There are many volunteer
opportunities in the Arroyo Verdugo
area (Burbank, Glendale,
Pasadena, California) and in the
San Fernando Valley. Below are just a few of which we know; however, there
are many more!
First and foremost,
we list CWIRE as a volunteer opportunity: you can volunteer to
help CWIRE expand, publicize, and distribute this list right
from your home or office!
of course, there are many worthwhile volunteer opportunities here
in the local area. We hope you will find a volunteer opportunity that
is worthy of your valuable time!
To find more volunteering
opportunities, please contact organizations listed in CWIRE's Nonprofit
Organizations Directory and any other organizations that you know
about. If you learn of new volunteer opportunities in our local area,
please send them to CWIRE so that we can
post them here!
Within the Local Area...
Railway at Travel Town Museum
Travel Town Museum, Griffith Park
Contact: (818) 243-5019
Docents and restoration
staff are needed to work on historic passenger cars at the Travel Town
Museum in Griffith Park. Crews work on weekends and lunch is provided.
Exerience is not necessary, the association will "train." Enthusiastic
speakers to lead tours are also needed. Call for training times and more
Museum of Western Heritage
4700 Western Heritage Way
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Contact: (213) 667-2000
Men and women
interested in history are needed to join the museum's dedicated tour guides.
A training class beginning Sept. 26 includes a comprehensive Western History
course, lectures by guest scholars and museum staff, as well as a meeting
with curators to learn about the museum's artifacts.
140 North Louise Street
Contact: (818) 240-4130
Support is needed
to assemble mailings for upcoming fund-raisers and special events.
Adventist Medical Center
1509 Wilson Terrace
Contact: (818) 409-8057
Volunteers may help in either the clinical or non-clinical setting. Clinical
opportunities include patient rounds, patient transport and assisting
nurses. Non-clinical opportunities include administrative duties.
223 N. Jackson St.
Work Directly with Children and their Families:
Teach dental education to 1st grade students
with the USC Mobile Dental Clinic (annually in July)
the GHK office and organizational structure:
Provide clerical support in the Glendale Healthy Kids office
Provide support to newsletter and other publications
Support fundraising activities
Memorial Hospital and Health Center
1420 South Central Ave.
Contact: (818) 502-2359
Use your retail
experience or learn new skills by helping in the gift shop or Next-To-New
Thrift Shop, which raise funds for the hospital and are operated by the
Guild. Opportunities to help out are also available in the business office
and in messenger services. Additionally, volunteers are needed in the
emergency room and admitting to obtain patient information. Volunteers
may assist with patient services or radiology.
717 West Ivy St.
Opportunities to walk dogs and socialize cats are available for those
who would like to work directly with animals. Volunteers may also work
with the public by answering phones and assisting in the adoption process.
320 West Windsor Rd.
Glendale, CA 91204
needed for the "Meals on Wheels" program. Volunteers use their own vehicles
to deliver meals to home-bound individuals in the Glendale area from 10:30
a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extra volunteers are needed during
Hills Council Boy Scouts
1325 Grandview Avenue
are needed to assist with administrative duties such as prepared "The
Echo" newsletter for mailing.
See also: VolunteerMatch.org
Outside of the Local Area...
Anywhere on the World Wide Web
Project for information on participating non-profit organizations,
or learn how to find "virtual volunteers" for your organization. For more
information, read this article on this new
trend in volunteer service.
Big Brothers of
Greater Los Angeles
1486 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles - 90041
Be a big brother
to an at-risk youth. Positive role models are needed to provide companionship
to boys from the age of 6 to 12. You must be a male, 21 or older with
a valid driver's license and car insurance. Volunteers must make a commitment
of four hours/week for at least one year. If interested, contact the intake
Big Sisters of
6851 Lennox Avenue
Van Nuys - 91405
Broaden a young
girl's horizon by becoming a big sister. Women over the age of 21 are
needed as positive role models for girls from the ages of 6 to 16. Big
sisters provide friendship, guidance and education. Volunteers must make
a one year commitment to spend two to three hours/week with their little
See also: VolunteerMatch.org
Inclusion in this list is not to be considered an endorsement! CWIRE
cannot evaluate all of the organizations
listed. Be very careful to research an organization thoroughly
before contributing any time or money.