If you want to become a volunteer with 826LA, our Volunteering 101 orientation is the first place to start! During Volunteering 101 you’ll get information about the history and mission of 826LA, hear about our programs, learn tips for being an effective 826LA volunteer, watch a fun and informative video, receive our Volunteer Handbook, get registered as a volunteer, and of course be able to ask us any and every question you might have about 826LA, our programs, working with students, and the space-time continuum.
All 826LA volunteers must complete a background check via Live Scan fingerprinting service (you can learn more about our Live Scan process here). We now offer the Live Scan background check service at the Volunteering 101 orientation for $20. If you would prefer to complete your Live Scan off-site, it can cost anywhere from $20-25.
If you would like to complete your Live Scan at the Volunteering 101, please bring a valid photo ID and a form of payment for $20. We highly recommend that you pay with cash or check. There will be an additional 2.75% processing fee for credit card payments.
Once everything is clear, you’ll receive a welcome email and a link to our online Projects Calendar, where all 826LA volunteers can sign up for upcoming projects.
To find a Volunteering 101 session, just check out our calendar and sign up below!
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