Many of those in our community spend a great deal of time in service that is an expression of their faith. In order to help individuals know what missional efforts their fellow church participants are engaged in – and in order to make it easier for individuals to get involved in missional efforts they would like to support – we provide this list of service opportunities.
ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM OF THE LA PUBLIC LIBRARY – The students in the program are adult immigrants from countries all over the world. The Adult Literacy Program has need for volunteer tutors. The tutoring program is structured in a way that the volunteer doesn’t have to have any experience as there are books to follow and it is pretty structured. Currently, there is a waiting list of about 30 “students” at the Platt library branch who are waiting to get a tutor so there are many opportunities available for volunteers.
CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS (SANTA SUSANA) & (LOS ENCINOS) – Nita Standke and her husband Gary are volunteers for two local state parks, Santa Susana State Historic Park and Los Encinos State Historic Park. They are historical interpreters educating the public on California’s past. Also, they serve as archaeological stewards, supervising and protecting locations of historic importance. They do trail observation and maintenance and graffiti abatement. The state park system is always looking for volunteers! Ask Nita how you can get involved.
Nita & Gary Standke
PAWS/LA – Paws/LA is dedicated to preserving the human-animal bond. To that end, we assist low-income seniors and people disabled with life-threatening illnesses care for their companion animals by providing veterinary care, pet food and supplies, temporary foster homes, and volunteer services — all at no charge.
Pastor Craig Peterson
WEST VALLEY FOOD PANTRY – The West Valley Food Pantry serves residents of West San Fernando Valley. There are many opportunities to volunteer there. Our jobs consist of everything from sorting food and stalking shelves to distributing food to those in need.