Provide Programming Support for Casa Teresa
From time to time, Casa Teresa office staff and house mothers have a need for help with various duties around the campus. This may include preparing mailings, sorting donations, organizing baby clothes and event support. For more information Please call Amanda at (714) 538-4860
Provide Childcare for the Mom’s of Casa Teresa
Whether regular or occasional, Casa Teresa is in need of those willing to babysitting babies and children to support their moms attending bible study, educational courses, or unexpected events. This is a wonderful opportunity to better understand their programs and learn more about how truly amazing their moms are as they work toward a better future. For more information Please call Amanda at (714) 538-4860
Help Sort Donations at Casa Teresa
Casa Teresa receives hundreds of in-kind donations weekly that need to be sorted and organized for their women and babies. Donations are used in many different ways, but the first priority is always their pregnant women and new mom. Secondly, these items will go to their resale store, The Collection by Casa Teresa. Visit the store’s page for more information about how this program impacts Casa Teresa and the moms we serve in more one ways than one: https://casateresa.org/shop-our-store. For more information about in-kind donations, please contact Amanda at email@example.com or call (714) 538-4860.
Become a Teacher at Casa Teresa
Casa Teresa provides a wide range of on-going classes that help their residents achieve independence including High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation, nutrition, home economics, literacy, budgeting, career planning, resume workshops and building self-esteem. They welcome qualified instructors who are willing to provide their talent and skill for the benefit of the residents. For more information Please call Amanda at (714) 538-4860
Cook a Meal at Casa Teresa’s Monthly Luncheons
Casa Teresa offer monthly luncheons to their residents. Volunteers lovingly prepare a delicious meal in their kitchen for a house full of mothers and mothers-to-be. For more information Please call Amanda at (714) 538-4860
Become Part of the Catholic Charities’ Family
Their programs are currently accepting volunteers throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. Deliver food to the homebound elderly, tutor children, help at our food pantries, or answer phones. There are endless ways to be of service. Call or email James Batiste, Jr., MBA, Director of Volunteer Services, at (213) 251-3421 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer with the Food Bank of Southern California
Since 1975, the Foodbank of Southern California has been working to end hunger, one meal at a time, They focus on the "poorest of the poor" making sure those with little to no resources are at the very least, fed. They have a mightly group of volunteers, but always need more helping hands. The more people who help, the more people they can help. They have opportunitites all over Los Angeles County, and they can't wait to get in touch with you to start your volunteer journey with them! Visit their webiste to sign up and they will get back to you with details. https://www.foodbankofsocal.org/ways-to-help/volunteering/
Become a Food Rescuer with Food Finders
Food Finders has a simple mission with massive impact: Reduce food waste by rescuing otherwise thrown away items, and redirect them to people and places that need it. They work all over Los Angeles to redistribute food, eliminate food waste, and provide access to nutritionally sound food for people who need. They are a mighty but small force that benefit greatly from the power of volunteers. That is where you come in! You can participate in one (or more!) of their many programs, whether that is rescuing food or if its distributing it! Sign up to volunteer today, and they will work with you to train you and place you at the best position for you and your lifestyle. Sign up here: https://www.foodfinders.org/volunteer/
Volunteer with the Foothill Family Shelter
The Foothill Family Shelter is ready and eager to meet new volunteers! They house unhoused families with children for up to 4 months, with the possibility for extension and 1 year transitional housing depending on the case. They always need help though, and volunteers can help with: sorting donations, stocking shelves in the food pantry, serving walk-in clients and providing resources to walk-in clients. Volunteers are also community advocates. Check out their Facebook & Instagram and help share their needs, successes, and opportunities. To apply, fill out their volunteer application and email it to email@example.com. You can also reach out to Raquel for any questions.
Meal Prep for Community Dinner with the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition
Meal prep for the West Hollywood Food Coalition's community dinner! They host it every night, so any day you wanna spend a little time in the kitchen, feel free to volunteer with them! With COVID restrictions, they are only able to have a few people in the kitchen at a time. They require everyone to wear a mask, gloves, and disposable aprons, as well as some form of head covering which is required by the Dept. of Health for any kitchen work. Sign up on their website today!
Serve Community Dinner with the Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition
Serving at a community dinner is a wonderful expierence with the Hollywood Food Coalition. The volunteers at a community dinner are a connection to the community. They are asking for meal service volunteers to be comfortable around the vulnerable guests and be able and willing to chat, answer questions, and direct them to the lead volunteer for information about additional services. When you volunteer, you may be the only person who is friendly and kind to a guest all day. Sign up on their website today!
Build Community with Sycamores Child and Family Services
Sycamores provides behavioral services and care and support for families, children, and young adults. They have an amazing set of programs but could always use a little help from the community. Fill out their volunteer form online to let them know what kind of volunteering you would like to do, and they will assign you accordingly. You can plant a garden, throw a party, fix up a cottage or participate in another rewarding project that will make a difference for their clients. You can mentor, tutor, or befriend a client as well as help out at their many events.
Give the Gift of Your Skills to Homes for Life
Homes for Life provides permanent housing for unhoused folks with mental illness. It takes an entire community of people willing to help in a variety of ways in order to make sure every person has a safe, stable place they can call home. There are a number of ways to help, and by giving to Homes for Life Foundation, you give back to your community, friends, and neighbors. Consider volunteering with them today! They will work with what you can offer, and you can sign up through contacting them through email or phone.
Donate Your Photography Skills for Hope Net
Hope Net has been providing community care for 33 years in Los Angeles. Their original program was a food pantry in Koreatown, but have now expanded to housing, resources, and food delivery for low-income seniors. They could use your help to document and provide high-quality photos of their events and clients. If you have expierence in photography, please contact them if you're interested in the volunteer opportunity!
Volunteer and Donate Wishlist Items to House of Ruth
If you have a desire to help women and children in need, there are a lot of ways you can get involved and make a positive difference. Volunteer and donate wishlist items to House of Ruth, who provide housing and resources for women and children homeless due to domestic violence. Some of their wishlist items include: Grocery Store Gift Cards, Amazon gift cards, non-perishable food (new items please), laundry Detergent and cleaning supplies, small appliances, baby supplies (new items please), furniture, and cell phones & computers. Send them an email to learn more!
Get Involved with Your Community with Imagine L.A
Imagine LA works to prevent first time and repeat homelessness by empowering people and families to maintain their housing. Consider volunteering with them and help support your community! There are many ways to volunteer, including becoming a family mentor and friend, where you partner with a family who either expierenced homelessness or was severely at risk and are now in stable housing and getting back on their feet. You can also serve as a general volunteer at any event or host donation drives for the organization. Either way, you can sign up on their website today! https://action.imaginela.org/
Help Homelessness and Poverty in the Inland Empire with Inland Valley Hope Partners
If you're looking for a way to give forward to people expierencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness in the Inland Empire, than Inland Valley Hope Partners is for you! They provide a plethora of resources for community members in the I.E, and are always looking for volunteers to help. Sign up through their website to volunteer and learn more about what kinds of opportunitites they have for you! https://www.inlandvalleyhopepartners.org/Ways-To-Help/Volunteering.asp
Distribute Food with JFSLA
Work with the Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles and distribute food to community members in Van Nuys and Pico/Robertson! They have many different distribution centers and different times, so check out their website and fill out and volunteer application to get started! https://www.jfsla.org/our-work/volunteer/opportunities/food-hunger/
Get Social with People with Differing Needs at the JFSLA
Get chatty on Zoom with Jewish Family Service LA's members of Chaverim. Chaverim is JFSLA's social program for adults with developmental disabilities, and you might be the perfect candidate to lead zoom activities for this program. You will need to be available on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, with the occational Sunday. Fill out a volunteer application on their website: https://www.jfsla.org/our-work/volunteer/opportunities/diverse-abilities-special-needs/
Open Your Home to a Homeless College Student with Jovenes Inc.
Jovenes Inc. works with youth ages 18-25 end their cycle of homelessness. They work with youth focusing on not only their needs for housing, but also healthcare, education, employment and trauma recovery. You can contribute to their amazing work by hosting a college student! Host Homes are when individuals or families volunteer to open their home for up to 6 months to college students (ages 18-24) experiencing housing insecurities. Hosts create safe spaces where youth have a sense of belonging in our community and society. If you are 25+ years old and live in LA County, YOU can help fight youth homelessness by hosting college students in your home! If you are interested in becoming a host, please fill out the form on their website and the Host Homes Coordinator, Luana Coberg, will reach out to you shortly. https://jovenesinc.org/hosthomes/
Featured ProjectsLend a Hand at Big Sunday’s Greatest Hits Volume II
Big Sunday ,
Big Sunday will be hosting their second Greatest Hits Event at the great Evergreen Avenue Elementary School in Boyle Heights on Saturday, May 14, 12pm-3pm. We’ll be doing all kinds of helping, giving and beautifying activities for – and with – this Evergreen community. All ages welcome. All activities will be outdoors. Click here to sign up: https://bigsundayorg.wufoo.com/forms/z1qcok690o4mous/