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⚙ EMPOWERING YOUNG ADULTS: Lifeskills for Recently Homeless Youth

WHAT: Assist with life-skill mentoring sessions for recently homeless youth aged 18-24 at Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission. ABOUT HOPE OF THE VALLEY: Hope of the Valley's goal is to meet the needs of the “whole” person — spiritually, emotionally, and physically - by offering food, shelter, showers, and health services to L.A.'s poorest. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Lend your professional insights on successful “adulting” to young men and women transitioning out of homelessness. You'll be scheduled on an as-needed basis depending on the topics the residents request. Current topics are listed below but will be regularly updated: financial skills (savings, investing, IRA/401k, etc) business start-up advice music industry career advice (getting a foot in the door, writing, producing, getting your work into the hands of the right people, etc) overcoming a complicated work-history (gaps in employment, criminal record, etc) VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: Must be at least 21 years old. SPECIAL NOTES: Please note we're currently only able to schedule volunteers who feel comfortable leading instruction in one of the above areas. IMPACT: These young transitional shelter residents are full of questions but are lacking in adult role-models and professional networks to help them get answers. Your expertise empowers them to develop knowledge, build confidence, and move on to success. ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. INTERESTED? Click the "Express Interest" button below and the Project Leader will reach out to you to discuss your participation. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button!

8/12/20 7:30 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? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! *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.

11/22/20 10:00 AM + 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? Select the date you want below and click 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.

9/12/20 8:30 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? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! 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.

9/12/20 9:00 AM