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Signature Projects 

Signature Projects are long-term volunteer projects at non-profits that are run by an L.A.Works-trained volunteer Project Leader. Projects usually take place 1-4 times per month for a minimum of 6 months and activate anywhere from 5 - 200 volunteers.

Are you a non-profit interested in utilizing a Project Leader to support your volunteer programs?

Non-profits must meet our eligibility requirements and:

  • have or begin a recurring volunteer opportunity lasting 6+ months
  • always have an employee on site during volunteer projects

Are you a volunteer interested in stepping up your leadership skills?

What does a Project Leader do?
  • Manages an existing recurring volunteer project at a non-profit or works with a non-profit to create a new project
  • Communicates with non-profit partner, volunteers, and L.A. Works
  • Owns all aspects of project preparation, execution, and follow up
What are the requirements to be a Project Leader?
  • Attend a training
  • Shadow 2 Project Leaders
  • Complete a background check
  • Commit to 6+ months of service
What are some examples of Signature Projects?
  • Serve it Up:  Beach Clean Up and Games with Heal the Bay
  • Empowering Adults:  Lifeskills Workshops for Young Moms with PATH
  • Furry Fun:  Walk and Play Catch with Furry Friends at Wags and Walks
  • Spruce it Up: Garden with Shelter Residents at LAFH
How do I get started?

Leadership Opportunities:

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*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, or Bass to students at Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Wednesday or Thursday 7:45am-8:15am. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Eliot Arts Magnet Middle School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, or Bass Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Altadena, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Luther Burbank Middle School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Guitar, Drums, or Bass to students at Luther Burbank Middle School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Luther Burbank Middle School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 11:30am-12:54pm OR Tuesday 10:44am-11:49am. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Luther Burbank Middle School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Guitar, Drums, or Bass Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Stern Math & Science School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, Drums, Ukelele, or Bass to students at Stern Math & Science School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Stern Math & Science School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Monday & Wednesday for 1-2 hours between the hours of 7:45am-12:10pm OR every Friday 9:45am-11:30am. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Stern Math & Science School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Piano, Guitar, Drums, Ukelele, or Bass Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Eastman Avenue Elementary

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Guitar to students at Eastman Avenue Elementary. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Eastman Avenue Elementary," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Monday 11:15am-12:20pm. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Eastman Avenue Elementary. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with the Guitar Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Maywood Elementary School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, Voice, or Drums to students at Maywood Elementary School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Maywood Elementary School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every other Friday for 1-2 hours between the times of 9am and 12:30pm. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Maywood Elementary School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Keyboards, Guitar, Voice, or Drums Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Maywood, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Fight Homelessness Workshops

What: Lead volunteers in learning how to advocate for policies to end homelessness. About our partners: L.A. Works is partnering with City Council District 4 and United Way's Everyone In, which is a community movement to end our homelessness and housing crisis by building public and political will to create affordable and supportive housing in every part of L.A. County. The volunteer event you'd manage: At "TAKE ACTION: Homelessness Advocacy Bootcamp," you would lead a group of 20+ volunteers in learning and then completing a different advocacy skill each session. The Project Leader would be paired with a Subject Matter expert who would assist in booking speakers and designing the curriculum, while the Project Leader would be responsible for logistics. Time commitment: One evening or weekend per month, for a minimum of 6 months. Project Leader Requirements: Expertise in the area of homelessness not necessary, but a strong commitment to the cause is Attend an L.A. Works training. Project Leader Responsibilities: Recruit and confirm volunteers Orient guest speakers and presenters Prepare venue and any needed materials Manage all communication between volunteers, LAFH, and L.A. Works Deliver opening and closing remarks Project Leader Benefits: Greatly increase your knowledge of government policy and advocacy 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!

Los Angeles, CA

9/28/19 1:30 PM

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Roosevelt Middle School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, or Bass to students at Roosevelt Middle School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Roosevelt Middle School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: One school day a week 11am-11:50am. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Roosevelt Middle School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, or Bass Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Glendale, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Guitar to students at Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday 10:30am-11:30am. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Felicitas and Gonzalo Mendez High School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with the Guitar Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Serve Food to the Homeless

What: Do more than just show up. Lead the way and become the Project Leader for the "SERVE IT UP: Prep and Provide Meals for the Homeless at LA Mission" About the LA Mission: Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless living on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row. The event you'd manage: At "SERVE IT UP: Prep and Provide Meals for the Homeless at LA Mission," 5-10 volunteers bring a warm, hearty evening meal to some of the 1,800 homeless served daily. Volunteers will organize/clean the kitchen, prepare/serve the meal, and know they're protecting some Skid Row residents from going to bed hungry. Date and time: Leaders needed for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. (Leaders typically only take 1 night/week.) The opportunity runs from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Location: Skid Row, Downtown. Project Leader Requirements: Leaders must commit to leading the project for at least 6 months. Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training. Leaders must clear a background check Project Leader Responsibilities: Assign, direct, and supervise volunteers at events Manage all communication between volunteers, LA Mission, and L.A. Works 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At John Marshall High School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Guitar, Voice, or Drums to students at John Marshall High School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At John Marshall High School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: One school day a week 10:30am-11:30am. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: John Marshall High School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Guitar, Voice, or Drums Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Social Justice at Miguel Contreras

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar or Drums to students at Social Justice at Miguel Contreras. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Social Justice at Miguel Contreras," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Thursday 3-4pm. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Social Justice at Miguel Contreras. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Piano, Guitar or Drums Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Dance Party with Special Needs Adults

What: Lead other volunteers at BCR's monthly dance party for special needs adults. About BCR: BCR is a nonprofit organization that offers day programs for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Its mission is to enable its participants to develop their abilities so they may become independent and contributing members of the community. The volunteer opportunity you'd lead: At "GOT RHYTHM: Dance the Night Away" volunteers come to dance and socialize with special needs adults. Volunteers may also help serve food or refreshments. As the Project Leader, you'd: confirm volunteers beforehand let volunteers know what to expect at event manage all communication between volunteers, Hathaway, and L.A. Works Time Commitment: One Friday per month, 6:30pm - 9:30pm Location: Burbank Project Leader Requirements: Prior experience with special needs populations not required, but a willingness to learn is Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear BCR's background checks 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!

Burbank, CA

9/28/19 1:30 PM

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Miramonte Elementary School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Voice or Brass Instruments to students at Miramonte Elementary School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Miramonte Elementary School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Wednesday (for Voice) 2:15pm-3:30pm or Friday (for Brass) 10:30am-11:30am. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Miramonte Elementary School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Voice or Brass Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Piano Lessons for At-Risk Youth

WHAT: Lead other volunteers in piano lessons for underserved youth. ABOUT ANGELICA CENTER FOR ARTS AND MUSIC: ACAM is a community-based arts education organization whose mission is to nurture and mentor at-risk youth of the in the arts in the greater Pico-Union neighborhood. ACAM seeks to empower youth, build self-confidence and self-esteem by developing their creative talents and honing their skills in music, theatre and dance. THE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY YOU'D LEAD: At "MUSICWORKS: Piano Lessons with At-Risk Youth," kids with limited exposure to music learn to play piano, write their own songs, and express themselves. Community volunteers who can play the piano act as tutors to help them. AS A PROJECT LEADER, YOU'D: design and lead the piano lessons to kids aged 7-14 confirm, orient, and supervise volunteers manage all communication between volunteers, ACAM, and L.A. Works TIME COMMITMENT: Every other Saturday 9am-11am. LOCATION: Pico Union Neighborhood PROJECT LEADER REQUIREMENTS: Some skill in piano required, but expertise is not Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training. Leaders must clear ACAM's background checks 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!

Los Angeles, CA

12/31/19 10:30 AM

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Knox Elementary School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Guitar or Ukelele to students at Knox Elementary School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Knox Elementary School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Friday 12:55pm-1:55pm. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Knox Elementary School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Guitar or Ukelele Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Pio Pico

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, Voice, or Drums to students at Pio Pico Middle School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Pio Pico," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers Lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week during normal school hours. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Pio Pico Middle School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Keyboards, Guitar, Voice, or Drums Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training. Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

9/28/19 1:30 PM

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Mann UCLA Community School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, or Drums to students at Mann UCLA Community School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Mann UCLA Community School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday for 1-2 hours between 8am-430pm. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Mann UCLA Community School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Piano, Guitar, or Drums Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Garden for Students

What: Step up your volunteer game by becoming the Project Leader for the Environmental Media Association's School Garden Program. About LA Family Housing: Environmental Media Association (EMA) wants to put a garden in every school in America. Through celebrity mentoring, corporate and public funding, they currently support 20 school gardens across LA. The event you'd manage: At "SPRUCE IT UP: Garden at LA Schools," you would lead a team of volunteers in monthly maintenance of one or more school gardens. You'll have a blast getting your hands dirty as you mulch, weed, and fertilize. Location: Schools all across L.A. county. Time commitment: You set the day and time for your monthly maintenance. You must also commit to leading for a minimum of 6 months. Project Leader Requirements: Some gardening knowledge necessary. Attend an L.A. Works training. Commit to supporting the project for at least 6 months. Project Leader Responsibilities: Recruit volunteers Assign, direct, and supervise volunteers on day of gardening Maintain health of garden Create additional activities, if needed Manage all communication between volunteers, LAFH, and L.A. Works Project Leader Benefits: Greatly increase your gardening knowledge 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Playtime with kids at LAFH

What: Lead a team of volunteers as they play with kids living in an LAFH shelter at the "BE A KID AGAIN: Playtime at LA Family Housing" volunteer opportunity. About LA Family Housing: LA Family Housing Corp. is a non-profit emergency shelter for homeless families and singles in Los Angeles County. Their main focus is to get families stabilized through counseling, job placement, and life skill classes. The event you'd manage: At "BE A KID AGAIN: Playtime at LA Family Housing," 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! All while giving their guardians a much needed siesta. Date and time: Two Sundays per month, 1:30pm - 4:30pm Location: Pacoima Project Leader Requirements: Must commit to leading the project for at least 6 months Must attend an L.A. Works Leader Training Must clear a background check Project Leader Benefits: Gain marketable leadership skills Learn about the non-profit world from the inside Make a bigger impact Interested? Click the Express Interest button below!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Pacoima Middle School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, Voice, or Drums to students at Pacoima Middle School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Pacoima Middle School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Thursday 11am-11:30am. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Pacoima Middle School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Keyboards, Guitar, Voice, or Drums Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Cienega Elementary

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Bass to students at Cienega Elementary. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Cienega Elementary," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Thursday or Friday 1:30pm-2:30pm. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Cienega Elementary. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Piano, Guitar, Drums, or Bass Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Park Western Place Elementary

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, or Ukelele to students at Park Western Place Elementary. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Park Western Place Elementary," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Thursday for 1-2 hours between the times of 12:50pm-3:40pm. *FOR VOCALS: every Thursday 12:05pm-12:45pm Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Park Western Place Elementary. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, or Ukelele Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At John F. Kennedy Senior High School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, or Voice to students at John F. Kennedy Senior High School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At John F. Kennedy Senior High School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: One school day a week during regular school hours. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: John F. Kennedy Senior High School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Keyboards, Guitar, or Voice Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Crestwood Street Elementary

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Piano, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass, or Songwriting to students at Crestwood Street Elementary. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Crestwood Street Elementary," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Tuesday for 1-2 hours between 8:20am-12:30pm OR every Wednesday or Thursday for 1-2 hours between 10:40am-12:00pm. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Crestwood Street Elementary. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Keyboards, Guitar, Voice, Drums, Bass Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Andasol Avenue Elementary School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Guitar or Drums to students at Andasol Avenue Elementary School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Andasol Avenue Elementary School," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Friday 1pm-2:30pm. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Andasol Avenue Elementary School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Guitar or Drums Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Beach clean up and game day

What: Go beyond regular volunteering and become a Project Leader for the "GET ACTIVE: Beach Clean Up and Games" volunteer opportunity with Heal the Bay. About Heal the Bay: Heal the Bay is a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters safe and healthy for people and marine life. The event you'd manage: At "GET ACTIVE: Beach Clean Up and Games," up to 200 volunteers do a beach clean up followed by fun activities such as volleyball, yoga, corn hole, etc. Date and time: One Saturday every other month. Location: Beaches across LA county from as far south as Torrance Beach to as north as Leo Carrillo beach. Project Leader Requirements: Commit to six months of leading the project Attend an L.A. Works Leader Training Pass a background check Project Leader Benefits: Make a bigger impact Gain valuable leadership and event management skills Learn about the non-profit world from the inside Interested? Click the Express Interest button below!

Hermosa Beach, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Kids Rock At Westside Global Awareness Magnet School

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in teaching Keyboards or Guitar to students at Westside Global Awareness Magnet School. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock At Westside Global Awareness Magnet School" community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers lead small groups of students in instrument instruction manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for 1-2 hours during one of these time slots: 8:30-9:15am, 9:30-1015am, 10:30-11:15am, or 1-1:45pm Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Westside Global Awareness Magnet School. Project Leader Requirements: Familiarity with one of the following instruments: Keyboards or Guitar Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Marina del Rey, CA

Through 12/31/19

*LEADER OPPORTUNITY: Help Public School Students Rock

What: Step up your volunteer game by leading music volunteers in LAUSD Modern Band classrooms. About Little Kids Rock: Little Kids Rock is a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all public school children have the opportunity to unlock their inner music makers. They do this by partnering with school districts, training public school teachers in their innovative curriculum, and donating all of the instruments and resources necessary to run rockin’ music programs. The event you'd manage: At "MUSICWORKS: Teach Kids to Rock," community volunteers skilled in an instrument help public school students learn to play and appreciate music. As the Project Leader, you'd: recruit and train volunteers assign, direct, and supervise volunteers manage all communication between volunteers, Little Kids Rock, and L.A. Works be led by a public school teacher who will be in charge of teaching the curriculum Time Commitment: Time and day varies from school to school, but averages 2-4 hours per week during school hours. Leaders must commit to the role for a minimum of 6 months. Location: Public schools all across LA. Project Leader Requirements: Prior musical experience is NOT required - but certainly helpful Leaders must attend an L.A. Works training. Leaders must clear any background checks required by their school 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!

Through 12/31/19

National Community Service