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· Special discounts and rewards from our nonprofit and business partners

· Supplemental insurance during volunteer activities 

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Trick or Treat Bags

WHAT: Help spread Halloween cheer to those in our community who desperately need it: help us make trick or treat bags in your home to be dispersed by KYCC! ABOUT KYCC The Koreatown Youth and Community Center (KYCC), was established in 1975 to support a growing population of at-risk youth in Los Angeles. Today, KYCC is the leading multiservice organization in Koreatown, supporting children and their families in the areas of education, health, housing, and finances. Most of the clients served are first generation immigrants from Asia and Latin America. Committed to serving the diverse population of Koreatown, we offer all programs in Spanish, Korean and English. WHY: Everything has been adjusted this year, including how little ones celebrate Halloween, help spread fall cheer to those who need it most. THE VOLUNTEER PROJECT: In this virtual volunteer opportunity, you'll purchase all of the supplies listed below under "special notes" in order to assemble a minumum of ten trick or treat bags. You'll meet virtually with other trick or treat bag assemblers in a Zoom meeting to learn more about KYCC and their programming as you pack the bags. You'll then deliver the trick or treat bags to us and we will hand them over to KYCC, who will in turn put them in the hands that need them most in our community. IMPACT: Koreatown is one of the least green and most densely populated urban neighborhoods in the United States. They have limited parks and recreational space, with few healthy and mature trees. They believe that their dedication and support of inspired community actions is the most effective way to achieve meaningful and sustainable environmental change. REQUIREMENTS: We're asking that everyone decorate the lunch-sized paper bags available at most grocery stores. Feel free to be creative with your decorations. In the past we've had people draw, paint, use stickers, tape, and glue traditional Halloween images for kids on their bags. Approved treats for your Trick-or-treat bags include - wrapped candies. Examples include minibars of Snickers, Twix, Hershey kisses, lollipops, etc. Halloween stickers No small toys or loose candies that a small child might accidentally ingest, please. If you would like to provide allergy-friendly treats, here is a link to a very good list - https://www.spokin.com/candy-guide/list-of-food-allergy-friendly-halloween-candy LOCATION: This opportunity takes place online. You will be emailed the Zoom link after signing up. After the trick or treat bags are assembled, you will drop them off at L.A. Works. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Sign Up button below!

Los Angeles, CA

10/29/20 10:00 AM

Halloween Drive-Thru Event

Quick Overview: Help spread cheer by assisting in setting up for our Halloween Drive-Thru Event Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club's mission is to enable and inspire youth, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible members of the community. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteer roles include: helping decorate, placing goodies in treat bags to be distributed to the community. Hours: Shift 1 (Set Up): 11 am - 2:00 pm Shift 2 (Distribution): 5:00pm -7:00 pm Covid-19 Precautions: * Volunteers under the age of 18 will need to 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. I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The 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 “express interest,” 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.

Los Angeles, CA

10/30/20 11:00 AM + more

*EMPOWER YOUNG ADULTS: Help them enhance their life skills

EMPOWER YOUNG ADULTS: Help Youth Enhance Their Life Skills REMOTELY Quick Overview: Support young adults in their professional development and help them enhance their career skills as they are getting ready to enter adulthood and prepare them to become independent. Mission or Broader Program Description: Neighborhood Youth Association empowers students to achieve 100% college placement and on-time high school graduation through mentoring, tutoring, and a holistic family approach to break cycles of poverty and vulnerability. 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 College Track to prepare young adults for new jobs and college opportunities that will lead to a fulfilling career. Topics include interview skills, resume and cover letter writing, financial literacy and more. Impact: Your choice to volunteer with Neighborhood Youth Association is a choice to support youth who want to make better lives for themselves and be productive students and citizens in their community. Any experience you have as an interviewer or applicant is invaluable to the youth. If you've ever had a job, you can help someone else find one and make their way through college! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a volunteer, you will contribute to the whole group conversation, as a Project Leader facilitates the topic. You may need to provide timely feedback online (depending on the topic) and work in small groups with youth through online video conference. ​*Career professionals and college graduates highly encouraged to sign up Requirements: Volunteers must: -Have their own Zoom account (free) -Have technology capabilities such as: internet, video camera on computer, computer access -Fill out agreement before workshop

Los Angeles, CA

11/2/20 3:50 PM + more

YMCA Tutor Teens Orientation

The Y is committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and welcoming to all. We value an environment that fosters dignity, respect, fairness and appreciation for all aspects and dimensions of diversity. To ensure students have access to technology, internet connectivity and that students receive the support they require to ensure a successful educational experience, that will prepare them for their future goals. WHAT: Volunteers will learn about supporting students virtually, in person, or off-line during program time which will focus on tutoring, college preparation, career training and other workshops and activities, that will prepare students for success. Tutors needed as: Career Coaches Career Panel College Application Coaches English Tutors Math Tutors WHERE: Remote Orientation (Zoom) WHY: Becoming a volunteer the YMCA gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience, and become a mentor, friend, and positive role model in the life of a young adult. This orientation is designed to learn more about becoming a YMCA Teen Program Volunteer and what it entails. It will also give you an opportunity to ask questions before signing up and committing. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers will need to pass a background check which will be covered by YMCA, more details will be shared at the orientation. Volunteers Must: Be age 55 or older to participate in RSVP events such as this Have technology capabilities to attend orientation online

Los Angeles, CA

11/11/20 4:00 PM

*EMPOWER YOUTH: Help Young Adults Enhance Their Life Skills

EMPOWER YOUNG ADULTS: Help Youth Enhance Their Life Skills REMOTELY Quick Overview: Support young adults in their professional development and help them enhance their career skills as they are getting ready to enter adulthood and prepare them to become independent. Mission or Broader Program Description: College Track is a nonprofit organization that is designed to empower students from underserved communities to graduate from college. From the summer before 9th grade through college graduation, College Track's comprehensive, 10-year program teaches students the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond. 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 College Track to prepare young adults for new jobs and college opportunities that will lead to a fulfilling career. Topics include interview skills, resume and cover letter writing, financial literacy and more. Impact: Your choice to volunteer at College Track is a choice to support youth in a low-income community who want to make better lives for themselves and be productive students and citizens in their community. Any experience you have as an interviewer or applicant is invaluable to the youth. If you've ever had a job, you can help someone else find one and make their way through college! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a volunteer, you will contribute to the whole group conversation, as a Project Leader facilitates the topic. You may need to provide timely feedback online (depending on the topic) and work in small groups with youth through online video conference. Requirements: Volunteers must: -Be age 55 or older to participate in RSVP events such as this -Have their own Zoom account (free) -Have technology capabilities such as: internet, video camera on computer, computer access -Fill out agreement before workshop

Los Angeles, CA

11/16/20 3:50 PM

*Empower Youth: Help Enhance Their Life Skills

EMPOWER YOUNG ADULTS: Help Youth Enhance Their Life Skills REMOTELY Quick Overview: Support young adults in their professional development and help them enhance their career skills as they are getting ready to enter adulthood and prepare them to become independent. Mission or Broader Program Description: The Y is committed to providing programs and services that are inclusive and welcoming to all. We value an environment that fosters dignity, respect, fairness and appreciation for all aspects and dimensions of diversity. To ensure students have access to technology, internet connectivity and that students receive the support they require to ensure a successful educational experience, that will prepare them for their future goals. 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 College Track to prepare young adults for new jobs and college opportunities that will lead to a fulfilling career. Topics include interview skills, resume and cover letter writing, financial literacy and more. Impact: Your choice to volunteer at College Track is a choice to support youth in a low-income community who want to make better lives for themselves and be productive students and citizens in their community. Any experience you have as an interviewer or applicant is invaluable to the youth. If you've ever had a job, you can help someone else find one and make their way through college! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a volunteer, you will contribute to the whole group conversation, as a Project Leader facilitates the topic. You may need to provide timely feedback online (depending on the topic) and work in small groups with youth through online video conference. Requirements: Volunteers must: -Be age 55 or older to participate in RSVP events such as this -Have their own Zoom account (free) -Have technology capabilities such as: internet, video camera on computer, computer access -Fill out agreement before workshop

Los Angeles, CA

11/19/20 3:45 PM

*EMPOWER YOUNG PROFESSIONALS: Career Skill Development

Help Young Professionals: Career Skill Development REMOTELY Quick Overview: Support young adults in their professional development and help them enhance their career skills. Mission or Broader Program Description: AmeriCorps VISTA members build capacity in nonprofit organizations and public agencies to help them more effectively generate the commitment of private sector resources, encourage volunteer service at the local level, and empower individuals and communities. AmeriCorps VISTA members serve full time for one-year terms. 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 AmeriCorps VISTA to prepare young adults for new jobs and opportunities that will lead to a fulfilling career. Topics include networking, interview skills, resume, cover letter writing, financial literacy and more. Impact: Your choice to volunteer with AmeriCorps VISTA is to support young adults in the community who want to make better lives for themselves and be productive citizens in their community. Any experience you have as a professional yourself is invaluable to the youth. If you've ever had a job, you can help someone else make their way through the start of their careers! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a volunteer, you will contribute to the whole group conversation, while a Project Leader facilitates the topic. You may need to provide timely feedback online (depending on the topic) and work in small groups with youth through online video conference. Requirements: Volunteers must: -Be age 55 or older to participate in RSVP events such as this -Have their own Zoom account (free) -Have technology capabilities such as: internet, video camera on computer, computer access -Fill out agreement before workshop

Los Angeles, CA

12/11/20 11:50 AM

RSVP: Audubon Support

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Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/21

Clinicial Supervisor to Help Train New Counselors (for 55+)

Quick Overview: Open Paths Counseling Center is looking for an experienced LMFT, LPCC, LCSW, or PhD, to hold either weekly two-hour supervision group(s) or one-hour triadic supervision sessions for a pre-licensed, Masters-level group of psychotherapists, clinicians and social workers. Organization: Open Paths Counseling Center Website: www.openpaths.org Mission: Open Paths Counseling Center was formed in 1979 as a compassionate response to the lack of affordable mental health services in Los Angeles. Its 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. We specialize in working with marginalized communities, and 75% of our clients are people of color. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Open Paths has moved all of its sessions video or by phone and is fully operational. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: The volunteer Clinical Supervisor would hold either weekly two-hour supervision group(s) or one-hour triadic supervision session(s) for our pre-licensed team of MFT, PCC, and MSW clinicians, providing guidance on individual cases presented by the team, and exploring different potential approaches for diverse communities. Requirements: Must be licensed by the BBS for at least two years and completed (or willing to complete) the certification in clinical supervision. Familiarity with intersectionality in populations that include: low-income families; communities of color; LGBTQIA; and perpetrators/victims of intimate partner abuse and violence is preferred. Passion for mentoring the next generation of enthusiastic clinicians.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/21

Social Media Manager for Diverse Counseling Center (for 55+)

Quick Overview: Open Paths Counseling Center is looking for an individual with a passion for social media and interest in diverse communities to manage and create content for our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. Organization: Open Paths Counseling Center Website: www.openpaths.org Mission: Open Paths Counseling Center was formed in 1979 as a compassionate response to the lack of affordable mental health services in Los Angeles. Its 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. We specialize in working with marginalized communities, and 75% of our clients are people of color. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Open Paths has moved all of its sessions video or by phone and is fully operational. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: The volunteer Social Media Manager would be responsible for maintaining a steady online presence and voice for Open Paths on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and would be comfortable reaching out to all levels of staff to generate content. The ideal candidate would be passionate about mental health and have an appreciation for the diverse communities we serve. Requirements: Passion for social media, mental health and diversity. Self-starter comfortable reaching out to all levels of staff to generate content. 1-2 hours per week done remotely on an ongoing basis.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/21

Psychiatric Consultant to Help Train New Clinicians (for 55+)

Quick Overview: Open Paths Counseling Center is looking for an experienced psychiatrist to hold monthly trainings/consultations on an ongoing basis for its enthusiastic team of pre-licensed, Masters-level psychotherapists, clinicians and social workers. Organization: Open Paths Counseling Center Website: www.openpaths.org Mission: Open Paths Counseling Center was formed in 1979 as a compassionate response to the lack of affordable mental health services in Los Angeles. Its 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. We specialize in working with marginalized communities, and 75% of our clients are people of color. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Open Paths has moved all of its sessions video or by phone and is fully operational. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: The volunteer Psychiatric Consultant would hold a monthly, training session for our pre-licensed team of MFT, MSW and LPCC clinicians one Thursday a month from 1:30 to 3:00pm during our regular training hours. Training subjects would be at the discretion of the volunteer in collaboration with the clinical director. In addition, the Psychiatric Consultant would provide guidance on individual cases presented by the clinicians as part of the monthly trainings. Note: this position does not require interacting with clients. Requirements: Licensed and trained psychiatrist in good standing. Familiarity with best practices for populations that include: low-income families; communities of color; LGBTQIA; and perpetrators/victims of intimate partner abuse and violence. Passion for mentoring the next generation of enthusiastic clinicians.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/21

Adults Empowering Teens: An Online Program

Sages & Seekers is a free award-winning program designed to bring together teens and Seniors to share their unique gifts. In tribal cultures, the Elders have a vital and important role; they are the keepers of the memories and the wisdom. You, our Seniors, have so much to offer the world; your maturity and experience allows for a larger perspective of life from which our teens can learn. We are launching 4-Week & 6-Week ONLINE Programs, 60 minutes a week. The lack of authentic conversation and connection is impacting humanity in profound ways. Loneliness has the same impact on mortality as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. We will coach you on how to set-up and use Zoom if needed! The Art of Conversation – reclaiming authentic connection! The upcoming program topic we explore will be “Relationships”. Share your life experiences with interested teens. Programs start every month - Join us! Our programs are 60 minutes long, one day a week, with 5 students, 5 Sages, and a facilitator. We chat as a community for 15 minutes, then each Sage is randomly paired with a student for 40 minutes in break-out rooms. We end with 5 minute of wrap-up.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Human Resources Researcher for PalsNPets

Quick Overview: Provide human resource and researching expertise at a nonprofit that serves unhoused people and their pets as it expands to more shelters in Los Angeles and more cities. Organization Name: PalsNPets, Inc. Organization Website: https://palsnpets.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: PalsNPets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to unhoused pet owners and their pets, providing services specific to the needs of this group through partnerships with shelters. Pets are often the only thing an unhoused individual has to care about, and many shelters don’t allow pets. Working with shelters to make them pet-friendly also allows us to work with these individuals who are often the most in need and often have a higher potential to build a better future…two lives at a time. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: PalsNPets is a young nonprofit that is quickly growing and is looking for a Human Resources Researcher to assist. We are in the process of opening our fourth shelter in Los Angeles and are looking to expand further both here and in other cities. We are also hiring our first employees and the goal of this project is to develop an actionable employee handbook with standard operating procedures that observe California rules and regulations policies. The HR Researcher will be working alongside a lawyer on the board to: ● Research and compile list of California policies and rules & regulations ● Develop an employee handbook with the organization’s systems, processes, and protocols Requirements: ● Past service in an HR role, professional development facilitator, and/or operations manager ● Knowledge of best practices in staff management and development Volunteers can work remotely. The time commitment is flexible, ranging from ADD TIME a week/month.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer (For Ages 55+) with Women in Media

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 6/30/21

Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer (For Ages 55+) with NVCS

Quick Overview: Provide grant writing expertise at a nonprofit that seeks to empower the L.A. community Organization Name: North Valley Caring Services Organization Website: https://www.nvcsinc.org/ Mission: 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 6/30/21

Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer (For Ages 55+) with Global Arts Corps

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an eye for identifying fundraising opportunities, then please consider a volunteer opportunity as a grant researcher. We are looking for experienced grant writers/fundraisers/networkers who can research, and identify, funding as well as develop, write and submit proposals, letters, reports and other materials as necessary to secure grant support from foundation, corporations and government funding sources to support Global Arts Los Angeles (GALA). The pro bono grant researcher we are looking for will have excellence writing, grammar, and communication skills. Organization Name: Global Arts Corps Organization Website: https://www.globalartsco.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: Global Arts provides a nurturing and inspiring environment to underserved communities in Los Angeles while maintaining a strong focus on the continual growth and education of both students and educators. We are an after-school youth orchestra program that serves students primarily in the Pico Union District of Los Angeles. We also provide bi-weekly professional development workshops to all educators in the area in the fields of musical excellence, educational psychology, and social justice. By providing access to these programs, we empower both students and educators to advance social change within their own communities. Impact: Your pro-bono services contribute to underserved students receiving equal access to instruments and quality music education. Additionally, you will be supporting the continual professional development of educators so that more students can be better served. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Investigate and identify prospective funding sources. Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents. Draft compelling grant proposal narratives and other correspondence to solicit grant funds. Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements. Desired Qualifications: Experience in philanthropy and non-profit organizations a plus Proven experience as a non-profit grant writer a big plus Working knowledge of MS Office Demonstrate strong planning, communication, and organizational skills Excellent writing, grammar, and research skills. Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Financial Strategist with the Foundation for Senior Services (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Use your expertise to develop a financial strategy for an older adult advocacy agency! Organization Name: Foundation for Senior Services Organization Website: https://foundationforseniorservices.org/ Mission and Program Description: Provide older adults and their families with education, valuable resources and quality services to help seniors preserve their independence and improve their overall well-being. Help seniors to live safely and well cared for with dignity, without consideration of social and cultural differences, and advocate for those in need. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced financial planning volunteer who can help the Foundation construct an interactive financial model. This is not a brainstorming role; we need a strategist that understands funding for senior services and can create a $100,000 fundraising plan. The strategist will meet with the Executive Director to: • Assess current financial recording keeping systems/practices • Evaluate the organization’s current revenue streams and how best to diversify them • Carve out an actionable fundraising strategy • Build sponsorships and partnerships. Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. • Experience in financial planning • Proven record with developing and implementing a financial plan • 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 8-10 hours per month (more if available), remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator for the Hollywood Food Coalition (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Use your grant writing expertise to help Hollywood Food Coalition serve and provide essential services to the homeless and other food insecure populations 365 days a year. Organization Name: Hollywood Food Coalition Organization Website: https://hofoco.org/ Mission and Program Description: The mission of Hollywood Food Coalition is to feed and serve the immediate needs of the hungry every night of the year so they can build better lives. Our vision is a city where everyone has food, community, and support. For 33 years, we have served a hot, nutritious dinner every night of the year to homeless and food insecure individuals. All our food is donated, and we share thousands of pounds of excess food with partner social service organizations all across the city. As an essential service, we have remained open during the COVID-19 crisis and will continue to serve those who struggle to access food for years to come. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for a volunteer coordinator who is eager to help HFC develop a system for recruiting, matching, and managing volunteers. The objective is to increase their capacity to engage and retain volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will: • Identify sources for potential volunteers and create a directory of these sources • Establish a protocol for volunteer recruitment • Interview, train, and match volunteers • Create a manual for standardizing the previously mentioned processes Desired Qualifications: • Strong team player • Working knowledge of MS Office • Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills • Experience in non-profit organizations and volunteer management a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 8-10 hours a week, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer for the Hollywood Food Coalition (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Use your grant writing expertise to help Hollywood Food Coalition serve and provide essential services to the homeless and other food insecure populations 365 days a year. Organization Name: Hollywood Food Coalition Organization Website: https://hofoco.org/ Mission and Program Description: The mission of Hollywood Food Coalition is to feed and serve the immediate needs of the hungry every night of the year so they can build better lives. Our vision is a city where everyone has food, community, and support. For 33 years, we have served a hot, nutritious dinner every night of the year to homeless and food insecure individuals. All our food is donated, and we share thousands of pounds of excess food with partner social service organizations all across the city. As an essential service, we have remained open during the COVID-19 crisis and will continue to serve those who struggle to access food for years to come. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced grant researcher and writer who can help HFC develop a grant calendar. The objective is to increase our pool of available donors as well as the number of grant applications we submit. The grant writer will meet with the Director of Development to: • Investigate and identify at least 20 new, prospective funding sources • Draft compelling grant proposal narratives and other correspondence to solicit grant funds • Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents • Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements • Establish a system for more efficiently finding and applying to grants Desired Qualifications: • Proven experience as a non-profit grant writer • Working knowledge of MS Office • Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills • Excellent writing, grammar, and research skills • Experience in philanthropy and non-profit organizations a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 8-10 hours a week, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Blogger for Community Veteran Justice Project (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Assist with creating and maintain a blog informing the public about the work that Community Veteran Justice Project is doing. Organization Name: Community Veteran Justice Project Organization Website: https://www.cvjp.org Mission: 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 Statuses 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: Write blogs Create original content for the CVJP website Requirements: Highly desired to be knowledgeable about veteran issues or be a veteran so the blog can be vital to target audience Writing experience Friendly personality Great research ability, social media expertise valued Time Commitment: Flexible, minimum 3+ hours each week for at least 3 months, remote volunteer role, volunteers need to be mindful of deadlines.

West Hollywood, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Graphic Designer for Community Veteran Justice Project (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Use your graphic design and marketing skills to help tell Community Veteran Justice Project’s story. Organization Name: Community Veteran Justice Project Organization Website: https://www.cvjp.org Mission: 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 Statuses 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: We are looking for someone with graphic design and marketing skills to help us create printed and digital materials that would tell the full story of Community Veteran Justice Project to potential donors and volunteers. We really want someone who knows how to tell a story through graphic design. This work could all be done virtually and on a project basis. Will be helping to create LOGO, marketing materials, and brochures. Requirements: Graphic design skills and software with ability to create print-ready marketing materials. Marketing experience so the materials tell our story to stakeholders. Submission of resume and samples of past work recommended. Time Commitment: flexible, minimum 3+ hours each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers need to be mindful of deadlines.

West Hollywood, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator for Heaven on Earth (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Assist with volunteer onboarding, weekly scheduling and communications to support Heaven on Earth’s lifesaving mission Organization Name: Heaven on Earth Organization Website: http://heavenlypets.org Mission and Program Description: The mission of Heaven on Earth Society for Animals is to transform the lives of homeless cats through rescue, sanctuary, and new beginnings. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: This position requires sitting at a desk for extended periods, including typing. This position does NOT include animal handling. • Review new volunteer applications and respond based on qualifications and interests • Adjust volunteer profile settings in database • Send onboarding information and follow-ups by email • Adjust volunteer support section of weekly/monthly schedule on Google Sheets • Recruit volunteers for needed shifts • Assist with monthly volunteer newsletter • Communicate and collaborate with Programs Director to build out additional volunteer programming, as needed Requirements: • Be 18 years of age or older • Be reliable and punctual, and commit to completing weekly tasks • Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills • Be comfortable using computers, including: - GSuite, including Google Sheets - Better Impact volunteer database (or ability to learn) • Have basic knowledge of animal welfare industry • Complete online trainings, as assigned Time Commitment: flexible, minimum of 3 months with up to 10 hours per week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Executive Assistant with Foundation for Senior Services (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: If you have expertise and experience in working side by side to support senior management and are passionate about helping a nonprofit support seniors in Los Angeles, consider volunteering with The Foundation for Senior Services. Organization Name: Foundation for Senior Services Organization Website: https://foundationforseniorservices.org/ Mission and Program Description: Provide older adults and their families with education, valuable resources and quality services to help seniors preserve their independence and improve their overall well-being. Help seniors to live safely and well cared for with dignity, without consideration of social and cultural differences, and advocate for those in need. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an executive assistant volunteer who can help the Foundation run their call center and provide other administrative functions. We need an assistant that is compassionate and interested in developing an efficient volunteer training process. The assistant will work with the Executive Director and leadership to: Craft the intake call volunteer description, Run the call center by developing a process for training volunteers, receiving calls, recording calls into their website system and tracking performance, Intake calls, Help with other administrative duties as needed. Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. A compassionate and welcoming personality, and interest in developing a distinguished call center and outreach for seniors, Strong organizational, customer service and computer office skills (e.g. Microsoft Office, use of Social Media), Experience training and managing volunteers a plus but not required. Time commitment: flexible, minimum of 3 months with approximately 3-5 hours per week (more if available), remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer for Operation Confidence (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Use your grant writing expertise to help Operation Confidence provide services and resources for disabled veterans. Organization Name: Operation Confidence Organization Website: https://operationconfidence.org/ Mission and Program Description: To provide accessible permanent housing, with a wide range of supportive services and resources, including workforce development, job training, and employment opportunities. They primarily do work advocating for and addressing the physical and social needs of persons with disabilities. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced grant researcher and writer who can help Operation Confidence develop a grant calendar. The objective is to increase our pool of available donors as well as the number of grant applications we submit. The grant writer will: • Investigate and identify at least 10 new, prospective funding sources • Draft compelling grant proposal narratives and other correspondence to solicit grant funds • Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents • Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements • Establish a system for more efficiently finding and applying to grants Desired Qualifications: • Proven experience as a non-profit grant writer • Working knowledge of MS Office • Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills • Excellent writing, grammar, and research skills • Experience in philanthropy and non-profit organizations a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 5-6 hours a week, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Radio Show Script Writer for Operation Confidence (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Use your script writing knowledge to help Operation Confidence provide services and resources for disabled veterans. Organization Name: Operation Confidence Organization Website: https://operationconfidence.org/ Mission and Program Description: To provide accessible permanent housing, with a wide range of supportive services and resources, including workforce development, job training, and employment opportunities. They primarily do work advocating for and addressing the physical and social needs of persons with disabilities. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for a volunteer with experience in communications, radio shows, and script writing, someone who can help Operation Confidence create a script for a 60 second radio clip that is looking to be expanded into a one hour show. The script writer will • Create a script for Operation Confidence’s radio show America’s Invisible Heroes Desired Qualifications: • Previous experience with radio shows and script writing preferred • Compassionate for or identifies as a veteran • Interest in helping veterans share their story Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-4 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Content Consultant for Adult Education (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Help edit and create professional development content for L.A. Works’ Adult Education Program! Organization Name: L.A. Works Organization Website: https://www.laworks.com/ Role Description: RSVP Adult Education Content Consultant role is to support the Employment Readiness & Life Skills Program by providing professional ideas for presentations and activities that target young adults. This includes but is not limited to creating original content and or updating previously created content for topics like Cover Letters, Objective Statements, Basic Financial Literacy, Job Search. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: • Developing and customizing content • Engaging and guiding conversations with Project Leaders & Program Associate to ensure needs are being met and progress is made toward programmatic goals • Creating outlines, Powerpoints and original activities that can be implemented virtually • Adhere to timelines set by program needs Desired Qualifications: • Passion for community service • Excellent phone and written communications etiquette • Proactive, self-directed, and results-oriented personality with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a team • Good organizational skills, attention to details and deadlines • Enthusiastic and eager to contribute • Have a laptop/computer and online internet connection • Familiarity with Google applications (Google Doc, Google PowerPoint etc.) • Familiarity and account with Zoom Time Commitment: Minimum of 10 hours a month through December 2020 or beyond. Location: Remote

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Speaker for L.A. Works' RSVP Speaker Series (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Help edit and create professional development content for L.A. Works’ Adult Education Program! Organization Name: L.A. Works Organization Website: https://www.laworks.com/ Role Description: The RSVP Adult Education Speakers role is to support the Employment Readiness & Life Skills Program by providing professional engagement and guidance for young professionals in the nonprofit sector. The speaker will lead a conversation, include insight to their experience, and answer questions. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: • Meeting with AmeriCorps Program Director/Leader beforehand • Prepare Outline for Speaker Series presentation • Lead a 1-hour conversation • Answer questions from participants (20 min.) Desired Qualifications: • Passion for community service • Rich experience and professionalism • Excellent phone and written communications etiquette • Good organizational skills, attention to details and timelines • Enthusiastic and eager to contribute • Have a laptop/computer and online internet connection • Familiarity and account with Zoom Time Commitment: Total of 3 hours per event. (1.5 preparation + 1.5 event) Location: Remote Additional Information: Speakers are needed for each of the following topics: • Community workers in any capacity throughout Los Angeles • Diversity • Environmental racism • History of Los Angeles • Homelessness • Mindfulness • Needs Assessments • Nonprofit Management • Poverty • Racial Inequality and Inequities • Volunteer Management • Volunteer Recruitment & Retainment

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Administrative Manager for Novelly (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for an expert on operations to help us as we transition. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Novelly is undergoing a period of transition from being a small team of volunteers and contractors to being a large team of full-time staff and more volunteers. We’re experiencing growing pains (good problems during such uncertain times!) and we’d love some support. We need a volunteer who will: Support our CEO in building an evaluation process for staff and CEO Write non-discrimination and personnel policies Write job descriptions for all staff Support our CEO in building an organizational culture handbook Requirements: Experience with non-profit operations Experience with startups Passion for the civic education of youth Time Commitment: Flexible, 1 hour per week (including support calls with the CEO) September to February (5 months) Perks: As a sign of our appreciation and as a welcome to the Novelly family, all professional and college volunteers receive Novelly swag and a free ticket to one of our virtual events.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Account Manager with Helping Hands (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Help build partnerships and grow Helping Hands Community presence in Southern California. Organization Name: Helping Hands Community Organization Website: https://helpinghands.community/ Mission: Helping Hands Community is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those most vulnerable to COVID-19: senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and people with preexisting medical conditions that put them at additional risk. Our national network of volunteers deliver groceries, medications, and other necessary supplies, and our local and national partners-including city and county governments, mutual-aid organizations, faith-based organizations, food banks, community groups-scale our efforts to help us identify and reach those in need. The Helping Hands Community platform makes local volunteerism easy and reliable while providing an easily integrated, tech-enabled solution for partners to scale their impact. Founded by veterans of Uber, Facebook, and Google, the Helping Hands Community organization comprises more than 100 volunteers from professionals who want to give back to students beginning their careers from around the country. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We’re looking for volunteers to manage accounts (accounts meaning organizations that comprise the community of Volunteers and Requestors (individuals who need help)). On a day to day basis, you will be maintaining relationships with local organizations, as well as helping to organize and execute events with community partners. This role is absolutely critical to scaling our platform and reaching a larger population of those most vulnerable to Covid-19. What You’ll Do: - Build relationships and grow presence with local community leaders and volunteer organizations to amplify Helping Hands’ reach. - Grow and engage the Volunteer and Requestor user base to serve needs in the local community. - Support and collaborate with HHC Ambassadors in the region. - Help organize and execute local volunteer events on an as-needed basis. - Solve our user’s needs through creativity, connections, and grit. Requirements: - Can bring empathy and operational rigor to engaging the community to help those who are most vulnerable to Covid-19. - Excellent written and verbal communication. - Self-starter mentality. - Takes initiative to connect and build relationships with local leaders and organizations. - Passion for community service! - Prior experience in a Community Outreach role (or similar) is a plus, but not required. - Experience in sales, account management, community outreach, or partnerships is preferred. Time Commitment: At least 5-8 hours per week for the next 2-3 months. Location: This can be a virtual volunteering opportunity with the option of contact-less in-person event participation (if your situation allows). Commitment to the team: Helping Hands Community is a team of volunteers that have mobilized to help slow the spread of Covid-19. The majority of volunteers are devoting time outside of their other job to support Helping Hands. The demands for a role like this requires someone who can devote at least 8 hours per week to this job. Because the team is dispersed across the country and due to the unique hours individuals are working, frequent use of communication channels like email are critical to ensure no one is bottlenecking decisions or tasks.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Partnerships & Community Lead with Helping Hands (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Help build partnerships and grow Helping Hands Community presence in Southern California. Organization Name: Helping Hands Community Organization Website: https://helpinghands.community/ Mission: Helping Hands Community is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those most vulnerable to COVID-19: senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and people with preexisting medical conditions that put them at additional risk. Our national network of volunteers deliver groceries, medications, and other necessary supplies, and our local and national partners-including city and county governments, mutual-aid organizations, faith-based organizations, food banks, community groups-scale our efforts to help us identify and reach those in need. The Helping Hands Community platform makes local volunteerism easy and reliable while providing an easily integrated, tech-enabled solution for partners to scale their impact. Founded by veterans of Uber, Facebook, and Google, the Helping Hands Community organization comprises more than 100 volunteers from professionals who want to give back to students beginning their careers from around the country. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We’re looking for Community Outreach & Partnerships volunteers to help grow and engage the community of Volunteers and Requestors (individuals who need help). On a day to day basis, you will be reaching out to and building relationships with local organizations like food banks, healthcare orgs, and other community groups, as well as helping to organize and execute events with community partners. This role is absolutely critical to scaling our platform and reaching a larger population of those most vulnerable to Covid-19. What You’ll Do: - Research and connect with local community leaders and volunteer organizations to amplify Helping Hands’ reach. - Assist with establishing and onboarding new partners. - Grow and engage the Volunteer and Requestor user base to serve needs in the local community. - Help organize and execute local volunteer events on an as-needed basis. - Solve our user’s needs through creativity, connections, and grit. Requirements: - Can bring empathy and operational rigor while engaging the community to help those who are most vulnerable to Covid-19. - Excellent written and verbal communication. - Self-starter mentality. Takes initiative to research and connect with local leaders and organizations. - Passion for community service! - Prior experience in a Community Outreach role (or similar) is a plus, but not required. - Experience in sales, account management, community outreach23, or partnerships is preferred. Time Commitment: At least 5-8 hours per week for the next 2-3 months. Location: This can be a virtual volunteering opportunity with the option of contact-less in-person event participation (if your situation allows). Commitment to the team: Helping Hands Community is a team of volunteers that have mobilized to help slow the spread of Covid-19. The majority of volunteers are devoting time outside of their other job to support Helping Hands. The demands for a role like this requires someone who can devote at least 8 hours per week to this job. Because the team is dispersed across the country and due to the unique hours individuals are working, frequent use of communication channels like email are critical to ensure no one is bottlenecking decisions or tasks.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Grant Writer with Helping Hands (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Help build partnerships and grow Helping Hands Community presence in Southern California. Organization Name: Helping Hands Community Organization Website: https://helpinghands.community/ Mission: Helping Hands Community is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those most vulnerable to COVID-19: senior citizens, the immunocompromised, and people with preexisting medical conditions that put them at additional risk. Our national network of volunteers deliver groceries, medications, and other necessary supplies, and our local and national partners-including city and county governments, mutual-aid organizations, faith-based organizations, food banks, community groups-scale our efforts to help us identify and reach those in need. The Helping Hands Community platform makes local volunteerism easy and reliable while providing an easily integrated, tech-enabled solution for partners to scale their impact. Founded by veterans of Uber, Facebook, and Google, the Helping Hands Community organization comprises more than 100 volunteers from professionals who want to give back to students beginning their careers from around the country. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We’re looking for a Grant Writer who can research and identify funding for Helping Hands Community. This role is absolutely critical to scaling our platform and reaching a larger population of those most vulnerable to Covid-19. What You’ll Do: - 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). Requirements: - Can bring empathy and operational rigor to the position. - Demonstrate strong planning, communication, and organizational skills. - Passion for community service! - Prior experience researching and writing grants preferred. Time Commitment: At least 5-8 hours per week for the next 2-3 months. Location: This can be a virtual volunteering opportunity with the option of contact-less in-person event participation (if your situation allows). Commitment to the team: Helping Hands Community is a team of volunteers that have mobilized to help slow the spread of Covid-19. The majority of volunteers are devoting time outside of their other job to support Helping Hands. The demands for a role like this requires someone who can devote at least 8 hours per week to this job. Because the team is dispersed across the country and due to the unique hours individuals are working, frequent use of communication channels like email are critical to ensure no one is bottlenecking decisions or tasks.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Operations Assistant for Children's Institute, Inc. (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for help in revising our volunteer handbook. Organization Name: Children’s Institute, Inc. Organization Website: https://www.childrensinstitute.org/ Mission: Founded in 1906, Children’s Institute (CII) is the largest agency of its kind working to transform the lives of children exposed to adversity and poverty in Los Angeles. By providing early education, behavioral health and family strengthening services, Children's Institute reaches 26,000 children and families annually in communities where support is needed the most. CII also leads the way in trauma-informed care and evidence-based clinical treatment by training thousands of professionals and caregivers throughout the year. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Like many organizations, Children’s Institute, Inc. has been working to adapt to today’s changing landscape. Because these changes include an increase in virtual volunteering, we are looking for an Operations Assistant who can help revise our volunteer handbook to include the new types of volunteer. The Operations Assistant will: - Research best practices for managing digital volunteers - Review & update the current volunteer handbook, which was last updated August 2017 - Revise the handbook language to reflect new guidelines and requirements for virtual volunteering Requirements: - Passion for supporting and advocating for children Strong writing skills - HR and or Legal background preferred Time Commitment: Flexible, 5 hours per week. Project would ideally be completed in 1 month.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Court Appointed Special Advocate

Quick Overview: CASA volunteers are trained and supported to represent the best interests of children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect. Mission: CASA of Los Angeles mobilizes community volunteers to advocate for children who have experienced abuse and neglect. CASA is the only organization with volunteers appointed by the dependency court to advocate for children. Many more children are waiting to benefit from the time and dedication of a CASA volunteer! Impact: By volunteering, our volunteers have the opportunity to broadly influence the lives of the children they work with by advocating across many key issues, including permanent placement, health care, education, and enrichment activities. Through these activities, CASA volunteers are instrumental in facilitating access to the material, educational, and physical and mental health services necessary for each child to thrive. Volunteer Role & Responsibilities: A CASA volunteer is paired with a child and, unlike others in the system, works one-on-one to advocate for his/her best interests in both the courtroom and the community. Volunteers’ advocacy activities focus on three priority areas: safety, permanency, and well-being. The CASA role includes: -Maintaining regular contact with the child and scheduling phone calls and/or video calls with him/her at least once a month. -Gathering information about the child’s circumstances, evaluating the facts independently, and providing recommendations to the court by means of written reports. -Communicating sensitively and objectively with children, social workers, foster care providers, therapists, teachers, attorneys, parents, or other family members who may be involved in the case. -All volunteers must attend court with their CASA child/youth a few times per year. These hearings are happening virtually for the time being. Time Commitment: An estimated 15-20 hours per month for a minimum of 2 years. Requirements: Anyone over the age of 21 who is committed to helping children may apply to become a CASA volunteer. No specific education background is required, but volunteers must have strong communication and problem solving skills. CASA of Los Angeles serves children through Los Angeles County. This opportunity is currently remote, but travelling depending on what the next few years permit, as the duties of a CASA volunteer include monthly, face-to-face contact with a child wherever he or she is residing. Travelling should also be considered in the future for information gathering with parties related to the case as scheduled. There are several steps involved in becoming a CASA. You must attend a virtual information session, submit an application, pass a criminal background check, be interviewed, and go through the pre-service training. Upon successful completion, a dependency court judge will swear you in as a CASA advocate and officer of the court. Benefits: CASA volunteers receive ongoing support from staff and fellow CASAs, developing their personal and professional skills. Volunteers also connect with like-minded individuals. Many of our volunteers say that being a CASA is the most personally rewarding role they have played, either paid or volunteer. Additional Details & Covid-19 Requirements: For prospective applicants, our entire onboarding process can now be done virtually. We offer two virtual information session options (we break this down when we reach out to interested folks), our application is available on our website and we’re conducting interviews and trainings via Zoom. *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.

Monterey Park, CA

Through 12/31/20

Culver City Counseling Center Looking for Board Members

Quick Overview: Seeking a well-connected leader who is passionate about improving mental health services for low-income communities and can leverage his/her networks. 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. Roles and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate has had a track-record of supporting counseling for disadvantaged communities and strong connections to decision makers who are in a position to positively impact Open Paths Counseling. We seek a board leader to help cultivate the board’s leadership role in advocacy in support of staff as part of a broader commitment to increase awareness about the importance of our mission, influence public policy, and expand our reach. The ideal board candidate should have prior nonprofit board member experience or have received formal board training. General oversight Fiscal oversight Fundraising and development Involvement in meetings, committees, and events Officer positions Fundraise $1000 Desired Characteristics: 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 Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Network of donors and supporters Ability to fundraise and advocate on behalf of Open Paths Counseling Center The time commitment is 3-year service terms.

Through 6/30/21

Virtual Mentors: Empower Families Who Have Exited Homelessness

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are embracing a virtual mentoring process in which our training, mentor kickoff meeting, and all mentor activities will occur virtually. After COVID, all mentors will begin the "in-person" chapter of their mentee relationship. WHO: Imagine LA is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the cycle of family homelessness and chronic poverty via a supercharged blend of mentoring and social services. WHAT: We are actively seeking volunteer mentors: individuals from all walks of life who are committed to fighting intergenerational poverty and homelessness in Los Angeles and play an essential role in fulfilling our mission. Our mentors are eager to work in a team of like-minded peers and commit to a long-term volunteer position that’s incredibly fulfilling. WHERE: This is a virtual opportunity during COVID-19 and can be done from anywhere, including the comfort of your home. After COVID passes, all mentors will start the "in-person" chapter of their relationship. COMMITMENT: Mentors commit to twice-monthly sessions, for 12-18 months total. HOW: Imagine LA’s professional staff of social workers trains all Volunteer Mentors on our innovative Family Empowerment & Mentorship model, which utilizes intensive family case management and supercharges it with mentorship and access to private and public resources. We then match our Volunteer Mentors with families who have experienced homelessness and are now housed. Working in teams, they ensure the families maintain their housing, attain self-sufficiency, and thrive. WHY: Thanks to the support of volunteers like you, all Imagine LA Families remain in housing; incomes are up 71%; kids are thriving in school and graduating; and all receive regular medical care and are building crucial wellness habits. 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 Brian Rosenbaum at brian@imaginela.org. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button below. You can learn more by visiting http://action.imaginela.org/mentor_overview.

Through 3/23/21