Volunteer Compton 1/30/21
The Compton Initiative
Quick Overview: The primary activity of the Compton Initiative is the quarterly workday, when we match large numbers of volunteers with 20-25 prepared work sites. Each event includes painting, debris removal, yard work and graffiti removal at homes, schools, churches and public spaces. Mission or Broader Program Description: The Compton Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2006 with a 40-year commitment to restore the City of Compton by painting homes, schools and churches on quarterly workdays in partnership with individual volunteers and other organizations. Starting with a small group of volunteers eager to show love and inspire hope, we’ve grown to thousands of caring workers of all ages and backgrounds in yellow shirts who serve across the city. We offer community organizations, service groups and non-profits an opportunity to make a sustainable impact in Compton by instilling a sense of care and pride within each neighborhood. Impact: To date, we’ve beautified over 740 homes, 458 buildings at 43 schools, 42 church buildings, 60 public spaces, 2 medical clinics and 201 murals. With each beautification event, grateful residents marvel as their homes go from dull to vibrant in just a few hours, and astonished students return to freshly painted schools and a new sense of pride. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Volunteers will work at worksites that may include painting, debris removal, yard work and graffiti removal at homes, schools, churches and public spaces. Requirements: Volunteers are required to work from 8:00am-12:00pm. * Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.
Fri Jan 29, 2021
07:00 AM to 12:00 PM
NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
About The Compton Initiative
8303 Alondra Blvd, PARAMOUNT, CA 90723, US
The Compton Initiative exists to partner with other entities (organizations, clubs, schools, business, community residents) to bring restoration and hope to the community of Compton. The Compton Initiative is a 40 year commitment that includes a thousand acts of service (one day at a time), that will assist in the transformation of the community of Compton.
Our primary work consists of painting the exterior of homes, schools, and other buildings in the city of Compton. We also do minor construction i.e. replacing rotting wood, doors and windows, as well as yard work and tree trimming. Our volunteers do not need to have any prior experience in any of this work, but just need to come with an open heart and the willingness to serve the community. We supply all the volunteers with the materials and equipment needed and have directors and leaders overseeing each project. Our workdays are on Saturdays and last from 7am til noon. We provide breakfast and lunch for all the volunteers.