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Home >> Get Involved! >> Volunteers Needed
 

Volunteers Needed

Abstract picture of a volunteer holding a heart Almost all public and private organizations providing services to vulnerable elderly in our community rely on volunteers to provide the level of service needed by seniors.


Volunteers are needed and welcome!

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Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Protecting access to justice for poor, at-risk seniors.
Founded in 1974 as a one night a week volunteer-run storefront, Bet Tzedek has grown to a vibrant poverty law center with a staff of 53 and more than 400 volunteers.
Bet Tzedek's effectiveness in protecting access to justice for all people is due largely to its many dedicated and skilled volunteers. If you would like to find out more, please call the volunteer coordinator at
Tel: (323) 549-5814.

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Braille Institute
Help bring services to visually impaired seniors.
For every paid employee, 14 volunteers donate their time to provide the services of the Braille Institute. For additional information, contact the Sight Center at:
Tel: (323) 663-1111.

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Delta Sigma Senior Multi-Purpose Center
Help bring resources, meals and activities to needy seniors.
The center serves men and women of various abilities, ages 60 and older, regardless of race, creed, color, religion or income level.
Volunteers are trained and provide a variety of needed services such as Meals on Wheels, social activities, telephone lifeline and friendly visits for isolated seniors.
For additional information, contact the Delta Sigma Center at:
Tel: (323) 735-5799.

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Freda Mohr Senior Multi-Service Center
Help bring resources, meals and activities to needy seniors.
The center serves men and women of various abilities, ages 60 and older, regardless of race, creed, color, religion or income level.
Professional staff and para-professional volunteers service clients on a walk-in or referral basis, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Volunteers are trained and provide a variety of needed services such as Meals on Wheels, social activities, telephone lifeline and friendly visits for isolated seniors.
For additional information, contact the Freda Mohr Center at:
Tel: (323) 937-5900.

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Friends to the Elderly - Project Caring
Adopt an isolated senior in a local nursing home
For years this program has provided one on one visits to isolated seniors in local Nursing Homes by a trained volunteer who adopts a senior.
For additional information, Friends to the Elderly, a program of Jewish Family Service can be reached by calling Kay Ginsburg at:
Tel: (323) 634-0464.

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Hollywood Multipurpose Senior Center
Help bring resources, meals and activities to needy seniors.
The center serves men and women of various abilities, ages 60 and older, regardless of race, creed, color, religion or income level.
Volunteers are trained and provide a variety of needed services such as Meals on Wheels, social activities, telephone lifeline and friendly visits for isolated seniors.
The center also offers volunteer opportunities which allow seniors to use their skills and life experiences to assist their peers.
For additional information, please contact the Hollywood Center at:
Tel: (323) 957-3900.

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International Institute of Los Angeles
Help bring resources, meals and activities to needy seniors.
The center serves men and women of various abilities, ages 60 and older, regardless of race, creed, color, religion or income level.
Volunteers are trained and provide a variety of needed services such as Meals on Wheels, social activities, telephone lifeline and friendly visits for isolated seniors.
For additional information, please contact International Institute at:
Tel: (323) 264-6210.

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JFS - Multipurpose Senior Services Program (MSSP)
Help frail seniors remain at home and stay independent.
MSSP is an alternative to institutional care for the frail elderly. The program coordinates a wide variety of supportive resources so that clients may continue living in their own homes.
Intensive case management is provided by skilled teams of social workers and nurses. Clients must be 65 and older and have Medi-Cal to qualify.
For additional information about volunteer opportunities, contact the JFS MSSP Program at:
Tel: (323) 937-5930.

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Long Term Care Ombudsman - WISE Senior Services
State certified volunteers solving problems in nursing homes
The Long Term Care Ombudsman (WISE Senior Services) is a free and confidential service that maintains and improves the quality of life in long-term care facilities.
An Ombudsman is an individual who is trained and State-certified to objectively investigate and resolve problems of residents in long-term care facilities.
To become a volunteer Ombudsman, call for more information at:
Tel: (310) 393-3618.

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People Coordinated Services - Southwestern Center
Help bring resources, meals and activities to needy seniors.
The center serves men and women of various abilities, ages 60 and older, regardless of race, creed, color, religion or income level.
Volunteers are trained and provide a variety of needed services such as Meals on Wheels, social activities, telephone lifeline and friendly visits for isolated seniors.
For additional information, please contact People Coordinated Services at (323) 294-5226.

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Public Guardian's Office - Guardian Circle
Provide needed social contact to isolated dependent seniors.
The Public Guardian's almost 2,500 conservatees are isolated by their disabilities. Their need for social contact and mental stimulation is met in part by Guardian Circle Volunteers, who share their skills, listen to the lonely, and encourage participation in community activities.
Public Guardian has about 55 volunteers who are assigned to conservatees for social outings and friendly visits. At the holidays, about 200 more volunteers join for a special project of the wrapping and delivery of donated gifts and cards to each conservatee.
Guardian Circle is supported by tax deductible donations, which are used for subscriptions for large-print periodicals for those with poor sight, useful and attractive holiday gifts, attendance at community events, and personal needs funds for those who have nothing.
For additional information, please contact Lee Stone, Volunteer Coordinator, at:
Tel: (213) 974-0529.

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St. Barnabas Senior Services
Help bring resources, meals and activities to needy seniors.
The center serves men and women of various abilities, ages 60 and older, regardless of race, creed, color, religion or income level. The Center offers services in English, Spanish, Korean and Chinese.
Volunteers are trained and provide a variety of needed services such as Meals on Wheels, escorting seniors to medical and other appointments, visiting clients in their homes or nursing homes, assisting in medical clinics and in Alzheimer's disease diagnosis and treatment center, money management counseling, social activities, telephone lifeline and friendly visits for isolated seniors
The Center also offers volunteer opportunities which allow seniors to use their skills and life experiences to assist their peers.
For additional information, please contact St. Barnabas at:
Tel: (213) 388-4444.

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Theresa Lindsay Senior Center
Help bring resources, meals and activities to needy seniors.
The center serves men and women of various abilities, ages 60 and older, regardless of race, creed, color, religion or income level.
Volunteers are trained and provide a variety of needed services such as Meals on Wheels, social activities, telephone lifeline and friendly visits for isolated seniors.
For additional information, please contact the Theresa Lindsay Senior Center at (323) 846-1920.

 

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Bet Tzedek Legal Services
Braille Institute
Delta Sigma Senior Center
Freda Mohr Senior Center
Friends to the Elderly
 
Project Caring
Hollywood Senior Center
International Institute
  Senior Center
JFS - MSSP Program
Long Term Care
  Ombudsman - WISE
People Coordinated
  Services
Public Guardian's Office
  Guardian Circle
St. Barnabas Senior Center
Theresa Lindsay
  Senior Center

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