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Volunteer As A Mentor With America Needs You!

America Needs You (Los Angeles)

June 9, 2018, 1 p.m. - March 7, 2020, 7 p.m.

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

Americorps Vista: Volunteer Corps

L.A. Works

July 30, 2018, noon - July 31, 2019, 8 p.m.

ALL You Need To Know About One Amazing Opportunity!AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Corps MemberAre you passionate about serving the community?Are you ready to commit a year of your life to meaningful work, and in turn receive unmatched personal and professional growth by joining a nationwide network of change agents?Are you looking for a way to assist in making Los Angeles a more equitable place through service?If you answered yes to all of these questions, you have possibly found your next stop. L.A. Works!What do we do?We are L.A.’s largest volunteer network. L.A. Works’ programs are all geared towards increasing volunteerism in the region. We achieve this goal by publishing volunteer opportunities on our website, hosting large-scale days of service, coordinating corporate volunteer events, and more.What do you add to our pursuit for a more equitable place for Angelenos?Volunteer Corps VISTA members are placed at nonprofit locations around L.A. to serve as volunteer coordinators. Our members spend the year recruiting and managing volunteers, who will work towards delivering the nonprofit’s mission. One of those members could be you!What does this mean?You will help transform the host site’s volunteer program through more effective volunteer recruitment, placement, and engagement practices. You will be paired with a nonprofit whose mission speaks to you. As a volunteer coordinator you would be responsible for the following:Thoroughly assess host site’s volunteer program and contribute to the identification of new, creative volunteer roles at host site;Conduct targeted recruitment efforts online and offline to improve volunteer matches and increase the number of volunteers placed at host site;Contribute to monthly and annual grant reporting as well as serve as a Project Leader at L.A. Works special days of serviceWhat is Americorps? AmeriCorps VISTA is one of three branches of AmeriCorps that connects full-time members to community organizations to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty. Members gain valuable professional, educational, and life experience. The term of service lasts for 1 year. A Pre-Service Orientation (PSO) Training is required for all members.Am I still a part of L.A. Works?Yes, you are! You get the chance to be part of both teams: your nonprofit host site’s and L.A. Works’. Attendance at a monthly meeting at L.A. Works that enhances both professional and personal growth is required for all VISTAs. In total, three networks are at your fingertips - L.A. Works, Americorps VISTA, and your host site organization!Is this paid? What are the benefits of serving for a year?Although you’re technically a volunteer, you’ll receive a bi-weekly living allowance. Other benefits include:Segal Education Award | Upon successful completion of one year of service, AmeriCorps members earn a $5,775 (or equal to the Pell grant amount) education award that can be put towards student loans or future educational expenses.Loan Forbearance | AmeriCorps members may be eligible to have their student loans temporarily postponed while they are serving.Childcare | AmeriCorps VISTA member may qualify for childcare assistance during their terms of service.Health Benefits | All AmeriCorps VISTA members are eligible to participate in the Health Benefits Program at no cost.We’re looking for game-changers. Competitive applicants should embody:Commitment and understanding of the AmeriCorps principles and values including the one year of service;Ability to adapt to the living allowance and other lifestyle challenges common for AmeriCorps members;A track record of delivering results while juggling competing priorities under intense time pressure;Engaging public speaker and networkerProfessional demeanor in person, in writing, and on the phonePassion for nonprofit work and belief in the value of community service Does that sound like you? We just need to make sure that you are:Must be at least 18 years of age and a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident alien of the U.S.;Okay with some evening and weekend commitments;One last (very important!) question: Are you committed to serving one full year, making a difference, and embarking on the experience of a lifetime? If so, we are inviting you to apply today. Welcome to what game-changing and trail-blazing through a service-oriented lens looks like.Please email your resume and cover letter to volunteercorps@laworks.com

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570 West Avenue 26
Los Angeles, California 90065

Paid Encore Fellow: Human Resources LA's Best

The Encore Fellowships Network

Aug. 1, 2018, 3 a.m. - Aug. 1, 2019, 3 a.m.

Encore.org: Encore Fellowship Opportunity with LA's BEST You are a seasoned professional with a minimum of 20+ years of experience, who is retired or in transition. You want to continue to work and want to do something with meaning. You are ready for a second act for the greater good. Encore Fellowships are structured programs that place highly-skilled, experienced professionals into social-purpose organizations, where they help nonprofits build capacity, and ultimately, have a greater impact on their communities. Fellows commit to 1,000 hours of work over 6 to 12 months. They are paid a stipend of $20,000 and are integrated into the nonprofit’s leadership team. About LA’s BEST The mission of LA’s BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) Afterschool Enrichment Program is to provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for children ages 5-12. Mayor Tom Bradley created LA’s BEST in 1988 in response to challenges arising from increasing numbers of unsupervised children throughout the City during out-of-school time, especially within under-resourced Los Angeles neighborhoods that are disproportionately impacted by high rates of poverty and crime. LA’s BEST has grown from operating at 10 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) elementary schools (LA’s BEST sites) to 200 and currently services 25,000 youth each day during the afterschool hours, and 6,500- 8,000 in the LA’s BEST Summer Learning Program each year. Human Resources Encore Fellow: Primary Role and Responsibilities LA’s BEST seeks an Encore Fellow with extensive expertise in human resource to develop and implement strategies that focus on recruitment and retention of program staff. LA’s BEST relies on over 2,000 on-site part-time personnel to serve as youth developers and coaches. As the organization has grown, they have faced challenges identifying and retaining qualified team members. LA’s BEST recently worked with USC’s Los Angeles Community Impact Program to examine the organization’s marketing and recruitment strategy and a number of recommendations were made. The Encore Fellow will guide the execution of these recommendations and further explore and implement strategies to support LA’s BEST goals. Develop tools, resources and systems to recruit and retain committed staff Help LA’s BEST become a catalyst for workforce development that cultivates community and civic engagement Refine hiring process including interviewing questions and approaches Outreach into the community to source new (program) staff Investigate and implement programs to motivate and incentivize staff Design programs to equip staff with vital and practical 21st century skills Encore Fellow Development: Key Skills Requirements Key skills requirements include: Successful track record (10 years+) in human resources with a focus on staff recruitment and development Significant experience in designing strategic and organizational growth plans A creative mindset and ability to generate and implement new ideas Excellent communication skills - both written and verbal Thrives in a collaborative environment A belief in the mission of LA’s BEST

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200 N Spring
Los Angeles, California 90012

Calling Standardized Test Tutors - Help A Low Income Student Achieve Their College Goals!

Minds Matter Of Los Angeles Inc

Aug. 27, 2018, 3 a.m. - May 31, 2019, 3 a.m.

Are you good at math or writing/critical thinking passionate about helping a new generation of high school students achieve their college dreams and fulfill their goals? If so, become a tutor with Minds Matter LA - you'll work directly with a small group of students to improve their SAT scores in either subject and maximize their potential! Minds Matter is an organization dedicated to preparing motivated and bright students from low-income families to succeed in college. We work with students beginning in their sophomore year of high school all the way through their graduation from high school, both on academics (test prep, writing) and on life skills (time management, financial literacy, leadership). Each student is paired with two mentors who stay with them through the duration of the program. The vast majority of our students will be the first from their families to attend college, and we strive to give them the tools they need to thrive in college and in life. Our sessions are held at the main USC campus, giving students a taste of the college experience. As a tutor, you will work with a small group of students, focusing either on their test taking skills in either math or writing/critical thinking. Your support, guidance, and teaching will be instrumental to helping them maximize their SAT score and gain acceptance to the best schools!For more information, visit the Minds Matter LA website at http://mindsmatterla.org/ or email us at info@mindsmatterla.org.To apply, fill out the application at https://tfaforms.com/310839Tutor Commitment:* Participate Saturdays during the academic school year from 10am-12 noon* Attend at least 5 of the Saturday sessions per semesterNotable Minds Matter LA facts:6 graduating classes - 85 graduates100% of program graduates have been accepted to 4 year colleges, including Stanford, Harvard, Princeton, other Ivy League colleges, UC Berkeley, UCLA, among othersScholarships recipients - 7 Millennium Gates Scholar, 3 Milken Scholars, 2 Posse Scholars, 1 Jack Kent Cooke ScholarNotable internships - McKinsey Research Center, Mayor's Office (Los Angeles)Notable job placements - Disney Animation, Teach For America, Barclays

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University of Southern California Campus
Los Angeles, California 90089

Help Your Community By Preparing Taxes For Low-wage Workers. Become A Vita Tax Volunteer In Socal!

Building Skills Partnership

Jan. 7, 2019, 3 a.m. - May 27, 2019, 3 a.m.

BSP is looking for VITA Volunteers to give back to their community. The VITA volunteer will meet with the janitorial workers based on their appointment time and will help complete the taxes via computer. If preparing taxes is not your thing, you can also help us by making appointments, doing quality review, or being a greater. The VITA volunteer must pass the VITA exam and be willing to volunteer up until the end of Tax Season: April 20, 2018. Training of Basic Tax exam through the IRS Certification and Financial Capability Services will be provided.KEY JOB RESPONSIBILITIESPrepare for the VITA Test. (Materials will be provided)Be willing to volunteer 2 days out of the week.Be meticulous when assisting with taxes.Volunteer until April 20, 2018.Pass the VITA test.Walk-through Financial Capability services with tax-filer.Job Requirements:Bilingual in Spanish/English required.Flexibility, strong organization skills and attention to detail.Strong intercultural communication skills; demonstrated an ability to work effectively with people from other cultural backgrounds.Willing to commit at least once a week for the duration of tax season.Email a resume with cover letter explaining interest and qualifications to Monica Zambrano at monica@buildingskills.org

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828 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90015
Los Angeles, California 90015

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.

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