L.A. Works is a nonprofit, volunteer action center that creates and implements "hands on" community service projects throughout the Los Angeles area. We strive to empower Angelenos to address pressing social issues through volunteerism and community collaborations.
Since 1991, L.A. Works has mobilized and led volunteers to contribute over a million hours to Los Angeles through unique volunteer programming, which has included:
Serving meals and preparing emergency food provisions for over 425,000 homeless and low-income individuals;
Providing educational and enrichment activities for over 65,000 disadvantaged youth;
Revitalizing schools, parks, and community centers for more than 200,000 volunteer hours;
Offering companionship to seniors and friendship to abused and homeless women for more than 20,000 volunteer hours;
Conserving, cleaning and restoring urban and natural environments in and around Los Angeles for more than 75,000 volunteer hours;
Caring for animals in shelters and sanctuaries at over 1,200 volunteer projects; and
Training more than 900 Angelenos in project and volunteer management.