Compassionate volunteers eager to make a difference in women's lives

Our organization was founded by a volunteer, Jill Halverson, and our efforts have been defined by generations of extraordinary volunteers since 1978.

If you’re compassionate, consider yourself an activist, or are just looking for a way to get involved and give back to the Los Angeles community, you’ll be at home here. Our current corps of over 5,000 volunteers provide more than 30,000 hours of service annually and contribute to all facets of our work to support women in need. We truly could not do what we do without them!

Did you know?

DWC was run entirely by volunteers for the first 14 years of its existence.

Individual 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 Pack, Toiletry Kit, and Clean Home Kit-making
  • Learn more about group volunteering!

 If you do not receive a confirmation email after submitting your application, please contact us at Volunteer@DowntownWomensCenter.org or (213) 680-0600.