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The Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and most types of gifts are fully tax deductible.

Donate to Support Our Programs

We have several programs that make a real difference in our shared community, and when you make a donation, you designate which program your donation supports.

Greatest Need - Inspire, mobilize and empower thousands of volunteers so they can make a difference in the community

The Volunteer Center is uniquely positioned to empower and connect volunteers to rewarding service opportunities that address community needs.

Operation Teddy Bear® - A literacy program that benefits more than 5,000 disadvantaged first-graders at local elementary schools

Operation Teddy Bear® provides students with colorful literacy schoolbags filled with items such as reading books, a toothbrush, math flash cards, crayons, coloring books, learning clocks, rulers and, of course, a teddy bear. Click here to learn more.

Food For Kids - Non-perishable food for elementary school children from disadvantaged families

Every Friday, Volunteer Center volunteers assemble and deliver bags of food to various schools for the children to take home and consume over the weekend. Each bag is filled with ten items of non-perishable food, such as pasta, tuna, oatmeal, soup, applesauce, rice, beans, canned beef, peas and cereals. Click here to learn more.

Youth Leadership Development - Training the next generation of young leaders to plan and lead volunteer activities

The Volunteer Center is dedicated to nurturing the next generation of volunteers and leaders by providing meaningful interactive service learning opportunities for youth (ages 13-17). Representatives from South Bay high schools participate in the various youth programs to learn how to plan and lead volunteer activities. Click here to learn more.

Endowment - Your donations ensure future generations will continue to enjoy our volunteer programs and services

Click here or on Donate Now above to donate online.

To make a donation by mail, send a check made payable to the Volunteer Center to 1230 Cravens Ave, Torrance, CA 90501.

Questions? Contact Melissa McCormick, Finance and Operations Manager, at mmccormick.volcenter@gmail.com or (310) 212-5009. 

Other Ways to Donate

There are many other ways that you can choose to support us - click on any of the links below for more information.

If you have any questions about how the Volunteer Center can meet your charitable goals for the future, please contact President/CEO Sara Myers at sara@volctr-sobay.org or (310) 212-5009.