Can I volunteer at a homeless shelter?

Can I volunteer at a homeless shelter?

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July 1, 2024



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Shelter Services

Absolutely. Shelters are always in need of volunteers. The LA County Services Locator is currently the easiest way to locate homeless shelters in your area. Opportunities are varied, and most shelters will work with you to match their needs with your interests and skills.

Some of these opportunities include:

  • Cooking and serving meals
  • Preparing rooms and beds
  • Sorting food and clothing donations
  • Offering first aid
  • Helping with legal needs
  • Assisting with long-term housing
  • Providing conversation

Individual shelters may have unique needs not listed here.

If you have skilled experience and are looking for employment at an LA County shelter, you can find job listings here

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