Make a Difference

Find out where you can get involved in your community, or we can post a request for volunteers to assist you in one of your endeavors to make the world a better place.

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead

“We discuss how to make the world a better place.  It doesn’t start at the top.  It begins with us as individuals.” – Pat Ryan

Volunteer in your local community
http://www.volunteermatch.org/volunteers/
This website lists a multitude of volunteer opportunities. You can do a search for opportunities near you.

Share your knowledge with a small business owner
http://www.micromentor.org
Our professional skills can help small businesses grow and create jobs. Volunteer as a mentor on MicroMentor.org and make a meaningful connection with a business owner. Mentors join, search for entrepreneurs to assist online, and once connected, serve as a coach and trusted guide. This volunteer opportunity is extremely flexible. You set the schedule and the expectations with your mentee. Meanwhile, our support staff is by your side every step of the way to help you succeed as a mentor. Some entrepreneurs need a sounding board or general industry advice.

Elders need helpers
http://www.elderhelpers.org
Volunteer to help elders for the activities that you enjoy, on a schedule that works best for you. Go to ElderHelpers.org to create a volunteer profile and start today!

Hospice care needs volunteers!
http://www.stjacobhospice.com
Hospice care can dramatically reduce the amount of pain and suffering experienced by a patient and their loved ones. At St. Jacob Hospice, our close-knit group of caring professionals and trained volunteers are committed to providing our patients with a richer, fuller and more meaningful life in the time that is left to ensure a dignified, comfortable and peaceful experience. Helping the terminally ill through hospice is more about quality LIVING than dying. Volunteers in hospice find personal fulfillment in reaching out a helping hand for those in need.

Be a Tutor!
www.ywcagla.org.
Job Corps is the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for young people ages 16 through 24. Students can earn a high school diploma, a high school equivalency credential, or college credits through Job Corps.We offer career technical training in more than 100 career areas. Students receive housing, meals, basic health care, a living allowance, training, and preparation for a career, all at no cost. YWCA Greater Los Angeles is in need of volunteer tutors for our Job Corps Program! Volunteers are needed to assist Job Corps students with help with their homework. If you have a strong knowledge base in the following subjects, we would love to hear from you:

Math
English (ESL)
Reading
Writing

The volunteer site will be located at the new Job Corps Urban Campus located in Downtown Los Angeles! Help a deserving student reach his/her educational/vocational goals and make their future a brighter tomorrow! Become a tutor today! If you are interested in this opportunity or would like more information on becoming a volunteer, please contact Jasmine Coleman, Corporate Volunteer Supervisor, at 213-251-1351 or email jasmine.coleman@ywcagla.org.

Food for the homeless
http://www.LOHTabernacle.com
The Leaves of Healing Tabernacle Church in Chatsworth, CA puts together packages of food for  at need individuals every week.  You can contact Pastor Lorraine Coconato at lohealing@aol.com.

Simple ways to make a difference during your day
The guys in this video share 10 ideas for good deeds that you can do during your day.

 

 

3 thoughts on “Make a Difference

  1. I’m going to go to the Dollar Store and create some care packages for the homeless. You can donate money towards this or help me shop and put them together if you live in the San Fernando Valley (CA). You can contact me by posting a reply or emailing dbr6669@gmail.com. – Dan Ryan

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    • Sounds like fun. I will be there😊

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    • I did it, I created a care package for a homeless guy. He was in tears. It felt so good . I plan on buying him Christmas gift. I am sure he will be happy. Thank you Dan Ryan for your wonderful ideas to help people. It’s truly a humbling experience.

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