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Volunteering in the Arroyo Verdugos


There are many volunteer opportunities in the Arroyo Verdugo area (Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, California) and in the San Fernando Valley. Below are just a few of which we know; however, there are many more!

First and foremost, we list CWIRE as a volunteer opportunity: you can volunteer to help CWIRE expand, publicize, and distribute this list right from your home or office!

Beyond CWIRE, of course, there are many worthwhile volunteer opportunities here in the local area. We hope you will find a volunteer opportunity that is worthy of your valuable time!

To find more volunteering opportunities, please contact organizations listed in CWIRE's Nonprofit Organizations Directory and any other organizations that you know about. If you learn of new volunteer opportunities in our local area, please send them to CWIRE so that we can post them here!

Within the Local Area...

American Southwestern Railway at Travel Town Museum
Travel Town Museum, Griffith Park
Contact: (818) 243-5019

Docents and restoration staff are needed to work on historic passenger cars at the Travel Town Museum in Griffith Park. Crews work on weekends and lunch is provided. Exerience is not necessary, the association will "train." Enthusiastic speakers to lead tours are also needed. Call for training times and more information.

Autry Museum of Western Heritage
4700 Western Heritage Way
Griffith Park
Los Angeles, CA 90027-1462
Contact: (213) 667-2000
n and women interested in history are needed to join the museum's dedicated tour guides. A training class beginning Sept. 26 includes a comprehensive Western History course, lectures by guest scholars and museum staff, as well as a meeting with curators to learn about the museum's artifacts.

Glendale YMCA
140 North Louise Street
Contact: (818) 240-4130
upport is needed to assemble mailings for upcoming fund-raisers and special events.

Glendale Adventist Medical Center
1509 Wilson Terrace
Contact: (818) 409-8057
Volunteers may help in either the clinical or non-clinical setting. Clinical opportunities include patient rounds, patient transport and assisting nurses. Non-clinical opportunities include administrative duties.

Glendale Healthy Kids
223 N. Jackson St.
Contact: 818-548-7931
Work Directly with Children and their Families:
Teach dental education to 1st grade students
Assist with the USC Mobile Dental Clinic (annually in July)
Work within the GHK office and organizational structure:
  • Provide clerical support in the Glendale Healthy Kids office
  • Provide support to newsletter and other publications
  • Support fundraising activities

Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center
1420 South Central Ave.
Contact: (818) 502-2359
Use your retail experience or learn new skills by helping in the gift shop or Next-To-New Thrift Shop, which raise funds for the hospital and are operated by the Guild. Opportunities to help out are also available in the business office and in messenger services. Additionally, volunteers are needed in the emergency room and admitting to obtain patient information. Volunteers may assist with patient services or radiology.

Glendale Humane Society
717 West Ivy St.
Contact: (818)242-1128
Opportunities to walk dogs and socialize cats are available for those who would like to work directly with animals. Volunteers may also work with the public by answering phones and assisting in the adoption process.

Salvation Army
(818) 246-5586
320 West Windsor Rd.
Glendale, CA 91204
rivers are needed for the "Meals on Wheels" program. Volunteers use their own vehicles to deliver meals to home-bound individuals in the Glendale area from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Monday through Friday. Extra volunteers are needed during the holidays.

Verdugo Hills Council Boy Scouts
1325 Grandview Avenue
Contact: (818)243-6282
ffice volunteers are needed to assist with administrative duties such as prepared "The Echo" newsletter for mailing.

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Outside of the Local Area...

The Virtual Volunteering Project
Anywhere on the World Wide Web
ontact the Virtual Volunteering Project for information on participating non-profit organizations, or learn how to find "virtual volunteers" for your organization. For more information, read this article on this new trend in volunteer service.

Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles
1486 Colorado Blvd.
Los Angeles - 90041
Contact: (213)258-3333
e a big brother to an at-risk youth. Positive role models are needed to provide companionship to boys from the age of 6 to 12. You must be a male, 21 or older with a valid driver's license and car insurance. Volunteers must make a commitment of four hours/week for at least one year. If interested, contact the intake coordinator.

Big Sisters of Los Angeles
6851 Lennox Avenue
Van Nuys - 91405
Contact: (818)780-9785
Broaden a young girl's horizon by becoming a big sister. Women over the age of 21 are needed as positive role models for girls from the ages of 6 to 16. Big sisters provide friendship, guidance and education. Volunteers must make a one year commitment to spend two to three hours/week with their little sister.

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WARNING: Inclusion in this list is not to be considered an endorsement! CWIRE cannot evaluate all of the organizations
listed. Be very careful to research an organization thoroughly before contributing any time or money.

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