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Be Part of the Give-Back Generation

Our Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) offers volunteer opportunities uniquely designed to tap into the experience, skills, and wisdom that those age 55 and over bring. 

Join a community of like-minded people making a difference

As part of the RSVP family, you will have to access to exclusive programs and benefits including: 

· Volunteer opportunities only available to RSVP members 

· Special discounts and rewards from our nonprofit and business partners

· Supplemental insurance during volunteer activities 

We have everything from 1-day events to ongoing monthly programs. 

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You can also contact us at any time and we can help find an opportunity that matched our interest
323-224-6510 x 104
rsvp@laworks.com

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*STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food with AIDS Project L.A.

Mission: Prepare nutritious grocery bags for those living with HIV/AIDS. Impact: APLA Health and Wellnes is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy. Volunteer Project: Volunteers help prepare grocery and nutrition bags for distribution through the Necessities of Life Program, which provides food and other basic necessities to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Special Notes: APLA policy prohibits the following: tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, or open-toe shoes. APLA requires all volunteers to complete 1) an online application and 2) the release form packet. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death for people living with HIV, so repeat volunteers must provide evidence of a negative TB test. Minors: Minors over 16 may volunteer for this project, but must 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. 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. 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 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.

Los Angeles, CA

8/21/19 5:00 PM +more

*EMPOWERING ADULTS: Help Someone Rebuild Their Life

Quick Overview: Work on resumes, conduct mock interviews and prepare budgets with people in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction to prepare them to rejoin the workforce and help them rebuild their lives. Mission or Broader Program Description: CLARE Foundation is a nonprofit organization and trusted community resource, providing effective and affordable alcoholism, substance abuse and behavioral health treatment and prevention services for nearly 50 years. Experienced, compassionate and specially trained staff help women and men find an end to the pain and suffering that is at the heart of addiction and discover hope in recovery. This project is part of RSVP at L.A. Works' Adult Education and Employment initiative. We are organizing a series of volunteer-led workshops with various nonprofit partners like CLARE to prepare people for new or better jobs. Topics include interview skills, resume and cover letter writing, financial literacy and more. Impact: Your choice to volunteer at the CLARE Foundation is a choice to support people in difficult circumstances who sincerely want to make better lives for themselves and rejoin society as productive citizens. Any experience you have as an interviewer or applicant is invaluable to folks who don't. If you've ever had a job, you can help someone else find one! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a volunteer, you will assist the workshop leader in delivering curriculum. Requirements: Participants must be age 55 or older to participate in RSVP events such as this. ANY employment experience is enough to make your presence valuable.

Los Angeles, CA

9/7/19 9:00 AM +more

*SPRUCE IT UP: Restore Native Habitat with Audubon at Debs Park

Join us at the Audubon Center at Debs Park's nursery to cultivate native vegetation and recreate a natural, sustainable park-scape. WHO: The Audubon Center at Debs Park's mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world with nature-based education and community programs. WHEN: The 3rd Friday Morning WHERE: Northeast LA, exact address to be disclosed once you register below. WHY: Help restore bird habitat with native plants in a beautiful urban park. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy to moderate REQUIREMENTS: Must be 55+ ACCESSIBILITY: Street parking only. *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.

Los Angeles, CA

9/20/19 8:00 AM +more

Intake Call Center Volunteer

Bet Tzedek, The House of Justice, provides free legal assistance to thousands of people who would otherwise be denied access to the legal system underpinning our democracy. Founded in 1974 by a few individuals seeking to act upon a central tenet of Jewish law and tradition “Tzedek, tzedek, tirdof — Justice, justice you shall pursue,” Bet Tzedek provides legal assistance to residents of Los Angeles County, regardless of their racial, religious, or ethnic background. Bet Tzedek’s mission, therefore, is "To pursue equal justice for all." Program Description: Bet Tzedek’s Intake Services volunteers conduct pre-screening assessments in order to determine the appropriate course of action for individuals who call seeking legal assistance. Our volunteers are often the first contact our community has with our organization, and we rely on our volunteers to handle a high volume of calls from a diverse population of individuals with a broad range of needs. Gain Issue Spotting and Client Interview Experience: Under attorney supervision, volunteers develop foundational legal skills, including learning to spot legal issues; to conduct telephone interviews with potential clients dealing with challenging, stressful situations; determining what information provided by the caller is relevant, and to hone judgment of potential cases in a wide array of legal areas. Volunteering with Intake Services also provides first-hand knowledge of the landscape of legal services available in Los Angeles County and exposure to an understanding of the issues faced by the communities we serve. Time Commitment: The Intake Call Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am- 5:00 pm. We ask that volunteers commit to 8-10 hours per week for a minimum of 10 weeks. All volunteer opportunities at Bet Tzedek are filled on a rolling basis. Requirements: Training and interview required.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Advisory Council Member (Skill-Based)

Quick Overview: The L.A. Works RSVP team is seeking members to add to their advisory council and assist with current program processes. L.A. Works RSVP Program offers volunteer opportunities uniquely designed to tap into the experience, skills, and wisdom that those age 55 and over bring. Impact: The advisory council helps to build strategy on how to grow older adult volunteerism in Los Angeles Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers are needed with experience in the following areas; Volunteerism Public relations – to spread the word about Jumpstart and raise our community profile Government relations – to engage elected officials and community leaders to educate about our program and include in recognition of our volunteers Human resources/management/leadership Older adult knowledge/gerontology – especially experience with older adult learning/training and knowledge of older adults workforce development Time Commitment: Meets for 2 hours once a quarter, with a few hours a month for additional tasks.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19

Online Educational Course Assistant

Help educate for The Earth Rights Quick Overview: The Earth Rights Institute is looking for a volunteer to assist with updating their online course "Become a Leader in Sustainability" that is on the UDemy platform. Organization Name and Website: The Earth Rights Institute, http://www.earthrightsinstitute.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Earth Rights Institute is dedicated to securing a culture of peace and justice by establishing dynamic worldwide networks of persons of goodwill and special skill, promoting policies and programs which further democratic rights to common heritage resources, and building ecological communities. Earth Rights Institute (ERI) is designed to be an equilateral knowledge platform, where local people collaborate with academics and development professionals, both local and foreign, by exchanging skills, experiences, and knowledge to solve crucial development issues such as widespread poverty, land right disputes, and environmental degradation. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The program was developed to help engage individuals in better understanding sustainable development. A volunteer is needed to help research the latest information to incorporate into their educational curriculum and revise educational videos. You can expect to work directly with the Living Lab Program Director and Executive Director. Requirements: Time commitment 5+ hours per week.

Santa Monica, CA

Through 6/30/20

Safe Child Custody Exchange Monitor

Become a “Friends of the Family” child custody monitor. Quick Overview: Help to ensure a friendly nurturing environment for children as they are transferred back and forth between custodial and non-custodial parents who have not yet established a good working parental relationship. Organization Name and Website: Friends of the Family, http://www.fofca.org Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of Friends of the Family is to foster strong families, resilient and joyful children, and vibrant communities by providing respectful, responsive family support programs in the greater Los Angeles area. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: To ensure a safe environment for children as they move from the custody of one parent to the other without a threat of conflict or violence. Help the children to avoid experiencing bitter stressful interchanges between their parents as they share custody. Requirements: Volunteers must be over 21 years old and must complete an 8-hour training and certification provided at no cost to the volunteer. Training will be provided by Friends of the Family and will include all materials and ongoing supervision and support. Most exchanges take place in the evenings or on weekends at the West Valley Police station and Mission Hills police station. This volunteer commitment is for three hours per week for 6-12 months.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Family Visitation Coach

Provide encouragement as a Family Visitation Coach Quick Overview: Provide support, coaching, and advocacy to families who are reunifying with their children and visiting with them on a weekly basis. Organization Name and Website: Friends of the Family, http://www.fofca.org Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of Friends of the Family is to foster strong families, resilient and joyful children, and vibrant communities by providing respectful, responsive family support programs in the greater Los Angeles area. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Help the family to visit in a home-like atmosphere rather than in a sterile office space. Use your creativity to provide activities that engage the parents and children in natural interaction. As a volunteer coach, you will support, “cheerlead” and provide overall assistance to the parents to ensure that the visit goes smoothly, providing re-direction and advice when needed. Requirements: Volunteers must be over 21 years old and must complete a 24-hour training and certification provided at no cost to the volunteer. Training will be provided by Friends of the Family and includes all materials and ongoing supervision and support. Time commitment: Two hours per week for 6-12 months.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Administrative Volunteer (Skilled)

Quick Overview: The activity and center volunteer works within CDI Early Learning Center (ELC) in all capacities as needed. Organization Name and Website: Child Development Institute, http://www.cdikids.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Since 1995, the Child Development Institute has been a principal provider of early childhood development and intervention services in the San Fernando Valley, providing over 60,000 hours of comprehensive, integrated training programs for multiple disciplines including speech, occupational therapy, mental health, special education, and early child development. The mission of Child Development Institute is to help children reach their full potential by supporting the relationships and environments that shape early development. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The administrative volunteer supports various departments within CDI Early Learning Center (ELC). The administrative volunteer is responsible for helping with daily clerical and office duties. The administrative volunteer must be comfortable using a computer and the Internet. This person will work along staff to contribute to the overall administrative upkeep of the ELC. Requirements: Data Entry Organizing and managing the front desk Organizing paper and electronic files Create flyers, calendars, etc. Internet Research Other organizational duties as required Good communication and writing skills Exudes an outgoing and pleasant attitude Detail oriented and well-organized Reliable "team player" Confident self-starter Ability to perform multiple tasks Ability and willingness to learn on the job Knowledge of Microsoft Office/Outlook/Excel College degree or equivalent preferred but not required Time commitment is a minimum of 6 hours per week for at least 3 months Additional Details: Be an active contributor to the first Early Learning Center in Canoga Park Volunteers must be comfortable with using a computer and internet to accomplish clerical work. Volunteers must complete an ELC orientation training and receive a TB and background clearance if applicable.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Activity Volunteer (Skilled)

Quick Overview: The activity and center volunteer works within CDI Early Learning Center (ELC) in all capacities as needed. Organization Name and Website: Child Development Institute, http://www.cdikids.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Since 1995, the Child Development Institute has been a principal provider of early childhood development and intervention services in the San Fernando Valley, providing over 60,000 hours of comprehensive, integrated training programs for multiple disciplines including speech, occupational therapy, mental health, special education, and early child development. The mission of Child Development Institute is to help children reach their full potential by supporting the relationships and environments that shape early development. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: He/she is responsible for the overall assistance of the floor with various tasks as needed. This includes but is not limited to, welcoming all visitors to the center, giving tours and making sure all children and parents get their needs met, setting up/taking down activities, stocking and returning exhibit materials to their proper place and making sure discovery zones are clean and sanitary. Volunteers will need to be comfortable taking direction and at times work unassisted. This person will work alongside the other volunteers and staff in contributing to the overall operations of the ELC. Requirements: Must be organized Exude an outgoing and pleasant attitude Reliable "team player" Confident self-starter Ability to perform multiple tasks Ability and willingness to learn on the job Knowledge of CDI ELC mission Mandatory ELC Orientation Training, TB Clearance, and DOJ Clearance, if applicable. Time commitment of a minimum of 6 hours per week for at least 3 months. Additional Details: Obtain Professional Growth Hours or Volunteer Service Hours. Develop professional and creative talents through training from Early Childhood Specialists Use professional skills to aid children within the community Be an active contributor to the first Early Learning Center in Canoga Park

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Adoption Counselor (Skilled)

Quick Overview: As an Adoption Counselor, you will be assisting the adoptions team with processing contracts and completing the adoption experience. Organization Name and Website: Heaven on Earth, http://heavenlypets.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Heaven on Earth Society for Animals, founded in February of 2000 by Eri Cronkhite, began with a dream and the determination to make it happen. Inspired by a goal to end the senseless suffering and destruction of homeless animals due to the overpopulation crisis, Eri developed an adoptions program for rescued strays and focused efforts on spay-neuter services. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Once the adoption team has approved an application and completed the adoption counseling, our new adopters need to be added to our online database and complete the application via Shelterluv. Clerks will work with new adopters to complete their Shelterluv profile, print contracts, photograph adopter with their new kitty, and send the adopter out the door with a smile. You will also be assisting with special projects, data entry and other tasks as needed. Requirements: You must be 18 years of age or older Demonstrate strong communication skills. Maintain engaging, polite and patient interactions with the public. Must be comfortable using a computer and navigating the simple online software. Being bilingual is a plus. Must be comfortable handling cats! Time Commitment of a minimum of 5 hours of service per month which can be completed in a one-day shift or split up into two 2.5 hour shifts. Must be available to work shifts during open hours which are: Thursday & Friday 3pm-8pm and Saturday & Sunday 1pm-6pm.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Grant Researcher/Writer (Pro Bono)

City Ballet of Los Angeles has a mission is to provide Los Angeles with its own ballet company unique and represenetive of this multicultural community. Presenting work that is a mixture of classical and contemporary dance theater, examining untraditional themes and blending music from all over the world. In keeping with the tradition of classical dance, City Ballet of Los Angeles is preserving the standards of excellence in its presentation of the art of dance. Description: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an eye for identifying fundraising opportunities then consider a volunteer opportunity as a grant researcher. We are looking for experienced grant writers/fundraisers/netwrkers who can research and identify funding for City Ballet of Los Angeles. The pro bono grant researcher we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Requirements: Each volunteer is matched to a position and will meet with the Executive Director to ensure completion of the project. Volunteers will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Responsibilities may include some of the following: Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents Draft proposals and other correspondence to solicit grant funds Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements Ensure proposals and grant reports are submitted by the deadline(s) Desired Qualifications: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience as a nonprofit grant writer a big plus Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus Time Commitment: Flexible, hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Grant Researcher/Writing (Pro Bono)

Description The mission of North Valley Caring Services is to empower neighborhood residents to build a vision of their community’s future and to actively engage in solving local problems. If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an eye for identifying fundraising opportunities then consider a volunteer opportunity as a grant researcher. We are looking for experienced grant writers/fundraisers/netwrkers who can research and identify funding for North Valley Caring Services. The pro bono grant researcher we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Requirements: Each volunteer is matched to a position and will meet with the Executive Director to ensure completion of the project. Volunteers can work remotely (depending upon the role), and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Responsibilities may include some of the following: Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents Draft proposals and other correspondence to solicit grant funds Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements Ensure proposals and grant reports are submitted by the deadline(s) Desired Qualifications: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience as a nonprofit grant writer a big plus Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus Time Commitment: Flexible, 2+ hours each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Grant/Funding Research (Pro Bono)

Quick Overview: Support this valuable organization and its programs as a grant/funding researcher. Organization Name and Website: Community Veterans Justice Project, https://www.cvjp.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: The Community Veteran Justice Project (CVJP) is dedicated to ensuring current and former military service members receive the information, support, and services they need to use California's Veteran Statutes to improve their lives. CVJP provides specific services, policy advocacy, and community education to assist justice-involved service members/veterans with obtaining alternative sentencing for some felonies, and diversion for misdemeanor cases. This can result in treatment rather than incarceration, some cases being dismissed, and records being sealed. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents Draft proposals and other correspondence to solicit grant funds (work with ED, edit documents) Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements Ensure proposals and grant reports are submitted by the deadline(s) Requirements: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience as a nonprofit grant writer a big plus Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus. The time commitment is flexible, minimum 2+ hours each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Cat Sanctuary Volunteers

Quick Overview: As Perry’s Place volunteer, you are part of the team that creates a homelike environment for hundreds of homeless cats and kittens every year! Organization Name and Website: Heaven on Earth, http://heavenlypets.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Heaven on Earth provides homes to up to 300 cats - many awaiting adoption. Our population includes under-aged kittens, special needs cats, senior cats, and feral cats. Our sanctuary is named Perry's Place in honor of Perry MacFarlane, Seth MacFarlane's mother. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Perry’s Place volunteers help clean and maintain the sanctuary to ensure the cats are comfortable and that the facility is ready for visitors. They spend quiet time socializing shyer cats and kittens, as well as working with senior or special needs cats who need extra grooming and TLC. They often help prepare for each weekend’s mobile adoption events as well. Please note that although you are welcome to interact with the cats, being a volunteer at Heaven on Earth does require a little elbow grease. Requirements: We ask for a volunteer commitment of at least 25 hours over 6 months. Volunteer Shifts 7:15AM - 9AM, daily; 9AM - 11AM; 12PM - closing (closing time varies by day of the week)

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Cat Rescue Outreach

Quick Overview: Spread the word about this free spay/neuter transport service! Organization Name and Website: Heaven on Earth, http://heavenlypets.org Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of Heaven on Earth is to improve quality of life for homeless cats, particularly those who have few other options or who may be overlooked because of low potential for adoption. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Heaven on Earth Society for Animals is looking for some awesome volunteers to help with outreach for our SpayShip Transport Program! As a SpayShip volunteer, you provide support to a program that has facilitated the spay or neuter of more than 6,000 cats and kittens since it began in 2009. SpayShip volunteers also help periodically with tabling events, passing out flyers and talking with the public about the SpayShip program in particular and the importance of spaying and neutering in general. Canvassing is done in pairs. You will never be asked to canvas alone. Our goal is to reach out to as many people as possible and get as many cats spayed or neutered as we possibly can to help make Los Angeles a No Kill city! SpayShip is free to the public program. Requirements: SpayShip volunteers meet on Saturdays for community outreach aimed at spreading the word about this free transport service, focusing particularly on neighborhood canvassing in targeted areas of the San Fernando Valley. We ask for a volunteer commitment of twice a month for at least two hours.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Psychiatrist Consultant

Quick Overview: Open Paths is looking for an experienced psychiatrist to come in and volunteer with their psychiatric staff as a consultant on cases and mentor best practices. Organization Name and Website: Open Paths Counseling Center, http://www.openpaths.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Open Paths Counseling Center’s mission is to meet the evolving mental health needs of the community through quality counseling for individuals and families at affordable fees; free therapy programs for at-risk children and youth in local schools; and a highly respected therapist training program. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The ideal person would be familiar with working with populations that include low-income families, communities of color, intimate partner abuse and violence, and have an LGBTQIA affirmative mindset. Volunteer responsibilities are: provide consultations for the Center’s pre-licensed MFT and LPCC clinicians in group settings, and on occasion, be available to provide guidance on a case by case basis. This volunteer position does not require interacting with clients, though client referrals are available to someone who is in private practice and willing to take clients on a sliding scale basis. Requirements: Must be a licensed and train psychiatrist in good standing A familiarity of proven best practices for counseling a diverse population Have an understanding of community psychiatry Time commitment: Goal – The volunteer psychiatrist would provide a ‘training’ or ‘consultation’ with our pre-licensed team one Thursday a month from 1:30 – 3:00pm, during our regular training hours. Subjects would be at the discretion of the volunteer in collaboration with the clinical director. When no topic is selected, consultations involving clinicians presenting case studies for discussion are also beneficial.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/20

Lead Gardening Volunteer

Quick Overview: They are currently looking for a volunteer to help clean, organize, and restore the garden over the next few months so it is ready for regular volunteers to come in and maintain it. Organization Name and Website: Griffith Park Adult Community Center, http://bit.ly/1Maragr Mission or Broader Program Description: The Griffith Park Adult Community Club is housed at The Griffith Park Adult Community Center (GPACC) on Riverside Dr., south of Los Feliz Blvd. The club was established in 1999 at Silver Lake Recreation Center and has been affiliated with Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks Federation of Senior Citizen Clubs since 2000 when it was organized as the Silver Lake Senior Club. In 2008 Griffith Park Adult Community Center opens its doors, and Silver Lake Senior Club became GPAC Club. The club works with the Griffith Park Adult Community Center Facility Director to provide quality programming. The club is also responsible for fundraising to support the activities at the center, arranging for trips, recruitment of members and volunteers, and a monthly newsletter. Our members come from a wide geographic area - Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Franklin Hills, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake and beyond. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: GPACC has a small garden adjacent to the Community Center Building. The garden is calling for some tender loving care with the help of weeding, fun times in harvesting, and the feel-good help of cleaning up the raised beds. They also host regular plant/produce sales. Requirements: Include but not limited to any of the following: A passion for gardening and plants Knowledge of proper plant care Basic building/construction skills Reliability and organizational skills Responsibilities include but not limited to any of the following: Clean, weed, and restore current plants Organize pots, planters, and supplies effectively Rearrange space for most effective use. The time commitment is flexible with your hours but 5 – 10 hours per week during business hours; at least a 3-month commitment with an option to remain on as project leader once the garden is ready for volunteers to maintain

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Help Adults Read

WHO: Los Angeles Public Library Adult Literacy Program provides adult learners with volunteer tutors and instructors who help them improve their English literacy and meet a wide variety of personal goals from finding a better job to reading books, newspapers, and medicine labels. WHAT: Community volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with adult learners at least twice a week for 90 minutes. They ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months. WHEN: time is flexible WHERE: Locations throughout LA (we have 73 libraries). Find the one nearest you! WHY: Nearly one million adults in Los Angeles lack basic literacy or English language skills needed to achieve personal or professional goals. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy REQUIREMENTS: Must have a high school diploma and basic computer skills * This project is managed and lead by our nonprofit partner. L.A. Works is nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 3/27/20

Special Event Planner

Step Up delivers compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental illness to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community. Through dynamic partnerships, we provide positive social and learning environments, vocational training, permanent supportive housing opportunities, and recovery services to empower individuals to cultivate lives of hope and dignity. We exercise innovative leadership and advocacy to increase public understanding, support and acceptance of all people living with mental illness. Volunteer job description: Serve as volunteer consultant to assist Step Up staff in designing and running yearly staff retreat for 234 to 243 staff members in late October 2019 or early November 2019. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: Serve as volunteer event coordinator/consultant. Collaborate on a job description with scope of work, timeline and tasks. Meet with Retreat Committee to flesh out each consultant’s role in plans/goals for event: Venue, Catering, Activities. Consult with Retreat Committee on allocation of per head budget of $100 for group of 230-240 staff members, total not to exceed $20,000. Check in with retreat committee weekly via written report or conference call. Time Commitment: 5+ Hours per week (meet once a week in Santa Monica and work virtually). Requirements: Some experience in event planning/management, good organizational skills, strong verbal and written communication skills, works independently as well as good as a team. Benefits: This is a great opportunity to experience leadership in event planning in the LA region.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 11/15/19

Financial Consultant

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an acumen for analyzing and evaluating finances consider a volunteer opportunity as a nonprofit financial consultant. Organization Name and Website: Operation Confidence, https://www.operationconfidence.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: Operation Confidence aims to assist homeless disabled veterans with permanent housing, resources, and adaptive services through Operation Confidence Turning Point Housing Program to help them become productive citizens once again. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Construct an interactive financial model; evaluate an organization’s current revenue streams and how best to diversify; create a structure around a nonprofit’s charitable contributions or earned income. Volunteers will have the following responsibilities: Assess current financial recording keeping system/ practices Lead development of a process for updating those systems Implement and lead staff on nonprofit fiduciary best practices Work with bookkeeper to coordinate an organizational financial plan Prepare tax returns and prepare the paperwork needed for the organizations 990 Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely (depending upon the role) and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Accounting background Experience in the non-profit world is ideal Able to relay information and train paid staff on best practices Time commitment of 6-8 hours per month for at least 3 months. Flexible with your schedule. Potential to work remotely.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Marketing Research

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an knack for developing effective marketing campaigns, and care about vets experiencing homelessness, then consider assisting Operation Confidence in their mission addressing this issue.. Organization Name and Website: Operation Confidence, https://www.operationconfidence.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: Operation Confidence aims to assist homeless disabled veterans with permanent housing, resources, and adaptive services through Operation Confidence Turning Point Housing Program to help them become productive citizens once again. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for experienced marketing or advertisement person who can grow the reach and recognition of Operation Confidence while also promoting their work and fundraising events throughout the year. The pro bono marketing researcher 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. Construct and guide a peer analysis with research, focus groups, interviews, etc. to understand and define their position in the nonprofit sphere Research, develop, and create marketing collateral through best practices Draft samples and potential materials for effective marketing Ensure all task are submitted by the deadline(s) Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely (depending upon the role) and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus​ The time commitment is flexible, minimum 3 hours each week (more if available), remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Digital Communications and Public Relations Strategist

City Ballet of Los Angeles has a mission is to provide Los Angeles with its own ballet company; unique and representative of this multicultural community. Presenting work that is a mixture of classical and contemporary dance theater, examining untraditional themes and blending music from all over the world. In keeping with the tradition of classical dance, City Ballet of Los Angeles is preserving the standards of excellence in its presentation of the art of dance. Organization Name and Website:City Ballet of Los Angeles. http://www.cityballetofla.org/cblahome.html Opportunity Description: City Ballet is looking for an energetic, self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized individual who is interested in growing the organization’s digital footprint. The Communications and Public Relation Strategist will help build external communications via social media, newsletters, and materials. Someone who is creative and be committed to bringing awareness of City Ballet’s work and bring in more volunteers and funding to support our fantastic students! Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: The successful candidate would have the ability to be well versed in the communications field, which could require researching industry trends and conducting media outreach. It may be necessary to work with advertisers and print vendors to establish quotes and ensure timely and useable materials. This volunteer will be in charge of developing City Ballet’s social media presence, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The volunteer will take a lead role in developing our online presence and make recommendations about new social media outlets. Volunteer will also generate/research story ideas and content to post on social media, maintain photo galleries, and respond to requests and comments online. Requirements: Candidate must have appropriate equipment such as laptop to work remotely. Must believe in the mission of the organization and not discriminate due to race, gender, socio-economic status or any other factor that may impact our staff, volunteers, and the populations we serve. Qualifications: Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly organized Should have an interest in media and communications Must be a skilled a writer and pay attention to detail when proofreading Strong web research skills Familiarity with major social media outlets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) Familiarity with communications and marketing software Proficiency with Microsoft Office is mandatory Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and HTML/Website skills are preferred Time Commitment:Volunteer is asked to commit to at least 10 hours per month.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Internal Process Enhancement and Mapping

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in internal operations of an organization, experience developing methods to function more efficiently, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to Angelenos in need, consider volunteering with the Do Good Bus. Organization Name and Website: Do Good Bus, https://dogoodbus.com Mission or Broader Program Description: We connect good people with community and purpose. During each event, we have three goals: AWARENESS - There are hundreds of causes that help our city, our neighbors, and our friends; our mission is to bring visibility and accessibility to these causes. COMMUNITY - We aim to prove the power of working together with a shared purpose of making a difference. SOCIAL IMPACT - We hope the Do Good Bus experience will inspire passengers to keep doing good – at work, at home, and in their community. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced operations management person who can help Do Good Bus map their internal process and develop better methods of tracking their impact. The pro bono volunteer 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. Create a process map and develop methods for more efficiency across programs and services Diagram and document methods with tracking best practices Assess current systems and recommend improvement with established best practices Ensure all task are submitted by the deadline(s) Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely (depending upon the role) and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus​ The time commitment is flexible, minimum of 3 months with approximately 3 hours each week (more if available), remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/20

Financial Consultant

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an acumen for analyzing and evaluating finances consider a volunteer opportunity as a nonprofit financial consultant. Organization Name and Website: Families In Schools, http://www.familiesinschools.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Families In Schools (FIS) recognizes the value of strong family-school partnerships in supporting student achievement. Consequently, we provide programs and professional development that fosters authentic parent engagement by building the skills, knowledge, and confidence of both parents and staff on how to work together. FIS targets low-income and underserved communities recognizing that access to quality education continues to be the gateway out of poverty and the road to the American dream. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Construct an interactive financial model; evaluate an organization’s current revenue streams and how best to diversify; create a structure around a nonprofit’s charitable contributions or earned income. Volunteers will have the following responsibilities: Assess current financial recording keeping system/ practices Lead development of a process for updating those systems Implement and lead staff on nonprofit fiduciary best practices Work with bookkeeper to coordinate an organizational financial plan Prepare tax returns and prepare the paperwork needed for the organizations 990 Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely (depending upon the role) and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Accounting background Experience in the non-profit world is ideal Able to relay information and train paid staff on best practices Time commitment of 6-8 hours per month for at least 3 months. Flexible with your schedule. Potential to work remotely.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

HR and Operations Volunteer

Quick Overview:If you have human resources experience or a talent for recruiting the best staff; Families in Schools want to ensure that all staff is aware of policies and protocol creating the best environment to serve their clients and for their employees to be successful. Review and advise on hiring best practices to recruit the best employees and volunteers. Organization Name and Website: Families In Schools, http://www.familiesinschools.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Families In Schools (FIS) recognizes the value of strong family-school partnerships in supporting student achievement. Consequently, we provide programs and professional development that fosters authentic parent engagement by building the skills, knowledge, and confidence of both parents and staff on how to work together. FIS targets low-income and underserved communities recognizing that access to quality education continues to be the gateway out of poverty and the road to the American dream. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The goal of this project is to develop an actionable employee handbook with standard operating procedures. Create an organizational operations manual that includes all of the agency’s systems, processes, and protocols. Craft (or overhaul) job descriptions, interview questions, and performance review best practices. Requirements: Past service in an HR role, professional development facilitator, and/or operations manager Previous workshop development and implementation Knowledge of best practices in staff management and development The time commitment is flexible: To be determined collaboratively by volunteer and executive director.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Strategic Plan Development and Preparation

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 Angelenos in need (both two legged and four legged) consider volunteering with PalsNPets. Organization Name and Website: PalsNPetshttp://www.palsnpets.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: PalsNPets is dedicated to homeless pet owners and their pets. We are a unique kind of organization providing services and creating shelters specific to the needs of this group, who are often the most in need and we believe have a higher potential to turn their lives around. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced executive management person who can help PalsNPets 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. Develop or update strategic plan for the organization Diagram and document methods with tracking best practices Generate a report that analyzes the operation of the nonprofit Assess current systems and recommend improvement with established best practices Ensure all task are submitted by the deadline(s) Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely (depending upon the role) and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. 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​ The time commitment is flexible, minimum of 3 months with approximately 5 hours each week (more if available), remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Marina del Rey, CA

Through 6/30/20

Grant Researcher/Writer

Quick Overview: If you are passionate about growing a non-profit, have interest in gender parity and inclusion in the workforce, have an interest in the entertainment industry, and have an eye for identifying fundraising opportunities, then consider a volunteering as a grant researcher and writer for Women In Media. Organization Name and Website: Women in Media, https://womennmedia.com Mission or Broader Program Description: Women in Media encourages gender balance in film and entertainment industries by providing networking, professional development, and advocacy for above and below the line women and the people who love making movies with them.We are an intersectional group of women and woman identifying crew members in the film, television, and new media industries. Description: We are looking for experienced grant writers/fundraisers/networkers who can research and identify funding for Women in Media. The pro bono grant researcher we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents Draft proposals and other correspondence to solicit grant funds Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements Ensure proposals and grant reports are submitted by the deadline(s) Desired Qualifications: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience as a nonprofit grant writer a big plus Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus Self starter who can work independently and with a team The time commitment is flexible, minimum 5 + hours each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/20

Self-Help Conservatorship Clinic Volunteer

Quick Overview: Our volunteer opportunities offer individuals the ability to gain hands-on, practical experience working directly with clients on a number of different legal issues. Organization Name and Website: Bet Tzedek Legal Services, http://www.bettzedek.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Bet Tzedek sets the standard for innovation in public interest law and is one of the top legal agencies in the country providing both direct services and impact litigation assistance to Los Angeles’ most vulnerable populations. Bet Tzedek’s pioneering projects combine direct legal representation with powerful outreach, education, and legislative advocacy. Our leadership is a dynamic coalition between the public, private and non-profit sectors delivering innovative approaches to address root causes of poverty and exploitation. Our legal expertise and capacity to effect positive, sustainable social change continues to garner national attention. Funded initially through a generous grant from the State Bar of California, the Self-Help Conservatorship Clinic assists self-represented litigants with the process of filing and securing probate conservatorship over aging or developmentally disabled adult incapable of providing for his or her own care. In partnership with Los Angeles court, Bet Tzedek began operating the Self-Help Conservatorship Clinic in 2007 at the Self-Fel Resource Center in the Los Angeles Superior Central Courthouse. In the first year fo the clinic, 478 litigants were served. Presently, the Clinic serves well over 1,000 new pro per litigants each year and is responsible for nearly 70%of all probate conservatorship filings in Los Angeles County. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Bet Tzedek staff, individuals will: Help conduct litigant intakes Gain experience preparing Judicial Council court forms Review court forms with litigants Gain experience with the procedural aspects of conservatorship matters Help pro per litigants access, prepare and file Judicial Council forms for probate conservatorship. Requirements: Commitment to public interest/service and empathy for elderly, disabled, and low-income populations. Detail-oriented in addition to excellent communication skills. Spanish/English Bilingual applicants needed and preferred. Additional Details: CLINIC LOCATIONS (Note: Volunteers may sign up for as many, or few, clinics as they'd like)​ LA Law Library: 301 W. 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 (Monday/Thursday mornings) Norwalk Regional Library: 12350 Imperial Highway, Norwalk, CA 90650 (Tuesday mornings) Long Beach Courthouse: 275 Magnolia Ave, Rm 3101, Long Beach, CA 90802 (Friday mornings) Lancaster Regional Library: 601 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster, CA 93534 (one full Friday per month)

Through 6/30/20

Event Photography and Videography

Quick Overview: L.A. Works is looking for volunteers to assist with photographing and taking video of events with our RSVP team. You can expect to engage with volunteers who attend our events, and best of all, you will be introduced to the entire RSVP family of volunteers. Organization Name and Website: L.A. Works, http://www.laworks.com Mission or Broader Program Description: L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Founded in 1991, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: 1. To increase volunteer participation in community service projects; 2. To provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and 3. To educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community. Requirements: The time commitment is a single-day commitment, and flexible depending upon your schedule. Volunteers will need to commit to a full shift.

Through 6/30/20

Read Aloud to a Child

In this age of electronic information, many children are not getting the chance to spend time with a real, physical book and learn the joy of the worlds that it can open to them. We would like your help in changing that by asking you to spend one-on-one time reading with a child and help them develop a love of reading. Reading a book with a child can: Provide quiet time and calmness in his or her busy life Stimulate imagination, curiosity and discussion Provide concepts and ideas that cause thought and reflection Develop their appreciation for different art and writing styles Build empathy Create a warm emotional bond between adult and child In a world of digital devices and toys that are filled with buttons and noises, reading is a calm, grounding activity that can be enjoyed by both you and the child that you are reading to. Studies also show that reading aloud has cognitive benefits for the reader, so it’s good for you too! Once you express interest and select your preferred library, the Children's Librarian of the library will contact you for an initial meeting. Volunteers are asked to commit to 2 hours a week at a minimum for a period of six months.

Through 12/31/19

National Community Service