Resources for civic engagement, compiled by students in Philosophy 3330 at Cal State L.A. (updated December 10, 2019)

_governance and communities (at the local, city, state, and national levels)
Los Angeles Neighborhood Councils
Los Angeles Business Improvement Districts (BIDs)
Los Angeles elected officials (including state and national officials)
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (for unincorporated areas of the county)
CA state elected officials (Assembly and Senate)
U.S. Congress (House of Representatives)
_general volunteer opportunities
CSULA Center for Engagement, Service, and the Public Good (EPIC)
L.A. Works
Volunteer Match
_organizations (many with volunteer opportunities) (environment, global climate change, political action)
826LA (writing tutoring)
AIDS Project LA Health (APLA Health)
Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment (ACCE) (political activism)
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) volunteer opportunities
American Cancer Society (health, national org)
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) (political action org)
American Heart Association (health)
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (advocacy, national org)
American Nurses Association (ANA)
American Red Cross (disaster relief, blood drives, health, national org)
American Society for Civil Engineers Los Angeles Younger Members Forum
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Anaheim Community Foundation (community org)
Angel City Pits (pitbull rescue)
Antelope Valley Care Center (nursing home, hospice care)
Arbor Day Foundation (environment, trees, national org)
Ascencia (homelessness, nutrition, meals, Glendale)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice (political advocacy)
Audubon Center at Debs Park (environment)
Autism Speaks (national org)
Aviva Family and Children's Services
Bailey Human Care Center (hunger relief, Tujunga church org)
Best Friends (animal rescue, adoption)
Beyond the Bell (LAUSC after school program: tutoring, recreation, etc.)
Big Brothers Big Sisters (youth mentoring)
Black Lives Matter
Boy Scouts (youth development)
Boys and Girls Club of America (children's org, mentoring)
Brother's Helpers (hunger, nutrition, homelessness, Christian org)
Burrito Project (food for homeless)
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium (environment, San Pedro org)
California Center for Economic Initiatives (leadership development)
California Community Foundation (advocates for systemic change)
California Environmental Health Association (CEHA)
Canning Hunger (food distribution)
Carson clubs and organizations (city of Carson community orgs)
Cat Adoption Tails (animal rescue, shelter)
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles (hunger, homelessness, etc.)
Center for American Progress (progressive policy institute)
Center for the Arts Eagle Rock
Central City Neighborhood Partners (CCNP) (children, families, community development)
Chelsea's Light Foundation (advocates for victim's of child sexual assault)
Child Care Resource Center (CCRC)
Circle K (at Cal State L.A.) (community service; leadership development)
Citizens' Climate Lobby (environment, political org, national org)
City of Hope (cancer treatment, health)
City Plants (environment; tree planting)
Clean Air Coalition (environment, environmental justice advocacy)
Climate Reality Project (environment, national org)
Coaching Corps (youth org, mentoring, sports)
Coalition for Economic Survival (CES) (advocates for low and moderate income people)
Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA)
Coast and Canyon Wildlife Rehabilitation (animals, environment, Malibu org)
Collegiate Association for the Research of Principle (CARP)
Comite Mexicano Civico Patriotico (cultural heritage preservation)
Communities for a Better Environment (environmental justice)
Community Coalition (South L.A. community org)
Compton Initiative (neighborhood org)
Concerned Citizens of South Central Los Angeles
Cory's Kitchen (Irwindale food assistance)
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) for Children (neglect, abuse)
Credit Abuse Resistance Education (CARE)
Days For Girls (feminine hygiene; global org)
Defenders of Wildlife (environment, animals)
Democratic Socialists of America (political activist org)
Didi Hirsch (mental health services, suicide prevention hotline)
DIG Burbank (parks, environment)
Disaster Healthcare Volunteers (opportunity for licensed healthcare providers)
Do Good L.A. (network of social entrepreneurs)
Dogs Without Borders (animal rescue)
Downtown Women's Center (homelessness)
Dream Center (homelessness, hunger, abuse; faith-based org)
East L.A. Community Corporation (neighborhood org: Boyle Heights and East L.A.)
Echoes of Hope (foster youth assistance)
Education Through Music Los Angeles (ETM-LA) (youth development)
Educational Participation in Communities (EPIC) CSULA
El Centro de Ayuda (Boyle Heights community org)
Emergency Nurses Assocation (ENA)
Engineering for Kids (youth STEM education)
Environment California (statewide environmental advocacy org)
Equal Pay Today (women's advocacy, national org
Esperanza (aiding developmentally disabled individuals; mental health)
Familia Unida (disabilities, immigration, health, food pantry)
Family Promise (homelessness)
Feeding America (hunger relief advocacy and volunteering, national org)
Feeding San Diego (hunger relief, nutrition)
Fight for the Future (internet for public good advocacy)
Food Forward (hunger relief, nutrition)
Food Not Bombs (hunger relief, activism, vegan)
Food on Foot (homelessness, nutrition)
Foothill Family Shelter (homelessness, Upland org)
Foster Army Animal Rescue (Riverside pet fostering/adoption)
Free Arts for Abused Children
Friends In Deed (Pasadena food pantry)
Friends of the Big Bear Alpine Zoo
Friends of Los Angeles River (FOLAR) (environment)
Friends of Upland Animal Shelter (animal rescue)
Gang Alternatives Program (gangs, grafitti, youth programs)
Gangs Out of Downey (GOOD) (gangs, grafitti, youth org, community org: Downey)
Gay for Good (G4G) (LGBT org)
Girl Scouts (youth development)
Girls Today Women Tomorrow
Giving Spirit (homelessness)
GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) (LGBTQ org)
Glendale Arts
Glendale Youth Alliance
Global Inheritance (environmental org)
Global Kindness (support families in need)
Graff Lab (graffiti art org)
Greenpeace (environment, political action)
Guide Dogs of America
Gun Owners of California (gun rights advocacy, political action org)
Habitat for Humanity (housing improvement)
Harbor Community Benefit Foundation (environmental justice, health, Port of L.A.)
Harbor Interfaith Services (homeless services in San Pedro)
Harbor Regional Center (help for those with developmental disabilities)
Harm Reduction Coalition (drug users' rights, needle exchange, health)
Heal the Bay (environment)
Heart of Compassion Food Distribution, Montebello (fighting hunger)
Heritage Manor nursing home (elder care, Monterey Park)
Hira's Legacy Foundation (dog training, rescue, education)
Hollaback! (fighting harassment, international org)
Homeboy Industries (gangs, incarceration, rehabilitation)
Homeless Shelter Directory (national database)
Hope for L.A. (adult recovery, youth empowerment, community development, volunteering)
Hope for Paws (animal rescue)
Hope Worldwide (community services for the poor and needy)
Human Rights Campaign (LGBT rights advocates)
Human Rights Watch (international org)
I Support the Girls (feminine hygiene; national org)
Idle No More (Indigenous sovereignty, environment)
IMAN Foundation (Iranian-American Muslim org)
Interfaith Food Center (homelessness, hunger, Whittier org)
It Matters Period (menstral health; international org)
Jamboree Housing (low-income housing)
Jenesse Center (domestic violence)
Junior Achievement USA (financial literacy, children's education)
KaBOOM! (children's playgrounds)
Kids' Community Dental Clinic
Kidspace Children's Museum
Kitten Rescue (animal rescue, adoption)
Kiwanis (children, communities)
Koreatown Youth + Community Center (KYCC)
La Habra Community Emergency Response Team (communiy preparedness)
L.A. Community Health Project (drug use, needle exchange, health)
L.A. Kitchen (health, nutrition, local foods)
Lamp Community (homelessness, services and housing)
Las Fotos Project (art, girls, photography, youth)
Lavine Family Innovation Fund (LIFT) (fighting poverty)
Launch pre-school, Torrance Schools (for children with disabilities)
League of Women Voters (politcal action)
Life Rolls On (physical impairment; disabilities)
Lions Clubs International (community service orgs)
Live Your Dream (women's org, girl's development, domestic violence, sex trafficking)
Living Help Center, Downey (reproductive health)
Long Beach Parks & Rec volunteering
Long Beach Rescue Mission (homeless services)
Los Angeles Animal Services (pet fostering/adoption)
Los Angeles Beautification Team (environment improvement: planting trees, graffiti removal)
Los Angeles Bike Messenger Association (LABMA)
Los Angeles Conservation Corps. (youth development)
Los Angeles Crisis Response Team (CRT)
Los Angeles Firemen's Relief Association
Los Angeles Homeless Outreach Portal (LA-HOP)
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority
Los Angeles LGBT Center (health, social services, housing, education)
Los Angeles Mission (hunger relief, homelessness, substance abuse, rehabilitation)
Los Angeles Regional Food Bank (hunger relief)
Make-a-Wish-Foundation (granting wishes to terminally ill children, national org)
March and Rally L.A. (protests, advocacy, activism)
Mary's Kitchen (Orange County homelessness)
Meals on Wheels (elderly, nutrition, food delivery)
Media Done Responsibly (arts education, mentoring)
Mexican American Opportunity Foundation (MAOF) (Latino community org)
Midnight Mission (homelessness, hunger relief, recovery)
Milo's Sanctuary (special needs cat rescue)
Mother's Helping Others (MHO) (assisting poor families)
My Friend's House Foundation (homeless services)
My Friend's Place (homeless youth services)
National Alliance to End Homelessness
National Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (health care)
National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN)
National Black Nurses Association (NBNA)
National Immigration Law Center
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Newhall Community Center (Santa Clarita community org)
No-Kill Los Angeles (NKLA) (pet adoptions)
Operation Hope (financial literacy advocates, international org)
Orange County Coastkeeper (environment)
Orange County Family Justice Center (domestic violence, abuse, sexual assault)
Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC)
Pacoima Beautiful (environmental justice)
Pacoima Community Youth Culture Center
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (environment)
Para Los Ninos (children, poverty, education)
Paramount Care Foundation (Paramount community org)
Pasadena Humane Society (animal rescue)
Peace Over Violence (abuse, recovery)
Penny Lane Centers (youth and families; homelessness, mental health)
People Assisting the Homeless (PATH)
People Concern (homelessness, mental illness, domestic violence, substance abuse, youth, veterans)
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)
Pico-Rivera city volunteer program
Pipeline Programs at Charles Drew University (tutoring)
Place Called Home (South L.A. youth, education, arts, nutrition, health)
Planned Parenthood (reproductive health, family planning, birth control)
Plaza de la Raza (arts education)
Priceless Pet Rescue (animals; Chino Hills org)
Project Angel Food (nutrition, food delivery)
Project Chicken Soup (meal delivery, health, nutrition)
Project Paper Bag (meals for homeless)
Project SAY (Support Anaheim's Youth)
Project Sister Family Services (for sexual assault survivors)
Psypher L.A. (psychological health; dance)
Random Acts of Kindness (schools, children)
Reach Out (Upland community org)
Read Across America (NEA project)
Reading Partners (tutoring children; literacy)
Reading to Kids
Rebuilding Together (home improvement)
Reclaiming America's Communities through Empowerment (RACE) (gang prevention, intervention)
Rialto Child Development Center
Ronald McDonald House (supporting children and families)
Rotary International (community building)
Safe Families for Children (homelessness)
Salvation Army (hunger, poverty, shelter, human trafficking, abuse, addiction, families, veterans, etc., international org)
Samaritan's Purse (international Christian aid org)
San Fernando Valley Arts Council
San Gabriel Valley Humane Society (animals, pets)
Santa Clarita Food Pantry (hunger relief)
Santa Monica Mountains Trail Council (environment, parks)
Sante Fe Springs Deptartment of Human and Family Services
Save Our Beach (environment, community org: Seal Beach, Long Beach)
School on Wheels (tutoring homeless children)
SEAACA (animals, pet adoption & care, Downey
Second Amendment Foundation (gun rights advocacy, political action org)
Share-a-Meal (food truck; hunger relief)
Share Our Selves Thrift Shop
Shields for Families (supporting families in South L.A.)
Sierra Club (environment, national org)
Skid Row Housing Trust (homelessness)
Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS)
Southern California Association for Non Profit Housing (SCANPH)
SOVA Community and Food Resource Program (nutrition and support services; Jewish org)
St. Barnabas Senior Services (aging, elderly)
St. Francis Center (homelessness, soup kitchen)
Steven's Hope for Children (children's health, Upland org)
Stray Cat Alliance (no-kill cat shelter)
Su Casa (domestic violence, Long Beach org)
Surfrider Foundation (environment)
Sustainable Claremont (community org, various volunteer opportunities)
Tarzana Treatment Centers (health, drug treatment, detox)
TCD (Total Child Development) Kids (children, tutoring, mentoring)
Thaddeus Foundation (Pomona org for needy, esp. women and girls)
Think Together (tutoroing, children's education)
TLC (True Lasting Connections) Family Resource Center (Downey community org)
Tree People (environment, planting trees)
TRUST (Tenemos que Reclamar y Unidos Salvar la Tierra) South L.A. (community org)
UCLA Blood and Platelet Donations (medical health)
UNICEF (children's rights, international org)
Union of Concerned Scientists (environment, energy, sceince-based action)
Union Rescue Mission (homelessness)
Union Station Homeless Services (homelessness, Pasadena org)
United We Dream (national youth-led immigration org)
Valley Family Center (counceling, family services, domestic abuse, etc.)
Valley Village (serving adults with developmental challenges, Winnetka org)
VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars)
Vietnam Veterans of America
Volunteers of America, Los Angeles (homelessness, addiction, incarceration, veterans, youth, families)
Whittier Pregnancy Care Clinic (WPCC-Obria) (women's medical care)
Whittier's First Day (homelessness)
Widows, Orphans, and Disabled Fireman's Fund
Wilderness Society (environment, national org)
Wildhaven Ranch (Wildlife Sanctuary, Lake Arrowhead)
Wildlife Conservation Society (global org)
Women In Film (women's advocacy org)
Women of Watts and Beyond (anti-violence org; community org)
Women's and Children's Crisis Center (violence, abuse, Whittier)
World Harvest L.A. (food distribution)
World Wildlife Fund (WWF) (environment, animals, international org)
Wounded Warrior Foundation (veterans)
YMCA (youth development, healthy living, social responsibility)
Young Life (Christian youth ministry)