Available Community Volunteer Sites


450 N. Grand Avenue, G-253

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(213) 625-6900


Contact person: Joan Suter, Director


E-mail contact persons: Jennifer: cjohn2@lausd.k12.ca.us

Yvonne: mcneelyy@hotmail.com


Contact hours: 10am to 5:30pm


Services or activities: The SVP provides the
"Bridge" for community involvement in LAUSD schools.  Services include:
recruitment, placement, training, retention and recognition of volunteers from the Los
Angeles private and public sectors of schools within the boundaries of the Los Angeles


Ages and ethnicity of those served: SVP provides
volunteer services to over 800 schools from kindergarten through 12th grade of all ethnic
groups, predominantly Hispanic and African American.


Length of minimum commitment: 8 weeks


Hours per week: Approximately 4 to 10, no weekend
hours are available.


Formal training program: For SVP volunteer tutors
15 hours for reading by 9 (R by 9)- 4 hours special SVP projects - TBD. SVP training is
offered over a 6 week period, 2 1/2 hours once a week during school hours.  R by 9,
one time, 4 hours, usually offered on Saturday.  Special project volunteers receive
an orientation and on the job training.


Personal qualities of volunteers: Advocate for
education, commitment to task, ability to work with all groups of people, friendly,
enthusiastic, upbeat personality, and attitude with collaborative mind set.


Required skills/qualities: English speaking,
multi-lingual helpful, computer literate helpful but not required, team player a must,
dependable and reliable.  Previous volunteer experience a plus but not required.


Additional requirements: Fingerprinting, driver's
license, and TB test.


Direct supervision: Depends on assignment. 
Classroom tutors- teachers make arrangements.  Special SVP projects or office
assignments have direct supervision available.


Additional comments: Due to your special time frame
for student community service involvement and course description, I recommend assignments
with SVP special projects and/or components, e.g., LA Times Reading by 9 literacy
program.  Volunteer training ELA & South Central, proposed writing, retention and
recognition of volunteers activities (annual event in spring).

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