5 Unexpectedly Fun Ways to Volunteer

December 18, 2015


By L.A. Works

Who says serving others can’t be fun? Here are five out-of-the-box volunteer projects from L.A. Works that’ll have you coming back for more! (Open to everyone for short- or long-term commitments.)

1. BEAUTY AND CHARM: Facials! Manicures! Snacks! Help women transitioning out of homelessness feel like a queen for a day, when you pamper them with makeovers at the Good Shepherd Center near downtown L.A. (Check schedule in Jan.) http://bit.ly/1QRlolG

2. GOT RHYTHM: Skip the nightclub one Friday a month and hit this dance floor instead! Dance with special needs kids and adults at the BCR Center in Burbank. Their favorite jam? Anything Michael Jackson, Let’s Get It Started by The Black Eyed Peas, and of course, Gangnam Style. http://bit.ly/1JhgxEf

3. CREATIVE CORNER: Inspire kids from low-income neighborhoods to build art and science projects in a fun-filled factory in Gardena called T4T (Trash for Teaching). Here, industrial plastics, fabrics and foam are spared from the landfill and used for learning! http://bit.ly/1RXouW9

4. TUNE UP TIME: Roll up your sleeves and get out the elbow grease. UCP Wheels for Humanity in North Hollywood is a great place to get your hands dirty by repairing wheelchairs for the disabled in impoverished countries. http://bit.ly/1PbsRud

5. FURRY FUN: This no-kill animal shelter in Hawthorne cares for dozens of abused and/or abandoned rabbits of all shapes and sizes. Feeding and cuddling bunnies makes cleaning their cages all worth it! http://bit.ly/1Pe1Xnt

For more fun and meaningful volunteer projects that fit your busy schedule, check out our opportunity calendar at laworks.com.

L.A. Works connects committed volunteers with organizations dedicated to making a significant, visible and lasting contribution to Los Angeles. Since 1991, the organization has mobilized and led volunteers to contribute more than a million hours to L.A. Learn more at laworks.com.
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