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					AHEAD WITH HORSES                                   AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY- SAN
9311 Del Arroyo Drive, Sun Valley, CA 91352         GABRIEL VALLEY UNIT
818-767-6373                                        50 N. Hill Ave., Ste. 200, Pasadena, CA 91106
Contact: Jennifer                                   626-795-7774, press 3 or 800-ACS-2345
Email: awh@aheadwithhorses.org                      Contact: Enida Acosta
Web: www.aheadwithhorses.org                        Email: enida.acosta@cancer.org
Ages: 14+ (12-13 w/ parents), Co-ed                 Web. www.cancer.org
                                                    Ages: High School, Co-ed
Assist with horse grooming lessons for special
needs children, 10 and under. No specific horse     Nationwide, community-based, voluntary health
experience necessary. Orientation classes on        organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a
Saturday at 8:40 a,m, with parents present.         major health problem. Need volunteers for office
                                                    support and transportation services.
AIDS SERVICE CENTER
909 S. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105           AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY-EAST
626-441-8495 ext. 227 or 260                        SAN GABRIEL VALLEY UNIT
Contact: Bill Stadler or Lee Harner
                                                    915 N. Grand Ave., Covina, CA 91724
Email: wes@aidssc.org
                                                    626-966-9994, press 3 or 800-ACS-2345
Web: www.aidsservicecenter.org
                                                    Contact: Enida Acosta
Ages: 15+, Co-ed
                                                    Email: enida.acosta@cancer.org
                                                    Web. www.cancer.org
Student volunteers work on special events and
                                                    Ages: High School, Co-ed
help in the office in a variety of ways.
                                                    Nationwide, community-based, voluntary health
ALEX THEATRE                                        organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a
216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203-2610         major health problem. Need volunteers for office
818-243-7700 ext. 218                               support and transportation services.
Contact: Karen Smith
Email: volunteers@alextheatre.org                   AMERICAN RED CROSS SAN
Web: www.alextheatre.org
Ages: 16+, Co-ed                                    GABRIEL / POMONA VALLEY
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Students usher at performances and may also         430 Madeline Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
help with clerical work.                            626-799-0841
                                                    Contact: Phillippa Herbert
ALMANSOR CENTER                                     Email: herbert@sgpvarc.org
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1955 Fremont Ave., South Pasadena, CA 91030         Ages: 7 grade+, Co-ed
323-257-3006
Contact: Glenn Gallo                                Humanitarian organization assisting communities
Email: ggalo@tesidea.com                            to respond, prevent and prepare for disasters.
Web: www.redesignlearning.org                       Volunteer opportunities include support services
Ages: 14+, Co-ed                                    and clerical/data entry in all departments.

Private special education day school for at risk    ARBORETUM OF LA COUNTY
students with learning, emotional and/or behavior   301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA 91007
problems. Serves infants, preschoolers, school-     626-802-8471
age and adult clients. Volunteers assist teachers   Contact: Nancy Carlton
in the classes and play with the children.          Email: nancy.carlton@arboretum.org
                                                    Web: www.arboretum.org/
ALTADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY                             Ages: 14+, Co-ed
600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA 91001
626-798-0833                                        Volunteer tasks include office duties, education,
Contact: Cassandra Stearns or Heather Firchow       library work and garden maintenance. Freshmen
Email: cstearns@altadenalibrary.org or              through seniors in high school can also obtain
hfirchow@altadenalibrary.org                        community service hours in the year-round junior
Web: http://library.altadena.ca.us/                 volunteer program, which offers on-the-job
Ages: 12+, Co-ed                                    volunteer training.

Volunteers can help throughout the year with
special projects, programs and other library
duties.
ART AIDS ART                                        BRAILLE INSTITUTE
P.O. Box 6038, Altadena, CA 91003                   741 N. Vermont Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90029
626-398-1781                                        323-663-1111 ext. 3160
Email: artaidsart@artaidsart.org                    Contact: Michelle Sheridan
Web: www.artaidsart.org/                            Email: la@brailleinstitute.org
                                                    Web: www.brailleinstitute.org/volunteer
Non-profit organization supports AIDS affected      Ages: 15+(Westridge); others 16+, Co-ed
women and children in South Africa, regularly
exhibiting African art and creating cultural and    Works with visually impaired and legally blind
educational programs.                               adults, enabling them to be as independent as
                                                    possible. Volunteer opportunities include working
AUTRY MUSEUM OF WESTERN                             in the library, with the Braille press, reading,
HERITAGE                                            clerical duties, data entry, as a lunch guide, and
                                                    as a classroom assistant. Training provided.
4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, CA
90027
323-667-200 ext. 242                                BROTHERHOOD CRUSADE YOUTH
Contact: Volunteer Services Manager                 SPORTS LEAGUE
Email: volunteer@autrynationalcenter.org            P.O. Box 94180, Pasadena, CA 91109
Web:                                                626-797-5673
www.autrynationalcenter.org/volunteers.php          Contact: Victor J. McClinton
Ages: 12+, Co-ed                                    Email: bhcsports@sbcglobal.net
                                                    Web: www.bhcsports.org/
Volunteers can help on weekends with family         Ages: 15+, Co-ed
crafts, the family discovery gallery, hands-on
carts of museum replicas and clerical assistance.   An inter-mural program giving youth from
                                                    different schools a safe environment for sports
BINKY PATROL, INC.                                  competition, learning sportsmanship and making
19065 Ridgeview Rd., Villa Park, CA 92861           friends across different cultures. Volunteers serve
503-214-8346                                        as assistant coaches for teams at weekly
Contact: Carolyn Berndt, Miriam Siegel              practices and games.
Email: binky@binkypatrol.org
Web: www.binkypatrol.org                            CALIFORNIA CONFERENCE FOR
Ages: 14+, Co-ed                                    EQUALITY AND JUSTICE
                                                    444 W. Ocean Blvd., Suite 940, Long Beach, CA
Dedicated to providing handmade blankets for        90802
children and teens in need of comfort due to        562-435-8184
illness, abuse and trauma. Volunteers make          Contact: Volunteer Dept.
blankets and deliver them to local shelters,        Web: www.cacej.org/
hospitals and foster care agencies.                 Ages: High School, Co-ed

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB OF                              Promotes understanding and respect among all
PASADENA                                            races, religions and cultures through advocacy,
3230 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107           conflict resolution and education. Operates
626-449-9100 ext. 208                               Building Bridges camp during the school year.
Contact: Hilary Crahan                              Volunteers train in communication skills, racial,
Email: volunteer@bgcpasadena.org                    cultural and gender relations.
Web: www.bgcpasadena.org
Ages: 16+, Co-ed                                    CALIFORNIA PHILHARMONIC
                                                    ORCHESTRA
Volunteer opportunities are available at several    1120 Huntington Dr., San Marino, CA 91008
sites in a variety of areas, including homework     626-300-8200 ext. 17
assistance, technology, art, athletics and music.   Contact: Director of Volunteers
                                                    Email: jeremy@calphil.org
                                                    Web: www.calphil.org
                                                    Ages: 14+, Co-ed

                                                    Volunteers to assist with summer concert series,
                                                    including general office, telephone ticket orders,
                                                    setup, clean up, production duties and ushering
                                                    at summer concerts.
CATHOLIC WORKER HOSPITALITY                        CLINICA MEDICA FAMILIAR DE
KITCHEN                                            SANTA ANA
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821 E. 6 St., Los Angeles, CA 90021                517 N. Main, Ste. 100, Santa Ana, CA 92701
323-267-8789                                       714-647-0401
Contact: Clare                                     Contact: Francisco Limo
Email: info@lacatholicworker.org                   Ages: High School, Co-ed
Web: www.lacatholicworker.org
Ages: 15+, Co-ed                                   Volunteers assist medical staff in this clinic and
                                                   serve predominantly Hispanic patients.
Help prepare and serve people in L.A. skid row     Opportunity to use Spanish and learn both office
area, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 7:45         and patient skills.
a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Groups of three or more
should call ahead of schedule.                     COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES PUBLIC
                                                   LIBRARY
CENTER FOR COMMUNITY AND                           7400 E. Imperial Hwy., Downey, CA 90242
FAMILY SERVICES                                    562-940-8559
626-795-7990                                       Contact: Volunteer Program Coordinator
Web: www.ccafs.org                                 Email: kkramer@library.lacounty.gov
                                                   Web: www.colapublib.org
Sign up for volunteer opportunities online.        Co-ed

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL                                Volunteers augment and complement library staff
4650 Sunset Blvd., MS 64, Los Angeles, CA          in meeting the informational, educational, and
90027                                              recreational needs of a highly diverse public
323-361-2371                                       through a network of community-focused
Contact: Alma Barrera, Volunteer Coordinator       libraries.
Email: abarrera@chla.ucs.edu
Web:                                               DESCANSO GARDENS
www.childrenshospitalla.org/volunteeropportuniti   1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada, CA 91011
es                                                 818-949-7978
Ages: 15+, Co-ed                                   Contact: Tali Arnold
                                                   Web: www.DescansoGardens.org
Volunteers work as escorts, in the gift shop,      Ages: 14+. Co-ed
office, or if over 18, in the playrooms. Must
commit to 100 hours, 6 months and a regular        Volunteers work in the gift shop, at the Japanese
schedule.                                          Tea House and on the Enchanted Railroad on
                                                   the weekends. They might also assist with
CITY OF HOPE NATIONAL MEDICAL                      clerical work and garden maintenance during the
CENTER                                             week.
1500 E. Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010
626-256-HOPE (4673) ext. 64049                     EATON CANYON NATURE CENTER
Contact: Judy Frazier or Jason Cressell            1750 N. Altadena Dr., Pasadena, CA 91107
Web: http://www.cityofhope.org                     626-398-5420
Ages: 15+, Co-ed                                   Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
                                                   Email: volunteers@ecnca.org
Volunteers welcome to help in this cancer          Web: www.ecnca.org
research and treatment hospital. Interviews over   Ages: 18+ (minors must be accompanied by an
spring break for summer volunteers. Minimum of     adult), Co-ed
4 hours per week required. Parent meeting
mandatory.                                         Outdoor volunteer opportunities include grounds
                                                   maintenance, trail maintenance and native plant
                                                   gardening. Opportunities for high school age
                                                   students as a group, if arranged in advance.
EL CENTRO DE ACCION SOCIAL                            FOOTHILL UNITY CENTER –
37 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105               MONROVIA
626-792-3148 ext. 12                                  415 W. Chesnut Ave., Monrovia, CA 91016
Contact: Randy Ertll                                  626-358-3486
Email: randy.ertll@elcentropasadena.org               Contact: Raina Martinez
Web: www.elcentropasadena.org/                        Email: raina@foothillunitycenter.org
Ages: 16+, Co-ed                                      Web: www.foothillunitycenter.org/
                                                      Co-ed
Volunteers are needed to work with children at
cultural events, in after-school tutoring programs,   Non-sectarian group provides food to low-income
and in arts and crafts activities.                    and homeless people in San Gabriel Valley.
                                                      Organizes events to distribute back-to-school
EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN’S                                supplies, and operates a thrift store for used
FOUNDATION                                            items. Volunteers assist in all areas.
8740 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA
90232                                                 FOOTHILL UNITY CENTER –
310-204-3300                                          PASADENA
Contact: Brian Urnovitz                               191 N. Oak Street, Pasadena, CA 91107
Email: burnovitz@ecf.net                              626-584-7420
Web: www.ecf.net                                      Contact: Raina Martinez
Ages: Call office, Co-ed                              Email: raina@foothillunitycenter.org
                                                      Web: www.foothillunitycenter.org/
ECF offers special assistance to developmentally      Co-ed
disabled children and adults so they can live full
lives. Summer camp in July.                           Non-sectarian group provides food to low-income
                                                      and homeless people in San Gabriel Valley.
FOOTHILL FAMILY SERVICE                               Organizes events to distribute back-to-school
2500 E. Foothill Blvd., Ste. 300, Pasadena, CA        supplies, and operates a thrift store for used
91107                                                 items. Volunteers assist in all areas.
626-564-1613
Contact: Stacy Yamato                                 FRIENDS IN DEED
Web: www.foothillfamily.org                           444 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104
Ages: 13+, Co-ed                                      626-797-6072
                                                      Contact: Food Pantry Coordinator
Foothill Family Service provides counseling           Email: info@ecpac.net
services for at-risk and abused children, teens       Web: www.ecpac.net/
and families.                                         Ages: 11+ with adult supervision, Co-ed

FOOTHILL PRESBYTERIAN                                 Volunteers organize food and clothing in
HOSPITAL                                              storerooms, take donations, give receipts, and
250 S. Grand Ave., Glendora, CA 91741                 distribute food on a non-emergency basis to the
626-963-8411                                          needy. Can work during summer and special
Contact: Mo Fitzgerald or Dawn Tomaszewski            events in December.
Web: www.cvhp.org
Ages: 14+, Co-ed                                      GLENDALE ADVENTIST HOSPITAL
                                                      1509 Wilson Terrace, Glendale, CA 91206
Assist with clerical work and at the information      818-409-8057
desk. Best to sign-up in January.                     Contact: Liz Mirzaian
                                                      Web: www.glendaleadventist.com
                                                      Ages: 14+, Co-ed

                                                      Volunteers help by paging and escorting patients.
GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL                               HARAMBEE CHRISTIAN FAMILY
1225 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90017            CENTER
213-977-2091                                          1609 Navarro Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103
Contact: Ester Duenas                                 626-791-7439 or 626-798-7431
Email: eduenas@goodsam.org                            Contact: Ilene DeCuir or Rodolpho Carrasco
Web: www.goodsam.org/                                 Email: info@harambee.org
Ages: 15+, Co-ed                                      Web: www.harambee.org
                                                      Ages: 15-18, Co-ed
Volunteers work in the hospital, assisting medical
professionals, escorting patients and doing           Volunteers tutor elementary and Jr. High
clerical duties. Minimum 100 hours required.          students. Need basic education skills, and
                                                      communication and teaching abilities. Summer or
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF                                after-school hours. Minimum commitment of one
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA                                   day per week for a specific time.
324 San Fernando Rd., Los Angeles, CA 90031
323-539-2185                                          HEAL THE BAY
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Contact: Camille Guerrero                             1444 9 St., Santa Monica, CA 90401
Email: info@goodwillsocal.org                         310-451-4500 or 800 HEAL BAY ext. 145
Web: www.goodwillsocal.org                            Contact: Saira Gandhi
Co-ed                                                 Web: www.healthebay.org/volunteer/
                                                      Ages: 12+, Co-ed
Volunteer Services produce special events to
inform community groups and the public at large       Volunteer activities are education oriented.
of the needs of the disabled and those with other     Volunteers can assist in beach clean-ups,
vocational disadvantages. Their main event is the     fundraising events, or office help. Hours are after
“Vintage Wrapsody” fashion show.                      school, on weekends and in the summer. No
                                                      minimum hours required.
GUIDE DOGS OF AMERICA
13445 Glenoaks Blvd,. Sylmar, CA 91342                HILLSIDES HOME FOR CHILDREN
818-362-5834                                          940 Avenue 64, Pasadena, CA 91105
Contact: Kim Qortlander                               323-254-2274
Email: mail@guidedogsofamerica.org                    Contact: Rob Wherley
Web: www.guidedogsofamerica.org                       Email: rwherley@hillsides.org
Ages: Family, Co-ed                                   Web: www.hillsides.org/
                                                      Ages: High School Juniors & Seniors,Co-ed
Need families to raise and socialize puppies from
8 weeks to 18-22 months. Must be able to put the      Tutoring and befriending kids who have beeen
needs of others over your own emotional               removed from broken or dangerous homes.
attachment to the dog at the end of the training      Mostly needed during the school year in after-
period. Full time responsibility for 1-2 years.       school programs. Volunteers must be able to
                                                      make a steady, 1hour weekly commitment and
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY – SAN                            have faculty recommendations.
GABRIEL VALLEY
770 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103             HOLY FAMILY SERVICES ADOPTION
626-792-3838                                          AND FOSTER CARE
Contact: Jan Robinson                                 840 Echo Park Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90026
Email: volunteernow@sgvhabitat.org                    213-202-3900
Web: www.sgvhabitat.org                               Contact: Ann Chenille Harrison
Ages: 16+, Co-ed                                      Email: info@holyfamilyservices.org
                                                      Web: www.hfs.org/
Supplies low income families with an opportunity      Ages: 14+, Co-ed
to build and own their own homes. Volunteers
can assist with store displays, selling and general   Agency promotes quality family opportunities for
office work. Students over 16 can help on             children through counseling, education and
building sites with parental consent.                 support activities. Flexible hours for volunteers
                                                      who answer phones, put together packets of
                                                      information and perform general office duties.
HORTICULTURAL THERAPY CENTER                         JAPANESE AMERICAN NATIONAL
AT DESCANSO GARDENS                                  MUSEUM
1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada, CA 91011               369 E. First St., Los Angeles, CA 90012
818-949-7978                                         213-830-5645
Contact: Jane Allen                                  Contact: Volunteer Services
Web: www.descansogardens.org/sped/                   Email: volunteer@janm.org
Ages: 14+, Co-ed                                     Web: www.janm.org/volunteer/
                                                     Ages: 16-18 (student application), 18+ (online
Opportunities include gardening, working with        application), Co-ed
children, helping with events, and working in the
gift shop.                                           Ongoing cultural programs that explore identity
                                                     and community. Student volunteers can assist
HUNTINGTON LIBRARY AND                               docents and help with family days and public
BOTANICAL GARDENS                                    programs. All ethnic backgrounds are welcome.
                                                     Some training courses required. Minimum time
1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108
                                                     commitment. Weekend opportunities for students
626-405-3429
                                                     who like to interact with the public. Additional
Contact: Mollie Swaner
                                                     information available at www.ncdemocracy.org/
Email: mswaner@huntington.org
                                                     and www.discovernikkei.org/ .
Web:
www.huntington.org/Education/volunteer.html
Ages: 14+, Co-ed

Projects range from facilitating demonstrations in   JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE OF LOS
the Plant Conservatory, welcoming visitors to the    ANGELES
galleries and helping in the gardens. Application,   6505 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. 500, Los Angeles, CA
interview and training classes required. Six         90048
month commitment. Training sessions in               323-634-0464
February and September.                              Web: www.jfsla.org

HUNTINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL                         Volunteer opportunities with a variety of agencies
100 W. California Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91105          including work with the elderly, special needs,
626-397-5208                                         immigrants, women’s shelters, etc.
Contact: Mary Jayne Johnstone, Student
Volunteer Supervisor                                 JUNIOR BLIND OF AMERICA
Email:                                               5300 Angeles Vista Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
maryjayne.johnstone@huntingtonhospital.com           90043
Web: www.huntingtonhospital.com                      323-295-4555, ext. 267
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Ages: Must have completed 9 grade before             Contact: Debbie McBeth
applying, Co-ed                                      Email: dmcbeth@junioblind.org
                                                     Web: www.juniorblind.org/site/
Volunteers work in patient care areas and            Ages: 15+, Co-ed
departmental offices after school, weekends and
summer weekdays. Students must commit to a           Volunteers can help in the office or apply work at
minimum of 40 hours overall. Application             Camp Bloomfield, located in the Santa Monica
available online under Volunteer Services.           Mountains above Malibu. We serve children and
                                                     adults who are blind and visually impaired. Apply
                                                     in March for summer programs.

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                                                     800 W. 6 St. Ste. 450, Los Angeles, CA 90017
                                                     213-233-9901
                                                     Contact: Cindy Noboa
                                                     Email: losangeles@jdrf.org
                                                     Web: www.jdrf.org/losangeles

                                                     Volunteers put together packets, fold letters,
                                                     make copies, pass out food and water at events,
                                                     write articles and participate in Walks. Hours after
                                                     school, weekends and all day in summer. No
                                                     minimum hours required.
KIDSPACE MUSEUM                                        LIFELONG FOR PETS, INC.
480 N. Arroyo Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91103                P.O. Box 1373, Monrovia, CA 91017
626-449-9144, ext. 5221                                626-797-0206
Contact: Leigh Urbaniak                                Contact: Hazel Campbell
Email: lurbaniak@kidspacemuseum.org                    Email: lifelineforpets@msn.com
Web: www.kidspacemuseum.org/volunteerfaq
Ages: 16+ (14-15 for office or assist staff), Co-ed    Rescue pets and help showing.

Participatory children’s museum that provides          LONGACRE EXPEDITIONS
interactive exhibits and educational programs in       P.O. Box 293, Brielle, N.J. 08736
the arts and sciences. Volunteers work behind          732-722-7566 or 800-433-0127
the scenes, assist in educational programs and         Contact: Meredith and Matthew Schuler, Roger
facilitate guest exploration. High school internship   Smith
program.                                               Email: longacre@LongacreExpeditions.com
                                                       Web: www.longacreexpeditions.com
KOREATOWN YOUTH AND                                    Ages: 11-19, Co-ed
COMMUNITY CENTER (KYCC)
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3727 W. 6 St., Ste. 300, Los Angeles, CA 90020
213-365-7400, ext. 127                                 community service. A Virgin Islands Expedition
Contact: Ashley Kim                                    included an archeological dig, excavating a pre-
Email: volunteer@kyccla.org                            Columbian site, and a beach clean up.
Web: www.kyccla.org/
Ages: High School, Co-ed                               LOS ANGELES REGIONAL FOOD
                                                       BANK
Serves at-risk Korean-American families through                   st
                                                       1734 E. 41 St., Los Angeles, CA 90058
counseling, language translation and instruction.      323-234-3030, ext. 144 or 156
Volunteer opportunities include mentoring,             Contact: Ana Martinez or Michael Espe
tutoring, art enrichment and office duties.            Email: amartinez@lafoodbank.org
                                                       Web: www.lafoodbank.org
L.A.M.P. – LITERACY FOR ALL OF                         Ages: 14+, Co-ed
MONTEREY PARK
318 S. Ramona Ave., Monterey Park, CA 91754            Supplies food to thousands of hungry people
Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library                      every week. Volunteers sort food donations,
626-307-1251                                           prepare food packages & make foor for those in
Contact: Norma Arvizu                                  need.
Email: narvizu@montereypark.ca.gov or
LAMP@montereypark.ca.gov                               LOS ANGELES ZOO
Web: www.montereyparklibrary.llwip.org/literacy        5333 Zoo Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90027
Ages: 14+, Co-ed                                       323-644-4703
                                                       Contact: Kirin Daugharty
Volunteers work in a one-on-one situation with         Email: volunteers@lazoo.org
others, helping them to learn to read, write &         Web: www.lazoo.org
speak English. Must attend training session and        Ages: 16+ (13-15 with parent), Co-ed
commit to tutoring 1 ½ hour each week.
Volunteer may also mend and process library            Volunteer opportunities include working on
materials.                                             special events in the petting zoo, providing visitor
                                                       assistance, food prep and enrichment. The Eco-
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LA MIRADA VOLUNTEER CENTER                             Corps program is for students entering 9 , 10 or
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                                                       11 grade and involves a 10 week training
11900 La Mirada Blvd., La Mirada, CA 90638
                                                       program on Saturdays starting in September.
562-943-3177
                                                       Informational meetings are in June or July.
 Contact: MiMi Frick
Ages: All, Co-ed

Referral and training of volunteers of all ages.
Programs include Court Referral, the Holiday
Basket Program, Friendly Services and Free
Legal Counseling.
MARCH OF DIMES                                      METHODIST HOSPITAL
3699 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 520, Los Angeles, CA       300 W. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, CA 91007
90010                                               626-574-3753
213-637-5050                                        Contact: William K. Roop
Contact: Asher Garfinkel                            Web: www.methodisthospital.org
Email: agarfinkel@marchofdimes.com                  Ages: 14+, Co-ed
Web: www.marchofdimes.com/california/
Ages: High School, Co-ed                            A variety of responsibilities, including reading to
                                                    patients, assisting with meal trays, and helping
Volunteers do office tasks and work at health       staff. Orientation and training. 3-4 hour shifts,
fairs. The need organizational skills, dedication   once every other week. Waiting list.
and personal motivation. Will learn public
speaking skills, gain knowledge of March of         MOTHER THERESA MISSIONARY
Dimes services and pregnancy issues. No             BROTHER OF CHARITY
minimum time commitment.
                                                    1316 S. Westlake Ave., Los Angeles, CA
                                                    213-384-6116
MARYVALE DAYCARE CENTER                             Contact: Brother Bob
7600 E. Graves Ave., Rosemead, CA 91770
626-280-6510                                        Volunteers work with experienced teams to take
Contact: Ann Lopsinger                              sandwiches and other essentials to people living
Ages: 16+, Co-ed                                    on the streets of downtown L.A. Meet on
                                                    Saturday mornings between 8:30 to 9 a.m. for
Volunteers assist teachers in classrooms and on     assignments. Groups should call in advance.
the playground with children with special needs
ages 9 months to 5 years. Hours after school,       MOTHER’S CLUB COMMUNITY
vacations and summer. Minimum time
commitment.                                         CENTER
                                                    980 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91103
                                                    626-792-2687
MCA CENTER (USC)                                    Contact: Silvana Casalegno
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1640 Marengo St., 3 Floor, Los Angeles, CA
                                                    Web: www.mothersclub.org
90033
                                                    Ages: Jr. & Sr. High School, Co-ed
323-226-5068
Email: mca@keck.usc.edu
                                                    Prepares families living in isolation and poverty to
Web:
                                                    succeed in school and in life. Help with children’s
www.usc.edu/schools/medicine/departments/pedi
                                                    preschool and play in a multicultural setting.
atrics/divisions/mca
                                                    Assist teachers and work with mothers and
Ages: 14+, Co-ed
                                                    children. Need volunteers who love working with
                                                    children and are available between 9-12
Educational tutoring utilizing computers,
                                                    weekdays.
mentoring and play. Need to have a love of
children and a desire to help children who are
seriously ill. Hours open: 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.      MOVE A CHILD HIGHER
weekdays; would prefer a 4 hours/week               1430 Topeka St., Pasadena, CA 91104
commitment.                                         626-798-1222 or 626-798-3234
                                                    Contact: Joy Rittenhouse
                                                    Email: joymach1@yahoo.com
MELODIES IN ACTION                                  Web: www.moveachildhigher.org/
626-351-7067
                                                    Ages: 14+, Co-ed
Contact: Jennifer Ma
Email: melodiesinaction@gmail.com
                                                    Program helps children with mental and physical
Ages: 12+, Co-ed
                                                    disabilities through carefully supervised
                                                    horseback riding and occupational therapy
A community service and music outreach
                                                    games. Volunteers should be comfortable around
program comprised of student musicians who
                                                    children and horses, but will be trained. Requires
wish to share their music-making with the elderly
                                                    a 20 hour commitment.
community. Students visit local retirement homes
and give free concerts during the year. Open to
anyone who loves music.
NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR JEWISH                           PARA LOS NINOS
WOMEN                                                 500 Lucas Ave., Los Angeles, CA
543 N. Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036            213-250-4800 x529
323-651-2930                                          Contact: Maria Aguilar
Contact: Leslie Debeauvais                            Email: maguilar@paralosninos.org
Email: info@ncjwla.org                                Web: www.paralosninos.org
Web: www.ncwla.org
Ages: High School, Girls                              Nonprofit agency that provides child care,
                                                      schooling and other services to at-risk children
NCJW works in women’s services. One-time and          and their families. Make a difference in a child’s
ongoing opportunities available in book fairs, art    life by volunteering to mento, tutor and work one-
and literary programs in schools,                     on-one with young children, teach English, coach
women’s/children’s services, clothing give-aways      sports and assist with art projects. Office
and art festivals.                                    opportunities also available.

ORCHESTRAS OF PASADENA                                PASADENA BEAUTIFUL
117 E. Colorado Blvd. #200, Pasadena, CA              FOUNDATION
91105                                                 140 S. Lave Ave. #268, Pasadena, CA 91101
626-793-7172                                          626-795-9704
Contact: Evelyn Nevills                               Email: trees@pasadenabeautiful.org
Email: enevills@theorchestras.org                     Web: www.pasadenabeautiful.org
Web: www.theorchestras.org                            Ages: All ages, Co-ed
Ages: High School, Co-ed
                                                      Volunteers help plant and care for trees along the
Work in the office, set up tables and chairs, paint   streets and assist in park clean-up in Pasadena.
sets, sell t-shirts, escort concert guests, and       They may develop their own projects and work as
participate in fund raising activities.               a class during school hours. Hours during and
                                                      after school, on weekends, holidays and during
OUTWARD BOUND LOS ANGELES                             the summer.
2020 N. Lincoln Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103
626-564-0844                                          PASADENA CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Contact: Charles Thomas                               ASSOCIATES
Email: losangeles@outwardbound.org                    620 N. Lake Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101
Web: www.outwardboundlosangeles.org/                  626-793-7350, ext. 259
Ages: High School, Co-ed                              Contact: Melinda Martinez
                                                      Email: pcda@pasadenachilddevelopment.org
Focus on children and the environment. Help with      Web: www.pasadenachilddevelopment.org/
fundraising events, assisting on hikes, or office     Ages: 14+, Co-ed
work.
                                                      Private agency serving children with various
PACIFIC ASIA MUSEUM                                   disabilities. Volunteers help with children in social
46 N. Los Robles Ave., Pasadena, CA 91101             skill groups at summer camp and in the office.
626-449-2742 x30                                      Must be responsible, courteous and good with
Contact: Sunny Stevenson (Wed-Thurs)                  children. Camp volunteers must make a strong
Web: www.pacificasiamuseum.org/                       commitment.
       th
Ages: 9 grade +, Co-ed
                                                      PASADENA HERITAGE
Volunteers assist in the bookstore, at public         651 S. Saint John Ave., Pasadena, CA 91105-
programs, in the office and with computer work.       2913
Must be dependable, able to work with the public,     626-441-6333, ext. 11
have some computer knowledge and like                 Contact: Mia King
children. Some minimum time commitment.               Email: preservation@pasadenaheritage.org
                                                      Web: www.pasadenaheritage.org
                                                      Ages: Jr. & Sr. High School, Co-ed

                                                      Volunteer opportunities exist for general office
                                                      work, telephoning, tour hosts and docents,
                                                      refreshment service, ticket sales, Pasadena
                                                      tours, research and photography. No minimum
                                                      hours required.
PASADENA HUMANE SOCIETY                            PINAFORES LEAGUE FOR
361 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena, A 91105             CRIPPLED CHILDREN
626-792-7151, Ext. 104                             Orthopedic Hospital
Contact: Sandy DeMarco                             2400 S. Flower, Los Angeles, CA 90007
Email: sandy@phsspca.org                                                   nd
                                                   Volunteer Center is on 2 floor.
Web: www.phsspca.org                               213-742-1533
Ages: 15+, Co-ed                                   Web: www.orthohospital.org/support_league.php
                                                   Ages: High School, Co-ed, 14+
An independent, private, non-profit organization
dedicated to the welfare of our animal friends.    Volunteers gather once a month at the hospital
Applicants must attend orientation and training    for meeting and doing crafts with the children.
sessions. Five different volunteer programs. A     Hours available on the weekends with a minimum
special summer volunteer program is for 13-14      time commitment of two hours per month, Sept.
year olds.                                         through June.

PASADENA MEALS ON WHEELS                           PROJECT LITERACY AT UCLA
54 N. Oakland St., Pasadena, CA 91101              Castelar Elementary School, Chinatown
626-449-6815                                       310-825-2417
Web:                                               Email: prolit@ucla.edu
www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/pages/mow.htm         Web: www.prolit.usaccsc.org
Ages: Jr. & Sr. High School, Co-ed                 Ages: Co-ed

Volunteers help pack food from 9:30-11:30 a.m.     Aims to improve literacy rates in impoverished
or help deliver food from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.     areas of L.A. Volunteers assist with literacy
There is no minimum time commitment.               program.

PASADENA PUBLIC LIBRARY                            PUTNEY STUDENT TRAVEL
285 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91101              345 Hickory Ridge Road, Putney, VT 05346
626-744-4766                                       802-387-5000
Contact: Young Adult Librarian                     Contact: Britt Doran
Email: vfuentes@cityofpasadena.net                 Email: info@goputney.com
Web: www.ci.pasadena.ca.us/LIBRARY/                Web: www.goputney.com
Ages: 12+, Co-ed                                   Ages: 13-18, Co-ed

Branches throughout the area love student          Participants in Putney Community Service and
volunteers. They help with children’s reading      Global Awareness in Action small-group
programs, shelving, and checking out books.        programs work alongside local people on projects
                                                   that make a difference in rural communities in the
PASADENA SENIOR CENTER                             developing world.
85 E. Holly St., Pasadena, CA 91103
626-795-4331                                       REBUILDING TOGETHER PASADENA
Contact: Cynthia Rosedale                          P.O. Box 302, Pasadena, CA 91102
Email: CynthiaR@pasadenaseniorcenter.org           626-798-6176
Web: www.pasadenaseniorcenter.org/                 Contact: Jon Corrales
Ages: Jr. & Sr. High School                        Email: rtpasadena@yahoo.com
                                                   Web: www.pasadenarebuildintogether.org
Assist with Special Events – Senior Olympics,      Ages: 14+, Co-ed
Doo Dah Parade, Concerts in the Park,
Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners, Holiday        Rebuild and rehabilitate houses and centers for
Parties, etc. Also, need baked goods on an         low-income seniors and the disabled. Need
ongoing basis.                                     skilled and unskilled volunteers. Visit website for
                                                   ongoing projects.
ROOSEVELT SCHOOL                                   SOUTH PASADENA PUBLIC
315 N. Pasadena Ave., Pasadena CA 91103            LIBRARY
626-795-9501                                       110 Oxley, S. Pasadena, CA 91030
Contact: Kathee Bautista                           626-403-7358
Email: kbautista@pusd.us                           Contact: Maida Lin Wong
Web: www.pasadena.k12.ca.us                        Email: mwong@ci.south-pasadena.ca.us
Ages: Jr. & Sr. High, Co-ed                        Web: www.cityofpasadena.us/library
                                                   Ages: Jr. & Sr. High School, Co-ed
Mainstreams special education kids into regular
school, including kids who need help with          Administering the Summer Reading Program,
wheelchairs, personal attention, etc. Volunteers   assisting with crafts, keeping books in order,
provide assistance.                                database input, cleaning books and more.
                                                   Minimum 20 hours. Applications due before first
RUSTIC PATHWAYS                                    Saturday in May.
P.O. Box 1150, Willoughby, OH 44096
800-321-4353                                       SOUTH PASADENA / SAN MARINO
Email: rusticpathways.com                          YMCA
Web: www.rusticpathways.com
                                                   1605 Garfield Ave., S. Pasadena, CA 91030
Ages: 12-18, Co-ed
                                                   626-799-9119
                                                   Contact: Elaine Grohe
Travel to domestic and international locations,
                                                   Email: elainegrohe@ymcala.org
such as New Orleans, the Fiji Islands, Thailand
                                                   Web:
and Costa Rica in an adventure travel program,
                                                   www.ymcala.org/Branch/Default.aspx?ENT=67
which includes a wide variety of community
service projects.
                                                   Non-profit community organization with a variety
                                                   of volunteer opportunities including summer
SALVATION ARMY                                     camp duties, child care, fundraising, youth sports,
960 E. Walnut St., Pasadena, CA 91106              front desk, and office work.
626-773-4400
Contact: Edwards Hills or Shirley Hills            ST. FRANCIS CENTER
Email: Ron.Toy@usw.salvationarmy.org
                                                   1835 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, CA 90015
Web: www.salvationarmyusa.org
                                                   213-747-5347
                                                   Contact: Jill Remelski
Variety of services to surrounding communities:
                                                   Email: jremelski@sfcla.org
Students assist with low-cost day camp, Camp
                                                   Web: www.sfcla.org
Discovery (mid-June to August), and help with
                                                   Ages: 12-15 with parent 16+, Co-ed
food packing and distribution. Possible
opportunities for assisting children’s choir on
                                                   Community project serving low income families,
Monday evenings 5:30 to 6:30p.m.
                                                   their children and seniors living in downtown Los
                                                   Angeles. Volunteer opportunities available
SIERRA MADRE PUBLIC LIBRARY                        Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, 9a.m. to
440 W. Sierra Madre, Sierra Madre, CA 91024        12:30p.m. preparing and distributing food bags
626-355-7186, ext. 103                             for low income families; Fridays from 9a.m. to
Contact: Meegan Tosh                               12:30p.m. preparing and distributing food bags
Email: mtosh@cityofsierramadre.com                 for low income seniors; and serve breakfast
Web:                                               Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:30 to 9a.m. Other
www.cityofsierramadre.com/index.php?mod=libra      volunteer opportunities also available for groups
ry                                                 interested in organizing food, clothing, and
       th
Ages: 7 grade +, Co-ed                             hygiene product drives throughout the year.

Students help with summer reading program for
kids. Applications are available in the spring
ST. VINCENT MEDICAL CENTER                              UNION STATION
           rd
2131 W. 3 St., Los Angeles, CA 90057                    825 E. Orange Grove, Pasadena, CA 91104
213-484-7328                                            626-240-4550, ext. 103
Contact: Shirlene Post                                  Contact: Elli Oswald
Web: www.stvincentmedicalcenter.com                     Email: volunteer@unionstationhs.org
Ages: 15+, Co-ed                                        Web: www.unionstationfoundation.org
                                                        Ages: 16+, Co-ed
Assist with pastient service; work in the gift store,
reception desks, or with historical conservancy.        Volunteers assist in preparing and serving food,
                                                        cleaning up, and with special events. They are
THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED                                  needed on Saturday mornings, during the
2331 N. Elston Ave., Chicago, IL 60614                  summer or for special projects such as library set
800-939-9839 or 773-342-5200                            up, childcare and family meals.
Contact: Jim Stein
Email: info@theroadlesstraveled.com                     UNITED IN HARMONY
Web: www.theroadlesstraveled.com/                       P.O. Box 34456, Los Angeles, CA 90034
Ages: 13-19, Co-ed                                      310-470-9702
                                                        Contact: Wendy or Katie
Travel to South Dakota, Louisiana, Costa Rica,          Email: Wendy@unitedinharmony.org or
Ecuador, Peru, Namibia and India provide life           Katie@unitedinharmony.org
experiences through the development of                  Web: www.unitedinharmony.org
                                                                          th
community service, language, cultural awareness         Ages: Completed 9 +, Co-ed
and adventure activities.
                                                        Sponsors overnight camps for homeless children
TOM SAWYER CAMPS                                        from L.A. shelters as well as various fundraising
707 W. Woodbury Rd. #F, Altadena, CA 91001              events to support their work. The camp offers
626-794-1156                                            student counselors orientation and training.
Contact: Sarah Horner
Email: sarah@tomsawyercamps.com                         USC UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
Web: www.tomsawyercamps.com                             1500 San Pablo St., Los Angeles, CA 90033
                 th    th
Ages: Entering 10 or 11 grade, Co-ed                    323-442-8919 Volunteer Info or 323-442-8436
                                                        Office
Jr. counselors act as role models for children,         Contact: Kai Tramiel, Manager Volunteer
helping to create a memorable experience. They          Services
receive training that prepares them for future          Email: USC-UH-Volunteer@tenethealth.com
jobs. Jr. counselors need to volunteer for a            Web: www.uscuh.com
complete session.                                       Ages: 15+, Co-ed

TREE PEOPLE                                             Private research and teaching hospital staffed by
12601 Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210         the Keck School of Medicine at USC. Volunteers
818-623-4879                                            work in a variety of departments from the gift
Contact: Lisa Sotelo                                    shop to Outpatient Surgery. Minimum 75 hours
Email: volunteer@treepeople.org                         per year, usually about 4 hours per week.
Web: www.treepeople.org
Ages: All ages welcome.                                 VERDUGO HILLS HOSPITAL
                                                        1812 Verdugo Blvd., Glendale, CA 91208
Healing nature to heal our cities. Focus on three       818-952-2206
areas: planting trees, educating community about        Contact: Judy Hurst
environmental issues, and working with                  Email: judyhurst@vhhospital.org
government agencies on critical water issues.           Web: www.vhhospital.org
Many different ways to get involved.                    Ages: High School, Co-ed

                                                        Variety of volunteer opportunites in many
                                                        different departments. 100 hours minimum, 4
                                                                                                        st
                                                        hour per week. Applications available May 1 .
                                                        Limited openings. Usually all filed within first few
                                                        days.
VILLA ESPERANZA SERVICES                            YOUNG AND HEALTHY
2060 East Villa Street, Pasadena, CA 91107          37 N. Holliston, Pasadena, CA 91106
626-449-2919, ext. 162                              626-795-5166
Contact: Alex Paschal                               Contact: Teresa Aubert
Email: apaschal@villaesperanzaservices.org          Email: info@youngandhealthy-pas.org
Web: www.villaesperanzaservices.org                 Web: www.youngandhealthy-pas.org
Ages: 14+, Co-ed                                    Ages: 14+, Co-ed

Educational, vocational, residential and social     Young & Healthy is a health care program that
service center that serves kindergarteners to       provides free medical, dental, psychological and
seniors with developmental disabilities.            case-management services to low-income,
Volunteers work directly with children and adults   uninsured children. Volunteers prepare for the fall
in classrooms, help with adult day care and do      programs, sorting, copying and packing
general office work.                                materials.

VISIONS SERVICE ADVENTURES                          YOUTH CENTER AT ST. JAMES
P.O. Box 220, Newport, PA 17074-0220                1325 Monterey Rd., South Pasadena, CA 91030
717-567-7313                                        626-799-6266
Contact: Teena Beutel or Joanne Pinaire             Contact: Nina Bueno
Email: info@visionserviceadventures.com             Email: nina@youthcenterstjames.com
Web: www.VisionsServiceAdventures.com               Web: www. youthcenterstjames.com/
Ages: 14-18, Co-ed                                  Ages: 14+, Co-ed

Community Service, cross-cultural immersion &       The Youth Center offers a 5-week after school
exploration summer program. Participants & staff    summer program from the end of June through
live in host communities including Costa Rica,      July, which includes cooking, swimming, and field
Nicaragua, Ecuador, Peru, Alaska, Montana,          trips to local attractions. Weekly or 5-week
Vietnam and others.                                 sessions.

WHITTIER SENIOR CITIZENS                            YWCA PASADENA-FOOTHILL
CENTER                                              VALLEY
13225 Walnut St., Whittier, CA 90602                1200 N. Fair Oaks, Pasadena, CA 91103
562-464-3370                                        626-798-3474
Contact: Ruri Pirre                                 Contact: Barbara Madden
Email: rpierre@cityofwhittier.org                   Email: maddenbarbara@charter.net
Web: www.cityofwhittier.org                         Web: www.ywca-pasadena.org
Ages: 16+, Co-ed                                    Ages: 14+, Girls

Many opportunities to volunteer with seniors and    Group’s mission: eliminating racism and
other sommunity projects, such as painting          empowering women. Volunteer opportunites
woodblocks for underprivileged children.            include mentorship, event staffing, administrative
                                                    help.
WORLD HORIZONS
INTERNATIONAL, LLC
P.O. Box 662, Bethlehem, Ct 06751
800-262-5874 or 203-266-5874
Contact: Stuart Rabinowitz
Email: worldhorizons@att.net
Web: www.world-horizons.com
Ages: Teens, Co-ed

Offers community service trips during spring
break and summer. 2009 trip destinations include
Costa Rica, Ecuador, Fiji, Iceland, Italy and the
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah.

				
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