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This website, www.volunteerlosangeles.com provides information for prospective volunteers to find opportunities to serve in Los Angeles County. For some examples of listings:

Big Brothers Big Sisters (1055 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles 90017 Tel: 213-481-3611 http://www.bigbrothersbigsisterslaie.org)
Serves boys and girls 7 to 14 years of age by providing 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 approximately 4-5 hours a meeting. Big's must be 18 years or older and have a reliable form of transportation

LAUSD School Volunteer Program (333 S. Beaudry Ave., Los Angeles 90017 Tel: 213-241-6900)
Recruits, trains and places 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.

School on Wheels (8128 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu CA 90265 Tel: 310-589-2642 Email: schonwheel@aol.com
Web: http://www.schoolonwheels.org)
School on Wheels provides volunteer tutors for homeless children, kindergarten through Grade 12. 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.

Daniel Freeman Hospital (4650 Lincoln Blvd., Marina del Rey CA 90292 Tel: 310-823-8911 http://www.danielfreeman.org)
Volunteers assist staff with various tasks. They interact with patients and visitors, handle information desk and deliver meals to homebound people in the community.

LAC+USC Medical Center (1200 North State Street, Room 1900, Los Angeles 90033 Tel: 323-226-6941)
Most patients are economically disadvantaged. Volunteers, age 14 and up, are €œfriendly visitors€ to patients, work in the outpatient clinic, the gift shop, read to pediatric patients, play with children in child care. Specialized volunteer opportunities are available for both teen and college students who are interested in pursing early childhood or medical careers.

There are also one-time volunteer opportunities and events that can be found on www.servenet.org.

You might also look at our other articles on Summer Jobs and Internship abroad on the left column of this page.

Update 26/03/2008



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