By participating in the whole of community life, in both action and civic dialogue, volunteers have the power to magnify their local and global impact. L.A. Works encourages all of our volunteers to build upon their service experience through education, conversation, and advocacy. MORE

We are also pleased to share the following information and resources to assist you in navigating the Los Angeles nonprofit community. The following sites offer helpful information and services to individuals and families in LA.

The Tarjan Center Service Inclusion Project strives to make service and volunteerism equally accessible to people with and without disabilities. Whether you are an individual with a disability seeking to serve, a volunteer program hoping to engage more volunteers with disabilities, or simply an ally of service inclusion, this is a wonderful resource.

211 L.A. County is dedicated to providing an easy-to-use, caring, professional source of guidance, advocacy, and 24 hours 7 days per week access to a comprehensive range of human services to the people of Los Angeles County.

Healthy City is California's information and action resource for service referrals and social change. You can search for community services, research and share community data, and consult our team for strategic advice.

Mapping L.A. is the Los Angeles Times’ resource for neighborhoods, demographics and schools in Los Angeles County.

We Connect is a national program created by Maria Shriver that connects families to information about programs and services that can help them get ahead.

We Prepare educates Californians about the need to prepare for disasters that may strike our state. Whether they are natural – floods, fires and earthquakes – or man-made disasters, we all must have a disaster plan that includes our family, friends and neighbors.

American Red Cross Preparedness Education provides neighborhood groups, community agencies and businesses with disaster preparedness presentations, materials and workshops.

Volunteering in America provides volunteering trends, statistics, tools, resources, and information for the nation, U.S. regions, states, and major cities. See also how states and cities rank on different factors related to volunteering.