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Homeboy Industries is fortunate to have many volunteers who work in a variety of much-needed capacities throughout our organization. We are grateful for your interest.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed

We would not be able to provide the level of transformative care that we do, without the amazing volunteers to give of their time and talent to stand alongside our trainees. We are always fielding interest for our four primary professional volunteer opportunities to support our Tattoo Removal, Legal Assistance, Mental Health and Education teams. Additionally, we appreciate volunteers who can support in a variety of ways in both short and long term projects. To express your interest, please fill out our volunteer form below and someone will reach out. Thank you for your interest!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT HOMEBOY INDUSTRIES

SPECIAL EVENTS

ANNUAL FAMILY PICNIC

Date: June 28, 2019

Date: June 28, 2019

Address: Elysian Park The nearest actual address would be 835 Academy Road in Los Angeles.

Activities: Site set-up, cooking, recreational activities with the trainees and their families, including kickball games

Hours to Volunteer: Depending on what you volunteer for, we need volunteers to be on site as early as 7:30 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m.  If you volunteer for site set-up, then we would request you arrive around 7:30 a.m. If you volunteer for cooking or recreational activities with the trainees and their families, then we would request you arrive at 10:30 a.m.

Special Request: We are looking for one person to assist in coordinating the kickball games.

How to Volunteer: Contact David Goldstein, the Volunteer Coordinator by emailing him at: dgoldstein@homeboyindustries.org or calling him at 312-953-8458. Please be sure to let us know the event you are volunteering for, the times you can be available and what your preferred activity or activities are.

GLOBAL HOMEBOY NETWORK

Setup Date: Either August 10 or 11, 2019

Event Dates: August 12 and August 13,2019

Event Details: Over 400 organizations from around the world come to our Los Angeles campus to engage with us. The primary purpose of the Global Homeboy Network is to learn from Homeboy’s model and to share best practices. Communities and organizations like Homeboy around the world agree incarceration isn’t the answer. And so, we continue to bring people together to work toward social justice, to advocate for marginalized populations, to strive to break the recidivism cycle, and to address the collateral consequences of serving time in prison.  We stand committed to the launch of more community-based organizations and to work to shepherd their growth. In short, we aim to be a positive alternative to the prison industrial complex in the United States and beyond.

Address: The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda Street, Los Angeles 90012.

Activities: Site set-up on either August 10 or August 11, 2019. Room monitoring and assistance to speakers on August 12 and 13, 2019. All volunteers are invited to attend plenary and group sessions as well opening and closing sessions.

Hours to Volunteer: For site setup: Noon to 4:00 p.m. For the two days of the event, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the two days of the event, it is possible to volunteer from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

How to Volunteer: Contact David Goldstein, the Volunteer Coordinator by emailing him at: dgoldstein@homeboyindustries.org or calling him at 312-953-8458. Please be sure to let us know the event you are volunteering for, the times you can be available and what your preferred activity or activities are.

Address: Elysian Park The nearest actual address would be 835 Academy Road in Los Angeles.

Activities: Site set-up, cooking, recreational activities with the trainees and their families, including kickball games

Hours to Volunteer: Depending on what you volunteer for, we need volunteers to be on site as early as 7:30 a.m. until approximately 2:30 p.m.  If you volunteer for site set-up, then we would request you arrive around 7:30 a.m. If you volunteer for cooking or recreational activities with the trainees and their families, then we would request you arrive at 10:30 a.m.

Special Request: We are looking for one person to assist in coordinating the kickball games.

How to Volunteer: Contact David Goldstein, the Volunteer Coordinator by emailing him at: dgoldstein@homeboyindstries.org or calling him at 312-953-8458. Please be sure to let us know the event you are volunteering for, the times you can be available and what your preferred activity or activities are.

GLOBAL HOMEBOY NETWORK

Setup Date: Either August 10 or 11, 2019

Event Dates: August 12 and August 13,2019

Event Details: Over 400 organizations from around the world come to our Los Angeles campus to engage with us. The primary purpose of the Global Homeboy Network is to learn from Homeboy’s model and to share best practices. Communities and organizations like Homeboy around the world agree incarceration isn’t the answer. And so, we continue to bring people together to work toward social justice, to advocate for marginalized populations, to strive to break the recidivism cycle, and to address the collateral consequences of serving time in prison.  We stand committed to the launch of more community-based organizations and to work to shepherd their growth. In short, we aim to be a positive alternative to the prison industrial complex in the United States and beyond.

Address: The California Endowment, 1000 Alameda Street, Los Angeles 90012.

Activities: Site set-up on either August 10 or August 11, 2019. Room monitoring and assistance to speakers on August 12 and 13, 2019. All volunteers are invited to attend plenary and group sessions as well opening and closing sessions.

Hours to Volunteer: For site setup: Noon to 4:00 p.m. For the two days of the event, 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For the two days of the event, it is possible to volunteer from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

How to Volunteer: Contact David Goldstein, the Volunteer Coordinator by emailing him at: dgoldstein@homeboyindstries.org or calling him at 312-953-8458. Please be sure to let us know the event you are volunteering for, the times you can be available and what your preferred activity or activities are.

Spotlight: Tutors

At this time, what the Educational Services Department needs most are experienced teachers and tutors to work with our trainees as they prepare to take the GED Test. If you have experience teaching, or are highly qualified in math, language arts or computer basics, we would love to hear from you. Your support is critical as Homeboys and Homegirls pursue this next phase in their lives.

Spotlight: Mental Health

Licensed psychologists, social workers and marriage and family therapists who are willing to donate from one-to-four hours each week are encouraged to consider applying for our Volunteer Therapist Program, Homeboy Heals. The Program has two parts. Option one asks providers within a 10-mile radius of our facility to counsel one Homeboy client weekly – at no charge – in his or her private office. The second option, for those whose offices are further away, is to schedule a block of time each week at one of our Homeboy Industries locations.

Spotlight: Tattoo Removal

Homeboy Industries is fortunate to have many volunteers who work in various, much-needed capacities throughout the organization. We are always seeking volunteer doctors, nurses and medical professionals for the Tattoo Removal Program so we can add more clinic hours. If you are interested and a M.D., P.A., or N.P., please email: tattooremoval@homeboy-industries.org

Tattoo Removal Volunteers
Tutors
Legal Services Volunteers
Therapists & Psychiatrists

Volunteer Application

We are grateful for your interest. If you would like to volunteer at Homeboy, please fill out the Volunteer Application here.

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