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Urgent Call for Volunteers and Donations

Project Angel Food

Flexible times

Project Angel Food prepares and delivers healthy meals to feed people impacted by serious illness, bringing comfort and hope every day. Every week Project Angel Food cooks, prepares, and delivers 15,000 meals for 1,600 clients living with critical illnesses. Over 62 percent of those clients are 60 and older and have compromised immune systems, putting them at high risk for coronavirus (COVID-19). Project Angel Food has indicated they urgently need volunteers and donations to support their ongoing work and programs, including meal prep and putting together meal packages. Current volunteer shifts are 8:00AM – 12:30PM and 1:30PM – 5:30PM Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday daytime weekend shifts are also available. As an organization that's been serving the seriously ill for 30 years, Project Angel Food is hypervigilant about ensuring that its kitchen is a safe work environment for volunteers and clients. However, they are also ramping up their already stringent food safety measures and taking extra care to frequently disinfect work spaces outside of the kitchen. That includes the following guidelines: – sick with fever – don’t come in – runny nose/cough, even from allergies – don’t come in – 65 or older, pregnant, chronic illness/underlying health conditions – don’t come in- you care for people who are high risk – you have been in contact with someone who may have contracted the virus – don’t come in – traveled and not quarantined for 2 weeks – don’t come in – fever/symptoms of fever have not been gone for at least 24 hours without help of medication – don’t come in Additionally, Project Angel Food is implementing: – distancing in all areas of the building (at least 3 feet/arm’s length), including the kitchen – temperature taking as people enter the building – masks worn in the kitchen – continued vigilance in adapting to additional guidelines provided by WHO/CDC/etc Your help is needed now and for the foreseeable future. Please consider making the time to volunteer during the coming weeks. These are daunting times filled with fear and uncertainty, and Project Angel Food's clients and community need your help now more than ever.

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922 Vine Street
Los Angeles, California 90038

True Happiness Is Helping Others. Apply To Intern At Central Library Today!

Library Foundation Of Los Angeles

March 1, 2019, 3 a.m. - Dec. 31, 2020, 3 a.m. EST

OverviewInterns will work closely with our accounting team to develop processes, analyze data and complete various projects at Central Library in Downtown Los Angeles. Interns must be reliable and responsible. An ideal candidate has completed fundamental accounting, has a strong interest in learning more about nonprofit operational accounting activities, is proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook, and has basic knowledge of operational accounting and general business practices. We will train an enthusiastic candidate.Our interns should commit to a minimum of 6 months and work 15 hours per week. Although our internships are unpaid, interns gain an insightful look into the world of accounting and bookkeeping. Our interns receive unparalleled real world experience and exclusive access to industry professionals.What You Will DoWork with our accounting team to identify vendors, audit-proof transactions and record accounting activityOrganize vendor files, learn hands-on invoice verification procedures and invoice researching techniquesAssist with the fiscal year-end audit and calendar year-end Form 1099 filingsReconcile general ledger accounts, credit card expense reports and bank statementsPrepare invoices and revenue for posting, assist with payroll processing and learn Excel spreadsheets tricksAssist with accounts payable/receivables, create journal entries and perform other duties as assignedWhat We Offer Invaluable first hand accounting experienceReferences/Letters of Recommendation after intern has completed program for a minimum of 6 monthsYoung Literati Friend Membership for 1 year upon completion of your internshipPaid parking and reimbursement of commute mileage, metro pass or bus passOur Proven Track RecordSince 2012, 35 interns have successfully completed our program.35 of our interns have graduated with Bachelors or Masters in Accounting in the top 10% of their class.Our interns are highly sought after and now work at Windes, Goldman Sachs, KPMG, Deloitte, City of LA, etc.Please contact Angela at angelamendoza@lfla.org or (213) 228-7500 for more information.

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Los Angeles Central Library
LOS ANGELES, California 90071

Adoption Coordinator

The Dog Rescue

June 8, 2019, 3 a.m. - Dec. 26, 2021, 3 a.m. EDT

Adoption Coordinator Position Summary: The Adoption Coordinator is responsible for client service and the adoption of animals at The Dog Cafe including but not limited to: adoption placement and facilitation adoptions for The Dog Cafe dogs both at the cafe and at offsite adoption events, creating a positive experience for clients, ensuring quality customer service, ensuring accurate record keeping for animal disposition, providing adoption support, training of volunteers in all aspects of the adoption department, assisting in various volunteer programs, animal care and promoting animals and the adoption program to the public.Essential and Primary Duties/Responsibilities include: Facilitate the complete adoption process according to The Dog Cafe standards and philosophy to include: surveys, checklists, agreements, dog meet dog intros, screenings, medical records, written correspondence, email, and phone calls. Replying to Adoption Applications and all email correspondences within 24 hours Ensuring all volunteers are trained in all policies and procedures of The Dog Cafe, and that they deliver quality customer service, including assisting all clients with finding appropriate pets by facilitating introductions to appropriate animals and disseminating appropriate information. Answering of client inquiries through the adoption team primarily including but not limited to: answering emails and basic questions from the public and appropriately directing emails to other team members when relevant, overseeing responses and information is delivered to appropriate staff as well as respond to general email inquiries. Assisting with in and out of house adoption events as needed including ensuring the location is decorated to fit said event. Providing high quality customer service to people who visit or email The Dog Cafe as well as resolving problems and addressing any client dissatisfaction Adhere to and be acquainted written policies, procedures, protocols, forms and training materials for adoptions, client service; in regards client service and adoptions. Keeping animal records current with information which will help place them into suitable homes, foster homes or rescue including entering past and current medical examinations, observations and behavior notes in Petstablished as needed. Utilize shelter Petstablished to effectively and efficiently track animals coming to and going from the cafe and update files as required including tracking adoptions.Skills and Experience: Customer service experience preferred. Must have the ability to make decisions on behalf of the organization as to approval of animals into adopted homes. Strong interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations. The ideal person for this job would be a team player, positive, personable, upbeat, and energetic, takes initiative, and uses tact and diplomacy. Resourceful, roll up the sleeves attitude. The successful candidate must have the initiative to resolve problems and seek answers independently and enthusiastically demonstrate flexibility to persist until goals are achieved. Knowledgeable of breeds, care giving, and characteristics of animals. Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle multiple competing tasks and demands. Computer literate: Google docs and mail and other programs. Ability to professionally advocate The Dog Cafe’s position on issues.Physical and Job Requirements: Valid driver's license with access to transportation to travel on organization business. Ability to effectively interact with and handle all dogs. Must be able to commit to 1 hour per day responding to emails. Must be able to commit to 3 hours per week to being at the cafe getting to know the dogs you will be helping find forever homes for!

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240 n virgil ave #12
Los Angeles, California 90004

Teach A Kid To Read....give Them The World

The Academy Project

Sept. 11, 2019, 6 p.m. - June 17, 2020, 8:30 p.m. EDT

DO YOU LOVE TO READ? DO YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING? DO YOU WANT TO HELP FOSTER AND HOMELESS YOUTH? THE CO-OP'S READING PARTNER PROGRAM IS FOR YOU!The County of Los Angeles has more than 35,000 youth in the foster care system. That's not a typo. Los Angeles COUNTY has more foster youth than the entire STATE population of NY. (26,000 foster youth)75% of foster youth are reading two to five levels below their actual grade.YOU CAN HELP! The Co-Op's Reading Partners Program was created to fill the widening gap between a youth’s reading ability and his/her actual grade level and meets once a week on Wednesdays from 3:00pm-5:30pm.Depending on the level of the youth the pair might take turns reading aloud, the youth might read aloud, or the partner might read and have the youth follow along. These weekly visits provide time for reading improvement and also provide time for a relationship to grow between the youth and the mentor.YOU CAN MAKE A REAL AND LASTING DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD'S LIFE!The National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care 50% of foster youth will be homeless, incarcerated, and/or institutionalized upon leaving the foster care system.42% of foster youth will not graduate high schoolOnly 3% of Foster Youth go to college.Because they are changing placements so often, Foster youth can attend anywhere from 7-20 schools while in care.70% of LA County's prison population has been in foster care.CHANGE THESE STATISTICS. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION

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Mann UCLA Community School
Los Angeles, California 90047

Americorps Vista At Urban Foundation

L.A. Works

Nov. 12, 2019, 3 a.m. - Nov. 10, 2020, 3 a.m. EST

Communications & Development CoordinatorPOSITION DESCRIPTION TITLE:VISTA Communications and Development Coordinator REPORTS TO: Executive Director, Urban Foundation SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Executive Director, spearhead efforts to increase visibility and long-term sustainability of the Kid City program. The three primary areas of focus include a membership campaign, communications strategy, and volunteer management plan. HOURS: Monday - Friday, 10am - 6:30 pm; some weekends for events, meetings, etc.Membership Campaign (ongoing)Using the fund development strategy provided by the USC consultants to Kid City, develop materials necessary to launch a membership campaign, including web pages, methods of payment, and printed collateral.Research millennial giving and work with Kid City college grads/alumni to develop an alumni advisory structure for: events, publicity, cultivation of members. May include organizing special alumni events and activities, including the annual Summer Showcase and Ultreya.Database: manage Nationbuilder database for supporters, alumni, and volunteers. Keep up to date tags, paths, etc. for easy use in communications work by all staff.Increase contacts in database with younger potential donors who are connected to Kid City staff, volunteers, and alumni.Database segmentation and strategies for different constituencies: alumni and parents, downtown businesses and residents, donors, supporters, volunteers, church members.Establish systems, create capacity, and supervise volunteers in the following areas: Database managementRecord donations in databaseThank you calls, letters, and appreciation events for donors and volunteersCommunications Develop social media strategy and protocols for in-house and out-reach. Calendar out regular programming as well as campaigns related to membership, including: End-Year, Ultreya, Splash of LA, Career Conferences, etc.Supervise website updatesDevelop frequency, protocol, style of email blasts and quarterly newsletters. Recruit and manage writers (staff, volunteers, students) and photographers to provide content.Establish systems, create capacity, and supervise volunteers in the following areas: Update and maintain Urban Foundation and Kid City website.Create and manage a regular calendar of email blasts and quarterly newslettersVolunteer managementDesign training, recruitment materials for volunteers, including job descriptions & adsTogether with other staff, complete the training provided by Blue Garnet and finalize a Volunteer Management PlanTogether with Kid City staff, design volunteer positions for high school and college students who need volunteer hours or experience.Work with program partners Holman CDC and JVS to employ Kid City students and alumni for volunteer positions.Train and supervise volunteers as needed, and on a regular basis prepare to recruit additional/replacements.

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714 W Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90015

Volunteer Software Engineers and Product Developers for CovidActNow.org

COVID ACT NOW (CovidActNow.org)

March 23, 2020, 11 p.m. - April 30, 2020, 1 a.m. EDT

A team of data scientists, engineers, and designers in partnership with epidemiologists, and public health officials built a tool [https://covidactnow.org/] designed to spur state and local governments into action to slow the spread of CoVid-19. This tool aims to enable political leaders to quickly make decisions in their Coronavirus response informed by best available data and modeling. It is now being used by government and covid response leaders to answer critically important questions such as: What will the impact be in my region be and when can I expect it? How long until my hospital system is under severe pressure? What is my menu of interventions, and how will they address the spread of Coronavirus? The site launched on Friday March 19th, since then it has had 3.2 million visitors and was used as input in the decisions of Anchorage and Dallas to institute ‘sheltering-in-place’. One critical request is from a federal government agency hoping to use this model and some of the presentation elements to help coordinate crisis response efforts (i.e. where to send masks). The platform is also being extended to support government agencies, medical device manufacturers, and front-line health providers plan for and respond to covid. The Request CovidActNow.org is requesting full-time+ help from experienced leaders in software engineering, UX, data science, and scalable support system design Start date: week of Monday 3/23/20 Availability: between the hours of 8pm - 10pm Specific Needs Product or Program Management: Currently there is a group of about 10 volunteers providing help sporadically, as well as a very rapidly changing set of needs and requests of the tool. CovidActNow.org's biggest area of need is someone able and willing to keep the effort organized & help plan the short/medium term roadmap. Full Stack SWE: There is a website (built with react.js), data pipelines, data visualization and other misc development work that needs to be done. [Data] Science: CovidActNow.org model outputs will be used by government officials and the public to inform crisis response. Ensuring they are accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy is a key priority. Any scientists who are willing to lend their critical eye and expertise to the modeling effort (keeping in mind that this is a specialist field and CovidActNow.org need to maintain some humility and avoid the Dunning-Kruger effect) would be a huge help. UX Design: The product development team is currently blocked on UX design; CovidActNow.org could really use a strong UX design resource who can work with engineers to design & iterate features fast] Support Systems: CovidActNow.org is getting about 50 inbound emails an hour currently. CovidActNow.org would love someone to set up a basic / pragmatic system to support this flow and route to the appropriate person or team who can help. CovidActNow.org needs to triage for the most important requests first: hospitals, US Gov, and medical device manufacturers. (If this keeps up CovidActNow.org will need a support function)

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