We are not currently accepting new Community Partners
Who is Eligible to Become a Community Partner?
- Be designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit OR be a public school, public charter school or government agency (like a city or county).
- Email proof of liability insurance that covers volunteers.
- Accept volunteers regardless of race, ethnic origin/nationality, religious affiliation, gender or sexual orientation. Age and physical ability requirements must be clearly outlined at the time of opportunity posting.
- Provide at least one Volunteer Coordinator (name, title, email and phone) as the primary contact for both the Volunteer Center and volunteers.
- Take responsibility for conducting and paying for any required background checks and fingerprinting.
- Ensure that all posted volunteer opportunities do not have a religious affiliation, are open to volunteers of all faiths, do not directly benefit a religious organization (e.g. repairing a church, painting a synagogue mural, etc.), and benefit the larger community.
- Ensure volunteers will not handle money or make direct financial/donation requests.
- Ensure volunteers will not be engaged in political campaigns or partisan activities, such as lobbying, canvassing or advocating on behalf of a candidate, party or law.
Cost & Benefits
- Access to our easy-to-use Partner Portal
- Unlimited number of volunteer opportunity postings
- Online volunteer management - manage sign-ups, track hours and communicate with confirmed volunteers
- Training and follow-up phone assistance
Benefits include everything listed under Basic Partnership, plus:
- Priority status for:
- Featured articles about volunteer needs in our monthly eNewsletter
- Volunteer referrals
- Additional one-on-one personalized training and assistance
Please contact Trisha Smith, Volunteer Services Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (310) 212-5009 with any questions.