[Air-L] Fw: New LA Opera Requirements for Volunteers (fwd)

Barry Wellman wellman at chass.utoronto.ca
Sat Nov 20 06:34:07 PST 2010

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   From: Kelly Christ
   To: Kelly Christ
   Sent: Friday, November 19, 2010 1:38 PM
   Subject: New LA Opera Requirements for Volunteers

   Dear Opera League Volunteers,

   We are so grateful for the efforts and passion that you put forth as you spread your love and knowledge of opera, especially to children and youth.  In order to continue this outreach to young people, LA Opera now requires that any volunteer who works with children or youth on behalf of LA Opera or the Opera League gets fingerprinted and TB-tested whether you work with children at schools, in the community or here at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

   To this purpose, we are having a fingerprinting vendor come to campus on Monday, November 29th from 9:30-11:30am in Rehearsal Room 2 on the 4th floor of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Even if you have fingerprints on file with another agency, you must be fingerprinted again for our programs. The cost to the volunteer is $71 and you can pay at that time by cash, money orders, cashier checks or business checks payable to Federal Fingerprinting, Inc. They do not accept personal checks or credit cards. At this time, you will need to fill out the attached "Live Scan Form" (copies will be available in the rehearsal room). You will also need to bring a valid government-issued ID. To participate in the fingerprinting service, please RSVP to Kelly Christ in Human Resources by email (kchrist at laopera.com) or telephone (213.972.3140) by Wednesday, November 24th at 12 noon.

   We have also made contact with US Healthworks who will be providing TB skin tests at the cost of $20 to volunteers. To get TB tested you can visit any of their Los Angeles area clinics.  You just need to walk-in during that clinic's regular hours and present them with the attached "US Healthworks TB Authorization Form."  They will give you the test and require that you visit them again in 3 days time for a reading.

   The US Healthworks downtown clinic is located at 1313 West 8th Street Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90017. They are open from Monday through Friday from 7:00am - 4:00pm and on Saturday from 7:00am - 1:00pm. If necessary, you can reach them at (213) 401-1970.

   Please note that there may be a clinic closer to your home. To find a clinic near you, you can visit their website at www.ushealthworks.com. Next click, "Find a Medical Center" and select "California" from the drop-down menu. You can then enter your address and click "Search."  Now click on the location nearest to you and their address, office hours, contact numbers and more information will be at your fingertips.

   You may also visit your own doctor for a TB test. Be sure to send written evidence that you tested negative to LA Opera's Human Resources Department (Attn: Kelly Christ, LA Opera, 135 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012). If you tested negative within the past six months, you may send that written evidence to LA Opera HR instead.

   Please note that if you choose not to get fingerprinted or TB tested you can still volunteer for many LA Opera and Opera League activities. However, as of December 1st, 2010, LA Opera and the Opera League will only assign volunteers to make school visits or participate in other activities involving children to those volunteers who have completed these new requirements. You will be eligible for assignments involving children as soon as:

     a.. You have been fingerprinted by our vendor (and cleared with California's Dept. of Justice and the FBI)
     b.. AND you have provided LA Opera's HR department with proof of a negative TB test

   If you are not able to complete these tasks before December 1st, you will be eligible to volunteer in activities involving children just as soon as these tasks are finalized.

   If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Christ in LA Opera Human Resources by email (kchrist at laopera.com) or telephone (213.972.3140).

   Thanks again for giving so much of your time, energy and spirit to young people on behalf of LA Opera!



   Kelly Christ

   Human Resources and Operations Administrator

   135 North Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

   T: 213 972 3140 | F: 213 972 3082 | W: www.laopera.com

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