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We're Looking for a Few True Angels
"There are True Angels in this city. They are the people who devote untold hours each day to building their communities and lifting up those less fortunate than themselves.
Whether painting a mural, planting a tree, or serving food to seniors, True Angels realize we are all in this together, and that social change only comes with active, committed engagement. These True Angels come together from all different backgrounds and from all across Los Angeles to lay the foundations of stronger communities for future generations."
-Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa
If you're looking for ways to get involved, and be a true angel for your fellow Angelenos, please check out these opportunities.
Mayor Villaraigosa believes that every individual has an obligation to society and that our duty to social justice begins first to those within our house, but that it extends equally to our city and to all the strangers within our gates.
The City of Los Angeles offers a wide variety of opportunities for anyone looking to do not just community service, but community building.
Days of Service
Changing neighborhoods with a cooperative spirit of service
Mayor Villaraigosa has sponsored more than 20 highly successful community days of service since his 2003 election to the City Council.
Recreation and Parks - http://www.laparks.org/info/volunteers.htm
Volunteering for the City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks is a great way to create community! You can join community groups, participate in recreation programs and work in the parks maintaining the City’s green spaces.
Check out the opportunities below and visit Rec and Parks’ website - http://www.laparks.org/programs.htm
After-School Programs - http://www.laparks.org/info/volunteer/recpositions_after.htm
Day Camps - http://www.laparks.org/info/volunteer/recpositions_camps.htm
Retired Senior Volunteers - http://www.laparks.org/dos/senior/seniorvolunteer.htm
Senior Programs - http://www.laparks.org/info/volunteer/recpositions_senior.htm
Special Events - http://www.laparks.org/info/volunteer/recpositions_special.htm
Sports Instruction - http://www.laparks.org/info/volunteer/recpositions_sports.htm
Teen Programs - http://www.laparks.org/classparks/index.htm
Los Angeles Public Library - http://www.lapl.org/about/volunteer.html
Volunteering at the Los Angeles Public Library connects you with the world of literacy, cultural diversity, and learning. Rewarding opportunities exist at the Central Library and branch facilities. In all cases, excellent training is provided to ensure that your volunteer experience is both enjoyable and fruitful. Some of the programs that Library offers are:
* Central Library Docents
* Friends Groups
* Grandparents and Books
* Homebound Friends and Neighbors
* Special Events
* Special Projects
* Library Foundation of Los Angeles
Department of Aging