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Community Development

Downey Family YMCA

Do you have a passion for swimming? Do you have a passion for helping your community? If the answer to either of those is "yes" then this is the volunteer position for you!

Assist the aquatics staff with ensuring rosters are up to date, checking students in for swim lessons, assisting and directing parents around pool, speaking with parents about the aquatics program, assisting the Aquatics Director/Coordinator with other duties.

Location: 11531 Downey Avenue Downey, CA 90241 USA

Time commitment: Own Time. Monday to Saturday; 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM

International Volunteer HQ

Brief Description: IVHQ is the world's most trusted and affordable volunteer abroad organization with the largest range of volunteer programs available in 50+ destinations year-round.

We have more than 13 years of experience in providing safe, impactful and fully-hosted volunteer experiences. The majority of our programs have already reopened in line with government guidelines and we have implemented additional health and safety measures to protect against Covid-19.

Since 2007, IVHQ has supported 113,000+ travelers to volunteer abroad affordably across a wide variety of projects, including Teaching, Childcare, Medical, Turtle Conservation, Construction and Wildlife Conservation.

With program fees starting from just USD 10 per day and the best safety record, IVHQ is the world’s most popular volunteer organization.

You can choose to volunteer with IVHQ from 1 week to 24 weeks in 50+ destinations: Bali, Costa Rica, Tanzania, Spain, Fiji, Italy, Peru, India, South Africa, Portugal, Thailand, Kenya, Brazil, Nepal, Madagascar, Mexico, Victoria Falls, Sri Lanka, Philippines, Mexico, Vietnam, Cambodia, Guatemala, Ecuador, Ghana, Colombia, New Zealand, Croatia, Jordan, Belize, Jamaica, Australia + more!

Date: Depends on the Project Once You Apply

Contact Information:

+64-6-758-7949 | International

1-877-342-6588 | USA/Canada Call Free

0-800-031-8376 | UK Call Free

1-800-557-380 | Australia Call Free

Time Commitment: Depends on the Project Once You Apply.

Age Requirements: Open to All Ages.


Brief Description: “Volunteers are an integral part of KYCC. We are dedicated to engaging with members of our community to create real change through our many volunteer opportunities. In 2018, we had over 2,700 volunteers! There are many ways to get involved through KYCC programs and events. Whether you are a high school student or a business professional, your time and expertise can help strengthen our community.”

Date: Depends on the Volunteer Work

Contact Information: Phone number: (213) 365 - 7400

Time Commitment: Depends on the projects

Age Requirements: Depends on the projects


Brief Description: Teaching your children a lesson in philanthropy could be as simple as an overdue closet clean out! Get the kiddos to thin out those toy-stuffed cabinets or have little ones fill bags with brand new clothing that was barely worn. Baby2Baby also hosts volunteer opportunities Mon.-Fri., 9a.m.-5p.m. at their Culver City warehouse, during which participants (ages 7 and up) can sort and organize donations or help assemble gift bundle bags for low-income kids and families in Los Angeles

Dates: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Contact Information:

Age Requirement: Age 7 and up


Brief Description: Volunteer at Cedars Sinai either in the clerical division or the clinical division. In the clinical field, you can take calls from patients, do rounds, and sometimes deliver magazines and other to patients. In the clerical division, you can take calls from outside, direct people around the building, and sort through files.

Dates: Currently not available

Contact Information: Mayra Mejia

(Teen Volunteer Coordinator)



-Academic Session - 2 hour shifts for 26 weeks (minimum of 40 hours in total)

-Summer Session - 3 hours shifts for 7 weeks (minimum of 21 hours)

Age Requirement: Minimum Age : 14-18

Access Books

Brief Description: This group focuses on the redistribution of books, benefiting inner-city classrooms and school libraries. Little ones can go through their own shelves and select the gently used books they’ve outgrown to donate to others. Kids can also volunteer to help spruce up library spaces, as well as to organize book donations, librarian-style

Dates: Currently no deadline

Contact Information: Email:

Time-Commitment: currently no deadline

Age Requirement: all ages are welcome

APLA Health

Brief Description: Volunteers help load grocery bags with fresh produce, frozen meats, dry goods or hygiene items and distribute to the APLA Health clients. They also have opportunities to lead recreational activities to interact with clients while they wait for their groceries: Music, Jenga, Connect Four, Cornhole, etc.

Dates: Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Contact Information: Website:

Location : David Geffen Center (611 S. Kingsley Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90005)

*Welcome half day or full day of service

Age Requirement: Minimum Age : 17+

Sage and Seekers

Brief Description: Students will be able to pick up good conversation skills and learn from an individual from a different generation. Students will be able to understand the different perspectives people have. It shows that a difference in age can still always be a good conversation.

Dates: Currently, the applications for the months of November and October are closed, but there will be another round of applications soon.

Contact Information: Email:

Time-Commitment: Student may get to choose one day: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday

Age Requirement: 14 - 24 years old

LA Works

Brief Description: "L.A. Works maintains a calendar of monthly signature projects run by trained L.A. Works leaders, curates a database of longer-term programs and skilled volunteering opportunities, and provides a turn-key business solution for corporations engaging in community service projects." (Verbatim from the LA Works Website)

Dates: Depends on the projects;

Contact Information: Depends on the projects;

Time-Commitment: Depends on the projects;

Age Requirement: Depends on the projects;

Key Club

Brief Description: Students will do acts of community service to help the community. This is an amazing opportunity to get connections, meet new people, and gain leadership skills.

Registration Link:

Dates: December 18

Contact Information:


Instagram: @larchmontcharterkeyclub

Time-Commitment: Must come to every Tuesday meeting from 3:00-3:30

Age Requirement: High School 9-12

The Luzuriaga Foundation

Brief Description: Students will be writing letters to less fortunate kids across the country. At times, we will be writing letters to kids in critical condition.

Registration Link:

Dates: No deadline; can apply anytime of the year

Contact Information:


Instagram and tiktok: @theluzuriagafoundation

Time-Commitment: No specific amount of time as there are no due dates for letters

Age Requirement: Must be a student in school.

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