Volunteer Opportunities


Thank you for considering a volunteer opportunity at Grateful Hearts!

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Food Distribution Program


Through our Food Distribution Program, Grateful Hearts serves vulnerable and marginalized populations in Los Angeles and Orange Counties focusing on ensuring that people who are in immediate need, are not food deprived.  Distributing up to 10,000 meals per month, Grateful Hearts is always in need of volunteers to provide services to the most vulnerable members of our community.  By volunteering a few hours of your time, you will help Grateful Hearts continue to pursue its mission of Providing Hope for the Hurting!

There are various activities that volunteers partake in during their volunteer time in our Food Distribution Program.  Those activities include:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Sorting Donated Food

Volunteers help inspect, sort and pack perishable and non-perishable food for distribution by checking for expiration dates, discarding expired items, and maintaining the pantry area clean and organized.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Distributors/Client Assistant Distributors:

Volunteers assist with setting up our outdoor distribution.

Assist clients through the lines by checking them in for their appointments.

Deliver food to the clients’ vehicles.

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Volunteers may also help sorting & organizing warehouse donations as well as assist with other warehouse projects.

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Pick-up Food Donations

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]Volunteers can also sign up to pick-up food donations from our partnering grocery stores.

For more information on how to become a volunteer driver, please contact:

Lizbeh Garcia at 562.735.0733 or email lgarcia@gratefulhearts.org[/vc_column_text][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwbGF5ZXIudmltZW8uY29tJTJGdmlkZW8lMkY1MjUxMDk1MTElMjIlMjB3aWR0aCUzRCUyMjY0MCUyMiUyMGhlaWdodCUzRCUyMjU1MCUyMiUyMGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyJTNEJTIyMCUyMiUyMGFsbG93JTNEJTIyYXV0b3BsYXklM0IlMjBmdWxsc2NyZWVuJTNCJTIwcGljdHVyZS1pbi1waWN0dXJlJTIyJTIwYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNF[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Volunteer Requirements

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Group Volunteers:

We welcome school groups, work groups. club groups, church groups, etc. Groups must be less than 10 individuals at a time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] 

Individual Volunteers:

We welcome individuals seeking to serve others, including students seeking to complete service learning hours.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/3″][vc_column_text] 

Court Order Volunteers:

We welcome individuals seeking to complete their court ordered community service hours; we are an approved worksite.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

-Flexible and has a desire to support our staff & our mission

-Minimum age requirement is 14

No walk-ins allowed. all volunteers must register online.  To register, please contact our Storehouse Coordinator, Lizbeh Garcia at: lgarcia@gratefulhearts.org

-All volunteers are asked to complete a liability release prior to participating in programs at Grateful Hearts

-All volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes.

-Must have the ability to lift up to 30lb.

-We have made adjustments to our daily operations in order to follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and to continue to serve our clients. For this reason:

  • We ask that all volunteers wear a mask at all times when in our facility and when around other volunteers, clients, and staff members.
  • Anyone who feels sick is advised to stay home.
  • Anyone who comes to volunteer and is sick, will be sent home.



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