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.
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 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.