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2023 Volunteer Opportunities for the Season of Giving

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It’s November, and the spirit of generosity is in the air.

Are you looking to give back this season, but don't know where to start?⁠ Check out the 100+ volunteer events and opportunities linked below! 🀎

This list includes in-person, remote, and seasonal options from our LA2050 grantees, partners, and other social impact organizations.

🌟This star emoji indicates that an organization is an awardee of the LA2050 Grants Challenge!

Upcoming November volunteer opportunities:

🀎Venice Christmas Run w/ Right Hand Angels | November 30th

Each volunteer will receive a volunteer shirt, volunteer service hour letter and letter of appreciation for their service and time. This is a great opportunity for students and service members.

🀎Families Helping Families Distribution Day w/ The Priority Center | November 30th

Several opportunities are available for this event, from drop off, sorting, bagging, gift wrapping, and the magical distribution day when the Center gives families their gifts.

Upcoming December volunteer opportunities:

🀎Community Exchange w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | December 1st

Help HoFoCo sort and organize food and hygiene items for its community members.

🀎Venice Christmas Run w/ Right Hand Angels | December 1st - 2nd

Each volunteer will receive a volunteer shirt, volunteer service hour letter and letter of appreciation for their service and time. This is a great opportunity for students and service members.

🀎Meal Service & Meal Prep w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | December 1st - 16th

Help the HoFoCo Kitchen serve and prepare nightly meals for its community members.

🀎Whale Count from Point Vicente w/ ACS-LA | December 1st - 31st

Volunteers identify and record various marine mammals and their behaviors, focusing on gray whales.

🀎Volunteer at LA State Historic Park! | December 2nd

Help the California State Parks Foundation with its ongoing habitat restoration efforts!

🌟Ascot Hills Park Nursery’s Monthly Volunteer Action w/ North East Trees | December 2nd

Support North East Tree’s youth-led nursery to empower community-led restoration throughout East and Northeast LA.

🀎Weekend Meal Service & Meal Prep w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | December 2nd - 3rd 9th, 10th, 16th

Help the HoFoCo Kitchen serve and prepare meals for its community members.

🀎Community Exchange w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | December 4th - 8th

Help HoFoCo sort and organize food and hygiene items for its community members.

🌟Union Station Homeless Services Virtual Volunteer Orientation | December 5th

Learn about the history and philosophy of Union Station, current volunteer opportunities, and volunteer expectations and safety guidelines!

🀎Families Helping Families Distribution Day w/ The Priority Center | December 5th

Several opportunities are available for this event, from drop off, sorting, bagging, gift wrapping, and the magical distribution day when the Center gives families their gifts.

🀎Volunteer at the LA Food Bank | December 9th

Volunteers help by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through the network of more than 600 agency partners to neighbors in need.

🀎Fountain Community Garden Volunteer Days | December 9th

Make East Hollywood bloom with greenery and community spirit!

🀎Volunteer at Rio de Los Angeles State Park! | December 9th

Help the California State Parks Foundation with its ongoing habitat restoration efforts!

🀎Toys Sorting w/ Act’s of Compassion, Inc | December 9th

Join Act’s of Compassion in spreading holiday cheer and making a difference in the lives of underprivileged children this Christmas season!

🀎Rossmoor Winter Festival 2023 | December 9th

Volunteers are needed to help in many different areas of the festival including the snow zone, kids' zone, Santa photos, attraction lines, stage help, set up, clean up, and more!

🀎Volunteer Orientation for Long Beach Rescue Mission | December 9th

Volunteering is an opportunity for you to make a difference in your local community. With opportunities ranging from working in the kitchen to being a tutor for someone pursuing their education, LBRM looks forward to working with you!

🀎Santa Photo Day | December 9th

The San Gabriel Pomona Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center needs your help to give children who have special needs the opportunity to take pictures with Santa.

🀎Weekend Meal Service & Meal Prep w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | December 9th - 10th

Help the HoFoCo Kitchen serve and prepare meals for its community members.

🀎Families Helping Families Distribution Day w/ The Priority Center | December 9th - 10th

Several opportunities are available for this event, from drop off, sorting, bagging, gift wrapping, and the magical distribution day when the Center gives families their gifts.

🀎Community Exchange w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | December 10th - 15th

Help HoFoCo sort and organize food and hygiene items for its community members.

🀎WCC 26th Annual Toy Wrapping Event | December 12th

If you are interested in wrapping gifts for Wilmington Community Clinic please sign up!

🀎Families Helping Families Distribution Day w/ The Priority Center | December 12th - 13th

Several opportunities are available for this event, from drop off, sorting, bagging, gift wrapping, and the magical distribution day when the Center gives families their gifts.

🌟Union Station Homeless Services Virtual Volunteer Orientation | December 14th

Learn about the history and philosophy of Union Station, current volunteer opportunities, and volunteer expectations and safety guidelines!

🀎Holiday Extravaganza w/ Million Little | December 14th

Event Volunteers join Million Little Facilitators in bringing art-making into the community. Spanish-speaking and bilingual volunteers are encouraged to apply.

🀎Weekend Meal Service & Meal Prep w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | December 16th

Help the HoFoCo Kitchen serve and prepare meals for its community members.

🀎Annual Christmas Party w/ Act’s of Compassion, Inc | December 16th

Are you a talented Photographer with a big heart? Act’s of Compassion is seeking a compassionate and skilled photographer to capture the joy and excitement at its upcoming Christmas party for underprivileged kids.
🀎Winter Festival w/ Allies for Every Child | December 16th

Allies for Every Child seeks volunteers passionate about community engagement and service.

🀎Volunteer at Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook! | December 16th

Help the California State Parks Foundation with its ongoing habitat restoration efforts!

🀎Families Helping Families Distribution Day w/ The Priority Center | December 16th

Several opportunities are available for this event, from drop off, sorting, bagging, gift wrapping, and the magical distribution day when the Center gives families their gifts.

🀎Holiday Food Boxes w/ Foothill Unity Center, Inc. | December 18th

Distribute holiday joy and food boxes to neighbors in-need at the Monrovia drive-thru distribution.

🀎Community Exchange w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | December 18th-29th

Help HoFoCo sort and organize food and hygiene items for its community members.

🀎Holiday Food Boxes w/ Foothill Unity Center, Inc. | December 19th

Distribute holiday joy and food boxes to neighbors in-need at the Pasadena drive-thru distribution.

🀎LA Foster Children Holiday Toy Distribution | December 19th

This is a fun-filled afternoon for foster children and their families to receive toys, gifts, clothing, sneakers and more that have been generously donated to Tech 1 Reach 1 Foundation.

🀎Annual All Support Group Potluck  | December 21st

The San Gabriel Pomona Parents’ Place Family Resource and Empowerment Center needs your help to make a difference in the lives of families of children with disabilities.

Plus, check out these ongoing volunteer opportunities for ways to give back all year:

🌟Help BEAM assist its students with homework, scholarship applications, math problems,, and more.

🌟Join Jenesse Center in healing families and helping communities!

🌟Help older adults live independently and remain active in their communities by volunteering with Westside Pacific Villages (WPV)!

🌟Share your insights, expertise, and wisdom with College Track’s youth.

🌟Lend Streets for All a hand with anything from door-knocking to GIS mapping.

🌟Join FOLAR’s river-lution to restore our river’s habitat.

🌟Safe Place for Youth needs volunteers at its Access Center, A Bridge Home, and other sites in Venice and Inglewood!

🌟SoLa I Can is in need of volunteers on the ground and remote.

🌟Help Jazz Hands for Autism create pathways to employment for musicians on the autism spectrum.

🌟LAMusArt is seeking volunteers to support the organization as ushers and ticket takers at events and performances.

🌟9 Dots is seeking professionals of all backgrounds in CS and technology, or related fields, to visit classrooms or host field trips.

🌟Explore corporate volunteer opportunities with the Tiyya Foundation.

🌟Are you interested in mentoring, tutoring, or volunteering to be a dungeon master? Contact Uncommon Good.

🌟ETM-LA is searching for volunteers for events, accompanists, communications, professional development and more.

🌟No Limits is looking for passionate, dedicated, and enthusiastic individuals to fulfill a variety of volunteer opportunities.

🌟Volunteer opportunities with CRJW include: helping the day of the certain events, packing and organizing supplies for events, communicating with families, and more.

🌟Transform lives of formerly incarcerated adults with Flintridge Center.

🌟Para Los Niños welcomes volunteers from corporations, community groups, colleges and schools.

🌟Volunteer in SJLI’s network of gardens to create access to healthy, affordable fruits and vegetables to the local community.

🌟 Empower girls to skate as a mentor or volunteer with Concrete Queenz.

🌟Boys and Girls Club of Whittier seeks assistance with cooking turkeys, setting up for the dinner, and serving food for its members and staff.

🌟Union Station Homeless Services relies on volunteer groups to provide daily home-cooked meals to shelter residents and community members in need.

🌟Covenant House offers volunteer opportunities to help children, youth, and young families overcome homelessness.

🀎The Midnight Mission needs groups of volunteers  to help with meal services, giveaways and other special projects.

🀎 Hope the Mission is looking for individuals and groups of All ages, backgrounds, and faiths to come together to address homelessness and poverty in our community.

🀎If you’re looking to foster team building while giving back, Project Angel Food is ideal for student, community and corporate days of service.

Featuring images from: Get Lit - Words Ignite, DignityMoves, North East Trees, Flavors From Afar / Tiyya Foundation, and 9 Dots.

Did we miss an upcoming volunteer opportunity in Los Angeles? Email us at connect@la2050.org so we can add it to our list!

Previous November volunteer opportunities:

🀎 PATH LA’s Fall Food Drive | November 9th - 24th

Help PATH LA make sure that everyone in our community - housed and unhoused - can enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal!

🀎Meal Service & Meal Prep w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | November 9th - 30th

Help the HoFoCo Kitchen serve and prepare nightly meals for its community members.

🌟Heal the Bay New Volunteer Orientation | November 9th

Learn how to protect our environment, advocate for clean water, reduce plastic pollution, and take climate action!

🀎Pilgrim Place Fall Festival | November 10th - 11th

Volunteer your time to make this staple fall festival the best yet!

🀎Community Exchange w/ the Hollywood Food Coalition | November 10th - 30th

Help HoFoCo sort and organize food and hygiene items for its community members.

🀎12th Annual OCC Thanksgiving Shoebox Packing Party | November 11th

Assist the assembly of over 2000 shoebox gifts intended for disadvantaged children across the globe.

🀎Fountain Community Garden Volunteer Days | November 11th

Make East Hollywood bloom with greenery and community spirit!

🀎Volunteer Orientation for Long Beach Rescue Mission | November 11th

Volunteering is an opportunity for you to make a difference in your local community. With opportunities ranging from working in the kitchen to being a tutor for someone pursuing their education, LBRM looks forward to working with you!

🌟Defy West Coast Entrepreneurship Bootcamp Business Pitch Showcase & Graduation | November 13th

Volunteers have the opportunity to hear participants present their business pitches followed by Q&A and feedback sessions.
🀎Children’s Institute Thanksgiving Luncheon | November 14th - 15th

Help to serve CII staff a delicious Thanksgiving meal at the CII Watts Campus!

🌟Sports Lab Clinic w/ Rainbow Labs | November 15th

Rainbow Labs is looking for one day volunteers to assist with its Huntington Park event.

🀎 LA Youth at Work Program w/Unite-LA | November 15th

The LA Youth at Work program trains youth (16-24 years of age) to become work ready. The program needs volunteers at a WRC to serve as mock interviewers.

🀎Thankful Thanksgiving w/ Hope Through Housing Foundation | November 16th

Little Lake volunteers will be preparing for the event with supplies, engaging with seniors as they arrive, assist in craft and treat distribution, and tear down supplies as the event comes to a close.

🀎Thankful Thanksgiving w/ Hope Through Housing Foundation | November 17th

Oaks on Florence volunteers will be preparing for the event with supplies, engaging with seniors as they arrive, assist in craft and treat distribution, and tear down supplies as the event comes to a close.

🀎Children’s Institute Thanksgiving Luncheon | November 17th

Help to serve CII staff a delicious Thanksgiving meal at the CII Figueroa Campus!

🀎Thankful Thanksgiving w/ Hope Through Housing Foundation | November 17th

Hawthorne Terrace volunteers will be preparing for the event with supplies, engaging with seniors as they arrive, assist in craft and treat distribution, and tear down supplies as the event comes to a close.

🀎Serve Thanksgiving Dinner w/ LABGC | November 17th

The Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club is looking to fill volunteer roles that involve food prep, cooking, clean-up, and dinner setup.

🀎30th Annual Thanksgiving Run & Food Drive w/ CCLCF | November 17th - 23rd

Check out different opportunities ranging from stuffing swag bags to food distribution.

🌟Habitat Restoration Day w/ FOLAR | November 18th

Engage in a morning of habitat restoration at the Sepulveda Basin Wildlife Reserve!

🀎Thanksgiving Brunch w/ Act’s of Compassion, Inc | November 18th

Join Act’s of Compassion in spreading warmth and love this Thanksgiving season by volunteering to bake delicious treats for underprivileged families in underserved communities.

🌟Healing California Clinic | November 18th

This clinic is in need of professional volunteers that are licensed healthcare providers in the medical, dental, and vision fields and general volunteers.

🀎Drumstick Dash LA w/ Hope the Mission | November 19th

Hope the Mission is in need of set up/break down help, photographers, swag distributors and more.

🌟Healing California Clinic w/ Wealth by Health |  November 19th

This clinic is in need of professional volunteers that are licensed healthcare providers in the medical, dental, and vision fields and general volunteers.

🀎Thankful Thanksgiving w/ Hope Through Housing Foundation | November 20th

Alta Vista volunteers will be preparing for the event with supplies, engaging with seniors as they arrive, assist in craft and treat distribution, and tear down supplies as the event comes to a close.

🀎Serve Thanksgiving Dinner w/ LABGC | November 20th

The Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club is looking to fill volunteer roles that involve food prep, cooking, clean-up, and dinner setup.

🀎2023 Thanksgiving Of Service Homeless U.S Vets Feeding Tour | November 20th - 25th

Volunteers assisting Pasadena-Altadena Community Youth Association will bring food and smiles to serve our homeless U.S. Veterans.

🀎Thankful Thanksgiving w/ Hope Through Housing Foundation | November 21st

Promenade volunteers will be preparing for the event with supplies, engaging with seniors as they arrive, assist in craft and treat distribution, and tear down supplies as the event comes to a close.

🀎Big Sunday’s 12th Annual Thanksgiving Stuffing Event! | November 22nd

A memorable opportunity for families, friends and groups to get together, assemble bags, and make new friends.

🀎Serve Thanksgiving Dinner w/ LABGC | November 22nd

The Los Angeles Boys & Girls Club is looking to fill volunteer roles that involve food prep, cooking, clean-up, and dinner setup.

🀎Drumstick Dash LA w/ Hope the Mission | November 22nd - 23rd

Hope the Mission is in need of set up/break down help, photographers, swag distributors and more.

🀎Westside Thanksgiving Community Dinner & Celebration | November 22nd - 23rd

Be a leader! Take a few hours and join many others in creating a wonderful celebration.

🀎9th Annual Palisades Development Turkey Trot 2023 | November 23rd

Kick-off the holiday season in style and volunteer to assist on race day.

🀎Community Thanksgiving Day Meal w/ SERVE LA | November 23rd

Volunteers for this event will participate in various prep tasks, under the direction of the shift leads and head chef, to help get ready a Thanksgiving Meal for our community.

🀎Gobble Gobble Give DTLA | November 23rd

Gobble Gobble Give is dedicated to feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving. Get involved in your community and make a difference!

🀎Gobble Gobble Give Crenshaw | November 23rd

Gobble Gobble Give is dedicated to feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving. Get involved in your community and make a difference!

🀎Gobble Gobble Give Garden Grove | November 23rd

Gobble Gobble Give is dedicated to feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving. Get involved in your community and make a difference!

🀎Gobble Gobble Give Hollywood | November 23rd

Gobble Gobble Give is dedicated to feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving. Get involved in your community and make a difference!

🀎Gobble Gobble Give Santa Monica | November 23rd

Gobble Gobble Give is dedicated to feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving. Get involved in your community and make a difference!

🀎Christmas Tree Lot w/ Los Alamitos Youth Center, Inc. | November 25th - December 17th

Work involves helping set up trees, watering trees, keeping our tree lot clean, customer service and selling raffle tickets. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, and those under 16 years old must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.

🀎Thanksgiving Blessing Bags w/ One Incredible Family Inc. | November 26th

Volunteers will fill holiday-themed bags with various items, such as socks, granola bars, toothbrush, toothpaste, hand-sanitizer, and more!

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