Featured Volunteer Opportunities in LA

Mattel and the Mattel Children’s Foundation partner with organizations to make a direct impact on children in need, from urban settings to the most remote corners of the world.

Here in Los Angeles, Mattel has partnered with L.A. Works to identify fun and rewarding volunteer opportunities for Mattel employees. These opportunities are with amazing organizations that build and deliver strong programs to reach children in a direct  way—from addressing the unique needs of children with intellectual disabilities, to creating play experiences for children facing life-threatening illnesses.

March 2: Share your favorite Dr. Seuss book
Read Across America Day is a nationwide reading celebration that takes place annually on March 2—Dr. Seuss’s birthday.  LA's BEST is hosting volunteers in 193 elementary schools to read to 15-20 kids in kindergarten to second grade. After reading to the children, the volunteers are invited to participate in the fun-filled activities that honor the legacy of Dr. Seuss. LEARN MORE
Become a Special Olympics Young Athlete Coach
Assist a Special Olympic Head Coach and Program Coordinator with lessons and activities that develop motor skills and hand-eye coordination for children ages 2 to 7.  As a volunteer Young Athlete Coach, you will help create and maintain a positive and fun environment for participants.​ LEARN MORE
Open up a child’s world through reading
Read to a Child and the two of you can go anywhere! Outer space. Underwater caves. The corner store. And, research proves that reading aloud with children, you’re improving their future. One story at a time. Getting involved is easy— just once a week over your lunch-hour at a nearby school. LEARN MORE
Join our leadership crew
Become an L.A. Works leader for your Mattel colleagues and make a deeper connection to an issue or project, learn valuable skills in management and planning, and take an inside look into nonprofit the sector. What makes L.A. Works' volunteer programming unique is that we train volunteers to create, coordinate and lead original, ongoing volunteer projects with our nonprofit partners. LEARN MORE
Children and Youth Environment
Adult Education Hunger and Homelessness
Music + Arts Animals
Great for Groups