Turn Over a New Leaf This Fall: VOLUNTEER!
Photo of Volunteer Park in Seattle by sunrisesoup via Flickr
Forget New Years resolutions! Now is the perfect time to make a change in your life and make a difference the lives of others. Here's a very brief list of just a few organizations around L.A. that are currently looking for volunteers. For additional resources visit www.vcla.net or www.laworks.com.
Friends of Animals- works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic. http://www.friendsofanimals.org
PetSave Foundation- mission is to improve the quality of life for homeless animals, particularly those who are often overlooked because of special needs and low potential for adoption. http://www.heavenlypets.org
Services for Women & Children
Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women- works for the elimination of violence against women, youth and children through working toward social change, equality and social justice. http://www.lacaaw.org
Alexandria House- is a non-profit transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing. http://www.alexandriahouse.org/
Literacy and Learning
California Science Center- aspires to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences. http://www.californiasciencecenter.org
Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles- mission is to make literacy resources easily accessible to learners, literacy service providers, and employers in our community through partnerships, advocacy, and direct program services. http://www.literacynetwork.org
Children & Youth
Young Story Tellers Foundation- dedicated to developing literacy, self-expression and self-esteem through the art of storytelling. http://www.youngstorytellers.com
Window Between Worlds - dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. http://www.awbw.org
Children Uniting Nations- committed to help EVERY child find a way out of cruelty, neglect, and anger. http://www.childrenunitingnations.org