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

Mission: Prepare nutritious grocery bags for those living with HIV/AIDS. Impact: APLA Health and Wellness is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy. Volunteer Project: Volunteers help prepare grocery and nutrition bags for distribution through the Necessities of Life Program, which provides food and other basic necessities to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. Special Notes: APLA policy prohibits the following: tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, or open-toe shoes. APLA requires all volunteers to complete 1) an online application and 2) the release form packet. Tuberculosis is the leading cause of death for people living with HIV, so repeat volunteers must provide evidence of a negative TB test. Minors: Minors over 16 may volunteer for this project, but must bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. Accessibility: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles, CA

5/6/20 6:00 PM + more

Intake Call Center Volunteer

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Family Visitation Volunteer Coach

Quick Overview: A Family Visitation Center is a place where parents and children who have been separated due to abuse and/or neglect can have supervised visits in a setting that is conductive to parent/child interaction. Coaches provide an environment of safety while role modeling and motivating parents to do their best. Organization Name and Website: Friends of the Family, http://www.fofca.org Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of Friends of the Family is to foster strong families, resilient and joyful children, and vibrant communities by providing respectful, responsive family support programs in the greater Los Angeles area. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a volunteer coach, you will offer support, guidance, positive reinforcement, “cheerleading”, modeling of positive ineraction and behavior, suggestions for developmentally appropriate play and bonding activities, identificaion of additional need sof the parents and, to offer respect for the parent's role. Requirements: Volunteers must beat least 21 years of age, willing to be fingerprinted and screened, and must complete a 24-hour-no-cost training provided by Friends of the Family which includes all materials and ongoing supervision and support. Time commitment: Be available for 2 hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Safe Child Custody Exchange Volunteer/Coach

Become a “Friends of the Family” child custody monitor. Quick Overview: The Safe Child custody Exchange Program is for children whose parents are separted or divorced, and are in need of a safe place where custody exchanges can be conducted peacefully. To ensure the utmost security and safety for families, exchange sites are located at selected local police stations in the San Fernando Valley. Most exchanges takes place in the evenings and on the weekends. Organization Name and Website: Friends of the Family, http://www.fofca.org Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of Friends of the Family is to foster strong families, resilient and joyful children, and vibrant communities by providing respectful, responsive family support programs in the greater Los Angeles area. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The volunteer coach provides a safe environment where children can move from one custody of one parent to the other without a threat or conflict or violence. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 21 years of age, willing to be fingerprinted and screened, and must complete an 8-hour-no-cost training provided by Friends of the Family which includes all training materials and ongoing supervision and support. This volunteer commitment is for two hours per week for a minimum of 6 months.

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Administrative Volunteer (Skilled)

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Children & Family Activity Volunteer

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Adoption Counselor (Skilled)

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Grant Researcher/Writer (Pro Bono)

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Grant Researcher/Writing (For Volunteers age 55+)

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Grant/Funding Research (Pro Bono)

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Cat Rescue Outreach

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Cat Sanctuary Volunteers

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Psychiatrist Consultant

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

Culver City, CA

Through6/30/20

Lead Gardening Volunteer

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Digital Communications and Public Relations Strategist

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Financial Consultant

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Marketing Research

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Strategic Plan Development and Preparation (For Volunteers age 55+)

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in strategic planning, experience being on a board of directors, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to Angelenos in need (both two legged and four legged) consider volunteering with PalsNPets. Organization Name and Website: PalsNPetshttp://www.palsnpets.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: PalsNPets is dedicated to homeless pet owners and their pets. We are a unique kind of organization providing services and creating shelters specific to the needs of this group, who are often the most in need and we believe have a higher potential to turn their lives around. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced executive management person who can help PalsNPets with their strategic planning. The pro bono strategic planner we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Each volunteer is matched to a position and will meet with the Executive Director to ensure completion of the project. Develop or update strategic plan for the organization Diagram and document methods with tracking best practices Generate a report that analyzes the operation of the nonprofit Assess current systems and recommend improvement with established best practices Ensure all task are submitted by the deadline(s) Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely (depending upon the role) and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Experience in board of directors’ services and non-profits a plus Previous experience in strategic planning Proven record with developing and implementing a strategic plan Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus​ The time commitment is flexible, minimum of 3 months with approximately 5 hours each week (more if available), remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Marina del Rey, CA

Through6/30/20

Safety and Security Process Development

Quick Overview:If you have human resources experience or a talent for creating and writing Safety/Security protocols; Friends of the Family wants to ensure that all staff is aware of safety/security protocols and creating the best environment to serve their clients in a safe/secure building. Organization Name and Website: Friends of the Family http://www.fofca.org Mission or Broader Program Description:The mission of Friends of the Family is to foster strong families, thriving children, and vibrant communities by providing responsive and respectful family support programs. Friends of the Family is a comprehensive family resource center known for pioneering innovative, practical programs where families are recognized as central to a child’s well-being and are supported to build on their skills and strengths. Founded in 1972, the organization is a safety net of support for over 5,000 community members each year. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The goal of this project is to develop an actionable Safety and Security Manual for organization. Requirements: Past service in an HR role, professional development facilitator, and/or operations manager Previous workshop development and implementation Knowledge of best practices in organizational safety and security protocols The time commitment is flexible: To be determined collaboratively by volunteer and executive director.

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Grant Researcher/Writer (For Volunteers age 55+)

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

Through6/30/20

Data Entry

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in data entry or good computer skills, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to Angelenos in the San Fernando Valley, consider volunteering at North Valley Caring Services. Organization Name and Website: North Valley Caring Services http://nvcsinc...mp/index.html Mission or Broader Program Description: The mission of North Valley Caring Services is to empower neighborhood residents to build a vision of their community’s future and to actively engage in solving local problems Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a skill-based consultant for North Valley Caring Services, you will be entering important data into their database, and will be responsible for maintaining the strictest confidentiality when dealing with personal information. Requirements: Volunteers will need access to a computer and transportation for weekly meetings. Potential for remote work. Time Commitment is flexible, but a minimum of 2 hours per week is required.

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Customer Service Volunteer

Quick Overview: Customer Service Volunteers will help support staff in keeping the doors open for the AT Center, the first LGBT organization serving the recovery community in the nation. Mission or Broader Program Description: The purpose of the AT Center is to help alcoholic/addicted LGBT gain permanent remission of their disease, recover their lives and realize healthy, harmonious and prideful relationships with themselves, their lovers, families, friends and communities. The AT Center seeks to “treat” alcohol and otherwise-addicted LGBT through the peer counseling tools of fellowship and affiliation, the hallmarks of the 12-steps Program Movement. The results of treatment are sobriety, rehabilitation and the breaking of old, addiction-centered socialization patterns. Impact: Your volunteer efforts will allow the AT Center to run efficiently and offer continued programming to the LGBT community. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities/Requirements: Weekly, 5 hour shifts available Activities could include some of the following: Check meeting rooms for orderliness Sell concessions at concession stand Answer phones and make meeting referrals Help account for inventory Close and lock up facility Be a friendly, sober face of the AT Center for all who drop by

Los Angeles, CA

Through9/25/21

Nonprofit Serving Legal Needs of Veterans Looking for Board Members

Quick Overview: Seeking a well-connected leader who is passionate about serving our country’s veterans f and can leverage his/her networks. Organization Name and Website: Community Veterans Justice Project, https://www.cvjp.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: The Community Veteran Justice Project (CVJP) is dedicated to ensuring current and former military service members receive the information, support, and services they need to use California's Veteran Statutes to improve their lives. CVJP provides specific services, policy advocacy, and community education to assist justice-involved service members/veterans with obtaining alternative sentencing for some felonies, and diversion for misdemeanor cases. This can result in treatment rather than incarceration, some cases being dismissed, and records being sealed. Roles and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate has had a track-record of supporting veterans and legal services for disadvantaged communities and strong connections to decision makers who are in a position to positively impact CVJP. 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 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 CJVP The time commitment is 4-year service terms.

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

Medical Education Center Looking for Board Members

Quick Overview: Seeking a well-connected leader who is passionate about training the long term care providers and can leverage his/her networks. Organization Name and Website: California Long-Term Care Education Center, https://cltcec.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: CLTCEC is dedicated to providing educational opportunities as tools of empowerment for long term care workers to build better lives, provide quality care and meet and invest in the critical needs of the long-term care workforce. Roles and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate has had a track-record of supporting education and/or medical centers and strong connections to decision makers who are in a position to positively impact CLTCEC. 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 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 CLTCEC The time commitment is 2-year service terms.

Los Angeles, CA

Through6/30/20

TeleSocial Call Program

RSVP at L.A. Works is launching a Holiday TeleSocial Project for the month of December. We are looking for 20 volunteers callers who are excited about having social conversations with call-recipients. Our call recipients will be seniors who are homebound or have mobility issues that make it difficult to feel a part of their community. We will ask that each recipient receive one to two calls per week. It will be up to you and your recipient how long your conversations will have. The calls will be strictly social - meaning they will be about common interests, the holidays, etc. These calls are simply meant to brighten their days in the month of December and maybe, just maybe, establish a friendship where one did not exist before. Each volunteer caller will receive training from the RSVP Staff the week before calls are to begin. WHO IS THE ORGANIZATION: The RSVP Program at L.A. Works WHAT IS THIS: A social phone once or twice a week to help isolated members of our community. WHEN WILL IT TAKE PLACE: From the week beginning with December 9th, 2019 to the week ending on January 5th, 2020. There will be a caller training event during the first week of December, so each volunteer caller feels prepared to be that friendly voice on the other end of the phone. WHERE: From anywhere that you'd like to make your calls. Please note, you will be asked to use your personal phone. WHY: To make a difference in the lives of people around L.A. who might feel alone during the holidays.

Los Angeles, CA

Through1/5/21

Boutique Administrative Assistant Volunteer

Quick Overview: Bring career-honed adminitstrative and organizational skills to this non-profit aimed at helping underserved and vulnerable members of our city as they seek jobs. Organization Name and Website: Dress for Success World Wide - West Mission Description: Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tolls to help women thrive in work and in life. Project Description: This opportunity is ideal for those interested in non-profit administrative and workplace operations, communications, customer service, data management, leadership opportunities, and those interested in gaining experience in the non-profit sector in general. The Boutique Administrative Assistant Volunteer will provide support to the Branch Manager in assisting with the overall administrative workflow in order to increase efficiencies in the Dress for Success Worldwide – West boutique. Consistency in administrative operations will lead to an increase in clients receiving services and agency partnerships. Activities: Assist the Branch Manager in managing administrative aspects of the boutique relating to clients; including booking and confirming appointments, calendaring appointments, completing related paperwork and data entry Answer main phone line; assisting with answering questions and taking messages Work with Branch Manager to keep client calendar up to date and current Assist Branch Manager in maintaining a clean and safe work environment for staff, clients and volunteers Work with Branch Manager to create procedure checklists to follow for managing boutique administrative needs on a daily and weekly basis Take inventory of items on boutique floor and determine what needs to be restocked (e.g. clothing, shoes, purses, accessories and make-up) Organize and track items received that are not appropriate for the boutique or Closet Sale and need to be donated Help prepare for Closet Sales as needed ​Other duties as assigned ​Desired Qualifications: Possess a passion for the Dress for Success mission Have a professional attitude and a friendly, positive approach Have an interest in learning about the barriers that women face to joining and thriving in the work place, as well as ways to overcome those barriers Excellent oral and written communication skills Detail-oriented and highly organized Excellent trouble-shooting skills Proficient in basic computer and Internet skills; ability to use and navigate Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel Confidence in learning new online platforms Willingness to work occasional evenings or weekends for various events (rare) Ability to meet deadlines A problem-solver and self-motivated individual who enjoys working in a team oriented environment Per the request of the organization, only female identifying applicants are invited to participate. For other volunteer opportunities like this please visit our Pro Bono webpage. Time frame: January 2020 – December 2020 Multiple shifts available Monday – Saturday. Full-time or part-time. Office hours: Monday to Saturday - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Site: Dress for Success Worldwide – West Office Supervision: Frequent contact with the Branch Manager to monitor progress on individual projects as they. The Branch Manager will provide direct supervision and instruction to the intern during his/her internship stay with Dress for Success Worldwide – West. The Branch Manager will assign tasks, monitor progress, and track completion of projects. The Branch Manager will be responsible for signing off on all documents required by the intern’s program.

Los Angeles, CA

Through12/3/20

Webmaster (For Volunteers age 55+)

Quick Overview: If you are passionate about advocating, supporting, and promoting older adult services and programs to improve the quality of life of the older adult population and have an understanding of web building and management, then consider volunteering as a website manager for Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA). Organization Name: City of Los Angeles, Department of Aging, Purposeful Aging Los Angeles Program Description: The Purposeful Aging Los Angeles Initiative (PALA) is a groundbreaking initiative and partnership, between the County and the City of Los Angeles to help the Los Angeles region prepare for a dramatic demographic shift in the older adult population that will occur by 2030. PALA’s ultimate goal is to make the Los Angeles region the most age‐friendly in the world. Description: We are looking for experienced web designers or managers who can maintain day to day functionality for the PALA website. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Plans website design functionality Develops website navigation by categorizing content May assist in developing website content and graphics; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc. Potentially protects website by designing and installing security precautions Desired Qualifications: Experience in web design or coding Proven experience as a graphic designer a plus Working knowledge Word Press Outstanding organizational and planning abilities 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

Through6/30/20

Grant Researcher/Writer (For Volunteers age 55+)

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. 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. 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

Through6/30/20

Court Appointed Special Advocate

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! Program Description: 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. They 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. 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 visiting 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. 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. Time Commitment: An estimated 15 hours per month. 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. Travelling is necessary as the duties of a CASA volunteer include monthly, face-to-face contact with a child wherever he or she is residing. Travelling may also be necessary for information gathering with parties related to the case as scheduled. There are several steps involved in becoming a CASA. You must attend an 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. *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

Through12/31/20

Self-Help Conservatorship Clinic Volunteer

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

Through6/30/20

Event Photography and Videography

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

Through6/30/20

Project Management Volunteer

Quick Overview: The volunteer will be working with The RSVP Team at LA Works to set up and administer a new Telecare program for isolated seniors around Los Angeles. Organization Name and Website: The RSVP Program at LA Works https://www.laworks.com/rsvp Mission or Broader Program Description: 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. Description: This volunteer will be working with staff to create the standard operating procedures for a brand new telecare program and to set up and oversee the management of the program's procedures. Procedures will include recruiting, matching callers with call recipients, and tracking volunteer hours on a weekly basis. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Creating, organizing and managing the matching of volunteer callers to call recipients. Creating, organizing and managing the tracking of volunteer hours. Organizing paper and electronic files Data entry Create calendars, forms, and other necessary materials Internet Research Other organizational duties as required Good communication and writing skills Exudes an outgoing and pleasant attitude Detail-oriented and well-organized Reliable "team player" Confident self-starter Ability to perform multiple tasks Ability and willingness to learn on the job Knowledge of Microsoft Office/Outlook/Excel Desired Qualifications: Volunteers must be comfortable with using a computer and internet to accomplish clerical work. Time commitment is a minimum of 10 hours per week for 4 to 6 months.

Through6/30/20

Website Manager

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 understanding of web building and management, then consider a volunteering as a website manager 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 web designers or managers who can maintain day to day functionality the website for Women in Media. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Plans website design functionality Develops website navigation by categorizing content May assist in developing website content and graphics; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc. Potentially protects website by designing and installing security precautions Desired Qualifications: Experience in web design or coding Proven experience as a graphic designer a plus Working knowledge Word Press Outstanding organizational and planning abilities 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.

Through6/30/20

Strategic Plan Development and Preparation

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a nonprofit, has experience with strategic planning, and wants to help a nonprofit grow their impact to help more foster and homeless youth in Los Angeles succeed in school and in life, consider volunteering with The Academy Project. Organization Name and Website: The Academy Project http://www.theacademyproject.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: The Academy Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working with foster and homeless youth in South Los Angeles to improve life and academic outcomes through holistic support, community, education, and empowerment. We offer two programs: Camp Xavier, our summer program and The Co-Op, our after-school program. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced executive management professional who can help The Academy Project create a strong and sustainable strategic plan. The pro bono strategic planner we are looking for will have experience in creating a clear plan for an organization that will help it grow and expand its services, excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills, and a passion for helping our most vulnerable citizens, our children. The volunteer will meet with the Executive Director and Board to ensure completion of the project. Develop a strategic plan for the organization with input from The Board of Directors, The Executive Director, and other major stakeholders. Diagram and document methods tracking best practices, potentially including a Theory of Change model. Generate a report that analyzes the operations of the nonprofit and assess current systems. Help create a robust strategic plan that will bring the organization to a sustainable position for growth over the next three years. Ensure all tasks are submitted by the deadline(s) Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely. Meetings with the Board and Executive Director will likely be essential to the process. Previous experience in strategic planning Proven record with developing and implementing a strategic plan Experience working with nonprofit organizations is a plus, but not necessary Outstanding collaborative, organizational and planning abilities Working knowledge of MS Office and/or Google Docs Proficient in writing and communications Passionate about The Academy Project’s mission and vision. ​ The Board and Executive Director are committed to taking the time necessary to create a strategic 3-year plan. The Pro Bono advisor will have their full participation. The time commitment is flexible, minimum of 3 months with approximately 5 hours each week (more if available), remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Through6/30/20

Strategic Plan Development and Preparation

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in strategic planning, experience being on a board of directors, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to Angelenos in need, consider volunteering with The Foundation . Organization Name and Website: The Foundation for Senior Services, http://foundationforseniorservices.org/ Mission or Broader 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. Bring together a team of qualified, experience professional and businesses, to "link the community to the needs of seniors" by providing quality services at every level of senior care. Give back to seniors in need through fund-raising and charitable giving, to provide supplemental funding awards to qualified seniors. Encourage other senior care specialists to become an active part of the Foundation and advance our diversity and positive impact in the senor community by developing strong strategic partner alliances. Recognize the accomplishments of our member specialists and provide educational resources to advance their professional development and business growth. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for an experienced executive management person who can help the Foundation with their strategic planning. The pro bono strategic planner we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Each volunteer is matched to a position and will meet with the Executive Director to ensure completion of the project. Develop or update strategic plan for the organization Diagram and document methods with tracking best practices Generate a report that analyzes the operation of the nonprofit Assess current systems and recommend improvement with established best practices Ensure all task are submitted by the deadline(s) Requirements: Volunteers can work remotely (depending upon the role) and will receive support from L.A. Works Pro Bono Coordinator. Experience in board of directors’ services and non-profits a plus Previous experience in strategic planning Proven record with developing and implementing a strategic plan Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus​ The time commitment is flexible, minimum of 3 months with approximately 5 hours each week (more if available), remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Through6/30/20

Administrative and Office Volunteer

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an expertise in strategic planning, experience being on a board of directors, and want to help a nonprofit grow their impact to Angelenos in need, consider volunteering with The Foundation . Organization Name and Website: The Foundation for Senior Services, http://foundationforseniorservices.org/ Mission or Broader 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. Bring together a team of qualified, experience professional and businesses, to "link the community to the needs of seniors" by providing quality services at every level of senior care. Give back to seniors in need through fund-raising and charitable giving, to provide supplemental funding awards to qualified seniors. Encourage other senior care specialists to become an active part of the Foundation and advance our diversity and positive impact in the senor community by developing strong strategic partner alliances. Recognize the accomplishments of our member specialists and provide educational resources to advance their professional development and business growth. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Data Entry Organizing and managing the front desk Organizing paper and electronic files Create flyers, calendars, etc. Internet Research Other organizational duties as required Good communication and writing skills Exudes an outgoing and pleasant attitude Detail oriented and well-organized Ability and willingness to learn on the job Knowledge of Microsoft Office/Outlook/Excel Requirements: Volunteers will need access to a computer and transportation for any in person meetings. Potential for remote work. Willingness to learn the functions and features of the Foundation’s website applications Time Commitment is flexible, but is a minimum of 4 hours per week for at least 3 months

Through6/30/20

San Fernando Valley Cat Sanctuary Looking for Board Members

Quick Overview: Seeking a well-connected leader who is passionate about addressing the stray cat issue in L.A. and can leverage his/her networks. Organization Name and Website: Heaven on Earth, http://heavenlypets.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Heaven on Earth Society for Animals, founded in February of 2000 by Eri Cronkhite, began with a dream and the determination to make it happen. Inspired by a goal to end the senseless suffering and destruction of homeless animals due to the overpopulation crisis, Eri developed an adoptions program for rescued strays and focused efforts on spay-neuter services. Roles and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate has had a track-record of supporting stray cats and strong connections to decision makers who are in a position to positively impact Heaven on Earth. 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 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 Heaven on Earth The time commitment is 3-year service terms.

Through6/30/20

Nonprofit Assisting South L.A. Students Looking for Board Members

Quick Overview: Seeking a well-connected leader who is passionate about improving education for disadvantaged communities and can leverage his/her networks. Organization Name and Website: The Academy Project http://www.theacademyproject.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: The Academy Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working with foster and homeless youth in South Los Angeles to improve life and academic outcomes through holistic support, community, education, and empowerment. We offer two programs: Camp Xavier, our summer program and The Co-Op, our after-school program. Roles and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate has had a track-record of supporting education for disadvantaged communities and strong connections to decision makers who are in a position to positively impact The Academy Project. 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 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 The Academy Project The time commitment is 2-year service terms.

Through6/30/20

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.

Through6/30/20

Nonprofit Building Gender Equality in Entertainment Looking for Board Members

Quick Overview: Seeking a well-connected leader who is passionate about creating equality and equity in the entertainment business and can leverage his/her networks. 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. Roles and Responsibilities: The ideal candidate has had a track-record of supporting gender parity and equality and strong connections to decision makers who are in a position to positively impact Women in Media. 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 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 Women in Media The time commitment is 2-year service terms.

Through6/30/20

Grant Writer (For Volunteers age 55+)

Quick Overview: If you are passionate about advocating, supporting, and promoting older adult services and programs to improve the quality of life of the older adult population and have experience as a grant writer, then consider volunteering as a Grant Writer for Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA). Organization Name: City of Los Angeles, Department of Aging, Purposeful Aging Los Angeles Description: The Grant Writer is to research, 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 Purposeful Aging Los Angeles (PALA). Must be able to meet deadlines. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Investigate and identify prospective funding sources through colleagues, directories, periodicals,and internet research Research and initiate relationships with new prospective funders Write letters of inquiry and solicitations Match prospective funding sources with institutional priorities Prepare and Submit Applications for Foundation, Corporate and Government Funders Draft compelling grant proposal narratives for general operating and restricted project grants;assist with drafting corporate proposals as needed Verify that proposals have been received and that appropriate follow‐up has occurred Maintain grant calendar and track submissions and results Work with Planning staff to ensure grant‐funded projects are on‐track and that obligations are fulfilled within the terms of the grant agreement Submit project revisions to funders as necessary Desired Qualifications: Must demonstrate strong presentation, communication and organizational skills. Must demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and Adobe Acrobat. Excellent grammar and strong research skills

Through6/30/20

Virtual Mentors: Empower Homeless Families

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. 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 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 and can be done from anywhere, including the comfort of your home. COMMITMENT: Mentors commit to twice-monthly sessions, for 12 - 18 months total. HOW: Imagine LA’s professional staff of social workers trains the volunteers in 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 and guide our volunteer mentors with families emerging from homelessness or at severe risk of homelessness. 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 the opportunity leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button below.

Through3/23/21

National Community Service