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Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records

 Collection
Identifier: 0458

Scope and Content

The Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records consist of reports, minutes, pamphlets, surveys, correspondence, newsletters, and clippings, 1980-1986, that describe the day to day activities of this organization. Included are minutes of board and annual meetings, annual reports, and surveys of board member activities. These records document primarily the activities of the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles during the 1980s.

Dates

  • 1980 - 1986

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Advance notice required for access.

Conditions Governing Use

The use of archival materials for on-site research does not constitute permission from the California Social Welfare Archives to publish them. Copyright has not been assigned to the California Social Welfare Archives, and the researcher is instructed to obtain permission from the copyright holder to quote from or publish manuscripts in the CSWA's collections.

Historical note

Volunteer bureaus were founded as projects of the Junior Leagues during the 1940s as placement centers for volunteers in war effort activities and social services. Most of these projects continued services after the was as agencies. In Los Angeles, the Volunteer Center was founded as the Volunteer Bureau of Los Angeles in 1946 as a three year project of the Junior League. In 1949, it changed its name to the Los Angeles Voluntary Action Center and was administered as a division of the Welfare Planning Council. In 1960 it became an independently incorporated non-profit agency affiliated with the United Way, and in 1982 its name changed once again to the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles and it became affiliated with the Assistance League of Southern California.

The Volunteer Center has been involved with the recruitment and placement of volunteers; the training of professional volunteer coordinators; and the development of formalized criteria for training and consulting services. It has worked with public, private and community groups in all areas of social service.

Extent

0.63 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records consist of reports, minutes, pamphlets, surveys, correspondence, newsletters, and clippings, 1981-1986, that describe the day to day activities of this organization. Included are minutes of board and annual meetings, annual reports, and surveys of board member activities.

Title
Finding aid for the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records
Status
Completed
Author
Sue Luftschein
Date
2011 May
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the USC Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Doheny Memorial Library 206
3550 Trousdale Parkway
Los Angeles California 90089-0189 United States