How to volunteer for a Homeless Shelter

these are ideas from @Ascencia  and @URM


 for Ascencia (in Glendale)

Volunteers do a wonderful job of helping us maintain our facility and provide more programs to enrich our clients experience while here.  Depending on your skills and interests, you may be able to help with the following:

  • Reading to children
  • Holiday parties
  • Crafts
  • Play dates with the children
  • Gardening
  • Spring cleaning
  • Tutoring (this is managed by School on Wheels, click here for more information)
  • Miscellaneous building repairs
  • Clerical support
  • Professional services, including accounting, public relations, and grantwriting

Donation “Drives” for:

  • new socks
  • new underwear
  • new or gently used blankets
  • new linens
  • hygiene kits
  • diapers/ pull-ups (especially sizes 4, 5 and 6)

For more information, please contact Elizabeth Tismeer by email or call (818) 409-0506.

♥♥♥♥♥☻☺for The Union Rescue Mission ♥♥♥♥♥☻☺

Volunteers Needed for Christmas Store

We are busy preparing for our 20th Annual Chistmas Store, and we need your help! There are opportunities to volunteer at this years Christmas Store on December 15th and 16th – from Gift Wrappers to Personal Shoppers to Kids Store Crafts, there is something for everyone.

Christmas Store allows families in need to shop for their children for free – we have a Main Store for parents to shop for their kids, while kids get to spend time in the Kids Store shopping for mom and dad, taking a picture with Santa, making crafts and more!

If you are interested in volunteering, PLEASE COPY/PASTE the link(s) below into your browser. For some reason, the links are not working if you click on them. You will need to enter all your individual information in order to be registered; if you are coming as part of a group, please make sure each individual registers through these links.  If you have any questions, please email

Thursday, December 15th from 8am-12:30pm —

Thursday, December 15th from 12pm-5pm —

Friday, December 16th from 8am-12:30pm —

Friday, December 16th from 12pm-6pm —

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