Ongoing Local Outreach Opportunities

Door of Hope

Assemble Furniture | Door of Hope’s four transitional shelters are currently undergoing an “Extreme Shelter Makeover.” We are recruiting skilled volunteers who can assemble furniture, such as credenzas, desks, and cabinets to help transform our sites into restorative homes.
When | Dates/times are flexible according to volunteers' schedules
Where | Serve in one of the four transitional shelters in and around the Pasadena area
Additional Details | When you sign up, you will be emailed the current totals (# of adults, teens, and children). When you email Alli Burnison, please indicate whether you would like to drop off a meal, or if you would like to sit and eat with families.
How to Sign Up | Send an email to Alli Burnison, Door of Hope Volunteer Coordinator, alli@doorofhope.us or call 626-304-9130 ext. 113.

Meal Donors | DOH is inviting LCPC to partner with families facing homelessness through volunteering as meal donors! Volunteers provide and drop off dinners at one or both locations in Pasadena. Volunteers may pick a recurring day, cover one or both locations--the need is a flexible opportunity. Depending on location, volunteers are providing a meal for 7 to 12 adults. People can volunteer individually, as a group (family, LifeGroup, etc.)
When | Ongoing need Monday-Thursday evenings with delivery between 5:30-5:45 PM.
Where | Pasadena locations (669 N. Los Robles and the second location a few blocks from there)
Additional Details | When you sign up, you will be emailed the current totals (# of adults, teens, and children). When you email Alli Burnison, please indicate whether you would like to drop off a meal, or if you would like to sit and eat with families.
How to Sign Up | Send an email to Alli Burnison, Door of Hope Volunteer Coordinator, alli@doorofhope.us or call 626-304-9130 ext. 113.

Translation Services (Spanish currently) | DOH is looking for someone bilingual in Spanish and English (adult or college-age) to help translate during case management and therapy sessions. The volunteer must agree to a background check and any in-person appearances will require proof of vaccination and masks.
When | Ongoing usually Monday - Thursday evenings between 5 PM - 8 PM. Some daytime services are needed as well
Where | All 4 locations - some addresses are undisclosed until the approval process happens. Can be in person or virtual.
How to sign up | Send an email to Alli Burnison at volunteer@doorofhope.us.

Childcare | At Door of Hope, there are many needs for on-site childcare. DOH is currently seeking volunteers who can provide childcare in the evenings while parents are attending the life skills courses. (Must be 16 years or older may volunteer.)
When | The parenting course launches the week of March 21 and continues once weekly for the next six weeks either Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 7-9 PM.
Where | DOH Homes in Pasadena
Additional Details | It is not necessary that volunteers commit 1x/week for 6 weeks, although it is preferred to have as much consistency as possible, as this helps the volunteer build trust and relationships with the kids.
How to Sign Up | Send an email to volunteer@doorofhope.us or contact Alli Burnison (626) 304-9130 ext. 113.

Elizabeth House

Meals for Elizabeth House Residents | Volunteers can help provide dinner to the residents of Elizabeth House. You can sign up to serve one meal or make an ongoing commitment. Volunteers can serve as individuals or volunteer as a group (family, LifeGroup, etc).
When | Any evening, Monday-Thursday at 5 PM
Where | Elizabeth House, 760 Santa Barbara St. in Pasadena
Additional Details | Masks must be worn inside at all times, and volunteers must have their temperature taken when they arrive. (Staff and residents are tested weekly for COVID).
How to Sign Up | Email Terry Bright, terryb@elizabethhouse.net to get involved.

Attend a Baby Shower for an EH ResidentVolunteers can attend and provide refreshments for a baby shower for an Elizabeth House resident (s).
When | Dates TBD as needed, usually held quarterly on a weeknight.
Where | Elizabeth House, 760 Santa Barbara St. in Pasadena
Additional Details | Masks must be worn inside at all times, and volunteers must have their temperature taken when they arrive. (Staff and residents are tested weekly for COVID)
How to Sign Up | Email Jan Assink, janassink@sbcglobal.net to get involved.

Hope Gardens

Hope Gardens Meal Serve | Volunteers can help serve meals to the residents and families of Hope Garden. You can sign up to serve one meal or make an ongoing commitment. Volunteers can serve as individuals or volunteer as a group (family, LifeGroup, etc). Volunteers must be 13 and older. (Under 16 years old is required to have a parent present.)
When | 3 shifts are available every day, 7 days a week
Where | Hope Gardens Family Center, 12249 Lopez Canyon Rd. in Sylmar  91342
Additional Details | Masks are optional and encouraged
How to Sign Up | URM Volunteer Portalwww.urm.org ) or email volunteer@urm.org

Hope Gardens Childcare (Peeps) | Volunteers are needed to help provide childcare for infants and toddlers. This greatly helps the moms as they work on their education or work. Volunteers must be 18 and older. A background check is required.
When | Monday - Thursday 8-4:30PM 
Where | Hope Gardens Family Center, 12249 Lopez Canyon Rd. in Sylmar  91342
Additional Details | Masks are optional and encouraged. A background check is required.
How to Sign Up | URM Volunteer Portalwww.urm.org ) or email volunteer@urm.org

Hope Gardens Tutoring | Volunteers are needed to tutor the kids who live at Hope Gardens and help them succeed in school. Volunteers must be 18 and older. A background check is required.
When | Monday - Thursday 3-7PM 
Where | Hope Gardens Family Center, 12249 Lopez Canyon Rd. in Sylmar  91342
Additional Details | Masks are optional and encouraged. A background check is required.
How to Sign Up | URM Volunteer Portalwww.urm.org ) or email volunteer@urm.org

Hoving Home

Meals for Hoving Home | Volunteers to provide a meal to the residents and families of Hoving Home and joining them for fellowship. You can sign up to serve one meal or make an ongoing commitment. Volunteers can serve as individuals or volunteer as a group (family, LifeGroup, etc).
When | Monday-Friday dinner is at 5pm and you are welcome to fellowship until 6:15pm. If you wish to utilize our kitchen and cook onsite, you may arrive at 3-3:30pm to prepare the meal.
Where | Hoving Home, 127 S. El Molino Ave. in Pasadena 91101
Additional Details | Children must be accompanied by an adult.
How to Sign Up | Call (626)405-0950 and ask for Traci Jackson or email tjackson@hovinghome.org

Stars

After School Homework Volunteer (tutoring K-12 students) | Stars is looking for volunteers to come and serve their community by tutoring their students. Tutoring for students K-12 is available. Proof of vaccination is required for all our in-person volunteers. Stars also has virtual opportunities to tutor. Starting age for volunteers is 14+. It is possible for teens & families to volunteer together for the K-3 program.
When | Tuesday - Thursday,  45min. - 1hr., (days and times vary per program)
Where | In-person (proof of vaccination required). Locations vary within Pasadena, CA.
How to sign up | Please complete our Stars General Volunteer Application to get started! Please reach out to Miriam Tellez, Stars Volunteer Coordinator, for more information!

After School Enrichment Leader Stars is looking for leaders to facilitate specific skill(s) workshops for K-12 students. Starting age for volunteers is 14+. Experience on the topic/skill you will be teaching is required. Enrichment topics Stars students are interested in include the following: cooking, art, music, sports, auto mechanics, sewing clothes, astronomy, financial literacy, and mental wellness. Stars is open to skills beyond this list! Proof of vaccination is required for all in-person volunteers. Stars has virtual opportunities as well.
When | Tuesday - Thursday, 1:45hr, (days and times vary per program)
Where | Hybrid - virtual (zoom) & in-person (proof of vaccination required). Locations vary within Pasadena, CA.
How to sign up | Please complete our Stars General Volunteer Application to get started! Please reach out to Miriam Tellez, Stars Volunteer Coordinator, for more information!

After School High School Group Mentoring | Stars is looking for leaders to hang out and mentor groups of high school students. Ideal Group Mentors are adults that care about youth, enjoy building relationships, and are comfortable facilitating conversations. Proof of vaccinations is required for all our in-person volunteers. Stars has virtual opportunities as well. 
When |
 Tuesday @ 7 PM-8:30 PM
Where | In-person at Montrose Church (proof of vaccination required).
How to sign up | Please complete our Stars General Volunteer Application to get started!
Additional Details | Please reach out to Miriam Tellez, Stars Volunteer Coordinator, for more information!

Student Mentor for 5th-12th Graders | Stars is looking for leaders to hang out and mentor students in one-on-one settings. The schedule is tailored to the mentor/mentee's schedules. An ideal mentor is an adult that cares about youth, enjoys building relationships, and is flexible. Virtual or in-person opportunities are available, all in-person volunteers must show proof of vaccination.
When | Tailored to the Mentee and Mentors schedule.
Where | Hybrid - virtual (zoom) & in-person (proof of vaccination required).
How to sign up | Please complete our Stars General Volunteer Application to get started!
Additional Details | Please reach out to Miriam Tellez, Stars Volunteer Coordinator, for more information!

Stars "To Go" Food Distribution Center | Stars is looking for volunteers to prepare food packages for Stars families. Starting age for volunteering is 14+ (an exception when younger kids, if they volunteer with a chaperone). It is possible for teens & families to volunteer together! STars would love to have a dish that is particular to your culture/family. More parameters will be communicated once the volunteer is onboarded. Proof of vaccination is required for all our in-person volunteers.
When |  Tuesday-Thursday, 2 hours between 9 AM - 12 PM
Where | Villa 500, In Person Only
How to sign up | Please complete our Stars General Volunteer Application to get started!
Additional Details | Please reach out to Miriam Tellez, Stars Volunteer Coordinator, for more information!

Stars Snack/Meal Prep | Stars is looking for volunteers to prepare snacks and meals to nourish K-12 students at the afterschool program. Starting age for volunteering si 14+ (an exception when younger kids, if they volunteer with a chaperone). It is possible for teens & families to volunteer together! Stars would love to have a dish that is particular to your culture/family. More parameters will be communicated once the volunteer is onboarded. Proof of vaccination is required for all our in-person volunteers.
When | Tuesday-Thursday, 2 hours, dropped off between 3 PM - 5 PM at destination
Where | Villa 500
How to Sign Up | Please complete our Stars General Volunteer Application to get started! Reach out to Miriam Tellez, Stars Volunteer Coordinator, for more information.

Oasis of Hollywood

Stars Snack/Meal Prep | Join us as we serve hot meals to 40 hungry teenagers every Friday night! Your home-cooked meal will bless under-served, marginalized teenagers living in Hollywood. You can use the Oasis kitchen or your own!
When | Every Friday night from 7 PM - 8 PM
Where | 4150 Monroe St. Los Angeles, CA 90029
How to Sign Up | Direct any questions and sign up to serve by contacting Kadee Rosales at kadee@oasisofhollywood.org.

Union Station Homeless Services

Kitchen Service Shifts at our Adult Center | Join us and volunteer in our kitchen by assisting our staff with preparing, cooking, serving, and cleaning up. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to volunteer with a chaperone and 16 years old to volunteer without one.
When | Monday through Sunday, 7:00am - 9:30am and 10:30am - 1:30pm
Where | Adult Center, 412 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena
Additional Details | All volunteers must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and acknowledge our COVID liability waiver.
How to Sign Up | Sign up for our online orientation on our website (unionstationhs.org)

Adopt-a-Meal | Provide a home cooked meal for our residents! As a part of our Adopt-a-Meal program, volunteers have the opportunity to plan a menu of their choice, shop for the ingredients, cook the meal, and serve to our residents. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to volunteer with a chaperone and 16 years old to volunteer without one.
When | Everyday
Where | Adult Center, 412 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena or Family Center, 825 E. Orange Grove Blvd. in Pasadena.
Additional Details | All volunteers must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and acknowledge our COVID liability waiver.
How to Sign Up | Sign up for our online orientation on our website (unionstationhs.org)

Young Life Capernaum

Club Meal | Join us reaching out to kids with disabilities right in our local community by providing and serving dinner to kids and leaders at club.
When | Select Friday nights, Volunteers arrive at 5:15pm and serve until 6:45/7:30p as available
Where | Fellowship Hall at LCPC
How to Sign Up | Contact Amy Nielsen, 818-216-8682, amy.younglife@gmail.com