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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 abuse issues. Since 1984, we have assisted over 51,000 people on the path to self-sufficiency at four centers throughout SoCal where poverty and homelessness are most pervasive: Inland Empire, 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 ( including bilingual Spanish-speakers) 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 commit to a minimum of 2 hours per month during our office hours: Monday-Thursday from 8am-4pm and Friday 8am -12pm.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the Volunteer Application From 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


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

Mission Statement

Chrysalis is a nonprofit 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.


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


Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Education & Literacy, Employment, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


290 S Anaheim BlvdAnaheim, CA 92805


  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours per month minimum

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