volunteer with us

“I’ve lived in Los Angeles my entire life, and while I knew homelessness was a big issue, I never fully comprehended it until I volunteered with Safe Parking L.A. It’s so valuable for me to finally gain the context to better understand my community and its residents, and to actively think about volunteering within the framing of social issues.”
—Tansica, Fall ’21

To become a Safe Parking LA volunteer, fill out our brief application. Once you submit this form, a Safe Parking LA staff member will be in touch within two weeks to schedule an orientation call with you or your group. Our volunteer orientation allows you to learn more about safe parking services, our organization, and volunteer opportunities. Everyone must complete an orientation before volunteering with Safe Parking LA. Please note that individual volunteers must be 18 years or older.

volunteer orientation

Interested in volunteering with Safe Parking LA? Join us at our next virtual volunteer orientation on Monday, August 29, 2022 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. For more information or to register, contact Dolores Sanico, Volunteer Coordinator, at doloress@safeparkingla.org or call (213) 408-2498.

available opportunities

Donations Volunteer

Department: Programs
Available To: Individuals/Groups

Summary: The Donations Volunteer will provide support to the Program Coordinator and Lot Coordinators with organizing and delivering donations to Safe Parking LA (SPLA) participants. Volunteers will develop first-hand experience assisting vulnerable populations and understand the services and goods SPLA provides its participants.

Intake Volunteer

Department: Programs
Available To: Individuals/Groups

Summary: The Intake Volunteer will provide support to the Intake Coordinator, and Compliance Manager by assisting in the triage procedure for referrals, and applications to the Safe Parking LA program. This process consists of screening calls, evaluating eligibility, and light data entry.
Volunteers will gain an understanding of each step of the enrollment process for permitting new SPLA participants, as well as the overall homeless services system in Los Angeles County.

Lot Coordinator Volunteer

Department: Programs
Available To: Individual volunteers

Summary: The Lot Coordinator Volunteer will work with Safe Parking LA’s (SPLA) Lot Coordinators to support the nightly operations of the parking lot programs. Volunteers will assist Lot Coordinators, and Case Managers with delivery of donations, and building rapport with participants.

Meal Coordinator Volunteer

Department: Programs
Available To: Individuals/Groups

Summary: The Meal Coordinator will arrange with Safe Parking LA (SPLA) Lot Coordinators to distribute of meals to designated program parking locations. Volunteers will provide program participants the opportunity to enjoy a warm, home-cooked meal at the lot. Volunteers may both assist with the preparation and distribution of meals.