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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. EDT

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, 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

Save A Life, Foster A Dog!

Ace Of Hearts Dog Rescue

Sept. 1, 2019, 3 a.m. - Nov. 30, 2019, 3 a.m. EDT

FOSTER A DOG! SAVE A LIFE!We are looking for loving, active families to foster our wonderful dogs here at Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue. Please contact us ASAP if you are interested and meet the below criteria!WE ARE LOOKING FOR FOSTERS THAT DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ANY OTHER PETS IN THE HOME.WE ARE LOOKING FOR A PLACE FOR A FEW OF OUR MORE DIFFICULT DOGS THAT LOVE PEOPLE, BUT NOT OTHER DOGS!*An active handler who enjoys runs, hikes, etc. preferred for these dogs, and no other pets in the house*We are a 501(c)3 non-profit dog rescue dedicated to rescuing dogs from LA shelters the day they are to be euthanized. We are currently in need of active foster homes for these loving and deserving canines. Fostering a dog helps us to save more lives since we are cage-free, and only place our babies in foster homes! We provide you with food, treats, bed and any basic veterinary care the pooch may need (you call us to arrange and we pay)! This is a great way to save a life and make a little extra cash. Most of the dogs we rescue are between the weight of 60-90 lbs, so you should be comfortable with large breeds. Foster expenses are tax-deductible!We are looking for active fosters or homes with active dogs. Our dogs love to hike, run and play!Dog training experience is a PLUS, but not necessary!YOU MUST PROVIDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL IN YOUR INITIAL EMAIL TO US OR WE WILL NOT CONSIDER YOUR INQUIRY.You must be at least 21 years of age or older or have your parent's permission.That you are away from home no more than 8 hours/day.That you can transport the dog to/from adoption events at the West Hollywood PetCo two Saturdays/month.That you have at least some experience with dogs, but you don't need to have dogs of your own.That you can commit to four weeks at a time.That you can be communicative and let us know what the dog needs and general information about the dog's personality and temperament.That you can handle LARGE dogs.That you can respond to phone calls within 2 hours (via call, text or email).That you have approval from your landlord, roommate, housemate, spouse, and/or significant other. DO NOT contact us if you do not have their approval.DO NOT CONTACT US IF YOU DO NOT MEET ALL OF THE ABOVE REQUIREMENTS DO NOT CONTACT US IF YOU CAN'T RETURN CALLS DO NOT CONTACT US IF YOU'RE NOT RELIABLE OR IF YOU'RE UNSURE THAT YOU CAN FOSTERDO NOT CONTACT US IF YOU DON'T LOVE DOGSDO NOT CONTACT US IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN UNDER 15 YEARS OLD LIVING IN YOUR HOME

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LA Area - Various Locations
West Hollywood, California 90069

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

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