Welcome to Big Sunday’s 7th Annual Summer List!

As always, we have listed activities and projects helping all kinds of people, in all kinds of ways. And, as always, whoever you are, whatever you do (and whatever your age!) there is somebody who could use your help.

This summer, we have more than 1,200 projects helping all kinds of people, in all kinds of ways. We will update this list weekly through August 1 (at least), so please keep checking back.

If you’ve taken on or completed one of these projects, please email berenice@bigsunday.org and let us know – that way, we can thank you and direct other people to projects that still need their help!

One other thing: Please follow any other safety protocols of our nonprofit partners. We encourage volunteering, however, please note that you do so at your own risk. Participation confirms you hold Big Sunday and our nonprofit partners harmless to any claims stemming from this activity. (When applicable, you will be asked to sign a waiver.) Thanks for understanding.

Also, please note that we do not sponsor most of the summer projects on this list. Rather, we put them out to the Big Sunday community and hope someone sees it who wants to help. For sure, feel free to forward, post on social media, copy and print it wherever you think there are nice people who might want to help someone else.

Thanks, as always, for your great generosity of time, talent, spirit and stuff. At Big Sunday, we’re always amazed and moved by how generous so many people can be. Oh, and one more thing – if you enjoy helping during the summer, please remember that Big Sunday has all kinds of great ways to give back throughout the year. (You can’t believe how busy the fall will be!) We’d love your help. Feel free to check us out at www.bigsunday.org or contact info@bigsunday.org to see how you can get involved.


You can sort theSUMMERlist by clicking one of the categories below or via keyword in the Project Listings! 

Please note: Activities that reoccur during the summer, with no specific dates and times, are listed at the top and include ALL SUMMER LONG in the description.

Helpful Search Hints: Please search for summer opportunities by location (i.e. city/neighborhood/zip code), key words and interest. Key words include the following: Animals; Arts & Crafts; Benefit; Clothing; Community Support; Disability; Education; Environment; Event Support; Food Insecurity; Health; Homelessness; Kids Welcome; Literacy; Poverty; Seniors; Veterans; Wildlife; Youth and more. If your key word has no listings, try a different one. ALSO, use the CTRL+F (or Command+F on a Mac) for a Find field that will appear on the top right of your screen. It's a super helpful search feature to type your preferences. There are loads of places that need your help!

Foster Cats and Kittens at A Cat’s Tale

ALL SUMMER LONG! A Cat’s Tale does not have a facility – all their cats and kittens are kept in foster care. The more foster homes they have, the more cats they can save! Fostering is FREE – they pay for everything.
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Make a Donation to One of AbilityFirst’s Programs for People with Developmental Disabilities

ALL SUMMER LONG! AbilityFirst stands for, and alongside, people with developmental disabilities and their families. They create a welcoming environment where everyone feels they belong and are valued. At AbilityFirst, they look beyond disabilities, focus on capabilities and expand possibilities.
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Lead an activity at Ability Firstfor People with Developmental Disabilities

ALL SUMMER LONG! Join one of Ability Firsts programs as a lead on an arts & crafts class, play games, join a Zumba, dance or yoga class. Do you have a special talent? Share it with their participants!
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Foster a Dog, Save a Life With Ace of Hearts

ALL SUMMER LONG! One of the best ways you can help Ace of Hearts is volunteering to foster a dog. For each new foster home that opens up, they are able to save the life of another shelter dog on death row. Opening your heart and home to a dog in need can bring you joy and the satisfaction that comes from knowing you've made a difference in an animal's life. Simply put, fostering saves lives!
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Donate Wishlist Items to AHEAD With Horses to Help Support Their Program

ALL SUMMER LONG! AHEAD With Horses is a non-profit developmental therapeutic vaulting program for children with all types of disabilities. Support them by donating items from their Wish List to help support the program and take care of their beloved Therapy Horses.
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Volunteer With the Red Cross

ALL SUMMER LONG! Volunteer at blood drives or join Red Cross's mission-critical volunteer positions to carry out other aspects of their lifesaving work. These volunteers welcome visitors to Red Cross facilities or blood drives and take their temperature before they enter. They also have a high-priority need for Transportation Specialists to help deliver blood from their facilities to local hospitals.
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Help Angel Hanz For The Homeless Help Others

ALL SUMMER LONG! Help make a difference and sign up to volunteer with Angel Hanz For The Homeless. They need help with daily admin activities such as grant writing, researching potential grant opportunities, assistance in soliciting donations and sponsorships, running errands, stocking and organizing storage space, and being on call to transport animals with medical emergencies.
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Join the Volunteer from Home Program at Ascencia

ALL SUMMER LONG! The Virtual Volunteer Program was created in response to COVID-19 as a way to keep volunteers engaged and connected to Ascencia. There are several ways to stay connected. Volunteers can assemble hygiene kits, prepare lunches, and more.

Pitch in for the Youth Volunteer Opportunities at Ascencia

ALL SUMMER LONG! Ascensia offers several youth volunteer opportunities, for those age 14-18, such as shelter volunteer, office volunteer, social media ambassador, donation closet organizer and volunteering on a budget.

Donate to Assistance League of Los Angeles

ALL SUMMER LONG! The Assistance League of Los Angeles has a mission to improve the lives of impoverished children in the community through philanthropy, dedicated service, and compassionate programs. With your support, we can all make a difference in the lives of children throughout Los Angeles.
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Lead Virtual/In-Person Children’s Activities Aviva Family and Children’s Services

ALL SUMMER LONG! Lead virtual/in-person children’s activities or workshops for youth and adults through Aviva Family and Children's Services.
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Buy a Book to Contribute to Beagles and Buddies

ALL SUMMER LONG! Beagles and Buddies volunteer Heidi Mastrogiovanni has written a comedic novel with a title character who rescues dogs! When you buy a copy of Heidi’s book, she will donate 10% of the sales price to Beagles and Buddies.
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Sponsor a Dog in Need at Beagles and Buddies

ALL SUMMER LONG! For only $25 a month you can sponsor a dog. Your donations assist in feeding and providing medical attention for needy dogs in Beagles and Buddies' care.
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Volunteer with Beagles and Buddies

ALL SUMMER LONG! Beagles and Buddies welcomes new and experienced volunteers. Together, you'll figure out the best way for you to participate in the joy that is Beagles & Buddies... and there's a multitude of fun going on that you won't want to miss! There are a wide variety of very necessary chores, many "hands-on" doggie tasks: brushing, bathing, walking, socializing and just being with some of the newcomers. Get your application in so they can set up your interview. Please email applications and indicate dates/days/hours you'd like to volunteer, your areas of interest/expertise and anticipated number of hours you will give....the more the better!~ They've got a great volunteer program going on and lots of fun for everyone - most especially the dogs!! Send those apps and ancillary forms to Connie at beagles@beaglesandbuddies.org. Also helpful to bring your hard copy app your first visit. Thanks for your interest in volunteering to help the dogs. They really appreciate it--we can tell by all the tail wagging around here!
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Donate to Big Sunday’s Back to School Drive

ALL SUMMER LONG! Help send kids back to school in style by donating to Big Sunday's Back to School registry! This year, we've made it faster, easier, and more cost-effective by creating our own registry. Our goal is to fill over 4,000 backpacks, each containing one of the items listed on our registry. Purchase as many items as you like, and use our handy registry to contribute. Together, we can ensure students start their school year equipped and ready for success. Let's make a difference this summer!

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Purchase Native Plants Support the Bolsa Chica Conservancy

ALL SUMMER LONG! Bring the beauty of Bolsa Chica to your home and support local ecosystems at the same time! Want to purchase some native plants? The Bolsa Chica Conservancy periodically hosts native plant sales, so check back regularly. Native plants are widely diverse and a great addition to any growing space! In southern California, where residents contend with long, dry summers, and short, unpredictably wet winters, adding native, drought-tolerant plants is a great way to add some color to your home while also saving money! https://bolsachica.org/native-plants-at-home/

Volunteer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson

ALL SUMMER LONG! When you volunteer at Boys & Girls Clubs of Carson, you make a difference in the lives of youth most in need! The Club prides itself on being a hopeful vibrant community, where the energy of free-spirited youth is encouraged by warm and friendly professional staff. Whether attending an event or virtually, you'll discover you're in a special place. Whether helping with homework or encouraging high schoolers’ professional development as a career panel guest speaker, you'll have the opportunity to build healthy relationships with young people and have a positive impact on their lives! In turn, you will find that brightening up the lives of these young people has a positive impact on you as well. Due to COVID-19 safety protocol, The Club’s volunteer needs are vast and flexibly changing with time. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the interest form and their Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you within 48 hours of submission. Please note, while they have an ongoing list of our most pressing needs, they are always accepting applications from volunteers with other interests. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age, complete a phone interview with the volunteer coordinator, and complete paperwork (background check/live scan).
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Donate Your Time and Talents to C.A.R.E.4Paws

ALL SUMMER LONG! Every year, C.A.R.E.4Paws puts on multiple events, including fundraisers to help support their important work. They would love your help. Please take a look at the services and events they offer and let them know what you are most interested in assisting with, and how you think you can best help them. https://www.care4paws.org/volunteer
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Take Climate Action Now with California Climate Action Corp

ALL SUMMER LONG! You can take immediate action to be a part of the climate solution. Planting trees, hacking your thermostat, and composting food waste are just a few examples of how you can make a difference from home today. By signing up, you are pledging to take action as part of the California Climate Action Corps. They will email you a list of 10 ways to take action on climate change from home. They will also keep you in the loop as new climate volunteer opportunities roll out over the next few months. When we work together, small daily actions can add up to powerful, collective impact -- join and be a part of the solution!
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Help Onsite at Child Care Resource Center

ALL SUMMER LONG! CCRC needs volunteers at one of their offices. Help sort books or use your talents with special projects and professional services. They also host a number of events throughout the year. There is always room for help with set-up, breakdown, story time, hair and face painting, etc.
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Active Listener for Crisis Calls

ALL SUMMER LONG! Want to work as a Crisis Listener? The community Helpline is staffed by rigorously trained Volunteer and Intern Crisis Listeners. All volunteers and interns must attend and successfully complete our 35 hour of Listening and Communications Training. If you want to serve the community and join our volunteer force, please email or call us at the number provided.
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Donate to Help Children and Adults Reach Milestones at ECF

ALL SUMMER LONG! To provide the highest quality of service to the people of all ages with special needs, ECF must raise $2M to cover costs of programming. Make a campaign gift today to help children and adults reach milestones such as, a child's first steps, a student's high school graduation or an adult's first paycheck.
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Donate to Help Children and Adults Reach Milestones at ECF

ALL SUMMER LONG! In-kind donations and tangible personal property can be donated to the ECF! If you want to help our friends at ECF with donations, please contact ECF Development at lkelly@ecf.net or call 310-773-9437.
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Donate to Help the Hungry Find Food with Food Oasis

ALL SUMMER LONG! As of July 2022, about 1 in 4 people in Los Angeles county are food insecure, meaning they worry about having enough food for their family. We are committed to connecting food seekers to free food resources in Los Angeles County. Food Oasis is a 100% volunteer-run through Hack for LA. Our volunteers have done amazing work but we need your help to maintain and expand this important resource. Your tax-deductible donation helps us offset the costs involved with marketing and updating our directory.

Help with the Basics – Purchase, Assemble and Donate Hygiene Kits

ALL SUMMER LONG! We help over 11,000 people a year and most of them are in need of basics like shampoo, soap, toothpaste, etc. So we go through a lot of hygiene kits! Your donation of these kits helps these folks to not only stay clean and healthy, but also to uphold their dignity. Create hygiene kits for our participants transitioning out of homelessness. Purchase the items yourself or host a drive, then assemble the items into kits. Please click on this link to view the items we would love for you to put into the hygiene kits. https://lafh.my.salesforce.com/sfc/p/6A00000396MT/a/RP000000XfMB/U3ZUVzuY_OiFrAQluQXHXbAm4JicJHEUtH34GPzlUFk. Once your kits are assembled, a drop-off time must be scheduled between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday through Friday.

Fight Hunger and Support Long Beach Community Table

ALL SUMMER LONG! Join the Long Beach Community table as they provide essential food and grocery items for neighbors all over Long Beach. All bags are shared with Long Beach neighbors in need!

Join the Fight Against Hunger By Donating to the Long Beach Community Table

ALL SUMMER LONG! Long Beach Community Table (LBCT) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, cooperative (meaning that all volunteers and recipients share in the effort and the benefits), that nourish those who are struggling and provides resources that allow everyone involved to mutually sustain each other, their families, and their neighbors. They are always in need of monetary donations, as well donations related to hygiene items, gardening supplies, and vehicles/facilities.
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Help Break the Cycle of Homelessness and Volunteer with Los Angeles Mission

ALL SUMMER LONG! As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of neighbors and friends in the Skid Row area. Los Angeles Mission does ask that you create an account, go through one of their orientations, and that all volunteers be 16+.
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Donate to Los Angeles Mission and Fight Poverty and Homelessness

ALL SUMMER LONG! Whether they lost their job because of the pandemic or were experiencing homelessness before this crisis, so many Skid Row neighbors need a compassionate supporter like you.
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Donate to the Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation and Care For a Rabbit

ALL SUMMER LONG! Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization that is run by unpaid volunteers. Your donations will directly pay for operations, food, supplies and veterinary care for foster rabbits!
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Adopt and Save a Rabbit from the Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation

ALL SUMMER LONG! Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation fosters and rehabilitates rescued rabbits until they're ready to be adopted. You can help take a rabbit home. Learn more about adoption here:
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Help Transport Bunny Supplies with the Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation

ALL SUMMER LONG! The LA Rabbit Foundation need transporters to help with delivering supplies to foster homes and shelters. They have foster homes mostly based in West LA, but a few spread throughout L.A. https://larabbits.org/volunteer
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Help Shelter A Rabbit with Los Angeles Rabbit Foundation

ALL SUMMER LONG! Help abandoned rabbits by cleaning, socializing, and assisting at adoption venues and/or animal shelters. The LA Rabbits Foundation have a special need for volunteers who care for rabbits in shelters. This involves cleaning and feeding the bunnies, and/or socializing and exercising them. its also important that volunteers work with others kindly. And you have to be willing to take direction when it comes to what and how the rabbits are fed and cared for, as they have a set routine. Volunteers must be at least 12 years old with parents present, or over 16 if volunteering without a guardian.
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Carpenters Needed to Help Build Wooden Boxes with the LA Rabbit Foundation

ALL SUMMER LONG! The LA Rabbit Foundation needs wooden boxes for rescued rabbits. The boxes will be patterned after rabbit "nest boxes" and would keep bunnies warmer, and give them a place to hide and a box to jump on. Unfortunately they don't have the funding for any supplies so they would have to be donated. Supplies: 3/4" solid unfinished pine wood, small nails or screws. They have a blueprint for the boxes and will email to anyone wanting to make them. This would be a super project for a school group, Eagle Scouts, etc.

Help Transport Hay for the Rabbits of the LA Rabbit Foundation

ALL SUMMER LONG! The LA Rabbits Foundation needs volunteers to pick up 1-3 bales of hay from Riverside Dr. in Glendale or from Red Barn in Reseda, bag it, then deliver it to West Los Angeles and/or Playa del Rey. Hay and fuel costs will be covered by the organization (unless you want to cover the costs and then get a charitable receipt from the organization). Since traffic is lighter on the weekends, most "hay elves" prefer to pick up hay then--but any day is fine, as long as someone is available to receive the hay. The frequency of each volunteer's hay runs will depend on the number of new hay elves they recruit. They currently have one hay elf doing a weekly or bi-weekly run, depending on demand for the hay.
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Foster an Adorable Bunny with the LA Rabbit Foundation

ALL SUMMER LONG! Fostering a bunny or two is a fulfilling way to help save rabbits without the long-term expenses or commitment. The LA Rabbit Foundation is looking for folks who can foster for any length of time. They prefer homes within 20 miles of adoption venue (Mar Vista/West LA). Indoors only! They do not stick their foster homes with rabbits like some other groups do. They are a premier rabbit organization; our rabbits are neutered and box trained to varying degrees. They do not cage rabbits: the rabbits live in a playpen when not supervised, or a well-bunnyproofed room. Thank you for helping us save lives! Here's the basic information on fostering for them: https://larabbits.org/fostering
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Donate and Help Love On 4 Paws Provide Therapy to Our Furry Friends

ALL SUMMER LONG! Love On 4 Paws provides animal-assisted therapy. They have a continuing need for funds to cover cameras, film, uniforms, sanitary supplies, yearly vet checkups, outreach expenses, and more. Your donation will help! There are three ways to donate
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Shop on Amazon for North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry

ALL SUMMER LONG! Love shopping for groceries on Amazon? Then this is perfect for you! Donate food to North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry by shopping on their Amazon Wish List. Any amount helps!
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Crochet or Knit Scarves and Hats at Home as Gifts with Operation Gratitude

ALL SUMMER LONG! In the cold winter months, Operation Gratitude includes a lovingly handmade scarf or hat in every Care Package they send to the troops. To make that happen, they need the knitting and crocheting talents of volunteers across the country.

Make Cards For Care Packages at Home with Operation Gratitude

ALL SUMMER LONG! There is nothing more thoughtful and personal than a handwritten note inside a beautiful handmade card. Every care package Operation Gratitude sends not only includes handwritten letters from grateful Americans, but also blank greeting cards for our service members' own personal use. They invite you to put your paper crafting skills to work making blank cards that our deployed troops can then use to write home to their loved ones.

Host a Care Package Collection Drive with Operation Gratitude

ALL SUMMER LONG! Operation Gratitude's signature Care Packages are filled with donated items from grateful Americans and corporations. Show your support for our heroes by organizing a collection drive in your community. The items you collect will help them create the best Care Packages ever.

Write Meaningful Letters at Home and Make Someone’s Day with Operation Gratitude

ALL SUMMER LONG! Writing a letter is a simple and meaningful way for volunteers nationwide to say “Thank You” to all who serve. Your kind words could bring lasting joy to a Care Package recipient. Operation Gratitude includes handwritten letters in every Care Package sent to their Deployed Troops, Recruit Graduates, Veterans, Wounded Heroes, and First Responders. In these unprecedented times, the heroes need everyone's unwavering support. Taking the time to put pen to paper and share your heartfelt thoughts can be what motivates them to keep moving forward in their duties to our nation.

Support our Troops and Make Paracord Landyards at Home with Operation Gratitude

ALL SUMMER LONG! When you craft a paracord lanyard, you are providing a service member or first responder with a tangible and lasting expression of your gratitude and a symbol of the appreciation of grateful Americans everywhere. When your lanyards arrive at Operation Gratitude's facility, they will attach a carabiner that can be clipped onto almost anything to keep it within reach should an emergency arise. They include lanyards in their Care Packages because they're both functional and meaningful, as they are handmade by Americans who want to show their appreciation to Military and first responders.

Help Donate Beanie Babies to Soldiers Abroad with Operation Gratitude

ALL SUMMER LONG! Each year Operation Gratitude receives thousands of Beanie Babies from grateful Americans across the country, and one goes in every single Care Package they send to service members deployed around the world. They made Beanie Babies a signature item in their Care Packages not only because they bring smiles to the faces of deployed troops, but also because they help American forces build goodwill around the world. Do you have a collection of Beanie Babies, or small plush toys like Webkinz or Burt’s Bears, and are wondering what to do with them? Send them to Operation Gratitude and they will put them in the Care Packages they send to deployed Troops! OR Purchase Beanie Babies, Webkinz or other plush toys, or host a collection drive for new or gently used ones at your workplace, neighborhood or school.
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Help Save Our Environment and Donate to Support the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

ALL SUMMER LONG! The Conservancy helps preserve plants, animals and natural habitats all over the Peninsula. By joining the Conservancy today, you will be welcomed into a family of dedicated individuals committed to saving open spaces on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. There are many ways to make a donation.

Donate to Support Homeless Pet Owners through PalsNPets

ALL SUMMER LONG! PalsNPets is a nonprofit dedicated to homeless pet owners and their pets. They are a unique kind of organization providing services and establishing shelters specific to the needs of this group, who are often the most in need and we believe have a higher potential to turn their lives around. Your donations will go directly to helping homeless pet owners and their pets with shelter and services to move them forward!
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Volunteer and Help Empower Caregivers at the Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center

ALL SUMMER LONG! Parents’ Place provides information and education to improve knowledge so parents, caregivers, and professionals can become empowered, allowing them to advocate for their children more effectively. Volunteers are the key component that allows Parents' Place to fulfill their mission. Currently they have 500 valued volunteers that assist throughout the year with events and activities. Volunteers are valued and welcome to utilize their skills and talents year around. if you have time, consider volunteer at Parents' Place!

Donate to Support the Empowerment of Caregivers through the Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center

ALL SUMMER LONG! Parents’ Place provides information and education to improve knowledge so parents, caregivers, and professionals can become empowered, allowing them to advocate for their children more effectively. Your generous donation allows them to continue to educate and empower families through up-to date- information, training resources, and parents to parent support.

Volunteer and Help Public School Students through the Pasadena Educational Foundation

ALL SUMMER LONG! Make a real difference. You can help provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to public school students in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Pasadena Educational Foundation's volunteers donate time and expertise to support PEF and the initiatives of the Pasadena Unified School District… because they know great education lifts everyone up. PEF volunteers are community members, PUSD parents, college students, high school students, realtors, business teams and associations who make a positive impact by doing good work right here in the neighborhoods. Together, they are building a stronger community and you can, too. Join them for a volunteer event and see for yourself!
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Donate to Support Public School Students through the Pasadena Educational Foundation

ALL SUMMER LONG! Make a real difference. You can help provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to public school students in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre. Your support helps the Pasadena Educational Foundation to achieve excellence and equity in the Pasadena Unified School District
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Help Assemble Welcome Home Kits for PATH’s Newly Housed Clients

ALL SUMMER LONG! Every week, PATH moves dozens of previously homeless families off the streets and into homes. Help their new residents feel safe and comfortable in their new home by providing a "Welcome Home Kit" filled with basic home goods, kitchen items, and cleaning supplies. Welcome Home Kits are critical, especially amidst all the uncertainty of the pandemic. These kits not only meet the families’ essential needs, but they can help start their journey of having a new place to call home! Please check out their Welcome Home Wishlist to help support! Urgent Needs:Bedding, Home goods (laundry hamper, bath mat, shower caddy), Kitchen items (pots & pans, dishes, utensils), Hygiene items (soap, shampoo, toothpaste), Cleaning supplies, School Supplies, Target gift cards. *For health and safety reasons, all Welcome Home items must be new & unopened*.

Donate Hygiene Items for Unhoused Folks with PATH

ALL SUMMER LONG! As you shop for personal hygiene items, pick up a few extra supplies to help individuals currently experiencing homelessness. Urgent Needs: Hand sanitizer, Soap & shampoo, Cleansing wipes, Socks & cold weather clothing*, Blankets*, Non-perishable snacks & bottled water. *For health and safety reasons, all Care Kit items must be new & unopened.

Donate to Fight Homelessness and Support PATH

ALL SUMMER LONG! Thank you for considering a gift to PATH. Your support helps them provide critical resources and services to those experiencing homelessness in the community. All gifts can be designated towards a specific PATH region. There are various ways to give, so please consider supporting PATH!

Have a car? Help PATH and Become a Food Rescue Driver

ALL SUMMER LONG! Food Rescue Driver volunteers will help the PATH staff team to combat food insecurity by helping to bring much needed food resources directly to the communities that they serve. PATH partners with local food rescue agencies, grocery stores, and restaurants to rescue excess food and then distribute it to individuals and families that are food insecure. Food Rescue Drivers commit to a regularly scheduled weekly food rescue shift, where they are assigned a day and time to pick up food donations for delivery to a local PATH site. This position is ideal for individuals who would like to help support individuals and families impacted by homelessness, and at the same time help reduce food waste. Shifts are currently available immediately on Monday and Friday mornings to support PATH sites in the Metro LA and Hollywood areas. Please email us at PATHVolunteers@epath.org to learn more, or to sign up to get started as a Food Rescue Driver! Drivers must be 18 years of age or older.
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Help Fight Hunger and Donate to Project Angel Food

ALL SUMMER LONG! Did you know? 86 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to our medically tailored meal delivery program. Help support Project Angel Food’s work today. Your donation will ensure that someone who is seriously ill will not go hungry.

Sponsor a Van to Help Feed Those in Need for Project Angel Food

ALL SUMMER LONG! Project Angel Food believes that food is medicine and food is love. Our fleet of vans crisscrosses the 4,700 square miles via 52 delivery routes in Los Angeles County daily, bringing medically tailored meals to our neighbors near and far suffer from critical and terminal illnesses.
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Volunteer at Project Minnie

ALL SUMMER LONG! Project Minnie is always in need of caring people who can pack food, make sandwiches, help distribute supplies, and photograph the animals on the boardwalk. They also need folks who will generously donate their time and expertise for specialized tasks including legal advice, grant writing, newsletter writing, graphic design and public relations. To learn more about volunteering opportunities, please email amanda@projectminnie.org.
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Donate to Project Minnie

ALL SUMMER LONG! Project Minnie relies solely on your charitable contributions! Your gifts makes a world of difference for pets of the homeless. With your donation, they can feed a homeless dog or cat for a week, improve a dog’s safety by providing a leash, harness and/or collar, keep a pet warm with a sweater or bed, and much more!
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Inspire a New Generation to Read by Joining the Reading to Kids Taskforce

ALL SUMMER LONG! The Reading to Kids Taskforce includes returning volunteers, teachers, and administrators who are dedicated to supporting, sustaining, and building the organization. Requirements for joining the Taskforce include: having volunteered at two or more reading clubs and wanting to be involved in the planning, administration, and/or execution of some aspect of the organization.
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Help Kids Become Better Readers and Donate to Reading to Kids

ALL SUMMER LONG! Financial support from foundations, corporations, organizations, and individuals allows Reading to Kids to maintain and expand the reading club program, purchase teacher-selected books for elementary school libraries in low-income communities, and fund book donations directly to children to aid them in developing their own home libraries.
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Be a Good Samaritan and Donate to Samaritan’s Purse

ALL SUMMER LONG! Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Volunteer to be an Onshore Volunteer for the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

ALL SUMMER LONG! Onshore Volunteers are an essential part of ensuring funding for Sea Shepherd campaigns and carrying Sea Shepherd’s mission to the general public. Their campaign leaders, directors and other staff cannot be everywhere at once, so their OSVs help bring Sea Shepherd’s important message to as many corners of North America as they can. The OSVs arrange participation in events, help to manage and transport our merchandise and informational materials, and interact with the public. Without funding and public awareness, Sea Shepherd cannot do the work that we do. We are wholly funded by donations, not corporate sponsors or political interest groups. Our vested interest is in the welfare and preservation of ocean wildlife. There is no other group or movement like Sea Shepherd, and our OSVs must reflect that uniqueness in the effort that they put into our Onshore Volunteer program.

Hop Aboard and Volunteer to be a Crew Member on One of Sea Shepherd’s Vessels

ALL SUMMER LONG! We are looking for navigators, sailors, engineers, electricians, carpenters, welders, cooks, medics or nurses, small boat operators, photographers, videographers, electronics technicians, radio and antenna technicians, and even a few unskilled but dedicated Ocean Defenders
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Help Foster the Creation of Art and Donate to Support Self Help Graphics & Art

ALL SUMMER LONG! Self Help Graphics is guided by their values driven mission of Spirituality and Creative Heart, Social Consciousness, Integrity, Innovation and Accessibility. If you’ve ever attended their programs, workshops, exhibitions and special events, you know that corazón (heart), culture and community, are at the core of what we do for artists of color, individuals, youth and families. Consider donating to support their mission and programs!

Volunteer as a Bird Bander with the Starr Ranch Sanctuary

ALL SUMMER LONG! Dedicated birders who would like banding experience are invited to apply to become volunteer banders for a MAPS (Mapping Avian Productivity and Survivorship) station at the Starr Ranch Bird Observatory. MAPS is a growing network of hundreds of songbird banding stations in North America run by the Institute for Bird Populations (IBP). Long term banding data from MAPS stations help track changes in populations and migration patterns. In 2005, we became part of an international monitoring network that tracks birds in their wintering grounds, MoSI (Monitoreo de Sobrevivencia Invernal) with stations from Mexico to Columbia (and Starr Ranch!).
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Volunteer for Songbird Monitoring with the Starr Ranch Sanctuary

ALL SUMMER LONG! Besides bird banding, Starr Ranch manages other songbird monitoring projects that utilize volunteer citizen scientists who are trained by ornithologists. Monitoring usually targets rare species and habitats such as coastal sage scrub but they also use songbirds as indicators of restoration success and climate change. New monitoring projects help them make decisions on which invasive plant species they will work to control.If you would like to volunteer or would like to learn more about Starr Ranch songbird monitoring projects, please contact Sandy DeSimone (sdesimone@audubon.org) at 949-858-0309.

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Volunteer to Control Invasive Plants with the Starr Ranch Sanctuary

ALL SUMMER LONG! Starr Ranch “Weed Warriors” help them remove invasive plant species. Invasive species can alter habitats and can have negative effects on wildlife. All of their weed control is non-chemical, and done with hand tools. Currently volunteers help them with periwinkle, English ivy, and Smilo grass removal. If you would like to become a “weed warrior” at Starr Ranch, please contact Sandy DeSimone (sdesimone@audubon.org) at 949-858-0309.
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Gather Data on Stream Waters with the Starr Ranch Sanctuary

ALL SUMMER LONG! Since 2003, Starr Ranch biologists have trained volunteers to use a standardized protocol to gather data on stream water quality and the impacts of urban run-off on the physical, chemical, and biological components of water quality in the creeks of Starr Ranch. The results are sent to a statewide database. If you would like to volunteer with the annual stream bioassessment project, please contact Sandy DeSimone (sdesimone@audubon.org) at 949-858-0309.
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Donate to The San Gabriel Pomona Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center

ALL SUMMER LONG! Parents’ Place provides information and education to improve knowledge so parents, caregivers, and professionals can become empowered, allowing them to advocate for their children more effectively.
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Want to Help Fight Hunger? Help USHS By Volunteering For a Kitchen Shift

ALL SUMMER LONG! Interested in food prep and meal service? These volunteer shifts are an integral part of maintaining an efficient and successful kitchen and meal program. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to volunteer in the kitchen with a chaperone and 16 to volunteer without one.

Help Cook a Meal for Folks at USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! Union Station Homeless Services relies on the support of volunteer groups to provide daily home-cooked meals to shelter residents and community members in need. If your family, corporation, or civic group would like to cook and serve a meal at one of their shelters, consider sponsoring an Adopt-a-Meal! For details email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to schedule a date to serve at either their Adult Center or Family Center facility.

Make and Provide Lunches for Residents at USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! Union Station Homeless Services needs volunteer groups to provide lunches for the shelter residents and community members in need. Email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to schedule a date to donate up to 50 sack lunches at their Adult Center – 412 S. Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105 or Le Blanc ( 11652 Garvey Ave, El Monte 91732) housing site.

Help Provide Hygiene Kits for Folks at USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! Union Station Homeless Services’ Hygiene Kits Program helps them provide people experiencing homelessness with a “Hygiene Kit” of necessary items. Please see flyer on their website for details and email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to schedule a delivery to their Adult Center – 412 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA; Monday – Friday between 9 am – 4:00 pm.

Help USHS Provide Food By Donating Shelf Stable Kits to USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! As food insecurity continues to rise, these shelf stable kits help USHS provide emergency food packs for their program participants and community members in need. These kits include shelf stable food items that are preservable and ready to eat. Check out the flyer on their website and email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to schedule a delivery.

Welcome People To Their New Homes by Donating Welcome Home Kits to USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! Welcome Home Kits provide people moving in or out of one of our transitional or permanent housing facilities with a “Welcome Kit” of necessary items. This important program helps us meet the basic needs of the people we serve as they rebuild their lives and escape homelessness. Check out the flyer and email volunteer@unionstationhs.org to schedule a delivery to our Adult Center – 412 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, CA, Monday – Friday between 9 am – 4:00 pm.

Help Provide Meals by Donating Essential Cooking Ingredients to USHS

ALL SUMMER LONG! USHS Adopt-an-Item program is a simple way to make a positive impact in your community. By adopting an item, you provide essential ingredients that help their kitchen staff cook delicious and nutritious meals for our residents. Check out their flyer on their website to view instructions on how to support and a list of current items available to adopt. To sign up, email us at volunteer@unionstationhs.org or call (626) 715-5004.

Help Play With Dogs For Wags and Walks

ALL SUMMER LONG! Spend some time socializing and playing with the dogs as they prepare for adoption. As a member of the Wags Club, you'll help the dogs adjust to their life at the shelter and get ready to find their new home!
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Help Transport Dogs For Wags and Walks

ALL SUMMER LONG! Help Wags and Walks transport dogs with medical needs from high-kill shelters to their vets. If you join their transportation team you will be directly responsible for getting these dogs the care they need and deserve!
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Help Spread the Word About Wags and Walks’ Great Work

ALL SUMMER LONG! Wags and Walks participates and hosts events throughout the year. As an events volunteer you will represent Wags and Walks, talk with potential adopters, and spread the word about their work.
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Join the Circle of Angels at Project Angel Food

ALL SUMMER LONG! Circle of Angels is a compassionate group of dedicated donors who generously provide both the financial capacity and advocacy that sustain Project Angel Food.

Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Dinner Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Help Whip Up Some Breakfast for Vets at PATH

PATH provides meals to their residents in interim housing. When groups sign up to provide meals, it helps PATH focus its resources on providing housing and support services for their residents. Their male veterans in West LA love to have home-cooked meals from volunteers. Shifts are currently available at their West LA site. They understand not everyone is comfortable with on-site volunteering. If you want to support the male veterans, ask them about sponsoring a meal through a meal delivery service or catering!

Care for Newly Planted Trees in the City of San Fernando for Project Calles Verdes

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Please join TreePeople as we care for newly planted trees in the City of San Fernando as part of our continuing project Calles Verdes (Green Streets) helping to shade & beautify this city. We will be caring up to 50 street trees. Our morning will include weeding, mulching, watering and fixing 10ft tall wooden stakes. Please be prepared to get your hands dirty, break a sweat, and have a blast! Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Celebrate Earth Day By Helping Restore Garden Space in Watts with Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Mudtown Farms (MTF) is a 2.5-acre urban farm in the community of Watts. Their mission is to educate their community, from youth to elders, on making healthy food and lifestyle choices. Their growing grounds are designed to help families engage in year-round outdoor activities that will foster conversations about the fundamentals of growing food from soil to table. MudTown Farms (MTF) provides an enriching volunteer experience for groups and individuals, offering them the opportunity to see the work MTF is doing in Watts. Through active participation in urban farming, they guarantee that impact days will make a lasting positive change in their community. Volunteers assist with day-to-day tasks, including harvesting, plant maintenance, plant installation, composting, seed starting, soil amending, companion planting, organic weed controls, organic pest management, urban farming, and the Free Food Forward Program. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty, closed-toe and heel shoes (no sandals or high heels), and sun protection (sunblock, hat, etc.). They should also bring a reusable water bottle and a reusable shopping bag, avoid wearing all red/blue/purple, enjoy working outdoors, be interested in urban farming/gardening, be able to bend and kneel for some time, be able to work in the sun, be able to assist in lifting when needed, and not be afraid of getting dirty and encountering bugs.
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Join St. James Episcopal Church’s all-volunteer crew at the Soup Kitchen

Join St. James Episcopal Church's all-volunteer crew on Saturday mornings at the Soup Kitchen to provide a safe space for socializing for their unhoused and low-income neighbors. The primary impact of this event is the provision of dignity and respect for their unhoused neighbors in a safe place run by kind and generous volunteers. Most of those they serve are loyal regulars, some of whom continue to attend even after finding affordable housing. The services they provide—home-cooked meals, clean clothes, social activities, and conversation—help create a sense of self-esteem for people whose lives are otherwise full of stress and vulnerability. Volunteers work together to create a safe space for socializing, including preparing and distributing hot meals, organizing and distributing donated clothing, and assisting with special activities like an art table, board games, music, and a lending library. At the end of the event, volunteers help clean up and return tables and chairs to storage. They have a strong core of experienced volunteers who show up weekly and are ready to welcome and orient new volunteers to all activities. Because those they serve tend to be older and chronically homeless, many struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Familiarity with trauma-informed care is a plus, with basic tips provided in their volunteer agreement and a quick orientation on the first day. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, though they are willing to work with younger volunteers under certain conditions described in their volunteer agreement, available here: https://forms.gle/a12PZXM7drm1z2Au7

Restore the Habitat at San Francisquito Canyon Chaparral

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Join TreePeople and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the beautiful San Francisquito Canyon of the Angeles National Forest. Below the rocky hills of the Sierra Pelona mountains, next to a creek leading to the Santa Clara River, we will be restoring an area of the wildlands damaged by the Copper Fire by caring for the native chaparral plants which provide deer, coyotes and others with food and shelter. Expect to get your hands dirty removing invasive weeds and carrying buckets of water to native plantings over uneven terrain. Due to the location of these events and out of concern for volunteer and staff safety, participating volunteers cannot be dropped off at volunteer events. Transportation to and from the event must be accessible at all times. Thank you for your understanding. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Help With Leading Horses during Lessons And Maintenance Around the Ranch

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a horse lover, passionate about helping children, or simply want to help us out, we’ve got you covered! Some important tasks we need your help with include: Side walking/spotting during lessons, Leading horses during lessons,. Grooming horses, Cleaning stalls, Landscaping/gardening, General ranch work, Assisting with office work. Waiver will need to be signed. Ages 12 and over welcome.

Castaic Oak Restoration: Care for Oak Trees in Recent Fire Scars of the Angeles National Forest

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Join Treepeople in partnerships with NFWF and the US Forest Service in caring for oak trees in recent fire scars of the Angeles National Forest. We will be in the Sierra Pelona mountains in the north eastern portion of the Angeles National Forest. Enjoy beautiful views and wide open space while practicing a morning of stewardship. Due to the location of these events and out of concern for volunteer and staff safety, participating volunteers cannot be dropped off at volunteer events. Transportation to and from the event must be accessible at all times. Thank you for your understanding. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Assemble Non-Perishable Food Packages for Families Facing Food Insecurities! – INDUSTRY BUILDING

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. We will be assembling food packages for over 29,000 families, older adults, and children who face food insecurity in Los Angeles County. (The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.) Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Sort and Pack Canned Goods for Distribution Amongst People Facing Food Insecurity (For Minors Only!)

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. Help sort, inspect and repackage donated food items from local supermarket chains and farmers/growers before the food goes out for distribution into the community.Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Waiver required. Volunteers 14+ are welcome.
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Explore the Outdoors with a Volunteer Day at Agua Amarga Reserve

Help remove invasive weeds and care for a community restoration site to benefit wildlife. Students can receive community service hours.

Sort Donated Food Products and Make To-Go Pantry Boxes

SFC’s pantry program focuses on utilizing a combination of rescued and purchased food to feed extremely low-income individuals, families, seniors, and students in our community. During the pantry program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Then, around 11am volunteers can help hand out boxes to our families with the assistance of staff. There is metered parking (coins and credit cards accepted) outside our Center. The meters start at 8 am and will not turn on until then. If you park at a meter, you are more than welcome to step out at 8 am to fill it when they turn on. Please come in casual, comfortable attire with closed-toe shoes. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Protect Against Wildfires in Big Tujunga Angeles National Forest

Join CORE as they partner with Big Tujunga Angeles National Forest!

 Help with brush clearance, wildfire mitigation and defensible spacing. There will be a mandatory 30 minute safety briefing for those new to the project.  

Provided tools include: shovels, rakes, pruners, trash bags, axes and chainsaws(only if qualified). Please bring your own water bottle, long sleeve shirts, pants and boots if possible.

*There are bees in the area. If allergic, please bring your Epi-Pen.
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Practice Urban Gardening with Growing Hope Gardens

Join CORE as they partner with Growing Hope Gardens! Meet at their work hub and either be dispatched with their garden maintenance team or work at tending the compost and land at the hub. Please bring your own water bottle and garden gloves. Sign up directly on their website!
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Join Friends of the LA River at Summer @ PVLD Kickoff: Picnic on the Peninsula!

The Palos Verdes Library District (PVLD) is excited kick off the summer season with their community event, Picnic on the Peninsula – the official launch of Summer @ PVLD! The event will take place on Saturday, June 15th, from 10am to 2pm at Malaga Cove School Grounds. Join FoLAR at this free all-ages event, which will feature live performances, a variety of classic cars, music, bubbles, crafts, activities, informational community booths, a photo booth, and snacks.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Lunch Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Help With Leading Horses during Lessons And Maintenance Around the Ranch

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a horse lover, passionate about helping children, or simply want to help us out, we’ve got you covered! Some important tasks we need your help with include: Side walking/spotting during lessons, Leading horses during lessons,. Grooming horses, Cleaning stalls, Landscaping/gardening, General ranch work, Assisting with office work. Waiver will need to be signed. Ages 12 and over welcome.

Prepare Delicious To-Go Snack Packs for DWC Participants

ALL SUMMER LONG! Snack Packs are essential to the women we serve at DWC. They allow us to ensure that participants have a nutritious snack or meal to take with them before leaving the Day Center each afternoon. You can review our Snack Pack guidelines here https://downtownwomenscenter.org/help-from-home-kits/ Please reach out to with details of your snack pack building event and to schedule your delivery.

Help Whip Up Some Dinner for Vets at PATH

ALL SUMMER LONG! PATH provides meals to their residents in interim housing. When groups sign up to provide meals, it helps PATH focus its resources on providing housing and support services for their residents. Their male veterans in West LA love to have home-cooked meals from volunteers. Shifts are currently available at their West LA site. They understand not everyone is comfortable with on-site volunteering. If you want to support the male veterans, ask them about sponsoring a meal through a meal delivery service or catering!

Volunteer with Child Care Resource Center

ALL SUMMER LONG! Consider being a volunteer at Child Care Resources today! They have so many different programs and opportunities for people to go in and help children at their centers.
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Become a Member of Friends of the LA River

ALL SUMMER LONG! When you become a member of Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR), you help us better fulfill our goal to build capacity for students, communities, and future environmental leaders to advocate for a naturally climate-adapted LA River. Your membership provides crucial support for equitable climate resilience and healthy ecosystems on the LA River. Becoming a member has the added benefits of accessing member-only items and events.
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Read Together with Child Care Resource Center

ALL SUMMER LONG! The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) cultivates child, family and community well-being. They invite children and their caregivers to join Story Time at their office! Through these interactive sessions, children will develop language and communication skills, use context and pictures to help identify new words, engage in exploration and awareness of the world around them, develop an understanding of themselves, their community, and their culture.
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Help Whip Up Some Lunch for Vets at PATH

ALL SUMMER LONG! PATH provides meals to their residents in interim housing. When groups sign up to provide meals, it helps PATH focus its resources on providing housing and support services for their residents. Their male veterans in West LA love to have home-cooked meals from volunteers. Shifts are currently available at their West LA site. They understand not everyone is comfortable with on-site volunteering. If you want to support the male veterans, ask them about sponsoring a meal through a meal delivery service or catering!

Help Whip Up Some Breakfast for Vets at PATH

PATH provides meals to their residents in interim housing. When groups sign up to provide meals, it helps PATH focus its resources on providing housing and support services for their residents. Their male veterans in West LA love to have home-cooked meals from volunteers. Shifts are currently available at their West LA site. They understand not everyone is comfortable with on-site volunteering. If you want to support the male veterans, ask them about sponsoring a meal through a meal delivery service or catering!

Assemble Essential Toiletry Kits for DWC Participants

ALL SUMMER LONG! Toiletry Kits are essential to the women we serve at DWC. Our Day Center provides daily access to showers for women experiencing homelessness, making Toiletry Kits an everyday need for the women we serve. You can review our Toiletry Kit guidelines here: https://downtownwomenscenter.org/help-from-home-kits/ We accept scheduled Toiletry Kits Monday – Friday between 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Assemble Essential Cleaning Home Kits for DWC Residents

ALL SUMMER LONG! Clean Home Kits provide DWC residents with essential cleaning supplies as they move from homelessness into housing. Your thoughtful contribution will help these women create a safe space that they can call home. You can review our Clean Home Kit guidelines here.: https://downtownwomenscenter.org/help-from-home-kits/ We accept scheduled Toiletry Kits Monday – Friday between 8:00am to 1:00pm.

Prep and Deliver Delicious Sandwiches for Folks in Need

LAFH needs you to make Sandwiches! Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches for LAFH's outreach efforts. Volunteers would purchase the necessary ingredients to assemble sandwiches at their living place and deliver them to LAFH. Preferred sandwiches include Peanut butter and jelly, Ham and cheese, and turkey. Please be aware that if you are participating in this volunteer opportunity to fulfill volunteering hours, every 20 sandwiches equals 1 hour of volunteering. In making these sandwiches, you are aiding our outreach team to build trust and bridge connections to further assistance. Your contributions will help our unhoused neighbors leave with a full stomach and an even fuller heart. Must be able to purchase the ingredients for sandwich preparation as LAFH does not provide them. Must assemble the sandwiches at your place of residence or other location. LAFH facilities are not available for this opportunity. Deliver sandwiches to our LAFH office during specified operating hours; we do not offer donation pickups. Must be individually wrapped.

Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Host a Community Dinner with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Dinner Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Provide Evening Support to Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As the evening support role you will help to clean the dining room, prep rooms, dishes, and kitchen with the goal of resetting the facility for the next day of services. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Make and Donate Sacked Lunches at North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry

Prepare and deliver sack lunches. Lunches should include: a sandwich (PB & J, turkey, or ham and/or cheese) a piece of fruit (oranges are best) chips and/or cookies (small bag) a drink (water or juice box) and a napkin. Energy bars or a box of raisins are also good. Brown or white paper sack bags and please label OUTSIDE with the type of sandwich. Sack lunches need to be delivered to the food pantry between 7:00am and 7:15am on the date for which you have signed up.

Help Prep Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal prep volunteer, you will help prepare meals alongside the head chef to feed those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Prepare Coffee, To-Go Breakfast Plates & Distribute to our Unhoused Community

While volunteering during our Breakfast Program, volunteers gain firsthand experience of what our unhoused guests face every day – hunger and other sensitive issues. We offer a to-go breakfast option for our guests, as well as a sit-down, served breakfast. On Mondays, our Breakfast Program is distributed in a to-go format. Volunteers will help prepare hot coffee and the to-go breakfast plates. Volunteers who feel comfortable doing so, can also help distribute breakfast to our guests along with one of our staff members. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Prepare Meals with Lucky Duck Foundation’s Food and Water Initiative

Lucky Duck Foundation's Food and Water Initiative program reaches approximately 1,000 people daily. In less than two and a half years, the program has distributed more than 1,500,000 meals. With your help they can continue to expand this number to provide food and water and help move even more people move off the streets and into shelter, housing, and a healthier and brighter path.

Pack Meals and Help Feed Unhoused Folks with Lucky Duck Foundation

The Lucky Duck Food and Water Initiative has distributed over 1.5 million meals to San Diego's unsheltered neighbors since May 2020. Volunteers help pack, sort, and load food and water for homeless outreach teams to distribute throughout San Diego County. Volunteers are critical to making this program happen.

Host a Community Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Join the Summer Program and Pack Meal Relief Kits for Children on Summer Break

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network.We are looking for adults and (accompanied) children to help us pack meal kits for children on summer break to replace the meals they would have gotten at school. Come help us pack the kits at our newest warehouse. Parking is off the alley in the rear of the building. Waiver required.

Help Out with the Summer Program – Packing Produce Bags

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. We welcome individuals, families, corporate groups, religious organizations, school groups, and more to come to our warehouse and sort food for distribution to individuals and families in need in our community. We are looking for groups of 5 or more people that can assist with packing meal relief kits and assembling boxes for distribution. Volunteers must be 18+.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Lunch Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Sort and Pack Canned Goods for Distribution Amongst People facing Food Insecurity

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. We will be assembling food packages for over 29,000 families, older adults, and children who face food insecurity in Los Angeles County. (The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.) Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Help With Leading Horses during Lessons And Maintenance Around the Ranch

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a horse lover, passionate about helping children, or simply want to help us out, we’ve got you covered! Some important tasks we need your help with include: Side walking/spotting during lessons, Leading horses during lessons,. Grooming horses, Cleaning stalls, Landscaping/gardening, General ranch work, Assisting with office work. Waiver will need to be signed. Ages 12 and over welcome.

Prep and Deliver Delicious Sandwiches for Folks in Need

LAFH needs you to make Sandwiches! Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches for LAFH's outreach efforts. Volunteers would purchase the necessary ingredients to assemble sandwiches at their living place and deliver them to LAFH. Preferred sandwiches include Peanut butter and jelly, Ham and cheese, and turkey. Please be aware that if you are participating in this volunteer opportunity to fulfill volunteering hours, every 20 sandwiches equals 1 hour of volunteering. In making these sandwiches, you are aiding our outreach team to build trust and bridge connections to further assistance. Your contributions will help our unhoused neighbors leave with a full stomach and an even fuller heart. Must be able to purchase the ingredients for sandwich preparation as LAFH does not provide them. Must assemble the sandwiches at your place of residence or other location. LAFH facilities are not available for this opportunity. Deliver sandwiches to our LAFH office during specified operating hours; we do not offer donation pickups. Must be individually wrapped.

Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Join St. James Episcopal Church’s all-volunteer crew at the Soup Kitchen

Join St. James Episcopal Church's all-volunteer crew on Tuesday at the Soup Kitchen to provide a safe space for socializing for their unhoused and low-income neighbors. The primary impact of this event is the provision of dignity and respect for their unhoused neighbors in a safe place run by kind and generous volunteers. Most of those they serve are loyal regulars, some of whom continue to attend even after finding affordable housing. The services they provide—home-cooked meals, clean clothes, social activities, and conversation—help create a sense of self-esteem for people whose lives are otherwise full of stress and vulnerability. Volunteers work together to create a safe space for socializing, including preparing and distributing hot meals, organizing and distributing donated clothing, and assisting with special activities like an art table, board games, music, and a lending library. At the end of the event, volunteers help clean up and return tables and chairs to storage. They have a strong core of experienced volunteers who show up weekly and are ready to welcome and orient new volunteers to all activities. Because those they serve tend to be older and chronically homeless, many struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Familiarity with trauma-informed care is a plus, with basic tips provided in their volunteer agreement and a quick orientation on the first day. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, though they are willing to work with younger volunteers under certain conditions described in their volunteer agreement, available here: https://forms.gle/a12PZXM7drm1z2Au7

Host a Community Dinner with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Dinner Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Provide Evening Support to Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As the evening support role you will help to clean the dining room, prep rooms, dishes, and kitchen with the goal of resetting the facility for the next day of services. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Prep Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal prep volunteer, you will help prepare meals alongside the head chef to feed those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Prepare Coffee, To-Go Breakfast Plates & Distribute to our Unhoused Community

While volunteering during our Breakfast Program, volunteers gain firsthand experience of what our unhoused guests face every day – hunger and other sensitive issues. From Tuesday to Friday, we host our indoor dining service and offer a to-go option for our guests. Volunteers will primarily assist with the indoor dining service and help with tasks like preparing coffee, serving food in the kitchen, seating and serving breakfast to guests, cleaning tables, and assisting with the to-go breakfast option. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Support the Walk-Up Food Distribution – Near USC (Outdoors)

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. Volunteers Needed to help distribute healthy, nutritious food to those in need! Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Support the Walk-Up Food Distribution – East LA (Outdoors)

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. Volunteers Needed to help distribute healthy, nutritious food to those in need! Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Host a Community Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Sort Donated Food Products and Make To-Go Pantry Boxes

SFC’s pantry program focuses on utilizing a combination of rescued and purchased food to feed extremely low-income individuals, families, seniors, and students in our community. During the pantry program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Then, around 11am volunteers can help hand out boxes to our families with the assistance of staff. Tuesdays are pantry prep day! Volunteers assist with sorting through product and creating pantry boxes. We do not distribute boxes on Tuesdays, but your assistance helps us prep for the week ahead. There is metered parking (coins and credit cards accepted) outside our Center. The meters start at 8 am and will not turn on until then. If you park at a meter, you are more than welcome to step out at 8 am to fill it when they turn on. Please come in casual, comfortable attire with closed-toe shoes. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Restore the Habitat in Coldwater Canyon “Betty” Restoration

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Come help us restore the Betty Dearing trail at our very own park in Coldwater Canyon! Our beautiful 45-acre headquarters serves as a critical community space for hikers, bikers, students, and wildlife. Help us contribute to the biodiversity, climate resilience, and natural beauty of our park by removing invasive species, installing native plants and maintaining the trail to prevent erosion and wildfires. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Create Mosaic Suns With Big Sunday at Sun Days on Tuesdays @10

Join us to make beautiful, cheerful and unique mosaic suns to brighten up nonprofits around town. These cool projects are the brainchild of our old friend Cathy Weiss. We can use your help! You don't need to be artistic – just sincere.The events will take place at our new Big Sunday headquarters on Tuesdays 10am-12pm. Space is limited.

Practice Urban Gardening with Growing Hope Gardens

Join CORE as they partner with Growing Hope Gardens! Meet at their work hub and either be dispatched with their garden maintenance team or work at tending the compost and land at the hub. Please bring your own water bottle and garden gloves. Sign up directly on their website!
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Fight Food Insecurity at Heart of Compassion’s Food Distribution Event

Volunteer and be the Hands and Feet of Compassion. Heart of Compassion invites you and your friends to help them fight the war on hunger. Join them in making miracles happen and putting smiles on people's faces. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, volunteers assist with their food distribution, including registration, loading carts, loading vehicles, or traffic control.

Help Out with the Summer Program – Packing Produce Bags

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. We welcome individuals, families, corporate groups, religious organizations, school groups, and more to come to our warehouse and sort food for distribution to individuals and families in need in our community. We are looking for groups of 5 or more people that can assist with packing meal relief kits and assembling boxes for distribution. Volunteers must be 18+.
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Reorganize, Clean, and Tidy the Warehouse

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. We welcome individuals, families, corporate groups, religious organizations, school groups, and more to come to our warehouse and sort food for distribution to individuals and families in need in our community. We need people to help reorganize, clean, and tidy the warehouse/coolers and assist with order packing. Volunteers must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Volunteers must be 18+.and stay for a 3 hour shift.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Lunch Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Distribute Fresh Produce, Make Ready Made Meals, and Organize the Food Pantry for your Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown neighbors

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. This program helps to organize, sort and distribute produce and meals that are donated to the solar fridge and pantry. It may require to lift boxes up to 30lbs and will be taking place outside. Please bring comfortable clothing and a water bottle. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcome.

Assemble Non-Perishable Food Packages for Families Facing Food Insecurities! – INDUSTRY BUILDING

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. We will be assembling food packages for over 29,000 families, older adults, and children who face food insecurity in Los Angeles County. (The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.) Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Sort and Pack Canned Goods for Distribution Amongst People facing Food Insecurity

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. We will be assembling food packages for over 29,000 families, older adults, and children who face food insecurity in Los Angeles County. (The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.) Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Help With Leading Horses during Lessons And Maintenance Around the Ranch

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a horse lover, passionate about helping children, or simply want to help us out, we’ve got you covered! Some important tasks we need your help with include: Side walking/spotting during lessons, Leading horses during lessons,. Grooming horses, Cleaning stalls, Landscaping/gardening, General ranch work, Assisting with office work. Waiver will need to be signed. Ages 12 and over welcome.

Prep and Deliver Delicious Sandwiches for Folks in Need

LAFH needs you to make Sandwiches! Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches for LAFH's outreach efforts. Volunteers would purchase the necessary ingredients to assemble sandwiches at their living place and deliver them to LAFH. Preferred sandwiches include Peanut butter and jelly, Ham and cheese, and turkey. Please be aware that if you are participating in this volunteer opportunity to fulfill volunteering hours, every 20 sandwiches equals 1 hour of volunteering. In making these sandwiches, you are aiding our outreach team to build trust and bridge connections to further assistance. Your contributions will help our unhoused neighbors leave with a full stomach and an even fuller heart. Must be able to purchase the ingredients for sandwich preparation as LAFH does not provide them. Must assemble the sandwiches at your place of residence or other location. LAFH facilities are not available for this opportunity. Deliver sandwiches to our LAFH office during specified operating hours; we do not offer donation pickups. Must be individually wrapped.

Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Host a Community Dinner with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Moms with Evening Childcare

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Assist the mothers of our programs with childcare while they attend meetings and workshops. Childcare may take place outdoors if weather permitting, please dress accordingly. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Dinner Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Provide Evening Support to Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As the evening support role you will help to clean the dining room, prep rooms, dishes, and kitchen with the goal of resetting the facility for the next day of services. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Prep Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal prep volunteer, you will help prepare meals alongside the head chef to feed those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Prepare Coffee, To-Go Breakfast Plates & Distribute to our Unhoused Community

While volunteering during our Breakfast Program, volunteers gain firsthand experience of what our unhoused guests face every day – hunger and other sensitive issues. From Tuesday to Friday, we host our indoor dining service and offer a to-go option for our guests. Volunteers will primarily assist with the indoor dining service and help with tasks like preparing coffee, serving food in the kitchen, seating and serving breakfast to guests, cleaning tables, and assisting with the to-go breakfast option.Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Pack Meals and Help Feed Unhoused Folks with Lucky Duck Foundation

The Lucky Duck Food and Water Initiative has distributed over 1.5 million meals to San Diego's unsheltered neighbors since May 2020. Volunteers help pack, sort, and load food and water for homeless outreach teams to distribute throughout San Diego County. Volunteers are critical to making this program happen.

Urban Farming at Mudtown Farms

Join CORE for community gardening at Mudtown Farms, an impressive urban garden in the Watts community. Mudtown Farms works to cultivate food and sustainable gardens through regenerative agriculture. Sign up directly on their website under the volunteer tab!
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Assemble Non-Perishable Food Packages for Families Facing Food Insecurities! – INDUSTRY BUILDING

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. We will be assembling food packages for over 29,000 families, older adults, and children who face food insecurity in Los Angeles County. (The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.) Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Sort and Pack Canned Goods for Distribution Amongst People facing Food Insecurity

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. We will be assembling food packages for over 29,000 families, older adults, and children who face food insecurity in Los Angeles County. (The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.) Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Host a Community Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Sort Donated Food Products and Make To-Go Pantry Boxes

SFC’s pantry program focuses on utilizing a combination of rescued and purchased food to feed extremely low-income individuals, families, seniors, and students in our community. During the pantry program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Then, around 11am volunteers can help hand out boxes to our families with the assistance of staff. There is metered parking (coins and credit cards accepted) outside our Center. The meters start at 8 am and will not turn on until then. If you park at a meter, you are more than welcome to step out at 8 am to fill it when they turn on. Please come in casual, comfortable attire with closed-toe shoes. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Fight Food Insecurity at Heart of Compassion’s Food Distribution Event

Volunteer and be the Hands and Feet of Compassion. Heart of Compassion invites you and your friends to help them fight the war on hunger. Join them in making miracles happen and putting smiles on people's faces. Every Tuesday and Wednesday, volunteers assist with their food distribution, including registration, loading carts, loading vehicles, or traffic control.

Distribute Fresh Produce, Make Ready Made Meals, and Organize the Food Pantry for your Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown neighbors

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. This program helps to organize, sort and distribute produce and meals that are donated to the solar fridge and pantry. It may require to lift boxes up to 30lbs and will be taking place outside. Please bring comfortable clothing and a water bottle. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcome.

Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Lunch Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Sort and Pack Canned Goods for Distribution Amongst People facing Food Insecurity

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. We will be assembling food packages for over 29,000 families, older adults, and children who face food insecurity in Los Angeles County. (The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.) Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Prep and Deliver Delicious Sandwiches for Folks in Need

LAFH needs you to make Sandwiches! Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches for LAFH's outreach efforts. Volunteers would purchase the necessary ingredients to assemble sandwiches at their living place and deliver them to LAFH. Preferred sandwiches include Peanut butter and jelly, Ham and cheese, and turkey. Please be aware that if you are participating in this volunteer opportunity to fulfill volunteering hours, every 20 sandwiches equals 1 hour of volunteering. In making these sandwiches, you are aiding our outreach team to build trust and bridge connections to further assistance. Your contributions will help our unhoused neighbors leave with a full stomach and an even fuller heart. Must be able to purchase the ingredients for sandwich preparation as LAFH does not provide them. Must assemble the sandwiches at your place of residence or other location. LAFH facilities are not available for this opportunity. Deliver sandwiches to our LAFH office during specified operating hours; we do not offer donation pickups. Must be individually wrapped.

Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Host a Community Dinner with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Dinner Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Join St. James Episcopal Church’s all-volunteer crew at the Soup Kitchen

Join St. James Episcopal Church's all-volunteer crew on Thursday at the Soup Kitchen to provide a safe space for socializing for their unhoused and low-income neighbors. The primary impact of this event is the provision of dignity and respect for their unhoused neighbors in a safe place run by kind and generous volunteers. Most of those they serve are loyal regulars, some of whom continue to attend even after finding affordable housing. The services they provide—home-cooked meals, clean clothes, social activities, and conversation—help create a sense of self-esteem for people whose lives are otherwise full of stress and vulnerability. Volunteers work together to create a safe space for socializing, including preparing and distributing hot meals, organizing and distributing donated clothing, and assisting with special activities like an art table, board games, music, and a lending library. At the end of the event, volunteers help clean up and return tables and chairs to storage. They have a strong core of experienced volunteers who show up weekly and are ready to welcome and orient new volunteers to all activities. Because those they serve tend to be older and chronically homeless, many struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Familiarity with trauma-informed care is a plus, with basic tips provided in their volunteer agreement and a quick orientation on the first day. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, though they are willing to work with younger volunteers under certain conditions described in their volunteer agreement, available here: https://forms.gle/a12PZXM7drm1z2Au7

Provide Evening Support to Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As the evening support role you will help to clean the dining room, prep rooms, dishes, and kitchen with the goal of resetting the facility for the next day of services. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Prep Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal prep volunteer, you will help prepare meals alongside the head chef to feed those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Prepare Coffee, To-Go Breakfast Plates & Distribute to our Unhoused Community

While volunteering during our Breakfast Program, volunteers gain firsthand experience of what our unhoused guests face every day – hunger and other sensitive issues. From Tuesday to Friday, we host our indoor dining service and offer a to-go option for our guests. Volunteers will primarily assist with the indoor dining service and help with tasks like preparing coffee, serving food in the kitchen, seating and serving breakfast to guests, cleaning tables, and assisting with the to-go breakfast option. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Host a Community Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Sort Donated Food Products and Make To-Go Pantry Boxes

SFC’s pantry program focuses on utilizing a combination of rescued and purchased food to feed extremely low-income individuals, families, seniors, and students in our community. During the pantry program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Then, around 11am volunteers can help hand out boxes to our families with the assistance of staff. There is metered parking (coins and credit cards accepted) outside our Center. The meters start at 8 am and will not turn on until then. If you park at a meter, you are more than welcome to step out at 8 am to fill it when they turn on. Please come in casual, comfortable attire with closed-toe shoes.Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Make Snack Kits at Big Sunday’s TM@10

Here’s a way to help every week throughout the summer! Join us for TM@10 at Big Sunday headquarters where we'll host a different service project each week that benefits a worthy cause! Enjoy good company and good deeds. Everyone is welcome. Join us as we assemble self care kits for the underserved community.

Help Out with the Summer Program – Packing Produce Bags

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. We welcome individuals, families, corporate groups, religious organizations, school groups, and more to come to our warehouse and sort food for distribution to individuals and families in need in our community. We are looking for groups of 5 or more people that can assist with packing meal relief kits and assembling boxes for distribution. Volunteers must be 18+.
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Reorganize, Clean, and Tidy the Warehouse

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. We welcome individuals, families, corporate groups, religious organizations, school groups, and more to come to our warehouse and sort food for distribution to individuals and families in need in our community. We need people to help reorganize, clean, and tidy the warehouse/coolers and assist with order packing. Volunteers must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. Volunteers must be 18+.and stay for a 3 hour shift.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Lunch Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Help With Leading Horses during Lessons And Maintenance Around the Ranch

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a horse lover, passionate about helping children, or simply want to help us out, we’ve got you covered! Some important tasks we need your help with include: Side walking/spotting during lessons, Leading horses during lessons,. Grooming horses, Cleaning stalls, Landscaping/gardening, General ranch work, Assisting with office work. Waiver will need to be signed. Ages 12 and over welcome.

Join St. James Episcopal Church’s all-volunteer crew at the Soup Kitchen

Join St. James Episcopal Church's all-volunteer crew on Friday at the Soup Kitchen to provide a safe space for socializing for their unhoused and low-income neighbors. The primary impact of this event is the provision of dignity and respect for their unhoused neighbors in a safe place run by kind and generous volunteers. Most of those they serve are loyal regulars, some of whom continue to attend even after finding affordable housing. The services they provide—home-cooked meals, clean clothes, social activities, and conversation—help create a sense of self-esteem for people whose lives are otherwise full of stress and vulnerability. Volunteers work together to create a safe space for socializing, including preparing and distributing hot meals, organizing and distributing donated clothing, and assisting with special activities like an art table, board games, music, and a lending library. At the end of the event, volunteers help clean up and return tables and chairs to storage. They have a strong core of experienced volunteers who show up weekly and are ready to welcome and orient new volunteers to all activities. Because those they serve tend to be older and chronically homeless, many struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Familiarity with trauma-informed care is a plus, with basic tips provided in their volunteer agreement and a quick orientation on the first day. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, though they are willing to work with younger volunteers under certain conditions described in their volunteer agreement, available here: https://forms.gle/a12PZXM7drm1z2Au7

Help Out and Transport Food for the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry distributes more than 1,300+ bags of food monthly as the number of people coming to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry has significantly increased. The Transportation Team transports the loaded grocery bags from the packing site at Temple Beth Hillel to the food distribution site at First Christian Church. The entire process of transporting 150 to 200 pre-packed bags takes about one hour. Bags are transported in Pantry owned vehicles. You must drive yourself between Temple Beth Hillel and First Christian Church.

Host a Community Dinner with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Serve Delicious 4-Course Meals at Friday Night Dinner to our Unhoused Neighbors

Serve a delicious 4-course meal to our unhoused neighbors. New Friends will brief you on the courses that will be served that evening, which usually consist of soup or salad, an appetizer, a main course & a dessert, plus a drink of choice ( coffee, water, lemonade). Your presence and volunteering will help meet an immediate & urgent need for a meal and share care and connection. Being friendly and ready to serve are the main requirements! All ages are welcome. Teams with members younger than 16 will participate with their guardians, during the shift.

Provide Evening Support to Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As the evening support role you will help to clean the dining room, prep rooms, dishes, and kitchen with the goal of resetting the facility for the next day of services. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Serve Breakfast for the Unhoused -St. Francis Center (Agency Site)

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. Breakfast for the Unhoused -St. Francis Center is a soup kitchen and food pantry located in Downtown LA that serves the housed and unhoused communities. Volunteer roles are assigned on the day of the event and are based on the needs of the organization, but typically include table serving, coffee serving or kitchen prep. Please refer to volunteer guidelines, parking information and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Make and Donate Sacked Lunches at North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry distributes more than 1,300+ bags of food monthly as the number of people coming to the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry has significantly increased. They encourage you, your friends, your schools and your networks to help them end hunger in the area. Food donations may be dropped off during distribution hours on Mondays and Fridays, 7:00 am to 7:15 am at: 11634 Moorpark Street, Studio City, CA 91602.

Help Prep Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal prep volunteer, you will help prepare meals alongside the head chef to feed those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Help Prepare Coffee, To-Go Breakfast Plates & Distribute to our Unhoused Community

While volunteering during our Breakfast Program, volunteers gain firsthand experience of what our unhoused guests face every day – hunger and other sensitive issues. From Tuesday to Friday, we host our indoor dining service and offer a to-go option for our guests. Volunteers will primarily assist with the indoor dining service and help with tasks like preparing coffee, serving food in the kitchen, seating and serving breakfast to guests, cleaning tables, and assisting with the to-go breakfast option.Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Prepare Meals with Lucky Duck Foundation’s Food and Water Initiative

Lucky Duck Foundation's Food and Water Initiative program reaches approximately 1,000 people daily. In less than two and a half years, the program has distributed more than 1,500,000 meals. With your help they can continue to expand this number to provide food and water and help move even more people move off the streets and into shelter, housing, and a healthier and brighter path.

Pack Meals and Help Feed Unhoused Folks with Lucky Duck Foundation

The Lucky Duck Food and Water Initiative has distributed over 1.5 million meals to San Diego's unsheltered neighbors since May 2020. Volunteers help pack, sort, and load food and water for homeless outreach teams to distribute throughout San Diego County. Volunteers are critical to making this program happen.

Help Sort and Pack Food Outdoors – Koreatown (Agency Site)

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. Immanuel Presbyterian Church - Currently, more than 2,500 families come through Immanuel's doors every week to get life sustaining food and supplies from their pantry. What You'll be Doing: Greeting clients, packing food bags, and giving out food to clients. Please note: This is a client-choice pantry where clients pick their own food and volunteers place the food inside the clients' bags as they walk by. Please refer to volunteer guidelines, parking information and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Restore the Habitat at San Francisquito Canyon Chaparral

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Join TreePeople and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the beautiful San Francisquito Canyon of the Angeles National Forest. Below the rocky hills of the Sierra Pelona mountains, next to a creek leading to the Santa Clara River, we will be restoring an area of the wildlands damaged by the Copper Fire by caring for the native chaparral plants which provide deer, coyotes and others with food and shelter. Expect to get your hands dirty removing invasive weeds and carrying buckets of water to native plantings over uneven terrain. Due to the location of these events and out of concern for volunteer and staff safety, participating volunteers cannot be dropped off at volunteer events. Transportation to and from the event must be accessible at all times. Thank you for your understanding. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Work with TreePeople in Oak Reforestation: Highline

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Join us in replanting our thinning stands of native oaks. With the help of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation we are going to plant 1000 trees by the end of fall. Due to an invasive beetle called the Gold Spotted Oak Borer, many stands of oaks have been under threat. We are going to help combat that beetle by planting, while other groups are working on eradicating the beetle. Due to the location of these events and out of concern for volunteer and staff safety, participating volunteers cannot be dropped off at volunteer events. Transportation to and from the event must be accessible at all times. Thank you for your understanding. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Sort and Pack Canned Goods for Distribution Amongst People facing Food Insecurity

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. We will be assembling food packages for over 29,000 families, older adults, and children who face food insecurity in Los Angeles County. (The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.) Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Pitch in at the Food Pantry in DTLA – St. Francis Center (Agency Site)

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. St. Francis Center is a soup kitchen and food pantry located in Downtown LA that serves the housed and unhoused communities. Volunteer Duties: As part of the Pantry Program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Volunteers may also help hand out boxes to families with the assistance of staff. Please refer to volunteer guidelines, parking information and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Host a Community Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Sort Donated Food Products and Make To-Go Pantry Boxes

SFC’s pantry program focuses on utilizing a combination of rescued and purchased food to feed extremely low-income individuals, families, seniors, and students in our community. During the pantry program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Then, around 11am volunteers can help hand out boxes to our families with the assistance of staff. Fridays are our Senior Day! Volunteers assist with making pantry boxes Then, with the help of our volunteers, we host a community-building event from 11:00a-12:00 pm which could include Bingo, Lotaria, or Movie Day. There is metered parking (coins and credit cards accepted) outside our Center. The meters start at 8 am and will not turn on until then. If you park at a meter, you are more than welcome to step out at 8 am to fill it when they turn on. Please come in casual, comfortable attire with closed-toe shoes. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Restore the Habitat in Coldwater Canyon “Betty” Restoration

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Come help us restore the Betty Dearing trail at our very own park in Coldwater Canyon! Our beautiful 45-acre headquarters serves as a critical community space for hikers, bikers, students, and wildlife. Help us contribute to the biodiversity, climate resilience, and natural beauty of our park by removing invasive species, installing native plants and maintaining the trail to prevent erosion and wildfires. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Pack Produce Boxes and Prepare for Distribution

Westside Food Bank's mission is to end hunger in our communities by providing access to free nutritious food through food acquisition and distribution, and by engaging the community and advocating for a strong food assistance network. We are looking for adults and (accompanied) children to help us pack produce kits.

Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Lunch Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Help Organize Grocery Food Bags with Children’s Institutes’ Weekly Food Distribution

We are partnering with The Dream Center to distribute grocery bags to over 50-80 children and families. Volunteers will be asked to help organize grocery food bags on tables in preparation for drive-up and walk-up participants. They will also be asked to help load grocery bags into vehicles participating in the drive-up. Volunteer groups are welcomed! We need at least 8 volunteers weekly. 16+ years old with parental consent formed signed prior or day of.
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Read En Español with Child Care Resource Center

ALL SUMMER LONG! Momento de Cuentos (Story Time in Spanish) The Child Care Resource Center (CCRC) cultivates child, family and community well-being. They invite children and their caregivers to join Story Time at their office! Through these interactive sessions, children will develop language and communication skills, use context and pictures to help identify new words, engage in exploration and awareness of the world around them, develop an understanding of themselves, their community, and their culture.
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Castaic Oak Restoration: Care for Oak Trees in Recent Fire Scars of the Angeles National Forest

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Join Treepeople in partnerships with NFWF and the US Forest Service in caring for oak trees in recent fire scars of the Angeles National Forest. We will be in the Sierra Pelona mountains in the north eastern portion of the Angeles National Forest. Enjoy beautiful views and wide open space while practicing a morning of stewardship. Due to the location of these events and out of concern for volunteer and staff safety, participating volunteers cannot be dropped off at volunteer events. Transportation to and from the event must be accessible at all times. Thank you for your understanding. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Host a Community Dinner with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Dinner Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Provide Evening Support to Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As the evening support role you will help to clean the dining room, prep rooms, dishes, and kitchen with the goal of resetting the facility for the next day of services. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Help Whip Up Some Breakfast for Vets at PATH

PATH provides meals to their residents in interim housing. When groups sign up to provide meals, it helps PATH focus its resources on providing housing and support services for their residents. Their male veterans in West LA love to have home-cooked meals from volunteers. Shifts are currently available at their West LA site. They understand not everyone is comfortable with on-site volunteering. If you want to support the male veterans, ask them about sponsoring a meal through a meal delivery service or catering!

Help Prep Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal prep volunteer, you will help prepare meals alongside the head chef to feed those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Join Friends of the LA River for Habitat Restoration Day

Join Friends of the LA River, California Native Plant Society, and San Fernando Valley Audubon for a morning of invasive plant removal and bird walks in the Sepulveda Basin!
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Care for Newly Planted Trees in the City of San Fernando for Project Calles Verdes

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Please join TreePeople as we care for newly planted trees in the City of San Fernando as part of our continuing project Calles Verdes (Green Streets) helping to shade & beautify this city. We will be caring up to 50 street trees. Our morning will include weeding, mulching, watering and fixing 10ft tall wooden stakes. Please be prepared to get your hands dirty, break a sweat, and have a blast! Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Restore the Habitat at San Francisquito Canyon Chaparral

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Join TreePeople and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation in the beautiful San Francisquito Canyon of the Angeles National Forest. Below the rocky hills of the Sierra Pelona mountains, next to a creek leading to the Santa Clara River, we will be restoring an area of the wildlands damaged by the Copper Fire by caring for the native chaparral plants which provide deer, coyotes and others with food and shelter. Expect to get your hands dirty removing invasive weeds and carrying buckets of water to native plantings over uneven terrain. Due to the location of these events and out of concern for volunteer and staff safety, participating volunteers cannot be dropped off at volunteer events. Transportation to and from the event must be accessible at all times. Thank you for your understanding. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Help Restore our Urban Trees in in Watts

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Come join TreePeople's community forestry team and help restore our urban trees in Watts! Caring for trees that have already been planted increases shade, rainwater capture, cleanses water draining to the ocean, bolsters air quality, and mitigates the impact of climate change for Los Angeles County. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Celebrate Earth Day By Helping Restore Garden Space in Watts with Watts Labor Community Action Committee

Mudtown Farms (MTF) is a 2.5-acre urban farm in the community of Watts. Their mission is to educate their community, from youth to elders, on making healthy food and lifestyle choices. Their growing grounds are designed to help families engage in year-round outdoor activities that will foster conversations about the fundamentals of growing food from soil to table. MudTown Farms (MTF) provides an enriching volunteer experience for groups and individuals, offering them the opportunity to see the work MTF is doing in Watts. Through active participation in urban farming, they guarantee that impact days will make a lasting positive change in their community. Volunteers assist with day-to-day tasks, including harvesting, plant maintenance, plant installation, composting, seed starting, soil amending, companion planting, organic weed controls, organic pest management, urban farming, and the Free Food Forward Program. Volunteers should wear clothes that can get dirty, closed-toe and heel shoes (no sandals or high heels), and sun protection (sunblock, hat, etc.). They should also bring a reusable water bottle and a reusable shopping bag, avoid wearing all red/blue/purple, enjoy working outdoors, be interested in urban farming/gardening, be able to bend and kneel for some time, be able to work in the sun, be able to assist in lifting when needed, and not be afraid of getting dirty and encountering bugs.
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Join St. James Episcopal Church’s all-volunteer crew at the Soup Kitchen

Join St. James Episcopal Church's all-volunteer crew on Saturday mornings at the Soup Kitchen to provide a safe space for socializing for their unhoused and low-income neighbors. The primary impact of this event is the provision of dignity and respect for their unhoused neighbors in a safe place run by kind and generous volunteers. Most of those they serve are loyal regulars, some of whom continue to attend even after finding affordable housing. The services they provide—home-cooked meals, clean clothes, social activities, and conversation—help create a sense of self-esteem for people whose lives are otherwise full of stress and vulnerability. Volunteers work together to create a safe space for socializing, including preparing and distributing hot meals, organizing and distributing donated clothing, and assisting with special activities like an art table, board games, music, and a lending library. At the end of the event, volunteers help clean up and return tables and chairs to storage. They have a strong core of experienced volunteers who show up weekly and are ready to welcome and orient new volunteers to all activities. Because those they serve tend to be older and chronically homeless, many struggle with mental health and substance use disorders. Familiarity with trauma-informed care is a plus, with basic tips provided in their volunteer agreement and a quick orientation on the first day. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, though they are willing to work with younger volunteers under certain conditions described in their volunteer agreement, available here: https://forms.gle/a12PZXM7drm1z2Au7

Help With Leading Horses during Lessons And Maintenance Around the Ranch

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a horse lover, passionate about helping children, or simply want to help us out, we’ve got you covered! Some important tasks we need your help with include: Side walking/spotting during lessons, Leading horses during lessons,. Grooming horses, Cleaning stalls, Landscaping/gardening, General ranch work, Assisting with office work. Waiver will need to be signed. Ages 12 and over welcome.

Help With Leading Horses during Lessons And Maintenance Around the Ranch

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a horse lover, passionate about helping children, or simply want to help us out, we’ve got you covered! Some important tasks we need your help with include: Side walking/spotting during lessons, Leading horses during lessons,. Grooming horses, Cleaning stalls, Landscaping/gardening, General ranch work, Assisting with office work. Waiver will need to be signed. Ages 12 and over welcome.

Work with TreePeople in Oak Reforestation: Highline

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of Southern California to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Through our unique model, we listen to, equip, and train volunteers to green our urban spaces and mountains. TreePeople has activated millions of people in planting and caring for millions of trees. Join us in replanting our thinning stands of native oaks. With the help of National Fish and Wildlife Foundation we are going to plant 1000 trees by the end of fall. Due to an invasive beetle called the Gold Spotted Oak Borer, many stands of oaks have been under threat. We are going to help combat that beetle by planting, while other groups are working on eradicating the beetle. Due to the location of these events and out of concern for volunteer and staff safety, participating volunteers cannot be dropped off at volunteer events. Transportation to and from the event must be accessible at all times. Thank you for your understanding. Volunteers 15+ with adult are welcomed.
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Volunteer for CII’s 2nd Annual LGBTQ+ Resource Fair

We are looking for volunteers to support this educational and empowering day! We will be hosting a resource Fair with organizations serving LGBTQ+ youth and their families. From workshops, storytime, and giveaways, we will need help making the space fun and space for attendees. Support with setup/break down, directing crowds towards activities, supporting the arts and crafts tables as well as the different booths. Street parking is available along Success Ave and E 102nd St. (Please make sure to read the parking signs). Complete paperwork onboarding paperwork prior or day of. 16+ years old with parental consent formed signed prior or day of.

Sort and Pack Canned Goods for Distribution Amongst People facing Food Insecurity

Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has worked to mobilize resources in the community to alleviate hunger. We will be assembling food packages for over 29,000 families, older adults, and children who face food insecurity in Los Angeles County. (The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items.) Please refer to volunteer guidelines and dress code on sign-up. Volunteers must be 18+ to participate.
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Explore the Outdoors with a Volunteer Day at Alta Vicente Reserve

Come help us to restore habitat on the 22-acre restoration site to create a home for rare cactus wrens and gnatcatchers with beautiful views of Catalina Island. Sign up at Volunteer Hub

Host a Community Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Sort Donated Food Products and Make To-Go Pantry Boxes

SFC’s pantry program focuses on utilizing a combination of rescued and purchased food to feed extremely low-income individuals, families, seniors, and students in our community. During the pantry program, volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Then, around 11am volunteers can help hand out boxes to our families with the assistance of staff. There is metered parking (coins and credit cards accepted) outside our Center. The meters start at 8 am and will not turn on until then. If you park at a meter, you are more than welcome to step out at 8 am to fill it when they turn on. Please come in casual, comfortable attire with closed-toe shoes. Children between the ages of 8-13 are allowed to volunteer as long as they have adult supervision.

Practice Urban Gardening with Growing Hope Gardens

Join CORE as they partner with Growing Hope Gardens! Meet at their work hub and either be dispatched with their garden maintenance team or work at tending the compost and land at the hub. Please bring your own water bottle and garden gloves. Sign up directly on their website!
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Help With Leading Horses during Lessons And Maintenance Around the Ranch

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a horse lover, passionate about helping children, or simply want to help us out, we’ve got you covered! Some important tasks we need your help with include: Side walking/spotting during lessons, Leading horses during lessons,. Grooming horses, Cleaning stalls, Landscaping/gardening, General ranch work, Assisting with office work. Waiver will need to be signed. Ages 12 and over welcome.

Help With Leading Horses during Lessons And Maintenance Around the Ranch

AHEAD With Horses is devoted to improving the quality of life of disabled, disadvantaged, and special needs children through equine therapy using vaulting also known as gymnastics on a horse. Whether it’s seeing a smile from an otherwise “non-responsive” child, or watching someone taking their first steps, the hundreds of children we serve each year regularly hit major physical, mental, and emotional milestones—gifts that last a lifetime. Whether you’re a horse lover, passionate about helping children, or simply want to help us out, we’ve got you covered! Some important tasks we need your help with include: Side walking/spotting during lessons, Leading horses during lessons,. Grooming horses, Cleaning stalls, Landscaping/gardening, General ranch work, Assisting with office work. Waiver will need to be signed. Ages 12 and over welcome.

Serve Delicious 4-Course Meals at Sunday Lunch to Unhoused Folks

Serve a delicious 4-course meal to our unhoused neighbors. New Friends will brief you on the courses that will be served that evening, which usually consist of soup or salad, an appetizer, a main course & a dessert, plus a drink of choice ( coffee, water, lemonade). Your presence and volunteering will help meet an immediate & urgent need for a meal and share care and connection. Being friendly and ready to serve are the main requirements! All ages are welcome. Teams with members younger than 16 will participate with their guardians, during the shift.

Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Century Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Exposition Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Florence Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Western Ave Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Host a Community Dinner with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Provide Evening Support to Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As the evening support role you will help to clean the dining room, prep rooms, dishes, and kitchen with the goal of resetting the facility for the next day of services. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Help Whip Up Some Breakfast for Vets at PATH

PATH provides meals to their residents in interim housing. When groups sign up to provide meals, it helps PATH focus its resources on providing housing and support services for their residents. Their male veterans in West LA love to have home-cooked meals from volunteers. Shifts are currently available at their West LA site. They understand not everyone is comfortable with on-site volunteering. If you want to support the male veterans, ask them about sponsoring a meal through a meal delivery service or catering!

Help Prep Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal prep volunteer, you will help prepare meals alongside the head chef to feed those experiencing homelessness. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Host a Community Breakfast with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Century Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Exposition Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Florence Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Western Ave Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Century Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Exposition Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Florence Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.
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Be a Hub Volunteer with CicLaVia South LA! Western Ave Hub

CicLAvia is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that catalyzes vibrant public spaces, active transportation, and good health through car-free streets. CicLAvia engages with people to transform our relationship with our communities and with each other. Join us for our 53rd Los Angeles Open Streets Event: CicLAvia—South LA (Western Ave)! CicLAvia creates free, family-friendly events that transform streets into safe spaces for the community to enjoy by foot, bike, and other forms of people- powered transport. Volunteers help create a fun and safe environment for participants! Hub Volunteers assist with activities at the hubs. These activities include: Providing information to CicLAvia participants; Asking participants to dismount, slow down, or follow other traffic instructions related to hubs; Assisting Hub Staff with hub setup, breakdown, and maintenance; Enrolling participants in our newsletter and conducting LA Metro's Open Streets survey. Volunteers 14+ are welcomed.

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Summer Camp at Alexandria House Needs Your Help with Arts and crafts, field trips, Cooking Classes, Music Classes and More

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Help is needed to supervise, facilitate activities, and play with elementary school children. Camp normally takes place on site but will occasionally take place off site. Please be sure to read description of day selected. Activities will be taking place indoors and outdoors. Please dress accordingly, bring a water bottle and lunch if you will be staying for the whole day. A fridge and microwave will be available to you if needed. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcome.

Volunteer to Prep and Serve Meals at the Hollywood Food Coalition

The Hollywood Food Coalition provides a warm, nutritious meal along with access to basic daily needs, such as clothing, backpacks, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals since 1987. Volunteers are needed to both prepare and serve this takeaway meal. Must be at least 15 years old.

Prep and Deliver Delicious Sandwiches for Folks in Need

LAFH needs you to make Sandwiches! Volunteers are needed to make sandwiches for LAFH's outreach efforts. Volunteers would purchase the necessary ingredients to assemble sandwiches at their living place and deliver them to LAFH. Preferred sandwiches include Peanut butter and jelly, Ham and cheese, and turkey. Please be aware that if you are participating in this volunteer opportunity to fulfill volunteering hours, every 20 sandwiches equals 1 hour of volunteering. In making these sandwiches, you are aiding our outreach team to build trust and bridge connections to further assistance. Your contributions will help our unhoused neighbors leave with a full stomach and an even fuller heart. Must be able to purchase the ingredients for sandwich preparation as LAFH does not provide them. Must assemble the sandwiches at your place of residence or other location. LAFH facilities are not available for this opportunity. Deliver sandwiches to our LAFH office during specified operating hours; we do not offer donation pickups. Must be individually wrapped.

Help Moms! Read, Play Outdoors and Partake in Various Activities for the Child Care Program

Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. We provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Childcare is a program for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. The program needs help with supporting daily activities, cleaning up, and assisting with supervising outdoor play times with a staff member. Masks are required at all times during volunteer service. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Click on the link to review the available slots and to sign up. Volunteers 15+ are welcomed.
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Host a Community Dinner with Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As a community meal host, you will help plate and serve meals to guests seated in the dining room, providing vital support to the unseen among them. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Assist with Kitchen Duties and Prepping Meals – Dinner Shift

Volunteering in the kitchen can be a great way to give back to your community. Whether you're helping to prepare meals for those in need, or assisting with kitchen duties such as food serving, bussing, or greeting, your time and effort can make a significant impact on those transitioning away from homelessness. Please keep in mind that you will be asked to also tend to the dining area where you will interact with the participants that LAFH serves. Provide quality service by serving nourishing meals for those who may not otherwise have access to them. You can also help to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where people can gather and connect over a warm meal. Dress code: Pants, closed-toed shoes, and clean shirt. All volunteers will be wearing a hairnet and gloves. Volunteers need to be 18 plus.
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Provide Evening Support to Serve LA and Bring Hope for Those Suffering from Food Insecurity

Serve LA is dedicated to renewing Los Angeles by guiding the marginalized from suffering to flourishing and equipping others to do the same in their neighborhoods. As the evening support role you will help to clean the dining room, prep rooms, dishes, and kitchen with the goal of resetting the facility for the next day of services. Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and modest clothing that can get dirty, along with bringing a fun, positive attitude. Hair coverings are required, so bring your own hat or use the hairnets they provide, and tie up longer hair. Join them in making a difference and bringing hope to the community. This opportunity has an age requirement of 18+.
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Make and Donate Sacked Lunches at North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry