Projects tagged with "Families"

Volunteer at CicLAvia-Mid City meets Pico Union

"Whether you're sixteen or sixty, an individual or with a group, there are many ways for CicLAvia fans to donate a few hours to the event. On the day of CicLAvia, enthusiastic supporters: Provide participants with route and activity information, Help with way-finding, slow zones and dismount areas, manage CicLAvia participant traffic at crossing points. CicLAvia does not provide or reimburse parking. Volunteers are encouraged you to take public transportation to your volunteer location! Minimum volunteer age is 14. Volunteer groups between the ages of 14 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult in a one to 15 adult to volunteer ratio. Multiple shifts available. Please go to their website and apply!"
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Donate Much-Needed Art Supplies for Kids at Free Arts

Free Arts uses art to restore hope, resiliency, and self-esteem in children in Los Angeles ages 5-18 who have experienced abuse, neglect, poverty and homelessness. They serve more than 22,000 children in Los Angeles each year via nearly 200 adult volunteer mentors. Help make a difference in empowering children through arts this summer by donating much-needed art supplies from Free Arts' Wish List! If you would like to get a copy of Free Arts' Wish List please email Other forms of donations can be made at Free Arts also has many volunteering opportunities, if you would like to be part of their programs please visit for more information or email

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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Interact with the Seniors at The Salvation Army and Lead Various Actiivities

The Salvation Army's Silvercrest in Lake View Terrace, CA is looking for volunteers leaders who like interacting with seniors and can lead various activities such as arts and crafts or group excercise. And if you don't have a craft or activity, thats ok! Why not come by to lead a game of bingo? Let them know what you want to do and they are open to discussing your ideas! They are also in need of volunteers who can be translators or teach ESL. The most common language is Spanish. Looking for people who are available to come in either Monday or Tuesday for 1-2 hours sometime between 9am-4pm. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Contact Hugo Fuentes (818) 899-4184 for more info.
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Lead Group Exercise Clases at The Salvation Army Weingart Center in Hollywood

The Salvation Army Weingart Center in Hollywood, CA is looking for volunteers to lead group exercise classes (yoga, zumba, aerobics, etc). Available class times are: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays 10am-1pm for Seniors Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 5pm-7pm for Adults If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please contact Amanda Soto ( with experience and availability. The Salvation Army Weingart Youth Center has become a safe haven for boys and girls, many of whom come from single-parent households, and live in low-income areas which make them vulnerable to juvenile crime. The Center provides for their physical and educational needs through a number of enrichment activities, including after school youth programs, computer instruction, sports, arts & crafts and homework assistance. Adults and seniors are also served on a limited basis with low-impact aerobics and work-related computer instruction.
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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.

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.

Help Prep Produce for the MudTown Farmers Market in Watts

Volunteers will be sorting and cleaning produce provided by Food Forward in preparation for a free farmers market at Watts Labor Community Action Committee. Volunteers should be comfortable standing for long periods of time, carrying boxes up to 25 pounds, and sorting out good produce from compostable produce. This opportunity is open to adults 18 years old and older.
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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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