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Volunteer Outreach Intern The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT) is an independent non-pro...

Volunteer Outreach Intern – Create Green Spaces in Los Angeles

April 19th, 2012

Volunteer Outreach Intern

The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust (LANLT) is an independent non-profit organization at the forefront of facilitating the creation of small, accessible community green and open space, such as parks and gardens, to address the inequity of open spaces in Los Angeles’ underserved neighborhoods, and to ensure community participation and collaboration in every step of the process. Also go to for more information about the organization.

Under the supervision of the Lead Organizer, the Volunteer Outreach Intern will be responsible for the following:

• Assist the community organizers in developing and managing park and garden volunteer groups.
• Build working relationships with community-based organizations, schools, and community members to support the mission and goals of the organization.
• Identify, recruit and develop volunteer members to play leadership roles.
• Conduct door to door outreach.
• Development and maintenance of a volunteer and stakeholder contact list. Help maintain data base.
• Conduct phone banking to inform volunteer members and partners.
• Generate and distribute appropriate educational materials and mailings.
• Help coordinate meetings with consultants and volunteer members in the identification, design and development of park and community garden projects.
• Work with community leaders to educate and recruit other volunteer members.
• Assist with the facilitation of large community meetings.
• Work in collaboration with governmental and community-based organizations.
• Assisting in the programming of workshops and classes offered at the parks.

• One year of community outreach experience
• Ability to gain trust, motivate, spark an interest amongst volunteer members and park members
• Ability to work with people across lines of race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation and age.
• Ability to work with churches, community-based organizations and political offices
• Bilingual (English and Spanish)
• Organized and detailed oriented
• Ability to create brochure and flyers
• Ability to work in coalitions
• Computer skills- Microsoft, excel, power point
• Effective verbal written and communication skills
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team
• Willingness to work evenings and weekends when necessary

Interested parties should submit resume & cover letter to:

Tanya Torres, Lead Organizer
315 West Ninth Street, Suite 950
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Phone: 213.797.6546
Fax: 213.572.0192
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/v/d.

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