Volunteer Opportunities - Non-Clinical

Ability First    

(909) 621-4727

480 S. Indian Hill Blvd.

Claremont, CA 91711

http://www.abilityfirst.org/programs/volunteer.asp

Contact: Erick Vasquez

This organization has services for children and adults ages 3 to 22 with disabilities. The main volunteering opportunities take place during their after school program which meets from 2-6 M-F. Volunteers are welcome to come and help out staff for as much or as little time as they choose. Additionally, one can volunteer in the various weekend recreation activities that take place on Friday nights and Saturdays.  Their website has a list of the programs and the volunteer application.

AIDS Healthcare Foundation                         

(323) 860-5200

6255 West Sunset Boulevard 21st Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90028

www.aidshealth.org/careers/volunteering.html

AIDS Healthcare Foundation, established in 1987, is the nation’s largest provider of HIV/AIDS medical care. The Foundation has grown from a small group of friends dedicated to the creation of dignified care for people in the last stage of AIDS to a multi-million dollar agency providing excellence in care for people living at all stages of HIV infection and disease around the world. Volunteer positions are available online.

AIDS Project Los Angeles                   

(213) 201-1379

1313 N. Vine Street

Los Angeles, CA 90028

www.apla.org/volunteer/volunteer.html

APLA provides comprehensive support services without charge to people with AIDS and other HIV illnesses. These services include the largest food distribution center in the country for people with AIDS, a dental clinic, the buddy program, medical referrals, professional mental health counseling, and much more. For more information refer to their website. The volunteer website has current volunteer activities, the application for the desired position and a link to e-mail the application to the appropriate person.

American Cancer Society           

(626) 966-9994 Option 3

339 E Roland St. 

Covina, CA 91723

Contact: Enida Acosta        

The Society is engaged in patient services, research, education, and fund raising. Volunteer opportunities are available with flexible hours and projects may be open-ended or time-specific. Typically, volunteers work on driving patients to and from cancer treatments/doctor appointments, resource information guidance (RIG) at the ACS office, public education on health issues like tobacco and nutrition (e.g. the Great American Smokeout), assistance with the Feel Better Program, or fund raising for special events like Daffodil Days or Relay for Life.

American Red Cross                                                      
(909) 624-0074

2065 N. Indian Hill Blvd. 

Claremont, CA 91711

Contact: Robert Moss

rmoss@arcclaremont.org

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization that brings together volunteers and staff to help people prevent, prepare for, and cope with emergencies. Chapters provide special services to the community such as safety classes, blood donation drives, youth service programs, and various volunteer services. Internships may be arranged with the local Claremont chapter or the national Washington D.C. chapter. Local volunteers are needed to help with Health Center patients at Pilgrim Place and Claremont Manor; to help with local blood mobiles, office work, First Aid Stations, Health Fairs and more. Once a year they assist Pomona Valley Hospital and the LA County Health Department with a health fair where blood work and vaccinations are done.  Other programs include Community Flu Clinic, First Aid Teams, Claremont Halloween, the Home Alone program, Baby-Sitting Class, and the Disaster Team and Office/Grounds help at the Chapter House.

Covenant House 

323-461-3131 1325

North Western Avenue

Hollywood, California 90027

The lifestyle of street kids places them at particular risk for health problems and injury. Convenant House provides both residential and non-residential homeless youth comprehensive emergency and primary care medical exams, psychological, and psychiatric services and referrals to specialty care such as optometry and dentistry. Youth are provided important information on nutrition, STD/HIV prevention and other issues related to maintaining healthy lifestyles.

David and Margaret Group Home

(909) 596-5921 x3311

1350 Third Street

LaVern CA 91750

Contact:  Marcella Barba-Olmos

 volunteer@DavidandMargaret.org

Female volunteers (age 21+) need to be positive, responsible, and caring role models that can open girls’ lives and spend one-on-one time with a troubled teenage girl.  A one-year commitment is required.  Drivers are also needed (only those with clean DMV records) for a few hours a week to transport our foster children to and from their foster homes and campus, pick-up and deliver donated items, and transport residents to and from community outings and appointments. The vehicle, gas, and insurance are provided. Finally, volunteers with creative skills are needed to teach crafts and sewing to a small group of girls.

Foothill AIDS Project

(909) 482-2066

223 W. Harrison Ave.

Claremont, CA 91711 

Contact: Wendy Hustwit, Volunteer Coordinator                                         

Foothill AIDS Project is a community-based organization providing case management and residential care for people diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. Their service area includes East San Gabriel Valley, Riverside, San Bernardino and L.A. counties. Through five-grant funded staff members and volunteers, FAP provides education and emotional/physical support to clients and their affected communities.  Volunteers are needed for the reception area, to assist in client intake and evaluation of service needs, to assist in writing and production of a newsletter, and patient transport to doctor visits.  They also have a clinic associated with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.  A TB test is required.

Foothill Family Shelter

909.931.1732

Contact: Megan Nehamen (megan@foothillfamilyshelter.org)

Foothill Family Shelter is a nonprofit organization founded in 1984 which houses homeless adults and children for a period of up to 120 days, free of rent and utility charges. We also provide one-year transitional housing as well as permanent housing. They currently need volunteers in their reading room. The Reading Room implements an incentives based literacy program to help children (K-12) practice and improve basic literacy skills using age appropriate activities, rewards for personal reading goals, and parent participation opportunities.  They are also in need of male and female mentors. Applications are available online at www.foothillfamilyshelter.com

House of Ruth

P.O. Box 459

Claremont, CA 91711 

Los Angeles County Outreach Office Pomona, California

909-623-4364

San Bernardino County Outreach Office Montclair, California

909-621-3777

Contact: Natalie Rojano-Jenkins

nrojanojenkins@houseofruthinc.org

House of Ruth advocates for and assists women and children victimized by domestic violence by providing shelter, programs, opportunities and education; to contribute to social change through intervention, education, prevention programs and community awareness. They welcome volunteers who must participate in a comprehensive 40-hour training that is offered three times a year (typically beginning in March, July, and September). This training prepares volunteers with an understanding of the dynamics of abuse, its effects on children, legal issues, counseling, social and cultural issues related to domestic violence, community resources, and the services provided at House of Ruth.  Upon the completion of this training, volunteers may work in their Shelter, in their Children’s Program, on their Hotline, at their community legal clinics, in their administrative department, and at community and fundraising events.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center

(909) 427-7150

www.kpschvolunteers.org

9961 Sierra Avenue

Fontana, CA 92335

Interested students must be over nineteen years of age to be eligible to volunteer. Volunteers have a variety of duties, including service ambassador, clerical work, and handing out information to hospital visitors.

Mt. San Antonio Gardens Congregational Homes, Inc.

(909) 624-5061 X201

900 E. Harrison Ave.

Pomona, CA 91767

Contact: Linnette Guidera

Mt. San Antonio Gardens promotes the independence and participation of older adults by providing comprehensive and secure life care services, housing, meals and health care to 450 residents on a 29-acre garden site. The responsibilities of intern include various tasks concerned with the overall administration of Mt. San Antonio Gardens. The position works in the main administrative office and works closely with the Interim CEO, Chief Financial Officer, VP of Marketing, and Director of Human Resources. All interns have a TB test.

Pilgrim Place Health Services Center

(909) 621-9581

721 West Harrison Avenue

Claremont, CA 91711

www.pilgramplace.org/become_a_volunteer.php

The center provides productive, secure, and stimulating retirement living in an independent community setting for Christian leaders who have served at least fifteen years as missionaries, ministers, teachers of religion, and other religious professionals who wish to continue “their pilgrimage” of Christian faith and service to others. It is also one of the nations only ecumenical retirement communities for church professionals with a “no financial means test.” Volunteer opportunities offered at Pilgrim Place include governance, social services, indoor/outdoor activities with residents, and a health center.

Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles Volunteer Office

213-284-3200

400 West 30th Street

Los Angeles, CA 90007

www.pplosangeles.org

Planned Parenthood is a private, non-profit agency providing health clinics for maternal, child, and reproductive healthcare. Nine clinics are operated in the L.A. area, with the central office just east of downtown of Los Angeles. There is also an office in Pomona. Interns are needed to assist in Adolescent Self-Esteem and Pregnancy Prevention programs in the L.A. and Pomona school districts. Volunteers are also needed to do office work, assist with middle school and high school health education, and Health Fair Outreach. Volunteers are required to make a one-year commitment to the program. Communication, multi-cultural/bilingual skills are preferred, but not necessary. All Volunteers are recruited through the Santa Monica Office.

Project Angel Food

(800) 592-6435

922 Vine Street

Los Angeles, CA 90038

www.anglefood.org

Project Angel Food's mission is to nourish the body and spirit of men, women and children affected by HIV/AIDS, cancer, and other life-threatening illnesses. Volunteers and staff cook and deliver free and nutritious meals prepared with love throughout Los Angeles County, acting out of a sense of urgency because hunger and illness do not wait. With a corps of 1,500 + dedicated volunteers, the agency provides more than 11,000 meals a week to 1,600 clients of all ages and backgrounds for whom a healthy meal, delivered with a warm smile, is truly lifesaving. Applications are available online. For more information, email volunteers@anglefood.org

Project Sister Family Services

909.623.1619

P.O. Box 1369

Pomona, CA 91769-136

Contact: Martinez, the Hotline Coordinator / Lisette Gaeta, the Hotline Assistant gmartinez@projectsister.org / hassistant@projectsister.org

Project Sister Family Services (PSFS) is an agency dedicated to providing services to the women, children, and men survivors of sexual assault and abuse and their families in the East San Gabriel and Inland Valleys in Southern California. Project Sister Family Services works with local law enforcement, district attorneys, courts, hospital and health care providers, schools, churches and other community groups and agencies. To volunteer, one can become a PSFS Help Line advocate - their 24-hour hotline provides immediate confidential crisis assistance to adults and children who have been sexually assaulted, and to their families. Additionally, by taking their certification training course you will learn about: crisis intervention, psychological aspects of sexual assault, criminal justice, legal procedures, law enforcement, and receive a Crisis Intervention Counselor Certificate.

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

 (909) 949-4316

1844 West 11th St. Suite C

Upland, CA 91786      

http://www.rfbd.org/IEOCUplandvolunteer.htm

Provide recordings of books and textbooks for all ages.  Volunteers are needed to direct readers and if they wish to audition to become readers.  Training with the equipment is provided. Interested students should attend an information session, which are held on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 pm.