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


Please note that on-site volunteering has been suspended due to COVID-19. For current program hours and information, please see here. Learn more about off-site Snack Pack, Toiletry Kit, and Clean Home Kit building opportunities here.

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!

Upcoming Trainings

Due to COVID-19 and the suspension of all on-site volunteer activities, there are no volunteer trainings scheduled at this time.

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