Creative Cohort

We’re always looking for creative and highly-skilled volunteers to work behind-the-scenes on our various creative endeavors. You can volunteer in the below areas on a per-project basis. Your work will make a lasting impact on 826LA and our students.


Design, Illustration, and Photography

We are always in need of experienced creative professionals to help with publications, marketing materials, window displays, and Time Travel Mart products. We also frequently need professional photographers to document our events and programming. To help with publishing, marketing and photography, please email Designer Rachel Mendelsohn at Rachel@826LA.org. To volunteer for product design or window display artistry, please email Stores Manager Carinne Mangold at Carinne@826LA.org. Sign up for our Creative Roundtables here!

Be sure to include your résumé and a link to your portfolio. | Above image by Rob Thompson of ITAL/C Studio.

Editing and Translation

We take our students’ writing seriously, so we give it the full treatment of professional publishing. A handful of books and projects throughout the year pass by the eyes of professional copy editors before hitting the presses, and many of our student publications and marketing materials are published in both English and Spanish to most effectively reach our community. To volunteer as a copy editor or translator, please register as a volunteer, and check the boxes that relate to your editing and translation skills.

Audio Editing, Video Editing, Music…etc.! 

We have several projects throughout the year that require special skills and technology (and we love working with experts  in these fields). If you’re interested in supporting a project, please send a description of your experience to Rachel@826LA.org and we will be in touch about a special project for you!

The Echo Park Time Travel Mart Artist in Residence Program

At the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, even our most forward-looking decor sometimes becomes outdated. It is time for us to redo our lovely storefront window display, and we want YOU to help!

Learn more here!

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