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Heart of Los Angeles wouldn’t be what it is today without the strength and generosity of our volunteers. Every year more than six 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 Spring session. The session begins Tuesday, April 7th and runs through Friday, May 27th. Click on the link below to view the opportunities and if you are interested in volunteering, 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 Coordinator
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HOLA in Pictures

For the past six months, Ben Simpson has been volunteering his time documenting the goings on at HOLA. Whether, it’s an art show opening or the annual Community Graduation, Ben can be found on campus with his gear on his back and a smile on his face. Over the past several months, he has really captured the true essence of HOLA and the kids that we serve. Ben call himself a “street photographer.” He loves to wander the streets, documenting the people and places he […]

Teaching Critical Skills

Volunteer Jody Hauber first began her work with HOLA by developing a Creative Writing Workshop to engage students after being introduced to the organization through friends. That workshop evolved into a Creative Writing Program for the high school students, which Jody has been running for the last two years. In it’s earliest stages, the program focused on short stories. After the students read the stories, they engaged in writing exercises that related both to the short stories that they had read, but also exercises that […]

Leadership Ambassador

Remi Mateo has been volunteering with HOLA for almost a year as a Mentor to PAT high school seniors. As a mentor, Remi is paired with seniors, helping them with college essays and college and financial aid applications. As an alumnus of Virgil Middle School and Belmont High School, Remi values the importance of giving back to local youth. Remi has had a great experience as a mentor and is excited to see them grow as leaders and make an impact on their community in […]

Education Advocate

Long-time HOLA supporter and volunteer Bob Terry first came to HOLA with the Rotary Club of Beverly Hills when they came to deliver dictionaries to our elementary students. He was taken by that experience and years later, he is still actively involved in the organization. He has been mentoring high school seniors for the past three years and can often be seen around the halls offering advice and support to the students. Bob’s goal is to help the students achieve both their education and life […]


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