Volunteer with VCH!

Due to Covid, we are only accepting virtual volunteers for Study Lounge and our advocacy group.

 

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.

The advocacy group is open to anyone who is interested in learning more about advocating for affordable housing and other social justice efforts. The group meets on a monthly basis over Zoom to hear from speakers and discuss action opportunities. If you’d like to get involved, email Mia Lopez-Zubiri at mlopezzubiri@vchcorp.org

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 volunteer at our fundraiser in September, please CLICK HERE for all Jazz Champagne Brunch opportunities.

  • 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!
  • Gardening- Interesting in leading a gardening workshop? Families would love to learn about sustainable gardens, garden boxes, and planting flowers, plants, and vegetables on our Westminster TLC property. Weekends preferred.
  • 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)
  • Attend public meeting and other forums to promote affordable and permanent housing solutions in West Los Angeles
  • Join the VCH Advocacy Committee to help identify issues of concerns in our communities and help to craft plans to address them.
  • 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)
  • Administration Assistance – Assist with data entry, filing, and other administrative tasks. Regular business hours Monday-Friday.
  • 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)