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Wanted: Compassionate Volunteers to Make a Difference in Women’s Lives

Our organization was founded by a volunteer, Jill Halverson, and our efforts among women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women have been defined by generations of extraordinary volunteers.


If you’re a compassionate activist looking for a way to get more involved in the Los Angeles community, you’ll be at home here. Our current corps of over 5,000 volunteers provide 25,000 hours of service annually, contributing to all facets of the critical work we do to support women in need throughout Los Angeles.                                                                                                                   

Thank you for your support of Downtown Women’s Center and our mission of ending homelessness for women. We so greatly appreciate how you have helped our community to grow. For the health and safety of our participants, residents, and staff, DWC is suspending onsite volunteering at this time.


Apply to Volunteer as an Individual

Apply to Volunteer With Your Group

Current DWC volunteer? Click here to log in.

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

  • Administrative Support
  • Day Center Assistant
  • Donation Sorting
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Learning Center Assistant
  • MADE by DWC Product Preparation
  • MADE by DWC Store Assistant
  • Residence Host

Group Volunteer Opportunities

  • Cooking Club
  • Donation Sorting
  • Snack Packs
  • Toiletry Kits
  • Welcome Home Kits

Learn more about Group Volunteer Opportunities.


To view dates for upcoming volunteer trainings, click here.

If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting your application or if you are having difficulty signing up for one of our upcoming trainings, contact us at Volunteer@DowntownWomensCenter.org or (213) 680-0600.