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A Place Called Home

A Place Called Home

PLEASE NOTE: Due to APCH campus capacity restrictions and COVID-19 safety practices, participation in this project will not be finalized until the APCH Volunteer team responds to your form submission by contacting you directly to confirm project details. Thank you!

Project: A Place Called Home "Family Resource Depot"

A Place Called Home (APCH) "Family Resource Depot" Overview: A Place Called Home has served South Central youth and families with its life-changing programs for more than 27 years. During these uncertain times, one thing is for sure: APCH is still here, resolved to serve our community in the midst of this crisis and beyond. In the face of the coronavirus emergency, APCH quickly mobilized to respond to urgent and ongoing needs of youth and families that were already struggling with poverty.

Since temporarily suspending regular operations on our campus, we launched (in addition to virtual programming, tutoring and mental health counseling): The APCH Family Resource Depot (or FRD -- https://apch.org/#fp_frd) to deliver groceries, household necessities, hygiene products and more to local families in need. Our FRD initiative provides hundreds of families with thousands of pounds of fresh produce and other essentials weekly.

This is where our wonderful APCH volunteers come in!

Project Description: Volunteers sort and pack fresh produce and canned food into bags, which we then load into trucks for delivery to APCH families. Volunteers also unload and unpack boxes of food and supply deliveries. The APCH team guides volunteers throughout the morning. This is an active day that includes lifting, bending and long periods of standing. Please let the APCH team know if there is anything we can do to make the project more comfortable for you.

Upcoming Project Dates/Times:

  • 10/06/2021: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 10/20/2021: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 10/27/2021: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 11/03/2021: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 11/10/2021: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 11/17/2021: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 12/01/2021: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • 12/08/2021: 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM
APCH COVID-19 Campus Safety Practices:
  • APCH has implemented workplace safety guidelines (provided to volunteers upon confirmation for this project), which are aligned with health and safety best practices for APCH staff, volunteers and visitors.
  • Vaccination Requirement: Beginning 11/15/2021, all staff, volunteers and independent contractors must have received (and provide proof of receipt) one of the following:
    • at least the first dose of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer-Biontech vaccine
    • the single dose of the J&J/Janssen vaccine
  • APCH requires everyone to follow our mask guidelines:
    • if an individual IS fully vaccinated: they must wear a single mask at all times (APCH will provide a mask for anyone that needs one)
    • if an individual IS NOT fully vaccinated: they must wear an N95 or KN95 mask at all times (APCH will provide a mask for anyone that needs one)
  • APCH will conduct the following with individuals upon their arrival to the APCH campus:
    • temperature check to screen for fever
    • distribution of a nasal swab PCR COVID-19 test and instructions for the individual to self administer the test on site prior to beginning the volunteer project
    • APCH health screening to review:
      • symptoms
        if the individual -- or a member of the individual's household, a close family member of the individual, or an intimate partner of the individual -- has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or has experienced symptoms associated with COVID-19 within the past 14 days
      • travel
        • if the individual IS fully vaccinated (14 days have passed since their second dose of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer-Biontech vaccine, or since their single dose of the J&J/Janssen vaccine), has traveled outside of the state of CA within the past 10 days, AND is experiencing symptoms associated with COVID-19
        • if the individual IS NOT fully vaccinated (does not meet the vaccination requirements detailed above) AND has traveled outside of the state of CA within the past 10 days
  • IF ANY OF THE ABOVE IS TRUE FOR YOU, you must please refrain from visiting the APCH campus to help maintain everyone's health and safety. Thank you!

Special Notes:

  • Volunteers must be 10 years or older; volunteers younger than 18 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
  • All volunteers must complete a volunteer waiver (provided to volunteers upon confirmation for this project) prior to volunteering at APCH
  • Project components will primarily take place outdoors except in the case of inclement weather

8 Shifts

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  • Wed Nov 03, 2021 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    This form indicates project interest. A Place Called Home will contact you after we receive this form to confirm project participation and details.
  • Wed Nov 10, 2021 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    This form indicates project interest. A Place Called Home will contact you after we receive this form to confirm project participation and details.
  • Wed Nov 17, 2021 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    This form indicates project interest. A Place Called Home will contact you after we receive this form to confirm project participation and details.
  • Wed Dec 01, 2021 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    This form indicates project interest. A Place Called Home will contact you after we receive this form to confirm project participation and details.
  • Wed Dec 08, 2021 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    This form indicates project interest. A Place Called Home will contact you after we receive this form to confirm project participation and details.
  • Wed Oct 27, 2021 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    This form indicates project interest. A Place Called Home will contact you after we receive this form to confirm project participation and details.
  • Wed Oct 20, 2021 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    This form indicates project interest. A Place Called Home will contact you after we receive this form to confirm project participation and details.
  • Wed Oct 06, 2021 - morning / 08:00 AM to 11:30 AM
    This form indicates project interest. A Place Called Home will contact you after we receive this form to confirm project participation and details.
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About A Place Called Home

Location:

2830 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90011, US

Mission Statement

A Place Called Home provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives.

Description

A Place Called Home first swung open its doors in 1993 - a year after the LA Unrest, amidst a crime epidemic that rendered the streets of South Central unsafe for children of any age. APCH’s mission was simple, but wrought with challenges: to provide the gang affected youth of South Los Angeles with a safe haven away from the life threatening dangers and temptations of the streets.

APCH became a refuge for our members, a safe place where teens could relax, do homework, and hang out with friends. It was a place to be accepted and to be a kid. What started with a dozen youngsters on the first day quickly grew to hundreds.

Over the past 27 years, a dynamic youth and community center has evolved from those humble beginnings. Today, APCH delivers a replete array of services to youth ages eight to mid-twenties and their families, empowering and inspiring them to self-reliance and ownership of their own lives. Every day we serve hundreds of young people and their families with educational and artistic programs, counseling, mentorship and pathways to a bright future. At our core, we are still a place where young people who face tremendous challenges can experience the joy, laughter and safety that should be a part of every childhood.

Children & Youth
Crisis Support
Hunger

WHEN

Wed Oct 06, 2021 - Wed Dec 08, 2021
08:00 AM - 11:30 AM
This opportunity has 8 shifts

WHERE

2830 S. Central Ave.Los Angeles, CA 90011

(34.01573,-118.25581)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Nutrition
  • Operations

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 10
  • 8:00 AM - 11:3O AM (approximately 3.5 hours -- project may conclude prior to 11:30 AM)
  • age requirement (minimum 10 years), volunteer waiver, face mask (single mask if individual is fully vaccinated; N95 or KN95 mask required if individual is not fully vaccinated), social distancing, temperature check, symptom screening

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