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Scroll through our exhibitor listings below!

10157 Johanna Ave., Shadow Hills, CA 91040

Contact: Michelle Newman

aheadwithhorses@yahoo.com • 818-767-6373

Ages 12+

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Ahead With Horses

aheadwithhorsesla.org

Assist with therapeutic riding lessons for special needs children, 12 and under. No specific horse experience necessary. Orientation classes on Saturday at 8:45 a.m. with parents present.

600 E. Mariposa St., Altadena, CA 91001

Contact: Nikki Winslow / Ashley Watts

teens@altadenalibrary.org • 626-798-0833

Ages 14-17

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We invite all teens 14-17 in the Altadena area to become part of our teen volunteer program. Volunteer hours qualify for school service requirements, and you get to be a part of our incredible Altadena Library team! 

Los Angeles, CA

VolunteerServices.LosAngeles.CA@redcross.org

Ages 13-24

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The American Red Cross Youth & Young Adult Services is a multi-faceted program for 13 to 24 years of age, offering many activities and courses for every age level. Youth programs build character and provide the tools and experience youth need for leadership, strong communication skills, and service. By interacting with those in need, Red Cross youth volunteers establish a sense of awareness and personal achievement while developing these skills. 

PO Box 1, Pasadena, CA 91102

Contact: John Howell

info@arroyosfoothills.org• 626-796-0782

Ages 11+

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Volunteers are the backbone of our organization, and there are many ways to help! Individuals can check our calendar and join one of our regularly scheduled restoration days on our Preserves.  Groups interested in trail work, invasive plant removal, or other service can contact us to set up an event of your own. 

2020 N Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

Contact: Michael Fenn

michael.fenn@bgcpasadena.org • 559-779-2441

Ages 15-17

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Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena - Mackenzie-Scott Branch

www.bgcpasadena.org

The summer program has over 100 kids per site during the summer. Our hours are from 8:30 am until 6 pm. Volunteers are needed to help provide interesting, stimulating and physically active activities in 1 hour increments. They typical time for volunteers is between 10 and noon and 1 and 5.

3230 E. Del Mar Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107

Contact: Michael Fenn

michael.fenn@bgcpasadena.org • 559-779-2441

Ages 15-17

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Boys and Girls Club of Pasadena - Slavik Branch

www.bgcpasadena.org

The summer program has over 100 kids per site during the summer. Our hours are from 8:30 A.M. until 6 P.M. Volunteers are needed to help provide interesting, stimulating and physically active activities in 1 hour increments. They typical time for volunteers is between 10 and noon and 1 and 5.

1418 Descanso Dr., La Canada, CA 91011

Contact: Chanel Jimenez

volunteer@descansogardens.org • 818-949-4200 Ext. 219

Ages 12+

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Descanso Gardens

www.descansogardens.org

For student 12+ years and older. Students under 16 need to be accompanied by a guardian.

 

Student volunteer opportunities from June – Sept. 2024 for students interested in art, science, or history. Volunteer as an Exhibit Gallery Guide and earn service hours. Application required. Training provided. Please visit our website for application details.

980 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, CA 91103

Contact: Elva Sandoval

elva@familiesforwardlc.org • 626-792-2687 Ext. 124

Ages 14+

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Families Forward Learning Center

www.familiesforwardlc.org/get-involved

Families Forward strives to involve volunteers from our local community and schools to helps us enhance our programs and build relationships with our neighbors. We have opportunities working with students and teachers in the classrooms, after-school tutoring, reading and sports programs and more. We invite you to volunteer at Families Forward. Please complete online application.

324 Madeline Dr., Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact: Anna Kleindorfer and Hannah LaPorte

foodchainla@gmail.com

Ages 14-18

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Student-run organization that works to reduce food waste and food insecurity in the LA area by partnering with local farmers to transport landfill-destined produce from local farmers markets to food banks and distribution centers.

7412 Fulton Ave. #3, North Hollywood, CA 91605

Contact: Betsy Storm & Madi Kay

volunteer@foodforward.org • 818-764-1022

Ages 5+

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Food Forward

www.foodforward.org

Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people experiencing food insecurity, and inspiring others to do the same. Volunteers help us harvest fruit from backyard trees and collect surplus fruits and veggies from farmers markets.

191 N. Oak Ave., Pasadena, CA 91107

Contact: Office

volunteer@foothillunitycenter.org • 626-358-3486

Ages: Varies

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Foothill Unity Center

foothillunitycenter.org

Help us make handmade cards for our generous donors thanking them, create your own online fundraiser or start a food drive. Visit the website for more details.

444 East Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Contact: Office

info@friendsindeedpas.org • 626-797-2402

Ages: Varies

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Friends In Deed

friendsindeedpas.org

Friends in Deed is a community-centered organization that focuses on bridging the gap between those in need and the resources needed to meet those needs. Visit the website for more volunteering details.

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5350 Wilshire Blvd., #36849, Los Angeles, CA 90036

Contact: Lynn Metzinger

lmetzinger@hillsides.org • 323-254-2274 Ext. 11251

Ages 16+

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National Council of Jewish Women

ncjwla.wufoo.com/forms/qf61egy1rr6b19

NCJW|LA’s mission to advance economic justice and equity for women continues as we build and pilot new programs like the recently launched Guaranteed Income Program. We are always looking for assistance in our work, we pride ourselves on offering robust and exciting volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

1500 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91106

Contact: Ernesto Covarrubias

ecovarrubias@cityofpasadena.net • 626-744-4048

Ages 12-24

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Pasadena Public Library

www.cityofpasadena.net/library

We encourage you to volunteer at the Jefferson Branch Library or other local branches. Volunteer opportunities include: homework helper, book reviewer, teen advisory board, event help, Teen Zine graphic designer or writer, Summer Reading Program, and more. A monthly email of volunteer programs is sent out each month. Apply online!

10929 Walnut Dr., Shadow Hills, CA 91040

Contact: Erica St. John

singersanctuary@gmail.com • 650-773-2522

Ages 16+, younger ages will be considered on a case by case basis

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Singer Sanctuary

singersanctuary.org

Singer Sanctuary rescues abused and homeless animals. Volunteer duties include cleaning out chicken and rabbit coops, refilling waters, picking up pig poo, brushing pigs, cleaning out duck pools, and more! If you have a project idea (like building an animal structure or device for farm), we'll consider it!

1100 Oxley St., South Pasadena, CA 91030

Contact: Bre Taylor

childrenlibrarian@southpasadenaca.gov

btaylor@southpasadenaca.gov

626-403-7358; 626-403-7356

Ages 13-18

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South Pasadena Public Library

www.southpasadenaca.gov/libraryteens

For teens interested in volunteering at the library while earning credit for community service.  For more information, visit our website, email, or call. 

712 E. Villa St., Pasadena, CA 91101

Contact: Miriam Tellez

miriamt@gostars.org • 626-449-4960

Ages 14+

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Our volunteer opportunities focus on equipping, affirming, and emboldening young people through creative, consistent, and evolving relationships.  Our five programs have various volunteer opportunities: After School Programming for K-HS, Mentoring, College, Wellness, and Summer Programs. Learn more on our website.

1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, CA 91108volunteer@huntington.org • 626-405-3429

Ages 14+

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The Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens

huntington.org/volunteer

Projects range from facilitating demonstrations in the Plant Conservatory, welcoming visitors to the galleries to helping in the gardens. Applications accepted year round. Volunteers can join three times per year in February, June or October. Interview and training classes required.

825 E. Orange Grove Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104

Contact: Natalie Hammond

volunteer@unionstationhs.org • 626-240-0720 Ext. 124

Ages 13+ w/ adult supervision, 16+

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Union Station Homeless Services

unionstationhs.org

Volunteers assist in preparing and serving food, cleaning up, and with special events. They are needed on Saturdays, after school, during the summer or for special projects.

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