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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. 

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· 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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Learn How to Help Close the Virtual Achievement Gap

QUICK OVERVIEW: Help ensure that ALL kids have access to the academic and social capital necessary to succeed! WHAT: Take the first step in becoming an online tutor for 3rd - 6th grade students who don't have the benefit of paid tutoring. This will be a zoom session to get you started. VOLUNTEER ONBOARDING STEPS: First sign up below to attend THIS zoom info session Then complete Step Up Application HERE Complete the training manual (to be provided after training) Complete a LiveScan background check Commit to a minimum of two hours per week to work 1 on 1 with a student online IMPACT: Students who fall behind often never catch up. This training will start you on the road to offering free tutoring for some of our most vulnerable students who are being left behind in the new remote learning environment. With your help we can fight to close the virtual digital achievement gap. VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: No tutoring experience required! Access to a computer with internet. Some tech savy skills. (dont worry, there will be support for you through the process) QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Sign up for the datet below by clicking the Sign Up button!

Virtual, CA

4/20/21 2:30 PM

*Empower Youth: Help Enhance Their 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: MOSTe is a nonprofit organization empowers girls from underserved areas of Los Angeles County to become the next generation of college-educated women. 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 MOSTe 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 MOSTe 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. ​* Women of Color & career professionals and college graduates highly encouraged to sign up 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

4/28/21 4:20 PM + more

Make and Drop Off Family Hygiene Kits

WHAT: Make and drop off care kits for people experiencing homelessness throughout LA. ABOUT THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FIREFIGHTER MUSEUM: Since 1997, the African American Firefighter Museum (AAFFM) has been committed to diversity, education and community outreach programs. Over the years we have partnered with several organizations to provide services that heavily impact the homeless, families transiting into housing and the elderly who are experiencing hopelessness. And now, we need your help. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: In compliance with social distancing protocols, you'll make 10+ hygiene kits at home and then drop them off at the African American Firefighter Museum between 10am and 1pm. IMPACT: The African American Firefighter Museum is activity supporting our homeless community in Los Angeles. There are organized locations throughout Los Angeles where our “Friends and Neighbors” can shower but they do not have access to hygiene products and toiletries unless we supply them. For this reason, a constant and abundant supply is required. With your donation we can contribute to the support of over 53,000 homeless in need hygiene supplies. REQUIREMENTS: Assemble 10+ care kits with the following items in a re-sealable storage bag. For health and safety reasons all items must be new and unopened. Family hygiene kits should consist of... Deodorant Comb Toothpaste Toothbrush Body/Hand lotion Shaving cream Small face cloth Shampoo Conditioner Hand sanitizer Antibacterial disinfecting wipes Travel size facial tissues SPECIAL NOTES: In addition to the iteams listed above, female hygiene kits should also include: Tampons Sanitary napkins Underwear sizes (5-16) Socks Nair/Neet PLease mark assembled bags as - Kit for Ladies In addition to the iteams listed above, male hygiene kits should also include: Underwear sizes (L, XL, XXL) Tee Shirts (L, XL, XXL) Socks Razors Please mark assembled bags as - Kit for Men REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must Not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks Not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks Bring your own mask If possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6-foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” 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

4/29/21 10:00 AM + more

*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

5/3/21 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

5/14/21 11:45 AM + more

*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 Los Angeles members serve with local partners to expand access to education. Their primary approach is to offer small-group and 1-on-1 instruction. Members serve in crowded classrooms and community centers. AmeriCorps Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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 Los Angeles 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, 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

5/18/21 12:45 AM

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

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

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 Administrative Manager for PalsNPets

Quick Overview: Provide administrative 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 an Administrative Manager manager 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. The Administrative Manager will manage volunteers and create a system for collecting and documenting information the volunteers receive during resident check ins, among other duties: ● Organize documents and information received from residents ● Organize receipts, tax documents, contracts, and other paperwork ● Oversee the staffing of three new employees ● Other organizational duties as required Requirements: ● Good communication and writing skills ● Detail oriented and well-organized Volunteers can work remotely. The time commitment is flexible, ranging from 2-4 hours per week.

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 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 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 our 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 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 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

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 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

Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer (Age 55+) with CVJP

Quick Overview: Provide grant and funding research support to this valuable organization and its programs. 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 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 preferred Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficiency in writing, communications or relevant field 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 Social Media Manager for Oazis Fund (ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer to create content, manage social media accounts (Instagram and Linkedin), and increase outreach and following on social media. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: If you have experience in social media management, marketing, and/or graphic design this a great way to help a nonprofit on the Westside and the community members they serve. Responsibilities: Website maintenance and updating as needed. Create and implement a social media plan in collaboration with executive director Source content for social media posts. Support e-newsletter design and distribution. Desired Qualifications: Proven results in social media engagement and following growth (without using paid services) Proactive with ability to work independently Working knowledge of MS Office Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills Experience in non-profit organizations and volunteer recruitment a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for someone to help check in with volunteers at the Oazis Fund and make sure everything is running smoothly. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for a volunteer coordinator who is eager to help the Oazis Fund with managing and supporting volunteers. The objective is to develop a system for regularly checking in with volunteers. The Volunteer Coordinator will: Establish a protocol for checking in with volunteers Have weekly/biweekly conversations with volunteers to monitor their progress Develop system for recording these check ins Desired Qualifications: Proactive with ability to work independently 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 1-2 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Donor Relations Manager for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer to help build relationships with and address questions from donors. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We’re looking for a volunteer who has experience reaching out to and building relationships with potential donors. The Donor Relations Manager will: Research and connect with potential donors to amplify the Oazis Fund’s reach Assist with communicating with and welcoming new donors Respond to questions, concerns, or inquiries coming from donors Requirements: Excellent written and verbal communication. Self-starter mentality. Takes initiative to research and connect with people. Prior experience in an outreach or customer service role (or similar) is a plus, but not required. Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Operations Assistant for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for someone to help with recruiting and interviewing volunteers who would make a strong addition to the Oazis team. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an operations assistant who is eager to help the Oazis Fund develop a system for recruiting and training volunteers. The objective is to increase our 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 manage volunteers Create a manual for standardizing the previously mentioned processes Desired Qualifications: Proactive with ability to work independently Working knowledge of MS Office Strong planning, communication, and organizational skills Experience in non-profit organizations and volunteer recruitment a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Marketing Manager for Oazis Fund (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer to help us develop a marketing strategy and expand our presence in the press and our footprint in the media. Organization Name: Oazis Fund Organization Website: https://www.oazisf.org/ Mission: Oazis’s mission is to find and support the most impactful giving opportunities around the world. We do this through promoting and marketing impactful nonprofits, fundraising donations for them, managing the donations, and providing insights on the donations’ results to our donors. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced marketing volunteer who can grow the reach and recognition of the Oazis Fun while also promoting their work and virtual fundraising events throughout the year. The pro bono marketing researcher we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. The Marketing Manager will: Develop a written marketing strategy to help expand the reach of the organization Work to develop strategic partnerships that will help the Oazis Fund become more known 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) Desired Qualifications: Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field, a plus​ Experience in philanthropy and nonprofits, a plus Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, ranging from 2-3 hours a week, remote volunteer role.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

ProBono CPA for Sages & Seekers (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: CPA with experience in nonprofits needed at an organization that serves the 2 most marginalized age groups – Seniors and Teens. We have produced intergenerational programming for 10 years across the country, and need a CPA to file yearly taxes and produce a Financial Review to submit with Grant Applications Organization Name: Sages & Seekers, Inc. Organization Website: https://sagesandseekers.org Mission: Launched in 2010, Sages & Seekers’ mission is to bridge generational divides within communities, while developing empathy and diminishing ageism and age related segregation. We bring students and seniors together through programs that encourage participants to share their unique lives through authentic one-on-one conversation and storytelling. In Los Angeles area public schools, local senior centers, and youth-serving agencies, Sages & Seekers’ award-winning 8-week experiential-learning program meets the needs of both generations. Sages feel more relevant through their welcomed wisdom while students willingly put down their phones and interact. The conversations that ensue remind the former of their value while providing the latter with a sense of how value can be defined. During the pandemic, we have moved our programs online to help combat the social isolation ravaging both vulnerable age groups. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Check QuickBooks Online to make sure it is set up correctly for optimal reporting (for bookkeeper); file yearly taxes; produce a Financial Audit or Review required by foundations to accompany grant applications. Support our ED in creating a financial report for 2020 Work with bookkeeper to make sure QB online is set-up correctly Prepare tax returns and other paperwork needed for the organization for 2020 Requirements: Experience with non-profit financial management Accounting background (preferably CPA), ideally nonprofit accounting. Experience in the nonprofit world is ideal Time Commitment: Flexible/remote, approximately 5 hours initially for explanation and set-up January - March taxes and reports (approximately 10 hours total)

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator for KYCC (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Streamline and develop pro bono volunteer onboarding process, volunteer handbook/portal, and any ‘explainer videos’ as necessary at a nonprofit clinic that serves low income clients in Koreatown and the greater Los Angeles County with IRS audits and collection issues. See this article about our clinics attempt at virtual pro bono work. Organization Name: Koreatown Youth and Community Center, Inc. Organization Website: https://kyccla.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of KYCC is to serve the evolving needs of the Korean American population in the greater Los Angeles area as well as the multiethnic Koreatown community. KYCC’s programs and services are directed toward recently immigrated, economically disadvantaged youth and families, and promote community socioeconomic empowerment. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) is a relatively new program offered by KYCC that is quickly growing and is looking for a systems minded person to create an online pro bono volunteer onboarding process and volunteer handbook (pdf and/or password protected online portal) for busy tax professionals. The Pro Bono Volunteer Coordinator will be working alongside the Managing Attorney of the Clinic to: • Research and implement recruitment, retention and recognition processes • Streamline onboarding understanding current workflow and online tools • Create LITC Volunteer Handbook (merging 2 sample ones from other clinics) into a single PDF • Create Volunteer Resources password protected online wiki or portal Requirements: • Ability to maintain confidentiality and sign non-disclosure agreement, as volunteer will have access to client database to see entire process • Systems thinker with attention to details for creating process workflow • Ability to learn new software/programs: Docusign, Jotform, Adobe Acrobat DC, Droplr/Loom • Legal or tax background helpful Volunteers can work remotely. Time commitment: roughly 8-10 hours a week for a minimum 3 month period.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Web Designer for Travel Town Museum Foundation (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We’re looking for a talented Web Designer to update and develop our on-line educational outreach information. Organization Name: American Southwestern Railway Assoc, Inc. dba the Travel Town Museum Foundation Organization Website: https://www.traveltown.org/ (this is our old site, we are updating!) Mission: Our Mission is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the development of the Southwest Region of the United States, particularly the Los Angeles area. We fulfill this mission by supporting the restoration, operation, and interpretation of the historic railroad equipment at the City-operated Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: The ideal candidate should have an eye for clean and artful web design, and be willing to work with our President to create and fulfill our design for the look of the website. They should have good user interface design skills in Wordpress. They will work with ASRA/TTMF management to keep the site up-to-date and prioritize page development, coordinate draft revisions of multiple pages, and manage the revisions and completions in a timely manner. • Review current in-development site, create a strategy to list and then coordinate the completion of all the pages and links. • Input site content and graphics by coordinating with ASRA-TTMF management; could include designing images, icons, banners, other links etc. • Upgrades site by updating content and graphics; monitoring performance and results; identifying and evaluating improvement options; introducing new technology if applicable; maintaining links, and making suggestions for improvements. • Maintains site appearance by developing and enforcing content and display standards; editing submissions. • Create “Standard Operating Procedures” manual for ASRA-TTMF so other volunteers can update site as necessary, if primary user is unavailable. Requirements: • Practical experience working with Wordpress (our existing in-development website platform) • Knowledge of web user interface design and web programming skills • Strong teamwork and verbal communication skills • Ability to use illustration tools and develop multimedia content • Experience working with nonprofits preferred but not required • Experience in education, or railroad history a plus! Time Commitment: In the beginning as much time as you need to get the site up and running, then approximately 1-2 hours per week on maintenance. We would like a commitment of at least 8 hours a week to get things rolling. Our organization is a member of the presidential service awards program, and we have an annual luncheon and award ceremony to appreciate our volunteers. Our restoration crew works Saturdays at the Museum, and you as the website developer are encouraged to come out and see the work that is progressing regularly! However, all work can be done from your home.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Marketing Development & Community Outreach

Marketing Development and Community Outreach

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Grant Writer with Foundation for Senior Services (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: If you have experience in grant writing 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: 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: Volunteers can work remotely. Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience as a nonprofit grant writer preferred Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficiency in writing, communications or relevant field 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 Writer for Small Historic Preservation Museum (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: We’re looking for an experienced grant writer to help up diversify our income sources by researching grants and helping to complete grant proposals. Organization Name: American Southwestern Railway Assoc, Inc. dba the Travel Town Museum Foundation Organization Website: https://www.traveltown.org/ (this is our old site, we are updating!) Mission: Our Mission is to educate the public about railroad history as it pertains to the development of the Southwest Region of the United States, particularly the Los Angeles area. We fulfill this mission by supporting the restoration, operation, and interpretation of the historic railroad equipment at the City-operated Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced grant researcher and writer who can help Travel Town research grants they qualify for and help complete and submit the grant proposals. 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 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 education, railroad history, or philanthropy and non-profit organizations a plus Time Commitment: Approximately 3-4 hours per week. Our organization is a member of the presidential service awards program, and we have an annual luncheon and award ceremony to appreciate our volunteers. Our restoration crew works Saturdays at the Museum, and you as the website developer are encouraged to come out and see the work that is progressing regularly! However, all work can be done from your home.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Help Homeless Kittens! Pro Bono Photographer Needed (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Do you love taking pictures of cats and kittens? How about dogs, puppies or even people? Organization Name: Heaven on Earth Society for Animals Organization Website: https://heavenlypets.org/ Organization Mission: To transform the lives of homeless cats through rescue, sanctuary, and new beginnings. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We’re seeking volunteers with either paid or volunteer experience in photography to take compelling photographs of cats, kittens, staff, and volunteers with their professional camera and lighting equipment. An understanding of professional photography techniques is required. Duties include: ● taking photographs and videos of cats, kittens, staff, and volunteers ● editing and uploading photos to shared cloud-based drive ● communicating with staff and volunteers ● coordinating onsite visits ● working with and around staff ● handling cats and kittens ● being around sick or injured cats ● wearing PPE when required. Requirements: Ideal skills include photography, lighting, cat and kitten handling; use of cloud based software including G-Suite; ability to edit and upload pictures to shared files; strong verbal skills; organization; professionalism; customer focus. The position will be onsite to take photographs including the possible need to be at Perry’s Place with short notice on occasion when cats and kittens first arrive; the use of a personal laptop computer, mobile device, and internet connection; position works directly with the social media intern and finance & development coordinator. Each position requires an understanding of the work of Heaven on Earth, including our programs, mission, and history. While each opportunity requires unique skills or experience, all roles necessitate a consistent time commitment and an openness to receive feedback. Please note that as the needs of the organization grow, the positions may also evolve. Location & Time Commitment: All positions are based at Perry’s Place, will be approximately 8-10 hours per week, and report to the lifesaving programs manager. Duties can be performed remotely as noted. All current and future COVID-19 protocols will be observed including requiring face coverings, social distancing, hand washing onsite, and abiding by stay at home orders if/when required. We’d love to have your help!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Help Veterans! Pro Bono Marketing Volunteer Needed (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Help veterans by supporting CVJP in developing their marketing strategy. 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 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: We are looking for an experienced marketing volunteer who can grow the reach and recognition of CVJP while also promoting their work and virtual fundraising events throughout the year. The pro bono marketing volunteer we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. The Marketing Manager will: Develop a written marketing strategy to help expand the reach of the organization Work to develop strategic partnerships that will help CVJP become more known Research, develop, and create marketing collateral through best practices Draft samples and potential materials for effective marketing Ensure all tasks are submitted by the deadline(s) Requirements: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience in marketing and/or communications strongly preferred Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficiency in writing, communications or relevant field 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 Grant Writer for FoodCycle LA (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Provide grant and funding research support to this valuable organization and its programs. Organization Name: FoodCycle LA Organization Website: https://www.foodcyclela.org/ Organization Mission: Feeding hungry people, preventing food from going into landfills, and combating climate change. 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 preferred Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficiency in writing, communications or relevant field Time Commitment: flexible, minimum 3+ 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

Help Homeless Kittens! Pro Bono Social Media Manager Needed (Ages 55+)

​Quick Overview: ​Do you love being on social media and sharing posts about Heaven on Earth’s cats and kittens? Organization Name: Heaven on Earth Society for Animals Organization Website: https://heavenlypets.org/ Organization Mission: To transform the lives of homeless cats through rescue, sanctuary, and new beginnings. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We are seeking volunteers who have paid or volunteer experience using and managing social media, candidates currently pursuing education and/or working in social media preferred. Duties include: ● monitoring social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok (experience in TikTok required) ● coordinating traffic, posting content, and engaging with followers ● brainstorming campaign ideas ● reviewing analytics to gauge the success of campaigns ● providing suggestions for improving user experience on social platforms and internal processes ● assisting in the creation of performance reports ● may also need to take photos and video footage of cats, volunteers, and staff on-site Requirements: Ideal skills include; social media marketing; online engagement; verbal communication; organization; professionalism; customer focus; basic video editing skills preferred but not required. The position will be mainly remote and requires the use of a personal laptop computer, mobile device, and internet connection; requires the ability to be onsite to shoot live posts; photograph cats and kittens when they first arrive possibly with short notice; position works directly with the social media intern and finance & development coordinator. Each position requires an understanding of the work of Heaven on Earth, including our programs, mission, and history. While each opportunity requires unique skills or experience, all roles necessitate a consistent time commitment and an openness to receive feedback. Please note that as the needs of the organization grow, the positions may also evolve. Location and Time Commitment: All positions are based at Perry’s Place, will be approximately 8-10 hours per week, and report to the lifesaving programs manager. Duties can be performed remotely as noted. All current and future COVID-19 protocols will be observed including requiring face coverings, social distancing, hand washing onsite, and abiding by stay at home orders if/when required. We’d love to have your help!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Help Homeless Kittens! Pro Bono Reseller Needed (Ages 55+)

​Quick Overview: Do you have a knack for buying and selling online? Do you love to hunt for bargains and then turn around and sell them for a profit? Organization Name: Heaven on Earth Society for Animals Organization Website: https://heavenlypets.org/ Organization Mission: To transform the lives of homeless cats through rescue, sanctuary, and new beginnings. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We’re seeking volunteers to sell new and used items on internet based resale websites to raise money for Heaven on Earth. Items include vintage and estate sale pieces, cat-related novelty items, and other household items. Duties include: ● organizing and valuing donated items located onsite ● contacting donors and members of the public interested in donating items for information ● coordinating item deliveries ● posting items to popular trading websites ● monitoring sales and coordinating payments from buyers ● arranging for shipping or pick up ● assisting with advertisements and outreach Requirements: Ideal skills include excellent written and verbal communication; experience with cloud-based software including G Suite; ability to access internet-based resale websites; ability to generate compelling sales ads; take exceptional photographs of sale items; monitor and track online sales process; computer and telephone skills; professionalism; customer focus. Approximately 50% of duties will be performed onsite at Perry’s Place while 50% of duties can be performed on-site or remotely; remote work requires the use of a personal laptop computer and internet connection; position works directly with executive director and finance & development coordinator. Each position requires an understanding of the work of Heaven on Earth, including our programs, mission, and history. While each opportunity requires unique skills or experience, all roles necessitate a consistent time commitment and an openness to receive feedback. Please note that as the needs of the organization grow, the positions may also evolve. Locations & Time Commitment: All positions are based at Perry’s Place, will be approximately 8-10 hours per week, and report to the lifesaving programs manager. Duties can be performed remotely as noted. All current and future COVID-19 protocols will be observed including requiring face coverings, social distancing, hand washing onsite, and abiding by stay at home orders if/when required. We’d love to have your help!

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/21

Pro Bono Administrative Assistant for CVJP (Ages 55+)

Quick Overview: Help veterans by supporting CVJP's director with administrative duties. 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 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: We are looking for an experienced marketing volunteer who can grow the reach and recognition of CVJP while also promoting their work and virtual fundraising events throughout the year. As an administrative volunteer, you would be handling familiar tasks for administrative assistants, including incoming and outgoing emails, certain minor web taks, message coordinating other team members, setting up meetings and appointments, handling some minor editing tasks, tracking our tactical and stategic plans, assisting members with some of their needs, and generally gathering information. Requirements: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience in administration strongly preferred Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities 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

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 6/30/21

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