Beverly Vista School

8th Grade Community Service Options

Dear 8th Grade Parents,

The Yosemite trip is scheduled for February 1 - February 5, 2016. The 8th Grade students interested in going on the Yosemite trip are required to perform 12.5 hours (25 points) of Community Service by January 11, 2016.

Below you will find a few options for Community Service. Remember that points must be earned at a minimum of two different locations (i.e. they may not be earned all at school).

Community Service Options
Try contacting one of the local nursing homes in BH.

Try contacting BH Recreation and Parks.

Volunteer Los Angeles:

LA Works:

Animal Shelters in BH

Try one of the local shelters such as West LA Animal Shelter.

Try contacting Petco or Centennial Feed. They usually have rescue organizations who need volunteers on the weekends

Try participating in one of the coastal clean-up programs such as HEAL THE BAY (3rd Saturday of every month)

Try contacting local temples. They are putting food boxes/baskets together at food kitchen or food banks.
Try contacting local food banks such as Westside Food Bank, (310) 828-6016

Meals On Wheels program deliver on school days but holidays or days off would work.
Call ahead: Meals On Wheels West Los Angeles
900 Hilgard Ave Los Angeles, CA 90024
(310) 208-4028

Meals On Wheels Santa Monica
1823 Michigan Ave., Santa Monica

SOVA food banks and other Jewish Family Services opportunities
Sherri Kadovitz

Food on Foot
1625 N. Schrader Hollywood, CA 90028
(310) 442-0088
This is a nonprofit organization that needs volunteers on Saturdays at 3:30 in Venice and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. in Hollywood. Volunteers will distribute clothing and food to the homeless and poor. Teens must be interviewed before volunteering.

Friendship Circle
Jewish children with physical and developmental disabilities
1952 S Robertson Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90034
(310) 280-0955

Vista Del Mar, Miracle Project theater for children with special needs
Jenny Digiandomenico, Director of Volunteer Programs
310.836.1223 x 385

L.A. Works
River Center and Gardens
570 W. Ave. 26, Ste. 400 Los Angeles, CA 90065
(323) 224-6510
From arts and crafts, walking dogs or singing to babies, this organization offers many opportunities in Los Angeles from one-day to long-term projects. Volunteers must first attend an orientation. Some activities are geared only to adults, so be sure to ask if it’s teen-friendly.

Volunteers of America
3600 Wilshire Blvd. Ste. 1500 Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 389-1500
National nonprofit organization with volunteer opportunities in programs for children, the developmentally disabled, families, emergency services, the homeless and more

Best regards,

Christian Fuhrer
Beverly Vista School