Projects tagged with "Other Ways to Help"

Volunteer with Renegade Racing at the Catalina Triathlon

Volunteers Needed for Catalina Triathlon!Join Renegade Racing to support & cheer on the participants of the Catalina Triathlon, Duathlon & 5K in beautiful Avalon on Catalina Island, Ca. Volunteers receive a t-shirt, food, and community service credit! Volunteer dates: Packet pick up – Friday, Novemberember 1, 2019 Race Day – Saturday, Novemberember 2, 2019 View volunteer opportunities and register individually: Volunteer Groups: For groups of 10+, please email if you would like to create a group. You can also just direct volunteers to sign up individually above and comment they are with your group. In your email provide the name of the event, name of your group, 1-2 assignments your group would like to fill, and a number of volunteers you will provide. Questions? Email January et at

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Help Out at the Craftsman Exhibition with Pasadena Heritage

Pasadena Heritage is currently recruiting volunteers to assist during Craftsman Weekend, Novemberember 1st-3rd. Volunteer at the Craftsman Exhibition held at the Pasadena Convention Center or during the Sunday House Tour on the 3rd and enjoy seeing all five historic homes on the Sunday House Tour for FREE! Tickets are usually $45! Volunteer shifts are only 3 hours in length and there are still morning and afternoon shifts available. To sign up, please visit their website ( and fill out the online sign up form found under "Current Special Event Volunteer Opportunities." For more information, please call Kristen Norton, Volunteer & Membership Coordinator, at 626-441-6333 or email

Volunteer with LGBTQ Center of Long Beach this Holiday Season #1

The LGBTQ Center Long Beach advances equity for LGBTQ people through culturally responsive advocacy, education, programs, and services. They envision fully affirming communities where all LGBTQ people live in health, wellness, safety and prosperity. Attend their Volunteer Informational to learn about The Center’s mission, programs, and services, available volunteer positions and the roles, responsibilities and expectations for each position, minimum volunteer requirements, steps for completing an application, and moving forward in the volunteer selection process. To learn more and register please go to:

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Hop in and Care for Rescued Bunnies #1

Rabbit Rescue is a non-profit no-kill rabbit shelter staffed and run entirely by volunteers. Their goals include the rescue, rehabilitation, and placement of abandoned rabbits, as well as public education regarding proper rabbit care and the importance of spay/neuter in battling the escalating overpopulation problem. Volunteers will care for their rescue bunnies by feeding, watering, and exercising them, as well as cleaning their pens, bagging hay, and more. Please dress casually in clothing you won't mind getting dirty since you will be helping take bunnies out for playtime, clean their cages/pens, and bag hay, vegetables and feed. Volunteers must be ages 18 and older. All volunteers must bring a completed volunteer waiver form that you can find at or fill one onsite at their adoption center. For more information and to register please click here:

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Lend a Hand with AHEAD With Horse’s Saturday Volunteer Program

AHEAD with Horses is having a short orientation every Saturday morning at 8:45am in Shadow Hills. Volunteers must be at least 12 to volunteer. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you to sign some paperwork. Closed-toe shoes (should be comfortable because there is a lot of walking), a shirt with sleeves (T-shirts are fine; No tank tops) and long pants are required. If you're planning to stay for the entire day (till approx. 2 - 2:30pm) then please bring water and a sack lunch/snack. Other days and times available for volunteering will be given at the orientation. They normally have volunteers assist the instructor with the children and horses, which includes, leading horses and spotting, which is walking alongside the horse to ensure child’s safety and position changes on the horse. Other activities might include: grooming horses, cleaning tack, gardening (raking, weeding, etc.), mailings, etc. Please contact the office if you are interested in these days or check their Facebook page (AHEAD With Horses Inc). If you have any other questions or need directions Please Call 818 - 767 - 6373.

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Become a Letter Screener for Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude receives 1 million+ letters each year from Americans who want to express their gratitude for their heroes’ service. As letters flood into their facility from across the country, their trained volunteer Letter Screeners individually read and approve each note. You must live close enough to The FOB in Chatsworth, CA to take their Letter Screener class, and to pick up and drop off the letters. Each Letter Screener will attend an approximately 25-minute instruction that will teach you how to screen and categorize the letters. Please contact them to set up an appointment by emailing They will make every effort to accommodate your schedule. They organize group classes a few times a year. They can also provide group or one-on-one training during the normal operating hours (M-F, 9 -4), or they can set up an appointment to meet off-site at your and their convenience.

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Write Letters to Troops During the Holidays

Every Operation Gratitude Care Package includes a bundle of letters from the American people, thanking Troops, Veterans, New Recruits, Wounded Heroes and their Caregivers, or First Responders for their service to their country. Care Package recipients say that these letters, notes, and drawings are the most cherished items in their box. Letters are accepted year-round. They have a special need for letters specifically written to New Recruits, Veterans, and First Responders. For more details visit:

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Organize a “Cents for Service” Fundraiser for Operation Gratitude

You can organize a “Cents for Service” fundraiser at your workplace, school, or club. Every $15 donated will pay to ship an Operation Gratitude Care Package! This can be a fun and simple way for your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, and/or teammates to show support for all who serve. For detailed description of instructions please visit:

Help Make Paracord Bracelets for Troops at Operation Gratitude

Not only do these bracelets look cool, they can actually be used to save a life in an emergency situation. they include them in their Care Packages because they're both functional and meaningful, as they are handmade by an American who wants to show their appreciation to their Troops and First Responders. All who serve use paracord, which gets its name from parachute cord and can hold up to 550 lbs. of the night. The bracelet provides 7.5 feet of cord in an emergency. Paracord “Survival” Bracelets can be used to:Secure camouflage nets to trees or vehicles, Build a makeshift shelter, Extend a security strap or rope to reach and haul heavy objects, Create a harness to extract an injured person from a bad location, Make a sling or splint, And those are just a few of the ways to use the full paracord! Cut the paracord and remove the 7 to 9 individual nylon strands inside it and now you have finer strong string to use as:Sewing thread to repair gear, Emergency sutures to close a wound, Fishing line, Trip line to secure an area. For detailed instructions please visit:

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Knit or Crochet Warm Hats and Scarves for the Troops

There’s something about receiving a handmade item that warms the heart, especially when you're deployed. Why? Because every moment of time, talent, and energy poured into a handmade item is an expression of deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice of the service members who receive their Care Packages. In the cold winter months, Operation Gratitude includes a lovingly handmade scarf or hat in every Care Package they send to the Troops. To make that happen, they need the knitting and crocheting talents of many Volunteers across the country. For detailed instructions visit:

Donate Gifts to the Special Needs Network, Inc.

In Decemberember, Special Needs Network's "Annual Family To Family Christmas Care Exchange" will open to over 1,000 families with special needs children, their siblings, and peers in underserved communities, and allow them the opportunity to attend a community holiday celebration.During this event, Special Needs Network provides food, clothing, and toys to these families with limited resources while hosting a program that recognizes the community advocates and volunteers for children with developmental disabilities. They provide a short educational program for the parents focusing on autism awareness, information about available services, and access and advocacy in the South Los Angeles community. These special needs children each receive a holiday toy and participate in organized games, arts and crafts, and inclusive play with typical children. This unique forum is a valuable first step for many special needs families on the path to advocacy, independence, and the support they need. As you can probably imagine supplies are crucial components to running a successful event, especially on a limited donated budget. They especially need unwrapped toys for boys and girls of all ages. Together with your help, Special Needs Network will provide an amazing holiday experience for deserving kids! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact them at (323) 975-4552 or

Support Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

The mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) is to "preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all. If you cannot volunteer consider donating to The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. They truly appreciate your support and your donation will help restore habitat for important wildlife species and provide environmental educational opportunities for the community. To donate please visit:

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Help out at the Dream Catcher of Los Angeles Horse Riding Therapy facililty.

Dream Catcher of Los Angeles is one of many local organizations that focus on horse therapy. The riding center works with children, adults and veterans with cognitive, physical and emotional disabilities, using equine therapy to improve the mind, body and spirit. You do not need to have any experience with horses to help out. They will provide the necessary training for you to be a growing part of our organization. Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities, from providing horse lessons, caring for the horses,assisting in the comfort and safety of the rider, walking beside the rider, providing physical support as needed, reinforcing the instructor's directions and being alert to the possible need for instantaneous help, fundraising and organizational tasks. They ask that you try and commit to volunteering on a regular basis so their riders and staff have as much consistency as possible. Sign up form:

Help Out in the MS Society Office

Walk MS and Bike MS is their rallying point, a time and a place to stand together and to be together -- to help raise critical funds that support cutting edge research, drive change through advocacy, facilitate professional education and provide programs and services to help people with MS move their lives forward. The National Ms Society is in need of volunteers to come into the office and help with the following: -Writing thank you notes -Data Entry -Putting together information packets -Organizing prizes, shirts, and Walk and Bike MS gear -Assisting Bike MS in researching in-kind donations Days/shifts: Monday through Friday, anytime between 10am-4pm. Whether it's 1hr or all day, they would love your help! Volunteers must be at least 16.

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Help Take Care of Dogs at the Wags & Walks Adoption Center

The Lead Wags Club Volunteer is responsible for the supporting staff with the care of all dogs at the Wags & Walks adoption center. The Lead Wags Club Volunteer must be willing to work closely with other volunteers, staff and the public. At times when staffing is limited or special assistance is needed, the Lead Wags Club Volunteer may be asked to take on key responsibilities that include, but are not limited to, daily feeding, medicating, walking dogs and cleaning of all animal kennels and shared areas. ​This role requires a person who can remain calm under pressure and effectively multitask, prioritize and communicate. This position is perfect for someone who want hands on dog experience plus enjoy working with people. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.

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Become a Health & Wellbeing Volunteer for Seniors

As a volunteer with LINC you will help low-income seniors sustain their physical and mental health while preventing social isolation and depression within this vulnerable population. Seniors living on fixed incomes are often forced to choose between paying for housing or nutritious foods, medication and participating in healthy activities. Health & Wellbeing Volunteers at LINC Cares address these issues by providing supportive programs that improve seniors’ quality of life and promote their ability to live independently. Learn new skills and have fun, all while improving the health of our community! Visit their website at: and complete the online application. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

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Make a Difference in the Community with LINC Housing

LINC welcomes group volunteers to engage in many opportunities by supporting their greater initiative of providing housing and life-enhancing services to low-income families, seniors, and individuals with special needs. With California currently having the highest poverty rate in the nation at 20.6%, your services will be helpful toward LINC'S objective in continuing to address housing needs with new construction, acquisition/rehab, and the preservation of at-risk affordable housing. This is a great opportunity for team building, increasing morale/motivation, and to give back to the community. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Below are a few volunteer opportunities with LINC Housing: GROUP VOLUNTEER EVENTS: Assist event projects Hosting holiday parties or book fairs Beautification projects (community gardening, painting, and more!) Preparing/serving meals at one of our properties for different occasions *Other specialized positions available at locations throughout California!

Help Alcoholism Center for Women Patch up their Grounds

Alcoholism Center for Women need help with building and grounds that they are constantly fixing, painting, planting. They also need assistance in improving the inside and outside of the facility. If you are interested in assisting, please contact

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Join Alcoholism Center for Women and Become a Substance Abuse Intern

Alcoholism Center for Women is in need of substance abuse interns. Interns are welcome to assist ACW's Residential and Outpatient Programs. Please contact for more information.

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Help the Peninsula Center Library Organize their Book Donations

The Peninsula Center Library's Used Book Sales room could use your help with organization, sorting, pricing of the many donations they receive each week. They are expanding the area and could use your help. They have 3 great, committed and friendly volunteer managers who would like to meet you and discuss how you can become part of the Used Book Sales team of volunteers. The days/hours are flexible. Full training is provided and if you like to stay busy, this is the place for you! They ask for at least a 3-month commitment and at least 1-2 hours per week. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old and have the ability to stand & walk around for 1-2 hours, read/understand English, follow instructions, and follow instructions/training.

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