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Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities in Los Angeles

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Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities in Los Angeles

With Thanksgiving coming up, we’ve put together a list of some Thanksgiving volunteer opportunities in Los Angeles. We hope that you’ll help us fill these opportunities with time and donating goods to those in need. Whether it’s donating time, a “Turkey Basket,” or monetary gifts, no act of kindness is too small.

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If you see that we’ve missed one, please let us know either by email ([email protected]) or by leaving a comment below so we can update our list. We would love to help get every volunteer position filled for this holiday. ¡Gracias!

Thanksgiving Volunteer Opportunities in Los Angeles

Hearts of Compassion

600 S. Maple Ave, Montebello

On November 17, 2018, Hearts of Compassion will host their Thanksgiving Outreach providing guests with a thanksgiving brunch of roasted turkey and all the trimmings! In addition, each family will be blessed with a shopping cart full of fresh food, a frozen turkey, clothing, and hygiene products. Volunteers will clean, bag food/general merchandise, load cars and serve people.

Tasks: Serving Food, Distributing General Merchandise/Clothing
Day: November 17, 2018
Hours: 9:00am-4:00pm
Parking: Will be at the Northwest Corner of Beach Street and Maple Ave., Montebello, CA 90640

SCAN Headquarters

Long Beach, CA

More information: https://scan.samaritan.com (scroll down to the green section and click on A Thanksgiving Meal Delivery 2018 to complete the application); (562) 637-7169; [email protected]
Don’t miss the opportunity to take part in this wonderful act of giving by participating in our Annual Thanksgiving Meal Delivery Event. Just a few hours in the morning on Thanksgiving Day to pick up and deliver 1 or more meals with a brief visit to homebound seniors living in the Long Beach and Los Angeles area can bring more joy to an individual than you can ever imagine. You can make this a family event or have a friend or partner join you in volunteering and still be home in time to enjoy your own Thanksgiving dinner.

Tasks: Delivering meals to homebound seniors living in the Long Beach and Los Angeles area. You pick the distance and the number of meals you would like to deliver.
Day: November 22, 2018
Hours: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Thanksgiving at the Los Angeles Mission

Los Angeles Mission, 303 East 5th Street, Los Angeles

Day: November 22, 2018

Their annual Thanksgiving celebration is a wonderful day here at the Mission. We serve over 3,000 pounds of turkey, 700 pounds of mashed potatoes, 800 pounds of green beans and 600 pies to our neighbors experiencing homelessness. We’re also able to give out 650 Bibles, over 1,400 blankets and over 1,200 tarps in preparation for the colder winter months. Orientation is required to volunteer for any opportunity at the Los Angeles Mission, including the street events. Next orientation date is on November 3rd from 8:45 am to 11:00 am.

Union Station Homeless Services’ Dinner in the Park

Central Park, Los Angeles

Day: November 22, 2018

This uplifting community event provides thousands of holiday meals and hope for all who attend, including homeless men, women, children, seniors, very low-income families, and those with no place to go during the holidays. From volunteering, to donating, to holding food drives, there are many ways volunteers can be involved in rebuilding lives this holiday season. You can donate an item from the wish list of the items that they need to help put on this event. Additionally, store bought pies are welcome and can be delivered to 412 S. Raymond Ave before the event or may be dropped off at Central Park on Thanksgiving morning (drop off area is on the southern parking strip of Fair Oaks just north of Del Mar Blvd.).

Food on Foot

1625 N. Schrader Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028

Day: November 22, 2018
Hours: 2:00 pm – 5:00 p.m.
Parking: Free parking for you too! Just drive through the South gate of the LGBT Center.

Volunteer positions require a $125 donation for the Thanksgiving serving.Your generous gift will go towards the following: The cost of food you will help distribute that day and food gift cards and prizes for the top workers in our Work for Food program. Kids ages 6 and up are welcome.

Turkey Trot Los Angeles

200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Day: November 22, 2018
Hours: 5:30 am – 12:30 p.m.

Volunteers are integral and crucial elements in making our events viable. Volunteer tasks include, among others: providing water and food, keeping runners on course, cheering runners on, keeping spirits up and making the race safer for everyone! We guarantee a great time and the time spent will be worthwhile.

You don’t have to be a runner to volunteer at the event. If you have simple words of encouragement and are able to help direct runners or hand out water, you are valuable to us!

In exchange you’ll get goodies (T-Shirts/Swag), a discounted race entry to a future event, refreshments, and more importantly, you will be rewarded with the pride in knowing you helped to make the event happen, and that everyone finished because of the help you offered.

If you’d like to volunteer or need more information, please contact us at 310.821.7898 or send an email to [email protected].

Originally published on October 29, 2018. Last Updated on October 29, 2018 by Pattie Cordova

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