How You Can Help (keeping a safe social distance)

Here are some ways you can help your community respond to coronavirus — so long as you are healthy, not a member of a vulnerable population, and are meeting all current public orders and advised public health requirements:

Mayor Garcetti’s VolunteerLA program connects Angelenos who want to volunteer with the nonprofits, people, and places that need their help:

Food banks
Donate to food banks in your community and volunteer with them, to ensure our most vulnerable populations are still able to provide for their families. Much-needed items for donation include canned goods, peanut butter, toilet paper, and antibacterial cleansers.

Medical professionals
If you are a medical professional, your support (pro bono or paid) with LA-area COVID-19 response is needed. Learn more and sign up for the City of LA Emergency Medical COVID-19 Corps.

Help Red Cross with student meals or blood donations
Volunteer with the American Red Cross to help distribute meals to students affected by school closures or as a volunteer blood donor to address the current blood shortage.

Do neighbor check-ins
Offer to pick up groceries or medications for those who aren’t able to and stay connected by calling your neighbors, friends, and loved ones who might appreciate human connection despite social distancing. Check out these neighbor check-in tips.

Virtual volunteer opportunities
Maintain safe social distancing practices with remote volunteer work through organizations like L.A. Works:

Deliver meals to the homebound
Check-in with your local homebound meal delivery programs. Many of them are scaling up to support the increased need and are looking for volunteers. Find a meal delivery location near you and call to ask if they need assistance.

Join the Mayor’s Community COVID-19 Response Volunteer Interest List
At this time, the City of Los Angeles is not implementing in-the-field volunteers in response to COVID-19. However, we recognize that many people will want to help if the need arises. If you’d like to learn about new opportunities to make a difference, please sign up for Mayor Garcetti’s Community COVID-19 Response Volunteer Interest List.