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).
  • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , Food Packing
  • Learn More

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.

  • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , Indoor , Collect Donations
  • Learn More
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
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Anytime , Weekdays
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Indoor , Answer Calls , Phone Calling , Project-based
  • Learn More
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
  • Adults (18+)
  • Ongoing
  • Weekdays , Weekends
  • Individuals
  • In-person
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.
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Weekdays , Weekends
  • Individuals , Families
  • In-person , Food Distribution , Delivery
  • Learn More
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.
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Recurring
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , In-person , Tutoring , Answer Calls , Hotline Staff , Phone Calling , Tech Support , Collect Donations , Food Distribution , Writing
If you would like to make a donation to New Earth to support their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit their Go Fund Me page - We Need You Now More Than Ever. They are also accepting donations of non-perishable food, anti-bacterial cleaning supplies, paper products, snacks, and drinks.
    , When
  • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Anytime , Evenings , Weekdays , Weekends
  • Individuals , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , In-person , Delivery , Other

Donate Online for

The Midnight Mission
601 S. San Pedro Street Los Angeles, California 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.
  • Anytime
  • Virtual , Other

Donate Prepared Meals for

The Midnight Mission
601 S. San Pedro Street Los Angeles, California 90014

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
  • Anytime
  • Food Packing , Delivery

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
  • Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Anytime , Evenings , Weekdays , Weekends
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual

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.
  • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
  • One-time , Recurring
  • Weekdays , Weekends
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • In-person , Indoor , Outdoor , Food Packing

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.
  • Adults (18+)
  • One-time , Recurring
  • Weekdays , Weekends
  • Individuals
  • In-person , Delivery , Other

We give out food in one of the most food-insecure areas of the San Fernando Valley. We used to do this twice monthly, but NOW we are offering food WEEKLY to stabilize our community!We need Volunteers ALL MONDAYS 11:30am - 4pm (note exceptions dates for Monday Holidays);Mon. 5/25 will be replaced by delivery on WED 5/27.If you are physically able - you will unload, set up to distribute, serve until the line is gone or the food runs out, then help with clean-up before leaving. We provide gloves, masks unless you prefer your own, and safe social distancing. ALL PERSONS MUST WEAR GLOVES AND MASKS as they enter the site, and until they leave.If you can stand for all or most of the time but cannot lift - Some volunteers will be specifically appointed for managing this distancing! Or you may be bagging flyers or re-bagging some foods that come to us in bulk (e.g. 50 pound bags of potatoes get rebadged to about 24-48 potatoes, depending on size, into a bag for distribution.Your first time volunteering with US - you will need to arrive by 11:15 am to complete federally required non-discrimination paperwork. ANYONE under the age of 18 must come with a Parent or other responsible adult, have advance approval from Pastor Marsha (see email below), and observe all rules of social distancing and using PPE appropriately. We may require a Waiver for your participation BEFORE the day of volunteering.It is our hope that this distribution will continue until our community is stabilized after the crisis is declared STAGE 2 - gatherings allowing up to 50 people with social distancing. Once the community is considered stabilized, we go back to twice monthly distributions.Thanks to Bethlehem Lutheran Church-Granada Hills for their financial support in 2019 that have made this possible. Thanks to LA Regional Food Bank who has supported us with the Mobile Food Pantry, and now with weekly Food Delivery. Thanks to LA County Supervisor Sheila Keuhl for a grant to help us extend our ability to provide PPE's for volunteers, bags for food, and overtime for our Staff to make this function operate weekly.And SPECIAL THANKS to our REGULAR volunteers who have made the transitions into this Crisis time!Got Questions? email us at [email protected]Check out our website or DONATE to our work at: http://www.CentralLutheranVN.org
  • Adults (18+)
  • Recurring
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Corporate Teams
  • In-person , Food Distribution
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.
  • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , In-person , Delivery
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.
  • Adults (18+)
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Weekdays , Weekends
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • Hotline Staff , Delivery
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
  • 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Weekdays , Weekends
  • Individuals
  • In-person , Indoor , Food Packing
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!Inventory team is looking for someone that can:
  • Be at commercial suite in Playa during set hours greet and answer questions
  • Sort donations, prepare for distribution
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Anytime , Weekdays
  • Individuals
  • In-person , Indoor , Food Packing
  • Learn More

packing teams for

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
4390 colfax avenue Studio City, California 91604

HI..we pack over 400 bags a week. Our packing teams are 2-3 people, socially distanced, packing during weekday hours in 2 hr shifts at Temple Beth Hillel.If you are able to join,kindly email [email protected] Thank you
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+)
  • Recurring
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals
  • In-person , Indoor , Food Packing
Starting June 1st, we will be making 3,000 meals daily for the Department of Disability & L.A Mayor's Office. Each meal will include a water bottle & small snack/dessert. These meals will be delivered to households across all of Los Angeles daily by Access Transportation to those who are most vulnerable & have some disability where they cannot leave their home or cook meals. This service will be in addition to the once a week drive thru hot meal program Khalsa Care does currently does for their local community along with meals for homeless shelters & other non-profit organizations for their communities' need for hot meals. Over 127,000 meals will be prepared between May 18-July 3rd alone. We are in need of 50 volunteers everyday to prepare 3,000 meals between 8-11:30am Monday-Friday. Would love to welcome anyone who is available to come help as this is a service opportunity for everyone from all walks of life to help out our local community!
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+)
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • In-person , Food Packing

Prospective CASA Volunteer for

CASA of Los Angeles
201 Centre Plaza Dr #1100, Monterey Park, CA 91754

We are continuing to actively recruit new CASA volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a CASA volunteer, please watch our online information session and submit your online application. In-person interviews will be conducted over Zoom for the time being. CASA pre-service training classes will resume once the current restrictions on public activities are relaxed, although we are working on conducting training virtually as well.
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime , Weekdays
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Indoor , Project-based
At givingtreeproject.org, individuals who need help shopping for basic supplies like food and household supplies due to COVID-19 can post requests online (or call our hotline), and nearby, low-risk citizens like you can volunteer to help.Requests can be anything from grocery shopping/delivery to prescription pickup, to pre-made meals. Once you've delivered the items, you as a volunteer will be reimbursed for any payments you've made on the behalf of others electronically, to maintain social distancing regulations.The site is now live for use across LA County, and we need more helper volunteers!
  • Adults (18+)
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Families
  • In-person , Outdoor , Maintenance , Food Distribution
Call the donors and clients of Toberman to check in with them. See how they are doing, update them on the response from Toberman and see if they need any assistance from us. 
  • Children (5-12) , 12-15 , 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+ , Child with Adult
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , Phone Calling

Video Editor for

Alliance For Community Empowerment (ACE)
7227 Owensmouth Ave. 101 Canoga Park, California 91303

We are looking for individuals that can help edit videos for our teachers and trainers.
    , When
  • 16-18 , Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing
  • Anytime
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families , Corporate Teams
  • Virtual , Indoor , Skills-based , Project-based

Virtual Mentor for

Imagine LA
672 S Lafayette Park Pl #28, Los Angeles, CA 90057

  • Imagine LA Volunteer Mentors serve as friends, partners, and companions for parents and children who have experienced homelessness and are now housed.
  • COVID-19 PIVOT: As we all cope with the COVID-19 crisis, the health and security of our families, mentors, and staff is our top priority. As such, we have pivoted our Mentorship program to be FULLY VIRTUAL for the duration of the crisis. This includes shifting to VIRTUAL platforms for our training sessions, family & kickoff meetings, and all mentor-mentee interactions. When local and national health guidelines are lifted, mentors and mentees will start/continue in-person activities.
  • Mentor Eligibility: 21 years or older; Live in Greater Los Angeles; Believe in the power of relationships; Interested in helping families meet their goals
  • The Mentor Experience: One-on-one relationship-building and mentoring activities with a youth (ages 5 & older) or adult mentee (e.g., trips to the beach, help with science project, budgeting or resumé writing); Ongoing support and resources from Imagine LA Family Team Manager; Other volunteer opportunities with Imagine LA (optional)
  • The Mentor Commitment: Mandatory background check; Twice monthly visits with your mentee (1-2 hours each) (4-6 hours per month); Twice monthly text/email/call with your mentee (off-weeks) (30 min per month); Twice monthly Mentor Team Conference Calls with your Family Team Manager (1 hour per month); Communication with Imagine LA (30 min per month); Quarterly potluck-style meetings with the family & Family Team Manager (2 hours per quarter); Total: 6-8 hours per month for 12-18 months
  • Volunteer Benefits: It feels great!; Networking opportunities; Free background check; Be an agent of long-term change; Learn about homelessness & poverty; Transformative vs. transactional volunteering; Develop new skills & relationships
  • What's Next: Visit https://action.imaginela.org/mentor_application to complete our Mentor Application.
  • Adults (18+) , 55+
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Anytime
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Other
  • Learn More