LA's BEST VISTA Volunteer & Community Engagement Fellow

Employment type
about 2 months ago
Los Angeles

About LA’s BEST
The mission of LA’s BEST (Better Educated Students for Tomorrow) After School Enrichment Program is to provide a safe and supervised after school education, enrichment and recreation program for children ages five to 12 in Los Angeles. Mayor Tom Bradley created LA’s BEST in 1988 in response to challenges arising from increasing numbers of unsupervised children throughout the City during out-of-school-time – especially within under-resourced Los Angeles neighborhoods that are disproportionately impacted by high rates of poverty and crime. LA’s BEST has grown from operating at 10 Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) elementary school sites to 200, and currently serves 25,000 children each day during the after school hours, and 7,000 in the LA’s BEST Summer Program.

About the Role
The goal of the Volunteer and Community Engagement VISTA project at LA’s BEST is to strengthen volunteer and community engagement to enhance the organization’s capacity to provide the most vulnerable children in Los Angeles in potentially life-changing out-of-school- time programs.

Member Duties:

  • Reach out to partners and individuals - including schools, community organizations, volunteers, families, staff, supporters and prospects - to recruit them to help support LA’s BEST in a variety of ways. 
  • Engage, manage, track and support the organization's network of community members, including the implementation of new systems to support greater community engagement. 
  • Assist communications outreach - including gathering data, conducting interviews and gathering stories from the LA’s BEST community - to help promote and advocate for LA’s BEST. 
  • Identify and pursue resources to support volunteer, supporter and community engagement projects and activities. 


Program Benefits: Training, Health coverage*, Relocation allowance, Choice of education award or end of service stipend, Living allowance, Childcare assistance if eligible.  

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Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours, Car recommended. 

Desired Skills: Writing/editing, Public speaking, Community organization, Communications.

To apply

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