Hunger Relief

The "Safer at Home" order allows food banks to operate so your hungry and homebound neighbors can get what they need.  These food banks desperately need your volunteer help to sort donations, package food kits, or deliver meals.  All banks have incorporated thorough distancing and hygiene procedures.

L.A. Works is also partnering with the Red Cross to promote their volunteer opportunities across LA. The Red Cross is working in coordination with a whole community effort led by LA County Unified School District to conduct distribution of emergency supplies (feeding) at fixed points of distribution in support of populations affected by school closures.

If you would like to volunteer with the Red Cross click here to sign up for their opportunities. They also need blood donations please use this link to get access to a donation center near you.

PLEASE DO NOT VOLUNTEER FOR IN-PERSON HUNGER RELIEF IF:

  • You feel sick or have been near anyone who appears sick.
  • You are at high risk for serious illness.

If you are a nonprofit who'd like to add your opportunities to this page, please email info@laworks.com.

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SOVA Food Pantry in Van Nuys

Quick Overview: Volunteers prepare groceries to clients in need that will either be picked up by them or delivered to their homes. Mission: Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles is a multi-service agency whose goals are to strengthen and preserve individual, family and community life by providing a wide range of needed human services to people in the community at every stage of the life cycle, especially those who are poor and disadvantaged. Impact: We rely heavily on volunteers at SOVA in order to meet the increased demand of food insecurity in the community at this time for seniors, those experiencing homelessness and families. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: At SOVA in Van Nuys, volunteer shifts are Sunday – Thursday mornings. Mondays -Thursdays are the biggest need. Volunteers assist with a variety of tasks such as: packing food bags, restocking and passing out food to clients. ** Ideally, we prefer if volunteers could select a day they can consistently volunteer for the entire month (longer if possible). (For example every Tuesday morning for the next month.) This consistency is most helpful to the staff and program, if possible. Requirements: Must be at least 16 years old and stay for the entire duration. Those under 18 must have the permission of a parent or guardian. For safety, your temperature will be taken upon arrival. A mask and gloves must be worn during your shift and can be provided. Covid-19 Precautions: There is a sign-in system for all staff and volunteers to use as they enter the facility. The purpose of this is to help to improve the safety of all JFS sites. Instructions on what to do will be posted at SOVA and the staff on site will help you if needed. Temperature will be taken upon arrival, masks and gloves will be worn by staff and volunteers (and can be provided on-site) and social distancing will be practiced by all in the warehouse. For clients picking up food in their car, groceries will be placed in the trunk by the volunteer. LA County guidelines for individuals traveling outside of California is that they quarantine upon returning to LA County. Keeping in line with these guidelines, any volunteers who travel outside of California will not be allowed to return to any of our sites until 14 days after their return date. Additional Details: Monday - Thursday shifts run from 8:30am–1:30pm and on Sunday from 8:30 am-12:30 pm. Volunteers must stay for the entire duration. ***Please note that we are unable to fulfill court ordered community service or court mandated hours. This includes any volunteer hours that need to be completed related to the legal system.******* All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

1/24/21 8:30 AM + more

Pack Groceries for Food Pantry - North Hollywood

Quick Overview: Help us pack dry goods, produce, frozen meat and hygiene products in grocery bags for our APLA Health clients. Impact: APLA Health’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) started as a food voucher program in 1986 and has since become the nation’s largest network of food pantries for people with HIV/AIDS. It is currently operating out of eight locations throughout Los Angeles County. Clients of NOLP receive pre-bagged groceries that include fresh dairy, frozen meats, fresh produce, and an assortment of canned and dry goods, as well as hygiene items and cleaning supplies. NOLP clients also receive bilingual, one-on-one nutritional counseling and nutrition classes. NOLP provides groceries to over 1,700 clients who live on a limited income. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Help us pack dry goods, produce, frozen meat and hygiene products in grocery bags for our APLA Health clients. Additional Details We are looking for volunteers to come to our NORTH HOLLYWOOD FOOD BANK to help us pre-bag at our food warehouse. We need four Volunteers per shift - 9:30am - 1:00pm / 1:00pm - 5:00pm Dress Code: This is a warehouse environment. Close toed shoes are REQUIRED. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended. Please NO tank tops or shorts. Covid-19 Requirements: The health and safety of everyone who attends our volunteer events is our top priority. Please know that we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we are taking necessary precautions. PLEASE DO NOT VOLUNTEER IF: You feel sick or have been near anyone who appears sick. You are at high risk for serious illness. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, APLA Staff will: Take your temperature before the day begins to ensure you do not have a fever. Implement social distancing measures. Staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Provide hand sanitizer for use. Provide gloves to all volunteers. Provide face masks to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and avoid shaking hands. Thank you for your support. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

1/20/21 1:00 PM + more

Altadena Farmers' Market No-Contact Market

Quick Overview: Volunteers are needed to help with our no-contact distribution of food to our customers and low-income senior free box recipients. Mission or Broader Program Description: Our goal is to make healthy food accessible in the food desert of West Altadena. Impact: Many of our customers are immune-compromised and don't feel comfortable shopping in conventional grocery stores. Our market offers a safe alternative for purchasing fresh produce. Additionally, we offer 30 free produce boxes weekly to low-income seniors and EBT recipients who can't use their CalFresh cards at the market. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Our volunteers assist with the following: Setting up tents and tables for the market Alphabetizing customer order sheets Filling customer orders Delivery orders to customers' trunks for no-contact distribution Breaking down tents and tables Requirements: This opportunity is for volunteers 18 years old or older. We work outdoors, under canopies, all day. Additional Details: The Market provides water, lunch and scheduled breaks for all volunteers who are with us over four hours. Accessibility: Wheelchair ramps are available for volunteers. Covid-19 Precautions: Social Distancing: · All vendors separated by 12 feet · No customer shopping – the current option is pickup only. Items have been prepaid. · No-contact deliveries allowed · Pickups are dropped in customers’ trunks. Customers do not leave their cars. · Employees are assigned to specific vendors, and remain over 6 feet from each other. · No musicians or other entertainment · No food preparation on site · No handling of cash or market scrips Sanitizing: · Hand washing station (will purchase a new one if we can't access the shed) · Public restroom with hand washing sinks · Available sanitizing wipes, hand sanitizer, Lysol spray and gloves · Frequent sanitizing of surfaces. · Staff reminded to change their gloves and wash hands frequently · Signs posted regarding State and County protocols All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Altadena, CA

1/20/21 9:00 AM + more

Food Distribution Pantry - David Geffen Center, Los Angeles (Mid-Wilshire Area)

Quick Overview: Help us distribute grocery bags to our APLA Health clients. Impact: APLA Health’s Vance North Necessities of Life Program (NOLP) started as a food voucher program in 1986 and has since become the nation’s largest network of food pantries for people with HIV/AIDS. It is currently operating out of eight locations throughout Los Angeles County. Clients of NOLP receive pre-bagged groceries that include fresh dairy, frozen meats, fresh produce, and an assortment of canned and dry goods, as well as hygiene items and cleaning supplies. NOLP clients also receive bilingual, one-on-one nutritional counseling and nutrition classes. NOLP provides groceries to over 1,700 clients who live on a limited income. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: We welcome volunteers to help us load grocery bags with fresh produce, frozen meats, dry goods or hygiene items and distribute to our APLA Health clients. Additional Details: We are always looking for volunteers to dedicate time at or food pantry, NOLP. The Food Pantry is open on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. at the David Geffen Center located at 611 S. Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005. We welcome a half day or full day of service! *Dress Code* - Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. No tank tops or tight clothing. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Covid-19 Requirements: The health and safety of everyone who attends our volunteer events is our top priority. Please know that we continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we are taking necessary precautions. PLEASE DO NOT VOLUNTEER IF: You feel sick or have been near anyone who appears sick. You are at high risk for serious illness. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, APLA Staff will: Take your temperature before the day begins to ensure you do not have a fever. Implement social distancing measures. Staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Provide hand sanitizer for use. Provide gloves to all volunteers. Provide face masks to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and avoid shaking hands. Thank you for your support. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

1/20/21 9:00 AM + more

Food Distribution Volunteers

Quick Overview: Every Tuesday and Wednesday 9a.m.-12p.m. We need volunteers from to help load shopping carts and vehicles with groceries during our public food distributions. Impact: Heart of Compassion is dedicated to being a lighthouse of hope and help for Montebello and our local communities. We rely on our valuable volunteers to help us achieve our mission of Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. We currently provide loads of groceries for more than 400 families weekly at our public food distributions. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers are responsible for gently handling food products, such as bagged fruits and vegetables, as they load them into shopping carts and/or vehicles during our public food distributions. Volunteers must follow safety directions. Volunteers are responsible for following their team leader's directions and having a good attitude. Volunteers must also be flexible if asked to work in a different area. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 13 years old to help with our public food distributions. Volunteers must wear a safety vest (provided if needed), wear closed-toed shoes, wear modest clothing, wear a mask and gloves (gloves are provided if needed), allow staff to check their temperature upon arrival, check in and out with the office every day they volunteer, be willing to stand/walk for long periods of time, and let the office know if they cannot attend their scheduled shift. Volunteers may need to lift/load heavy boxes. Accessibility: Let us know if you need accomodations in order to volunteer with us. If you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 323-727-7997. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Montebello, CA

1/20/21 9:00 AM + more

⚙︎ Prep Grocery Pickup for Low Income Families with LA Mas

WHAT: Help prepare LA Mas' Northeast LA Mercadito program and assist families as they pick up fresh produce. ABOUT L.A. MAS: LA Mas is committed to building initiatives that promote neighborhood resilience and elevate the agency of working-class communities of color. Their newly-launched Northeast LA Mercadito program sees 100 families being provided fresh and free produce items weekly. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: As part of the Northeast LA Mercadito Program, you will help set up the weekly food pickup, sort through produce to ensure families recieve quality food supplies, and assist families as they come to pickup food. You will also help with cleanup and/or teardown after the program ends. SHIFT-SPECIFIC VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: 12-3 Shift: Help set up program/different food packages for families at beginning of shift 3-5 Shift: Help tear down market at end of program IMPACT: With volunteers’ help, community members are able to keep coming back to a reliable food source should it not be available in their home. Many community members that arrive to LA Mercadito are regulars and rely on the produce they provide to feed their families. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must wear the following or they cannot participate: Face Mask or Face Shield Closed-toe shoes Additional Requirements: Must be at least 16 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. No cameras - pictures are prohibited Must provide at least 48 hours of notice if you must cancel. We often have a waitlist--no-showing leaves us short-handed and isn't fair to our waitlist. SPECIAL NOTES: Please park on these side streets: Gail, Blimp, Rich, or Pirtle. Please leave parking on Blake available for community/program participants. Do not park in front of driveways. Most Mercadito-served families are Spanish-speaking only, so please kindly ask others for help if you are assisting and do not speak Spanish. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the time/date you want below and click the Sign Up button! *This project is managed by L.A. Works for L.A. Mas and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am signing up Activities that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with a third party Agency or Organization, and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction over the site where these Activities take place. The site of these Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

2/5/21 12:00 PM + more

Volunteer with our Food Pantry Program

Quick Overview: Bagging canned and nonperishable food items, Bagging Produce and Met for walkup and home delivery clients Mission or Broader Program Description: The Food Pantry Program at First AME Church of Los Angeles is a project of the Sarah Allen Women’s Missionary Society to provide low income families with groceries on the fourth Saturday of each month. This includes van deliveries to the homebound and disabled senior clients requesting aid as well as walkup clients from the community. Impact: Your volunteer efforts directly assist low-income families and homebound and disabled seniors by providing them greatly needed food each month. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Five volunteers are needed maximum per month.. Arrival time is 7:00am to help with the bagging of groceries and produce for the home deliveries. Volunteers are also needed for the walk up clients; food will distributed promptly at 9:00am. COVID19 Requirements: Due to the current pandemic, we are only seeking volunteers within the following parameters: Volunteers who are healthy and showing no signs of illness. Volunteers who are not members of high-risk groups for COVID-19 (high risk groups include those 60+, with underlying health conditions, or who are pregnant). Volunteers age 18 or older Must wear gloves (and masks preferred) while serving clients and handling grocery items. (Gloves will be provided onsite if volunteer does not have any) All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

1/23/21 7:00 AM + more

Serve our unhoused community - Shower of Hope at St. James Church

Quick Overview: At St. James Episcopal Church, assist our unsheltered population in Mid-City with accessing mobile shower stations provided by Shower of Hope, grab & go meals, and donated clothing Impact: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are seeking sanitation, meals, and clothing. Your efforts will help provide them with these necessities. Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: As an overview: - Preparing the parking lot as a safe "waiting area" for the showers: Setting up chairs, sanitizing/wiping them down, picking up trash, cleaning the area - Hallway attendant/monitors bathrooms: Make sure that the area will be secure, safe from congregating. - Hand out ready-made meals - Select and distribute clothing from the Clothing Shed in the parking lot - At the End/Breakdown: collect chairs and return to inside. Wash utensils used for food distribution. Wipe down the surfaces. Take trash to dumpster. Requirements: Volunteers will social distance by keeping 6ft from each other, wear mask covering nose and mouth at all times. Personal protective equipment, sanitation, and sanitizing materials are provided. Parking: Street parking is available on St. Andrews and neighboring streets.. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge I am aware and understand I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities

Los Angeles, CA

1/23/21 8:30 AM + more

⚙ STOCK THE PANTRY: Sort Food with L.A. Regional Food Bank

*UPDATE: The LA Regional Food Bank is still committed to getting food to those who need it during the spread of COVID-19. The health and safety of volunteers is our top priority and we are taking necessary precautions listed below. WHAT: Help provide L.A.'s homeless community with access to food by volunteering at a local food bank ABOUT LARFB: LARFB provides food support to numerous community agencies serving Los Angeles, ranging from large homeless shelters that feed hundreds of people a day to small daycare programs. It is the second largest foodbank operating in the United States. https://www.lafoodbank.org/ * If you're looking to volunteer at LARFB's Commerce location, please follow this link: https://www.laworks.com/opportunity/a0C3l00000iCnHN VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: Come on down with fellow L.A. Works volunteers to sort, stack and shelve valuable food to distribute to the hungry throughout Los Angeles. Make someone's day or dinner! IMPACT: Volunteering at the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is one of the best volunteer opportunities in LA. By donating a few hours of your time, you’ll help us provide food for the 2 million people in Los Angeles County who face food insecurity. Volunteers help us by boxing, sorting and gleaning food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need. REQUIREMENTS: ALL volunteers must bring a signed L.A. Regional Food Bank Image Release Form and L.A. Regional Food Bank Waiver Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age. Dress Code: Casual attire and closed-toe shoes. Tank tops, sleeveless shirts, sandals, open-toed and high-heeled shoes are prohibited. *NO WALK-INS ALLOWED. EVERYONE MUST REGISTER BY 12 NOON THE THURSDAY BEFORE* REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6 foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. In addition to standard health and sanitation procedures, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, has also committed to: Implementing social distancing measures. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer during check-in, orientation, and during the volunteer event. Providing hand sanitizer pumps. Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility once an hour, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces. Providing gloves to all volunteers. We will also display best practices throughout the event, encouraging everyone to wash their hands for at least twenty seconds and to elbow bump instead of shake hands. ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Vernon, CA

1/23/21 9:00 AM + more

Bagging Fruits, Vegetables, and Other Produce

Quick Overview: Mondays 9a.m.-12p.m: Volunteers are needed to bag produce (fruits and vegetables), so the bags can be ready for our public food distribution events. Impact: Heart of Compassion is dedicated to being a lighthouse of hope and help for Montebello and our local communities. We rely on our valuable volunteers to help us achieve our mission of Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. We currently provide loads of groceries for more than 400 families weekly at our public food distributions. Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers are responsible for safely handling food products, such as fruits and vegetables, as they bag and prepare it for our public distributions. Volunteers are responsible for following their team leader's directions and having a good attitude. Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs old to work in our warehouse. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes for working in the warehouse, wear modest clothing, wear a mask and gloves (gloves are provided if needed), allow staff to check their temperature upon arrival, check in and out with the office every day they volunteer, be willing to stand for long periods of time, and let the office know if they cannot attend their scheduled shift. Accessibility: Let us know if you need accomodations in order to volunteer with us. If you have additional questions, feel free to give us a call at 323-727-7997. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “Sign Up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Montebello, CA

1/25/21 9:00 AM + more

⚙ SERVE IT UP: Prep and Provide Meals for the Homeless @ LA Mission

WHAT: Help prepare and serve the evening meal at L.A. Mission. Assist the amazing LA Mission kitchen staff with prepping hundreds of meals for community members. ABOUT L.A. MISSION: Los Angeles Mission is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the homeless living on the streets of downtown’s Skid Row. http://www.losangelesmission.org/ VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: L.A. Works volunteers bring a warm, hearty dinner to some of the 1,800 homeless served daily. Throughout the shift, volunteers help to prep the kitchen, prepare, serve, clean, and organize the kitchen. Volunteers may also help prep future meals or food materials alongside kitchen staff. IMPACT: Our volunteers are the heartbeat of Los Angeles Mission. As a volunteer you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of our neighbors and friends in the Skid Row area. REQUIREMENTS: Volunteers must wear the following or they cannot participate: Long pants Closed-toe shoes Volunteers may not wear the following: Shorts, mini skirts Midriffs, tank tops, sleveless tops Tight or see-through clothing Sandals, open-toed shoes Dangling earrings Additional Requirements: Please do not sign up more than two weeks in advance of the project. Must be at least 16 years of age. Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. No cameras - pictures are prohibited Must provide at least 48 hours of notice if you must cancel. We often have a waitlist and no-showing leaves us short-handed and isn't fair to our waitlist. SPECIAL NOTES: Free parking off Winston. Please approach the gate and say you're working for the mission. The entrance is on the backside of the mission. ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need accommodations to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com. QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below. WANT TO SIGN UP? Select the date you want below and click the Sign Up button! *This project is managed by L.A. Works for L.A. Mission and is led by an L.A. Works Volunteer Project Leader. L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements hands-on community service projects throughout the greater Los Angeles area. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am signing up Activities that are coordinated and managed in conjunction with a third party Agency or Organization, and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction over the site where these Activities take place. The site of these Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “sign up,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

2/27/21 3:30 PM + more

⚙ Drop Off Sack Lunches for Skid Row

WHAT: Make and drop off sack lunches for people experiencing homelessness near the Midnight Mission. ABOUT THE MIDNIGHT MISSION: Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission offers paths to self-sufficiency to men, women and children who have lost direction. Our emergency services and 12-step recovery, family living, job training, education and workforce development programs offer a compassionate bridge to achieve and maintain healthy, productive lives. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: In compliance with social distancing protocols, you'll make 10+ sack lunches at home and then drop them off at the mission between 7am and 11am. (You can drop off later than 11am, but meals will be given out the next day.) You won't be in contact with anyone, but can still have a powerful impact. IMPACT: The Midnight Mission is a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider. They need your help now more than ever - they went from feeding roughly 400 people at each meal to feeding 1800 people each meal. And with food supplies scarcer than before, the Midnight Mission needs your help feeding the hungry. REQUIREMENTS: Sack lunches should consist of... Ham, turkey, or beef sandwich with light mayo/mustard (To be cautious of nut allergies, we request no peanut butter and jelly sandwiches please) 2+ side snacks (chips, fruit, granola bars, cheese, etc) No need to include beverages or napkins (those are covered by the Mission) REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks bring your own mask if possible, bring your own hand sanitizer SPECIAL SAFETY PROCEDURES DURING COVID-19: All volunteers must wear masks at all times. You must wash your hands at the beginning and end of the volunteer activity, and any time after touching your face. Physical contact is to be avoided and 6-foot distancing will be required. Please avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately if you do so. Practice good coughing/sneezing etiquette. SPECIAL NOTES: In addition to your sack lunches, any donations of the following items would be greatly appreciated. Disposable, multi-compartment to-go food containers Disposable lunch bags Disposable utensils (forks, spoons, knives) Loaves of bread Plastic wrap Produce bags Re-sealable storage bags Single serving beverages Antibacterial disinfecting wipes Disposable gloes EPA approved antibacterial disinfecting cleaners Hand sanitizer Infrared no-touch thermometers Surgical masks ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need an accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Express Interest button below and the Opportunity Coordinator will follow up with your next steps All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 6/1/21

⚙ Drop Off Sack Lunches for Hollywood's Hungry

WHAT: Help get food into the hands of those in our community who desperately need it. Make sack lunches in your home kitchen to be dispersed by Hollywood Food Coalition. ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FOOD COALITION: Since 1987, Hollywood Food Coalition has ensured that those in need receive a warm, nutritious meal. They also provide daily needs such as clothing, sleeping bags, and hygiene items, as well as assistance with housing placement and referrals. Their new program, the Community Exchange, collects food and other donated goods and distributes them to dozens of other organizations in need. VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: This is an in-home volunteer opportunity. You’ll purchase food items in order to assemble a minimum of ten (10) sandwich sack lunches. You’ll then deliver the packed lunches to the Hollywood Food Coalition’s drop-off site at the Methodist Church. They will in-turn, distribute the lunches to those in need. Lunches should be dropped off between 12pm and 2pm for distribution that day. Unfortunately, they cannot accept donations before Noon and after 2pm, due to staffing limitations. IMPACT: Your lunches will be shared with one of the more than 30 participating organizations that HFC is working with (My Friend's Place, A Community of Friends, Bel-Air Board and Care, Village Family Services, and many, many other terrific social service organizations, whose populations are now receiving better and more consistent food deliveries because of HFC's work). With food insecurity becoming an even bigger problem, you'll directly help to provide a much-needed meal to the members of our community who so desperately need it. DATES: Bi-weekly, every first and third Friday, starting November 20, 2020 TIME: Drop off 12pm - 2pm REQUIREMENTS: Sack lunches should consist of... Turkey, chicken, ham, beef, salami or cheese sandwich with light mayo or mustard. PB&J is also welcome, but please label lunch sacks, so these aren’t accidently distributed to anyone with nut allergies. 2+ side snacks such as: fruit (banana, orange or pre-washed apple), granola bar, fruit snacks, individually wrapped cheese, chips etc No need to include a beverage, napkins or utensils (those will be provided), but please label your lunch sacks to note the type of sandwich included. HAVE FUN packing the lunches whether you do it alone, with family or with your “COVID pod”. And don’t forget the sandwich bags when you shop! PARKING: Contactless drop-off. Volunteers will be met by a rep from Hollywood Coalition and will not need to leave their cars. REQUIREMENTS TO VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19: You must not been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks not been around anyone who has been or felt sick in the last 2 weeks ACCESSIBILITY: L.A. Works firmly believes that we strengthen the social fabric of our community by involving all in service. If you feel you need an accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Coordinator below WANT TO SIGN UP? Click the Express Interest button below and the Opportunity Coordinator will follow up with your next steps. All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity should adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here: https://www.laworks.com/health-and-safety By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am aware and understand that I am being referred to Activities that are coordinated and managed by a third party Agency or Organization and that L.A. Works has no jurisdiction, control, or oversight over these Activities. The Activities may be inherently dangerous and may expose me to a variety of foreseen and unforeseen hazards and risks including exposure to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (“COVID-19”). The Activities may involve a degree of contact with clients who need assistance and other volunteers who may be carriers of COVID-19 and that personal protective equipment may not be available for my use and/or effective against preventing transmission of COVID-19 whether as a result of my own actions or otherwise. By clicking “express interest,” I acknowledge that I am voluntarily participating in the Activities and have considered those risks. I hereby expressly and specifically assume such risks, including any and all risk of injury, illness, harm, or loss that I may incur as a result of my participation in the Activities. I hereby fully and forever release and discharge L.A. Works from, and expressly waive, any and all liability, claims, and demands of whatever kind or nature, either in law or in equity, that may arise from my participation in the Activities.

Los Angeles, CA

Through 5/7/21