Volunteer Los Angeles
PO Box 9910
Marina del Rey, CA 90295
AVIVA FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES
1720 Franklin Ave, Los Angeles 90046
Provides services to at-risk youth and families, including residential treatment programs. Foster Family Agency, after school programs, non public special high school, community health services and independent living skills.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF GREATER LOS ANGELES AND THE INLAND EMPIRE,
800 S. Figueroa St. Suite 620, Los Angeles 90017
Serves boys and girls 7 to 14 years of age in the greater L.A. area. Provides these children with a positive role model who is referred to as a Big Brother or Big Sister. Bigs and Littles share one-to-one friendships, meeting twice a month for approx. 4-5 hours a meeting. Fly a kite, wash your car, go to a ball game, visit the museum or just hang out and talk. You can introduce a child to a whole new universe and all you have to do is have fun! Bigs must be 18 years or older and have a reliable form of transportation.
CHILD ADVOCATES OFFICE OF LOS ANGELES
Los Angeles Superior Court
201 Centre Plaza, Suite 3, Monterey Park, CA 91754
In L.A. County there are over 32,000 children who have been removed from their homes due to severe abuse, neglect or abandonment and placed under the jurisdiction of the Los Angeles County Dependency Court. Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers are appointed to gather information about children’s circumstances in the foster care system and report their findings to the court. CASA volunteers advocate in court and in the community for the best interests of the children they serve. Must be at least 21 years of age and make a one-year commitment to approximately 5-6 hours a week. There is a 36-hour training program.
CHILDREN’S BUREAU OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
1910 Magnolia Ave, Los Angeles 90007
Gives children and families a chance to lead healthy and productive lives together. Through its community-based W.M. Keck Oakwood FamilyCenter, Children’s Bureau is able to provide diverse specialized and comprehensive services that help ensure children will become caring andproductive adults. With a strong emphasis on the development of parenting skills, the Family Center offers programs that strengthen families, aswell as the community. Volunteers are needed to help in various programs, to assist or teach programs for the children or parents.
CHILDREN'S NATURE INSTITUTE
2600 Franklin Canyon Dr., Beverly Hills 90210
Serves children,parents, teachers, family shelters and individuals with disabilities. Volunteers may become docents and lead nature for two hours. They may assist in garden maintenance in Griffith Park, trail clean ups, fundraising events, office administration. Volunteers are needed on a continuous basis.
CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT
14530 Sylvan St., Van Nuys CA 91411
Tel: 818-908-4474 ext 111
The Children of the Night home is open to child prostitutes throughout the U.S. The hotline is able to rescue these children 24 hours a day and staff works closely with law enforcement to rescue children from vile, dominating pimps. Local volunteers organize a 1.5 hours for presentations including crafts,acting,dance, yoga, self-defense, etc. for the children that live in the home.. There are also public speaking opportunities, as well as a need formedical and creative professionals who are willing to offer their services free of charge.
LAUSD SCHOOL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
333 S. Beaudry Ave., Los Angeles 90017
Recruits, trains and places parents and community volunteers in kindergarten through twelfth grade classes in the Los Angeles public school system. Volunteers assist teachers in the classroom, tutor children one-on one and provide administrative support, depending on their interests.The Reading by 9 program is dedicated to helping students achieve grade-level reading skills by the age of nine. Training provides volunteers with the tools and strategies to reinforce the standards-based instruction provided in the classroom.
PARA LOS NINOS
500 Lucas Ave, Los Angeles 90017
This family service agency is designed to raise at-risk children out of poverty through education and support. More than 1,000 children – ages 6 weeks to 18 years old – and 3,000 families every year benefit from services like child care, youth services, family support and after school programs. Volunteers assist teachers (for pre-school through high school) with activities that include education, recreation, arts and crafts and sports. There are several centers.
1308 Factory Place, Ste.208,Los Angeles
Recruits and trains community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring for elementary school students reading below grade level. Reading Partners serve underresourced public schools and work closely with classroom teachers. Tutoring sessions lasts 45 minutes, once a week and Partners make a commitment of either one semester or one year.
SCHOOL ON WHEELS
506 S San Pedro St., LosAngeles 90013
School on Wheels provides volunteer tutors for homeless children, kindergarten through Grade 12, of families living in shelters, motels, cars or on the street. There are 150 locations in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Tutors give one hour per week on a one-to-one basis. They concentrate on the scholastic weaknesses that have occurred either through the stress of being homeless or frequent moving of the family. A commitment of at least six months is required of their volunteer tutors.
VISTA DEL MAR CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES
3200 Motor Ave., Los Angeles 90034
This is a residential facility that provides high quality care to severely emotionally disturbed, abused and neglected children. Volunteers are needed as tutors, special friends and playgroup buddies. Volunteers should be at least 21 years of age and willing to commit to six months of service either daytime, evening or weekend.
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Volunteer Los Angeles
PO Box 9910
Marina del Rey, CA 90295