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

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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RSVP Volunteer (age 55+): MLK Jr. Day of Service 2019

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., this year we'll be serving at George Washington Carver Middle School. Impact: Studies have shown that student achievement can be affected either positively or negatively by the school environment. School beautification is a great way to increase morale and motivate students. Beautiful and clean facilities push students in the right direction by giving them an uplifting, positive space to work and grow in. They will come into school knowing that they're worth something because someone took the time to take care of a place they call home for eight or more hours of the day. Volunteer Project: Volunteers will put their skills to use in various beautification projects throughout the school campus. Our goal is to enhance the learning environment with color, fresh paint, and murals. We would also like to encourage outdoor learning via gardening projects, including building benches for outdoor classrooms and seating. Date: January 21st, 2018 Location: George Washington Carver Middle School, 4410 McKinley Ave Time: Please arrive at 9:00 am to check-in at our registration tables. Waivers & Minors: All volunteers will need to fill out the LAUSD Waiver and the L.A. Works Waiver at the time of registration. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian an L.A. Works Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. Volunteers under the age of 14 must have a parent/guardian with them. Volunteers under the age of 14 cannot create L.A. Works Accounts so parents/guardians must create a Team to sign up their family. See note below under the section "Teams/Groups." 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 info@laworks.com. Teams/Groups: We encourage groups to join us for the big day. Volunteers are assigned to projects on a first-come, first-served basis. We cannot guarantee that your group will be able to volunteer for the same project. To increase your chance of volunteering with your group, please come early and arrive together. 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

1/21/19 9:00 AM

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

What: Prepare nutritious grocery bags for those living with HIV/AIDS. AIDS Project LA (APLA) 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: Throughout the month, L.A. Works 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 Note: AIDS Project L.A. policy prohibits the following: tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals or open-toe shoes. All Minors: Any volunteer under the age of 18 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

1/25/19 5:00 PM +more

Valentines For Vets

Everyone could use a little love on Valentines Day, and we'll be showing it to Veterans by creating Valentines cards for them! Make a homemade card along with a personal note. Your cards will be collected and delivered on the 14th in time to bring a smile to someone. Volunteer Roles & Time Commitment: Join us in making cards to show our heroic Veterans your gratitude for their sacrifices and achievements serving our country. Requirements: Must be an RSVP Member A positive can-do attitude. Location: Exact address will be given upon registration. Benefits: Socialize with fellow volunteers, enjoy delicious treats & honor our vets!

Los Angeles, CA

2/5/19 1:30 PM

Homeless Connect Day - Los Feliz

Quick Overview: Be matched one-on-one with folks experiencing homelessness to guide them through a service connect day. Impact: Homeless Connect Days help provide free services to individuals and families experiencing homelessness, to connect them to services and provide a holistic approach to ending homelessness. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Participate in conversation/bonding with clients, manage clothing donations, manage coat/bag check, navigate clients to service providers (correct tables), and generally create a positive and nurturing environment for clients (we’re looking into board games and potential art opportunities). Requirements: Mentors must be over the age of 18. Must be interested in being engaged around homelessness services. Actual event is from 10:00am - 2:00pm Volunteers needed from 9:00am-3:00pm Shifts are available if volunteers cannot serve the entire day. Please contact the opportunity leader below.

Los Angeles, CA

2/12/19 9:00 AM

Grow Native Plants and Restore an Urban 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

2/15/19 9:00 AM +more

Reading Partners Orientation

Reading Partners is a national education nonprofit dedicated to improving students’ reading skills in Title I elementary schools to support students who are reading 6 months to 2.5 years below grade-level. We recruit and train community volunteers to work one-on-one with students for at least an hour a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum. WHAT: Join us for a one-stop shop orientation event to become a Reading Partners volunteer! Attendees will get a live scan done - free of charge, an orientation & can be scheduled to start volunteering on the spot! WHEN: Friday, Febuary 22nd, 2019 at 10:00 am WHERE: Central LA, exact address will be given after you register below. WHY: Becoming a volunteer Reading Partner gives you the opportunity to share your knowledge and experience, and become a mentor, friend, and positive role model in the life of a child. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers will need to pass a background check which will be covered by Reading Partners *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

2/22/19 10:00 AM

Online Educational Course Assistant

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. Position: 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. Requirements: A volunteer is needed to help research the latest information to incorporate into their educational curriculum and revise educational videos. The program was developed to help engage individuals in better understanding sustainable development. You can expect to work directly with the Living Lab Program Director and Executive Director. Time Commitment: 5+ hours per week

Santa Monica, CA

Through 4/16/19

Safe Child Custody Exchange Monitor

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. Program Description: To ensure a safe environment for children as they move from custody of one parent to the other without a threat of conflict or violence. 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. Help the children to avoid experiencing bitter stressful interchanges between their parents as they share custody. Most exchanges take place in the evenings or on weekends at the West Valley Police station and Mission Hills police station. Requirements: Volunteers must be over 21 years old and must complete a 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. Time Commitment: This volunteer commitment is for three hours per week for 6-12 months.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 5/3/19

Family Visitation Coach

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. Program Description: Provide support, coaching, and advocacy to families who are reunifying with their children and visiting with them on a weekly basis. 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. Visits take place at Family Visitation Centers located in North Hills, Tarzana, Santa Clarita, and San Fernando. Responsibilities: 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 5/3/19

RSVP Build Capacity, Close the Gap

Quick Overview: The program trains community members in a research-based literacy and language curriculum to serve children in low-income neighborhoods. Mission or Broader Program Description: Jumpstart is a national early childhood education organization that works towards the day every child in America enters in Kindergarten prepared to succeed. ​ Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Use your skills 2-6 hours per week to help Jumpstart reach every child. We have locations throughout LA & can find the one nearest you! ​ Impact: Change a child's life! Requirements: Must be an RSVP Member Accessibility: Street parking only. * 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 3/13/19

Activity Volunteer (Skilled)

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.​ Project Description: The activity and center volunteer works within CDI Early Learning Center (ELC) in all capacities as needed. 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. Responsibilities: Welcome all visitors to the center Must be able to give out information about the center and give tours Make sure all children stay within their parents/caregivers care Make sure the ELC safety precautions are followed Help stock materials in discovery zones - set up/clean up, as needed Qualifications: 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 Benefits: 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 Time Commitment: Minimum of 6 hours per week for at least 3 months. Additional Requirements: Mandatory ELC Orientation Training, TB Clearance, and DOJ Clearance, if applicable.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/12/19

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)

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. Position Description: As an Adoption Counselor, you will be assisting the adoptions team with processing contracts and completing the adoption experience. 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. Qualifications: 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: 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 7/3/19

Grant Researcher/Writer (Pro Bono)

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 2/10/19

Grant Researcher/Writing (Pro Bono)

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

Los Angeles, CA

Through 2/21/19

Event Marketing (Pro Bono)

Journey Out's mission is to help victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking leave a life of abuse and violence, overcome their fears, and empower them to reach their full potential and achieve their goals. Position: Journey Out is looking for marketing and strategic help for upcomign events with new strategies and outreach plans including social media and other outlets, rebranding, and exposure. If you have experience with marketing, outreach, advocacy campaigns this is a great opportunity to create an impact in the community. Typical tasks for marketing opportunities can include any or all of the following, among other specific tasks for marketing to Journey Outs: Responsibilities needed but not limited to: Improve current campaign Develop and write advertisements and other outreach material Increase exposure with new outlets for media Qualifications can include: Some experience in marketing for campaigns and events Good writing skills especially for press releases Understands how to best use social media and other outlets to build support and visibility Likes to work as a team but self-driven. Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week for at least 3 months. Flexible with your schedule.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 2/28/19

HR/Professional Development (Pro Bono)

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 Program Description: CDI is looking for professional speakers/trainers who can assist with the professional development of their staff. They are looking for experts in their field (i.e. Communication, Team Building, Leadership Styles) to help their staff grow into the best team possible. As the Presenter/Facilitator volunteer, you would need to be available for different pieces of training, generally arranged months in advance, to ensure our team is educated and the most effective they can be. Requirements: Volunteers will need to commit to an entire shift and be comfortable with public speaking and training large groups. Roughly a 2hr-4hr/week commitment. Time Commitment: The times/days change with training presentations, but you will be given a chance to help the organization grow its leadership and its staff.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/30/19

Marketing Campaign (Pro Bono)

City Ballet of Los Angeles has a mission 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 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 campaing. 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 implement best practices for marketing Creation and review of material for maximum impact Consult and adivse on existing strategies Ensure all final marketing product is completed in a timely manner Desired Qualifications: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits 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 Time Commitment: Flexible, hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, volunteers may need to be mindful of deadlines.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 3/15/19

Naming and Branding Consultant

Description California Long-Term Care Education Center’s (CLTCEC) mission is to provide educational opportunities to long-term care workers so they can build better lives and provide high quality care to the consumers they serve. CLTCEC serves home care workers providing non-medical, person-centered caregiving services to seniors and people with disabilities through the Medi-Cal funded In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) program. We also provide training to nursing home workers, including Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs). As the largest provider of training to long-term care workers in California, over the last six years CLTCEC has trained over 10,000 long-term care workers and the seniors and persons with disabilities they serve. The majority of this training was funded through a three-year, $11.8 million Health Care Innovation Award from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center for a pilot project called Care Team Integration of the Home-Based Workforce. Position: Naming and Branding Consultant. Over the past several years our organization has steadily grown and in August 2018 established our first communications department, staffed at 1.2 FTE. We are in the process of developing strategic communications plans for each department. The primary challenge we are seeking assistance with is naming and branding. Our name is long and the acronym is difficult to pronounce. We need to change our name to something that better meets our needs. Also the names of our trainings were created for an audience of funders, so the students who attend our trainings don’t remember the name of the class. Our target markets for communication are narrow, and in the case of the home care and nursing home workers we serve, multi-cultural and multi-lingual, with widely varying levels of education and socio-economic experience. Our organization and program names need to translate into six languages – Spanish, Armenian, Cantonese, Mandarin, and Korean. Note we have our class instructors, graduates, and other staff that speak all six languages available to participate in the project. Responsibilities: Assess our branding needs Lead develop of a process for picking a new name for our organization and a family of brand names for our programs Lead focus groups and or brainstorming sessions with staff, students Board members to ideate possible new names Qualifications: High level branding experience Experience in naming organizations, products, and or programs Understanding of multicultural audiences Time Commitment: 3-5 hours per week for two months during regular business hours. Flexible with your schedule.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 2/26/19

Videographer

Description: Hi. I’m Alisa Rivera, the California Long-term Care Education Center’s (CLTCEC’s) new Communications Manager. We provide training to the state-funded home care providers who play a critical role in the lives of thousands of aging and disabled Californians who are some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Imagine having a job where you’re paid minimum wage yet hold people’s lives in your hands. Imagine dealing with body fluids, poo, bed sores, and getting an adult in and out of the bathtub—all before breakfast. Also imagine that your job makes you laugh and cry—and sometimes breaks your heart. That’s everyday reality for millions of caregivers. We want share that reality with the world--we just need the help of a videographer like you who can work with us in Los Angeles County. With the recent hire of a highly skilled, enthusiastic, and committed communications manager (that’s how my boss describes me), we are in the process of creating a comprehensive communications strategy for our organization. We recently launched a new website, are evaluating potential social media campaigns, and need more current content, including video content that emotionally engages stakeholders and clients in our work. Position: Videographer. We are seeking a videographer and editor to help us create two professional videos approximately 2 minutes long that illustrate the day-to-day realities of caring for the elderly and disabled: · A caregiver-focused video that will be used to recruit caregivers to enroll in our education programs. · A funder and policy stakeholder-focused video that will be used to illustrate the importance and impact of our work and support our efforts to secure funding from stakeholders. I’ll be your primary contact. I have experience with conceptualizing video and with light video editing and can work with you to draft a script and interview participants. Responsibilities: Guiding creation of the story-board and script with our Communications Manager · Assisting with evaluating and refining our list candidates to star in the videos · Shoot the videos on-site at locations in L.A. County, collaborating with the Communications Manager or director · Work with the Communications Manager to edit the video and sound to produce the final videos Qualifications: Experience creating videos from storyboarding to shooting to final editing · Cultural sensitivity to people from different backgrounds and social-economic levels · Joy in working as a team Time Commitment: 5-8 hours per week for 6 weeks, including writing a script, recording interviews with caregivers in their homes, and editing video – all in L.A. County (our office is in Rampart near Koreatown).

Los Angeles, CA

Through 2/26/19

Accountant/Financial Consultant (Pro-Bono)

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. Position: Pro Bono Accounting Opportunity. 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. They 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. 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. Responsibilities: Assess current financial recording keeping system/practices Lead develop of a process for updating those systems Implement and lead staff on nonprofit fiduciary best practices Work with book keeper to coordinate organizational financial plan Prepare tax returns Qualifications: Accounting background Experience in the nonprofit world ideal Able to relay information and train paid staff on best practices Time Commitment: 6-8 hours per month for 3-4 months. Flexible with your schedule. Potential to work remotely.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 3/4/19

Operations Manager (Pro Bono)

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. Position: 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. They need help with developing best practices around employment benefits and organizational liability insurance. This allows them to continue making an impact on the ever-growing population experiencing homelessness 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. Responsibilities: Assess organization’s insurance needs and identify appropriate liability insurance options Assess current keeping system/practices Lead develop of a process for updating those systems Implement and lead staff on organizational operations best practices Qualifications: HR or operations background Experience in the nonprofit world ideal Able to relay information and train paid staff on best practices Time Commitment: 6-8 hours per month for 3 months. Flexible with your schedule. Potential to work remotely.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 3/4/19

Board Development (Pro Bono)

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. Position: We are looking for a passionate board coach with executive-level nonprofit management and training experience. 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 a sustainable staff and help our project grow and develop to it's full potenital. Develop long range andshort term business plan Responsibilities: 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. Qualifications: 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: 3-5 hours per week for at least 3 months

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/21/19

Grant/Funding Research (Pro Bono)

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. 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 (work with ED, edit documents) 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, 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 6/21/19

Cat Sanctuary Volunteers

=^..^= Description: Heaven on Earth provides home 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. Position: As a Perry’s Place volunteer, you are part of the team that creates a homelike environment for hundreds of homeless cats and kittens every year! 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 requires a little elbow grease. Time Commintment: 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

Description Spread the word about this free spay/neuter transport service! 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 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. They 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. We ask for a volunteer commitment of twice a month for at least two hours. 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 a free to the public program.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 3/31/19

Social Media/Website Rebranding (Pro Bono)

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. 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 site by designing and installing security precautions Qualifications: 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)

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. Senior leadership of both organizations is provided by Jay Levin, founder of the LA Weekly. 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 aprised of and lead/coordinate the leaders of the instituional 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

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)

Our Mission: 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. 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 in Volunteer with Operation Confidence to make a difference in a disabled veteran’s life! 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 a dedicated L.A. Works employee. Time Commitment: 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

Event Photography and Videography

Description: 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. Time Commitment: This is a single-day commitment, and flexible depending upon your schedule. Volunteers will need to commit to a full shift.

Through 3/1/19

Grant Researcher/Writer (Pro Bono)

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. 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 Operation Confidence. 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.

Through 6/30/19