Hang Out At Service Sundays with Food on Foot
Food on Foot is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting our unhoused and low-income neighbors in Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and a fresh start through life-skills training, full-time employment, and permanent housing. They work out of their Hollywood HQ to give out food, build community with those in their jobs and housing programs, and raise spirits of those in tough situations. Being a volunteer at one of their service sundays is not only an incredible help, but its also fanstastically fun! Kids 6 and up are welcome to come, and children 12 and under must have a chaperone. Sign up here: https://www.foodonfoot.org/volunteer/
Volunteer at Sense of Home’s Warehouse
Individuals and small groups are needed for building furniture, organizing donations, and creating kits for new homes. Volunteer are needed Tuesday – Saturday from 9am – 4pm (2-hour minimum). By appointment only. For general inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer as a Warehouse Truck Loader for ASOH
ASOH is looking for 1-2 furniture/box movers to help load recipients’ new items onto their U-Haul! Forget the gym, join them for some feel-good fun! Volunteer hours are Thursday – Saturday from 11am – 1pm. By appointment only For general inquiries, please contact email@example.com
WRITING & TRANSLATION VOLUNTEERS
A Sense of Home is seeking Alternate Text Writers and Media Document Translators to volunteer their services. Join us and help create a lasting impact. If interested, please contact us at 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.
Host a Virtual Dinner for the Friendship Shelter
Due to COVID-19, the Friendship Shelter had to stop all in-person events and gatherings. However, that didn't stop the many volunteers and passionate supporters from helping them get the donations they needed! Check out their toolkit on how to host a virtual dinner party to fundraise on the Friendship Shelters behalf! It is fun with your friends and you all get to contribute to people getting permanent housing! Check out their website for more details and to download their toolkit! https://www.friendshipshelter.org/events
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.
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/
Help Out at Laura’s House
Laura's House provides shelter and resources for women and children affected by domestic violence. Consider volunteering to help them with outreatch, event preparation, running their thrift store, or anything else that catches your eye! Volunteers age 16+ can volunteer independently in a Non-Direct Service Role and a Direct Service Role. All volunteers age 18+ in both Non-Direct and Direct-Client Services Roles will be required to complete a background check. You can even serve as an advocate after taking some training classes! For the volunteer form, and more information, visit their website here: https://www.laurashouse.org/volunteer-opportunities
Support Ending the Cycle of Homelessness with Lighthouse Social Service Center
Support Lighthouse Social Service Center's goal of ending the cycle of homelessness through volunteering! They provide comprehensive resources for folks at-risk or expierencing homelessness and give them the opportunitity to find and sustain permanent housing. Volunteers make all this work possible by helping out where they can! Currently, Lighthouse needs help in the following areas: social Media Support, fundraisers, interns, mentors, special Events, community outreach, and volunteer guest speakers. Visit their website to fill out the volunteer application form today! https://lighthouse-ssc.org/how-to-help/volunteer-opportunities.html
Become a Health and Wellbeing Volunteer at LINC Housing
LINC housing approaches affordable housing in a nuanced and complete way. They not only build affordable housing buildings, but they provide services so that all tenants feel supported, seen, and heard. Volunteer with their Health and Wellbeing team today! You will sustain the physical and mental health of seniors so as to improve their quality of life and further their ability to live independently. Some responsibilitites include: building relationships and trust with residents and property management, reviewing all necessary material prior to services, purchasing needed materials and submit expense reports for reimbursement / notify RSC of supplies needed, setting-up and cleaning-up of program space, facilitating program activities, setting a good example by being punctual, enthusiastic and helpful, performing community outreach and marketing for Linc Housing resident services programs and, reporting on program outcomes to manager. Be at least 16 years of age (exceptions to be made at volunteer coordinators discretion). To apply, fill out their volunteer application form online! https://www.linchousing.org/volunteer