Volunteer Opportunities

At Covenant House California, volunteers are invaluable to the daily operation of our programs.

Please consider your volunteer goals, interests and availability, then choose the type of volunteer service that will be the best match for you. Here are five ways you can help homeless youth.


Are you an artist or writer? Interested in current events or cooking? Do you enjoy hiking, yogo, reading? Are you good at budgeting or conflict resolution? Come share your interests and skills with our youth at weekly volunteer workshopis which give our clients exposure to new activities and ideas while connecting them with more role models in the community


Many of our youth lack a consistent, supportive adult in their lives. Mentors offer youth encouragement, understanding, a non‐judgmental attitude, a listening ear, perspective in their decision making process. Mentors are matched with youth who are working on independent living skills and work hand-in-hand with CHC staff to help each youth achieve success.


Tutors are needed in our Career Center to help prepare youth for high school testing which requires knowledge of basic math and reading! The youth also benefit from one-on-one instruction in computer skills, typing, resume formatting and assistance with school and job applications.


Homeless youth come to CHC in crisis, sometimes with nothing more than backpack containing all they own. Our goal is to support their needs immediately. We always appreciate donations to help meet the needs of our youth. Some of the items we need most are:

  • New or gently used clothing
  • New shoes
  • Small pre-packaged snack foods
  • Hygiene products
  • Blankets and twin size bedding
  • New undergarments, hats and gloves


More than anything else, our youth need connection to community. If you are a member of a faith community, an organization, a corporation or a club, invite others to join you in serving our youth! We welcome grouips who want to come serve onsite. You can host an art night or movie night! Come play basketball or BBQ! If your community is having an event or activity tha thte you can participate in, let us know!

Please note that Covenant House California does not accept court-mandated volunteers.

To apply or make additional inquiries about volunteering, download an applications by clicking here.

Please contact:

In Los Angeles

Noel Russell
Los Angeles Community Involvement Coordinator
323-461-3131 ext. 274
Fax 323-957-7418

In the Bay Area

Ambrosia Shapiro
Bay Area Community Involvement Coordinator
Fax 510-379-1036

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