Available Community Volunteer Sites

LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT (LAUSD) SCHOOL VOLUNTEER PROGRAM (SVP)

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 Communities.

 

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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