Join fellow Corsairs and enhance your personal and professional growth through volunteer opportunities. The Career Services Center works with various community partners to provide a list of volunteer opportunities. Reach out directly to the contact listed under each organization. Be prepared to provide your own transportation and meet any of the organization’s program requirements. International students who are studying on an F-1 student visa need to contact the International Education Center before engaging in any volunteer opportunities.
If you are an organization with volunteer opportunities and are interested in partnering with the Career Services Center, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form.
Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Bet Tzedek provides free, comprehensive legal services to low-income individuals and families in the Los Angeles area. Bet Tzedek services uses direct legal service, impact litigation, community outreach, education, and advocacy in the areas of consumer rights, employment rights, elder/caregiver law, Holocaust reparations, housing, trafficking, public benefits, and real estate to serve more than 20,000 clients each year. Volunteers are needed to help determine whether clients are eligible for services, staff the Self-Help Conservatorship Clinics by providing general informationon and guidance about court processes and forms as well as provide translation services. If interested in volunteering, please contact Diego Cartagena, Esq., Vice President, Pro Bono at (323) 549-5839 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Bet Tzedek Legal Services, visit their website www.bettzedek.org.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica The Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica seek to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need them the most, to reach their full potential as caring, responsible, productive citizens. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica are actively recruiting fun, skilled and committed volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help provide homework assistance to club members, age 7-18 years old in various subjects, coach or assist in sports, fitness, and recreational programs, run or assist art and educational programs, etc. If interested in volunteering, please contact Jessica Rubecindo, Resource Development and Volunteer Management Manager at (310) 361-8522 or email@example.com. For more information about the Boys and Girls Clubs of Santa Monica, visit their website http://www.smbgc.org.
City of Santa Monica Crest Program
The City of Santa Monica Crest Program offers after-school programs (Grades 1-5), enrichment classes, and youth sports (Grades K-7) in Santa Monica's public elementary and middle schools. Volunteers are needed to provide administrative support, tutor, lead enrichment or art classes, assist coaches in youth sports, etc. If interested in volunteering, please contact Concepcion Rechtszajd at (310) 458-8274 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the City of Santa Monica Crest Program, visit their website http://www.smgov.net/crest.
Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF)
The Feminist Majority Foundation is an organization dedicated to women's equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. FMF utilizes research and action to empower women at the economic, political and social levels. All programs of the FMF endeavor include a global perspective and activities to promote leadership development, especially among young women. Volunteers are needed to work on projects associated with FMF campaigns. Volunteers can work in the office on an individual basis or take action in their community. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (310) 556-2500. For more information about the Feminist Majority Foundation, visit their website http://www.feminist.org.
Global Girl Media (GGM)
Global Girl Media nurtures the voice and vision of young girls in under-served communities and developing nations with a goal to inspire and empower a future generation of female citizen broadcast journalists around the world to speak out about the issues that affect them most. Volunteers are needed to help with social media, provide administrative support, assist with video production and editing, etc. If you are interested in volunteering, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Global Girl Media, visit their website http://www.globalgirlmedia.org.
Heal the Bay
Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy and clean. To fulfill their mission, they use science, education, community action and advocacy. Volunteers are needed to serve as ambassadors, cleanup beaches, assist at the aquarium, monitor Marine Protected Areas, provide administrative support, monitor water quality, etc. If interested in volunteering, please contact Lily Ledesma at (310) 451-1500 Ext. 145 or email@example.com. For more information about Heal the Bay, visit their website http://www.healthebay.org.
Latino Resource Organization
The Latino Resource Organization is a community-based, social service organization whose primary purpose is to improve the quality of life of low income families within the City of Los Angeles. The youth program is looking for volunteers to assist with their after-school Academic Enrichment Program, specifically supporting, inspiring, and promoting college aspirations, personal development, and success in students, primarily through tutoring and mentoring during the after school program. If interested in volunteering, please contact Bianca Malaspina, Youth Services Program Coordinator at (310) 578-6069 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Latino Resource Organization, visit their website http://www.latinoresource.org.
Mar Vista Family Center (MVFC)
The Mar Vista Family Center provides low-income families with quality early childhood education, youth enrichment, and education tools to create positive change in their lives and their communities. MVFC operates with three main program areas: Early Childhood Education, Youth, and Community. Volunteers are needed to assist with after-school tutoring, arts and enrichment, the MVFC Preschool as well as other special events. If interested in volunteering, please contact Carlos Daniel Jimenez, Volunteer Coordinator at (310) 390-9607 or email@example.com. For more information about the MVFC, visit their website http://marvistafc.org.
Salvation Army Haven Center
The Salvation Army Haven Center is an emergency housing program for veterans. The Haven caters to the needs of over 2,500 veterans each year, on issues such as housing, employment, healthcare, behavioral health, substance abuse, and community integration. Volunteers are needed to help prep and serve either breakfast, lunch or dinner, help with case filing, and assist with group therapy sessions. If interested in volunteering, please contact Anabel Sanchez, Associate Director of Programs and Operations at (310) 268-3669 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Salvation Army Haven Center, visit their website http://www.salvationarmy-socal.org/southern-california/Haven.
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Geriatric Division - Companion Care Program
The UCLA Companion Care Program provides older patients with individualized companionship while in the Geriatric unit at Santa Monica. The program is recruiting volunteers to serve as companions to provide therapeutic and sensory stimulation activities that include but are not limited to reading, playing games, assisting with feeding and accompanying patients on walks under a nurse's supervision. Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week and 150 hours to finish the program. If interested in volunteering, please contact Pedro Jimenez, Program Manager, at (310) 351-2572 or PDJimenez@mednet.ucla.edu. For more information about the UCLA Companion Care Program, visit their website http://geronet.ucla.edu/companioncare.
Virginia Avenue Park
Virginia Avenue Park offers a wide variety of recreational, cultural, and educational programs and opportunities for Santa Monica youth and their families. These programs address the needs and well-being of the Santa Monica community through classes, events, and workshops that promote self-sufficiency and quality of life. Virginia Avenue Park are seeking volunteers to help assist with their after school program for youth ages 6-24 years old that live or attend school in Santa Monica. Volunteers can assist with after school tutoring, arts and crafts, visual arts, recreation, literacy programs, etc. If interested in volunteering, please contact Moira McCormack (email@example.com) Community Services Program Supervisor; Jaime Cruz (firstname.lastname@example.org); or JoAnne DeJesus (email@example.com), Community Services Coordinators at (310) 458-8688. For more information about Virginia Avenue Park, visit their website http://www.smgov.net/departments/ccs/content.aspx?id=33619.