee Member

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

Baldwin Hills, CA

Through 1/1/21

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

Who are we?: Los Angeles Team Mentoring focuses on guiding middle school students growing up in challenging urban environments to recognize and reach their full potential. We’ve partnered with nine different LAUSD schools. How can YOU help?: Our team-based mentoring model gives you the chance to impact the lives of 12-15 students with the support of another adult mentor. As a mentor you will work with our kids to complete the activities in the provided curriculum and discuss the valuable life lessons learned from the tasks. Examples of these activities include topics in career readiness, self-esteem and confidence building, maintaining healthy relationships, and resolving conflicts/ disagreements. Oh, did we mention this is all done from the comfort of your home or office? All meetings with our kids will be done online through our mentor portal. All you need is a device with a camera and internet access! What perks do we offer?: Not only will you be able to make a difference with our kids, you will also have the chance to build your resume and gain real- world experience. You will be able to network with other mentors that are professionals in a variety of fields. LATM will happily write you a letter of recommendation upon request. This will be a GREAT opportunity if you are looking to be in the education, psychology, sociology, social work or child development field. What will YOUR impact be?: This will be the first year we launch our e-mentoring program. Our kids need positive role models now more than ever, and you can be part of this historic move! Despite not being a tutoring program, our mentored youth are more likely to graduate from high school, go to college, and receive higher grades compared to non-mentored youth. An hour of your time once a week can make all the difference! More details: The is a weekly commitment on a scheduled day and time-- on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 3:00 pm- 6:00 pm. Sessions are approximately 45-minutes long. There are also three Saturday virtual field trips/workshops-- approximately 90 minutes. Our program year goes from September 2020 to June 2021! To receive a New Mentor Application - contact korellana@latm.org -or- pgonzalez@latm.org for an application! Requirements: Have an electronic device with a camera and internet access Be 18 years or older Pass a criminal background check Provide two personal references Complete a 1-hour online mentor orientation Complete a 90 minute virtual mentor training Adhere to all program policies and procedures

Los Angeles, CA

Through 9/19/20

Morning Cleaning Crew at Cat Rescue

Objective Provide daily care to cats by cleaning and feeding the main sanctuary area, which includes 10 free-roam rooms, 3 individual cat enclosures, and community room kennels at North Hollywood cat shelter. Cleaning Lead (2 volunteers) This position requires high physical stamina including lifting up to 50 pounds, bending and kneeling. Includes handling cleaning chemicals and animal waste using appropriate PPE. Clean litter box areas, floors, walls, towers, benches and windows in cat rooms Spot-clean shelves, windows, walls Sweep and mop floors Deliver fresh food, water and clean linens to cat rooms Observe cats and report any health concerns to caretaking staff Once all caretaking tasks are done, socialize with cats Other duties as assigned by caretaking staff Cleaning Support (1 volunteer) This position requires moderate physical stamina including lifting up to 15 pounds. Includes handling cleaning chemicals and occasional animal waste using appropriate PPE. Keep laundry going Fold and put away laundry in linen closet Assist with food preparation and dish washing Prep cleaning carts for next day’s team Check in with cleaning leads to provide assistance, if needed Once all caretaking tasks are done, socialize with cats Other duties as assigned by caretaking staff Qualifications Be 16 years of age or older Be reliable and punctual, and commit to weekly schedule Have completed online trainings COVID-19 Health Protocol Bite and Injury Protocol Volunteer role-specific overview Additional trainings as assigned

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Virtual Mentors: Empower Families Who Have Exited Homelessness

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

Through 3/23/21

Virtual Volunteer: Make Face Coverings to fight COVID-19

Quick Overview: Want to volunteer from home in your PJs? Great, we need you! A majority of our residents have compromised immune systems, so we need to supply our residents and frontline staff with face coverings to slow the spread of COVID-19 and any other illnesses. We're trying to collect 2 for each employee and 2 for each resident, for a total of 3,760 masks to help keep everyone safe. Mission: The Skid Row Housing Trust (the Trust) provides permanent supportive housing so that people who have experienced homelessness, prolonged extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and/or addiction can lead safe, stable lives in wellness. Impact: A majority of our residents have compromised immune systems, so in supplying our residents and frontline staff with face coverings, you will be slowing the spread of illnesses and making a huge impact on the lives of residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: - We are utilizing the CDC guidelines for face coverings (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html) - Must be able to sew. We are accepting face coverings made from new materials, too. Once you click ‘Express Interest’, a member of our staff will reach out to you to go over the details of how many you can make and how to safely connect for pick-up, drop-off, or shipment.

Through 8/9/20

Parents' Place Wishlist

Quick Overview: Would you like to make a difference in the lives of families during COVID-19? Consider donating items to the family packs we are assembling for families of children with special needs. Mission: Since 1989, Parents’ Place has been providing hope and support for families with children with special needs through education and community resources. Impact: Parents’ Place continues to serves as an essential non-profit business during COVID-19. Our service area includes 28 cities throughout the San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys. We do this by providing support to families, sharing vital information & resources for those with disabilities. We are currently in need of essential items for those individuals. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Health: Hand Sanitizer, Children & adult masks, Gloves Baby: Diapers, Formula Storage: Ziploc bags Educational activities: Puzzles, Playdoh, Wiki Stix, Sensory Balls, Bubbles, (see full list on Amazon) Amazon Gift Card

Through 8/6/20

Food Pantry Wish List

Quick Overview: Want to make a difference in the lives of families affected by COVID-19? Help us provide unemployed, low-income families, and the homeless population with the essential food staples to help them during these difficult times. Mission: Catholic Charities has served the San Fernando Valley since 1950. We are committed to manifesting Christ’s spirit by collaborating with diverse communities, providing services to the poor and vulnerable, promoting human dignity and advocating for social justice. Our Food Pantries provide services to those in need regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, or religious belief. Our goal is to comfort the isolated and hungry in our neighborhoods. Impact: Catholic Charities San Fernando Region has three Food Pantries located in Canoga Park, Van Nuys, and Glendale. Combined, these food pantries serve over 3000 individuals a month. Our Food pantries also serve as one of the prime food locations for the homeless population in the San Fernando Valley. Demand for these services has increased through the COVID-19 crisis. People who have become unemployed due to this crisis are now seeking our Food Pantries as a resource during these difficult times. By donating to Catholic Charities San Fernando Region, you will be making a difference in the lives of those who have been severely impacted due to COVID-19. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: · Masks, Gloves · Cereal · Rice, Beans, Pasta · Canned meats · Canned goods · Non-perishable items · Hygiene items (razors, soap, shampoo, toothpaste) · Cleaning supplies · Target gift cards Requirements: Feel free to write handwritten notes boost morale and let our neighbors know they are not alone.

Through 8/9/20

Wish List for Kittens in Foster Homes

Quick Overview: With shelters closed due to COVID-19, homeless kittens are being sent into foster homes for care. We need supplies to help support our foster volunteers and increase our lifesaving impact! Mission: The mission of Heaven on Earth Society for Animals is to transform the lives of homeless cats through rescue, sanctuary, and new beginnings. Impact: In 2019, Heaven on Earth completed a record 743 adoptions! That is a 20% increase over the previous year, and a 36% increase since 2017. We took into our care 861 cats and kittens from L.A. city shelters, in addition to 38 cats from L.A. county shelters. We also sent 308 individual cats and kittens into 127 foster homes. In 2019, foster volunteers contributed 14,147 foster care days to our organization. This number represents one day of care for each animal, every day they were in a foster home. This year, we are relying on more foster homes to help homeless cats and kittens, as city shelters are closed during the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Heating pads Miracle nipples for nursing kittens Milk replacer formula Travel carriers High calorie kitten food Requirements: Donations can also be dropped off at our main door daily from 8am-3pm at 7342 Fulton Ave, North Hollywood CA 91605. If you are an experienced kitten foster living in the San Fernando Valley and have time and space to care for neonatal kittens, please email fosters@heavenlypets.org.

Through 8/9/20

Provide Supplies to People Experiencing Homelessness

Quick Overview: For those without homes, COVID-19 is far dangerous. Without a shelter or access to proper nutrition & sanitation, they are unable to protect themselves. Help us support those in need by purchasing the items on our Wish List! Mission: Share A Meal’s mission is to build caring communities through mobile kitchens selflessly sharing meals and basic necessities with the underserved. We do this every night of the week by rolling burritos on our mobile food truck and handing them out in areas with concentrated communities of people living on the streets. In addition to nightly service, we have a dedicated team of volunteers working on a variety of other projects to support service nights. While following all health and safety regulations, a small group of our volunteers continue to serve burritos and water across Los Angeles during the current crisis to provide for some of the basic needs of thousands of vulnerable people. Impact: Share a Meal provides 50,000 fresh meals to people experiencing homelessness and hunger every year in our neighboring communities, and we serve five nights a week. Now more than ever, Share a Meal needs your support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Warm Clothing (beanies, sweaters, blankets, gloves) Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, menstrual items) Cleaning supplies Energy bars

Through 8/9/20

Help Feed Local Seniors!

Quick Overview: Help Feed Local Seniors! We need a small group of volunteers to help us pack food boxes at JFS SOVA’s food pantry, located in Van Nuys on Friday & Sunday mornings. Impact: These groceries will be distributed to older adults who are in need of extra food. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers are needed on Friday & Sunday mornings from 9 AM - 1 PM; volunteers must be willing to stay for their entire shift. Ideally, volunteers will be able to commit to helping out once a week. However, we are grateful for any help - including people who can volunteer one time only as well. Requirements: Volunteers need to be able to lift a case of canned goods (about 30 lbs.). We ask that volunteers schedule their shift in advance. Due to social distancing, we are limiting the number of volunteers for each day. We will provide masks and gloves. For more information or to sign up for a shift, please click Express Interest and our opportunity coordinator will email you with further instructions. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Through 8/7/20

Penny Lane Wish-List

Quick Overview: Our school and extracurricular supplies are being used rapily due to the increase in home schooling and social distancing. Help our youth get the supplies they need by purchasing supplies on our wish-list! Mission: To foster hopes and dreams by empowering children, youth and families to reach their highest potential. Impact: Penny Lane Centers has 3 Affordable Housing apartments in the San Fernando Valley and 2 in the Antelope Valley. We have children/ youth from birth through 21 years old. Due to home schooling and social distancing, school supplies are being used rapidly. Also, extra-curricular activity supplies are limited for our children. With your help, they can get the supplies they need to continue their education at the highest potential. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: · Note Books ( for K - 12 grade) · Line Paper · Glue Sticks · Boxes of Crayons · Variety of Coloring Books (Super Heroes, Disney Characters, and Adults) · Games ( board games, Uno Cards, Dominoes & etc.) · Jump Ropes · Hula Hoops (variety of sizes) · Books (non-fiction, fiction, drama K – 12 grade) · Target Gift Card · 99 cent Store Gift Card

Through 8/9/20

A Place Called Home Wishlist

Quick Overview: Help us provide over 300 South Central families impacted by COVID-19 with necessary grocery and household essentials. Help our youth and their families by donating supplies on our wishlist! Mission: A Place Called Home (APCH) provides a safe nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling purposeful lives. In the face of the coronavirus emergency, APCH is committed to provide key services and programs through our online APCH Programs Hub and our Family Resource Depot. Impact: In the face of the coronavirus emergency, APCH quickly mobilized to respond to urgent and ongoing needs of youth and families that were already struggling with poverty. APCH rapidly launched our Family Resource Depot (FRD), a weekly grocery and household essentials delivery service, providing hundreds of families with thousands of pounds of fresh produce, paper goods, books and art supplies weekly. We are currently providing necessary goods to over 300 South Central families that have been severely impacted by COVID-19. To meet our youth’s increasing needs we need your help. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Urgent Needs: Paper Goods (toilet paper, paper towels, and feminine hygiene products) Non Perishable Foods (canned goods and pantry items) Hygiene Items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste) Cleaning Supplies & Masks Baby Items (diapers, wipes, formula) Grocery Gift Cards (Ralphs, Target, Food 4 Less)

Through 9/1/20