"...at the heart of helping."

Our Signature Volunteer Programs

For decades, thousands of volunteers have greatly enjoyed serving the community through the Volunteer Center's signature programs created to address pressing community needs. These signature programs attract the hands and hearts of some our most loyal volunteers, and our staff works to ensure a wonderful opportunity for all our participants. We hope you will join us!

Please note: Volunteer opportunities for these programs vary throughout the year. Click on each program below for more details.

Operation Teddy Bear

Operation Teddy Bear

Food for Kids

Food for Kids

Browse Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to the programs we host directly, we have an online searchable database to advertise additional volunteer opportunities, including those hosted by our nonprofit partners. Use the search box below to browse available volunteer opportunities. You can also click Advanced Search below or click here to search using advanced fields.

Contact Trisha Smith, Volunteer Services Manager, at trisha@volcenter.org or (310) 212-5009* about additional opportunities, and check back frequently, as we will be adding more opportunities daily!

*Please note: We are unable to assist with same-day matches or opportunities for the upcoming weekend by phone. Volunteer match call-in hours are Monday and Wednesday afternoons (1:30 - 4:00 p.m.) or Wednesday mornings (10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.). You may email about volunteer matches at any time.

Are you under 18?

When you explore opportunities on this page (or click Advanced Search below), scroll down and use the "Appropriate for" filter on the left to find specific opportunities for your age. You can also contact Trisha Smith (see contact information above) to learn about additional opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunity Search Box