Vermont Slauson Become a Volunteer

Providing programs structured to revitalize the physical, economic

and social life of the community of South Los Angeles


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Become a Volunteer


VSEDC connects budding entrepreneurs with established small business practitioners who can guide them through the process of establishing a business.  Consultants are welcome to volunteer their time to support start-up entrepreneurs.


ETP Alumni Mentors

Additionally, we recognize the importance of aspiring entrepreneurs connecting with veteran entrepreneurs who can provide guidance on the challenges and opportunities of entrepreneurship. If you have participated in our programs, we invite you to volunteer as an ETP Alumni Mentor. Mentor make presentations to current students to share insights on business best practices, assist with participant follow-up activities and serve at events. For more information, email


If you are interested in volunteering as a business consultant or ETP Alumni Mentor, please download the application below and email with your resume or business overview to Consultants: Please include your area of expertise and proposed time commitment. Mentors: please include the name of your business, length of time in existence and date you participated in ETP.



VSEDC internships provide a wealth of knowledge and hands-on work to college-level students looking to supplement their classroom teachings with real-world experience.  Interns participate in the day-to-day activities of a community development organization by working on a variety of tasks, including research, community outreach, proposal drafting, and administrative responsibilities.  Internships are unpaid but may be arranged for course credit. Advance your knowledge of economic development while making a difference.


Interested students should download the application above and e-mail to with a resume and cover letter highlighting previous experience and areas of interest.



1130 West Slauson Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90044

Tel: (323) 753-2335

Fax: (323) 753-6710


Business Source Center

6109 South Western Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90047

Tel: (323) 789-4515

Fax: (323) 789-4524

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Tel: (323) 753-2335

Fax: (323) 753-6710


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