Helping Students Thrive


Young Life Capernaum, Stars, Harambee, and Door of Hope

Several local ministry partners work with students who are overcoming the interruption and devastating impact of the pandemic on their academics, as well as on their mental, spiritual, emotional, and social health. Volunteers, like you, can support these ministries by providing tutoring, snacks & meals, childcare, and/or mentoring.

See below how you can Help Students Thrive!

Young Life Capernaum

Contact: Amy Nielsen;  818-216-8682

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Contact: Miriam Tellez            626-449-4960

Volunteer Requirements:

  • 14+ years old

  • Fully vaccinated (no booster necessary)

  • Complete onboarding process – application, informal interview, background check, etc.

  • Have a heart for youth

  • May vary by role




Contact: Courtney Linsey              626-798-7431

BEE Program – Volunteer to provide Zoom tutoring 1-on-1

Power Hour – Tutor a group of whoever shows up

Times for both of these programs can be negotiated to some extent around your availability.

Snacks for After the Bell – 3-6pm at McKinley K-8 School



Door of Hope

Contact: Alli Burnison      626-356-3667

Currently, there are 75 kids in Door of Hope shelters.

Childcare is the biggest need, especially from 7-8pm on weekdays while the parents are in life-skills classes.

Birthday Angel Program – volunteers are paired with a birthday boy/girl

The volunteer provides a gift ($50 or less) which the family then gives to the child (Door of Hope also helps provide a birthday cake).

Christmas Festival (December 10th) – volunteers are needed to host a booth (i.e. hot cocoa bar, cookie decorating, crafts, games, etc.). This event is entirely volunteer-led and is a great opportunity to meet and engage with the families and children who live at Door of Hope.