Volunteers are at the heart of all that we do at The People Concern!
Every day, we rely on the generosity of volunteers to effectively serve our community’s most vulnerable residents in myriad ways. Together, we can end human suffering and ensure all of our neighbors are housed, healthy and safe.
We are so grateful to our community of over 1,550 volunteers who dedicate thousands of hours to our most vulnerable neighbors!
We offer volunteer opportunities at several of our sites pertaining to homelessness, domestic violence and at-risk youth.(edit)
Join our community of doers and change-makers!
Current volunteers, click here to access our volunteer management portal.
You can directly impact lives and support our neighbors experiencing homelessness by volunteering with The People Concern. We offer individual and group volunteer opportunities year-round at our program locations in Santa Monica, Downtown/South LA and Lancaster.
Individual opportunities require a regular commitment and can include assisting with the following:
Group opportunities can be scheduled on a case-by-case basis and can include the following:
FOLLOW THE STEPS BELOW TO BECOME A VOLUNTEER.
Attend an orientation.
Orientations are held approximately twice a month, in Santa Monica and Mid City.
*Orientations are currently being held virtually due to COVID-19 safety restrictions.
Volunteers must submit negative TB test results from within the last year, consent to a background check and complete the forms provided at orientation.
Our volunteer team will contact you.
Once we received the completed paperwork and processed background check, our team will contact you to discuss all the possibilities.
SOJOURN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES
We appreciate your desire to support our mission of providing high-quality and comprehensive support services to survivors of domestic violence through our Sojourn Program. Our dedicated volunteers are the lifeblood of Sojourn!
All interested individuals must attend a mandatory 40-hour domestic violence counselor training program mandated by California Evidence Code §1037.1. Trainings are held in the spring and fall. After you have attended all training sessions and volunteered with our organization for 6 months, you will receive a certificate of achievement which will indicate completion of your training.
Sojourn’s 40-hour training covers everything from crisis intervention and peer counseling skills to legal and social service resources, with help from experts in their respective fields. (If you are not interested in volunteering with Sojourn but wish to further your education on domestic violence, you can attend the training for a fee of $250.00.)
Volunteer opportunities include working in the following areas:
k9 connection’s programs in continuation high schools offer teens the chance to break through learning and life barriers by training and bonding with homeless dogs. We are looking for creative, passionate, empathetic individuals to partner with the k9 staff in mentoring, educating and inspiring our students. Find out how you can make a difference through K9 Connection here!