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Be Part of the Give-Back Generation

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

Join a community of like-minded people making a difference

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

· Volunteer opportunities only available to RSVP members 

· Special discounts and rewards from our nonprofit and business partners

· Supplemental insurance during volunteer activities 

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

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323-224-6510 x 104
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*STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food with AIDS Project L.A.

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

3/29/19 5:00 PM +more

César Chávez Day of Service 2019

Event Description: On Monday, April 1st, join the L.A. Works RSVP Team to beautify a Title I high school in East LA. Title I schools have a high proportion of low-income students, and can always use some extra help. This special Day of Service is intended to honor the legacy of Cesar Chavez and inspire a culture of service in the local community. The event will include light breakfast, lunch and painting activity. Volunteer Project: Volunteers will participate in a special mural project to honor Cesar Chavez. Check-in: Please arrive at 8:30 am. Dress Code: Casual attire and sneakers (sturdy closed-toe shoes). Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Wear sunscreen, a hat and bring your own eco-friendly water bottle if you have one. 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 rsvp@laworks.com. Questions? Email the Opportunity Leader below. If you would like to volunteer for this opportunity, please click on the SIGN UP button.

Los Angeles, CA

4/1/19 9:00 AM

Help Someone Find a Job

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

Santa Monica, CA

4/6/19 9:00 AM +more

Mock Interviewers Needed!

Use your personal experience to help youth seeking jobs. WHO: The Boys and Girls Club runs a program for high school teens geared towards assessing their strengths and interests, building job search skills, and preparing to join the workforce. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the skills to apply for jobs or internships. WHAT: As the culmination of this program, students participate in mock job interviews. Volunteers are needed to role play as employers during mock interviews. REQUIREMENTS: For our RSVP volunteers - age 55 & over. 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.

Los Angeles, CA

4/8/19 3:30 PM +more

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

Join us at the Audubon Center at Debs Park's nursery to cultivate native vegetation and recreate a natural, sustainable park-scape. WHO: The Audubon Center at Debs Park's mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world with nature-based education and community programs. WHEN: The 3rd Friday of every month at 9 am WHERE: Northeast LA, exact address to be disclosed once you register below. WHY: Help restore bird habitat with native plants in a beautiful urban park. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy to moderate REQUIREMENTS: Must be an RSVP Member ACCESSIBILITY: Street parking only. *This project is managed by L.A. Works for our nonprofit partner and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles, CA

4/19/19 9:00 AM +more

Share your Job and Career Experience

Use your personal experience to help youth seeking jobs. WHO: The Boys and Girls Club runs a program for high school teens geared towards assessing their strengths and interests, building job search skills, and preparing them to join the workforce. Upon completion of the program, participants will have the skills to apply to for summer jobs or internships. WHAT: Volunteers are needed to share their job seek experience. Each volunteer will have the opportunity to talk about their job and career experience: What is their job? How did they get it? What education did it require? Tips? Suggestions? Then we'll open it up to questions from the students. REQUIREMENTS: For our RSVP volunteers - age 55 & over 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.

Los Angeles, CA

4/22/19 3:30 PM +more

L.A. Works Day Pop-Up 2019: RSVP Team

Overview: L.A. Works connects diverse communities to create a just, equitable, and vibrant LA using service as a tool for transformation. At our Pop-Up Day of Service event, held for the first time in Culver City, more than 600 community and corporate volunteers will join together to address critical issues contributing to income inequality. Program Description: This is a fun, family-friendly event in Culver City that includes a kick-off ceremony with celebrities and elected officials, music, food, and a festive volunteer fair. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers should be ready to pack school supplies, sort and tag donated clothing, and decorate baby onesies. Requirements: Casual attire and sneakers (sturdy closed-toe shoes). Please wear clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Wear sunscreen, a hat, and bring your own eco-friendly water bottle if you have one. Lunch is generously provided by the Jonathan Club. Coffee and light pastries will also be available in the morning during the kick-off. Time commitment: In order to participate in the event, volunteers must arrive at 8:30 AM. The event ends at 1:30 PM. Sponsors: Companies bring out their employees to volunteer together to boost morale and give back to their local community. Join our growing list of sponsors by emailing kim@laworks.com. 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.

Culver City, CA

6/15/19 8:00 AM

Intake Call Center Volunteer

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Online Educational Course Assistant

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

Santa Monica, CA

Through 6/30/19

Safe Child Custody Exchange Monitor

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Family Visitation Coach

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Join Career Conversations

Quick Overview: Have an interesting career? Be on a panel to share your career path with teens. Mission or Broader Program Description: Teen'Scape is the young adult department at the Central Library, providing teens with a place of their own to work on computers, study, read, and relax. Teen'Scape hosts monthly Career Conversations with panelists who provide advice in exploring careers in a wide variety of areas including arts, writing, medicine, technology, etc. Impact: Inspire youth and give advice on what it takes to follow their passion. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Be a panelist and answer questions about your career. Sessions are recorded for podcast.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 3/28/19

Adoption Counselor (Skilled)

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Marketing Campaign (Pro Bono)

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have a background in marketing, dance, or education we are looking for experienced individuals to work with City Ballet of Los Angeles for a major marketing campaign. Organization Name and Website: City Ballet of Los Angeles, http://www.cityballetofla.org Mission or Broader Program Description: City Ballet of Los Angeles has a mission 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. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: 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. Research, develop, and implement best practices for marketing Creation and review of material for maximum impact Consult and advise on existing strategies Ensure all final marketing product is completed in a timely manner Requirements: Experience in philanthropy and nonprofits, a plus Proven experience in marketing Working knowledge of design software preferred Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field, a plus The time commitment is flexible. Hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Accountant/Financial Consultant (Pro-Bono)

Quick Overview:Urban Voices Project need help with best financial practices for the nonprofit business model and assistant in organizing their records, so they can continue to make an impact on the ever-growing population experiencing homelessness in DTLA. Organization Name and Website: Urban Voices Project, http://urbanvoicesproject.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Urban Voices Project is a community outreach and engagement initiative that brings the healing power of music directly to individuals disenfranchised by homelessness, mental health issues, and unemployment. Community singing and music education combine to provide practical opportunities for individuals to transcend their current circumstances and participate in a creative program of positive change throughout LA County. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Do you a background in accounting? Have you held a financial officer position for a nonprofit (or business)? Urban Voices Project is an emerging LA-based nonprofit operating in DTLA. 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 If this interests you and you want to leave a lasting legacy on the nonprofit world in LA, please read further and express interest below. Requirements: Accounting background Experience in the non-profit world is ideal Abel to relay information and train paid staff on best practices Time commitment of 6-8 hours per month for 3-4 months. Flexible with your schedule. Potential to work remotely.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Operations Manager (Pro Bono)

Quick Overview: Urban Voices Project need help with developing best practices around employment benefits and organizational liability insurance. Organization Name and Website: Urban Voices Project, http://urbanvoicesproject.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Urban Voices Project is a community outreach and engagement initiative that brings the healing power of music directly to individuals disenfranchised by homelessness, mental health issues, and unemployment. Community singing and music education combine to provide practical opportunities for individuals to transcend their current circumstances and participate in a creative program of positive change throughout LA County. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Pro Bono Operations Manager Opportunity. Do you have a background in HR or operations? Have you held that position for a nonprofit (or business)? Urban Voices Project is an emerging LA-based nonprofit operating in DTLA. If this interests you and you want to leave a lasting legacy on the nonprofit world in LA, please read further and express interest below. Assess the organization's insurance needs and identify appropriate liability insurance options. Assess current keeping system/practices. Lead development of a process for updating those systems. Implement and lead staff on organizational operations best practices. Requirements: HR or operations background Experience in the non-profit world is a plus Able to relay information and train paid staff on best practices Time commitment of 6-8 hours per month for 3 months. Flexible with your schedule. Potential to work remotely.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Board Development (Pro Bono)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a passionate board coach with executive-level nonprofit management and training experience. Organization Name and Website: Community Veterans Justice Project, https://www.cvjp.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: The Community Veteran Justice Project (CVJP) is dedicated to ensuring current and former military service members receive the information, support, and services they need to use California's Veteran Statutes to improve their lives. CVJP provides specific services, policy advocacy, and community education to assist justice-involved service members/veterans with obtaining alternative sentencing for some felonies, and diversion for misdemeanor cases. This can result in treatment rather than incarceration, some cases being dismissed, and records being sealed. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The right candidate will know what it takes to organize and help us build a strong committed active board to utilize their strengths and connections to the community we serve. We need our board to help raise sustainable funds for sustainable staff and help our project grow and develop to its full potential. Develop long-range and short term business plan. Meet as necessary to discuss strategy and ongoing board concerns to increase the efficacy of their efforts. Work with the Executive Director on best practices for board development. Establish corporate sponsorship and fundraising efforts to grow CJVP's impact on veterans. Requirements: Previous experience serving on a nonprofit board, and previous experience in board coaching required. A good network of contacts in corporate sponsorships a plus. Ability to communicate clearly and be task oriented. Time commitment of 3-5 hours per week for at least 3 months

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Grant/Funding Research (Pro Bono)

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Cat Sanctuary Volunteers

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Outreach

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Social Media/Website Rebranding (Pro Bono)

Quick Overview: Support virtually this valuable non-profit and its image online. Organization Name and Website: Community Veterans Justice Project, https://www.cvjp.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: The Community Veteran Justice Project (CVJP) is dedicated to ensuring current and former military service members receive the information, support, and services they need to use California's Veteran Statutes to improve their lives. CVJP provides specific services, policy advocacy, and community education to assist justice-involved service members/veterans with obtaining alternative sentencing for some felonies, and diversion for misdemeanor cases. This can result in treatment rather than incarceration, some cases being dismissed, and records being sealed. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Social media development a plus Plans site design functionality, develop online intake forms, testimonials Develops site navigation by categorizing content May assist in developing site content and graphics; designing images, icons, banners, audio enhancements, etc. Protects the site by designing and installing security precautions Requirements: Web Graphic Design, Web Savvy, Planning, Web User Interface Design, Web Programming Skills, Teamwork, Illustration Tools, Multimedia Content Development, Understanding Browser Capabilities, Internet Presence, Verbal Communication

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Operations Manager (Pro Bono)

Quick Overview: Form, lead, and become part of a team in The Eartways non-profit organization. Organization Name and Website: The Earthways, http://bigeqcampaign.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Only about 10% of Los Angeles and California schools fully implement the programs and practices of social-emotional learning despite their proven positive effects on academic success as well as mitigating the negative realities of school violence, disengagement, drug usage, digital addiction, and suicides. The Earthways project named The California Social Emotional Learning Alliance has a dominantly LA-based membership composed of 200 educators, program providers and members of community organizations who have come together to take grassroots actions to overcome public ignorance of and bureaucratic resistance to implementing these remarkable learnings in all state schools. Earthways companion project, the Big EQ Campaign, is a media-focused advocacy campaign (advertising and public relations) meant to overcome parent and public ignorance of these game-changing programs and practices and drive support for them. Mayor Garcetti is among the campaign's endorsers. The senior leadership of both organizations is provided by Jay Levin, founder of the LA Weekly. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The volunteer will be coordinating a variety of member action teams already in place or being built and well as helping to expand on our current 85 organization members, As with any operational and general management, you would stay apprised of and lead/coordinate the leaders of the institutional efforts listed in the Overview above, helping with recruitment if needed, and also integrate those responsible for information flow. Requirements: Be very well organized and able to handle details and develop strategic and tactical plans. Be good with people, creative when needed, enjoy a supportive leadership role, and be a self-starter. Bi-lingual in Spanish would be helpful but not a deal breaker if not. Time Commitment: A flexible work availability schedule is of value.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

HR/Operations

Quick Overview: Open Paths is looking for an experienced volunteer to assist their staff development professionally. Organization Name and Website: Open Paths Counseling 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 goal of this project is to develop an actionable employee handbook with standard operating procedures. They want to ensure that all staff is aware of policies and protocol creating the best environment to serve their clients and for their employees are successful. Create an organizational operations manual that includes all of the agency’s systems, processes, and protocols. Requirements: Past service in an HR role, professional development facilitator, and/or operations manager Previous workshop development and implementation Knowledge of best practices in staff management and development The time commitment is flexible - To be determined collaboratively by volunteer and executive director.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/19

Social Media/Marketing

Quick Overview: Open Paths is looking to expand its brand and footprint in the digital realm. 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: 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. Requirements: Web Graphic Design, Web Savvy, Planning, Web User Interface Design, Web Programming Skills, Teamwork, Illustration Tools, Multimedia Content Development, Understanding Browser Capabilities, Internet Presence, Verbal Communication. The time commitment is flexible - To be determined collaboratively by volunteer and executive director.

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/19

Psychiatrist Consultant

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

Culver City, CA

Through 6/30/19

Database Manager

Quick Overview: Volunteers will assist a small nonprofit help veterans achieve justice by comprehensive tracking of their cases. 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: Maintain tracking case notes, transfer to the new database all data/cases. Can be completed remotely. Requirements: Knowledge of CRM software, computer skills, programming, data entry. The time commitment is up for discussion.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Interior Design Coordinator

Quick Overview: Step Up is seeking an interior design consultant to help us create a new open-plan workspace for our growing field staff offices in the Los Angeles area. Organization Name and Website: Step Up On Second, Inc. http://www.stepuponsecond.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Step Up is a nationally recognized non-profit provider of permanent supportive housing, vocational opportunities, and member-driven supportive services for individuals experiencing mental health conditions and long term homelessness. Step Up has a staff of almost 220 people serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties. Step Up Los Angeles has 9 housing projects serving members throughout Santa Monica, Hollywood and the VA in West Los Angeles, as well as numerous field-based staff offices. Step Up's mission is to deliver compassionate support to people experiencing serious mental illness to help them recover, stabilize, and integrate into the community. Through dynamic partnerships, Step Up provides positive social and learning environments, vocational training, permanent supportive housing opportunities, and recovery services to empower individuals to cultivate lives of hope and dignity. Step Up exercises innovative leadership and advocacy to increase public understanding, support and acceptance of all people living with mental illness. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The volunteer will help Step Up staff improve their overall working environment by helping envision and design a plan that includes tables and work stations, in place of individual desks. By working on this office design with staff, the volunteer will help increase the number of flexible work stations and create a cleaner, more efficient space. The volunteer’s actions will enhance our core value of collaborative relationships by supporting staff partnerships to share resources knowledge and experiences. Brainstorming design ideas and research for inspiration Designing preliminary concepts, design plans, all design elements within the client's scope of work Creating floor plans, elevations, space planning using AutoCAD Creating color palettes Specifying materials and furnishings Ordering materials and furnishings to be purchased by the client. Following up with the client to ensure design specifications have been met. Requirements: Proficient in Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, and general office experience (preferred) Office space planning Office furniture knowledge Color knowledge Organized, detail oriented, and ability to multi-task Works well with the team

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Videographer

Quick Overview: Work with this valuable organization to generate a video that will impact high school teenagers and their transition to college. Organization Name and Website: Families In Schools, http://www.familiesinschools.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Families In Schools (FIS) recognizes the value of strong family-school partnerships in supporting student achievement. Consequently, we provide programs and professional development that fosters authentic parent engagement by building the skills, knowledge, and confidence of both parents and staff on how to work together. FIS targets low-income and underserved communities recognizing that access to quality education continues to be the gateway out of poverty and the road to the American dream. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We are looking for a volunteer to help us interview college students that want to give advice to 12th graders about their transition to college. Requirements: Video and Editing background (preferred) Flexible and comfortable with the review process (required) The time commitment can be flexible, but a minimum of 3 hours per week is required.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Marketing Segmentation

Quick Overview: We are looking for a volunteer that can help us on a long-term project to research best practices to segment lists, create a protocol handbook as well as support with tagging and categorizing contacts. Organization Name and Website: Families In Schools, http://www.familiesinschools.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Families In Schools (FIS) recognizes the value of strong family-school partnerships in supporting student achievement. Consequently, we provide programs and professional development that fosters authentic parent engagement by building the skills, knowledge, and confidence of both parents and staff on how to work together. FIS targets low-income and underserved communities recognizing that access to quality education continues to be the gateway out of poverty and the road to the American dream. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As of today, Families In Schools has a list of over 22,000 contacts in our database. The volunteer’s support will help us send targeted communications and help get our message to the right audiences. Requirements: Interest in Data Management or Marketing Operations (required) Willing to work in a team to fulfill a project (required) Experience with data management systems (preferred but not required) The time commitment can be flexible, but a minimum of 6 hours per week is required.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Graphic Design

Quick Overview: Families In Schools has many workshops, curriculums, and training that they offer to schools. All the content is ready to go, and we need someone to help us stay on brand but stand out from the crowd. Organization Name and Website: Families In Schools, http://www.familiesinschools.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Families In Schools (FIS) recognizes the value of strong family-school partnerships in supporting student achievement. Consequently, we provide programs and professional development that fosters authentic parent engagement by building the skills, knowledge, and confidence of both parents and staff on how to work together. FIS targets low-income and underserved communities recognizing that access to quality education continues to be the gateway out of poverty and the road to the American dream. Requirements: Graphic design background (preferred) Flexible and comfortable with the review process (required) The time commitment is flexible, but a minimum of 3 hours per week is required.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Blogger/Writer

Quick Overview: Every year, Families In Schools hosts a series of workshops and training for teachers and/or parents. We are looking for a blogger/or writer to write 1-2 blog posts per month to help us promote FIS' work around parent engagement and the workshops and training that we conduct. Organization Name and Website: Families In Schools, http://www.familiesinschools.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Families In Schools (FIS) recognizes the value of strong family-school partnerships in supporting student achievement. Consequently, we provide programs and professional development that fosters authentic parent engagement by building the skills, knowledge, and confidence of both parents and staff on how to work together. FIS targets low-income and underserved communities recognizing that access to quality education continues to be the gateway out of poverty and the road to the American dream. Requirements: A background in writing, journalism, and/or education (preferred) Flexible and comfortable with the review process (required) The time commitment is flexible, but a minimum of 3 hours per week is required.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Lead Gardening Volunteer

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Accounting Assistant

Quick Over View: Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) is looking for help in their finance department in order to better serve thier community. This is a data entry, administrative role. Organization Name and Website: Children's Institute, Inc http://www.childrensinstitute.org Mission or Broader Program Description: Children’s Institute, Inc. (CII) helps children in Los Angeles’s most challenged communities heal from the trauma of family and community violence, build the confidence and skills to break through the barriers of poverty, and grow up to lead healthy, productive lives. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a skill-based volunteer for CII, you will be entering important data into their database for purchasing and accounts payable. You will also be responsible for maintaining the strictest confidentiality when dealing with personal information. Requirements: Highly organized, able to work independently, previous data entry or administrative experience preferred. Time commitment is flexible, but a minimum of 2 hours per week is required during regular business hours.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Family Visit Mentor

WHO: Friends of the Family currently provides a range of programs designed to strengthen family members at all ages and stages of life. WHAT: As a visitation mentor, you would support, "cheerlead" and overall assist the parent in ensuring that the visit goes smoothly, providing re-direction when needed. WHEN: The commitment is 6-12 months for 2 hours/week WHERE: North Hills, address to be given once you register below. WHY: Help us provide a safe and family friendly environment for parents who have been granted weekly supervised visitation rights to visit their child. ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy REQUIREMENTS: Must be age 21 and over Complete a 24 hour training Certification provided at no cost to participant. ACCESSABILITY: Onsite parking * This project is managed and lead by our nonprofit partner. L.A. Works is nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 3/29/19

Marketing (Pro Bono)

Quick Overview: Operation Confidence is looking to expand on their marketing efforts to assist even more veterans in Los Angeles. They are looking for volunteers with skill and experience. Volunteer with Operation Confidence to make a difference in a disabled veteran’s life! Organization Name and Website: Operation Confidence, https://www.operationconfidence.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: 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: 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 a dedicated L.A. Works employee. Requirements: The time commitment is flexible, 2+ hours each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Through 6/30/19

Self-Help Conservatorship Clinic Volunteer

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

Through 6/30/19

Event Photography and Videography

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

Through 6/30/19

Grant Researcher/Writer (Pro Bono)

Quick Overview: 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. 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 grant writers/fundraisers/networkers who can research and identify funding for Operation Confidence. The pro bono grant 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. 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: 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, 2+ hours each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Through 6/30/19

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