The volunteers at MEND are the lifeblood of the agency. MEND is committed to remaining a volunteer-driven organization, so that its donations and income go directly to the needy recipients. As a result, administrative and fundraising costs are less than 6% of MEND’s total revenue. This is possible only through the assistance of the dedicated volunteers who give so freely of themselves to MEND.

Already an active Volunteer? 

No need to re-apply just yet, email volunteering@mendpoverty.org, call (818) 686-7342 or your direct supervisor.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a MEND volunteer?
  • Choose how you would like to engage as a volunteer at MEND. Look through and select from available opportunities. Begin the registration process by filling out a Volunteer Application. 
  • Upon successfully submitting application, a confirmation message including username and password, and sign up instructions for orientations, activities, and events will be sent by email. 
How do I apply if I am a Court referred volunteer? 
  • We currently accept court referrals from Assistance League Los Angeles only.  These participants may visit our center on Fridays, between 9AM - 11AM to begin the registration processes. *Must bring Court paperwork and ID. 
Is there an age requirement for volunteering at MEND? 
  • Children between the ages 11-15 must be accompanied by a volunteering adult, parent or guardian on the day of volunteer event or activity.   
  • Teens age 16 and older may volunteer on their own. 
Who do I contact for more volunteering information? 
  • Individuals requiring assistance with applications may visit our MEND Center during business hours.  
  • For more information about volunteering, email or call the Volunteer Services Assistant at (818) 686-7342 / volunteering@mendpoverty.org.