Virtual Volunteering

Support Los Angeles from the comfort of your own home. From the #MillionMaskChallengeLA to joining a call party for Wellness Checks, the following opportunities are fun and flexible ways to serve LA remotely.

If you would like to add your opportunities to this page please email info@laworks.com.

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⚙︎ Wellness Check-In Calls for L.A. Seniors in District 5

QUICK OVERVIEW: Join us for a call party as we assist older adults in accessing vaccine appointments and other resources. THE NEED: The COVID-19 crisis has affected practically everyone in Los Angeles. For older adults, however, getting access to food, getting access to medication, and coping with social isolation can be particularly difficult. In collaboration with CIty Council District 5, you will be contacting older adults to check on them, inform them of available resources, and see if they need any support. CALL PARTY AGENDA: Join other Angelenos on a video meeting Receive training Complete 1 hour of calling, following provided script Submit any service requests your call recipients need Come back together with group to share thoughts and impressions VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: Access to a computer with internet and a phone. IMPACT: Sometimes you'll just be leaving messages, but sometimes you'll be helping people with no ability to procure food. Our previous volunteers have done literally lifesaving work and you can too. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! GROUPS: Teams of 5+ people should email the Opportunity Leader first

⚙ Help the Hungry with Phone Calls and Research

WHAT: Help the hungry find food by calling, emailing, and researching food pantries and soup kitchens for Food Oasis. ABOUT FOOD OASIS: Food Oasis is a website created by Hack for LA that aims to make it easy for people to both access and donate food, closing the food redistribution loop. VOLUNTEER ACTIVITY: This virtual volunteer opportunity occurs via Zoom. It starts off with a training where you'll learn about food insecurity and also how to gather the needed information. After that, you'll all spend an hour doing independent research. Finally, all volunteers will regroup to discuss. In the following week after the session, you are expected to follow up with any organizations you didn't catch. Weekdays are usually good. IMPACT: Los Angeles county has the largest number of food insecure people in the nation and yet wastes over one million tons of food a year! Your research will put mechanisms in place to stop that. REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to follow up with any non-responsive organizations throughout the following week. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button!

Virtual - Education and Nature Center Docent Orientation

Quick Overview: Virtual Docent Orientation - Do you enjoy our local nature and want to share it with others? Become a Nature Center and Education Docent! From assisting with plant sales to mentoring scout badges to guiding field trips, there is so much to choose from! You can even help host virtual nature themed events! Join us for a fun orientation to learn how you can get involved on your own schedule! 18 and older please or accompanied by a parent/guardian. Sign Up: www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com Impact: Our Education program works with over 25 local schools and over 10,000 members of the public each year to provide environmental education and outdoor recreation opportunites to our community. We work to protect over 1,600 acres of land for the public to enjoy and or nature to thrive. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: From assisting with plant sales to mentoring scout badges to guiding field trips, there is so much to choose from! You can even help host virtual nature themed events! Choose the area of focus and work schedule that interests you! Become a Nature Center Education Docent! Our two Nature Centers, White Point in San Pedro and George F Canyon in Rolling Hills Estates, are the hub for visitors to learn more about efforts by the Land Conservancy, local ecology, geology and cultural history! We also host educational programs for over 30 local elementary schools! Join us for a fun orientation to learn more about the programs we offer and how you can help educate youth! No skills or experience required. An interest in learning more about the Peninsula's local natural and cultural history and geology a plus! Must be 18 years or older. After completing Nature Center training, Docent receives personalized PVP Land Conservancy name badge and polo shirt! Thank you for joining us! Next Training: Saturday March 20th, 9am - 11am via Zoom. Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 or older. Accessibility: In person and Virtual opportunites available.

⚙ Make Simple Plastic Face Shields

WHAT: Make protective plastic face shields for medical workers and other individuals. REQUIREMENTS: You must- provide your own supplies (clear flexible plastic, foam, elastic/ties, stapler, scissor) be able to mail your masks to the recipients (or use a delivery service such as TaskRabbit) Please DO NOT volunteer for this project if- you have felt ill in the past 2 weeks you have been in contact with anyone who felt ill in the past 2 weeks FAQs: Do face shields work? Yes, according to a study from the University of Iowa. I don't have the supplies. Can you provide them for me? At this time, we cannot provide supplies. I know of some great alternate supplies you can use! How can I share that info with you? Great! Please email Denise@laworks.com I would like to receive face shields. How can I sign up? Please go to laworks.com/shield-request. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click on the EXPRESS INTEREST button below. After you click the EXPRESS INTEREST button below, we will follow up with patterns, hygiene protocol, and mailing instructions. Face Shields from Ellen Wroe on Vimeo.

⚙ #MillionMaskChallengeLA: Make protective face masks

WHAT: Sew protective face masks for those who need them most - medical workers, the elderly, and more. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Sew, sew, and sew! After you click the EXPRESS INTEREST button below, we will follow up with patterns, hygiene protocol, and mailing instructions. IMPACT: Health care workers are dangerously low on masks. Some are being given one mask to use indefinitely on multiple patients, despite the FDA’s recommendation that masks should not be shared. Our critical infrastructure workers and caregivers need proper protection as well. REQUIREMENTS: You must- provide your own supplies (fabric, thread, elastic/hair ties, tools) be able to launder you masks before mailing be able to mail your masks to the recipients (or use a delivery service such as TaskRabbit) Please DO NOT volunteer for this project if- you have felt ill in the past 2 weeks you have been in contact with anyone who felt ill in the past 2 weeks FAQs: I can sew but I don't have the supllies to make masks. Can you provide the suplies? At this time, we cannot provide donated supplies for mask making. You must be able to provide them, purchase them, or re-purpose non-stretch, tight-woven fabrics in your home. I would like to receive masks. How can I sign up? Please go to laworks.com/mask-request. Do cloth masks work? Yes - they catch >50% of pathogens, which is better than nothing. Read more. What are the best materials for making DIY masks? Muslin and non-woven cotton. Read more. What does the CDC say about homemade masks? While included in their Crisis Capacity Strategies section, they're not a suitable substitute for medical grade N95 masks. However, "in settings where facemasks are not available, Health Care Professionals (HCP) might use homemade masks for care of patients with COVID-19 as a last resort. However, homemade masks are not considered Personal Protective Gear (PPE), since their capability to protect HCP is unknown. Caution should be exercised when considering this option." QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click on the EXPRESS INTEREST button below. Join in the #MILLIONMASKCHALLENGE!

⚙ Create Care Kits for the Homeless

Quick Overview: Want to help your neighbors experiencing homelessness during COVID-19? Assemble kits for our community's most vulnerable; individuals and families who have/are experiencing homelessness. Mission: PATH's mission is to end homelessness for individuals, families, and communities. Since 1984, PATH has worked across the state of California to deliver life saving services. While the rest of California stays at home, many of our homeless neighbors don’t have anywhere to turn. PATH will remain on the front lines to help our most vulnerable through street outreach, case management, and food support. We need volunteers like YOU to help us by sending life-saving supplies to those most in need. Impact: PATH serves over 20% of the homeless population in California, through nine interim housing shelters, 14 supportive housing communities, and dozens of outreach teams hitting the streets each day. All of these services will continue through the COVID-19 crisis. Many of those living on the streets are older, sick, or have underlying health issues. This is the group of people who are at the most risk of COVID-19. Now more than ever PATH's work is saving lives, with your support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with how to purchase supplies through our Amazon CharityList or how to schedule a donation drop-off. Care Kits For Outreach As you shop for personal hygiene items, pick up a few extra supplies to help individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Urgent Needs: Hand sanitizer Soap & shampoo Cleansing wipes Socks & cold weather clothing* Blankets* Non-perishable snacks & bottled water *For health and safety reasons, all Care Kit items must be new & unopened. Welcome Home Kits For PATH Families Every week, PATH moves dozens of previously homeless families off the streets and into homes. Help our new residents feel safe and comfortable in their new home by providing a "Welcome Home Kit" filled with basic home goods, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies. Welcome Home Kits are critical, especially amidst all the uncertainty of the global health pandemic. These kits not only meet our families’ essential needs, but they ensure that their space truly feels like home. Urgent Needs: Bedding Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat) Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, uensils) Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste) Cleaning supplies School Supplies Target/Department Store gift cards *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened* Food Support Kits For Seniors Our neighbors living in supportive housing are among the most vulnerable to COVID-19. We are in need of non-perishable food donations, so that they may remain safe and healthy in their homes. When you are next out grocery shopping, please consider filling your basket with a few extra food items and/or cleaning supplies to help our most vulnerable neighbors stay healthy. Food support bags can be assembled in cardboard boxes or reusable grocery bags. These kits will be distributed directly to those most in need. Urgent Needs: Cereal Rice or pasta Canned goods Non-perishable snacks Cleaning supplies *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened* Requirements: Feel free to get creative with these kits! Handwritten notes boost morale and let our neighbors know they are not alone.

COVID-19 Virtual Tutoring Solution for Underserved Children

Quick Overview: Tutors are needed to support underserved children online with core courses, such as reading and math. Online tutor sessions will be 90 minutes each two to three days a week for the entire school term. Mission or Broader Program Description: Joseph Learning Lab is an educational outreach nonprofit organization. We are on a mission to close the learning gap, reduce the dropout rate, and develop students of all ages and diverse backgrounds by allowing them an equal opportunity for learning and personal growth. We tutor and mentor underprivileged children, who are being left behind the learning curve. Impact: Volunteers will tutor students from grade 1st - high school in core courses, and help them with homework so they can grasp learning concepts to improve their confidence, grades and test scores. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will tutor children in our Nonprofit Google Classroom/Meet tutoring sessions. The tutor sessions will be based on your availability for 90 minute sessions on two to three days a week, between 3pm - 5:30pm PST for the entire school term. Requirements: Volunteers are expected to complete an application/background check before tutoring with JLL. Orientation/Training will be provided by JLL Nonprofit.

Adults Empowering Teens: An Online Program

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

Come Join Our Team: Volunteer with AFSP!

Quick Overview: We are looking for passionate volunteers to join our team! Mission or Broader Program Description: The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention is a nonprofit organization established in 1987 by researchers and families who had lost loved ones and wanted to take action against this leading cause of death. Today, AFSP combines science and the grassroots and gives those affected by suicide a nationwide movement of over a million people. Our mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. Impact: With local chapters and events in all 50 states, AFSP's chapters are at the forefront of suicide prevention. Requirements: Who should be involved in an AFSP chapter? Survivors of suicide loss Those with lived experience of suicide attempts Those who live with mental health conditions in their families Mental Health Professionals Community and Business Leaders Anyone interested in preventing suicide. Additional Details: Our Education Programs: Talk Saves Lives More Than Sad It's Real Living with Bipolar Disorder Depression and Bipolar Awareness: From Diagnosis to Remission SafeTALK Physician and Medical Student Depression and Suicide Prevention If you are interested in volunteering with us, please click Express Interest and the Opportunity Coordinator will email you with further instructions. Thank you for joining us in the fight to prevent suicide. Together we will save lives! Covid-19 Precautions *As of right now, this volunteer opportunity is virtual, but some of these opportunities will be in-person once the CDC says that it's safe. When opportunities become in-person, AFSP will be strictly following the CDC procedures for all volunteer opportunities. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

AFSP Field Advocate- Virtual

Quick Overview: We are looking for passionate volunteers to join our Field Advocate team! Mission or Broader Program Description: The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention is a nonprofit organization established in 1987 by researchers and families who had lost loved ones and wanted to take action against this leading cause of death. Today, AFSP combines science and the grassroots and gives those affected by suicide a nationwide movement of over a million people. Our mission is to save lives and bring hope to those affected by suicide. With local chapters and events in all 50 states, AFSP's chapters are at the forefront of suicide prevention. Impact: We currently have over 25,000 Field Advocates representing all 50 states. Our goal is to advocate for mental health and make suicide prevention a state & national priority. You can join this movement today! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As a Field Advocate, you will: Speak out for suicide prevention & mental health at all levels of government! Receive monthly email updates from our public policy team alerting you to the legislation & policies that need your support. Receive e-mail Action Alerts to forward to your local, state, and federal government representatives. Requirements: Who should be involved in an AFSP chapter? Survivors of suicide loss Those with lived experience of suicide attempts Those who live with mental health conditions in their families Mental Health Professionals Community and Business Leaders Anyone interested in preventing suicide. If you are interested in becoming a Field Advocate, please click Express Interest and the Opportunity Coordinator will email you with further instructions. Thank you for joining us in the fight to prevent suicide. Together we will save lives! All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

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

Quick Overview: If you are passionate about growing a non-profit, have interest in gender parity and inclusion in the workforce, have an interest in the entertainment industry, and have an eye for identifying fundraising opportunities, then consider a volunteering as a grant researcher and writer for Women In Media. Organization Name and Website: Women in Media, https://womennmedia.com Mission or Broader Program Description: Women in Media encourages gender balance in film and entertainment industries by providing networking, professional development, and advocacy for above and below the line women and the people who love making movies with them.We are an intersectional group of women and woman identifying crew members in the film, television, and new media industries. Description: We are looking for experienced grant writers/fundraisers/networkers who can research and identify funding for Women in Media. The pro bono grant researcher we are looking for will have excellent writing, grammar, and communication skills. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents Draft proposals and other correspondence to solicit grant funds Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements Ensure proposals and grant reports are submitted by the deadline(s) Desired Qualifications: Experience in philanthropy and non-profits a plus Proven experience as a nonprofit grant writer a big plus Working knowledge of MS Office Outstanding organizational and planning abilities Proficient in writing, communications or relevant field a plus Self starter who can work independently and with a team The time commitment is flexible, minimum 5+ hours each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers need to be mindful of deadlines.

Graphic Design Volunteer with Ed-Tech Nonprofit (Virtual)

Quick Overview: We are looking for a graphic designer who can support the CEO in creating graphics and marketing content for Novelly. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. Who are we looking for? Graphic design volunteers are an integral part of the Novelly communications team. We are looking for motivated individuals to help level-up our branding’s quality and consistency in order to reach more youth across the country. What are the responsibilities? Graphic designers will develop the creative content for our social media channels, website, Novelly Chapters materials, and app. This includes, but is not limited to: - Novelly’s “What To Say When” social media graphics In-app book cover designs - Website banners infographics - Chapter recruitment flyers - Marketing/social media toolkits What are the qualifications? - A commitment to and passion for youth-driven social justice activism - Experience with Canva (bonus to have Adobe Creative Suite experience) - Strong time management and communication skills; ability to work independently - Experience creating illustrations (desired) What is the commitment? Graphic designers would commit to completing 1-3 design projects per month remotely. To apply, please send a resume and portfolio to amanda@novelly.org.

SPEAK! Leadership Academy Coach- Virtual (college students only)

Quick Overview: We are looking for leadership coaches who can train high school students in leading conversations about social issues. Organization Name: Novelly Organization Website: www.novelly.org Mission: Novelly is an ed-tech nonprofit creating youth-driven spaces, both online and offline, for courageous conversations. We are combining the power of mobile app technology and stories to empower youth to speak about issues in ways that are uplifting and energizing, rather than polarizing and hostile. And our movement is only growing. From Clearwater, Florida, to McAllen, Texas to Toronto, Canada, Novelly teenagers are starting courageous conversations about everything from climate change to immigration reform to Black Lives Matter. What is an SLA Coach? An SLA coach is a college student who trains future Novelly chapter leaders to have conversations with their peers about social issues that are challenging but important to discuss, such as climate change, police brutality and rape culture. They host online calls, where high school students practice navigating those conversations with each other and under their guidance. What are the responsibilities of a SLA Coach? Each SLA Coach is assigned a group of 5-6 high school students each semester and are responsible for these tasks: - Attend (Virtual) Orientation (Week 1) - Facilitate The Program (Weeks 2-7) - Facilitate 6 calls with your group of students - Monitor and grade their assignments on Google Classroom - Evaluate Your Students (Week 8) What is the commitment? An SLA Coach is expected to commit 3-5 hours per week for 8 weeks for at least 1 semester (fall, spring and/or summer). To apply, send a resume and cover letter to becky@novelly.org.

Join our volunteer tech team as a Partnerships & Community Lead

Quick Overview: We are looking for a strong leader to drive HHC partnerships and community outreach in Southern California. You will build and manage a team that develops partnerships with local community leaders and organizations to use the Helping Hands platform to serve their vulnerable constituents, as well as specialists who grow our volunteer base through community outreach. On a day-to-day basis, you will manage the partner pipeline and support relationships with local organizations like food banks, healthcare, and other community groups. This role is absolutely critical to scaling our platform and reaching a larger population of those most vulnerable to Covid-19. Impact: Helping Hands Community is a team of volunteers that have mobilized to help slow the spread of Covid-19. The majority of volunteers are devoting time outside of their other job to support the Helping Hands Community. The demands for a leadership role like this requires someone who can devote up to 15 hours/week to this job. Because the team is dispersed across the country and due to the unique hours' individuals are working, frequent use of communication channels like Slack and email is critical to ensure no one is bottlenecking decisions or tasks. Mission: Helping Hands is a non-profit organization created to slow the spread of COVID-19 through tech-enabled, community volunteerism. We connect people who are most at-risk with those who can safely deliver critical items and provide various forms of assistance. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Build and lead a team to partner with local organizations, mobilize volunteers, and drive the grassroots effort for Helping Hands Community in Southern California. Identify, engage, and activate partners that serve at-risk populations that HHC can help. Connect with local community leaders, organizations, businesses, and government to amplify Helping Hands Community reach. Some examples of our current partners are the American Lung Association, Uber, LA Dodgers Foundation, Hubert Humphrey Clinic Grow and engage the volunteer base to serve needs in the local community. Collaborate with the Partner Success team to ensure partners are onboarded and ready for through their journey with Helping Hands Community Partner with User Success to improve service completion and surface feedback to improve the product. Solve our local user’s needs through creativity, connections, and grit. Qualifications: 2-4 years of experience managing a team in sales, account management, community outreach, or partnerships Entrepreneurial leader and a go-getter with a strong local network to quickly recruit additional team members and connect with organizations Can bring empathy and operational rigor to engaging the community to help those who are most vulnerable to Covid-19 Demonstrated leader who can manage a distributed, volunteer Field Operations team Ability to commit up to 15 hours/week for the next 2-3 months Helpful links Our website http://helpinghands.community Tech Care of Each Other https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7uY0LKkg3Q&feature=youtu.be Volunteers in Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZBjWdm_Lzk Introducing Helping Hands Community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4I3atrPHAI Uber Integration in Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHkyCbx79bY

Join our volunteer tech team as a Community Outreach & Partnerships Specialist

Quick Overview: Help build partnerships and grow Helping Hands Community presence in Southern California. We’re looking for Community Outreach & Partnerships volunteers to help grow and engage the community of Volunteers and Requestors (individuals who need help). On a day to day basis, you will be reaching out to and building relationships with local organizations like food banks, healthcare organizations, and other community groups, as well as helping to organize and execute events with community partners. This role is absolutely critical to scaling our platform and reaching a larger population of those most vulnerable to Covid-19. This can be a virtual volunteering opportunity with the option of contact-less in-person event participation (if your situation allows). Impact: Helping Hands Community is a team of volunteers that have mobilized to help slow the spread of Covid-19. The majority of volunteers are devoting time outside of their other job to support Helping Hands. The demands for a role like this requires someone who can devote at least 8 hours/week to this job. Because the team is dispersed across the country and due to the unique hours individuals are working, frequent use of communication channels like Slack and email is critical to ensure no one is bottlenecking decisions or tasks. Mission: Helping Hands is a non-profit organization created to slow the spread of COVID-19 through tech-enabled, community volunteerism. We connect people who are most at-risk with those who can safely deliver critical items and provide various forms of assistance. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Research and connect with local community leaders and volunteer organizations to amplify Helping Hands’ reach. Grow and engage the Volunteer and Requestor user base to serve needs in the local community. Support and collaborate with HHC Ambassadors in the region Help organize and execute local volunteer events on an as-needed basis. Solve our user’s needs through creativity, connections, and grit. Qualifications: Entrepreneurial spirit and a self-starter mentality. Takes the initiative to research and connect with local leaders and organizations. Can bring empathy and operational rigor to engaging the community to help those who are most vulnerable to Covid-19 Excellent written and verbal communication. Passion for community service! Prior experience in a Community Outreach role (or similar) is a plus, but not required. Experience in sales, account management, community outreach, or partnerships preferred Ability to dedicate at least 5-8 hours/week for the next 2-3 months Helpful links Helping Hands Community website http://helpinghands.community Tech Care of Each Other https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7uY0LKkg3Q&feature=youtu.be Volunteers in Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZBjWdm_Lzk Introducing Helping Hands Community https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4I3atrPHAI Uber Integration in Action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHkyCbx79bY

In-Kind Donations Team Member - Virtual AND/OR Live

Quick Overview: Working with Bridge to Home staff, In-Kind Donations Team Member volunteers will provide direct assistance to all pillars of the organization in order to support programming, shelter function, office tasks, and newly housed clientele. These donations are to be gathered from community outreach efforts in order to involve and engage individuals, businesses, school groups, and congregations in the organization and provide a sense of unity within the community. Impact: As each pillar of programming requires specific needs, in-kind donations not only engage the community in supporting the organization and connect us to those members, but also supports programming by allowing us to direct funds to other, more pressing needs. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Gather a list of needs from each organization corps and prioritize the requested donations. Work with the Shelter Manager and Housing team to develop a list of needs from newly housed clients and prioritize those requests. Reach out to community members, groups, businesses, congregations and other resources in order to request donations for program needs and newly housed clients. Assist in the coordination of donation pick up and deliveries according to prioritized tasks. Pick up and deliver donations to the proper location for program use. Track all donations by type and department within the organization. Send an immediate “Thank You” letter or email to the donor(s). Ensure that all donor information has been recorded correctly (name, email address, phone number, physical address, business name if applicable, etc.) Send donation updates to requesting parties such as status of donations and when to expect them. Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months – one of which must be from a professional or education resource (supervisor, professor, etc.) Have some weekly availability to pick up and deliver donations Demonstrate social sensitivity when dealing with organization clients Maintain confidentiality at all times Must pass a background check Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to Bridge to Home staff, clients, volunteers, and community members COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Group Instructor - Virtual AND/OR Live

Quick Overview: Group Instructors provide educational programs, life-skills development, and other developmental activities that assist in providing the foundation for a safe shelter and moving from homelessness to housing. Impact: Instructor-directed activities in areas of interest to clients encourage them to become engaged and comfortable in a classroom and other settings. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilties: Group Instructors develop classes, workshops and group experiences in areas including but not limited to the following: financial management and literacy, maintaining an apartment, current events, sports related topics, community resources, shopping on a budget, fitness and exercise, cooking, self-care, systems navigation and more. Select a designated date and time that you can commit giving advanced notice to shelter clients and guests. Develop and lead each class with enough time to set up and prepare necessary materials to be successful. Engage with shelter clients and guests, taking questions and gauging client needs - adapting the curriculum if needed to meet client expectations. Report on attendance, outcomes, and related information to staff. Provide a follow-up for clients on the subject matter (if needed). SAMPLE CURRICULUM IDEAS: Arts & Crafting (painting, drawing, coloring, sculpting, etc.) Basic Life Skills (sewing, cooking, budgeting, etc.) Job & Career Skills (resume writing, resume editing, job searching, submitting applications, interview skills, etc.) Hygiene Skills (proper care for feet, oral, body, etc. and why it is important, etc.) Health, Nutrition & Wellness (some easy tips on getting enough vitamins, foods to eat on a budget, exercise classes, etc.) Substance Abuse (run a support group, tips to fight addiction, tips for getting through a tough time, etc.) FUN (magic, card games, craft projects, seasonal fun, etc.) Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age Have three (3) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months, one of which must be from a professional or educational resource (supervisor, college professor, etc.) Experience instructing groups in the area of expertise Present curriculum to the Volunteer Coordinator prior to commitment Be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) hours per week or a designated schedule based on subject matter Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level Be able to communicate in a positive and confident manner to appropriately and successfully ensure the client needs are met COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Donations Coordinator

Quick Overview: Working with BTH staff, Bridge to Home Office Corps members provide direct assistance to the case managers, office staff, and clients in order to provide a functional surrounding where volunteers, and staff can work directly with clients in a safe and more homely functioning environment. These services can include medical appointment setting, job searches, mail collections, basic phone calls, and more. Impact: As the office sees many clients daily, having items organized and an abundance of donations available, will ensure that client’s basic needs are met. This will allow professional staff to give more time and attention to clients that come to the office for assistance with pressing needs pertaining to housing and education goals. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Donation Organization The Bridge to Home offices receive numerous amounts of in-kind and material donations weekly. The Donation Coordinator will assist in the office with the following: List and organize existing donations in the Bridge to Home offices including clothing, toiletries, and food items. Check perishable items for expiration dates and discard anything unusable or past the printed dates. Check clothing for size and condition (i.e. no holes or frays, no stains, cleanliness, etc.) and organize. Organize and distribute donated food items safely. Determine donation needs of essential items and help plan donation solicitation. Donation Pick Up & Delivery Assist The Bridge to Home offices as we frequently receive calls for donations that can be picked up from the donor and dropped off directly to the families we service. Follow up and help track donors who have given in-kind donations. Assist the fundraising staff accounting for in-kind donations and formal “Thank You” outreach. Assists with donation pick-ups and help determine the most efficient donation pick-up and drop-off routes. Pick up all requested donations from donors. Deliver all requested donations to recipients. Track all donations that have been delivered by recipient from donor and provide a receipt to that donor upon request. Assist the fundraising staff accounting for in-kind donations and formal “Thank You” responses. Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older Have two (2) character reference letters dated within the past 12 months – one of which must be from a professional or education resource (supervisor, professor, etc.) Be able to commit to a minimum of one (1) shift per week Maintain confidentiality at all times Must pass a background check Demonstrate the ability to read and write at an appropriate professional level Have a clean driving record. (DMV printout required) COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

NonProfit Fundraising Manager

Quick Overview: As a nonprofit, Los Angeles-based Senior Care Home Entertainment is less than a year old and is looking for an experienced Fundraising Manager to lead and develop fundraising initiatives. Mission: At Senior Care Home Entertainment, our nonprofit mission is to alleviate depression and loneliness among the residents of senior care and nursing homes by providing premium, live music and entertainment performances at no cost to the care homes. We fundraise to pay the musicians and entertainers. During the pandemic, with our roster of musicians and entertainers, we created the variety-style television series, Entertaining Older Folks, to reach those isolated residents of senior care and nursing homes. Impact: As a young nonprofit, we need to get our fundrasing in order and get some traction financially to survive and fulfill our mission. Currently our fundraising efforts include a crowdfunding campaign on Fundly along with donation portals on our website. We recently became a Google Ad Grantee, accessing $10,000/month of advertising on Google and have begun to build our campaign. We have other plans for 2021 including a virtual fundraiser in the summer with (hopefully) sponsorships and a virtual auction as well as plans for grant writing and seeking out philanthropic alliances in the entertainment community in Los Angeles and beyond. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We are seeking someone with experience (for a pro bono situation) in Fundraising to take the lead (manage) and help build a small team of volunteers to tackle fundraising initiatives already in the planning and to help create new ones. Requirements: Experience in nonprofit fundraising Click EXPRESS INTEREST below if you'd like to help Senior Care Home Entertainment bring music and entertainment to seniors and we'll follow up with additional information. If you have any questions please email Sam at sam@seniorcarehomeent.com

NonProfit Publicist

Quick Overview: Senior Care Home Entertainment is looking for an experienced publicist to help get the word out about our nonprofit to help us get more eyes on our television series. Mission: As a nonprofit, Los Angeles-based Senior Care Home Entertainment is less than a year old. We were founded to provide premium live music and entertainment to senior care and nursing homes, at no cost to the care homes. Impact: At Senior Care Home Entertainment, our nonprofit mission is to alleviate depression and loneliness among the residents of senior care and nursing homes by providing premium, live music and entertainment performances. During the pandemic, with our roster of musicians and entertainers, we created the variety-style television series, Entertaining Older Folks, to reach those isolated residents of senior care and nursing homes. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We are seeking an experienced publicist for pro bono work to help get the word out about us in the print, broadcast, cable and streaming media, locally in Los Angeles, and then nationally. Requirements: Experience in publicity Click EXPRESS INTEREST below if you'd like to help Senior Care Home Entertainment bring music and entertainment to seniors and we'll follow up with additional information. If you have any questions please email Sam at sam@seniorcarehomeent.com

Education Leader - Virtual AND/OR Live

Quick Overview: As part of the Bridge to Home Shelter Corps team, Client Education Specialist Volunteers work with clients residing in the BTH shelter as well as community guests to be academically successful. This position empowers individuals on their educational journey, assisting in the breakdown of potential barriers and encourages successful completion of coursework. Impact: Clients are often behind on education trends in adult schools. Returning to school after an extensive absence can leave them feeling “defeated” before they even begin. An Education Specialist with knowledge of academic processes who can assist the clients through the process will increase their success rate of enrolling and actually completing coursework to improve their educational standing, giving them better opportunities as they enter the workforce or pursue better jobs and careers. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Encourage client enrollment in adult school or college courses that they are interested in. Be able to enroll all interested individuals by the due dates and arrange payments for any courses with management. Work one on one with clients who are enrolled in adult school or other educational resources to improve their educational standing. Assist enrollees in obtaining Chromebooks when available to attend online classes and complete assignments. Have an understanding of adult learning cycles and how to apply them to shelter clients. Have an understanding of educational trends such as online education portals and resources. Assist in the advancement of client education through tutoring in a variety of subjects. Follow up with all clients enrolled in schooling through the semester to ensure they are staying on track with their courses and offer any support to contribute to their successful completion. Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age Have two (2) character references dated within the past 12 months Be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) hours per week Have demonstrated knowledge in basic academic areas such as math, sciences, and English Basic knowledge of school enrollment processes Must pass a background check Additional Information: Shelter Corps voluteers supplement shelter staff in the daily operations of the facility so that staff and clients have additional time to engage in educational resources, life-skills development, meals, and other developmental skills and activities that assist in providing the foundation for a safe shelter and moving from homelessness to housing. COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Engagement Team Member

Quick Overview: Hand in hand with BTH staff and our homeless neighbors at the shelter, Bridge to Home Shelter Corps members provide educational resources, life-skills development, and other developmental skills and activities that assist in providing the foundation for a safe shelter and moving from homelessness to housing. Impact: When clients are able to engage in a variety of opportunities and activities that stimulate their mind and learn a useful skill, it will empower them to continue gaining valuable experiences being offered. When they are able to connect with community members and volunteers, they will also feel a sense of being valued, boosting their confident and building their self-esteem. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Work with the Activities Coordinator and BTH staff to provide valuable ideas and input for engaging and useful activities for the shelter residents. Assist in the scheduling of activities when needed. Encourage and engage clients and guests to participate in the provided opportunities. Work one on one or in small groups with clients to provide encouragement, conversation, or wholesome companionship interactions pertaining to appropriate topics (school, work, family, hobbies, etc.). Provide an engaging opportunity among residents, clients, and staff such as a coffee hour, puzzle assembly, or playing table games (scrabble, cards, etc.). Demonstrate sensitivity on current events and how they may affect the client’s engagement. Inventory any materials that are needed or used for scheduled activities and report it to the Shelter Manager. Using positive methods, encourage clients as they proceed through the steps of the housing process. Share any valuable community resources with staff and clients that will support any current client needs. Be mindful of clients’ current goals and aspirations, following up with the steps in their process to reach these milestones and support their journey. Requirements: Must be over 18 years of age Have two (2) character references dated within the past 12 months Be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) hours per week Must pass a background check COVID-19 Precautions: For safety purposes, upon entry into any facility for Bridge to Home, each person will be required to: wear a mask wash their hands submit to a temperature check We can provide additional PPE such as gloves upon request. While on any premises or property of the organization, each person will be required to: wash their hands frequently remain six feet apart from other individuals wear a mask at all times change PPE as often as needed in order to be safe All clients and staff are tested regularly. If you should have any further questions, please feel free to contact us at volunteers@btohome.org at your earliest convenience. If you're interested in helping our homeless clients transition to permanent housing, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow-up with additional details. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Express Interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Telephone Outreach Volunteer

Quick Overview: Senior Care Home Entertainment is seeking volunteers for Telephone Outreach to senior care and nursing facilities. Mission: At Senior Care Home Entertainment, our nonprofit mission is to alleviate depression and loneliness among the residents of senior care and nursing homes by providing premium, live music and entertainment performances at no cost to the care homes. Impact: During the pandemic, with our roster of musicians and entertainers, we created the variety-style television series, Entertaining Older Folks, created specifically for the residents of senior care and nursing homes and available on local Los Angeles cable and YouTube. Volunteer Roles & Responsiblities: Get the word out to senior care and nursing home staffs and administrators by calling to let them know about our cost-free and commercial-free television series so they can share with their residents. This would require no more than three hours a week calling senior care and nursing homes to make the staff and administration aware of our series. Brief training session on our database before work begins. Requirements: Phone and computer with internet access Click EXPRESS INTEREST below if you'd like to help Senior Care Home Entertainment bring music and entertainment to seniors and we'll follow up with additional information. If you have any questions please email Sam at sam@seniorcarehomeent.com

Youth Advisory Council Member

Quick Overview: Travel Unity, a 501(c)(3) focused on increasing diversity in the world of travel, is seeking youth (13+) and adults to join its Youth Advisory Council. Applicants from all backgrounds and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply! Mission: Travel Unity seeks to make the world of travel welcoming to people of all backgrounds and abilities. We believe that travel should be welcoming to people of all backgrounds and abilities and we will work with anyone who commits to live by this view. We see diversifying the world of travel as needing both bottom-up and top-down approaches. You cannot encourage individuals to pursue roles that they aren’t going to be considered for, so it is just as important to us to work on increasing opportunities and awareness within the industry as it is to inspire people to join it. Volunteer Roles & Responsbilities: Youth Advisory Council members will work with one another and Travel Unity's staff, Board, and Advisors on Travel Unity's programs and mission. This is a great opportunity to work with fellow youth from around the world who care about culture, travel, and inclusion, along with an array of professionals dedicated to creating a more equitable world. Requirements: Volunteers must be able to work on a team basis, communicate regularly, be proficient with meeting programs (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.), and enjoy the excitement of collaborative output. If you're interesed in making travel more accessible and inclusive, click EXPRESS INTEREST below. Any questions? Email roni@travelunity.org!

Fun, Creative, Reliable Virtual Volunteers Needed

Quick Overview: The Niles Foundation is looking for a few virtual volunteers to help us further our mission of sustainability, women, education, and youth. No experience is necessary but very helpful. We train our volunteers. Mission: The Niles Foundation Los Angeles is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit that was founded to promote and increase equity and equality by organizing local community, supporting sustainable projects, and empowering our citizens who are low-income, underserved, underrepresented, and at-risk. We are dedicated to the development, and growth of our local communities, through free education programs, sustainable projects, and hands-on community actions. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: We are looking for volunteers that can support in the following areas: Community awareness Graphic design Program support Creative support Coordinating Planning Collaborating Some on-site project visits. If you have formal or informal experience, please let us know as it will help us team you up. But not to worry if you don't have experience, we provide training for volunteers! Requirements: We are looking for volunteers that can spare a few hours a week or bi-weekly. All volunteers must sign a confidentiality agreement, volunteer waiver form and may undergo a background check. Volunteers will be required to meet virtually through zoom, google conference, or facetime once a week. You can choose whichever platform works best for you. If you're interested in gaining hands-on experience or applying your experience towards the Niles Foundation mission, please click EXPRESS INTEREST below and let's work together! If you have any questions, please email shante@thenilesfoundation.org.

Youth Advisory Council Coordinator

Quick Overview: Travel Unity is seeking a volunteer Youth Advisory Council Coordinator to work with staff, volunteers, and our Travel Unity Youth Advisory Council (TUYAC) members on youth-related programming. Volunteers from all backgrounds and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply! Youth Advisory Council Coordinators will work with a team of other Youth Advisory Council Coordinator and the Youth Programs Manager on virtual TUYAC events and programming and, when appropriate, in-person events. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: TUYAC Coordinators are responsible for: Recruiting and onboarding new members in coordination with other TUYAC Coordinators, as well as Youth Services and Nonprofit Partnership Managers Managing weekly hour-long virtual TUYAC meetings Tracking attendance Working with Travel Unity staff to coordinate guests for weekly meeting and other TUYAC events Requirements: Volunteers must have prior experience working with high-school age youth and must be able to work on a team basis, communicate regularly, be proficient with meeting programs (Zoom, Google Meet, etc.), and enjoy the excitement of collaborative output. You must also be willing to undergo a background check. Travel Unity volunteers work with passionate travel and nonprofit professionals with wide-ranging skills. An appreciation for the value of travel in the lives of a diverse population where some are often impeded is key to this role. Express interest below!

Gang Reduction & Youth Development (GRYD) Academic Mentor

Quick Overview: Build caring relationships and serve as a mentor and role model by joining our Gang Reduction & Youth Development team as an Academic Mentor! We're seeking dedicated individuals who are interested in providing at-risk youth ages 10-15 with academic support and guidance. This is a remote opportunity, and all sessions are carried out using Zoom. Impact: You will provide a sense of guidance and stability to at-risk youth who have experienced neglect and/or trauma. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: You will meet with GRYD staff and youth through Zoom and work on homework, participate in enrichment activities, and provide mentorship to youth. We seek individuals who are available to commit 2-4 hours of service per week, for a minimum period of 6 months. Programming and sessions take place from Monday-Friday, 2pm-6pm. Requirements: Mentors must... Be 18 years or older Pass a background check College students preferred Accessibility: All sessions and service will be conducted remotely through Zoom. If you're interested in mentoring at-risk youth, click EXPRESS INTEREST below and we will follow up with further instructions. ANY QUESTIONS? Feel free to email Martin at mhernandez@bresee.org Look forward to hearing from you!

*Graphic Designer

QUICK OVERVIEW: Volunteer to apply creative ways to translate concepts into graphic design work. WHAT: L.A. Works is searching for a highly creative, motivated and driven Graphic Designer. The Graphic Designer will apply creative and innovative ways to translate written or verbal ideas or concepts into graphic design work. The ideal candidate possesses a positive attitude and demonstrates superb attention to detail while mastering technical aspects of the job. The ability to create compelling designs for both print and digital platforms are essential. This position will be responsible for creating marketing pieces via print, web and other platforms as necessary. IMPACT: 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. We strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations. VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: Must be prepared to share portfolio or some example of past work Works very well in a team setting and also takes direction well A thirst for excellence and a pride in having their work published on a regular basis Must be organized and detail oriented with good follow through skills Willingness to contribute as needed as a member of a growing team Equipment Requirements: Laptop and internet access. HOURS: Dependent on deadlines. The position will be guided less by the number of hours per week, but by deadlines set. It'll be up to the Intern to set their own hours in order to get the projects completed. LOCATION: Virtual DURATION: Position is open year-round. Role length is flexible, but with a minimum of 3 months. Application Procedure: Click on the Express Interest button below! Then please submit examples/portfolio of past work to associates@laworks.com.

*Social Media Volunteer Associate

About L.A. Works: 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. We strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations. Position Description: The Social Media Associate will work with other social media volunteer associates and the Marketing & Communications team to assist in content creation, content management, and strategy development. The Social Media Associate will execute existing social strategy across main platforms (i.e. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.). Responsibilities: The successful candidate will have the ability to work independently as well as in a team and have strong creative, editorial, technical & people skills. In conjunction with other social media volunteer associates and under the direction of the Marketing & Communications team, the Social Media Associate will be responsible for: Social Media Planning & Execution: Developing and executing the daily, weekly, and monthly social media calendar. Community Management: Engaging within L.A. Works’ online community to maintain our existing relationships by liking, commenting, and saving relevant content across all platforms. Brand Stewardship: Taking ownership of our social media channels and serving exclusive and regularly scheduled content. Storytelling & Original Content Creation: Creating unique social media posts that bring L.A. Works’ brand to life, while building meaningful storytelling moments. Trend-Watching: Staying on top of cultural trends, competitor monitoring, and emerging social channels — analyzing and presenting opportunities for growth. Requirements: We’re looking for someone with drive and energy, especially in this virtual workplace! Our ideal candidate is someone who: Is confident and capable across all social media platforms and content management systems. Is passionate for all things social media, and excited about building relationships with followers and influencers. Has strong communications, writing, and editing skills. Has the ability to work under tight deadlines while juggling multiple projects. Can commit to 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months. **Photography, graphic design, and video editing skills are preferred but not required. Equipment Requirements: Laptop and internet access. Compensation: Unpaid. We can provide school credit, but all applicants must make their own arrangements with their host institution. Volunteers will benefit from this great learning experience, enhance their resumes, and build their personal and professional skills as they make a difference in the Los Angeles nonprofit community. Location: Remote Application Deadline: Immediate. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Application Procedure: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and your creative assignment (see below) to samantha@laworks.com. Creative Assignment: Create a post to promote the following volunteer opportunity: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C3l00000kCH6e Explain what social media platform you would share this on and why you think it will perform well.

Virtual Mentors: Empower Families Who Have Exited Homelessness

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

Help Close the Virtual Gap

Quick Overview: Help ensure that ALL kids have access to the academic and social capital necessary to succeed! Take the first step in becoming an online tutor for 3rd - 6th grade students who don't have the benefit of paid tutoring. Mission: Step Up Tutoring’s mission is to innovate and scale free online tutoring for families who cannot afford private tutoring. Amidst the uncertainty and isolation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, our volunteer tutors provide mentorship and emotional support for students. Our goal is to increase engagement, improve academic performance, and strengthen students’ social safety net. ​ Impact: Students who fall behind often never catch up. This training will start you on the road to offering free tutoring for some of our most vulnerable students who are being left behind in the new remote learning environment. With your help we can fight to close the virtual digital achievement gap. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: When you click "Express Interest," the opportunity coordinator will reach out with additional information on tutoring requirements. To become a Step Up Tutor, you will need to complete the following: Complete Step Up Application Complete a 1-hour Zoom training Complete the training manual Complete a LiveScan background check Commit to a minimum of two hours per week to work 1 on 1 with a student online Requirements: No tutoring experience required! Access to a computer with internet. Some tech savy skills. (dont worry, there will be support for you through the process) QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below INTERESTED? Click the Express Interest button to get started!