Thank you for your interest in joining the vibrant community of volunteers at L.A. Kitchen. Volunteers like you help to transform donated fruits and produce into healthy, scratch-made meals that are distributed to Los Angeles area shelters, transitional homes, after-school programs and nonprofit organizations, saving them money and nourishing the people participating in their programs. L.A. Kitchen provides meaningful and educational volunteer opportunities for students, corporate groups, civic organizations, and individuals. Volunteers can expect to engage in meaningful work and to have a deeper understanding of the impact of L.A. Kitchen’s work in the community.
Bring your family, friends and colleagues together at L.A. Kitchen. Celebrate a birthday by giving back to fellow Angelenos or get your team out of the office in the kitchen with our group Kitchen Prep sessions. If you are interested in volunteering with a GROUP of five or more please fill out a Group Volunteer Request Form or call 213-269-8260 for any questions.
3-hour shift working alongside L.A. Kitchen staff & students. Volunteers help out with basic preparation of produce including washing, chopping, slicing or peeling. Our largest and most popular volunteer activity!Learn More
L.A. Kitchen’s cultural program, invites guest chefs, industry leaders and changemakers to share their stories and recipes. Activities include cooking demos followed by a L.A. Kitchen volunteer service.
L.A. Kitchen has got a full calendar planned with events and volunteer opportunities for all ages! There will be chopping, music, family fun and more.Learn More
L.A. Kitchen is growing and we are looking for skilled volunteers to donate their talent to our various creative projects and provide support to L.A. Kitchen admin.Learn More
Everyone can host a dinner, and every dollar supports L.A. Kitchen in the fight against hunger, food waste, and unemployment. Volunteer as a host before Sept 12th to receive your official #SharedPlatesLA Host Kit.Learn More
Interact with seniors at nutrition sites to provide education and information about meals and healthy eatingLearn More