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Since taking office in 2013, Mayor Eric Garcetti has been focused on making Los Angeles a safer, more prosperous, and well-run city for all Angelenos. In 2014, Mayor Garcetti launched the Mayor's Volunteer Corps, a service initiative to coordinate community improvement events across Los Angeles, and in 2017 launched the Mayor’s Office of Volunteer Engagement (MOVE) to further this work. MOVE is making volunteering easy and accessible to all Angelenos. The VolunteerLA web platform is a centralized clearinghouse for service opportunities. With one click, users can see — and then sign up for — activities led by the City of Los Angeles or partners across the city and region. The platform received support from the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles and members of a Nonprofit and Corporate Council.

Los Angeles has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2009. Current Mayor Eric Garcetti reaffirmed the city's commitment to service when he signed the Declaration again in 2013.

Mayor Eric Garcetti

Eric Garcetti is a fourth-generation Angeleno and the 42nd Mayor of Los Angeles. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley — the son of public servants and the grandson and great-grandson of immigrants from Mexico and Eastern Europe — Mayor Garcetti’s life has been shaped by a deep commitment to the core values of justice, dignity, and equality for all people.

“When Angelenos see a challenge, they want to meet it — by giving their time, talent, and energy to good causes that have real meaning in people’s lives. VolunteerLA will help accelerate some of the most important work being done in the City right now — from ending homelessness to beautifying public spaces.”