Today, UWGLA announced the establishment of a partnership with L.A. Works, a leader in the national community service movement, designed to expand volunteer efforts throughout Los Angeles County.
Under the new initiative, L.A. Works will leverage its extensive experience in creating large-scale volunteer events to develop customized service opportunities for United Way supporters. The two organizations will also work closely together to craft a strategic plan for mobilizing and activating volunteers, deepening their experience, implementing a recruitment system and managing/tracking volunteers as well as training future engagement leaders.
In the coming weeks, one of the first volunteer projects L.A. Works will coordinate for UWGLA is the “NFL Hometown Huddle” at Daniel Webster Middle School with NFL star and United Way Ambassador Nnamdi Asomugha. During the event, participants will revitalize the school’s outdoor recreation area, which includes landscaping and painting benches, tables and large world/U.S. maps.
According to its President and CEO, Elise Buik, “United Way is excited to partner with L.A. Works as we expand volunteer opportunities for our donors and corporate partners to make a greater impact in our community. Our supporters have shown tremendous interest in being able to give back to the community through hands-on activities and by getting to know and help our neighbors in need.”
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