Volunteer Opportunities

  • Become a Docent at El Pueblo Contact Info

    Come and join a great group of wonderful people to learn about the history of Los Angeles. Docent training lasts for six weeks and you will learn about the historical roots of our great city and how it has developed from the first Spanish expeditions to the present time.
  • Family Source Centers Contact Info

    The familysource system has recently completed their first full year of program implementation, providing a comprehensive array of social services to low-income city residents through centers located in the most impoverished areas of the city.

  • General Volunteers at the Los Angeles Zoo Contact Info

    Volunteers have been an important part of the Los Angeles Zoo since its opening in 1966. At the Los Angeles Zoo, we depend heavily on volunteer support with our events, our everyday operations, and to help make life better for each and every animal in our care.
  • Internship Opportunities in the Mayor's Office Contact Info

    The Mayoral Internship Program provides a unique opportunity for experiential learning for some of the country's best and brightest undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Japanese Garden Docent-led Tours Contact Info

    The Garden offers docent-led tours and open-strolling for visitors. Docent-led-tours are held Monday through Thursday 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30 a.m. (Reservations required). Tours are approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. Open strolling is held Monday through Thursdays 11 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.
  • Los Angeles Harbor Department Historical Archives Contact Info

    As part of the Harbor Departments Centennial celebration, in 2007, the Board of Harbor Commissioners authorized the establishment of an archives division to collect and preserve historical materials relating to the history and operation of the Port of Los Angeles.
  • Recreation and Parks Volunteer Section Contact Info

    The Department welcomes volunteers to join community groups, participate in recreation programs, and/or work in the parks maintaining green spaces in the city.

  • Speakers Bureau - LAX Contact Info

    Community outreach program offers presentations to community, business and civic organizations at their locations.
  • Surplus Food Donations Contact Info

    To help people in need, the City of Los Angeles is required to donate surplus food from its facilities and events.
  • Volunteer & internship opportunities with HCIDLA Contact Info

    For information on volunteering or internships with the Los Angeles Housing + Community Investment Department (HCIDLA), please contact HCIDLA's Personnel office (see Service Locations for contact info).

  • Volunteer Cleanup Assistance / Community Beautification Contact Info

    The Office of Community Beautification (OCB) provides resources and materials for volunteer cleanup efforts including paint and a limited assortment of hand tools. OCB coordinators are available to give presentations, assist with the coordination of community events and participate in those events.
  • Volunteer Information Professionals (VIP) Contact Info

    The Volunteer Information Professionals (VIP) program mission is to assist passengers to ensure a friendly and positive experience at LAX.
  • Volunteer Opportunities at the L.A. Public Library Contact Info

    Volunteering at the Los Angeles Public Library connects you with the world of literacy, cultural diversity, and learning. Rewarding opportunities exist at the Central Library and 72 branches.
  • Volunteers Contact Info

    Volunteers assist LA Animal Services by helping to adopt animals, reuniting lost pets with their owners, providing humane education, care, maintenance, and participating in Mobile Adoptions.

  • Zoo Docent & Student Volunteers Contact Info

    Docents & Student Volunteers are volunteer "educators" who share their knowledge of the Zoo and the natural world with children and families through numerous educational programs.