Saturday 7/27 Encino "New Beginnings" Festival - Helping the Unhoused in LA

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ORGANIZATION: Better Angels United, Inc.



We'll cook and serve a warm meal, sharing various healthcare, food, and government resources by pooling our energy and partnering with local service vendors. Your presence can help create a welcoming, supportive, and safer environment for our community.


We'll be supporting New Friends Homeless Center at St. Nicholas of Myra by serving a warm meal, and providing local service vendors and government resources. Your presence can help create a welcoming, supportive, and safer environment for our community.

Our unhoused neighbors are not getting their basic needs met, which everyone deserves. They are deprived of nutritious meals, healthcare needs, and shelter. When we work with fellow volunteers to offer a welcoming connection and meet the urgent needs of people living outside, our entire community benefits.


Set up tables, signage, and other necessary items before open

Direct vendors where they can set up their items

Assist with serving drinks

Serve a warm meal to our unhoused neighbors

Support individuals with the charging station

Support supervising and cleaning the activity areas to maintain health and safety guidelines

Support our invited vendors if they need assistance or have questions

After the event, take down, clean, and sweep the area. We want the space to look as clean and clear as when we arrived. We will need to make sure this is completed on time at 1pm!


Waiver: Every volunteer must sign our liability waiver upon arrival. Please use all safety guidelines as presented.

Respect: While volunteering, please maintain the utmost level of respect for our guests & vendors


Wear: Please wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. If you've volunteered with us before, feel free to wear your Better Angels T-shirt to show your support!

Tools: We will provide any necessary supplies you need.

Age: All ages are welcome. Teams with members younger than 14 will participate with their parent/ guardian.


Join the Better Angel group at the resource center. Look for our light blue T-shirts and our light blue sign

Sign in and receive a Better Angels T-shirt, if needed.

We'll meet up and chat about our plan for each shift duties.

Get the tools, supplies, and instructions you'll need.

After: Connect with the resource day organizers to discuss your experience and other volunteer opportunities. If your shift ends before the end of the day, we would still love to hear from you via our brief survey. We will send this after the event.


This opportunity is managed by an L.A. Works partner, Better Angels. Please contact the Opportunity Coordinator listed below for support.

All volunteers participating in this volunteer opportunity are expected to adhere to the health and safety guidelines outlined here:

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4 Shifts

  • Sat Jul 27, 2024 - morning / 08:00 AM to 10:30 AM PST - Spots available: 5
    Encino 91316 - We need people to set up of tables, decor and activities.
  • Sat Jul 27, 2024 - 08:30 AM to 11:00 AM PST - Spots available: 4
    Encino 91316 US. Breakfast serving, guest & vendor communication, and activity management
  • Sat Jul 27, 2024 - 09:30 AM to 12:15 PM PST - Spots available: 8
    Encino 91316 - Lunch prep, serving, and kitchen clean up
  • Sat Jul 27, 2024 - 10:30 AM to 01:00 PM PST - Spots available: 10+
    Encino 91316 Lunch serving, Kitchen clean up, guest interaction, event teardown
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About Better Angels United, Inc.


10573 W Pico Blvd Suite 228, Los Angeles, CA 90064, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to confront and solve the problems creating homelessness, while also meeting urgent needs


We offer local and at-home volunteering opportunities in Los Angeles county. Our opportunities include trash pick-up or reporting around local neighborhoods, advocating for ways to meet urgent needs (like bathrooms, storage, water, food and shelter) for people living outside, surveying and reporting housing your neighborhood wants, all software development (AWS application), communication and marketing support. Leadership roles are also available.


Homeless & Housing
Community, Homeless & Housing, Hunger


Sat Jul 27, 2024
08:00 AM - 01:00 PM
This opportunity has 4 shifts


17114 Ventura BoulevardEncino, CA 91316



  • Event Management
  • Food & Beverage Services
  • Photography
  • Management
  • Food Service
  • Relationship Building


  • Group


  • Must be at least 16
  • 2- 4 hours
  • Minors under the age of 16 are allowed to volunteer. However, parents/guardians must volunteer with their minor child.

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