Statewide Volunteer Work
Californians can aid their community safely during these challenging times by delivering meals to vulnerable populations, donating to food banks, supporting local nonprofits, performing wellness checks, creating hygiene kits, donating blood and more. More information here.
Local Volunteer Work
United Way of Greater Los Angeles created 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 physical distancing from becoming social isolation for vulnerable homebound individuals who are at highest risk for both the coronavirus and the ensuing loneliness from self-quarantine.
- Hunger relief. Food banks need volunteers to sort donations, package food kits or deliver meals. Food banks have incorporated thorough physical distancing and hygiene procedures.
The Red Cross Los Angeles is looking for help with:
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.