Volunteer with VCH!

Venice Community Housing has a variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from regular on-going projects to one-time experiences. Current opportunities are listed below by program.

For all opportunities, volunteers must be over 18 and complete a background check, unless offering an approved one-time service. Tutors are required to hold a B.A. (A.A will be considered) Regular availability and experience with mentoring low-income youth preferred.

To get involved with VCH, please complete a Volunteer Application and contact Paola Fontana at pfontana@vchcorp.org.

VCH Volunteer Application

To stay updated with our volunteer activity, please read our Volunteer Corner articles.

  • Math or English Tutors- Tutor students individually and in small groups to prepare them for the CAHSEE High School Exit Exam (Ongoing, M-W 2-3:30pm)
  • Career Center Volunteers- Mentor and support students with job searches, mock interviewing, cover letter/resume writing, and career advice. (Ongoing, M-W 2-3:30pm)
  • Community Service Event Volunteers- Join us on Service Fridays to help expand our impact (F, 7:30am-2:30pm)
  • Teacher Assistants- Volunteer in the classroom assisting students and staff
  • Extra-Curricular Volunteers- Support student elective groups as a mentor or workshop facilitator. Areas of interest include art, gardening, music, athletics, cooking, and community advocacy.
  • Financial Literacy Teacher- Host financial literacy workshops for our tenants. (Flexible hours, typically after 5pm)
  • Computer Tutor- Share your techie knowledge! Help tenants acquire valuable computer skills. (Flexible hours)
  • Art & Crafts Teacher- Create arts and crafts projects with the children of our TLC. Share your joy of crafting and fun!
  • Storage Staffer- Assist with staffing our homeless storage program located on Venice Beach. Hours are 4:30-5:30pm Tuesdays – Saturdays. (On-going or one-time)
  • Landscaping/Maintenance- Work with our maintenance department to help upkeep our buildings. Projects can include landscaping, painting, sweeping and general clean up, etc. Experience highly preferred. (As needed)
  • Life Skill Classes- Help young adults work to develop life and career skills by teaching life skills/career preparation or serve as a guest lecturer
  • Computer Tutor- Share your techie knowledge! Help tenants acquire valuable computer skills. (Flexible hours)
  • Adopt a Family- Many tenants still struggle with food insecurity and other basic needs from month to month. Adopt a family for a month or longer and lend them a hand up. (On-going or one-time)
  • Host a Food Drive- Host a canned/packaged food drive at your work/school/faith community, etc. Items are distributed to our residents and clients through our Donation Center and walk-in clients in need.
  • Host a Hygiene Kit Drive- Create hygiene kits for our unhoused clients. Gather supplies such as trial sized shampoos, conditioners, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, floss, etc. in zip lock type bags for distribution.
  • Host a Clothing Drive- Collect clean and gently used clothing for our Donation Center. Please see our In-Kind Donation page for seasonal needs and accepted items.
  • Donation Center- Help staff our monthly Donation Center. Organize and hang clothing, shoes, and other small items. Oversee low-income and unhoused clients as they “shop.” (3rd Friday of each month, 10am-2pm) (On-going or one-time)
  • Tutoring Assistance- Help provide after school homework assistance and enrichment activities for elementary or middle school students (M-Th 3:30-5:00pm, on-going)
  • Event Volunteers- Please see our events page
  • Thanksgiving Lunch Server- Help serve a Thanksgiving meal to our Shelter Plus Care clients. (Please check back in November for details)
  • Holiday Gift Wrapping- Wrap toys for all the children we serve! (Please check back closer to the holidays for details)
  • Host a holiday toy/gift card drive- VCH distributes toys or gift cards to all youth in our buildings and programs. Collect toys for children 0-12 and gift cards for youth ages 13+. Bins available from VCH. (Please check back closer to the holidays for details)