At Alexandria House, our volunteers are a treasured part of our community. Together we laugh, cook, eat, play, and work as we help women and children in need.

Over the years, volunteers have taught art classes, provided counseling, driven residents to appointments, created on-site gardens, led writing workshops, took our children to the beach, and so much more. Our Top Chefs gather family and friends to cook weeknight meals for our residents, while energetic organizers join us to set up our weekly Thrift Sales. Whether you come once a week, once a month, or once a year, we need your enthusiasm, compassion, and unique talents.

Check out our different volunteer programs below!

Top Chef

Our cooking program serves current residents and other members of the Alexandria House community.  It is a wonderful treat for women living in residence when volunteers come to cook dinner!  Just like you, they have a busy life with work, school and kids and can use a “night off “ too! Here are a few ways to participate as a Top Chef:

  • Preparing dinner for 30 people at your site and dropping off at Alexandria House.
  • Preparing and cooking dinner for 30 people at Alexandria House in our beautiful Green House kitchen. Volunteers are responsible for providing the ingredients and preparing dinner.
  • Purchasing dinner from a local restaurant for 30 and having it delivered to Alexandria House.
  • Making a monetary donation to support our Top Chefs to support our program and continue to build community. (Suggested Donation: $250)
  • Click here to see the complete guideline for our Top Chef Program

Interested in booking a date? Please email [email protected]

After School Program (Not currently accepting volunteers)

  • Our after-school program needs volunteers to help students (grades K-5) with homework, reading activities, and enrichment projects.
  • Volunteers should be at least high school age.

Child Care Program

  • Volunteers support our child care staff in working with infants and toddlers ages 0-4 doing various activities from reading to outdoor play.
  • Experience working with infants and toddlers is highly recommended.

Community Food Pantry

  • Distribute fresh produce, ready made meals, and shelf stable grocery items to our neighbors in the Mid-Wilshire/Koreatown neighborhood

**Takes place on the front porch of Alexandria House, so please dress appropriately for the weather**

Office Support/Helping Hand

  • Work along side the main office staff with reinitiating the acceptance of gently used items for the La Tiendita (Thrift Store)
  • Data entry, filing and sorting as the ever growing needs of the organization and community expand 

Winter/Summer Camp Program

  • Our winter/summer camps need volunteers to help children (ages 5-12) with arts and crafts, field trips, cooking classes, music classes and more.
  • Volunteers should be at least high school age.

Other

Opportunities such as needs for drivers or event support may become available throughout the year. Please join our mailing list to stay up-to-date on the latest volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Orientation

We ask that all new volunteers first complete an online orientation. Once you register as a volunteer (right column of this webpage), you will receive more information regarding the orientation. Please feel free to reach out to our volunteer coordinator with any questions ([email protected]).

Covid-19 Policy

We require that all volunteers who will be on-site or have direct interaction with our staff, residents, and other community members be fully vaccinated against the Covid-19 virus. We will ask for proof of vaccination when you arrive on-site to volunteer with us. Please read our Covid-19 On-site Volunteering Protocol

Will you volunteer?