Volunteer Opportunities for Individuals

Access Center Volunteer Opportunities on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with shifts between 12:30 and 5:30 pm

Note: In-person volunteering opportunities are opening up. For more information, contact [email protected]

General Drop-In Volunteering

  • Running and organizing our Clothing Closet where members can get one full outfit a day!
  • Monitoring our two showers and ensuring that everyone that has signed up for showers is able to get a clean towel and hygiene products before entering the showers.
  • Helping to set up and serve lunch and/or dinner!
  • Front desk support

Healing Arts

  • Share a special talent or skill with our youth: art, music, yoga/pilates, exercise classes, etc.

Digital Arts Lab

  • Graphic design
  • Laser cutting
  • Abelton Music Production
  • Share your skills with our youth!

Education and Employment

  • Resume building, mock interviews, applying for schools and jobs, etc.

Street Outreach Volunteer Opportunities on Mondays 2-4 pm, Thursdays and Fridays 11 am - 12:30 pm

  • Engage with street-based youth out in the community alongside one of our Outreach and Engagement Case Managers, providing access to survival resources and SPY's onsite programs.

Mentorship Program

  • This program offers an opportunity for mentors from the community to connect with youth to build a trusting relationship and work towards goals identified by the youth. The program is designed to encourage a meaningful, supportive connection, and requires a 3 to 6 month commitment.
  • Please contact the Mentorship Program Coordinator Allie Haber at [email protected] for more information on getting involved in the program. 

Host Home Program

  • Become a short-term host by offering a room or private space in your home for a young person looking for longer-term housing. This incredible incentivized program will help keep young people safe and set them up for lasting success.
  • Please contact [email protected] for more information regarding our Host Homes Program.

Administrative support Monday through Friday

  • Filing, data entry, and administrative projects

Fundraising, Events, and Communications

  • Please contact our Deputy Director Rachel Stich at [email protected] for more information

*In order to provide a safe and secure environment for our youth, the application process will include a background check and a minimum age requirement of 18 years old. Volunteers are also required to complete a TB Test. Please contact [email protected] for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities for Groups 

Donate a Meal

  • Your group or organization can donate the cost or provide a meal for our youth. You have the option to drop off or bring the meal and serve with your group.
  • Please contact [email protected] for more information

Organize a Drive

  • Clothing drive, shoe drive, hygiene drive, sleeping bag drive*, backpack drive*, blanket drive*

          *We ask that none of these items be red due to gang association in Venice Beach

Done-in-a-Day Projects

  • There are many group project opportunities on non Drop-In Center days. Please contact [email protected]  for current projects. 

Please Fill out an APPLICATION HERE!