Volunteering at El Nido Family Centers gives you the opportunity to enhance the lives of children and youth in your community.  Whether working directly with our clients or behind the scenes with our program staff and Board of Directors-  you can make a significant difference.

Are you are interested in supporting our work?  We want to hear from you!

For more information or to volunteer, please email volunteer@elnidofamilycenters.org and let us know which area of Los Angeles you live in, and briefly describe the volunteer services you are interested in providing.  Please provide your phone number and let us know the best time to call you.


Examples of Volunteering Opportunities have included:

*Please note: Volunteer opportunities change from time to time, depending upon our families needs and our programs.  

  • Organize a career day for teen parents.
  • Share your professional journey with our clients.
  • Tutor students struggling academically enrolled at El Nido’s various programs.
  • Read to children who are in childcare at El Nido’s sites while their parents attend parent education classes.
  • Prepare our youth for college by helping them fill out college applications, tutor them for the SAT, and find scholarship opportunities.
  • Develop a workshop to introduce our youth to your interests and passions. (Workshops have included jewelry design, healthy cooking, photography, video production, entrepreneurial skills, and financial literacy and investment skills providing valuable information about finances).
  • Be a guest speaker at our Business Academy or Tech Academy for high-school youth.
  • Participate in activities at our Annual Healthy Families Fair or Annual Teen & Young Parent Conference.

…And many more possibilities!


Want to host a Collection Drive? Examples include:

  • Collect donations of diapers and formula for young mothers and their babies.
  • Promote education by donating much-needed new backpacks and school supplies for elementary and high school students.
  • Donate grocery gifts cards for parents who are struggling to feed their families or organize a food drive to assist families in need.
  • Collect Clothing (children, youth, and adult), Toys (new and in the original wrapping), Books (children, youth), and Blankets and Sheets.


Internship Opportunities

El Nido offers graduate internships for social work, counseling and MFT.  Internship opportunities depend on agency capacity and are not guaranteed.  If interested, please send us an email with your area of interest, availability and the best time we can reach you with a phone number.  Thank you for your interest in El Nido!

Connect with us!  Send an email to: Volunteer@ElNidoFamilyCenters.org or call (818) 830-3646.

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