Have Free Time This Summer? Help St. Margaret's Center Reopen Safely!
St. Margaret's Center
Quick Overview: Have time available this summer? Have an outgoing personality and like interacting with people? We need volunteers to help monitor the door when our Center re-opens in July. Mission or Broader Program Description: St. Margaret's Center, a program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Inc., has served low-income and homeless families since 1987. The Center provides a comprehensive range of emergency and supportive services to about 10,000 unduplicated individuals annually in the Los Angeles "L.A.X." area, primarily those living in the cities or streets of Lennox and surrounding communities. During these changing times St. Margaret's Center has been on the front lines providing meals to those in need. For more information please visit our website: https://sites.google.com/site/smcxmas/Covid-19Response Impact: As LA County starts to reopen, we are going back to our normal services as well and we need help! We are a community resource center in Inglewood serving the local LAX community's poverty-level families by providing many services such as, food and diapers to families, sack lunches, hygiene kits and showers to homeless, and financial assistance to families in need. While it is necessary for us to go back to normal, we also need to ensure we meet the necessary precautions for Covid-19. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We need volunteers to help direct clients to ensure with physical distancing by limiting client flow in the lobby and taking their temperature. We have several shifts available. Our hours are 8:30-5pm, (closed for lunch, noon to 1pm), on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Two shifts available, 9-12pm or 1-4pm. (Bilingual helpful) All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking "express interest," I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 ("COVID-19"). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking "express interest," I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.
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About St. Margaret's Center
10217 Inglewood Ave., PICO RIVERA, CA 90660, US
St. Margaret's Center, A program of Catholic Charities of Los Angeles Inc., has served low-income and homeless families since 1987. The Center provides a comprehensive range of emergency and supportive services to about 11,000 unduplicated individuals annually in the Los Angeles "L.A.X." area, primarily those living in the cities or streets of Lennox and surrounding communities. St. Margaret's Center's mission has remained the same throughout its history, but the Center's programs have grown and evolved to respond to the needs of the community. St. Margaret's Center's programs target individuals and families who live at or below the poverty level, and are administered by a paid staff of ten, and an average of 60 volunteers per month. Programs are offered in both English and Spanish, and are free of charge, with the exception of nominal fees for immigration and counseling services. Two target groups have developed over the years as the Center's staff has become aware of their unmet needs: Spanish-speaking families, and homeless individuals. The Center provides assistance though, to anyone in need, regardless of the person's race, national origin or religious affiliation. St. Margaret's Center's goal is to provide relief, dignity and support to low-income persons in crisis and to assist individuals through case management and skills development to become more self-sufficient and to achieve economic security.
St. Margaret's Center is looking for volunteers interested in tutoring children in k-12, tutoring adults in English/Spanish literacy and ESL. We are also looking for volunteers interested in leading computer workshops.