Statewide Volunteer Work
Many Californians safely can help their community during these difficult times. You can make a difference by delivering meals to vulnerable populations, donating to a food bank, supporting local nonprofits, performing wellness checks, creating hygiene kits, and donating blood to help people affected by COVID-19. More information here.
Local Volunteer Work
United Way of Greater Los Angeles has announced the creation of the Pandemic Relief Fund, which aims to support unsheltered residents, prevent increases in homelessness, and assist low-income students. More information.
Westside Friends is looking for volunteers to help bring groceries and other supplies to seniors. More information.
LA Works is looking for help with the following:
- Tele-social Volunteers. The TeleSocial Program was created to help keep social distancing from becoming social isolation for vulnerable homebound individuals who are at highest risk for both the coronavirus and the resulting loneliness from self-quarantine.
- Hunger relief. Food banks desperately need volunteer help to sort donations, package food kits, or deliver meals. All banks have incorporated thorough distancing and hygiene procedures.
The Red Cross Los Angeles is looking for help with the following:
Giving blood. The Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this COVID-19 outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate.
Volunteering to help distribute free meals. Hundreds of volunteers are needed every weekday morning to help the Red Cross, LA County Office of Emergency Management and the Los Angeles Unified School District serve prepared meals to families and students affected by school closures.