Projects tagged with "YOUTH"

Read Aloud to Children with Reading to Kids

Do you like holiday stories? Reading to Kids organizes monthly reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at eight downtown Los Angeles elementary schools. The reading clubs run from 9 am - 12 pm. Pairs of volunteer readers read aloud to small groups of students from the elementary school (typically between 4 and 6 children per group) in a fun environment. Teachers at the elementary school provide supervision and guidance throughout the morning. Please visit http://www.readingtokids.org where you'll need to register and RSVP. For more information, please feel free to e-mail info@readingtokids.org or call 310-479-7455. For exact locations, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org. Volunteers must be 18 or older. Please Note: Reading to Kids supplies all of the books and craft supplies. Each child receives a book to take home and the books read aloud are donated to the school's library.

http://readingtokids.org/HowToHelp/HelpReaders.php

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NoHo Arts District Beautification Project: Vineland Walkway

The Chamber is looking for volunteers to help beautify the NoHo Arts District by beautifying the Vineland Walkway at its 36th Annual Clean-Up Day. This event gives volunteers a chance to see and be part of the creation of this green walkway in NoHo, allowing them to contribute to the important efforts to create a beautiful space for NoHo visitors & residents to walk along in this unique and special Valley neighborhood. The walkway begins at Magnolia Blvd. and goes down to Camarillo St. Volunteers will have the opportunity to plant sustainable landscaping, paint & touch-up nearby walls, and pick up trash in the nearby neighborhood. The event is from 8 a.m. to Noon with a Continental Breakfast and a lunch provided for volunteers. The event is ideal for students who need community service credit as the Chamber provides 4 hours for the 8 a.m. to Noon shift. Students who stay and help clean up the staging area can earn additional hours for time worked. This Vineland Walkway project is also ideal for companies who have volunteer teams as it creates team building and fellowship. Families, neighbors, and friends are invited to join in the clean up as well!

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3211528.jsp

Be a Kid Zone Volunteer at the Light the Night Walk

At Light the Night, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society aims to bring light to the darkness of cancer through research and cures. Light The Night is a series of fundraising campaigns benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS) funding of research to find blood cancer cures. They bring hope instead of despair by working to ensure access to treatments for all blood cancer patients. They bring communities together to celebrate those who are fighting the disease and to honor those who have been lost. Reporting to Eric Larner, Volunteer Coordinator, the purpose of this role is to assist with the Kid Zone operation during Light the Night for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) California Southland Chapter. Volunteers will assist with a variety of tasks in the kid zone including setting up activities, assisting parents and children during the activities, and monitoring supplies and refreshments. The outcomes of this role serve our mission work during one of LLS’s largest community events. Tasks for the evening may include: Assist in the setup of the LTN Kid Zone Area including setting up face painting stations, poster stations or other activity stations including interacting with vendors who provide supplies for the Kid Zone Assist families at the poster station Do face painting for kids who visit the kid zone Help kids in and out of the bouncy house Help keep event supplies and activities organized in the Kid Zone area Hand out refreshments to kids and families visiting the Kid Zone Qualifications: Experience working with children Exceptional customer service skills Outgoing, engaging, friendly personality Effective communication skills Location: Century Park at the Century Plaza Towers, 2049 Century Park East, Los Angeles, CA Time Commitment: 3 to 4 hours https://www.volunteerlls.org

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3028994.jsp

29th Annual Hunger Walk

Westside Food Bank provides food for over 108,000 people in West Los Angeles County every year. Help them raise funds and awareness as they walk together to end hunger. Participation in the Hunger Walk is free, though registration is required. Join as an individual walker or as part of a team! Once you've registered, look for a "Claim Your Fundraising Page" email that contains the link to access your fundraising page dashboard.Children of all ages, including those in strollers, are welcome at the Hunger Walk! Dogs are also welcome at the Hunger Walk, as long as they are on-leash. 12:00pm: Check-In and Late Registration opens 1:00pm: Live Entertainment, Family Fun Zone, Raffle & Awards Ceremony 2:00pm: 5K walk begins along the beautiful beach path 3:30pm: Beach Bash After-Party ($25 ticket purchase required for entry)

https://my.wsfb.org/event/29th-annual-5k-hunger-walk/e228603

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Bring Christmas Cheer by Becoming a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringer

Salvation Army needs your help to ring in the Christmas season as a Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell ringer! The Salvation Army Red Kettle Bell Ringing Program is a tradition which provides you the opportunity to meet the public and support The Salvation Army in a unique way. They need individual volunteers, but also consider bringing your family, your co-workers, friends from school, or members of your church. Man the kettle, ring the familiar bell, and wish shoppers a joyous holiday season. The Red Kettle Campaign is one of the primary fundraising efforts of The Salvation Army. By volunteering to be a Bell-Ringer you are helping to raise the much needed funds to support The Salvation Army services and programs throughout the year. Please volunteer now! Link: https://volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=2512. Good Fit For: Adults, Teens, Seniors, Families, Groups Restrictions: Children under 18 years of age will need an adult present. Questions? Contact Michelle Yang at (562) 264-3681.

https://www.salvationarmy-socal.org/southern-california/Volunteer

Volunteer with LGBTQ Center of Long Beach this Holiday Season #2

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs, and services. They envision fully affirming communities where all LGBTQ people live in health, wellness, safety and prosperity. Attend their Volunteer Informational to learn about The Center’s mission, programs, and services, available volunteer positions and the roles, responsibilities and expectations for each position, minimum volunteer requirements, steps for completing an application, and moving forward in the volunteer selection process. To learn more and register please go to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/volunteer-informational-11012019-tickets-75962394567?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

https://www.centerlb.org/

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Join Child Care Resource Center for their 5th Annual Victor Valley Play Day

Since 1976, the Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) has been working to support the community in all matters related to early childhood education and care. On Saturday, Novemberember 16 there will be over 40 vendors from the local community helping creating a great day filled with community resources, fun activities, an obstacle course, including a reptile exhibit! They are looking for volunteers to help them with set up, face and hair painting, to pass out fruits and vegetables, and more. Your energy and dedication helps make these events a success! If you want to be part of one of the largest event in the Victor Valley, please contact Communications@ccrcca.org or call 866-67-4KIDS. To RSVP please register at: https://ccrc.to/vvpd

http://www.ccrcca.org

Come Get Your Hands Dirty at Community Garden Days

Want to feel inspired and reconnect with nature? Come get your hands dirty at their next Community Garden Day at 24th Street Elementary School! On these days, they do the important work of keeping their gardens edible and beautiful. With your new garden friends, you'll help beautify their garden by weeding, mulching, planting, and watering. Each Community Garden Day features special activities from interactive cooking demos to educational garden projects. No gardening experience necessary! A light lunch will be served. Please wear closed toe shoes, comfy clothes that are school appropriate. Make sure to bring sunscreen, water, and a hat. The school is located at 2055 W 24th St, Los Angeles, CA 90018 (there are multiple schools on W. 24th St. but they're the one furthest to the East, so closest to Western Ave.) Their garden is all the way in the back of this large campus, behind school buildings, and not visible from the parking lot gate. To sign up please email them at: join-us@gardenschoolfoundation.org for more information about volunteering.

http://www.gardenschoolfoundation.org

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Support LGBTQ Youth at The Trevor Project’s Bi-Annual Gala

The Trevor Project provides lifesaving and life-affirming services to LGBTQ youth. TrevorLIVE is The Trevor Project’s premier bi-annual galas, which celebrates The Trevor Project and their mission to end LGBTQ youth suicide. This Gala bring together celebrities, corporate partners, and allies for a moving night to support LGBTQ youth in crisis. Show your support TrevorLIVE as they celebrate 21 years of life-saving work. With your help, they can continue to provide 24/7 support to LGBTQ youth around the country. To get tickets, sponsor, or donate, please go to: https://give.thetrevorproject.org/event/trevorlive-los-angeles-2019/e222028

https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

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Help Assemble Care Packages with Operation Gratitude

At any given time, the Operation Gratitude facility is filled with millions of items donated by Americans from across the country. Once a month or more, they call on hundreds of eager and spirited Volunteers in the Southern California area to help them assemble these items to create the Operation Gratitude Care Packages. They have tasks appropriate for all levels of ability. Please visit https://www.operationgratitude.com/express-your-thanks/assembly-day/ for more info and to sign up.

https://www.operationgratitude.com/

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GIFTS, YOUTH, TOYS, PARTY,

Here's a great way to help a great organization at the holidays! Don't miss A Place Called Home’s 2019 Gala for Children on November 19! Each year, their Gala for the Children brings together APCH’s long-standing supporters as well as new friends to celebrate their youth and raise funds to support the organization’s critical work. It is a fun and meaningful evening dedicated to understanding their mission, meeting their young people, enjoying APCH music and dance, and sharing the company of their Board of Directors and fellow investors in the lives of the youth and families they serve. This year, they honor Johnny Lopez, Founding Partner of Platinum Equity, with the Debrah Constance Humanitarian Award, and Damon Wolf, President of Worldwide Marketing for Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, with the Children’s Inspiration Award. For questions regarding tickets and sponsorships or to place an ad in their tribute, please contact events@apch.org or 323-232-7653 ext. 3254. For more information on the Gala please visit, https://apch.org/events/gala-for-the-children/

https://apch.org/promotion/save-the-date-gala-for-the-children-2018/

2019 Gala for the Children

Each year, A Place Called Home's Gala for the Children brings together APCH’s long-standing supporters as well as new friends to celebrate their youth and raise funds to support the organization’s critical work. It is a fun and meaningful evening dedicated to understanding their mission, meeting their young people, enjoying APCH music and dance, and sharing the company of their Board of Directors and fellow investors in the lives of the youth and families they serve. This year, they honor Johnny Lopez, Founding Partner of Platinum Equity, with the Debrah Constance Humanitarian Award, and Damon Wolf, President of Worldwide Marketing for Lionsgate Motion Picture Group, with the Children’s Inspiration Award. The night will begin with a cocktail party and extensive silent auction that includes fantastic, once in a lifetime experiences, trips, rare wines, sports tickets, artwork, jewelry, and more. Once seated, guests are treated to stories from APCH youth and families, dance and music from their youth (and sometimes surprise guests like Stevie Wonder or Gavin Rossdale), and heartfelt remarks from their Board Chair, Executive Director and our annual honorees.

https://apch.org/events/gala-for-the-children/?utm_campaign=Gala%202019&utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=77196131&_hsenc=p2ANqtz--I3t9sKu9XRr3n-37BVvlAoDKueO1MZ-X4t3BafIvB-p-fyF6wFknoJpY8JvSwewxKkcG4OXLN2LUZQ9mbHx4RDDue9A&_hsmi=77196131

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36th Annual Charity Auction

The Lakewood YMCA is searching for volunteers to help them put on their annual, flagship event, the Children's Charity Auction. At this year's event they are celebrating the 175 years that the YMCA has been serving its communities nationwide. This is an extravagant night with live auction, live band, and Decemberadent food, and so they need volunteers that are organized, energetic, and willing to pump up the audience and supporters. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. They are looking for volunteers to fulfill 5 hour shifts or less, and need a set up crew and an event crew. Some positions may require an orientation the week before to familiarize the volunteer with procedures. Otherwise, all other volunteers will be instructed on the day of the event. This event supports the financial assistance offerings we provide to children and families in the Lakewood, Long Beach, Cerritos, Downey, Paramount communities. Proceeds from the event will go towards the goal of providing over $150,000 in financial aid financially to children and families in their communities.

https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3174356.jsp

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Join Venice Family Clinic for their Children’s Holiday Movie

Children’s Holiday Movie is a special holiday event for 1,200 of our youngest patients and their families. Guests receive free access to a kid-friendly movie, plus snacks, toys, books, and pictures with Santa.THEY NEED VOLUNTEERS in the weeks leading up to the holiday event to help organize and package the toys and books that will be distributed to the children and families during the event. (Some heavy to light lifting is required.) Free feel to sign up for one or more days.DatesMon – Fri, November 22 – December 6 (closed November 27-29) Shift Times: 10am – 1pm (morning) 2pm-5pm (afternoon). Group Size 6 – 10 people per shift

https://venicefamilyclinic.org/volunteer-for-childrens-holiday-movie/

Help this Thanksgiving by Packing Shoeboxes for Youth

Since 1993, Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child has delivered over 150 millions gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children around the world. This event benefits Operation Christmas Child, a non-profit organization that brings gift-filled shoeboxes to underprivileged children around the world. Many of these children are the first time receiving new gifts for themselves and these gifts let them know that they are loved and not forgotten. This their 8th annual shoebox packing party and they are planning to pack 1000-1500 shoebox gifts for boys and girls between 5-14 years old. Volunteers must be 12 years and up for the morning shift where there will be moving of boxes, volunteers 7 years and up can join the packing party shift in the afternoon. Three volunteer shifts: 11/22 (Friday) - 6pm-9pm - unload boxes and set up tables, 11/23 (Sat) - 8am-12pm - Sort items and organize the venue, and 11/23 (Sat) - 11 30am - 4pm - Manage tables, pack shoe boxes and cartons. They also encourage those who come to the event to bring couple of donation items, the more items they have, the more shoeboxes they can pack and the more children will benefit. To sign up and get more information please visit: https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3203943.jsp

https://www.samaritanspurse.org/

Make the Holidays Extra Special with and Toy Drive

Dedicated to serving communities where stigma or poverty limits access, Didi Hirsch helps more than 120,000 children and adults from 10 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties each year. For the Thanksgiving drive this year, Didi Hirsch would like to five the families they serve food containers and food coupons. For more information please contact Ayanna at akeeling@didihirsch.org or call (310) 751-5331.

http://www.didihirsch.org

Donate Toys to the Didi Hirsch Center’s Annual Toy Drive

Dedicated to serving communities where stigma or poverty limits access, Didi Hirsch helps more than 120,000 children and adults from 10 locations and 100 schools throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties each year. Help Didi Hirsch reach their ambitious goal of giving a toy to all of their clients' children! These are families who have various challenges and would love to have a happy holiday season. Donate new and unwrapped toys to their office! If you can't think of what toys to buy, consider donating gift cards/movie tickets. For more information please contact Ayanna at akeeling@didihirsch.org or call (310) 751-5331.

http://www.didihirsch.org

Serve a Hot Meal to the Homeless Community with Food on Foot

Do you want to feel really good on Thanksgiving Day? Join Food on Foot on Novemberember 22rd for a special Thanksgiving serving. Volunteering is also a perfect way for you to spend the holiday with your friends and family. Children ages 6 and up are welcome. You will light up the spirits of our most vulnerable neighbors in need when you volunteer during their special Thanksgiving serving. Please help in serving a wonderful dinner, sleeping bags and bus tokens to the poor and homeless of Hollywood this Thanksgiving. Advance registration is required at www.foodonfoot.org/volunteer. They fill up quickly as space is limited. Over 250 people will thank you, and it will be an experience you will never forget. For more information please contact jay@foodonfoot.org

www.foodonfoot.org/volunteer

Make the Holidays Memorable by Donating to East Los Angeles Women’s Center

East Los Angeles Women's Center is a beacon of hope, a lifeline, and a public voice for thousands of individuals and families whose lives are shattered by domestic violence and/or sexual violence, or HIV/AIDS. They need toys, gift cards, new clothes (all sizes), socks (all sizes), stuffed animals, board games, balls, and anything else children can enjoy this holiday season.

https://www.elawc.org/

Donate Toys for Homeless Kids of Covenant House California

Our great friends at Covenant House California reach out to at-risk homeless youth living on the streets and offer them hope and opportunities to turn their lives around. They help abused or neglected youth who have nowhere else to go. Pitch in on a special holiday toy drive for the children of CHC’s residents. Children vary in ages from newborn to 13 years old (both boys and girls). Any kind of toy will be most gratefully received. They recommend toys that do not need batteries as their youth can not afford to replace batteries. Unwrapped, please. To help, contact Sister Margaret at mfarrell@covca.org or call (323) 461-3131.

http://www.covenanthousecalifornia.org

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