Projects tagged with "Adults"

Serve a Meal with LA Family Housing

Assist LAFH kitchen staff in preparing and serving meals to their 250 Bridge Housing participants. They need volunteers 7 days a week for three shifts; breakfast 6:30am-9am, lunch 10:30am-1pm, dinner 4:30pm-7pm. Volunteers must be 16 years or older.
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Conduct Outreach with LA Family Housing

Help LAFH conduct outreach to people experiencing homelessness throughout the San Fernando Valley. The event hosts private and government agencies to provide wrap around services and begin engagement. Held once a month, date varies. Shifts are from 7:30 am - 10:00 am and 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Must be 18 years or older
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Team Up with The Salvation Army Glendale’s Food Pantry to Help Serve Hundreds of Individuals and Families

The Salvation Army Glendale's Food Pantry program serves hundreds of individuals and families every month. They have recently transitioned into a 'marketplace' system, which gives their clients the independence to choose their own food options. In order to serve their community, they need volunteers to help maintain the pantry by spending a couple of hours each week performing one (or more) of the following tasks: 1. Sort incoming food donations by type. 2. Place sorted foods in the designated area. 3. Help restock the marketplace floor as needed. 4. Assist/interact with clients. They have opportunities available Monday through Friday. This is a great opportunity to serve the community! For questions please contact Lt Jennifer Shiflett (818) 246-5586 Volunteers under 18 years old need to be supervised by an adult. Additionally, this opportunity involves the lifting of light weight items such as canned food, bread, etc. Second location: Glendale Corps Food Pantry 801 South Central Avenue Glendale CA. 91204-2053
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Help The Salvation Army Burbank Corps Prepare Food Boxes

The Salvation Army Burbank Corps offers food boxes to individuals and families providing 3-5 days' worth of food. Volunteers are needed to provide a cheerful and helpful attitude to those requesting help. Consistent long term volunteers are desired; however one time volunteers are welcome also! Available shifts: Monday - Friday 10am-1pm: help serve their guests Monday - Friday 2pm-5pm: help get the food bank ready for the next day. Other duties would include help with sorting of canned food donations, stocking shelves, keeping warehouse organized, and other various needs as they arise. This is a 18+ opportunity. Contact Lt. Kelly Berggren at 818-845-7214 or email
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Help Fill the Pantry at Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California

Help Childhood Cancer Foundation of Southern California fill their Parent Food Pantry that is located inside the Loma Linda Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit. They are in need of microwavable dinners that can be stored at room temperature. (No Frozen Foods) For example, Cup of Noodles, Hormel Dinners, etc. Parent Food Pantry! Help them fill their Parent Food Pantry that is located inside the Loma Linda Children's Hospital Hematology/Oncology Unit. This allows the parents to have a decent meal, without leaving their child's beside too long. They are in need of microwavable dinners that can be stored at room temperature and individual chips. (No Frozen Foods, please) For example, Cup of Noodles, Hormel Dinners, etc.
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Start a Donation Drive to Support LA Family Housing

Support LAFH participants by recruiting friends, family, or coworkers to donate items from their wish list. This can be done at a time and place that works best for your group. They will schedule a drop off or pick up time. Any age is welcome! Please check their website for more info!

Help Provide Basic Necessities to People All year Long Through the LA Mission

"LA Mission serves thousands of people on Skid Row in all kinds of ways throughout the year. They have Friends and Neighbors who come every day for a shower and clean clothing, and do not have access to hygiene products and toiletries unless they supply them. For this reason a constant and abundant supply of these are required at the Mission. Without your help, they must purchase these products. Consider sponsoring a hygiene drive among your friends and associates to assist us in meeting this need. The following is a list of our current gift-in-kind needs: Personal Care Items - Nail Clippers - Lip Balm - Deodorant/antiperspirant - Toothpaste and Toothbrushes - Mouthwash - Razors - Body Wash - Diapers size 3, 4, 5, 6 - Conditioner - Hair gel/grease - Hair Brushes - Formula - Shampoo Serving 3 meals a day, every day, means that we go through an enormous amount of food. Food donations do not even begin to make a dent in what we need to provide 1,260 meals a day. You can help. Talk to your friends at work or at church and put together a food drive for the Mission. Use the suggestions on this page as a guide when collecting items for your donation. Food - Beef - Ham Cheese: Cheddar - Milk - Poultry - Veal / Monterey / Mozzarella - Butter / Margarine - Pork - Eggs - 90 lb for one serving / Slices or Block / Canned Cheese Clothing Items New Tube Socks New Underwear (Boxers) New Women's Undergarments (Sports Bras and Plus Sizes) Men's Pants (especially sizes 34 - 44) XL, XXL, XXXL Men's Shirts Men's Tennis Shoes Size 8 and Higher Shower Shoes Pajamas, Tops and Bottoms Teen Clothing. Donation Center Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-7pm Saturday 7am-5pm Sunday: Closed Please contact Tina Russek at (213) 629-1227 ext. 437 for questions or for more information."

Deliver Meals to Senior with Meals on Wheels West LA

"Meals on Wheels West LA feeds hungry seniors all year 'round. During summer vacation is a great way to test drive this wonderful organization to see if you might want to help during other times of the year when people are just as hungry, but there are a lot fewer volunteers! Become a volunteer and help deliver meals to seniors, the sick and shut-ins between 10:15 am and 1:00 pm any Monday - Friday. Meals on Wheels LA will also gladly accept monetary donations that can be sent to Meals on Wheels of West LA, P.O. Box 241576, Los Angeles, CA 90024. Pitch in today!"

Donate Key In-Kind Gifts to the Homeless at The Midnight Mission

Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction. Their emergency services and 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain healthy, productive lives. They remove obstacles and provide the accountability and structure that people who are experiencing homelessness need to be productive in their communities. Please donate much-needed items from The Midnight Mission Wish List in kind, including: Art Supplies (sketch paper & coloring books); Bath Towels; Can Openers; Copy Paper (letter and legal, white); Deodorant; Disposable Razors; First Aid Kits; Hygiene Kits (toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant & soap); Kitchen Aprons; Kitchen Towels; Laundry Detergent; Men's Socks & Underwear (NEW); Non-perishable Canned Goods; Office/School Supplies (letter & legal pads, pens & staples); Ponchos; Shaving Cream; Soap; Toilet Paper; Trash Bags (40 gal); Twin Size Bed Sheets (used or new, flat or fitted) and Bottled Water. To learn more about donating these items, please visit
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Serve Meals to the Homeless at The Weingart Center

"Use the generosity of the holiday season to discover ways to help all year long. Volunteers help the Weingart Center provide life transformations for homeless individuals in Los Angeles and they would love to have you join their efforts as a volunteer! Typical volunteer opportunities are Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. Helping to prepare and serve breakfast, lunch or dinner can be done based on the day of the week, including weekends (adults only). Liability issues preclude after-hours volunteer work. If you are 17 or younger you must be accompanied by a guardian. For more information regarding volunteer opportunities, please contact or call 213-627-5302."
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Adopt/Foster a Basset Hound, Volunteer With or Donate to Daphneyland

If you're looking to help some very cute dogs, check this out: The Basset Rescue Network at DaphneyLand was founded in 2005 and is a group of volunteers who have come together for the rescue of basset hounds and to provide rehabilitation in the form of proper nutrition, supplemental care, veterinary care and behavioral modification to properly socialize the basset hounds in a pack environment. They promote educational programs of nutritional awareness, spaying and neutering of all animals to decrease the number of canines being euthanized in local animal shelters, companion animal care instruction and training, youth leadership programs, and community involvement through awareness campaigns, adoption events and military and family crisis programs. For more information on how to adopt or foster a hound, volunteer at Daphneyland or donate to this worthy cause, please call 661-269-2682.

Assist in Preparing and Distributing Sack Lunches for The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers with a desire to serve. Volunteers are needed to prepare sack lunches and distribute to homeless individuals that stop by the Corps for lunch. Monday through Friday 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Contact Roy Snapp-Kolas 310-677-3375 to sign up!
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Participate in California Native Plant Society’s Garden Day

The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. They achieve this mission at the native garden days at Point Vicente Interpretive Center through community based native gardening. Volunteers learn about California native gardening which gazing out at the Pacific Ocean at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. The garden provides important habitat for endangered species and inspires people to plant local. The volunteer maintenance of the garden is critical to it's success. Volunteers will be pruning, weeding, watering, spreading or collecting native seeds, learning irrigation systems, planting, and mulching the oceanside garden. This opportunity occurs every Sunday from 10am to 12pm.
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Help Organize LA Family Housing’s Donations

La Family Housing is in need of volunteers to help organize the many donations they receive. They have a donations storage that is in need of some love. Volunteers are needed to sort, empty, identify and label products in store. This event occors every Monday from 2pm-4pm.
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Help Feed Long Beach with City HeART

Join City HeART every Tuesday morning at Beacon for Him Ministries. Volunteers will assemble nearly 100 sack lunches for folks who are homeless in Long Beach.
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Work the Soup Line with Beacon for Him Ministries

At Beacon for Him Ministries they love volunteers! Opportunities to serve include working on the soupline, in the kitchen, in the dining hall, or in the library for their Monday morning soup service from 9:00 until noon. They're also looking for more soup-makers for Monday soup line!
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Hit the Water with Big Sunday’s Harbor Cruise!

"Sail away with Big Sunday! Come aboard our cruise with all sorts of nice folks from all over. This is a memorable time for people facing various challenges some have never been on a boat! Volunteers, we need you to hand out donuts, be friendly, and most importantly meet someone new! This is a part of our popular We're all in the Same Boat Project."

Lend a Hand at Big Sunday’s Monday Afternoon at 2pm

Here's a way to help every week throughout the summer! Each Monday morning at 10 am, we host a different, fun, hands-on service project at Big Sunday headquarters called MM@10 (Monday Mornings at 10). It's a great way for folks of all ages to get together to help others. Join us as we make housewarming gifts for a local nonprofit! To RSVP for upcoming MM@10 events, please contact Beenish at See for more info.

Sort Food with AIDS Project L.A.

Prepare nutritious grocery bags for those living with HIV/AIDS. APLA Health and Wellnes is dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by HIV disease, reducing the incidence of HIV infection, and advocating for fair and effective HIV-related public policy. Volunteers help prepare grocery and nutrition bags for distribution through the Necessities of Life Program, which provides food and other basic necessities to low-income people living with HIV/AIDS. APLA policy prohibits the following: tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, or open-toe shoes. Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:18+.
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Help Clean the Neighborhood with LA Family Housing

Help LAFH and the community by being a good steward of the neighborhood they live and work in by participating in their monthly community cleanup. Beautify the neighborhood and engage with participants in Bridge Housing. This event is held on the first Friday of every month from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm. Must be 16 years or older
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