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Civic Advocacy

Youth Drug Abuse Prevention Program (YDAPP)

Brief Description: Trains youth advocates to raise substance abuse awareness among their peers in Koreatown and neighboring communities. Youth advocates participate in alcohol and drug-free events, such as community clean-ups, health fairs and educational outreach, throughout the year.

Date: Contact Hanna Yi for more information.


Hanna Yi ( or (213) 365-7400


Time Commitment: 10 months

Age Requirement: High-school students

LA LGBT Center

Brief Description: City funded programs are in the areas of health and mental health services, transgender economic empowerment, WeHo Life (HIV prevention/education/outreach) and youth services.

Date: TBA once you fill in your application and get accepted.

Contact Information:

Time Commitment: TBA once you fill in your application and get accepted.

Volunteer Registration: Here

Age Requirement: If you’re under 18, you will need a parent or guardian to sign a minor consent form allowing you to volunteer. If you’re under 16, you will need to have a parent or guardian with you for all of your volunteer shifts.

Other Opportunity: Phonebank to urge Congress to Pass the Equality Act

Sign Up to Phonebank: here

Jewish Family Service (JFS)

Brief Description: Programs include those funded by the City of West Hollywood:

West Hollywood Comprehensive Services (social services and activity programming for Seniors and people living with disabilities)

Nutrition Program (congregate meals for seniors and persons with disabilities at four sites in West Hollywood, and home-delivered meals for seniors and persons living with disabilities)

JFS/SOVA Community Food & Resource Program (free groceries for community members)

Date: Depends on what category you want to volunteer for.

Current Opportunities:

Helping at food pantry in Van Nuys

Application Form: Here

Contact Information:

3580 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 700

Los Angeles, CA 90010

Call Central Access: (877) 275-4537

Time Commitment: Depends on what category you want to volunteer for.

Age Requirement: Depends on what category you want to volunteer for.


Brief Description: As the largest not-for-profit exclusively for young people and social change, DoSomething’s millions of members represent every US area code and 131 countries. Using our digital platform, DoSomething members join our volunteer, social change, and civic action campaigns to make a real-world impact on causes they care about.

Date: There are various campaigns with different dates. Here are a few:

No-Sew Mask

Diversity Book Club

No To Hate

Tackle Hunger

Contact if have any questions: Email -

Mail - 19 W 21st St, Floor 8, New York, NY 10010

Time-Commitment: Varies on each campaign

Basic Requirement: Varies on each campaign

The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership

Brief Description: The K.W. Lee Center for Leadership is sponsoring an exciting leadership development initiative for high school students called the Korean American Youth Leaders in Training. The purpose of this program is to provide an opportunity for Korean American students to develop leadership skills, explore their culture and history, experience hands-on community organizing, and develop a larger perspective of themselves in relation to their own community as well as the larger public arena.


Application Deadline: April 1st, 2021

Program Begins: June 4th, 2021

Program Ends: August 6th, 2021


Telephone: (213) 985-7451


Time Commitment: Mondays through Fridays from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Age Requirement: High school students must be at least in the 9th grade when applying for the program.

Mayor's Youth Council

Brief Description: The Mayor’s Youth Council is an academic year program for Los Angeles high school students to promote civic engagement and inspire the next generation of civic leaders. The Youth Council empowers members to advocate for causes relevant to Angeleno youth by giving them a voice in City Hall.

Date: TBA for the 2021-2022 year.

Contact if have any questions: Johanna Rodriguez ​, David Price d​avid.price@lacity.or​g, Kevin Taylor

Time-Commitment: TBA for 2021-2022 year unknown

Basic Requirement: Must currently be enrolled in high school, Must live in the City of Los Angeles

Coalition for Prevention and Awareness in LA Metro (CoPALM)

Brief Description: As a member of CoPALM, volunteers attend monthly coalition meetings and participate in CoPALM subcommittees (alcohol, marijuana, and/or prescription drugs). They offer opportunities to work alongside coalition members to plan and execute prevention-related events and campaigns.

Date: Event schedules vary. Copalm Calendar-



Application Form :

Time Commitment: 4 hours/month

Age Requirement: All ages welcome, but 15+ preferred

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