Projects tagged with "Youth"

Join The Assistance League of Los Angeles for a Family Day of Service

For nearly 100 years, Assistance League of Los Angeles has worked to improve the lives of underserved, foster and homeless children in our community. The League's Family Day of Service will be a unique opportunity for local families to give back to children in need. For this event they will be collecting a variety of scholastic goodies for children that include crayons, rulers, colored paper, spiral notebooks, pencils, erasers, wide-ruled notebook paper, colored pencils, glue sticks, index cards, educational workbooks and gift cards. On the day of the event, attendees will sort and pack all the supplies, make special handmade cards and enjoy light refreshment and entertainment. Please join them as they kick off their centennial year, by attending this FREE, family friendly event. Please register by visiting:

Share Your Special Talents and Help AHEAD With Horses Beautify its New Property

AHEAD With Horses is a non-profit that offers developmental therapeutic programs for children with all types of disabilities in the Los Angeles area. 2018 is their 50th anniversary and they are celebrating being able to move into a new property, that means each kid will be able decorate their rooms and there will be more space for their therapy horses. They want this space to be as beautiful, safe and inviting as possible. If you, or someone you know, have any special skills, like plumbing, electrician, construction, welding, landscaping, moving truck, etc. Please let them know if you would be willing to donate your services. If you are interested in helping the beautifcation project for A Head with Horses in any way possible, please call their office (818) 767- 6373.

Donate Summer Items & Games for Alexandria House

For the month of June, Alexandria House is hosting a Summer Donations Drive to collect in-kind donations for their summer programs. Please see below for some suggested donation items: sunscreen, water balloons, reusable water bottles, snacks & juices (individually packaged), fans (handheld & tabletop), outdoors/water games & equipment, sports equipment: tennis balls, baseballs, softballs, & gloves, hand balls, soccer balls, basketballs. They also accept monetary donations on our website: Please contact or with any questions regarding donations. Thank you for your support!!
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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 our programs please visit for more information or email

Donate Wishlist Items for Kids In Need Of Defence’s Young Clients

KIND is a non-profit organization that provides pro-bono legal representation to unaccompanied minors. Our goal is to ensure that no child appears in immigration court without an attorney. You can help a child in our Los Angeles office by directly donating items on their Amazon Wish List! Items on their Wish List include: toiletries | school supplies | books KIND is a non-profit organization that provides pro-bono legal representation to unaccompanied minors. Their goal is to ensure that no child appears in immigration court without an attorney. You can help a child in their Los Angeles office by directly donating items on their Amazon Wish List! Items on their Wish List include: toiletries | school supplies | books

Donate Hygiene Items & School Supplies for the St. Francis Center

This summer, St. Francis Center will send 80 youth to overnight, weeklong camp! They are in need of items for their summer-camp kits and their back-to-school event. For their summer-camp kits, they are in need of the following items: sunscreen, bug spray, unflavored lip balm, flashlight/batteries, water bottle, sleeping bag, duffel bag, beach towel. For their back-to-school event, they are in need of the following items: backpacks, folders, notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, crayons, markers, rulers, glue/gluesticks, scissors. If you are interested in donating, please contact the Development Department, (213.747.5347 x. 100, Drop off-hours are Mon-Fri 7am-3pm, and Sat 7am-1pm. Please contact the Development Department before dropping off.
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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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Become a Summer Camp Junior Counselor for the Children’s Lifesaving Founation

CAMP4ALL SUMMER CAMP PROGRAM would love for you or your high school teen to volunteer as “Junior” Counselors with the CLF this summer at a surf and/or overnight camp! If yes, let them know, and they will send you their easy-breezy Volunteer Form! This program will serve hundreds of low-income, at-risk and homeless youth and families coming from over a dozen different agencies. Volunteering with this program proves to be the positive experience of a lifetime, and volunteer hours can also be utilized toward community service fulfillment at a high school level. The CLF is looking for more wonderful volunteers for the Camp4All Beach & Surf Camps for homeless and at-risk youth & families in Los Angeles, starting at the end of June…and if Fridays in July work for you, let them know and they will work it out with you too! Email to receive the summer event - June to July Email for for information & to fill out volunteer form Since 1993, more than 75,000 children have attended Camp4All Summer Camp Program, which provides crucial academic and social experiences to transitioning homeless and at-risk youth from urban and shelter environments. Camp4All is designed to provide positive, life-affirming outdoor experiences.
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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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Sort Food with the Pasedena Jaycees at the LA Food Bank

Volunteer with the Pasadena Jaycees at the LA Food Bank Date: June 2, 2018 Time: 9AM-12PM Location: 1734 E 41st St, Los Angeles, CA 90058 Volunteer with the Pasadena Jaycees at the LA Food Bank, you will be helping to sort, inspect, and repackage donated food items for future distribution. An estimated 1.4 million people in Los Angeles County live with food insecurity. The LA Food Bank collects donations from hundreds of resources and distributes food through over 625 Partner agencies, serving 300,000 people per month. All volunteers must be age 14+ Sign up at
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Assist Kidsave at their 20th Anniversary Miracles Gala

Kidsave is looking for awesome on-site volunteers to help with a variety of day-of tasks. This will be for their 20th Anniversary Miracles Gala at Avalon Hollywood + Bardot. They will be having a dinner, live and silent auction, and dancing. Volunteer opportunities available are: -Event Set-Up (arrival 2:00PM) -- help with setting up the tables, floral decorations, and auction item displays. This shift would be for 3-4 hours. -Event Registration (arrival 4:30PM) -- help with checking in guests using on-line mobile bidding software (BidPal) and making sure guests are greeted with a smile and bid paddle ;) -Greeters and Table Seaters (arrival 5:00PM) -- help with flow by making sure guests know where they are seated and are able to properly find their seat; be a smiling face as they arrive -Auction Check-Out (arrival 7:00PM) -- help get auction items set-up for check-out in Bardot; help with getting all items to guests (this will be a part for those who are interested in staying for dancing!!) Requirements & Commitment: Must be at least 18 2-4 hours (flexible to be longer or shorter) Click here to apply:
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Team Up with Crohn’s & Colitis at their Take Steps Los Angeles Walk

Volunteers Needed for Take Steps Walk: They are looking for awesome volunteers to help make this year's Take Steps Los Angeles walk the best yet!! They need volunteers to help with set-up/clean-up, registration, food distribution, and our fun kid's zone! It's going to be a great time and you will not want to miss this! The Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitiswalk is the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Many patients have only ever met a handful of other patients suffering from IBD - this is a unique opportunity to meet hundreds of IBD patients, families, and supporters from your own backyard. There is no fee to register and no team is too big or small! Walk day is an incredible experience for all to celebrate the efforts that have been put forth in raising funds toward our mission. It is a day filled with live music, food, kids’ activities, educational materials, and of course wonderful exposure for our corporate partners. Click here to apply:
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Lend a Hand at Big Sunday’s Monday Morning at 10am

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 creativity kits for Youth Policy Institute! To RSVP for upcoming MM@10 events, please contact Beenish at See for more info.

Come Out to Support the Veterans of the Antelope Valley and Get Your Color On!

Bring your family and GET YOUR COLOR ON for a 5k through Pelona Vista Park that's a little on-road and a little off-road...nothing you can't handle. Plenty of color stations at every kilometer focusing on the colors of America. The starting line has great music to get you motivated for your WARM-UP and plenty more jams to motivate through your day. Waves start at 8am and go every few minutes. Suitable for all levels of walkers, runners and those in between of all ages. This is an un-timed event. Benefiting transitional housing, scholarships, financial assistance and PTSD counseling. Run starts at 8am. Registration fee is $35 (includes race shirt, dog tag, sunglasses and bandanna. Here is the link to register:

Help Los Angeles Regional Food Bank in Assembling Food Packages for over 26,000 Folks

Take a BITE out of Hunger! Volunteers are needed at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank to help in assembling food packages for over 26,000 low income seniors, women with infants, and children in Los Angeles County. The food packages consist of food items like canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal and other non-perishable food items. By giving just a little of our time, we can make a big difference in our community. Must be at least 14 (sorry, no exception min age is 14) 3 hours All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes.

Donate Your Time and/or Money for AHEAD With Horses’s Annual Children’s Demonstation and Fun Day

Every June, AHEAD With Horses Inc. holds their Annual Children’s Demonstration and Fun Day. This is a day when all of the children in their program can showcase all of the wonders they have accomplished while riding a horse and have their friends and family cheer them on as they receive their Outstanding Achievement Awards. All money raised will go towards their program and providing developmental therapeutic riding sessions to disabled children. They are looking for donations for their Silent Auction that will be going on at the event. They can also use donations of bottled water, soda cans, napkins, individual bags of chips, etc. for their BBQ lunch. All donations, in kind and direct donations of money, are greatly appreciated. They will need lots of volunteers to help with set up, clean up, running the game booths and arts & crafts, helping with the silent auction, helping with the bbq, parking, and many other activities. You can volunteer the whole day or just for a couple of hours. Volunteers who sign up do get a lunch!

Join Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservatory for their Outdoor Volunteer Day

Please join Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy for their Outdoor Volunteer Day from 9am to 12pm at Alta Vicente Reserve! Volunteers will be working to remove invasive weeds which degrade important wildlife habitat and will be replacing them with native, drought tolerant plants! Please meet at the Alta Vicente trailhead next to St Paul's Lutheran Church at 31290 Palos Verdes Dr W, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Please do not park in the church parking lot. Park on the street. Extra parking can be found in Golden Cove Shopping Center. Volunteers will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. A reusable water bottle is recommended. Thank you for volunteering to conserve the Palos Verdes Peninsula! For more info contact:
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Join Reading for Kids for their Reading Clubs

Reading to Kids organizes monthly reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at eight downtown Los Angeles elementary schools. The reading clubs run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pairs of volunteer readers read aloud to small groups of students from the elementary school (typically between 4 and 6 children per group) in a fun environment. Teachers at the elementary school provide supervision and guidance throughout the morning. To volunteer at the next reading clubs, please visit where you'll need to register and RSVP. For more information, please feel free to e-mail at or call (310) 479-7455. For exact locations, please visit Volunteers must be 18 or older to volunteer with Reading to Kids. Requirements & Commitment: Background Check Must be at least 18 . Time commitemnt is 3 hours a month
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Empower the Youth of the Child Care Resource Center By Donating Books

Literacy empowers and you have a chance to do your part! On Saturday, June 9th CCRC will be on hand to receive your book donations from 10 am – 1 pm at their Headquarters location! If you’re looking to clear up space and give the gift of reading, they will happily accept new, or gently used, children’s books (up to age 13). All books received will be distributed back to the children in CCRC's San Fernando Valley community’s children. Please Note: Unfortunately cannot accept dictionaries, encyclopedias, teaching materials, magazines, etc. Don't have any books but still want to make a differece? Make a tax deductible donation! For more information, please contact at 1-866-67-4KIDS or email
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