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.

⚙ 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 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.

⚙︎ Teach Spanish-Speakers Basic Computer Skills

WHAT: More kids are online schooling than ever, but not all guardians know how to help them with tech issues. Give Spanish-speaking guardians the tech-smarts they need to ensure their kids’ success. WHO: Aviva Famiy and Children's Services exists to uplift and serve LA families, especially during the hardships of the COVID-19 crisis. They specialize in services like crisis intervention, mental health, foster and adoption, and supportive housing for women and children. WHY: A big part of the achievement gap for Latinx students is lack of access to technology. If there are tech challenges, the child whose parent can help them navigate those is going to surpass the child whose parent cannot. You can help close the achievement gap for Latinx students by teaching Spanish-speaking guardians basic computer skills. THE VOLUNTEER PROJECT: In this virtual volunteer opportunity, you will assist Spanish-speaking parents with basic computer skills. A lesson will be instructed by the Project Leader, and then you’ll break out into small groups to mentor your partner(s) as they complete different activities. The whole group will then reassemble to discuss their experiences. LOCATION: Remote/virtual. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Must be 21+ years old ​Spanish-speaking ability required Must be comfortable using internet, email, google suite, and social media QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Sign Up button below!

⚙︎ 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.

⚙ 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 Underprivileged Children

Quick Overview: Tutors are needed to support underprivileged children online with core courses, such as reading and math. Online tutor sessions will be 90 minutes each based on your availability during the week. 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 help students in elementary school with homework and core courses so they can grasp learning concepts to improve their confidence, grades and test scores. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will tutor children in 3rd - 6th grade with the use of Google Classroom/Meet tutoring sessions. The tutor sessions will be based on your availability for 90 minute sessions each. Requirements: Volunteers are expected to complete an application/background check process before tutoring with JLL. Orientation/Training will be provided by JLL Nonprofit.

⚙ 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 marketing 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.

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.

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

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.

Website Designer

Quick Overview: We need a website designer to help us update our site to reflect our expansion during the past year - we've grown over 800% and would like our site to better reflect all that we're doing. FoodCycle needs to reach food donors, people looking for food, volunteers and financial supporters. Our site has multiple functions that need to be incorporated. Impact: FoodCycle rescues excess food that would have gone to waste and directs it to over 130 different organizations feeding hungry people throughout Los Angeles. We're currently providing the equivalent of 50,000 meals a week and keeping 60,000 lbs of donated from going into landfills every week. Food thrown into landfills releases greenhouse gases and contributes to climate change. FoodCycle has a dual mission of ending hunger and helping fight climate change. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Design website Requirements: Should be familiar with Wordpress site

*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 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.

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.

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 5th and 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!