Volunteer with PATH

We are moving thousands of families, veterans, and chronically homeless individuals into permanent housing. Support our neighbors making it home.Give a couple minutes, an hour, or days.

Volunteer and get your hands dirty!


Super busy, but still want to get involved? With only minutes, you can help make an impact in ending homelessness.

Get Social. Help raise awareness for PATH and our clients who successfully Make It Home. Download a PATH cover photo, donate your Facebook status, send a tweet to your tweeps or email a friend. Visit our get social page to get started.

Have a couple hours here and there to give back? Here are a few of the rewarding ways to partner with PATH as a volunteer and be a catalyst for change in your community.

PATHCooks - Grab up to 6 friends, plan a menu, buy the food and prepare a "home" cooked meal as a group in the kitchen of one of our housing facilities. Download the PATHCooks fact sheet to find out more.

Welcome Home Kits- Want to help furnish a client’s home, but don’t have a lot of time? You can also assemble Welcome Home Kits with smaller household items for our social workers to distribute. Download the Welcome Home Kit fact sheet for next steps. 

Care Kit Drive - Organize a Care Kit drive to collect personal care items for individuals living on the streets. Download the fact sheet here.

PATH Holiday Programs - Help us spread the holiday cheer to housed and nearly housed clients in need! You have the opportunity to either ‘adopt’ an entire PATH site, ‘adopt’ PATH families, or contribute to our general Family Holiday Party. Download the fact sheet here.

Special Projects - We are always in need of people looking to get involved in special projects like events, holiday parties and more. Join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming projects.


Want to spend a few days a month helping your community? There are a number of longer term and rewarding ways to partner with PATH.

Welcome Home Program – Help us fill our biggest need and gather a group of volunteers to fully furnish a recently housed client’s new home. With PATH staff support, you will organize your own “furniture drive” and coordinate to meet at a client’s home to help decorate with the donations you raised. Visit the program page for more information.   

Volunteer Ambassador - During our PATH Cooks Volunteer program, the volunteer amasadors will be on-site to create a warm and welcoming environment for our volunteers to successfully do thier work. They will be the liasion between the PATH case management staff at the facility and our volunteers, who are preparing meals. Download the Volunteer Ambassador fact sheet for more information. 

Share your passion with us - Are you a certified yoga instructor, personal chef, or computer expert? Share your skills and passion with our clients! 

One volunteer, Free, already took sharing her cooking skills to a whole new level and created her very own Adopt a Kitchen program here at PATH. Click here if you are a nutritional cook interested in joining Free’s program.

Contact us to discuss other possible workshops like yoga sessions, computer educations, and more. 

Fundraise For Us- Anyone can hold a fundraiser. Whether you are a company executive, mom, dad, kid, sports enthusiast or a community group. Organize an event or dedicate your special occasion to PATH. Some ideas include:

Host a lemonade stand in your neighborhood! We can send you materials about PATH to print for your table.

Have a camp out birthday party! Kids -or adults- camp in the backyard or living room, and ask parents or friends for donations instead of birthday presents. 

Email us for more ideas or information.

Internships - PATH offers a number of internship opportunities from social services, to development, and community outreach. Our internships provide invaluable experience at one of California's most prominent nonprofits focused on providing sustainable solutions to ending homelessness.

Please note that for MSW interns, we currently contract with USC and Cal State Long Beach. For non-service internships, please send your resume and cover letter to

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