Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Program for Torture Victims (PTV). Volunteers can make a meaningful difference at PTV and for the clients we serve by contributing their professional skills, helping with daily administrative tasks, organizing food and clothing drives, or assisting with events. For additional ways you can give back to PTV and our clients, please click here.
If you are a local student and looking for volunteer hours for school credit, please email email@example.com to check space availability. Due to staff capacity constraints, PTV can only accept a very limited number of student volunteers each semester.
Food Drive Coordinator
Most of our clients cannot get work authorization for the first 6-9 months in the United States due to a significant backlog of asylum cases. PTV’s food bank provides emergency food and toiletries for our clients that have little or no income. Our food bank does not receive government subsidies, therefore it is completely driven by the generosity of the community. PTV is looking for a part-time volunteer to help identify and coordinate food drives in and around the Los Angeles area. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Film Student/Video Producer
Help PTV create videos about or survivors, our donors and our work! If you have a camera, editing software and some talent contact email@example.com
Website Volunteer (WordPress)
Help PTV with updating its website. If you know your way around WordPress, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Human DIgnity Awards Dinner Host Committee Member
Every September, PTV holds its annual Human Dignity Awards Dinner. If you would like to introduce the event to your circle of friends and commit to selling a minimum of 10 tickets, then contact email@example.com
Faith Community Coordinator
Help PTV reach out to the faith community and get commitments for general support, client emergency funds or sponsoring an adopt-a refugee program during the holidays. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PTV is in need of skilled medical, therapeutic, legal and other professionals such as psychiatrists, dentists, attorneys, massage therapists and acupuncturists. For professionals who would like to donate their time working with survivors of torture, please email email@example.com to find out more about our professional volunteer program.
Summer Development Intern (applications due April 15)
The Program for Torture Victims is seeking a current college student, current graduate student, or recent college graduate who is interested in serving as an Development Intern and providing a wide range of database, research, administrative, and general support to our marketing and fundraising operations. In return, PTV will provide an opportunity for the intern to gain experience in and familiarity with areas such as fundraising, events, grant research, communicates, social media, and the day-to-day operations of a small, human rights nonprofit organization. This is an unpaid internship with parking or public transportation assistance only. please email Carly Boos at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about our Development Internship program.
Masters in Social Work Intern
Board of Directors
PTV is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The board guides mission development, fundraises and supports strategic planning initiatives for the organization. In return, PTV provides training and leadership opportunities. If you are interested in Board service, please email Trip Oldfield at TOldfield@ptvla.org.