*LEND A HAND: Provide Support to Transitional Families

Location: Los Angeles CA, 90020

Date: 12/15/2019 Spots Remaining: 0


WHAT: Make a difference in the lives of women and children experiencing housing instability.

ABOUT ALEXANDRIA HOUSE: Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to economic stability and permanent housing. Located in the densely populated and ethnically diverse Mid-Wilshire area, Alexandria House also serves its broader neighborhood community by providing educational and enrichment opportunities for the residents and neighbors alike.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES: L.A. Works volunteers support the staff at Alexandria House in maintaining a safe and positive atmosphere for the woman and children living there. Volunteers help with gardening, organizing the garage, cleaning the kitchen, sorting food and clothing, and preparing activities for neighborhood events.

IMPACT: In our 22 years of service, almost 200 families and single women have established financial security and moved into permanent housing. After Alexandria House, families become stable and secure permanent housing, they continue to be involved in economic and social services. We provide assistance for ongoing support to help them thrive and remain in their own homes. More than 92% of the families that have gone through the Alexandria House program remain in permanent housing.


REQUIREMENTS: 3 hour minimum time commitment. Volunteers for this project must be at least 18 years of age.


  • 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
  • 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.

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 accommodation to participate in this project please email us at info@laworks.com

QUESTIONS? Email the Opportunity Leader below.

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*This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.

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. 

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities
  • Issue Area(s): Family Services
  • Population Served: Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities
  • Activity Type: Cleaning,Gardening/Planting,Painting,Collecting, Sorting & Packaging
  • Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+
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