*BE A KID AGAIN: Playtime at LA Family Housing

Location: Pacoima CA, 91331

Date: 7/21/2019 Spots Remaining: 4


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.

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*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. 

  • Organization Name: LA Family Housing Corporation
Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Issue Area(s): Children & Youth Education, Family Services
  • Population Served: Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities, Other
  • Activity Type: Caring for People,Mentoring/Youth Development
  • Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:14+
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