Downtown Women's Center – Clothing Sorting



Event: Donation Sorting

Downtown Women's Center receives a wide array of in-kind donations, including clothing, accessories, personal care products, and household items. Help us sort, organize, and distribute these donations across our programs. Possible activities include: pulling items to be distributed in our Day Center or sold at our resale boutique, discarding unfit donations, sorting toiletry items by type, or cleaning and rearranging the storage areas for different programs.

  • Wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes
  • Bring water and keep hydrated

Group Size: 

Date: Friday, October 18, 2019

Time: 9:30AM to 12:30PM

Location: 442 S. San Pedro Street, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Arrival and Parking

The building is located at the corner of 5th Street and San Pedro Street. The parking lot is reserved for staff and Residents. Parking can be found on the corner of Boyd and San Pedro where there is a flat rate, cash only, parking lot.




​The Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena

Positive Place for Children




Boys & Girls Clubs fill the gap between school and home. We provide a welcoming, positive environment in which kids and teens have fun, participate in life-changing programs, and build supportive relationships with peers and adults.


  • ​Preparing the place (while kids are at school)
  • Help kids with homework and do Activities with them

Group Size: 8

Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Time: 10AM to 2:30PM

Location: 2020 N Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91103

Boys and Girls Club – Mackenzie-Scott Branch

Parking is available on site

Other Details:

  • Dress Attire: Wear closed-toe shoes, dress appropriately.
  • Volunteers can bring their own food and please bring water (preferably using a reusable water bottle)
  • Bring Service Month t-shirt if you have participated in the past. New t-shirts are provided for first-time volunteers


Site Captain: Victor Arenas, [email protected]

Homeless Kit Drive


Event: Basic Need Kits

As part of the Service Learning Month, we are going to be putting together a Basic Need Kits for the Homeless Population at Skid Row. We will need help on 10/11 to assemble the kits on the LA Cmaous​ and on 10/12 to deliver them on Skid Row right outside the Union Rescue Mission of LA.

Supplies include:

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Hand sanitizer (no alcohol)
  • Granola bar
  • Chapstick
  • Water bottle
  • Tuna and crackers
  • Fruit snack or apple sauce
  • Hand wipes
  • Sanitary pads
  • Socks
  • Blankets


  • Friday, October 11, 2019 12PM to 1PM Room 6010
  • Saturday, October 12, 2019 12PM-1PM​

Location: 545 San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90013

Other Details:

 We will meet on the LA Campus and depart at 11:50am. Distribution will take place outside of Union Rescue Mission.

Donation boxes will be located on the 6th floor by the front desk and on the 7th floor lounge.


Site Captain: Nadia Jones; [email protected]

Register Here October 12


Ronald McDonald House - Trunk of Treat




The Orange County Ronald McDonald House event, Trunk or Treat is a "Friendraiser" for families staying in the house and also the surrounding Batavia street neighbors. The families in the house have children that are away from their own home on Halloween.

Trunk or treat is a way for families with critically ill children to get outside on Halloween and have some fun in a safe environment during this stressful time.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

Please click on the links to view more information and access the sign up form.​

Group Size: 

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: Event is from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. Arrival time may differ depending on the volunteer opportunity you sign up for.

Location: 383 Batavia St., Orange, CA 92868


Site Captain: Nhi Tran; [email protected]


Second Harvest Food Bank



The activities for the event are announced on the morning of the event as they are dependent on what donations we receive. Generally, volunteers help to sort and package fresh produce, non-perishable food, or food drive items. These projects are moderately physical. Volunteers may be involved in moving moderate to heavy items.

Group Size: 7

Date: Friday, October 25, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: Second Harvest Food Bank

Directions and Parking

  • Not all GPS systems show our location accurately.
  • Directions found at this link - just click "Map and directions to Second Harvest Food Bank"
  • Parking directions at this link - just click "Volunteer Parking Map" 
  • Please plan to arrive 10 – 15 minutes prior to the start of the shift to allow time for all volunteers to check in and begin on time.


**All adults are required to register and sign up for the event at Just click the link, click "Sign Up" on the upper right-hand side, and then create a profile or enter your username and password. **

Other information:

What to Wear and Expect

  • Closed-toed shoes are required
  • Please do not bring purses or backpacks as storage is limited and they are not allowed in our project areas.
  • We recommend not bringing any valuable items with you as we are not responsible for any lost or stolen items. 
  • The activities for the event are announced on the morning of the event as they are dependent on what donations we receive. Generally, volunteers help to sort and package fresh produce, non-perishable food, or food drive items. These projects are moderately physical. Volunteers may be involved in moving moderate to heavy items.
  • The temperature in the distribution center is like the temperature outside. We recommend wearing comfortable clothing accordingly.

Food and Monetary Donations (optiona)

  • Monetary donations of any size are greatly appreciated! $1 can help to provide the equivalent of 3 meals. Click HERE if you would like to donate.
  • If you would like to bring your own food donations to your volunteer event, our current, most-needed shelf-stable items are:
    • peanut butter
    • canned meat
    • canned fruit
    • cereal (hot or cold)​

​Site Captain: Nhi Tran; [email protected]


Streets of Hope




Every Monday night the Streets of Hope serves San Diego's homeless by passing out bags of food, water, encouragement and other items. When you come downtown to serve San Diego's homeless community you will be giving your time to help serve those who truly need your help. Helping those who have much to give to those who have little is part of the mission of the Streets of Hope.

Here are some other things we believe you will gain from serving the San Diego homeless community:

  • You will experience what it means to give to others
  • You will be safe
  • You will want to come back
  • ​You will make new friends

You do not need to bring anything when helping us serve the homeless.  Just come.

Group Size: 10

Date: Monday, October 21, 2019

Time: 6PM

Location: Downtown San Diego, 720 15th Street, San Diego, CA 92101


Site Captain: Open

If you are interested in becoming a site captain, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]

Regist​er Here​​​

​​Pacific Oaks College Partnership


Pasadena Ronald McDonald House 




Recruit a group of friends, co-workers, or even your own family to join you in preparing a lunch or dinner for the families staying at the Pasadena Ronald McDonald House.

Meals of Love Guidelines:

  • All volunteers preparing food at the House need to sign a waiver before beginning meal prep. Anyone under 18 must have a parent sign their waiver before arriving; 
  • Please plan to prepare food for 30 to 35 people.
  • Lunch is served at 12 pm and Dinner at 6 pm
  • Please open and read the event fully to see additional details. 

Once you have picked a Meal of Love date on our calendar, you must be confirmed by our team, and you will receive special instructions on how to register your group via email.

The House provides standard cooking utensils, and pots and pans. Plastic utensil are available but Meal Groups are encouraged to bring sturdy paper plates to serve on.

Group Size: 10


Friday, October 11, 2019 

Friday, October 25, 2019 

Location: 763 Pasadena Ave, Pasadena CA 91105​


To join in on the fun please follow the steps below:

To register:

  1. ​​Go to
  2. In the right hand corner, click on the "Create Account" button
    • When the system asks if​ you have a group name please enter: Pacific Oaks College
    • Join Code is not needed​
  3. ​After an account is created, scroll to the date of your Meal of Love on the calendar.
  4. Click the "Sign Up" button next to the meal you will be serving.
    • ​The system will auto-populate your account information.
  5. Review and e-sign the waiver and complete your registration.
    • ​You will receive an email confirming that your registration is complete. ​
  6. ​Notify HR of ​your involvement ​at [email protected]​​​
  7. ​​

​​Pasadena Education Foundation: Garden Clean-up



Weeding, harvesting,a dn cleaning up garden beds.

Did you know there are 18 edible gardens at Pasadena Unified School District that prodeuces 1,000' of punds of fruits and vegetables as part of the Farm to School Program? There are! We are looking for some volunteer support to keep it going and make it a community effort.



  • Be prepared to get dirty. Do not wear your Sunday best.
  • Wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen.
  • Bring a refillable water bottle.
  • Bring your own garden gloves and tools, if you wish, but we will have some for you to use as well.


Group Size: 10

Date: Sunday, October 19, 2019

Time: 8AM to 11AM

Location: Washington STEAM Middle School, 15505 N. Marengo Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91103

Site Captain: Open

If you are interested in becoming a site captain, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]​​