DONE IN A DAY OVERVIEW
In addition to its on-going community programming, every year the Junior League of Los Angeles (JLLA) solicits applications for Done in a Day (DIAD) projects. For each DIAD project, a group of Junior League members assist a local nonprofit organization or social service agency through hands–on volunteer work on a short-term basis.
The Junior League of Los Angeles has adopted a special focus on foster youth and education. Projects with this emphasis will be given preference but others are not excluded.
TYPES OF PROJECTS
Done in a Day volunteers can help program and staff community events; sort and distribute at a food bank; improve a facility through painting and gardening; host celebrations that incorporate our focus on foster care; and preparing resources for clients - just to name a few. DIAD projects should leverage JLLA members in a volunteer capacity where they have direct contact with the organization’s members, staff, clients, or direct beneficiaries of the non-profit’s goods and services. JLLA is dedicated to training our volunteers to better serve the community in a variety of areas, and the majority of DIAD projects we participate in will offer select members the opportunity to participate in programming and planning for the event.
Preference will be granted to applications that are open to some level of JLLA member participation in the event planning and a minority of DIAD events throughout the year will be fulfilled requests for volunteers to staff existing events.
Volunteer projects are generally scheduled in 3-4 hour shifts within one day, between the months of July and April. Because most of our members work full-time, the vast majority of our projects take place on weeknights or weekends. JLLA is not able to commit to more than two DIAD events on any given weekend, and cannot commit to a DIAD event to be held during the week of JLLA’s major fundraisers.
- The applicant organization must be a non-profit agency with 501(c)(3) status or have a fiscal sponsor.
- Projects should be located in Los Angeles County.
- Project must include a request for volunteers. While funding is available to assist with these projects, requests for only funds will NOT be accepted.
- Related funding may not be used for fundraising, capital campaigns, individual requests, travel expenses, salaries, stipends, political activities or religious purposes.
- Unless required attire is business or business casual, Junior League of Los Angeles volunteers must wear JLLA branded t-shirts and shirts.
- Preference will be given to projects that focus on education and foster youth.
- JLLA requires that an agency staff person be onsite and available during the project.
- Co-Sponsor does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, ethnicity, income or sexual preference relative to the individuals supported.
- Prior to sending volunteers, the Junior League of Los Angeles requires a Certificate of Liability Insurance from the hosting organization.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE APPLICATION BELOW IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A DIAD:
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