Our mission is to be a lighthouse of volunteers fighting poverty and restoring hope.
Heart of Compassion is dedicated to being a lighthouse of hope and help for Montebello and our local communities. We rely on our valuable volunteers to help us achieve our mission of Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope. We currently provide loads of groceries for about 600 families weekly at our public food distributions.
Mondays 9a.m.-12p.m.: volunteers needed to bag produce Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8-11a.m.: volunteers needed to register recipients Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9a.m.-12p.m.: volunteers needed to load groceries into shopping carts and recipient vehicles
I've been volunteering at Heart of Compassion for 2 months. There are a number of different areas to assist in, including registration, bagging fruits and vegetables, loading groceries into recipients' vehicles, and office work. Volunteering there is a great way to help the local community with their physical needs.
First time volunteering at this organization. They have provided Thanksgiving lunch, and other free services for the people in need, e.g. hair cut, which is really good. As for volunteer perspective, there is a problem with lack of instruction from organizers. Shopping carts that filled with food for people in need isn't enough, making the rest of the volunteer standing around doing nothing. This year's volunteer has way too many young people from high school which made it difficult to team with since they will stop and do nothing without giving any instruction.