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American Red Cross Youth
When you volunteer with the American Red Cross, you’re supporting one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world and making a positive impact on your peers and in your community. You can also maximize your talent, learn new skills, improve your resume, and meet new people – all while making a meaningful difference in the lives of others.
A More Balanced World
A More Balanced World supports promising, yet economically disadvantaged students, anywhere in the world, by providing them with the means to stay in school and realize their individual potentials.
We provide quality books to public school and community libraries where the majority of students live at or below the poverty line. Since 1999, with the help of volunteers, we’ve refurbished over 335 libraries and donated more than 2 million books. We also collaborate with partners to host fun, literacy experiences for families in communities throughout Los Angeles.
Allies for Every Child
Far too many children experience trauma during this critical first five years. Allies’ children are growing up in historically underserved communities in Los Angeles, largely defined by poverty, homelessness, substance dependence, community violence, neglect and abuse, stemming from generations of structural inequality. When these traumas are experienced during a child’s earliest years, they can sabotage their ability to form secure attachments— a fundamental building block of the developing brain that is foundational to a human being’s sense of worth, their ability to empathize, to regulate impulses and emotions, and to problem solve and learn.
This opportunity from an arm of Amnesty International allows students to help identify human rights violations that can become human rights projects using their computers, smart phones, and tablets. Students might find violations like tweets that are abusive to women or even locate vulnerable villages in war-torn regions like Darfur.
Baby 2 Baby
Baby2Baby provides children living in poverty with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.
Be My Eyes
This organization pairs student volunteers with blind and low-vision individuals to provide visual assistance through a video app. Students can help folks who have trouble seeing with daily tasks like checking expiration dates, distinguishing between different colors, and reading important instructions.
This organization provides an opportunity for students to help with their e-Buddies program, through which volunteers email with a buddy who has intellectual and/or developmental disabilities, at least once every two weeks. Volunteers are matched with buddies based on interest, games, and location. People in the same states are not matched. This is a great way for students to help those with different abilities feel included and make a new friend.
Here at Big Sunday we are, as always, working hard to provide help for those who need it; to provide opportunities to help for those who want to give it; and to engage, empower and connect those who want to make a difference.
Cedars Sinai High School
If you're interested in a career in healthcare, the experience of volunteering at a hospital is invaluable. As a high school student, the opportunity to interact with patients and healthcare staff is a rewarding way to learn firsthand how a large medical center operates. Note that during the summer break there is a more intensive 7-week program available.
Children's Hunger Fund
Children around the world are hungry and living in poverty. We deliver help and the hope of the gospel to a suffering world.
This opportunity with the National Archives allows students to help preserve and share public records detailing the story of the United States and its people. Volunteers transcribe, tag, and add comments to these public records to help make them more searchable and accessible.
This is an opportunity for student history buffs to volunteer for the Smithsonian Institute, which is the largest museum and research complex in the world. Students can virtually assist in transcribing papers of prominent Americans, historic documents, and records from the Smithsonian’s scientific collection to make them more accessible to not only researchers but also the public.
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This organization connects students who are willing to donate their coding skills to charities and community groups who need that type of support. Students also have the opportunity to build their skills and portfolios through this volunteer position.
Every day, FoLAR is hard at work connecting Angelenos of all ages and backgrounds to the LA River through hands-on and educational experiences which inspire students and adults alike to better understand, appreciate, and sustain our watershed.
Food On Foot
Food on Foot is a nonprofit dedicated to assisting our unhoused and low-income neighbors in Los Angeles with nutritious meals, clothing, and a fresh start through life-skills training, full-time employment, and permanent housing.
Foster Children's Resource Center
Foster Children’s Resource Center (“FCRC”) has been in operation since 1990. FCRC provides critically needed clothes, underwear, blankets, toiletries, backpacks, school supplies, books, and toys to foster children. Often these children are removed from their homes in the middle of the night with only the clothes on their back. Each child is given the supplies they desperately need along with care, attention, dignity and respect.
Volunteer support is essential to our organization and our 170 animals. The Gentle Barn is always looking for amazing volunteers to help us on Sundays when we are open to the public and throughout the week. Our volunteers provide extra care and attention to all of our animals, they introduce the animals to the public on Sundays by telling their stories, and offer additional help wherever needed. Volunteering at The Gentle Barn is truly a rewarding experience, one that you will soon not forget! We have many opportunities available, including Sunday Docents, Horse Groomers, Barnyard Buddies, Barn Hands, Office Support, and more!
As a social media ambassador for Girls Inc., students can help amplify the organization’s message by creating and sharing social media posts that teach girls how to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers. The goal of these posts is to add to a healthy, educated, and independent upbringing for girls. Even very busy students can spend 5 to 10 minutes a day working on this effort!"
Grass Roots Neighbors
Younger generations have always inspired the rest of us to better our world. That kind of idealism can be infectious, and when paired with tangible service, real change can occur. Our Youth Programs are the intersection of aspiration and action.
Habitat for Humanity
Thank you for wanting to invest in the future with Habitat Youth Programs. We aim to instill a love of volunteering from an early age by providing a variety of volunteer opportunities for those ages five to 40.
HeARTS of Maya
The mission of HeARTS of Maya (HOM) is to share Maya’s love of the arts by providing educational scholarships to youth in financial need who demonstrate a desire to pursue music, acting, and/ or dance.
Homeboy Industries is the largest gang rehabilitation and re-entry program in the world. For over 30 years, we have stood as a beacon of hope in Los Angeles to provide training and support to formerly gang-involved and previously incarcerated people, allowing them to redirect their lives and become contributing members of our community.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions in Ukraine. 100% of every dollar we receive at #Hope2Ukraine goes to fund supplies or the movement of them to the Ukrainian front!
The work of the ICRC is based on the Geneva Conventions of 1949, their Additional Protocols, its Statutes – and those of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement – and the resolutions of the International Conferences of the Red Cross and Red Crescent.
Inspire at Cedars Sinai
Inspiring New Scientists through Professional Internships and Research Experience (INSPIRE) is a summer program at Cedars-Sinai designed to introduce current students and recent graduates to research in a healthcare setting through hands-on training and virtual workshops.
With a database of over 50,000 active Angelenos who have volunteered within the past 5 years, each year L.A. Works recruits, mobilizes, and manages tens of thousands of new and returning volunteers in service to the Los Angeles community.
LA Neighbors for Neighbors is a collection of volunteer-led organizations which joined forces in August 2021 to launch the first Resource Center for people experiencing houselessness on the Westside. We host an event on the third Saturday of every month.
Learn To Be
When you help underserved kids do better in school, you can change the course of their lives. We think relationships really matter. That’s why at Learn To Be, you’ll work 1-on-1 with the same student each week, for as long as you need to be able to help them reach their goals.
Los Angeles Mission
Los Angeles Mission breaks the cycle of homelessness and poverty, by stabilizing people in a safe and spiritual environment, connecting them to solutions and walking with them on their journey.
Los Angeles Public Library
Some teen volunteers are Homework Assistants, some help with programs, some help straighten up the library or create bulletin boards or displays. In addition, teens 11 and up may also serve on the Teen Council. Each location has different needs. With the exception of Teen Council, teens must be 14 years old to volunteer at the library. In addition to their parent or guardian signing the Volunteer Teen Intake Form, teens must also have their parent or guardian sign a Teen Waiver Form. These forms will be made available by the Young Adult Librarian at the time of intake. Ask for the Young Adult Librarian at your library.
Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission has been offering a path to self-sufficiency to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness since 1914. As a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider serving the Los Angeles homeless community, we take an approach that fuses care and compassion with meaningful accountability, providing the structure and the resources that people experiencing homelessness need to truly improve their lives.
Welcome to Miry's List - a community of welcomers using crowdsourcing and social media to connect people like you, who want to help, with families who are resettling in the United States as refugees.
Newcomers Access Center
The Newcomers Access Center (NAC) helps refugee and immigrant families connect with appropriate services and resources in order to aid them to become self-sufficient and integrate meaningfully into the larger society. NAC finds organizations to work with newcomers to build integrated communities where all cultures are respected.
PATH is working to meet the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors by working on the front lines through street outreach, case management, and food support. Remote volunteer projects provide critical support to those most at risk and enables PATH to continuously provide services.
For 20 years, Peace4Kids has built a community where youth in foster care discover a shared cultural experience. The Peace4Kids vision of "community as family" provides consistency, stability, and trust. With participants ranging in age from 4 years old through adulthood,
Children ages 14 -15 may enter our Junior Volunteer Program. Without exception, no one under 14 is permitted to volunteer at POSC. Each Junior Volunteer must always be accompanied by a parent or guardian – the same parent or guardian who attended the orientation and training with the Junior Volunteer. Those who are 16 or 17 are still considered Junior Volunteers, but they only need their parent’s permission to volunteer. Parents do not need to volunteer with their 16 and 17 year olds.
Reading To Kids
Volunteers are the lifeblood of Reading to Kids. Whether they are engaged in organizational duties as Reading to Kids Taskforce committee members or office interns, in operational duties as a school's Site Operations Coordinator on the day of the reading clubs, or as readers and mentors to the hundreds of participating elementary school children, volunteers work together month after month to help provide children with a brighter future by encouraging them to become better readers.
At Soles4Souls, we turn unwanted shoes and clothing into opportunity by keeping them from going to waste and putting them to good use.
The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.
Helping our kids and communities navigate and celebrate their Asian American Pacific Islander heritage in schools and beyond.
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This is a fantastic opportunity for students in grades 9 through 12 to tutor other students online without the component of travel that tutoring often requires. TeensGive also focuses on helping students who are behind in school because of disadvantages like former gang membership, homelessness, or inequality.
The Gibbon Center
A non-profit center to promote the conservation, study and care of gibbons through public education and habitat preservation.
The Valley of Change
We at The Valley Of Change are ready to stand up for the BIPOC community until the USA has equality for all people. We can’t do it without your support. Your funds will go toward building our infrastructure, community cleanup and homeless outreach, continued political advocacy, and providing a safe environment for our protesters.
Each year, these centers serve over 30,000 children and are a resource for teachers to help enhance learning. Over 80 years after opening the first center, the Program remains unchanged. The Toy Loan mission of building a foundation of lifelong learning through sparking creativity and imagination continues.
Translators Without Borders
Students who are fluent in two or more languages can also volunteer for Translators Without Borders and translate texts for a variety of international organizations that focus on crisis relief, health, and education.
UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to save children's lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. And we never give up.
Urgent Action Fund for Women's Human Rights
UAF is committed to supporting women, trans, and nonbinary activists on the ground in and surrounding Ukraine by providing flexible funding and security support.
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