Custom Volunteering Opportunities

If you and your company or organization want to make a difference in your community, you’ve come to the right place. United Way of Greater Los Angeles can help you engage your employees and impact your community in ways that meet your goals and budget. View the menu of options below, and contact Brian Rosenbaum, United Way of Greater Los Angeles’ Engagement Manager, at [email protected] for more information.

Hands On Volunteering Menu

Back to School Kits

Give under-resourced students the tools they need to be successful in school and life.

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Bright Lights STEAM Kits

Help students learn about the magic of circuits and electricity through this colorful activity.

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Brown Bag Brigade

1 in 7 people in L.A. County experience food insecurity. You can fight hunger and poverty by providing healthy lunches to fellow Angelenos. 

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Project Home Sweet Home

Help stock apartments in new supportive housing developments with basic home goods, and give every new neighbor the chance to create their own Home Sweet Home.

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Seeds of Change STEAM Kit

Help students learn about the magic of biology and gardening through this fun STEAM activity.

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Hygiene Kits

Everyone deserves the chance to feel clean. Help meet the most basic needs of our neighbors experiencing homelessness.

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Snack Packs Assembly

It’s hard to learn when you’re hungry. Give students the fuel and nourishment they need by assembling snack packs for vulnerable youth.

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Build Your Own Care Kits

For many people, being asked for money by a person experiencing homelessness is awkward and uncomfortable. Empower your team to be able to support our homeless neighbors by assembling Care Kits to be kept in their purse or car, and given out to provide substantive help to those in need.

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DIY Toolkit: Host a College Survival Supplies Donation Drive

Each year, over 6 million first-generation college students embark on their college journeys. Many do so without the basic supplies they need to succeed, and struggle or drop out. Run a College Survival Supplies Drive and help equip first-generation students across our community with the tools for a successful college career.

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DIY Toolkit: Host a Canned Food Donation Drive

Every day, 1.4 million people in Los Angeles County experience food insecurity. Help provide these individuals and families with nutritious food by running a food drive out of your home, business, or community space.

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For more information about any of these opportunities, or to discuss your company's needs, contact Engagement Manager Brian Rosenbaum below.

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Volunteer at a Local Nonprofit

United Way is connected with over 400 nonprofits throughout Los Angeles county focused in housing, education, and economic mobility. If you are interested in getting your team out of the office and volunteering at a nearby nonprofit, let us know below.

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Educational and Awareness Opportunities

In A Moment Budget Activity

What is it like to step into the shoes of someone struggling to get by in Los Angeles? This engaging exercise asks teams to work together and manage a low-income budget while learning about United Way's work.

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Speakers Bureau

There is nothing more powerful than a story. This is why our Speakers Bureau was created, to give a space for those who have overcome obstacles a place to share their story and how United Way contributed to their success.

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Real Cost Measure

Our interactive Real Cost Measure exercise and presentation reveals the true costs of getting by in Los Angeles, and empowers participants by sharing resources and ways to make a difference.

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Customized Volunteering Interest

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