Partnering with L.A. Works
We believe volunteers help organizations become better positioned to achieve their missions, improve the lives of those they serve, and thrive. Likewise, we believe strong nonprofit organizations make stronger communities.
We are here to help!
PERKS OF BEING A PARTNER:
Join a network of hundreds of nonprofits utilizing L.A. Works to promote your volunteer opportunities.
Connect your organization to thousands of volunteers across Los Angeles.
Receive a Partner Newsletter that connects you to nonprofit resources and organizations across the city.
Build relationships with our L.A. Works programs to promote and support your organization.
Build a social media presence through L.A. Works Social Media Partner Spotlights.
L.A. Works Recruits, Manages, and Mobilizes Volunteers
VOLUNTEER GROUP MANAGEMENT
L.A. Works organizes programming for teams of corporate and community volunteers – removing the majority of time and effort that usually falls to the nonprofit when a group reaches out looking to volunteer. If you have a virtual, at-home, or (socially-distanced) in-person service activity that can accommodate a group of any size, please reach out! From hands-on beautification projects to virtual mentoring workshops to creating supply kits, corporate groups are always willing to lend a helping hand to meet your organization’s needs.
YEAR-LONG VOLUNTEER CORPS
L.A. Works recruits, places, and matches AmeriCorps VISTAs to spend a year at a nonprofit, building the volunteer infrastructure of an organization whose mission is to alleviate poverty. Find out more about the Volunteer Corps program and hosting a VISTA here.
READY TO BE A PARTNER?
FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO START RECRUITING
1. Check if your organization is already an existing Partner.
2. If your organization is a registered Partner but you're unable to post volunteer opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for access.
3. If your organization is not registered, please complete the Partnership Application below.
Your application will be reviewed by our staff and we’ll be in touch within 3 business days. From there, we'll guide you on how to write a strong post that will engage quality volunteers!
PRO-BONO + SKILLED VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT
L.A. Works helps local nonprofit partners connect with volunteers who want to offer their professional skills through thoroughly defined and scope projects. From grant writers to human resources to financial strategists and beyond, we can match your organization with an experienced volunteer to help build your capacity. This is a wonderful opportunity for newer, smaller nonprofits who are looking for guidance from experienced volunteers.
RETIRED + SENIOR VOLUNTEER PLACEMENT
L.A. Works recruits and matches volunteer age 55 and over with nonprofits, tapping into the volunteers’ experience, skills, and wisdom. Looking for longer-term, experienced volunteers or leaders to support your programming? Reach out and we can explore!
L.A. Works database of volunteer opportunities is searched by thousands of potential volunteers each week. Post your volunteer needs on our website to raise visibility for your organization and connect with Angelenos excited to join you.
Be an IRS designated 501(c)(3) non-profit, school, or government agency. We do not work with private individuals independent of a 501(c)(3)
Serve the Greater Los Angeles area
Carry general liability insurance
Not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, national origin, age, or non-related medical condition or disability
Not provide monetary compensation to volunteers
Not recruit for the following: political campaigns; direct religious activity or proselytizing, or activity involving direct financial asks as part of fundraising activities
ALREADY A PARTNER?
LEARN HOW TO POST MORE OPPORTUNITIES:
1. If your organization is a registered Partner, but you're unable to post volunteer opportunities, please email email@example.com for access.
2. Check out the video below for a step-by-step instruction on posting.