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Finding aid for the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records 0458
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  • Historical note
  • Preferred Citation
  • Conditions Governing Access
  • Conditions Governing Use
  • Scope and Content

  • Title: Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records
    Collection number: 0458
    Contributing Institution: USC Libraries Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 0.63 linear ft. 2 boxes
    Date (inclusive): 1980-1986
    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.
    creator: Los Angeles Voluntary Action Center.
    creator: Volunteer Center of Los Angeles.

    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.

    Preferred Citation

    [Box/folder# or item name], Volunteer Center of Los Angeles records, Collection no. 0458, California Social Welfare Archives, Special Collections, USC Libraries, University of Southern California

    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.

    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.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Los Angeles Voluntary Action Center. -- Archives
    Volunteer Center of Los Angeles. -- Archives
    Annual reports
    Clippings
    Correspondence
    Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions--Archival resources
    Minutes
    Newsletters
    Surveys (documents)
    Voluntarism--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources
    Volunteers--California--Los Angeles--Archival resources