Volunteer Los Angeles
PO Box 9910
Marina del Rey, CA 90295
ADULT LITERACY CENTER
Echo Park Library
1410 W. Temple St., Los Angeles 90026
Provides free one-one tutoring to adults who read and write English below a sixth grade level. Students and tutors set their own schedule and meettwice a week at any library branch. The Center provides training, materials and support.
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF SANTA MONICA
1450 – 11TH St., Santa Monica CA 90401
This is a humanitarian service organization whose volunteers and staff have a committed belief in the values of doing good for all people in the community. Provides relief to victims of disaster and helps people prepare for and respond to emergencies. Works with and supports all age groups within the city of Santa Monica by teaching classes and offering any support asked for.
ASIAN PACIFIC COMMUNITY FUND
1145 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles 90017
Generates funds and resources for 29 nonprofit organizations that provide services for the Asian and Pacific Islander community which include education, health care, child care, counseling, legal services, immigration education, housing, food distribution, senior services, violence prevention. Volunteers provide administrative support which includes database, archiving, internet research and daily operations in the office.
Offices in downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Pacoima
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Dedicated to helping homeless and low income individuals become self-sufficient by providing them with support and skills to seek employment. Volunteers help clients create resumes, conduct mock interviews, facilitate job preparation classes, teach computer use, present employment workshops, help with special events.
1751 Cloverfield Blvd. Santa Monica 90404
Provides services to homeless mentally ill women. Offers meals, showers, clothing, advocacy, resources and referrals, on-site health care,special activities, support groups and transitional housing. Those in transitional housing receive assistance with permanent housing placement,budgeting and job readiness skills. Volunteers assist with meals, organize donations, teach small classes and chat with the women.
DOWNTOWN WOMEN’S CENTER
442 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles CA 90013
Advocates for ending homelessness for women. Provides permanent supportive housing and a safe and healthy community. Services on a drop-in basis include three meals daily, bathrooms and showers, day beds, laundry, mailing address, fresh change of clothes. Volunteers help serve lunch, prepare meals, plan birthday parties and help with donation drives.
HEAL THE BAY
1444 9th St., Santa Monica 90404
Tel: 310-451-1500, ext.145
Environmental organization dedicated to making Southern California coastal waters and watersheds safe, healthy and clean for humans and marine life through research, education, community action and advocacy. Volunteer opportunities include beach cleanups, speakers bureau, community outreach and Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.
LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD BANK
1734 East 41st St. Los Angeles 90058
Solicits, receives, stores and distributes donated food and grocery products to more than 1,000 charities that provide food to over 400,000 people each week. These include soup kitchens, food pantries, child care centers, senior centers and battered women’s shelters. Volunteers are needed to sort, clean and repackage food, to help with food drives and special events, They also work in The Kids Café for needy children and The Brown Bag program for low income seniors, disabled and infirm people. Many of the departments use interns for charity relations, event planning,product donations, marketing, public relations and nutrition education. Also experts in the food, banking, legal and other industries are needed.
MEALS ON WHEELS – Santa Monica-Malibu
1823 A Michigan Avenue, Santa Monica 90404
Volunteers deliver meals to ill, elderly and other homebound people, a service that enables them to live independently.
1336 Sawtelle Blvd. Suite 300, Los Angeles 90025
Tel: 888-417-1444 toll free
Our House has provided grief support services, education, resources and hope for thousands of grieving children, teens and adults for 20 years. Volunteers co-lead grief support groups in the evenings in West Los Angeles and Woodland Hills or during the day in various school sites in the greater Los Angeles area. There is a minimum one year commitment to co-lead a group every other week in-house or once per week for short term groups held in the schools/community locations No experience is necessary. A 3-day training program is provided.
PEOPLE ASSISTING THE HOMELESS (PATH)
340 North Madison Ave, Los Angeles 9004
Provides services that include street outreach, individual case management, health care, job readiness support, mental health assistance, drug rehabilitation, transitional and long-term housing. Volunteers help our homeless and/or low income clients by performing receptionists duties,conducting intake, helping with job searching, assisting with administrative and fundraising projects and helping buy, cook and serve food to residents.
PO Box 7413, Burbank CA 91510
Serves hungry residents of South Los Angeles. Provide recovery and distribution of quality surplus prepared food from food supliers like caterers and retaurants to charitable meal serving organizations that serve the homeless. Volunteers are needed as drivers to recover and distribute food from locations within Los Angeles County to destinations within South Los Angeles.. Tasks include transference of food from supplier's containers to SECONDS' containers,and transporting them, using personal vehicles, to meal service destinations. Volunteer position requires a minimum of
2 hours weekly.
SOJOURN SERVICES FOR BATTERED WOMEN AND THEIR CHILDREN
PO Box 7081, Santa Monica CA 90406
Dedicated to providing domestic violence victims with a safe place to stay and comprehensive support services. Volunteer opportunities for women are available on the 24-hour Hotline Program, Outreach Program (facilitating support groups), OCEAN (On Call Emergency Advocate Network) Program, Court Accompaniment Program and the Children’s Program. Male volunteers and 14-18 year old female volunteers are welcome to participate in the Children’s Program.
ST. JOSEPH CENTER
204 Hampton Dr., Venice CA 90291
This is a multi-social service agency providing emergency services, case management and educational programming to homeless people and low-income individuals and families. From infants to seniors, there are eleven programs that provide hope through empowerment. Volunteer opportunities are available in the child care centers for toddlers, infants and pre-school age, or to help in the Bread and Roses Café for homeless or to distribute groceries at the Family Centers. Help in the office is always needed.
TURNING POINT TRANSITIONAL HOUSING
1447 – 16th St., Santa Monica CA 90404
This is a transitional housing program for adult homeless men and women. Guests who stay at Turning Point receive personal guidance in setting long-term goals and plans for self-sufficiency. Volunteers answer phones, perform light office duties, help with serving meals.
1104 Washington Ave., Santa Monica 90403
Helps mitigate the housing crisis on the westside of Los Angeles County specifically its impact on two vulnerable populations. Family Place is a transitionl housing facility for homeless families and Senior Villa is an affordable housing facility for the very low income elderly, both located in Santa Monica. Family Shelter is an emergency facility for families with children located in Culver City. Volunteer opportunities include food preparation, food server, shopping for groceries, decorating apartments, homework assistance, office assistance and fundraising.
A WINDOW BETWEEN WORLDS
710 – 4TH Avenue #5, Venice CA 90291
Dedicated to bringing the healing power of the creative arts to battered women and children. Through art, survivors of domestic violence learn safe ways to tap into their own imagination, self-worth, hopes and visions. Volunteers assist with mailings, data entry, filing, copying and other general administrative jobs as well as some art-related tasks.
YWCA Santa Monica/Westside
2019 – 14th St., Santa Monica 90405
Programs include housing and education for former foster young women, Encore, a free exercise and support group for women with cancer, GIA, a free empowerment program for middle school girls, and parent support programs. Volunteers needed to tutor college level courses for young women in the housing and education program, to help with office work. Volunteers with professional experience in many areas are needed. Call if you would like a tour of the YWCA.
Volunteer Los Angeles
PO Box 9910
Marina del Rey, CA 90295