Needed: Volunteers for Meal Service at Hope Gardens Family Center

We are in need of volunteers to help prepare and serve meals to the women, children, and senior ladies at Hope Gardens Family Center located near Sylmar, CA. If you are interested in helping and meet the criteria below, please contact Monique Johnson, at

Shifts:   Monday-Sunday

  •   9am-1pm
  •  1pm-4pm
  • 4pm-7:30pm

Age Requirement: 14 years and older

Volunteer(s) must be able to drive or coordinate a ride to property, as there is no bus access or shuttle service.

We need up to 3 volunteers per shift.

If you would like to serve, contact Monique ( to confirm your service and schedule a shift date. All Volunteer Activities must be scheduled/confirmed in advance. Thank you!

Childcare Volunteers Needed at Hope Gardens

Monday to Friday, we need volunteers in our PEEPS department. This task involves caring for children aged 3 months – 5 years while their mothers are onsite taking Program classes.

This is a perfect position for volunteers who are looking to hold, rock, sing, read, play, and love these little kids. Shifts are from 9:00 – 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 4:30 p.m. We prefer that volunteers make a weekly or bi-weekly commitment to help.

For more information or to find out how to get started, please contact Monique Johnson at


Volunteers Needed: Special Kitchen Projects

We are currently in need of volunteers (up to 20 per shift) to help us with some projects in our kitchen. During the times listed below, we need volunteers who are able to help us pull everything out of our kitchen or bring it back in. If you are interested in helping with this project, please contact Erin at If you have a group who is interested in serving in the kitchen and would be willing to stay later or arrive earlier please let us know as well.

September 3 (load out) 2:30pm-4pm
September 4 (load in) 5am-6am
September 17 (load out) 2:30pm-4pm
September 18 (load in) 5am-6am
October 1 (load out) 2:30pm-4pm
October 2 (load in) 5am-6am
October 15 (load out) 2:30pm-4pm
October 16 (load in) 5am-6am
November 1 (load out) 2:30pm-4pm
November 2 (load in) 5am-6am
November 15 (load out) 2:30pm-4pm
November 16 (load in) 5am-6am
December 3 (load out) 2:30pm-4pm
December 4 (load in) 5am-6am
December 17 (load out) 2:30pm-4pm
December 18 (load in) 5am-6am

Volunteers Needed for Christmas Store

We are busy preparing for our 20th Annual Chistmas Store, and we need your help! There are opportunities to volunteer at this years Christmas Store on December 15th and 16th – from Gift Wrappers to Personal Shoppers to Kids Store Crafts, there is something for everyone.

Christmas Store allows families in need to shop for their children for free – we have a Main Store for parents to shop for their kids, while kids get to spend time in the Kids Store shopping for mom and dad, taking a picture with Santa, making crafts and more!

If you are interested in volunteering, please click the link(s) below that corresponds with the time(s) you are available. You will need to enter all your individual information in order to be registered; if you are coming as part of a group, please make sure each individual registers through these links. If you have any questions, please email

Thursday, December 15th from 8am-12:30pm —

Thursday, December 15th from 12pm-5pm —

Friday, December 16th from 8am-12:30pm —

Friday, December 16th from 12pm-6pm —

We need Tutoring Volunteers at Hope Gardens!

We are excited to announce a new tutoring program at Hope Gardens that will start on October 24th! After a lot of hard work, Plumfield Learning Systems is nearly ready to kick-off their specialized tutoring program for all the children at our Hope Gardens Family Center.

Now that we have the wonderful tutoring program, and the rooms at Hope Garden in which to run it, we are in need of some volunteers! If you are interested in assisting with this tutoring program, please contact Monique Johnson at

Thank you for your support!

Volunteer for Movies on the Roof

Every Thursday night this summer,  starting June 30th,  we will show movies on our roof for the guests at URM! Help provide snacks, serve popcorn and drinks, and enjoy a night of fun with our guests of all ages!

If you are interested in joining us for a movie night, or have a group that would like to sponsor one of the nights please contact Alex Cornejo at or  213-673-4860.

Volunteer for Kids Freestyle – Gym Activities

Monday-Friday, from 5-6pm you can come connect with our kids in the gym! Right now we have nearly 100 kids living at Union Rescue Mission. Get to know them over basketball, jumping rope or a game of freeze tag.

You can come individually or bring a group. If you are interested in offering something more ‘organized’ than just free time in the gym such as a basketball tournament, or an “Olympics Day”, give us a call – we would love to work with you in setting up something fun for our kids!

URGENT: Administrative Volunteer

We are looking for someone to come in at least once a week to help us out with some filing and administrative work in our Human Resources department. If you would be willing to give up a few hours of your time (or more!) to help us we would greatly appreciate it!

If you are available and interested to help with administrative volunteering jobs, please contact Andy Olivas at or 213-673-8414

Serve a Meal

Every day, we serve breakfast, lunch and dinner to many people—averaging 2,000 meals per day! We can’t do it without the help of faithful volunteers – we need a lot of help to prepare meals and serve them to our guests. 

Our greatest need right now is volunteers to serve breakfast. If you can help, please contact Andy Olivas at or  213-673-4814.