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.

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Central LA- Lead Group Fitness Classes Online

Quick Overview: If you're interested in donating 2 hours a week to make a positive impact in the lives of millions, lending your love of fitness and passion for the recovery community, and making lasting connections please contact us to start volunteering. We're currently seeking group fitness instructors to safely coach in person programming once COVID restrictions are lifted and it is safe to do so. For the time being, classes are being held online. Mission or Broader Program Description: The goal of The Phoenix is to help as many people as possible find a clear path to recovery, so we make every effort to remove any barriers to getting involved with our community - this includes financial barriers. Impact: We host daily, FREE classes and events where the only requirement to attend is at least 48 hours of continuous sobriety. The only way we are able to provide these services free is thanks to the generous donations of time and talent by our volunteer coaches (that's you!). Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Safely coach group fitness classes online. Requirements: Volunteers are required to: -Have a CPR/AED cert (we can support training) -Complete 3 Phoenix Classes before volunteering (we have virtual classes) -Attend a 90 minute online training (two for lead instructors) Covid-19 Precautions: All programs are currently held virtually for the time being. 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.

⚙︎ Wellness Check and Renter Rights Calls for District 4

WHAT: Join a call party in making phone calls to check on older adults who may be food insecure or at risk of eviction. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: The COVID-19 crisis has made many people unemployed, unable to pay rent, and in danger of eviction and homelessness. Los Angeles city has passed measures to protect renters but many people don't understand their rights or available benefits. In collaboration with Council District 4, you will contact older adults who are housing vulnerable to check on them, inform them of these new protections, and see if they need support. IMPACT: Sometimes you'll just be leaving messages, but sometimes you'll be rescuing people with no ability to procure food. Our previous volunteers have done literally lifesaving work and you can too. VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS: Access to a computer with internet and a phone. CALL PARTY AGENDA: Join other Angelenos on a video meeting Receive training Create a phone bank account Complete 1 hour of calling, following provided script Submit any service request forms your call recipients need Come back together with group to share thoughts and impressions Schedule independent 2nd and 3rd call shifts QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button!

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

QUICK OVERVIEW: Join us for a call party as we check in on older adults who may need help during these challenging times. 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!

⚙ 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. VOLNTEER 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. 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: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and complete a minor waiver. SPECIAL NOTES: This is a remote volunteer opportunity QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button!

⚙ Advocate for Racial Justice

WHAT: Attack institutional, structural racism at the policy level by learning about an issue and then completing an advocacy action that combats it. WHO: L.A. Works and racial justice experts have come together to provide a virtual volunteer opportunity that arms you with the knowledge and tools to actively address racial issues facing our society today, both locally and globally. WHY: This moment in history is critical for racial justice advocates. This opportunity will teach you how to work towards a more racially equitable world. The VOLUNTEER PROJECT: In this 6 week series, each session consists of education and action. Session One (9/13): History of Black Voting in LA and how to register to vote Session Two (9/20): Re-Imagine LA and how to affect your local government Session Three (9/27): Affirmative Action/Prop 16 and how to write an op-ed Session Four (10/4): Racism & Education/Prop 15 and how to write to your electeds Session Five (10/11): Medical Racism and how to identify and email your electeds Session Six (10/18): Policing/Criminal Justice and how to makes calls to the police department (Schedule subject to change.) LOCATION: This opportunity takes place online. You will be emailed the Zoom link after signing up. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button!

Help guide at-risk middle school students - all from the comfort of YOUR home!

Who are we? The mission of Los Angeles Team Mentoring is to guide at-risk middle school students to realize their full potential as members of our community. Through a unique team approach to mentoring, both virtually and in-person, young adolescents are given the tools and support necessary to make positive choices during this critical period in their lives. This posting is for our GRYD program. GRYD, Gang Youth Reduction and Development, is an initiative supported by the City of Los Angeles Mayor’s Office of gang reduction and its efforts are to reduce gang related violence and strengthen individuals, families and communities. How can YOU help?: Our team-based mentoring model gives you the chance to impact the lives of 12-15 students with the support of another adult mentor. As a mentor you will work with our kids to complete the activities in the provided curriculum and discuss the valuable life lessons learned from the tasks. Examples of these activities include topics in career readiness, self-esteem and confidence building, maintaining healthy relationships, and resolving conflicts/ disagreements. The ideal volunteer mentor will have excellent presentation, project and volunteer management, leadership and conflict management, team-working, organizational, computer and oral and written communication skills. Bilingual in Spanish and English, experience working with high-risk youth and diverse volunteers preferred. Oh, did we mention this is all done from the comfort of your home or office? All meetings with our kids will be done online through our mentor portal. All you need is a device with a camera and internet access! What perks do we offer?: Not only will you be able to make a difference with our kids, you will also have the chance to build your resume and gain real- world experience. You will be able to network with other mentors that are professionals in a variety of fields. LATM will happily write you a letter of recommendation upon request. This will be a GREAT opportunity if you are looking to be in the education, psychology, sociology, social work or child development field. What will YOUR impact be?: This will be the first year we launch our e-mentoring program. Our kids need positive role models now more than ever, and you can be part of this historic move! Despite not being a tutoring program, our mentored youth are more likely to graduate from high school, go to college, and receive higher grades compared to non-mentored youth. An hour of your time once a week can make all the difference! More details: The is a weekly commitment on a scheduled day and time-- on either a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between the hours of 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm. Sessions are approximately an hour long. Our program year goes from September 2020 to June 2021! To receive a New Mentor Application - contact korellana@latm.org -or- pgonzalez@latm.org for an application! Requirements: Have an electronic device with a camera and internet access Be a CA resident and 18 years or older Pass a criminal background check Provide two personal references Complete a 90-minute virtual mentor training Adhere to all program policies and procedures

Virtual ZOOMba with Special Needs Youth

Quick Overview: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, KEEN LA has shifted our service delivery model to online virtual sessions via ZOOM. Volunteers will be paired with an athlete in a virtual zoom room and participate in predetermined activities. Volunteers will need to log in for a one hour online orientation before beginning the one hour KEEN Virtual session with the athletes. About KEEN LA: Imagine a World where ALL youth have equal opportunities for recreation, fitness, and friendship—regardless of their abilities. KEEN’s Mission - Empower youth with disabilities by providing free, non-competitive one-to-one programs of exercise, fitness and fun, led by volunteer coaches. KEEN’s Vision - Foster confidence, self-esteem and community inclusion for youth with disabilities; strengthen communities through education of volunteers; and provide families with respite and a supportive network. Impact: During this time, our community of athletes have no access to their support networks. Parent's are forced to do more with less. Your participation will provide some parents with some much needed respite, even for 10 minutes and you will help us foster a sense of continued community support. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: You must attend a one hour Orientation before the session with athletes where you will be trained and guided on how to support your assigned athlete. During the program session you will participate in a group Yoga warm-up and Zumba dance led by a board member and a coach committee member. You will then be paired with an athlete in a zoom break out room or in a group with another volunteer and athletes. In the break out session you will lead the athletes to do a KEEN Exercise Bingo or you may just chat with the athlete for 10 minutes. At the end of the session a coach committee member will lead Proud Circle where athletes get to share what they're proud of accomplishing, for the non verbal and limited verbal athletes the volunteer coach will share. Requirements: A background check and signature of waivers is required . Sessions will be recorded and sections may be shared on social media. If interested, please click 'Express Interest' below. Once you express interest, the Program Coordinator will email you with further instructions.

⚙︎ Virtual Tutoring

WHAT: Tutor 1st - 8th grade students in all subjects. ABOUT PROJECT 614: The mission of Project 614’s Virtual Tutoring Center is to close the gap in academic readiness for under-resourced children and restore confidence in their ability to succeed. We encourage students at their current skill level. We empower parents to support their children by sharing resources. We demonstrate empathy and compassion with our words and actions. We celebrate student progress! VOLUNTEER PROJECT: After completing this orientation, you will meet with your student 1-2 times per week based on your availability. Sessions are 45minutes - 1 hour, depending on the families’ preference. You will also be given access to resources to meet your students’ needs as well as a “session journal” to help track your student's growth. IMPACT: This year has highlighted many injustices in our nation, one of which lies within our public education system. Project 614 partners with volunteers and other local programs to assist in making quality education more accessible. Volunteers like you help bridge the education gap. Let’s build together! ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Prior to attending this orientation, volunteers must: Complete our interview process Complete a background check QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you'd like to attend from the drop down menu below and click "Sign Up."

⚙ #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!

⚙ 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.

Graphic Designer

Quick Overview: The volunteer will be responsible for creating digital media designs for our website and social media platforms. Mission or Broader Program Description: CureCervicalCancer (CCC) is dedicated to the early detection and prevention of cervical cancer around the world for the women who need it most. With early detection and treatment, cervical cancer is nearly 100% preventable, yet it claims the lives of over 300,000 women every year. A disproportionate 90% of these women live in resource poor countries where lack of wide-scale screening fails to identify cervical cancer until it is invasive and access to treatment for invasive cancer is extremely limited. CCC creates sustainable screening and treatment clinics that serve thousands of women. We train healthcare professionals in the “See & Treat” method and partner with healthcare facilities to offer quality screening and treatment services, community-based outreach and education, and referral and follow-up linkages. We are a small yet mighty organization that has made a significant global impact. We have screened over 130,000+ women, treated 8,000+, trained 650+ healthcare professionals and 150+ community health educators, and established 100 sustainable cervical cancer pr evention clinics in 9 different countries. Our programs target medically underserved and socioeconomically disadvantaged women including LGBTQ, indigenous peoples, those living with HIV, sex workers and refugees. Impact: Your volunteer efforts contribute to our mission to eradicate cervical cancer around the world. Your work will increase awareness about this preventable disease. We will also utilize the graphic designs to appeal to potential donors and future partnerships so that we can bring life-saving access to more women. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The volunteer is responsible for creating graphic designs to be used for marketing and social media purposes. Requirements: Proficient in graphic design and infographics

⚙ 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.

⚙ Join the COVID-19 Volunteer Infection Mitigation Corps Team

Quick Overview: Join a team of volunteers to guide nonprofit organizations on how to reopen to volunteers as fully and quickly as possible, with the lowest levels of risk that are possible. About L.A. Works: L.A. Works is Los Angeles’ largest and longest running volunteer action center. In order to increase volunteer participation in the community, the L.A. Works team works with nonprofits, schools, and government social service agencies throughout greater Los Angeles to identify their needs and then to create and manage volunteer projects to address those needs. Helping non-profits incorporate volunteerism greatly increases their capacity to do their work, making organizations across the city stronger and increasing their ability to uplift all the citizens of LA that they serve. Impact: Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, many nonprofits are facing increased demand for services. Volunteers are an important and necessary resource to be able to meet this demand. Help guide organizations with extending their safety plan to incorporate volunteers on-site. Requirements: • All volunteers will need to become familiar with L.A. Works' Volunteer Engagement Guide During COVID-19. • Volunteers will need to participate in a one-time virtual training to prepare to nonprofit organizations throughout the community. • Relevant medical and risk management knowledge a plus! Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: • Coordinate with, communicate, and help implement public health guidelines. • Work closely with the human relations and operations departments to develop and implement health plans. • Ensure that existing safety plans are modified for compatibility with new health plans. • Help create volunteer training that applies current information about hazards and infection control measures, including social distancing, handwashing, temperature checking, and disinfecting high-touch surfaces. • Determine, in conjunction with organization, if a volunteer may safely enter the site when there is a health concern. COVID-19 Precautions: • All programming, volunteer engagement, trainings, and meetings that can be done virtually, will be carried out remotely. • To participate in in-person programming, volunteers cannot have felt ill or been around anyone who felt ill within 2 weeks time. • Masks required. • 6 foot social distancing enforced.

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.

Board Member: Treasurer - Virtual

We are looking for a treasurer to join our Board and help with the following organizational needs: Safeguard the assets of the organization Maintain control over the receipt and disbursement of the organization's funds Serve as chair of the Finance committee Oversee the preparation of the annual budget Organization Name: Dynasty Youth United Association Impact: Dynasty's United Youth Association's mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and culture competence through academic instruction. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health, and social needs are not being met and build a bridge of resources that helps students leverage their strengths and find a sense of true purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Requirements: Attend board meetings and set achievable goals in line with the vision set by the board. Additional Information: We meet twice a month via Zoom, and all tasks can be done remotely. We are hosting one event that is completely optional to attend. This will be a drive-through style backpack and back-to-school supply giveaway. It will be held in an open space and we are scheduling volunteers so no more than 4 people at a time are working it, and therefore can have social distancing space. Masks will be enforced at all times. If you are interested, please click Express Interest and a Volunteer Coordinator will email you with further information. 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.

Communications Coordinator- Virtual

Quick Overview: Create and coordinate messaging for web, print, and other marketign materials for D.U.Y.A. and assist with communication to families, board members and donors. Organization Name: Dynasty Youth United Association Impact: Dynasty's United Youth Association's mission is to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality programs that promote character and culture competence through academic instruction. We continuously strive to enter the most vulnerable and neglected neighborhoods where the academic, emotional, health, and social needs are not being met and build a bridge of resources that helps students leverage their strengths and find a sense of true purpose that brings meaning to their lives. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Manage social media sites (Instagram, Facebook, Linkedin) for D.U.Y.A. Create content for sites and post on a scheduled basis Coordinate with our web developer to improve website and maintain it up-to-date Create promotional/informational flyers Requirements: Attend board meetings and set achievable goals in line with the vision set by the board. Additional Information: We meet twice a month via Zoom, and all tasks can be done remotely. We are hosting one event that is completely optional to attend. This will be a drive-through style backpack and back-to-school supply giveaway. It will be held in an open space and we are scheduling volunteers so no more than 4 people at a time are working it, and therefore can have social distancing space. Masks will be enforced at all times. If you are interested, please click Express Interest and a Volunteer Coordinator will email you with further information. 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.

Pro Bono Grant Researcher/Writer (For Ages 55+) with Global Arts Corps

Quick Overview: If you are someone who is passionate about volunteering for a non-profit, have an eye for identifying fundraising opportunities, then please consider a volunteer opportunity as a grant researcher. We are looking for experienced grant writers/fundraisers/networkers who can research, and identify, funding as well as develop, write and submit proposals, letters, reports and other materials as necessary to secure grant support from foundation, corporations and government funding sources to support Global Arts Los Angeles (GALA). The pro bono grant researcher we are looking for will have excellence writing, grammar, and communication skills. Organization Name: Global Arts Corps Organization Website: https://www.globalartsco.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: Global Arts provides a nurturing and inspiring environment to underserved communities in Los Angeles while maintaining a strong focus on the continual growth and education of both students and educators. We are an after-school youth orchestra program that serves students primarily in the Pico Union District of Los Angeles. We also provide bi-weekly professional development workshops to all educators in the area in the fields of musical excellence, educational psychology, and social justice. By providing access to these programs, we empower both students and educators to advance social change within their own communities. Impact: Your pro-bono services contribute to underserved students receiving equal access to instruments and quality music education. Additionally, you will be supporting the continual professional development of educators so that more students can be better served. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Investigate and identify prospective funding sources. Research, develop, and write inquiries, letters, and other fundraising documents. Draft compelling grant proposal narratives and other correspondence to solicit grant funds. Track and monitor proposals, their deadlines, and requirements. Desired Qualifications: Experience in philanthropy and non-profit organizations a plus Proven experience as a non-profit grant writer a big plus Working knowledge of MS Office Demonstrate strong planning, communication, and organizational skills Excellent writing, grammar, and research skills. Time Commitment: Flexible hours to be determined each week until the completion of the project, remote volunteer role, volunteers will need to be mindful of deadlines.

Un-Silence Foundation: Virtual Volunteering with Music

Quick Overview: Help spread music education to students by creating reading material or a performance video! Mission: Un-Silence is a student-led nonprofit organization that strives to spread music education to more students around the world. Impact: You will help provide students the opportunity to further explore music by creating a system where these children can look for any music help or material. We are looking for volunteers who are able to create reading material covering topics such as music theory and music history. In addition, we are gathering high-school musicians to make videos of our performances to send out to children. By participating in this opportunity, you will help children who are missing the musical aspect of their lives. Volunteer Responsibilities: Create reading material (similar to a study guide) about one or more topics in music history or music theory OR Email us a video of you performing one or more pieces. We are planning to make a collage of performances to send to foster and senior homes. Requirements: Volunteers must be a current student, preferably a high-school student If interested, please click Express Interest and an Opportunity Coordinator will email you with further instructions.

Talent Recruiter

Quick Overview: Nonprofit serving the senior care and nursing home community seeks a volunteer talent recruiter for our variety-style television series, Entertaining Older Folks, created for the residents of senior care and nursing homes. Mission: Our nonprofit, Senior Care Home Entertainment, produces this cost-free and commercial-free television series to reach the isolated residents through their TV's, tablets, computers and phones. Entertaining Older Folks streams on YouTube on the Senior Care Home Entertainment channel. Each one-hour episode features loads of music, comedy sketches, magic acts, poetry and so much more. Impact: Our nonprofit aims to alleviate depression and loneliness among the isolated residents of senior care and nursing homes. We need to keep the talent pipeline for our television series filled if we are going to produce two episodes a month. With that handled, we will be able to provide uplifting entertainment for the 2,000 senior care and nursing homes in Los Angeles as well as for the 9,000 in the state of California and the nearly 45,000 across the United States. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: The position of volunteer talent recruiter will require three hours a week. Tasks will include searching the web, specifically aggregate talent sites, to find appropriate musicians and performers we can approach to contribute to our series and then researching the contact info on these prospects. Additional Details: We are looking to create on a weekly basis a diverse list of 20 musician and entertainer prospects to approach. Position is remote (virtual) and on going.

Human Resources Researcher

Quick Overview: Provide human resource and researching expertise at a nonprofit that serves unhoused people and their pets as it expands to more shelters in Los Angeles and more cities. Organization Name: PalsNPets, Inc. Organization Website: https://palsnpets.org/ Mission or Broader Program Description: PalsNPets is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to unhoused pet owners and their pets, providing services specific to the needs of this group through partnerships with shelters. Pets are often the only thing an unhoused individual has to care about, and many shelters don’t allow pets. Working with shelters to make them pet-friendly also allows us to work with these individuals who are often the most in need and often have a higher potential to build a better future…two lives at a time. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: PalsNPets is a young nonprofit that is quickly growing and is looking for a Human Resources Researcher to assist. We are in the process of opening our fourth shelter in Los Angeles and are looking to expand further both here and in other cities. We are also hiring our first employees and the goal of this project is to develop an actionable employee handbook with standard operating procedures that observe California rules and regulations policies. The HR Researcher will be working alongside a lawyer on the board to: Research and compile list of California policies and rules & regulations Develop an employee handbook with the organization’s systems, processes, and protocols Scour list of grants and identify those which align with our goals and objectives, while eliminating those that aren't a good match. Craft a grant proposal that uses clear, concise language to persuade the grantor that the organization applying for the grant is a worthy recipient of funds. Respond to funder's questions about the grant proposal and develop relationships with prospective donors. Must have an affinity for data, have effective research skills, be very detailed oriented, have a strong grasp of the English language, with an ability to write persuasively in addition to good people skills. Be able to provide sample grant writing samples. Grant proposals may be very involved, including a cover letter, proposal and supporting documentation per the grant's requirements. The proposal itself must do a good job of providing information about our organizations past, present and future activities and how the grant money would be used. Requirements: ● Past service in an HR role, professional development facilitator, and/or operations manager ● Knowledge of best practices in staff management and development Volunteers can work remotely. The time commitment is flexible, ranging from ADD TIME a week/month.

*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.

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 12-18 months total. 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 Brian Rosenbaum at brian@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.

Email Newsletter Editor/Designer (Virtual)

Quick Overview: Nonprofit entertainment company serving senior care and nursing home community is seeking an experienced email newsletter editor/designer. Mission: The mission of Senior Care Home Entertainment 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. The current health crisis prevents us from sending our musicians and entertainers into senior care and nursing homes so to continue to serve our non-profit mission, we have created a television series specifically for those isolated residents. The series, Entertaining Older Folks, is a weekly, one-hour, variety style program with music, comedy, magic, poetry and so much more! It streams on YouTube on the Senior Care Home Entertainment Channel. It is available 24 hours a day on televisions, tablets, computers and phones. Impact: To create awareness for Entertaining Older Folks, we launched a volunteer telephone outreach initiative to contact senior care and nursing homes and encourage the staff and administration to inform their residents of the series. Our nonprofit, Senior Care Home Entertainment, sends out a monthly email newsletter with a half a dozen links to stay connected with our contacts and provide them with a resource and partner during these unprecedented times. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Our current email newsletter lives on elink and we would like the layout improved. Our email mailing list is in Mail Chimp and we would like to harness more of the functionality of this application. Position also includes researching and sourcing additional engaging content each month on the world of senior care and nursing homes. Approximately five to eight hours a month, position is ongoing. Requirements: Significant experience in email marketing and specifically in email newsletters required. Professional recommendations also required. If interested, please click Express Interest and a volunteer coordinator will email you with further instructions.