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Register for SERVE LA 2022

Before clicking on the registration form on the bottom of the page, please scroll down to read all of the categories and project descriptions! Not all sites include free transportation.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, the UCLA & USC Volunteer Centers will collaborate to organize a city-wide service day! We would like to formally invite your non-profit organization to join UCLA and USC to Serve LA. Our goal is to inspire students, staff, and alumni to continue their passion for community service during their time here and beyond. 

Read the project descriptions below and check for updates. After registering, volunteers receive a confirmation email the week of September 19th with details about your placement, agenda, instructions, and transportation information if applicable. 

Check-in time and transportation availability vary for different projects so please read carefully before selecting a project. 

COVID INFO: Volunteers must follow all rules and guidance set forth from the university and nonprofit staff to be able to participate in service projects. 

Serve LA 2022 Project Descriptions

Not all projects include free transportation so please read carefully. 
The times listed do NOT include check in and transportation time to and from the site. 

If you are volunteering with your friends or a group please choose the same site on the registration form. 
A few volunteers may drop from their site randomly this week so please check the form to see which sites have spots available!

AHEAD With Horses [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site. If you can get to UCLA, they have a bus available for this site. 
9955 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace, CA 91342
COVID-19: Volunteers are required to be vaccinated and wear a mask when working with the children. (Masks are not required if not working in a lesson with the children.)
AHEAD With Horses Landscaping Project: We plan to be moving to our new location soon. (We are not sure if we will have the whole program moved there by September or not, but that is where we would have the project either way. ) We will be working on landscaping and beautification projects at our new ranch where we provide developmental therapeutic riding for children with all types of disabilities. There will likely be weeding, raking, planting, and possibly some other projects around the site. It will all be outdoors. Bringing garden/work gloves is recommended. (We will have some, but if you have your own it might be good to bring to make sure we have enough for everyone.) (FULL)

Wags and Walks Rescue [SITE FULL] (10:00am – 12:00pm
Off campus, transportation provided from UPC Campus. 
Age Requirement: 18+
COVID-19: Volunteers must be fully vaccinated for this project site.
Wags and Walks is focused on advocating for wrongfully stereotyped bully breeds, medical dogs, and mamas and puppies that are often overlooked and at-risk due to overcrowding. For this event, volunteers will primarily walk their dogs onsite and spending time with them in their yard. They will also help with enrichment, which will include but is not limited to making frozen kong treats and dog agility. The main task would be spending time with their dogs and helping them feel loved! (FULL)

Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley [SITE FULL] (9:00am- 12:00pm)
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site. 
300 E Angeleno Ave, Burbank, CA 91502
If you can get to UCLA, they have a bus available for this site. 
Age Requirement: 18+

The Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley started as a place for the neighborhood kids to hang out and play in 1995. 25 years later, they now host 23 different sites in the region and are home to a state of the art performing arts center. In addition, the gymnasium’s make over is expected to be completed this year, allowing athletic program to feature basketball tournaments. They continue to find new, creative ways to offer our enrichment programs to the youth of our community. Volunteers will be beautifying the Garden and Decorating the Club for Halloween. (FULL)

DepaulUSA Casa Milagrosa [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Off Campus, Metro transportation will be covered from UPC and HSC Campuses. 
Age Requirement: 18+ unless minor is accompanied by an adult

Depaul USA and the Daughters of Charity formed a working group to address homelessness in Los Angeles. Volunteers will be beautifying the Non-Profit Center by painting the main entrance wall located in the back of the building and side lower walls. Volunteers will also paint the Logo which will be outlined prior to the event. There will be a garden area and smoking area that will need to be set up. It is the goal for the day to be able to beautify the center to provide guests with a center that feels welcoming and appealing. (FULL)

Friends of Walgrove Elementary [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site. 
1630 Walgrove Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90066 
Walgrove Elementary School is committed to producing inquisitive and engaged students by taking a “whole child approach” to education. For this event, volunteers will receive a tour of their Walgrove Wildlands Garden. They will then focus on tasks such as weeding, mulching, and planting. Volunteers should be comfortable getting dirty and working with your hands. Gloves and tools will be provided! (FULL)

Good Earth Community Garden [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Off Campus, Metro transportation will be covered from UPC Campus.
The Good Earth Community Garden is a project that is led by the Los Angeles Community Garden Council. This small gem is a staple tool in building a strong and fruitful community. For this event, volunteers will help with various gardening tasks such as preparing the native California plant area, prepare new plot beds, and artistically paint a bulletin board. (FULL)

jane b. semel Healthy Campus Initiative Community Garden [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm)
Off campus, Transportation provided from UPC Campus. 
111 Easton Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90024
The jane b semel HCI Community Garden provides an on-campus space for the UCLA community to grow healthy food and foster education in urban gardening practices. For this event, volunteers can expect to do the following activities: seed starting, planting, mulching, weeding, composting, watering, and repairing their garden scarecrow that is in need of some TLC. (FULL)

Lincoln Park Recreation [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Off Campus, Walking Distance from HSC Campus.
COVID-19: All volunteers for this project site must wear masks.
Lincoln Park was originally created by the City of Los Angeles in 1881 from land donated by John Strother Griffin. As one of Los Angeles’ first parks, Lincoln Park Recreation Center provides recreational activities for youth, adults, and seniors in the surrounding community at a much reduced cost. Join volunteers as they help paint the kitchen, dressing room, large orange balls in the foyer, main lobby and hallway. (FULL)

Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site. 
11745 Holmes Avenue, Willowbrook, CA 90059
COVID-19: Masks are required on site, do not attend if you become sick or were exposed to someone with COVID. 
The Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust was founded in 2002 to address Los Angeles’s park inequities. They focus their efforts exclusively in communities of color that have little to no access to green space. Since 2002 they have added nearly thirteen acres of accessible green space to Los Angeles by helping create 29 parks and gardens. The Fellowship Garden of Love at Holmes, where Community gardeners grow produce and share the fruits of their labor with the community. Volunteers will be supporting the Fellowship Garden of Love Volunteer Day. (FULL)

MacArthur Park Rec Center [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 6:00pm
Off Campus, Metro transportation will be covered from UPC Campus.
2230 W 6th St, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Age Requirement: 18+
COVID-19: Volunteers must be fully vaccinated and wear facemasks.
LA City Councilmember Cedillo has partnered with the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks to lead in a beautification project at the MacArthur Park Community Rec Center. Volunteers will assist in painting the interior of building, Level 1 and the stairwell. Time: 9am – 6pm PST. Note, this is an all day event. There will be breaks during the event and lunch will be provided to volunteers for this site. (FULL)

Mann UCLA Community School [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Off Campus, transportation will be covered from UPC Campus. 
7001 S Saint Andrews Place, Los Angeles, CA. 90047
The Mann UCLA Community School brings together the resources of the school, family and community to help young people thrive and make families and communities stronger in the South Los Angeles area. Volunteers will help clear out spaces for the students to be able to garden, grow fresh produce and learn about sustainable foods. (FULL)

PUENTE Learning Center [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to this site. 
501 South Boyle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90033
Age Requirement: 16+
COVID-19: Volunteers must be fully vaccinated.
PUENTE is Spanish for bridge – they are a bridge to learning and self-sufficiency for children, youth and adults. They are currently in the beginning stages of their first community garden at PUENTE. Volunteers will help with tasks such as watering, planting, raking and other tasks requiring the use of garden tools. (FULL)

USC Neighborhood Cleanup [SITE FULL] (10:00am-12:00pm) 
Off Campus, Walking Distance from UPC Campus. Transportation available from HSC to UPC. 
Housing on campus is very limited, so many students live in apartments and houses in the neighborhood surrounding USC. This project focuses on cleaning up our local streets west of Vermont Ave in an effort to give back to the community that has welcomed and housed so many of our Trojan Family. This is a great way for students to begin to develop good relationships with University Park’s long-term residents. (FULL)

Vermont Ave. Community Cleanup [SITE FULL] (8:00am-11:00am) 
Off Campus, transportation will be covered from UPC Campus. 
Join Council District 8 for a Community Clean-Up of Vermont Ave in this free waste collection event! Tools and safety equipment will be provided. Community service hours will be available for students. Light refreshments will be provided. (FULL)

Willowbrook Community Garden [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Volunteer much handle their own transportation to and from this site. 
647 East 121st St, Los Angeles, CA 90059

The Willowbrook Community Garden is a project that was fostered by the Los Angeles Community Garden Council in October 2014. Volunteers will be helping with gardening and other maintenance at the site. (FULL)

Arlington Garden in Pasadena [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Off-Campus, Transportation costs will be covered from HSC Campus.
275 Arlington Drive, Pasadena, CA 91105
Garden Fall Cleaning: Remulching planting beds and doing a “deep clean” of the hardware, fountain, trails, and heavily-trafficked parts of the garden. Tasks include scrubbing down fountain and bird baths, cleaning and weeding trails, & hauling and shoveling mulch. (FULL)

Arroyo & Foothills Conservancy [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 11:00am
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site.
950 S Sepulveda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
The Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy preserves land and retores habitat in and around the San Gabriel and Crescenta Valleys, thereby protecting natural areas for birds and wildlife and providing access and educational experiences for the community. They work with urgency to save these precious places before they are gone. For this event, volunteers will help with habit restoration at Lower Cottonwood Canyon. Tasks will include picking up trash, restoring the quality of the trail, and removing invasive plants. (FULL)

Braddock Drive Elementary School [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Off Campus, Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site:
4711 Inglewood Blvd, Culver City, CA 90230
The vision of Braddock Drive Elementary & Gifted Magnet is to provide a high quality, rigorous education, in a safe and supportive learning environment, that will enable and empower students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens. For this event, volunteers will help with school beautification and gardening on campus including raking, weeding, cleaning benches, improving pathways, and removing trash. (FULL)

Friends of Ballona Wetlands [SITE FULL] (9:30 am – 12:00 pm) 
Off Campus, Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site.
303 Culver Blvd, Playa del Rey, 90293
The mission of the Ballona Wetlands is to champion the restoration and protection of the Ballona Wetlands while involving and educating the public as advocates and stewards. Their habitat restoration events are focused on removing invasive plant species so our native plants can have more room to grow and thrive. Healthy native plant life is one of the foundations of a healthy native ecosystem, so these restoration events have immediate visible as well as long-term benefits for the ecological reserve. Roll up your sleeves and join us, your hands-on participation helps revive this rare coastal habitat and keep our coastal waters safe and clean. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own water bottle and gardening gloves if you have them. (FULL)

Fountain Community Garden [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm) 
Off-Campus, Metro transportation costs will be covered from UPC Campus.  (Ride is 45 minutes long) 
5620 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Fountain Community Gardens is an open organic green space in East Hollywood. Their mission is to maintain an inclusive place where members can participate in organic gardening and community gathering. They are beautifying and re-envisioning the space to include a re-design of their common areas, a new pergola, an interactive mapping of the space, and some good old-fashioned clearing and cleaning in problem areas. For this event, volunteers will help clean up the front area of the garden, turn their compost pile and rake up pine needles. (FULL)

Los Angeles National Cemetery [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Off-Campus, Transportation will be provided from UPC Campus. 
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA
The Los Angeles National Cemetery, located across from what is now the VA Greater Los Angeles Health Care System, has grown to more than 127 acres since its late 19th century origins. UCLA and USC students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and members of the greater Los Angeles community are invited to participate in a community service event honoring veterans. Together, volunteers will help clean the headstones of fallen veterans. The headstones will be sprayed with an environmentally friendly enzyme. Participants will then be asked to scrub the headstone for 20-30 seconds with water and brush. The enzyme will do the rest of the work! (FULL)

Nature Nexus Institute [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Off Campus, Metro transportation will be covered from UPC Campus. 
Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook State Park – Habitat Restoration – Nature Nexus Institute staff will lead volunteers in restoring parkland by removing weedy species and planting native coastal sagescrub. This work restores habitat for birds and wildlife found in one of the most scenic parks in urban LA. (FULL)

Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
 
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site. If you can get to UCLA, they have a bus available for this site. 
1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
The mission of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy is to preserve land and restore habitat for the education and enjoyment of all. PVPLC preserves underdeveloped land as open space for historical, educational, ecological, recreational, and scenic purposes. Since its establishment in 1988, the Conservancy has successfully preserved 1600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Join PVPLC to celebrate National Public Lands Day by caring for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden. Volunteers will remove invasive weeds, water native plants, groom trails and other activities! This is their second largest event of the year! (FULL)

Surfrider – Los Angeles Chapter [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 11:00am
Off Campus, Transportation will be covered from UPC Campus. 
The Surfrider Foundation Los Angeles Chapter hosts public beach cleanups each month at various locations throughout LA County. Through their beach cleanup program they help volunteers understand the impacts of our throwaway society and a convenience culture built on single-use plastics. An estimated 10 million metric tons of plastic enters the ocean each year, the equivalent of one garbage truck load per minute. While we cannot clean ourselves out of the plastic pollution pandemic, their beach cleanups serve to raise awareness and inspire individuals to adopt upstream solutions to stop plastic waste at the source, primarily through everyday consumer choices and legislative advocacy. (FULL)

Assistance League of Los Angeles [SITE FULL] (10:00am – 1:00pm) 
Off-Campus, Transportation will be covered from the UPC Campus. 
6640 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
COVID-19: All volunteers must be fully vaccinated boosted for indoor volunteering. Masks are encouraged.
The mission of the Assistance League of Los Angeles is to improve the lives of impoverished children in their community through philanthropy, dedicated service, and compassionate programs. To fulfill this mission, volunteers will prepare essential items such as: hygiene kits, school supplies or other items for children in need. (FULL)

Los Angeles Public Library [SITE FULL] – 3 Shifts: (8:30am – 12:30pm), (12:30pm – 4:30pm), or (8:30am – 4:00pm
Off Campus, Metro costs will be covered from UPC and HSC Campuses. 
Age Requirement: 18+
COVID-19: Must be fully validated. Masks may be required.
The Los Angeles Libros Festival is a free bilingual book festival for children, teens, and their families. L.A. Libros Fest is a collaboration between the Los Angeles Public Library, LA librería, and REFORMA Los Angeles. L.A. Libros Fest will offer two days of entertainment for all ages featuring Spanish-language and bilingual storytelling, performances, workshops, and award-winning authors. (FULL)

PS Science [SITE FULL] (9:30am – 11:30am
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site.
1000 W. Hillcrest Blvd. Inglewood, CA 90301
COVID-19: Volunteers must be fully vaccinated or provide a negative COVID-19 test 72 hours prior to the start of the event.
PS Science supports classroom teachers in Title I elementary schools around Los Angeles with materials, curriculum, and training so they can provide their students with regular and on-going science. Join a fun group for volunteerism in the name of science for kids! Instead of packing meals, you’ll be packing hands-on science lesson materials for the science hungry kids of our city! PS Science brings hands-on science lessons to over 5,000 kids at under-resourced elementary schools each week. That’s a lot of stuff to get ready and they can use the help. (FULL)

USC JEP STEM Education Programs [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
Off Campus, Walking Distance from UPC Campus. Transportation also available from HSC to UPC. 
COVID-19: All volunteers must be masked for this project site.

The Joint Educational Project’s STEM Education Programs bring hands-on and inquiry-based STEM experiences to students in each of their seven partner schools. For this event, volunteers will be asked to put together STEM Kits for JEP’s STEM Education Programs. These kits will be utilized to teach science to low-income elementary school students in the surrounding USC community. (FULL)

Westchester Arts and Music Block Party [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 9:00pm; Volunteers can select a two hour shift on the registration form.) 
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to this site.
8050 Emerson Ave Los Angeles, CA 90045
Age Requirement: Minors are permitted to volunteer. However, certain shifts do have a 21+ age requirement and have been noted on the registration form.
The annual Westchester Arts & Music (WAM) Block Party is a FREE day-long, family-friendly community event with live music and dance, art, vendors & community booths, kids activities, garden tours, food trucks, and socializing! Proceeds from the event are donated to local non-profit organizations serving the community. This year’s event will go to the Westchester Family YMCA for its programming supporting teen health and wellbeing. Volunteers will help with set-up, clean-up and throughout the day. (FULL)

africActive [SITE FULL] (10:30am – 1:00pm
Off Campus, Metro transportation will be covered from UPC Campus. 
Age Requirement: 18+ only, no minors are permitted without a legal guardian present
Together with our community, we pack grocery bags for low-income families. Volunteers will be packing groceries to last a family for a week, as well as passing out feminine items for women who need them and diapers for our babies. Volunteers will also do some clean-up for the block near where we serve. On average we have 220 families a week. Prepare to have fun and bring a smile! We love our community and they love us. We dance and listen to music while we work! (FULL)

Community Services Unlimited Inc [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm
 
Off Campus, Metro transportation will be covered from UPC Campus 
Morning of Wellness, Every fourth Saturday, CSU’s Morning of Wellness offers a movement or healing session lead by a local Health and Wellness provider. Bring your spirit, mind and body and a friend. Masks are required. (FULL)

Good+ Foundation [SITE FULL]  (10:00am – 12:00pm
Off Campus, Metro transportation will be covered from UPC Campus 
COVID-19: Proof of vaccination is required, and closed-toed shoes are required.
Founded in 2001, Good+Foundation is a leading national nonprofit that works to dismantle multi-generational poverty by pairing tangible goods with innovative services for low-income fathers, mothers and caregivers, creating an upward trajectory for the whole family. Volunteers will have the chance to assist us in preparing new parent gift sets, sorting and bundling clothing, and preparing health grooming kits to serve families across Los Angeles. (FULL)

Madhatter Knits [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm) 
On Campus, Walking Distance on UPC Campus. Transportation also available from HSC to UPC. 
Madhatter Knits is a 501c3 non profit organization dedicated to knitting hats for preemies. These hats are essential to stabilizing the preemies’ body temperature. This fulfills one of the requirements necessary to leave the NICU. To help with the small learning curve of creating a hat, members use circle looms. With a circle loom, volunteers can make a hat within an hour and a half. (FULL)

Alexandria House [SITE FULL] (9:30am – 3:30pm flexible) 
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site.
436 S. Alexandria Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90020
COVID-19: All volunteers for this project site must be fully vaccinated.
Founded in 1996, Alexandria House is a transitional residence and house of hospitality. They provide safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelters to economic stability and permanent housing. They are intentionally multicultural and anti-racist, and the needs of women who are economically poor are at the center of their commitment. For this project, volunteers will help with their thrift store, which offers free items to their current and past residents, and low-cost items to their neighbors in need. (FULL)

Crochet/Knit for a Cause [SITE FULL] (10:00am – 2:00pm) 
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site. 
325 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles CA 90095
COVID-19:Indoor masking is required for this site.
This project is being hosted via a partnership with UCLA Alumni. This volunteer project is designed for those who already know how to knit and crochet. This will not be an instructional course on knitting and crocheting. Volunteers are invited to make beanies and scarves for those in need (unhoused, refugees). Patterns will be provided and volunteers will need to bring their own knitting and crocheting tools. (FULL)

LA Food Bank [SITE FULL] (HSC)  (9:00am – 1:00pm) 
Off Campus, transportation will be covered from ONLY the HSC Campus. Volunteers from USC Main Campus must handle their own transportation to and from this site. 
2300 Pellissier Place, City of Industry, CA 90601
COVID-19: Masks are no longer required; however, are strongly recommended.

This site requires you to register BOTH on the [Serve LA Registration] and [LAFB Registration]  – If you do not register on both sites, you WILL NOT be fully registered.
Since 1973, the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank has distributed more than 1.83 billion pounds of food. The Food Bank collects food from hundreds of resources.  With the help of 15,000 volunteers annually and an agency network of more than 600 partner agencies, we serve more than 800,000 people on a monthly basis. Volunteers help by boxing and sorting food that is later distributed through our network of more than 600 agency partners to our neighbors in need. (FULL)

LA Mission [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm) 
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to and from this site.
303 E 5th St Los Angeles, CA 90033
Age Requirement: 14+
COVID-19: Volunteers are required to be vaccinated and have a negative rapid test result the day of volunteering.
Los Angeles Mission strives to be a world leader among Missions that provide for the poor, restore the addicted and eliminate homelessness. Each individual is recognized as a spiritual person of worth and dignity and worthy of assistance in their journey. Los Angeles Mission breaks the cycle of homelessness and poverty, by stabilizing people in a safe and spiritual environment, connecting them to solutions and walking with them on their journey. Volunteers will assist in grounds-keeping, kitchen maintenance, and food giveaway. (FULL)

St Francis Center [SITE FULL] (9:00am – 12:00pm) 
Off Campus, Metro transportation will be covered from the UPC and HSC Campuses. 
Pantry Program – As part of the Pantry Program, we have our volunteers sort through donated food products and make to-go pantry boxes to be distributed to families, individuals, and students in need. Volunteers will pack boxes, sort, or help distribute boxes to our guests.

The Midnight Mission [SITE FULL] (Time Varies between 11:00 am – 6:00 pm) 
Off Campus, Transportation will be covered for the 11:00am – 2:00pm shift ONLY from the UPC Campus. 
Age Requirement: Volunteers under 18 must be at least 4 1/2 feet tall and must be accompanied by someone over the age of 18.
COVID-19:Volunteers must be fully vaccinated. Bring vaccination card & ID. (We accept Digital QR codes and pictures). Masks are still required on site. There are no exceptions to this rule. We will be doing a Rapid test on everyone upon check in, so please arrive 15 minutes earlier.
Founded in 1914, The Midnight Mission has been offering a path to self-sufficiency to men, women, and children experiencing homelessness since 1914. As a comprehensive homeless shelter and homeless services provider serving the Los Angeles homeless community, we take an approach that fuses care and compassion with meaningful accountability, providing the structure and the resources that people experiencing homelessness need to truly improve their lives. Volunteers will be assisting in clothing sorting and meal service.

Union Station Homeless Services [SITE FULL] (10:30am – 1:30pm) 
Volunteer must handle their own transportation to this site.
412 S. Raymond Ave, Pasadena, CA
COVID-19:Volunteers must email proof of vaccination against COVID prior to their volunteer shift to volunteer@unionstationhs.org. Volunteers must also wear a surgical grade mask or higher.
Kitchen Service – volunteers will help our kitchen staff cook and prepare lunch for our residents living at our Adult Center in Pasadena. Volunteers will also help serve the meals and clean up afterward as well. (FULL)

Serve LA FAQs

  • Registration is now open and is required for all volunteers! We cannot accept walk-ins on September 24th. First, check out which sites are available by looking through our website. Then, check if the site has transportation offered. If there is no transportation offered, you will need to provide your own transportation to-and-from the site. Sign up to volunteer for a specific site in your area by navigating to the registration form, which will be linked next to each project and at the bottom of this page. Registered volunteers will receive additional email information about their project the week of September 19-23. 

Registration for Serve LA 2022 is now open at: https://servela2022.wufoo.com/forms/servela-2022-volunteer-registration/ Registration will close on Wednesday, September 21st 11:59 pm or when spots run out. 

We offer various sites for Serve LA throughout the Los Angeles community! For specific site information, click on a category and scroll through each site.

Serve LA will be an in-person event. 

Volunteers will follow current LA City guidelines for COVID. Some sites have specific COVID regulations which can be found on the site description.

Anyone can participate in ServeLA, registration is open for current students and alumni. If you do not have a USC or UCLA affiliation, select “City of LA” for your affiliation on the registration form.

If a project site is missing or states “0 remaining” from the drop-down list in the registration form, that particular project site has reached full capacity, we invite you to select an alternative site instead. 

Some sites are only being promoted through USC or UCLA. Be sure to check that your specific site choice is being offered through your university! This could impact how you will receive transportation.

Yes, waivers will be required for all in-person events. Waivers can be found in your email - once you register for ServeLA a confirmation email is automatically sent. Waivers must be completed before you arrive to check-in on Saturday. Do them ASAP!  

We will be providing Serve LA t-shirts when you check-in and most team leaders will carry some extras. Specific information depending on the project site will be sent to all registrants. We recommend you bring sunglasses, a refillable water bottle, hats/caps, wear sunscreen, and close toed shoes.  

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