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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
    Work Phone: (213) 389-1148
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    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 […]

    Savvy Designer

    For the past several months, Pablo Diego has been volunteering with HOLA, providing invaluable assistance with graphic design projects. Pablo finds design intriguing, with its capacity to simplify large ideas and communicate them in a simple and effective format. With his work at HOLA, he has been able to produce a wide variety of projects, but his favorite was to showcase programs within HOLA by placing photos of students within HOLA’s new logo, creating a customized logo for each department. As he culled through hundreds […]

    Mental Health Ally

    Social work intern Illiana Villarreal is excited to be working with HOLA students on deeper issues. With a background in education and as a former teacher, Illiana wasn’t able to be as involved with her students due to school policies. She faced many roadblocks in the school setting, only being able to help students with academics and not deeper emotional issues. Because of these reasons, Illiana decided to get into social work. At HOLA, she gets to help students feel empowered and help them learn […]

     
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    HOLA provides underserved youth with exceptional programs in academics, arts and athletics within a nurturing environment, empowering them to develop their potential, pursue their education and strengthen their communities.


     

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