L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that empowers Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations. As an independent, nonprofit volunteer action center, L.A. Works addresses three p... Read more
L.A. Works is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, volunteer action center that empowers Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations. As an independent, nonprofit volunteer action center, L.A. Works addresses three principal needs: Increase volunteer participation in community service projects; Provide community service organizations with access to volunteer labor and other resources; and Educate and encourage people to engage in the broader social issues affecting the greater Los Angeles Community.
L.A. Works engages volunteers through:
Managed volunteer opportunities: more than 90 opportunities each month led by trained L.A. Works volunteer project leaders at nonprofits throughout the community. Examples of projects include building wheelchairs, activities with children at transitional living facilities, park and beach conservation, and shelving food at the foodbank.
Community connections: individuals are invited to connect directly with L.A. Works' nonprofit partners for a longer commitment with opportunities that range from mentoring and tutoring at-risk youth to meeting monthly with seniors.
Days of Service: large-scale, single days of service for thousands of volunteers, including MLK Day of Service, Earth Day, Cesar Chavez Day, and L.A. Works Day to revitalize/beautify the community.
BusinessWorks: custom designed service (or sponsorship) opportunity that matches the energy & expertise of our corporate partners with the needs of community-based organizations.
L.A. Works develops leaders:
Volunteer Project Leaders: L.A. Works offers leadership training for adults and youth to meet like-minded people who are passionate about social issues and they graduate with tangible leadership skills and a deeper understanding of community issues.
by Natasha D.
(Administrator for this Organization)(October 21, 2015)
I have volunteered with the "Let's Read" program for about a year and a half now, and it's become a cause that's very near and dear to my heart. These under-served kids are hardworking, hilarious, and adorable...and they have so much potential; they just need some attention and guidance. I've fallen in love with their positive spirit and determination to grow...tutoring them is such a rewarding experience - I definitely recommend it!
L.A. Works does a great job of making sure that volunteer opportunities are well-managed and treat volunteers right. All opportunities are vetted and are either managed by L.A. Works trained project leaders, or are referrals to credible partners who work with L.A. Works.