LAVP G.E.M. of the Quarter
As of Fall 2017 the Los Alamitos Volunteer Program is launching a recognition program for its volunteers called the G.E.M. Volunteer of the Quarter.
GEM stands for Going the Extra Mile.
The GEM LAVP Member of the Quarter is awarded to those that displays the following traits.
Congrats to our first two winners for Summer 2017 – Karli Engel and Lizzy Legere
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The Los Alamitos Volunteer Program has been in existence for the past eight years and approximately 600 plus have joined L.A.V.P. since its inception. The program provides an opportunity for youth ages 11 to 17 years old to make a difference in the City of Los Alamitos and the surrounding communities.
Members are able to learn teamwork, leadership, participate in job training workshops, and become CPR/ First Aid certified. These skills will help each volunteer develop their portfolio of professional skills and gain valuable training for their future.
L.A.V.P. is also designed to assist participants in acquiring valuable job skills by offering opportunities to get involved in the community year-round. L.A.V.P. members play key roles in enhancing the City’s programs and community wide special events. This summer, approximately 65 members volunteered logging over 3,700 hours this summer.
Here are some of the events and programs that L.A.V.P. members volunteers at.
- Music and Movies in the Park series
- 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
- Trunk or Treat featuring the Treasure Hunt
- Winter Wonderland at the Plaza
- Southland Credit Union Race on the Base
- Spring Carnival featuring the Egg Hunt
- Pre-school Program
- Day Camp
- Summer Park Program
- Senior Lunch and Bread program
- Youth Sports
- Community Services Project such as:
- Run Seal Beach
- Friends of the Library
- Precious Life
- Katella Senior Living Center
- Seal Beach Cleanup
- Cypress 5/10K Run
- St. Isidore Plaza
Thank you to all the members of L.A.V.P. and their family for their generous contribution in making Los Alamitos a great place to work, live, and volunteer in.