Projects tagged with "Volunteers"

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding our most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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Volunteer at the Friday Soup Kitchen with St. James Episcopal Church

Friday Soup Kitchen happens every Friday beginning at around 3:30pm until 5:00pm. Volunteers have re-organized the cooking and the distribution of meals in order to comply with safe practices, limiting volunteers to a minimum and requiring safe distancing, masks, gloves, and frequent hand washing. But the meal service continues nonetheless and has remained popular with our unhoused neighbors Volunteers distribute between 70 and 100 home-cooked meals every week.
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Teach Computer Skills to Low Income Families

More kids are online schooling than ever, but not all guardians know how to help them with tech issues. Give Spanish-speaking guardians the tech-smarts they need to ensure their kids?۪ success. Aviva Famiy and Children's Services exists to uplift and serve LA families, especially during the hardships of the COVID-19 crisis. They specialize in services like crisis intervention, mental health, foster and adoption, and supportive housing for women and children. A big part of the achievement gap for Latinx students is lack of access to technology. If there are tech challenges, the child whose parent can help them navigate those is going to surpass the child whose parent cannot. You can help close the achievement gap for Latinx students by teaching Spanish-speaking guardians basic computer skills. In this virtual volunteer opportunity, you will assist Spanish-speaking parents with basic computer skills. A lesson will be instructed by the Project Leader, and then you?۪ll break out into small groups to mentor your partner(s) as they complete different activities. The whole group will then reassemble to discuss their experiences. ADDITIONAL DETAILS: Must be 21+ years old, Spanish-speaking ability required and Must be comfortable using internet, email, google suite, and social media.
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Assist Unsheltered Population with Accessing Mobile Showers with St. James Episcopal Church

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. 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: Cleaning: 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 due to the donation room & kitchen. Hand out ready-made meals. Select clothing from the donation closet in the Church. At the End/Breakdown: throw away the garbage & taking them to the dumpster. If anyone uses the kitchen, wipe down the area & bathroom. Requirements: Volunteers will social distance by keeping 6ft from each other. All personal protective equipment, sanitation, and sanitizing materials are provided. Parking: St. James lot, on St. Andrews. Do not park on the street. For more info: laworks.com/opportunity/a0C3l00000kAgQEEA0
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Go Out and Walk to End Alzheimers

Each year the Alzheimer's Association brings Walk to End Alzheimer's to over 600 communities in the U.S.The world may look a little different right now, but one thing hasn?۪t changed: their commitment to ending Alzheimer?۪s. This year, Walk to End Alzheimer?۪s?is everywhere ?? on every sidewalk, track and trail. Your health and safety are their top priorities. This year?۪s event won?۪t be a large in-person gathering ?? instead, they invite you to walk in small teams of friends and family while others in your community do the same to see a world without Alzheimer?۪s and all other dementia. For more information and to sign up please click here: https://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2020/CA-CaliforniaSouthland?fr_id=13285&pg=entry

Help the Hungry Find Food with Online Reseach with Food Oasis

Help the hungry find food by calling, emailing, and researching food pantries and soup kitchens for Food Oasis. Food Oasis is a website created by Hack for LA that aims to make it easy for people to both access and donate food, closing the food redistribution loop. This virtual volunteer opportunity occurs via Zoom. It starts off with a training where you'll learn about food insecurity and also how to gather the needed information. After that, you'll all spend an hour doing independent research. Finally, all volunteers will regroup to discuss. In the following week after the session, you are expected to follow up with any organizations you didn't catch. Weekdays are usually good. Los Angeles county has the largest number of food insecure people in the nation and yet wastes over one million tons of food a year! Your research will put mechanisms in place to stop that. REQUIREMENTS: You must be able to follow up with any non-responsive organizations throughout the following week.
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Help Sort Food Donations with LA Community Fridges

Veggie Mijas LA Chapter aims to center womxn, non binary, femmes and trans folks of color. Focusing on environmentaljustice, social inequalities, and building solidarity for all. Centering food accessibility for lower income communities. They will be gathering volunteers every weekend at 11AM to help sort with donations, stocking, and cleaning. If you?۪re interested, contact them on instagram so they can send you the volunteer form. Instagram: Alejandra - @laveganaenojona or Melina - @mellyyt_ Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/la-community-fridges-tickets-115828023737?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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Pack and Deliver Food to Shut-Ins with Long Beach Community Table

Help feed our neighbors in need! Join a team of 25-30 volunteers to fill grocery bags with fresh produce and nutritious food, then deliver to 6-8 addresses with a single Zip Code or area. The more people they have to help, the faster and easier it goes! Each week, the Homebound Team serves nearly 300 households including 900+ seniors, immune-compromised residents, and financially distressed families throughout the greater Long Beach/Lakewood area, without the means to shop for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical distancing procedures observed; bring your own mask and wear sturdy shoes. A brief orientation, gloves and sanitation stations provided. This opportunity is ongoing every Sunday evening. Must be at least 14. Vehicle required for deliveries, or just come to help pack and clean up.
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Celebrate the Season by Protecting the Planet with Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Want to help the community and your local environment, and have fun doing it? While the Bolsa Chica Conservancy is steadily resuming their volunteer programs, they will be doing so with a few changes: Event capacity has been reduced to 15 participants to facilitate proper social distancing, All volunteers must wear a protective face mask, Volunteers are encouraged to bring and use their own gloves, These guidelines are subject to change as the COVID-19 situation continues to develop. They thank you for your patience and participation as they slowly reintroduce their volunteer programs. At this event, participants have the opportunity to help restore and maintain the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Participants will help this local treasure with invasive plant removal, debris disposal, and/or native plant installation. Please come in closed-toe shoes, as you will be working in off-road terrain! Come prepared with sun protection with a water bottle, sun glasses, sun screen, and/or a hat! They recommend arriving 10 - 15 minutes early to secure parking. To that end, they also encourage carpooling whenever possible! There is no strict minimum age requirement to attend this event, but we ask that any children under 13 years of age be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. There will be adult supervision during this event. If you have any questions, please contact them via phone at (714) 846 - 1114 or via e-mail at kenny@bolsachica.org. Please click here to sign up: https://bolsachica.charityproud.org/VolunteerRegistration/Index/?activity=7008&date=11/8/2020
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Serve Breakfast to the Homeless with Lucky Duck Foundation

The Lucky Duck Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of San Diego County?۪s homeless. There are 4,000+ unsheltered homeless individuals on the streets with scarce access to food and water. This initiative provides food and water to outreach workers who distribute it to unsheltered individuals to provide nourishment and water and to ultimately help end their homelessness. Help sort and load boxes into a ??pick-up ready?۝ configuration and then load meals into service providers' vehicles. Volunteers typically spend their time moving boxes that weigh about 20 lbs at distances of 5-20 feet (between the pallets and the vehicles). Age and Waiver Requirements: All volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please contact Will Shea at willard92@icloud.com for more information. Click here to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lucky-duck-food-water-volunteer-event-chula-vista-tickets-117875598087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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Help Sort and Prep Food Items for Heart of Compassion Distribution

Volunteers are responsible for safely handling food products, such as fruits and vegetables, as they bag and prepare it for their public distributions. Volunteers must be at least 18 yrs old to work in the 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.
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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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Food Prep for Those in Need

Interested in food prep, meal service, and meal packing? These volunteer shifts are an integral part of maintaining an efficient and successful kitchen and meal program.Union Rescue Mission are looking for Volunteers to help our staff prepare meals at their Family Center (825 E. Orange Grove Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91104) and Adult Center (412 S.Raymond Ave. Pasadena CA 91105).Please note that there is an age requirement for volunteering in the kitchen. Children under the age of 13 are not allowed in the kitchen at any time. Volunteers must be at least 13 years old with a chaperone, 16 to volunteer without. We ask that you please wear closed toed shoes and long pants for your safety and protection. If interested or if you have any further questions, please email us at volunteer@unionstaionhs.org to check availability. **Volunteers will be required to wear a surgical grade mask or higher (not cloth). If you do not have a surgical mask, Union Station Homeless Services will be able to provide you one upon arrival to your volunteer shift.

Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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Help Sort and Prep Food Items for Heart of Compassion Distribution

Volunteers are needed to assist with their weekly food distribution, including registration, loading carts, loading vehicles, or traffic control and volunteers to load shopping carts and vehicles with groceries.. Volunteers must be at least 13 yrs old for food distribution. 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. They recommend wearing a hat, sunscreen, and tennis shoes because distributions take place outdoors.
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Volunteer at the Tuesday Soup Kitchen with St. James Episcopal Church

Tuesday Soup Kitchen takes place beginning at noon on Tuesdays. Food is prepared in off-site kitchens and delivered to St. James. Volunteers package the meals at St. James for distribution. The number of volunteers remains limited in order to ensure safe practices. Volunteers have the capacity to distribute 50-100 meals every Tuesday.
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Feed the Soul While Helping Feed the Hungry with LA Food Bank

The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank is committed to feeding the most vulnerable communities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Currently, 1 in 5 people in Los Angeles experiences hunger and food insecurity. Volunteers are needed to assemble food packages. The food packages consist of canned fruit, canned vegetables, rice, cereal, and other non-perishable food items. Your volunteer efforts will provide desperately needed hunger relief to vulnerable families, individuals, children, and seniors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and associated economic crisis. Whether you volunteer by yourself or with a friend, donating your time will impact those in need throughout Los Angeles County. Volunteers must be at least 18 and physically be able to bend, stoop, and lift up to 20 lbs. Volunteers must also be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time. Please dress in comfortable clothing, such as jeans, t-shirts, and tennis shoes. All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. The LA Food Bank continue to monitor the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and are taking necessary precautions. All volunteers will be given a no-touch temp check upon arrival. Food Bank staff will ensure appropriate distance is maintained between each volunteer Sanitation staff will sanitize the facility regularly, both inside and out, meeting room, door frames, restrooms, break room, door handles, and other often touched surfaces and all volunteers will be provided PPE . For more information call 323-234-3030 Ext 202. Sign up here: https://www.lafoodbank.org/volunteer/
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Serve Breakfast to the Homeless with Lucky Duck Foundation

The Lucky Duck Foundation is committed to alleviating the suffering of San Diego County?۪s homeless. There are 4,000+ unsheltered homeless individuals on the streets with scarce access to food and water. This initiative provides food and water to outreach workers who distribute it to unsheltered individuals to provide nourishment and water and to ultimately help end their homelessness. Help sort and load boxes into a ??pick-up ready?۝ configuration and then load meals into service providers' vehicles. Volunteers typically spend their time moving boxes that weigh about 20 lbs at distances of 5-20 feet (between the pallets and the vehicles). Age and Waiver Requirements: All volunteers will be asked to sign a waiver of liability. Volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Volunteers younger than 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. Please contact Will Shea at willard92@icloud.com for more information. Click here to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lucky-duck-food-water-volunteer-event-chula-vista-tickets-117875598087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
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Help at No-Contact Distribution of Food to immune-Compromised Folks at the Altadena Farmers’ Market

Volunteers are needed to help with a no-contact distribution of food to their customers and low-income senior free box recipients. Their goal is to make healthy food accessible in the food desert of West Altadena. Many of their customers are immune-compromised and don't feel comfortable shopping in conventional grocery stores. The market offers a safe alternative for purchasing fresh produce. Additionally, they offer 30 free produce boxes weekly to low-income seniors and EBT recipients who can't use their CalFresh cards at the market. 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. You will work outdoors, under canopies, all day. Additional Details: The Market provides water, lunch and scheduled breaks for all volunteers who are for over four hours.
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Help Deliver Essential Items for Grandmas House of Hope

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Orange County Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) has been activated to support immediate volunteer needs, including hands-on and virtual opportunities during this disaster. URGENT NEED-DRIVERS Deliver Food Bags to Low-Income families in the Nanas Kidz program. Grandma's House of Hope delivers over 40,000 meals each month to more than 3,000 hungry children effect by the COVID-19 crisis. Due to COVID-19 Grandma's House of Hope is in need of volunteer DRIVERS to help transport the food bags for their Nana's Kidz program. They are looking for Drivers - 26 and older with valid Driver?۪s license and proof of insurance. Current Needs: Distribution locations are at schools in Tustin Unified. This volunteer opportunity would require you to have your own vehicle to drive and be able to transport 150 to 200 Nanas Kidz food bags. Sample size cars used in the past; sedan or small SUV. Other vehicles will be considered. (CDC recommended precautions will be followed throughout the process - Masks must be worn at all times. This is a Pick up and Distribute opportunity. The school has a Drive through set up - Volunteers ask the driver how many kids in the family (no more than 4 per car) and bags are placed in the car's trunk. - Volunteer time needed approx 4 hours. 2 - 3 people work best. Weekly on Wednesday Pick up at 8:30 am for 9 :00 am distribution. Pick up 200 bags at GHH Garden Grove Donation Center. Distribute at: 1402 Sycamore Ave, Tustin, CA 92780
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