Ongoing Local Outreach Opportunities

DOOR OF HOPE

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 | 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, 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 provide dinner one evening for the residents of Elizabeth House. Volunteers can do this either as individuals or as a group (family, LifeGroup, etc). This can be done one time, or on an ongoing basis.
When | Evenings, Monday-Thursday
Where | Elizabeth House, 760 Santa Barbara St. in Pasadena
Additional Details | Please connect with our Program Administrator, Kali Ratzlaff to schedule a day and discuss details. If you would like to stay and eat with the women, make sure to let Kali know.
How to Sign Up | Email Kali Ratzlaff, kalir@elizabethhouse.net

Attend a Baby Shower for an EH Resident | Volunteers 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 | Generally we ask gifts are covered by the group providing the shower, as well as light food and decorations.
How to Sign Up | Email Kristen Mickelson, kristenm@elizabethhouse.net to get involved.

Volunteer on an Ongoing Basis There are MANY different ways to plug in and engage with Elizabeth House. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Manager, Gabriella Rosco, volunteer@elizabethhouse.net or fill out an application here.

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 14 and older. (Under 16 years old is required to have a parent present.)
When | Everyday – Breakfast (6-9am), Lunch (10:30am-2pm), Dinner (3:30-7pm)
Where | Hope Gardens Family Center, 12249 Lopez Canyon Rd. in Sylmar  91342
How to Sign Up | breakfast: Private Registration Code: 244Ngi; lunch: Private Registration Code: jp84rB; dinner: Private Registration Code: KyCJrC

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, partial shifts are welcome 
Where | Hope Gardens Family Center, 12249 Lopez Canyon Rd. in Sylmar  91342
Additional Details | A background check is required.
How to Sign Up | URM Volunteer Portal ( Private Registration Code: 557PKX ) 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 |  A background check is required.
How to Sign Up | 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 Eneida Borrego (626) 405-0950 or email at eborrego@hovinghome.org

Tutoring/Facilitating at Hoving Home | Volunteers who can tutor/teach/facilitate the following classes and curriculum would help greatly enrich and encourage the ladies at Hoving Home.
The classes offered include: Bible-based curriculum, Bible study, Domestic Violence classes, Career & Résumé building classes, Computer and Microsoft Office classes, GED/HiSET prep tutoring.
Volunteers who can provide Specialty or Master Classes would also be a blessing.
Possible classes include: public speaking, painting, music, gardening, health & nutrition, time management, photography, sewing, knitting, theatre, creative writing, etc.
Where | Hoving Home, 127 S. El Molino Ave. in Pasadena 91101
How to Sign Up | Call Shannon Soper (626) 405-0950 or email at ssoper@hovinghome.org

Administrative or Facility Support at Hoving Home | Volunteers who can provide administrative and clerical assistance are needed at Hoving Home, particularly those who can assist in sorting and tracking donations. Additionally, volunteers who can drive ladies to/from doctors’ appointments on Tuesdays – Thursdays would be a blessing
When | Tuesdays – Thursdays, flexible times.
Where | Hoving Home, 127 S. El Molino Ave. in Pasadena 91101
How to Sign Up | Call Shannon Soper (626) 405-0950 or email at ssoper@hovinghome.org
Additional Details | Drivers will need to complete a background check and have proper license, registration, and insurance.

MONTE VISTA GROVE HOMES

Send a Note! | Write a letter, draw a picture, or send a sweet card to a resident in assisted living. MVGH will make sure that it reaches an assisted living resident who could use a smile. Thank you!
When | Anytime!
Where | Monte Vista Grove Homes -- Attn: Philanthropy Department (2889 San Pasqual Street, Pasadena, CA, 91107)

OASIS OF HOLLYWOOD

Kidz Klub | Join us at our Kidz Klub Outreach Program! At-risk, under-served children living in the inner-city of East Hollywood come to Kidz Klub to learn all about Jesus and how to live for Him through fun games, exciting lessons, and more. All children receive a free hot meal, free transportation, free groceries, and free clothes. Join us to help with worship, games, serving food, lesson teachings, and more! The opportunities is available for adults who pass a background check and families who are looking for opportunities to serve together.
When | Every Wednesday, from 2:30PM-5:00PM
Where | 4150 Monroe St. LA, CA. 90026. Free parking available!
How to Sign Up | Email our Kidz Klub Director, Sidney, at sidney@oasisofhollywood.org. Or call our office at 323.469.3027.

Oasis Youth | Students from all over Hollywood/LA to hang out with their friends, play sports, video games, listen to music, and enjoy a free, hot meal in a safe, inspiring, faith-filled environment. Join us to help cook & serve food, or just come to be a positive influence in a young person’s life! Adult volunteers will need to pass a background check.
When | Every Friday from 7PM-10PM.
Where | 4150 Monroe St. LA, CA. 90026. Free parking available!
How to sign up | Email Kadee Rosales at kadee@oasisofhollywood.org. Or call our office at 323.469.3027.

Oasis Encounter | Oasis Youth students to come worship & share in small groups. Adults who pass a background check or teenagers wanting to serve are invited! We are specifically looking for people who can help with worship (piano, drums, guitar, singing, etc.)
When | Encounter is every Tuesday from 6PM-8PM.
Where | 4150 Monroe St. LA, CA. 90026. Free parking available!
How to sign up | Email Kadee Rosales at kadee@oasisofhollywood.org. Or call our office at 323.469.3027.

STARS

After School High School Group Mentoring Stars is looking for an adult who cares about youth, enjoys building relationships, and is comfortable facilitating conversations.
When | Tuesdays, 7-8:30pm
Where | Montrose Church (2409 Florencita Dr W, Montrose, CA 91020)
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.

After School Homework Volunteer (tutoring: K3, 45, MS, HS) | Stars is looking for volunteers to come and serve the community by tutoring & building relationships with their students. Starting age for volunteers is 14+. Teens & families can volunteer together for the K-3 program.
When | Tuesday – Thursday; 45min – 1hr
Where |  In-person, locations vary in Pasadena.
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 with the topic/skill you will be teaching is required. Enrichments Stars students are interested in the following: cooking, art, music, sports, auto mechanics, sewing clothes, astronomy, financial literacy, and mental wellness. Stars is open to skills beyond this list!
When | Tuesday - Thursday, 45min – 1hr, (days and times vary per program)
Where | In-person, locations vary in Pasadena.
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!

Stars 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).  Teens & families can volunteer together! Proof of vaccination is required for all our in-person volunteers.
When | Tuesday, 2 hours between 9:30-11:30 AM OR  11:30-1:30 PM
Where | Villa 500, In Person Only
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!

UNION STATION HOMELESS SERVICES

Sack Lunch Program | Looking for a flexible volunteer opportunity for your family or friends or Life Group? USHS needs volunteer groups to provide sack lunches for the shelter residents and community members in need.
When | Monday through Sunday from 8:30am – 2:30pm
Where | Adult Center, 412 S. Raymond Ave. in Pasadena
How to Sign Up | Please email us first at volunteer@unionstationhs.org to schedule a drop off date.

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