The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Safe Place for Youth is a non-profit that serves youth experiencing homelessness in West Los Angeles. We are looking for volunteers that are compassionate and dedicated so we can maintain a safe space for our youth. Our drop-in center, located in Venice, provides youth with critical resources including food, clothing, health and wellness, case management, and education and employment services. We are looking for volunteers that are compassionate and dedicated to help out at the drop-in center so we can maintain a safe space for our youth while providing access to essential resources.
Build a one-on-one relationship between you and a youth who is currently in the process of looking for housing
After receiving a section 8 voucher, or being approved for other housing programs youth need some guidance attending open houses, meeting with landlords, filling out applications, etc. You can be that guidance!