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Make-A-Wish of Greater Los Angeles
Address 1875 Century Park East, Suite 950
  Los Angeles, CA
Organization Description Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life threatening medical conditions to enrich the human spirit with hope, strength and joy.
Volunteer Opportunities Volunteers can be a part of granting wishes; non-profit administration; PR and communication assignments for events with children; and office support.
Hours of Operation Mon-Thurs, 9am-5:30pm
Fri, 9am-4pm
Minimum Hours Required About 20 hours per year
Contact Person(s) Bazillia Gutierrez
Samantha Liljestrom
(prefers to be contacted via email)
Telephone Number 310-788-9474
Website www.wishla.org
(to get a volunteer application please visit website)
Volunteer Requirements All volunteers must attend a training and orientation session per year (will be notified of upcoming sessions after application is received). One background check every 3 years (cost $27.95). Complete 3 wishes per year. Sign a yearly conflict of interest.
Volunteer Responsibilities Understand accountability of volunteers to salaried staff, maintain a cooperative working relationship and stay within the bounds of volunteer authority and responsibility; complete assignments promptly, reliably and professionally; notify staff in a timely manner if you are unable to meet a commitment as planned; ask questions about things you do not understand; accept the guidance and direction of staff and/or volunteer mentors; respect and tactfully interact with wish families, staff and other volunteers; no more than 3 wishes at one time



    MEND: Meet Each Need with Dignity

Address 10641N. San Fernando Rd
  Pacoima, CA
Organization Description We serve poverty families of the NE SF Valley. We provide food, clothing, furniture, medical, dental, and vision care; English as second language classes for adults, computer classes, job training, employment counseling, and home visiting.
Volunteer Opportunities Teach ESL; assist in Kinder Care area; assist with after-school program for kids; dental assisting, medical assisting; medical front office and pharmacy; home visit families to assess needs; conduct food intake interviews; assist kids/adults in computer lab
Hours of Operation Mon - Fri, 9:00AM-5:00PM
Minimum Hours Required 20 
Telephone Number 818.896-0246
Contact Person Lupe Martin, Services Director
Email lupe@mendpoverty.org


Students can go to www.mendpoverty.org 

  • Click on "Get Involved"lick on "Get Involved"
  • Then select "Volunteer Now"
    • read all about registration process
  • Click to choose 20 hours or more of volunteering at the bottom of the page.
  • Fill out Registration form and click "Register" when complete.
  • Once you submit your registration you should receive an email from MEND with information regarding an orientation date and time.
  • Please follow-up with MEND if you do not receive an email from them within 48 hours.

Placement forms will be signed after MEND orientation.