Join us in the solution to end youth homelessness
The success of our work relies heavily on community involvement. We have several volunteer programs and events year-round that serve as a great way to learn, network, and most important, provide critical resources to our homeless youth.
Safe Place for Youth's incredible volunteers are vital partners of our mission to end youth homelessness. Their dedication and commitment to upholding our therapeutic approach in serving youth are woven into every aspect of our programs. This includes preparing and serving food, front desk management, sorting donations, running the clothing closet, street outreach, data entry, teaching yoga and art projects. Learn more about our volunteer opportunities here.
Help make a difference today by supporting SPY's programs. Any donation amount will positively impact the lives of our homeless youth. Make a donation now.
Our events are a great way to meet new people, have fun and show your support for Safe Place for Youth's mission. We have three signature events annually, in addition to smaller events surrounding particular campaigns. Our annual Gala is a celebration of our work and an opportunity to honor the people who dedicate themselves to SPY, Carnival is our family-friendly event featuring carnival games, a silent auction and live entertainment, and 100 Pieces brings together Advertising Agencies throughout Los Angeles to donate art made by their staffers to raise funds for SPY programs. Check out our upcoming events here.
SPY’s Next Generation Committee brings young professionals together to raise awareness and funds for Safe Place for Youth. It's a great avenue for those who are committed to eradicating youth homelessness to get involved with SPY. With guidance from SPY's Development Team, the committee facilitates networking events, generates new partnerships and resources, recruits volunteers and donors, and raises funds for SPY programs. The committee meets monthly to discuss goals and upcoming events.
The Venice Youth Network (VYN) is a virtual community meeting that creates opportunities for education, collaboration, and connection in order to achieve support, health and wellness for young adults experiencing or at risk of homelessness and trauma. All are welcome! There's no requirement for joining the VYN other than wanting to help youth. Participants include key partners, young people, community members, business owners, volunteers, and faith-based organizations and more. Sign up for the next VYN meeting.
As a community, we must continue to develop and empower our young people to sit at the table with us in the fight against youth homelessness.
For event sponsorship opportunities, or to get involved with the Next Generation Committee, please contact [email protected]