Provide youth with food in easy to-go bags and help to promote connection.
  • Include non perishable food items like trail mix, granola bars, cookies, chips, fruit snacks, water bottle/juice, etc.
  • Decorate the bags and/or include brief notes of encouragement
Snack packs can be assembled on your own time and are a great project to work on with children. The completed packs can be dropped off at My Friend's Place (M, T, Th, F 8am-4pm and W 8am-12pm).
  • Ongoing
  • Children , Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual , Food Packing
  • Anytime

The Need: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, unhoused and recently housed families are experiencing added stress and uncertainty as they navigate the demands of work, education, children, services, and more. Every day, families are asking for resources related to family fun and basic needs.

The Initiative: As part of Imagine LA’s response to COVID-19, we are leading a county-wide effort to ensure that each of the 6,000 families served by the Los Angeles Homeless Provider Alliance Family Service Providers Caucus, has the family fun and basic needs resources to thrive as a family during this time.

The Goal: To collect 6,000 Family Fun & Care Packages to distribute to unhoused and recently housed families.

Ways To Help

  1. Assemble a Family Fun & Care Package and coordinate with Imagine LA on drop-off at our office

  2. Purchase supplies from our Amazon Wish List to be delivered directly to Imagine LA

  3. Mobilize your community! Download & personalize our customizable flyer, share it with your network, collect the packages at your home or business, and coordinate with Imagine LA on drop-off at our office

  4. REMEMBER: STAY SAFE. USE GLOVES & MASKS.

  • Ongoing
  • Children , Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual , Collecting Donations , Indoor
  • Anytime

Back end team for

Grass Roots Neighbors
8600 Tuscany Ave UNIT 206, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Note that consistent help, big or small, from home or on site is very helpful. If you are not sure, come once check it out, and take it from there!Back end team is looking for people that can help with:
  • Updating google docs, tracking budget
  • Calling/texting/emailing people who expressed needs
  • Getting calls forwarded and answering general questions
  • Making signs, flyers, and other graphics
  • Translating over the phone in Spanish. If you know another language please list it in the "Other" section on the form
    , Project-based
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Phone Calling , Indoor
  • Anytime , Weekdays
The 2020 Census is here and the LA Y seeks to partner with you virtually to be on the vanguard of ensuring that everyone is counted! The LA Y is unveiling the Census Ambassador teen online program which will be a unique experience with training and key benefits to support youth like you. With your participation in this program, not only will you have access to important incentives, but you will be making a real difference in your communities. Check out the program, its benefits, fill out the application, and join our efforts to ensure that all of our communities are counted.This decennial, constitutionally mandated effort is about having fair representation the redrawing of congressional and state legislative districts. It’s also about ensuring our communities get their fair share of funding - $675 Billion. Census data determines how more than billions are allocated to support your state, county, community’s vital programs.Through your participation in this program you will be eligible for:• YMCA Certificate of Recognition • Volunteer Service Hours • Letter of Recommendation • Prizes such as sports partner products or tickets, headphones, backpacks, water bottles, etc. (subject to availability)What your project will include: • watch the training video on ymcaLA.org/Census 2020 & familiarize yourself with the resources on WeCountLA.org • create content (art/graphics/videos/songs/live event/blog post/etc.) to reach your networks (friends, families, neighbors, etc.) about the importance of the Census • tag @YTeensLA on Instagram for all of your social media posts • track the number of people you are able to reach • contact us for to brainstorm ideas and if you have any questions!Taking part is our civic duty – completing the census is required and we cannot do it without your support! After you sign up, get started at ymcaLA.org/Census 2020.
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Teens
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Other
  • Anytime
Volunteers will be providing widespread COVID-19 testing to the citizens of Los Angeles so we can understand the extent of our challenge and identify clusters of infection to help prevent further spread. These centers offer free Covid-19 testing to any members of the community who have been referred to us by their doctor.Go here to learn more and sign-up
  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person
  • Weekdays , Weekends
As our COVID-19 response effort continues, we are looking for more volunteers to support our Los Angeles testing sites. If you are a member of the Los Angeles community, or know someone who is, and are interested in joining forces with CORE to make a first-hand impact in slowing the spread of COVID-19. At CORE safety is our priority and 1 day a week commitment (or more!) is welcomed. Now is the time we need community more than ever. Together, we will overcome this.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities:
- Pre-screening people to ensure they have an appointment before allowing them to enter the test site
- Checking registered people in for their appointment and giving them a test kit
- Guiding people through the self-administered test
- Performing inventory, and other organizational tasks around site.
- Volunteers work under the constant supervision of LAFD representative and follow strict safety protocols to assure the wellness of our team
- Volunteers do not actually perform the test, the tests are self-administered in a drive-through format
- Volunteers are provided the appropriate gear in accordance with LAFD standards to assure our safety
Volunteer Requirements:
- Be 18 or over
- We STRONGLY suggest they have their own transportation and are willing & able to transport themselves to whatever site is in need of support
- Be willing to sign & send release forms & give consent for a background check prior to training. (Background check will require a valid SSN)
- Can commit to any period of time, 1 day or longer
We highly recommend that all Volunteers:
- Are in good overall health
- Have NO known exposure to COVID-19 & are willing to be tested if necessary
- Be able to lift 20 lbs.
- Be able to stand up to four hours a day
- Be able to work while wearing protective gear in warm weather
We HIGHLY RECOMMEND that our Volunteers are not at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 as defined by the CDC.
The CDC defines those at high-risk as:
- Individuals age 65 and over
- Individuals living in a nursing home or long-term care facility
- Individuals of all ages with underlying medical conditions, including those with:
• Chronic Lung Disease
• Moderate to Severe Asthma
• Serious Heart Conditions
• Immunocompromised issues
• Severe Obesity (body mass index 40 or higher)
• Diabetes
• Chronic Kidney Disease or undergoing dialysis
• Liver Disease
COVID-19 Precautions:
- Volunteers are directed to wear long pants, a long-sleeve shirt, closed-toed shoes (no slippers, etc.) and are provided with safety protective gear to wear while onsite
  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person
Mobilize your friends and host a remote Hygiene Kit donation drive to provide relief to people experiencing homelessness and mental health conditions. Staff distribute kits during outreach to help people get housed! By providing these necessary resources amidst the COVID-19 crisis, you become part of the solution!

HYGIENE KIT CONTENTS:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1r-SO3lWhAb5BsYPfQES_nxzi0x_Tfdec/view?usp=sharing
When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up with further
instructions as well as how to schedule a donation drop-off.
    , Project-based
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual , Delivery
Help people move into their permanent new homes by hosting a Welcome Home Kit donation drive! These kits include household and cleaning essentials to help support the transition into housing. Mobilize your friends and community to provide these necessary resources amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, you become part of the solution!  
WELCOME HOME KIT CONTENTS:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bboKflapFXSvKz0h13Z-xgJcHboWHRSO/view?usp=sharing 
When you express interest for this opportunity, we will follow up
with instructions as well as how to schedule a donation drop-off.
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual , Delivery

Delivery team for

Grass Roots Neighbors
8600 Tuscany Ave UNIT 206, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Note that consistent help, big or small, from home or on site is very helpful. If you are not sure, come once check it out, and take it from there!Delivery may be done by:
  • Foot
  • Bike
  • Car
We are also looking for dispatchers as well.
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Families
  • In Person
  • Weekdays , Weekends
We provide assistance to those who don't qualify or did not get an opportunity for Government assistance. We donate to our local urgent cares, emergency rooms, & hospitals. We offer home visits for clients for Medical, Behavioral Health and Mental Health Services. We offer the donations to our community to receive for clothing, food, and resources to help them during this difficult time.
  • Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual , Writing
  • Anytime

Donate Online for

The Midnight Mission
601 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90014

We are appealing to supporters and volunteers to help us meet the urgent need during this crucial time. You can click here or text the keyword “Meals” to 71777 on their cell phone to donate.
  • Virtual , Other
  • Anytime
We serve 3 meals a day to our homeless and near-homeless community. We have converted our sit-down meal service to a “take out” meal service for our community guests in support of physical distancing.Any prepared meals are welcome, including lunch bags with a sandwich, chips, beverage and fruit or dessert.Donations can be made 24/7.Drop-off Instructions:Subterranean Parking – Daily (6:00 am – 11:00 pm)Loading Dock – Monday – Friday (7:00 am – 3:00 pm)Ground Floor Security – Open 24 hoursPlease call our security and someone will meet you outside to pick up the food213.624.9258 ext. 2000
    , Groups
  • Ongoing
  • Food Packing
  • Anytime

Donations needed for

Food on Foot
1625 Schrader Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Please make a gift to help us stand by our Gray Shirts and graduates who are being devastated by this crisis. Together, we can prevail and continue to keep our participants off the streets.The impact of this crisis is being felt by our Work for Food (Jobs & Housing) program Gray Shirts and graduates, many of which have now lost their jobs. These incredible men and women truly personify the goals and successes of Food on Foot. They frequently volunteer their time and mentor many homeless individuals to achieve that same success.Your gift during this crisis will help pay for:
  • Rent for their apartments
  • Crisis management via phone
  • Counseling via phone
  • Food gift cards
  • Life-skills education
Your gift will also help us continue to distribute food on Sundays:We will continue to distribute food with a modified serving, using best practices and only a handful of select help.
    , When
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual
  • Anytime , Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends
Volunteers needed for Drive Thru Food Give Away 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month. Need assistance setting up and distributing food.
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • In Person , Outdoor
  • Weekends

Food Bank Volunteer for

Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
1734 E 41st St, Vernon, CA 90058

Volunteers help us by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need. Minimum age requirement is 14. No walk-ins allowed. All volunteers must register online.The health and safety of everyone who attends our volunteer events is our top priority. Please know that we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we are taking necessary precautions.
In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, has also committed to:
  • Implementing social distancing measures. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event.
  • Providing hand sanitizer pumps.
  • Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces.
  • Providing gloves to all volunteers.
  • One-time , Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • In Person , Indoor , Outdoor
  • Weekdays , Weekends

Food Distribution for

ONEgeneration
17400 Victory Blvd, Van Nuys, CA 91406

There are several ways you may be able to assist with food distribution to seniors:
  • Assist with delivering meals throughout the San Fernando Valley to older adults staying #SaferAtHome.
  • The Encino Farmers Market held on Sundays will be open 8am to 1pm. We have received proper approval from the City of Los Angeles to remain open as an essential source of fresh produce.
  • We are now also operating a drive-thru food bank, distributing nonperishables and other food items such as fresh produce and bread. Items are placed in the trunk or back seat of seniors cars.
  • One-time , Recurring
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Other
  • Weekdays , Weekends
Now more than ever the need for food has increased. Donate canned and dry food directly to the pantry or order from the local market for delivery.
  • Ongoing
  • Children , Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual , In Person
  • Anytime
We need people to help validate the resources we have on our website, http://foodoasis.la.We are seeking people to help us do internet research, and if you're comfortable, to make phone calls. We need to verify the hours and details of food pantries and soup kitchens in Los Angeles.We hold training sessions on Saturdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST on an ongoing basis.Come join us for one session or recurring sessions.In this training session, we will teach you what we need and you'll have a chance to ask questions. You'll be assigned organizations to contact and verify the information.This is a perfect low-tech opportunity to do from your home. Come to our training session and then work on your own at home.Join us Saturday 10:00 am - 12:00 pm PST.
To show your interest, please register with our partners LA Works: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C3l00000iCS6GEAWEmail us: [email protected] project is part of Hack for LA, a brigade of the non-profit, Code for America.
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual , Research , Indoor
  • Weekends

Grocery Delivery Drivers Needed for

FEAST
3655 S Grand Ave #210, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Over 40% of FEAST families experienced food insecurity prior to the Covid-19 crisis, but as unemployment rates increase and regular working life is disrupted, we understand that this number may rise. During this time, FEAST’s priority is to ensure families have the ability to access nutritious food.FEAST delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to 65 families in need each week on Wednesdays between 3-6. We are looking for drivers to come help with packaging and delivering groceries to families in need. The attached document has the details.If you are interested in volunteering, please message [email protected]
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10)
  • In Person
  • Weekdays
Hearts to Serve, a hotline to support to all of those in need 855-423-6780 from 8 am to 6 pm daily Want to volunteer? Click here!In the midst of the crisis due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) generating increased needs from certain segments of the community, the Office of Life, Justice and Peace of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, in partnership with St. Vincent de Paul Society and the Knights of Columbus launched Hearts to Serve, a hotline in support to all of those in need, especially the elderly, homebound, and pregnant women. The joint effort answers the call of Pope Francis and of Archbishop José H. Gomez, to be missionary disciples.“In this unprecedented time of uncertainty and sacrifice, we see wonderful acts of kindness and mercy emerging,” said Kathleen Domingo, senior director of the Archdiocese’s Office of Life, Justice and Peace. “Hearts to Serve invites Catholics from every walk of life to join an effort of prayer and service for those most in need now. Together, we can nourish our faith and offer real comfort to our brothers and sisters. When once again we are able to gather in person, our community will be stronger for it.”Those in need of food or supplies can call the hotline at 855-423-6780 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. A Catholic community of volunteers will be ready to help with essential needs. They will connect callers with local resources for food and other household necessities. The services that will be provided include: grocery or medicine delivery to homes, provision of food and other necessities from local food pantries to those that might not be able to afford it at this time, and guidance for additional questions that need larger answers.“The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Los Angeles, is here to serve the poor and those living on the margins,” said David Garcia, executive director of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. “In this time of uncertainty, the Society is committed to collaborating with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles in its efforts to mobilize Catholics to serve the neediest in our community. As you can imagine, due to the current crisis, our parish-based chapters of volunteers, which we call Conferences of Charity, have seen an increase in calls for assistance. We will do our best to assist the Archdiocese’s outreach endeavors to help people in need.”To meet increased needs from the diverse communities served in the Archdiocese, Hearts to Serve is providing those looking to help others during the pandemic with the following volunteer opportunities:
  • Volunteer to answer calls on the hotline. Training will be provided. Can be done from your own home.
  • Volunteer to deliver food and household items to the homebound. Must be under 60 years of age, have a current drivers’ license, auto insurance and use of a vehicle.
  • Collect items to stock parish-based food pantries. In addition to nonperishable food items, fresh produce and bread, meat, and baby items, such as diapers and formula are appreciated.
  • Volunteer at a parish-based food pantry. Hours to be determined.
Want to help your community? Click here to sign up to volunteer with our Hearts to Serve outreach program.
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Hotline Staff
  • Weekdays , Weekends
We Need You! We are recruiting volunteers to help us pack and distribute food boxes at JFS { SOVA, JFS' food pantry, located in Van Nuys. Volunteers will help us sort and fill boxes, distribute boxes to families, restock pantry shelves to prepare for the next day, and more!Volunteers are needed on Sundays from approximately 8 AM - 12:30 PM, and Mondays - Thursdays from approximately 8 AM - 2 PM. Volunteers must be able to stay for their entire shift. Ideally, volunteers will be able to commit to helping out one or more shifts each week. However, we are grateful for any help - including people who can volunteer one time only as well.We ask that volunteers schedule their shift in advance; due to social distancing, we are limiting the volunteers for each day. We also provide masks and gloves.For more information or to sign up for a shift, please contact Felice Resnick at [email protected]
    , When
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person , Indoor
  • Weekdays , Weekends

Help serve food for

Anderson Munger Family YMCA
4301 W 3rd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90020

Help us serve food to children and families at one of our "Grab & Go" sites. All safety and health measures are taken to ensure your well-being as we provide much-needed meals to our neighbors.Volunteers are asked to bring and wear a personal face covering (mask, bandanna, other) that will cover the nose and mouth while at the event.
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • In Person
  • Weekdays
All safety and health measures are taken to ensure your well-being as we provide much-needed meals to our neighbors.Volunteers are asked to bring and wear a personal face covering (mask, bandanna, other) that will cover the nose and mouth while at the event.Project Address301 S. Bandini Street San Pedro, CA 90731 USA Community PartnersFresh Start Meals and Nutritious Life, a program of ThruGuidance Inc. GoalsTo ensure students have access to a healthy breakfast and lunch during school closures, the YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles has opened multiple “Grab & Go” meal distribution sites throughout LA County. Through drive-through and walk-up sites, LA Y branches will distribute free pre-packaged shelf-stable meals two times per week, providing meals for multiple days, for all youth per household age 18 and under, on a first come, first served basis.Contact DetailsFor more information or if you have questions, please contact Jennifer Sullivan, Executive Director, at [email protected] or 310 221 3796.Safety InformationIn order to maintain the health and safety of all YMCA staff, volunteers, and visitors during this event, guidelines from public health experts and government partners calling for temperature checks, face coverings, and increased social distancing measures will be followed.Please do NOT volunteer if you or anyone in your household are a member of a vulnerable population as identified by public health officials or within the last 14 days have: a) Experienced a fever and/or cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, sore throat or new loss of taste or smell, b) Been exposed to COVID-19, and/or d) Returned from a highly impacted area subject to a CDC Level 3 Travel Health Notice.
  • Ongoing
  • Teens
  • Individuals , Families
  • In Person , Outdoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays