Volunteer with KYCC

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Volunteers are an integral part of KYCC. We are dedicated to engaging with members of our community to create real change through our many volunteer opportunities. In 2018, we had over 2,700 volunteers! There are many ways to get involved through KYCC programs and events. Whether you are a high school student or a business professional, your time and expertise can help strengthen our community. 

If you can’t find an opportunity that suits you, feel free to contact us as we are also at times able to craft other positions based on our programs, needs, and your talents.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Unit Opportunity Description What next? Time Commitment
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

Volunteer Tax Preparer

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  • Volunteer tax preparers donate their time to make sure those with limited incomes are able to receive tax refunds and credits they are due. With more volunteers providing tax preparation services, many low income families save the high cost of tax preparation and learn of all the wonderful services available at KYCC throughout the entire year.
  • Learn tax prep for low-income families and enable them to receive tax refunds and credits that they are due
  • Good interpersonal skills and comfort with a wide range of people
  • Computer skills for entering tax information
  • Commitment to strengthening families by increasing self-sufficiency
  • Ability to complete IRS Standard of Conduct, Intake/Interview, and basic tax law training and certification (formal training is available)
  • All volunteers are required to pass the Standard of Conduct and Intake/Interview certification. Tax preparers also must pass either Basic or Advanced VITA certification.  Please contact us for additional details
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2-6 hrs./week or about 20-60 hours from January 15th to April 15th of each year
  Low Income Tax Clinic (LITC) Volunteer Learn more »
  • CPAs, and Attorneys donate their time to represent low income taxpayers with IRS by offering collection alternatives or assisting with audit defense, preparation of amended paper returns, or responding to ID verification requests.
  • Experienced Tax Attorneys or USTC Practitioners represent low income taxpayers through appeals, settlement discussions with IRS Counsel, usually via a petition with the Tax Court in Los Angeles.
  • Law Interns or law students may donate their time to assist with client intake, client follow up, preparation and organization of financial documents for submission, researching alternative documentation options, and initial draft of statements to the IRS.
  • Volunteers who represent clients before the IRS are required to be currently credentialed, in good standing, and able to sign the Form 2848.
  • Law Interns and Law Students  (beginning summer of 2020) require tax coursework, letter of recommendation, and commitment to respectfully serve an underserved population.  Please note if you are bilingual in another language and level of oral and written proficiency.
  • Please contact us to sign up for this opportunity.

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Time commitment varies with level of representation and complexity of case.

 

 

Unit Opportunity Description What next? Time Commitment
DEVELOPMENT Communications Intern Learn more »
  • Learn communications and marketing skills
  • Build social media management
  • Develop website content
  • Help manage media relations
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8-12 hrs./week for at least 12 weeks.

Participation in one agency-wide event

  Graphic Design Intern Learn more »
  • Help create agency materials and merchandise
  • Boost your design portfolio and visibility
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5-10 hrs./week for at least 12 weeks.

Participation in one agency-wide event

  Experienced Photographer or Videographer Learn more »
  • Experienced photographer or videographer to develop, shoot and edit stills and/or short program videos (30-60 seconds).
  • Must have own equipment
  • Help nonprofit marketing by depicting programs and services
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1 two-hour shoot

Post production work

 

Unit Opportunity Description What next? Time Commitment
ENVIRONMENTAL

Volunteer Team Leaders

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  • Learn how to plant trees
  • Lead other volunteers at tree planting events
  • Attend one training
  • Attend three tree planting events per year
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1 training, 3 events/year

 

Volunteer Groups

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  • One-time beautification or tree planting event, anytime
  • Great for businesses, corporates, and large organizations or groups
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3 – 3.5 hrs.
 

Community Volunteers

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  • One-time beautification or tree planting event, anytime
  • Great for individuals who want to support by going out in the community
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3 – 3.5 hrs.
 

Environmental Services Intern

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  • Environmental Services interns assist in a variety of duties from assisting in our free tree distributions, leading a team of volunteers, supporting our tree planting or beautification events, canvassing, removing graffiti, or helping around the office.
  • Interns must be at least 18 years old.
  • Our Environmental Services office is open 7 days a week, from 6:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
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At least 12 hrs./week with a three-month minimum commitment

 

Unit Opportunity Description What next? Time Commitment
PREVENTION EDUCATION

Advancing Youth through Community Empowerment (AYCE) Volunteer 

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  • Volunteers tutor and mentor middle school-aged students in the AYCE afterschool program.
  • AYCE volunteers also have opportunities to participate in field trips, volunteer outings, or to become program leaders in charge of day-to-day operations of the volunteer program.
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4 hours/week during the school year for a minimum of 3 months.
 

Madres Que Luchan de Hoover

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  • Members are trained using the Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC) curriculum, which focuses on personal and family strengthening .
  • Group members are trained in leadership and advocacy and encouraged to actively participate in the broader community through school and neighborhood councils, city and county entities, and other events
  • Meeting food, transportation (bus tokens) and childcare are all provided for participants
  • Meetings are conducted in Spanish only
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Meetings are the 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of every month from 8:30 A.M. – 10:30 A.M.during the school year only
 

Manos Unidas de John Liechty/Prevention Council

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  • Volunteers are trained on topics such as leadership, community advocacy, event and project planning, and assessment
  • Group members are encouraged to actively participate in the broader community through school and neighborhood councils, city and county entities, and other events
  • Meeting food, transportation (bus tokens) and childcare are all provided for participants
  • Meetings are conducted in Spanish only
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Meetings are every Friday from 8:00 A.M – 10:00 A.M.  during the school year only (with the exception of 2nd Fridays)
 

Manos Unidas de K-Town

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  • Volunteers are trained on topics such as leadership, community advocacy, event and project planning, and assessment
  • Group members are encouraged to actively participate in the broader community through school and neighborhood councils, city and county entities, and other events
  • Meeting food, transportation (bus tokens), translation (English/Spanish/Korean), and childcare are all provided for participants
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Meetings are every Wednesday from 8:30 A.M – 10:30 A.M.  during the school year only
 

Mujeres Transformando la Comunidad 

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  • Volunteers are trained on topics such as leadership, community advocacy, understanding community dynamics, and assessment
  • Group members are encouraged to actively participate in the broader community through school and neighborhood councils, city and county entities, and other events
  • Meeting food, transportation (bus tokens) and childcare are all provided for participants
  • Meetings are conducted in Spanish only
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Meetings are the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 3:30 P.M – 5:30 P.M.  
 

Prevention Specialist Intern

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  • Assist KYCC’s Prevention Education Unit through various community engagement activities for a public health campaign.
  • Assist in community-driven data collection efforts through public opinion surveying.
  • Assisting in conducting community assessment policy/ political analysis through asset mapping, data collection and review, surveys and interviews;
  • Develop leadership and organizing skills amongst a diverse group of youth, parents, educators and other community stakeholders;
  • Occasionally communicate with a broad audience, including mainstream and ethnic-based media, parents, key community leaders, and local elected officials
  • Interns must 18 or older and bilingual (Spanish/English or Korean/English).  Ideal for those interested in public health, policy, community organizing and advocacy, data/survey collection or related fields.
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4-8 hrs./week with a three-month minimum commitment
 

Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Program (YDAPP)

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  • 10-month high school leadership program that trains youth advocates to raise awareness of substance use among their peers in Koreatown and neighboring communities
  • Youth are trained to lead alcohol and drug-free events, such as community clean-ups, health fairs and educational outreach throughout the year
  • Meetings are every Thursday during the school year from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.
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Meetings are every Thursday during the school year from 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M. with additional events as needed. 

 

Unit Opportunity Description What next? Time Commitment
YOUTH SERVICES After-school Tutor Learn more
  • Work one-on-one with youth ages K-12 on academic and enrichment activities
  • Provide classroom management support to instructors
  • Support administrative aspects of the program such as student observations, meal program, setting up activities, etc.

 

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Minimum twice a week, total of 4 hours weekly. Three-month minimum commitment, however completion of the school year or summer term is highly encouraged.
  Enrichment Leader Learn more
  • With support of classroom instructor, lead enrichment activities for K-12 youth, including but not limited to computer coding, arts, dance, cooking, etc.
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  Guest Speaker Learn more
  • One or multiple presentations on specialty topics relating to, but not limited to careers, college, life skills, the arts or health.
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Minimum of one event.
  Program Intern Learn more
  • Support the administrative, day-to-day, and longterm implementation of Youth Services programs. Duties can include, but are not limited to research, curriculum development, database entry, daily program support and participation in internal and external meetings related to program operations.
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Minimum twice a week, total of 4 hours weekly. Three-month minimum commitment, however completion of the school year  or summer term is highly encouraged.

 

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