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Volunteer As A Mentor With America Needs You!

America Needs You (Los Angeles)

June 9, 2018, noon - March 7, 2020, 6 p.m. CDT

Looking for a meaningful way to give back in Los Angeles? Apply today to volunteer as a Mentor Coach with America Needs You (ANY) and help an ambitious, first-generation college student reach their full potential!America Needs You fights for economic mobility for ambitious, first-generation college students. We do this by providing transformative mentorship and intensive career development.Impact: America Needs You (ANY) pairs high-achieving, low-income, first-generation college students with young professionals from a variety of industries who serve as their mentors throughout the duration of the two year Fellowship program. Mentor Coaches meet with students in person and remotely to help students achieve their career goals and graduate from college with a full-time job or graduate school placement.Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Mentor Coaches support their student at Saturday workshops held in Los Angeles (6-7 Saturdays per year) and connect one-on-one virtually twice per month.Here are just a few of the benefits of becoming a Mentor Coach:Develop aone-on-one mentoring relationship with your Scholar,and help them achieve their career ambitions.Serve as a role model and resource for your class of 40 Mentor Coach/Scholar pairs.Network with highly accomplished professionals from a variety of industries.Gain access to exclusive professional development and social events.Requirements: To be eligible to apply to be a Mentor Coach, you should:Want to mentor first-generation college students in their personal and professional development.Be available to attend career development workshops 6-7 Saturdays per year for two years.Be a college graduate with 3+ years of work experience, willing to share your industry expertise and network.Application: Apply here! https://www.americaneedsyou.org/mentors-apply/

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515 South Flower St
Los Angeles, California 90071

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

Library Foundation Of Los Angeles

March 1, 2019, 2 a.m. - Dec. 31, 2020, 2 a.m. CST

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, 2 a.m. - Dec. 26, 2021, 2 a.m. CDT

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, 5 p.m. - June 17, 2020, 7:30 p.m. CDT

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, 2 a.m. - Nov. 10, 2020, 2 a.m. CST

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

2019 One Healthy Community Race Crew

A5 Events With Team Against Drugs Inc

Dec. 8, 2019, 7:30 a.m. - Dec. 8, 2019, 1:30 p.m. CST

Race day is coming up and we still need more volunteers. We're on the lookout for people to help with:Parking DirectionPositioned near and at the entry to designated parking areas to direct athletes, attendees and other volunteers to correct parking areas, registration area and event plaza.Water Stations Along the CourseFill cups of water at water stations along course. Maintain filled water cups for runners/walkers as needed. Clean up post race, throwing all empty water cups into trash receptacles.Food & Beverage TablesCut bananas, oranges and bagels as well as set up tables. Additionally, hand out to runners and walkers before and after they run/walk.Course Direction & cheer stationsPositioned at various key points along the course, volunteers will point or holds signs to keep runners/walkers on the proper course. Cheer the runners and walkers on as they participate in the race.Course WorkerAssist with the set-up and breakdown of course by removal of cones, signs, course water tables and containers of water.Event Day RegistrationWelcome athletes, collect registration information, distribute race packets, race t-shirts and goodie bags on race day.Finish LineAssist with sorting of athletes as they finish the run/walk, handing out finisher medals and keeping order in the finish chutes.Awards BoothAssist with sorting and distributing age group awards to top three finishers in each age group.Breakdown and Clean-upAll volunteers are asked to assist with the breakdown and clean-up of the course, start & finish line area and event plaza area.Depending on the race, Kiddie Fun Run Course VolunteersPositioned along the Kiddie Fun Run course, volunteers will ensure all participants follow and stay on course.As an A5 Events volunteer you will be fed and hydrated.If you have any friends or family that also may be interested in volunteering, please have them sign up through this website or show up with you on the day of the event. You will be assigned a job at the event.Without our amazing volunteers, this race simply would not happen. So on that note, thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.Please show up at 5:00am, parking is available in the parking lot.

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5870 Olympic Blvd
Los Angeles, California 90036

Make A Difference This Winter- Support Kids Living With Hiv/aids!

The Laurel Foundation

Feb. 14, 2020, 2 a.m. - Feb. 18, 2020, 2 a.m. CST

The Laurel Foundation is committed to improving the lives of children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender diverse youth. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who want to make a difference. If you love to help others, make life-long friendships, and expand your horizons, then volunteer at Camp Laurel (February 14 - 18)!Camp Laurel’s Family Camp programs offer a unique opportunity for children, youth (ages 3-17), and families to come together away from the stresses and isolation associated with HIV and AIDS. Volunteers at Camp Laurel act as mentors, activity facilitators, and cabin counselors. Volunteers will get the opportunity to work directly with the kids at camp and get to participate in a variety of traditional camp activities (archery, arts & crafts, campfires, yoga, rock climbing, etc.). Camp counselors will also get the opportunity to introduce our campers (many of whom have never been out of the city) to the natural beauty of the Southern California mountains through outdoor education programming.This program offers fun and support for the whole family! In addition to traditional camp programs with their kids, adult campers also participate in educational workshops geared towards encouraging mental and physical health, such as stress management courses, HIV disclosure discussions, and healthy living classes. For many of our parents Camp Laurel is the only place where they feel safe, understood, and supported to talk about the challenges they face. It is a truly life-changing experience for them knowing that they are not alone. Those experiences bond both the children and parents together as they build a community of peer-peer support.Volunteering with Camp Laurel is a rewarding and challenging experience, one that many volunteers return to year after year. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, be comfortable working with adults and children with HIV/AIDS, have good judgment, and lots of energy. Experience with resident camps and/or HIV/AIDS is helpful but is not necessary.www.Laurel-Foundation.org/Volunteer***********************************************************"Every time I come to camp I learn a new life lesson, and that life lesson is always taught to me through the heart of a camper. I have never had any experience that comes close to what I experience every time I come to camp. It’s amazing and life changing and I always come away with more than I could ever give." - Jody (7 camps)**********************************************************Camp Laurel Details:Camp Dates: February 14 - 18Camp Location: Julian, CAPre-Camp Training: January 25 & 26Training Location: Pasadena, CA

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75 S Grand Ave.
Pasadena, California 91105

Go Carbon Neutral

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times and locations

When we started Brightest we made two simple commitments to ourselves and you: anytime someone completed an act of good or volunteer shift through Brightest, we'd plant a tree. Second, we'd operate as a net zero carbon (CO2) service, offsetting all our servers, travel, and anything else we use to run our website and build our community. Thanks to the commitment of our climate community (and people like you), we've already planted over 10,000 new trees, capturing more than a hundred tons of CO2 this year. All thanks to individual acts of good adding up to big change. Now, with your help, we're taking our tree projects and sustainability commitment to the next level with a new service: a Zero Carbon Living tree-planting offset subscription. Using our existing project and partner infrastructure, each month we plant plant trees and invest in carbon-neutralizing clean energy and waste projects on behalf of our members, then verify the work to report back impact, allowing you to go carbon neutral (or gift zero carbon living to a friend) for less than the price of a weekly coffee ☕ While we don't think this alone will solve the climate crisis (one of the many reasons we provide digital infrastructure and tools to groups like Fridays for Future, Extinction Rebellion, and Sunrise Movement), little differences DO add up when we spread the word and work together. To illustrate this, if every Spotify or Netflix customer went carbon-zero, it would carbon offset the environmental footprint of a country the size of Australia or Brazil. If you'd like to help us reach our next planting target of 1 million trees, we'd be extremely grateful, and you can start right here. Your contribution to plant trees and go carbon neutral is tax deductible. Trees planted through Brightest are planted in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a registered US 501(c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Your contribution to plant trees and offset your carbon footprint with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S law.

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