Volunteers are vital to the work of The Salvation Army. Your valuable skills and fresh perspective will make a difference for our community. Whether it's helping children with their homework, leading beautification projects, or serving holiday meals to the homeless, you help us in ‘Doing the Most Good’ by helping  those who are truly in need.

Ongoing Opportunities

Los Angeles Central Corps Community Center, 906 South Francisco Street, Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tuesday or Thrusday, 10:30am-1pm
As the area called Skid Row continues to grow in downtown Los Angeles, The Salvation Army will continue to be there for the individuals who live there. By offering lunch every Tuesday and Thursday this is the first step in reaching out to assist in the individual needs of the homeless. Please join us in "Doing The Most Good" for those in need. Volunteers arrive at 10:30am to help prepare the food at the LA Central Corps. From there food is packed in the canteen and everyone will go as a group to Skid Row. The outreach is over once all of the meals are gone, typically between 12:45-1pm. 

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West Los Angeles and Bell, CA
The Salvation Army's Bell Shelter in Bell, CA and The Haven on the VA campus in West Los Angeles offers 3 hot meals a day to each of their residents and volunteers are always needed to help serve. Volunteers are asked assist in the prep and serve either breakfast, lunch or dinner.
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L.A. Day Care, 836 Stanford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90021
Monday - Friday, 8am-12pm
The Los Angeles Day Care Center provides day care services for low-income families around the garment, flower and produce districts. Volunteers are welcome to assist one or mutiple days to help with the various activities around the classroom, office and recess. Volunteers must complete the required Protect the Mission training and have their fingers prints done prior to working at this facility.
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If the opportunities listed aren't right for you, please join our volunteer list to be notified when volunteer opportunities become available.

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If you have any questions please contact Amanda Soto at amanda.soto@usw.salvationarmy.org or call 562-264-3826