Heart of Los Angeles wouldn’t be what it is today without the strength and generosity of our volunteers. Every year more than seven hundred people like you donate their time and talents to the youth of the Rampart District. Volunteer and internship opportunities range anywhere from special event assistance to long-term youth mentoring. We are accepting applications for volunteers for our summer session. The session begins Monday, June 16th and runs through Friday, July 25th. Please click on the link below to view the opportunities. If you are interested, please fill out the form below and we will be in touch soon. We look forward to welcoming you into the HOLA family!

HOLA has been certified by California Volunteers as a Service Enterprise, a nonprofit that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on the social mission of the organization. California Volunteers is the state office that manages programs and initiatives aimed at increasing the number of Californians engaged in service and volunteering.

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For additional information, please contact Evelyn Benitez, Volunteer Program Coordinator, AmeriCorps VISTA Member, at (213) 389-1148, ext 247 or by email at ebenitez@heartofla.org.

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    Evelyn Benitez AmeriCorps VISTA Member, Volunteer Assistant
    Work Phone: (213) 389-1148
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    Musical Maven

    Sarah Perkins joins HOLA’s music program as a summer intern. Sarah draws on her experience as a bassoon player to teach private bassoon lessons, along with helping to lead the brass sectional and transitions classes. Sarah says working with the kids is so much fun, but exhausting! She loves working with the kids because they [...]

    All Star Tutor

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    The Dream Team

    For the past several months, Ruth, Gabrielle and Chauney have been interning at HOLA under the supervision of Nancy Dodge, HOLA’s Counselor and Licensed Clinical Social Worker. All three are graduate students providing vital therapeutic support to several of our students. Ruth and Gabrielle are students at USC, working towards their Masters Degrees in Social Work. [...]

    Gleeza’s Passion

    HOLA is lucky to have volunteer Gleeza Fuentes applying her passion for community involvement all across our campus. Gleeza attends Wildwood School, where she began volunteering at the elementary campus in 10th grade as part of her Community Involvement class. She was intrigued by the idea of volunteering because it offered a chance to experience [...]


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