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ORGANIZATION: Chrysalis Center

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Chrysalis is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to find and retain employment. The men and women who turn to Chrysalis often have multiple barriers to finding employment including homelessness, limited education, criminal records, and substance recovery issues. Since 1984, we have assisted over 71,000 people on the path to self-sufficiency at five centers throughout SoCal where poverty and homelessness are most pervasive: Downtown Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Anaheim, and Pacoima in the San Fernando Valley.

Chrysalis volunteers facilitate job preparation classes and help individuals facing significant barriers to employment build resumes and practice their interview skills. Not only do volunteers play an integral role in empowering clients to build crucial job search skills, they instill the self-esteem needed to succeed in the interview and beyond. We are currently seeking volunteers (bilingual Spanish-speakers, especially) to help provide resume and practice interview assistance.

All Chrysalis volunteers will be required to attend an informational session, receive training and ongoing evaluation, agree to confidentiality terms, and commit to an ongoing schedule. Volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month during our office hours: Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the Volunteer Application Form on / In the "Cover Letter" box on the following page, please provide a thoughtful statement of interest (approximately 250 words) describing why you want to volunteer with Chrysalis. Applications without a resume and statement of interest will not be considered.

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About Chrysalis Center


522 S Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, US

Mission Statement

To create a pathway to self-sufficiency for homeless and low-income individuals by providing the resources and support needed to prepare for, find, and retain employment.


Our Volunteers are essential to this mission, and work directly with clients to help them gain employment. You can:

Facilitate classes (job search, money management, stress management, goal planning, computers, recovery, incarceration etc.)

Perform One-on-one resume building, interview practice and computer help

Provide Job search assistance

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We seek volunteers with excellent communication skills who want to make an impact in their local community. You will be directly involved in helping people enter the working world and regain their confidence, pride and stability.

Volunteer opportunities are available Monday-Thursday 8am-4pm and Friday 8am -12pm. Training is provided, and we ask for a 4 month commitment. Opportunities are available in the San Fernando Valley, Downtown LA, Santa Monica, Anaheim and the Inland Empire.


Homeless & Housing
Community, Employment, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Professional Development
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible

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