Teach Unhoused Women Basic Computer & Employment Skills

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ORGANIZATION: Downtown Women's Center

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As an integral part of DWC’s Workforce Development programming, the Learning Center offers a safe space for women seeking employment to search and apply for jobs and to participate in academic and vocational counseling sessions and job readiness workshops.

Volunteers create a supportive, peaceful Learning Center environment by providing one-on-one assistance with computer questions, helping equip participants with the skills necessary to prepare them for school or work, and more. Learning Center volunteers should have some basic comfort using computers and a desire to interact with participants. While not a requirement, this is a particularly good fit for volunteers with previous HR or tutoring/education experience.

Shifts are available on Weekdays from 9-11am and 1-3pm.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:00 AM PST - FULL
  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM PST - FULL
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About Downtown Women's Center

Location:

442 S. San Pedro St., LOS ANGELES, CA 90013, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1978, the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving women and gender diverse individuals experiencing homelessness. We end homelessness for women and gender diverse individuals by providing safe housing and supportive services centered on wellness, employment, and advocacy. Our Housing First and trauma-informed service model includes: Access to basic needs and resources through our Day Center, where participants can receive three daily meals and access to showers, restrooms, mail, and telephones. On-site housing and supportive services, with our 119 units of permanent housing across two residences making us one of the largest housing providers for women in the country. Community-based housing services, provided in partnership with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, and various private foundations and corporations. Health and wellness services, including individual and group counseling, medical care, mental health services, preventive screenings, Trauma Recovery Center services, and enrichment activities We welcome volunteers who share a commitment to DWC’s core values of safety, respect, social justice, and community, and invite you to join us in our mission to end homelessness for women in Los Angeles. Volunteers are integral to this work!

Description

Support from volunteers is invaluable as we work towards our mission of ending homelessness for women and gender diverse individuals in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, employment, and advocacy, Our ever growing list of volunteer opportunities include:

* Kitchen: make and serve meals for 150-200 women per shift

* Day Center: welcome participants and guests, answer phones, distribute toiletry kits, etc.

* Learning Center: offer one-on-one computer support to participants

* Residence Host: welcome and check in with our permanent supportive housing residents

* Maintenance Assistant: help our facilities keep DWC clean and safe for participants, staff, and other volunteers

* Donations Sorting: receive, sort, and organize clothing and other donations that come into the center

* Classy Closet: organize and pull items from the storage area dedicated to professional attire that participants use for job interviews etc.

Email volunteer@downtownwomenscenter.org or visit downtownwomenscenter.org for more info!

CAUSE AREAS

Computers & Technology
Homeless & Housing
Women
Computers & Technology, Homeless & Housing, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

442 S. San Pedro StreetLos Angeles, CA 90013

(34.04465,-118.2432)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • English
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training

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