Veteran Resource Center Volunteers Needed (Exposition Park Branch)

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The Los Angeles Public Library is recruiting Veteran Resource Center volunteers to assist veterans and their families in obtaining resources related to health care, education, employment, housing, and other benefits that they have earned through military service.

Volunteers are asked to work two days a week for 90 minutes to 2 hours at a time.

The ideal volunteer for this assignment is familiar, or willing to become familiar, with the needs of veterans and the resources available to them, is a problem solver with excellent customer service, and is empathetic and patient. This would be an ideal opportunity for veterans but is open to any who have the indicated qualities. Bilingual is a plus but not required.

If you want to help combat homelessness and unemployment amongst veterans, aid in their access to healthcare and higher education, or are a veteran yourself, please consider volunteering at a Veteran Resource Center.

More about this initiative can be found at: http://calibrariesforveterans.org/volunteers.html

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About Los Angeles Public Library

Location:

630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, US

Mission Statement

The Los Angeles Public Library provides free and easy access to information, ideas, books and technology that enrich, educate and empower every individual in our city's diverse communities.

Description

The Los Angeles Public Library is largest public research institution west of the Mississippi.


With more than 70 branch libraries and Central Library subject departments serving millions of Angelenos on a yearly basis, our programs are supported by thousands of volunteers in a variety of capacities. Whether providing one on one literacy tutoring, cutting out craft supplies for story time activities, helping serve summer lunch at the library, or serving as a Friend of the Library, all volunteers play a role in the work of LAPL.


If you would like to volunteer, but don't see a listing that matches your interests, please contact your local branch or the Volunteer Engagement Office. Opportunities and needs vary by location and fluctuate throughout the year.


Please note that the minimum age for volunteers is 14 (with the exception of 11-13-year-olds joining Teen Councils), minimum time commitments are required for most opportunities, adult volunteers working with children will be fingerprinted, and LAPL does not accept court-mandated community service.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Exposition Park Branch LibraryLos Angeles Public Library3900 S Western AvLos Angeles, CA 90071

(34.053,-118.25485)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Adult Education
  • Veteran Care
  • Customer Service
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months
  • Ideally two days a week, for two hours each day.

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