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 by appointment only.Please email [email protected] for details on snack pack assembly and to schedule an appointment to drop off.
  • 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
As a Transportation Specialist (blood delivery driver), you will be part of a team of heroes that greatly contribute to the Red Cross’ life saving mission, through the delivery of blood and blood products to area hospitals!You will be required to fill out an online registration form and take a brief training that will prepare you for the position. The training is a two-part process, with the first part being an overview of defensive driving skills and the second a first run through of what a day in the life of a volunteer TS specialist is like. A team member will accompany you as you make a few deliveries and learn the ins and outs of the program. Qualifications & Training:
  • Valid/clean state driver's license
  • minimum 3 years of driving experience
  • ability to lift up to 45 lbs
Time Commitment: Two 4-hour shifts per monthCheck out this video about the Transportation Specialist position.
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person , Outdoor
  • On-site , Formal
  • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends
As a Transportation Specialist (blood delivery driver), you will be part of a team of heroes that greatly contribute to the Red Cross’ life saving mission, through the delivery of blood and blood products to area hospitals! You will be required to fill out an online registration form and take a brief training that will prepare you for the position. The training is a two-part process, with the first part being an overview of defensive driving skills and the second a first run through of what a day in the life of a volunteer TS specialist is like. A team member will accompany you as you make a few deliveries and learn the ins and outs of the program. Qualifications & Training:
  • Valid/clean state driver's license
  • minimum 3 years of driving experience
  • ability to lift up to 45 lbs
Time Commitment: Two 4-hour shifts per month Check out this video about the Transportation Specialist position.
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person , Outdoor
  • On-site , Formal
  • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends
As the face of Red Cross blood drives, you'll welcome and check-in donors, ensure they read pre-donation materials, offer promotional items when available, and ensure that everyone has a positive experience in a clean environment – and grab a cookie and a drink before they depart.RequirementsTime Commitment: One 6-hour shift per month for 6 months. You may participate in more than one shift per month if you wish.Required Training: 1-hour training required prior to first shiftOther Requirements
  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide customer service care
  • Must pass background check
Check out this video about the Blood Donor Ambassador Position.
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person , Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays
As the face of Red Cross blood drives, you'll welcome and check-in donors, ensure they read pre-donation materials, offer promotional items when available, and ensure that everyone has a positive experience in a clean environment – and grab a cookie and a drink before they depart.RequirementsTime Commitment: One 6-hour shift per month for 6 months. You may participate in more than one shift per month if you wish.Required Training: 1-hour training required prior to first shiftOther Requirements
  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide customer service care
  • Must pass background check
Check out this video about the Blood Donor Ambassador Position.
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person , Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays
As the face of Red Cross blood drives, you'll welcome and check-in donors, ensure they read pre-donation materials, offer promotional items when available, and ensure that everyone has a positive experience in a clean environment – and grab a cookie and a drink before they depart.RequirementsTime Commitment: One 6-hour shift per month for 6 months. You may participate in more than one shift per month if you wish.Required Training: 1-hour training required prior to first shiftOther Requirements
  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide customer service care
  • Must pass background check
Check out this video about the Blood Donor Ambassador Position.
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person , Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays , Weekends
As the face of Red Cross blood drives, you'll welcome and check-in donors, ensure they read pre-donation materials, offer promotional items when available, and ensure that everyone has a positive experience in a clean environment – and grab a cookie and a drink before they depart.RequirementsTime Commitment: One 6-hour shift per month for 6 months. You may participate in more than one shift per month if you wish.Required Training: 1-hour training required prior to first shiftOther Requirements
  • Minimum 16 years of age
  • Reliable transportation
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide customer service care
  • Must pass background check
Check out this video about the Blood Donor Ambassador Position.
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person , Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays , Weekends

The case managers will work with 4-12 clients per week. They will help them discover and manage their life goals, budgeting, volunteering, house hold tasks and weekly group house meeting. This intern will also have the opportunity work on Grants and other funding resources.

  • Adults
  • Groups (2-10)
  • Writing
  • On-site
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

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 are happy to announce that YOU can volunteer with Food on Foot again. Your smiles have been missed and we cannot wait to see you at an upcoming Sunday Serving. As a volunteer, you’ll strengthen our community by distributing food, clothing and essential supplies to 250+ unhoused and low-income neighbors. You will also meet and hear stories from the participants in our Jobs & Housing program. Graduates from this program earn their way off the streets with full-time jobs, fully-furnished apartments, life-skills training, and the confidence needed to make their accomplishments long-lasting.Your suggested minimum $25 donation will help fund our programs that assist our unhoused neighbors with nutritious meals, full-time jobs, permanent housing, and life-skills training.Please note that volunteer times have changed: Volunteering now begins at 12:30 pm and ends at 3:00 pm on Sundays in the back parking lot of the LGBT Center in Hollywood (1625 Schrader Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028.)
  • Recurring
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • In Person , Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekends

Whether you are a novice and want to learn about horses from the ground up, or an experienced horse person that wants to share your time and expertise, we can always use your help! Cleaning, grooming and natural horsemanship type ground work are what we do most, but we also make time for play and, you might receive a special healing or message from some of our resident horses!If you have always wanted a horse for yourself, but never had the people or the place to let you learn, well here is your opportunity! You will learn first hand about the best holistic care, feeding and handling of horses, some with very special needs. Volunteering for a horse rescue is something that comes from the heart. You must have a love and passion for horses, since you may not realize how much time and dedication this requires. As you work with these wonderful animals, you will be surprised how much you learn about yourself. Being around horses is the best therapy in the world!We are happy to help students earn school credits and all ages are welcome. We encourage the parents of minors to observe or participate for at least a day with their children, so that they can feel comfortable and share their experience with them. A signed volunteer release form and your own medical insurance are required.Please visit the Volunteer Page on our website to schedule the dates you would like to volunteer. https://www.saffyresanctuary.org/volunteersYou must attend an orientation day prior to scheduling a regular volunteer day. Thank you for your interest in our organization and we look forward to meeting you!https://youtu.be/ECkjrKnfXAw
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Other , Outdoor
  • On-site , Formal , Skilled
  • Weekdays , Evenings , 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 unhoused and low-income neighbors who are devastated by the effects of the COVID-19 crisis.Together, we can prevail and continue to serve those who need it the most.How Your Gift Helps:
  • Meals, Masks, Gloves & Hand Sanitizer Distributed Every Sunday
  • Job Opportunities
  • Permanent Housing
  • Rent Subsidy Assistance
  • Life-Skills Education
  • Vocational Training
    , 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
WHAT: Make and drop off sack lunches for people experiencing homelessness near the Midnight Mission. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: In compliance with social distancing protocols, you'll make 10+ sack lunches at home and then drop them off at the mission between 7 am and 11 am. (You can drop off later than 11 am, but meals will be given out the next day.) You won't be in contact with anyone but can still have a powerful impact.REQUIREMENTS: Sack lunches should consist of...Ham, turkey, or beef sandwich with light mayo/mustard (To be cautious of nut allergies, we request no peanut butter and jelly sandwiches please)2+ side snacks (chips, fruit, granola bars, cheese, etc)No need to include beverages or napkins (those are covered by the Mission)REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You mustnot been or felt sick in the last 2 weeksnot been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeksbring your own maskif possible, bring your own hand sanitizerSPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19:All volunteers must wear masks at all times.You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face.Physical contact is to be avoided and 6-foot distancing will be required.Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so.Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette.SPECIAL NOTES: In addition to your sack lunches, any donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated.Disposable, multi-compartment to-go food containersDisposable lunch bagsDisposable utensils (forks, spoons, knives)Loaves of breadPlastic wrapProduce bagsRe-sealable storage bagsSingle serving beveragesAntibacterial disinfecting wipesDisposable glovesEPA approved antibacterial disinfecting cleanersHand sanitizerInfrared no-touch thermometersSurgical masks
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • In Person , Outdoor
  • None
  • Anytime

This individuals will learn how to generate, manage, and disburse food and clothing donations. This intern will also have an opportunity to work on Grants and other funding resources.

  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Writing
  • On-site