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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

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

Adoption Coordinator

The Dog Rescue

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

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

Big Kids Needed For Super Fun Day Camp At Usc

The Academy Project

July 14, 2019, 11 a.m. - July 19, 2019, 8 a.m.

Still a kid at heart? Never grew up? Remember how to have fun?CAMP XAVIER IS PERFECT FOR YOU!This is our fourth year of Camp Xavier!We are looking for fun, creative, and reliable counselors!Sunday, July 14th-Friday, July19th8am-5pmUniversity of Southern CaliforniaSome info about Camp Xavier:Some info about being a Volunteer Counselor: Volunteers will serve as Camp Counselors, the backbone of our program. Volunteers will be asked to take part in a variety of tasks including supervising; directing or organizing participants; providing one-on-one assistance; overseeing a variety of sports and activities; overseeing meal support and daily set-up and clean-up.Responsibilities will be determined based on experience, prior service, availability, and personal preferences.The most important responsibility is being a positive role model to campers, leading by example and building their confidence and self-esteem. We’re committed to delivering a quality, enriched experience for our foster youth.What we are looking for in a Volunteer: At least 18 years of age for Senior Counselors Previous experience working with childrenPrevious experience working at a summer camp would be great although not necessary! Specialty skills are desirable (i.e. arts & crafts, dance, songs/music, sports, drama, storytelling/sketches, recreational games, etc.) Ability to plan, lead and participate in a range of activities in a variety of outdoor/indoor settings Must be extremely energetic, outgoing, fun & enthusiastic Must be a team player with a positive attitude and leadership skills Must be self-motivated, innovative, creative and flexible Must be dependable and responsible with a great work ethicThe Academy Project is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working with foster and homeless youth in South Los Angeles to improve life and academic outcomes through holistic support, community, education, and empowerment. We offer two programs: Camp Xavier, our summer program, and The Co-Op, our after-school program.www.theacademyproject.orgDid you know....The County of Los Angeles has more than 32,000 youth in the foster care system. That's not a typo. Los Angeles COUNTY has more foster youth than the STATE with 2nd the highest population, NY. (California is the first with 65,000)50% of foster youth will be homeless, incarcerated, and/or institutionalized 2 years after 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.80% of Death Row inmates have been in foster care.www.theacademyproject.orglcosta@theacademyproejct.org

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University of Southen California
Los Angeles, California 90037