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 monthly 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 40 people at your site and dropping off at Alexandria House.
  • Purchasing dinner from a local restaurant for 40 and having it delivered to Alexandria House.
  • Purchasing dinner from one of our past residents for $250.00 and they will arrange to drop off at Alexandria House.
  • Cooking dinner at Alexandria House with the following guidelines:
    • A maximum of 6 volunteers in a group. Please practice social distancing guidelines.
    • No children under the age of 12 allowed at this time. All teens must show proof of vaccination.
  • Click here to see the complete guideline for our Top Chef Program

Winter/Summer Camp Program (Summer Camp is currently operating through August 12)

  • 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, but we will consider mature middle school students.

After School Program (Operates through LAUSD School Year)

  • 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, but we will consider mature middle school students.

Child Care Program (Not currently accepting volunteers)

  • 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.


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 attend an orientation. Once you register as a volunteer, you will receive more information regarding the orientation. Please feel free to reach out to our volunteer coordinator, Elaina Wall 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?