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Volunteering doesn't just change the world. It changes us.

Make a real difference in your community by contributing your time, effort, and skills. Whether you can volunteer for an hour or a day, you can help every Angeleno gain access to a home, a great education, and the chance to make the most of life. Check out our volunteer opportunities to find one that's right for you!

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Stamp Out Hunger 2019

Calling all volunteers! Join us for Stamp Out Hunger, the nation's largest food drive! During the summer months, free and reduced school lunch programs are not readily available to the children who need it most. Join us as we sort food collected from the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive, which set a national record last year with more than 2 million pounds of food collected and sorted. Volunteers like you make it all possible! Monday to Saturday, May 13 to June 15 Shift 1: 8:00am-12:00pm Shift 2: 12:00-4:00pm 45054 K St, Bell, CA 90040 Closed Sundays and holidays During your shift, you’ll help with: Sorting food donations by item and expiration date Disposing of damaged donations Packing and palletizing boxes of food for partner pantries Families are welcome! Minimum volunteer age with a parent is 10 years old. Parking and arrival directions: Free parking is available in front of the warehouse (Building 1-D). To get there, enter the address 45054 K St, Bell, CA 90040 in your GPS. Note that the City of Los Angeles may come up. Make sure you are going to the Salvation Army Bell Complex near S Eastern Ave and Slauson Ave. From Eastern, turn west onto Mansfield Way. Mansfield turns into K Street. Continue on K Street until you see Building 1-D on your right. Look for the “Stamp Out Hunger” signs. Attire: Please wear close-toed shoes, such as comfortable supportive sneakers. No flip flops. Feel free to wear your corporate or union t-shirt. For more information, or to schedule a private or semi-private volunteer event for your team or company, contact Brian Rosenbaum at [email protected]

CTY OF CMMRCE, CA

5/23/19 12:00 PM +more

Career Day @ Edison Middle School

Join United Way of Greater Los Angeles and Los Angeles Education Partnership at the Edison Middle School Career Day! Volunteers are needed to about their career pathway to a classroom of 7th and 8th graders. The event runs from 8:00AM - 2:30 PM, and volunteers are needed for one or more of the following shifts: 8:00AM-9:00AM 9:00AM-10:00AM 10:00AM-11:00AM 11:45AM-12:45PM 12:45PM-1:45PM 1:45PM-2:30PM Contact Matt Moor for more information!

Los Angeles, CA

5/29/19 8:00 AM +more

End of School Year BBQ

Volunteer with United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Fulfillment Fund to celebrate students' achievements! Fulfillment Fund provides forward-thinking, high quality, individualized college access services, primarily to students from Title 1 high schools in Los Angeles. Many of our students will be the first in their families to go to colloege. We host an annual BBQ for students served by the Fulfillment Fund. Volunteers are needed help with day-of event logistics (check in, serving food, etc). Address: Cheviot Hills 2551 Motor Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90064. Vounteers will arrive at 8:30am and the event ends at 3pm.

Los Angeles, CA

6/15/19 8:30 AM

United Way Day of Action 2019

Every year, United Way of Greater Los Angeles and its supporters participate in a Day of Action, bringing help where it’s needed most. Join us — along with Everyone In and our Young Civic Leaders Program (YCLP) — as we help our YCLP members start their college journey with the supplies and confidence needed to be successful. Your efforts can start early too! All volunteers are encouraged to host a DIY Donation Drive prior to United Way’s 2019 Day of Action using this College Survival Supplies Drive DIY Toolkit. Please bring collected donations on June 22. Items must be new or unopened and include school supplies, dorm room items, store gift cards, luggage, technology, and more. At the event on June 22, you’ll help sort all donated items but you’ll also have the opportunity to learn more about our homeless neighbors. Everyone In community organizers will be on site to teach you about the links between homelessness and the struggles of first-generation college students. Event Details When: Saturday, June 22, 2019, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Where: United Way of Greater Los Angeles Address: 1150 S. Olive St., 4th Floor Conference Center, Los Angeles, CA 90015 For more information or how you can get involved, click the button above or contact United Way’s Engagement Manager, Brian Rosenbaum at [email protected]

Los Angeles, CA

6/22/19 10:00 AM

Volunteer Compton 7/20/19

Volunteer with United Way of Greater Los Angeles and The Compton Initiative, non-profit charitable group that organizes over 1,500 volunteers to do quarterly service projects within Compton in efforts to bring hope and restoration to the city. During "Volunteer Compton," folks will come from across Southern California including colleges, churches and other service groups to work side by side with Compton residents and neighbors. In one day, over 1,500 volunteers are sent to 30 different worksites. The worksites include painting: an Elementary School, murals, nearby homes, block-clean ups, planting community gardens and other similar community beautification efforts. The workday starts with all 2,000 of our expected volunteers arriving at the rally location as early as 6:45am. Volunteers will sign or submit release waivers, receive name tags, then enjoy a light breakfast. The breakfast includes, coffee, muffins, fruit, yogurt and some other small items. After Breakfast, volunteers find their worksite on the poles. Local Compton leadership speakers will start the rally around 7:15am. By 7:45am, all 2,000 volunteers are sent out to 30 different worksites. The worksites include painting, cleaning and building great relationships with other volunteers. Volunteers arrive at their assigned worksite by 8:00am. Volunteers work at their worksite until around noon. Then pizzas for lunch will be delivered. All supplies will be provided for the task on the worksite. Breakfast, lunch and the supplies will be provided for free. We ask that volunteers consider to make a donation to help support future Compton Workdays. Please dress in comfortable clothes that you won't mind getting dirty in. Yellow Compton Initiative shirts are not required, but will be available for purchase of $10 each. Please bring your own bottled water, minimal water bottles will be available.

Compton, CA

7/20/19 7:00 AM

Long term mentoring of a high school student from an under-resourced community

Volunteer with United Way of Greater Los Angeles and the Fulfillment Fund to help change lives for the better. Fulfillment Fund is a college access organization with a 40 year history of helping disadvantaged students graduate from high school and access college. One of our key services is mentoring. Recognized as one of the best in the state, the Fulfillment Fund’s Mentor Program provides guidance from adult role models to students whose life circumstances challenge their opportunities for success. Fulfillment Fund’s mentor program is community based, which means that mentors and their students decide when and where to meet for their outings. Mentors and their mentees meet 2x/month at the beginning of the match and 1x/month thereafter with a weekly text/phone call in between outings. The students in our program are chosen from several of our partner middle schools in Los Angeles and most live close to Downtown and South LA. Some of our mentors’ favorite outings with their students include: going to the beach, hiking, trying new restaurants, checking out museums, etc. We typically request a 2-year committment from volunteer mentors, although there are occasional opportunities for 1-year commitments. Often these relationships have the opportunity to continue for 6 years or more. Please visit our website for more information on mentor requirements: http://www.fulfillment.org/mentor

Los Angeles, CA

Through 12/31/19