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We are not currently accepting new Community Partners


Who is Eligible to Become a Community Partner? 

Applicants/Organizations must:

  • 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

Basic Partnership

Benefits include:

  • 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

Premiere Partnership

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 trisha@volcenter.org or (310) 212-5009 with any questions.