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 please fill out a Group Volunteer Request Form.
3-hour shift working alongside L.A. Kitchen students. Volunteers help out with basic preparation of produce including washing, chopping, slicing or peeling.Learn More
L.A. Kitchen’s new cultural program, invites guest chefs, industry leaders and changemakers to share their stories and recipes. Activities include cooking demos, talks and hands-on workshops.
Spend your summer helping L.A. Kitchen fight hunger and food waste! As part of the L.A. Kitchen Summer Internship Program, your time will be spent between the LAK Impact Kitchen producing healthy meals for fellow Angelenos and collaborating with an LAK department on a specific project. Apply by May 8thLearn 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
Get your hands dirty and help build the L.A. Kitchen Teaching Garden! Take place during Spring and Summer months.Learn More
Interact with seniors at nutrition sites to provide education and information about meals and healthy eatingLearn More