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National Volunteer Week will take place during Week 4 of Spring quarter. Be among the students, parents, youth, and elderly who will contribute their time this week to volunteer projects taking place in their local communities. From helping the homeless to planting community gardens, there is a myriad of ways you can make a difference.

Find a cause

There are 12 categories in which you can find a cause you care for the most and devote your time. Check out LA Works here and find your volunteering passion. Additionally, below you can find several more opportunities to make a change this following Volunteering week.

Transform Compton

The Compton Initiative – 4/21/2018

7AM – 12PM

400 South Acacia Avenue, Compton

Mission Statement: The Compton Initiative exists to partner with other entities (churches, business, and 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.

Earth Day Pacoima

Pacoima Beautiful – 21 April, 2018

8AM – 12PM

13520 Van Nuys Blvd Suite 200, Pacoima

Pacoima Beautiful is a grassroots environmental justice organization that provides education, impacts public policy, and supports local arts and culture in order to promote a healthy and sustainable San Fernando Valley.

Volunteer at the Walk MS Greater LA Event

National Multiple Sclerosis Society event @ the Pasadena Rose Bowl – 22 April, 2018

5AM – 2PM

1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena, CA 91103, Pasadena

Mission Statement: People affected by MS can live their best lives as we stop MS in its tracks, restore what has been lost and end MS forever.
About Walk MS: • Participants in this community event raise funds that give hope to the more than 2.3 million people living with MS worldwide. Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It’s a day when we come together to show the power of our connections. • We’ve been walking since 1988 and have raised more than $1 Billion that was donated to help those suffering from MS.

Time Details

Various shifts are available, as they have a variety of volunteer positions available, many of them great for groups, friends and family.

Sunday, April 22 – Event day! (150+ volunteers)

Saturday, April 21 – Set Up (15 volunteers)

Volunteer Positions:

Check In

Rest Stops

Route Support

Festival Site

Medical Support

Set Up

Register at https://tinyurl.com/WalkMSGLA

Volunteer groups of 10+, please email michelle.woo@nmss.org

Teen Line Food for Thought Brunch

Teen Line – 22 April, 2018

9AM – 12PM

PO Box 48750, Los Angeles

Teen Line is a non-profit organization located in Los Angeles, CA. They operate a confidential hotline for teens every night from 6:00pm to 10:00pm PST. The Teen Line volunteers who answer the calls, emails and texts are Southern California teenagers who have received specialized training. Teen Line also offers message boards, resources and information.

Free Produce Fair

E3: Ecology, Equity, Economy – 23 April, 2018

9AM – 5PM

616 Veteran Ave #116, Los Angeles

This Free Produce Fair is aimed to spread awareness about the food insecurity issues our community faces, educate students about some ways they can help to alleviate them, as well as provide resources for them if they are food insecure. The Fair will be split into 3 sections: 1. Presentation, 2. Market, 3. Tabling Organizations. They need help with the facilitation of section 1 and 2, as well as pick up of the produce from the farmer’s markets the weekend before (4/ 21 and 4/22).

Packaging & Assembling – Summer Learning Kits

Families In Schools – 28 April, 2018

8AM – 1PM

1545 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 700, Los Angeles

Our mission is to involve parents and communities in their children’s education to achieve lifelong success.Join us on Saturday, April 28 from 8:30am-12:30pm to sort and assemble packages for our annual Passport to Success campaign. Every year we distribute over 10,000 Passport to Success packets so that families know of about free and low-cost museums, and sites that they can visit to keep their children learning during the summer.

Autism Speaks Los Angeles Walk

Autism Speaks – 28 April, 2018

6AM – 1PM

6330 San Vicente Blvd, Suite 401, Los Angeles

Autism speaks is dedicated to promotion solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the lifespan, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families.  Autism Speaks is enhancing lives today and accelerating a spectrum of solutions for tomorrow. You have the exciting opportunity to serve as a Volunteer at this year’s Los Angeles Autism Speaks Walk on Sat., April 28th at the Rose Bowl! They anticipate as many as 22,000 walkers, so hundreds of volunteers are needed to make the event run as smoothly as possible.

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