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

Examples of Volunteering Opportunities at El Nido include:

  • Be a guest speaker at our Business, Tech or Culinary Academy for high-school youth.
  • Share your professional journey with our clients.
  • Tutor students struggling academically enrolled at El Nido’s various programs.
  • Participate in activities at our Annual Healthy Families Fair or Annual Teen & Young Parent Conference.

…And many more ways to support! Click the boxes below for more examples.
*Please note: Volunteer opportunities change from time to time, depending upon our families needs and our programs. 

Program Engagement Needs

College Corner at both Pacoima and South LA
Biz and Tech Academy speakers (via Skype)
Culinary Class/ assist with cooking/lend expertise
Garden clean-up/planting
Offer your business for field trip visits
Offer to tutor, via “virtually.” This makes a huge difference in student success.
Volunteer at client seasonal holiday parties
Donate toys, books
Donate food at holidays for families
Donate time at Pacoima Swap meet
Youth need transportation to activities. Set up a schedule of trusted designated drivers or organize a carpool with other parents

Development Needs

Sorting stuffing envelopes and mailers
Writing copy
Website updates
Google ad grants
Conducting and organizing prospective donor corporate and foundation research

Internship Opportunities

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!

Administrative Needs

Filing in any of the offices/sites
Assist with Director of Development for those who have Development experience
Assist with Public Relations team for those who have PR experience
Assist with Marketing for those who have Marketing experience
Graphic design skills
Videotaping skills
Video Editing skills
Social Media skills
Research savvy scholars: Help with analysis, data entry, research or database maintenance or construction, and data analysis.

Host a Collection Drive

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.

Are you are interested in supporting our work?  We want to hear from you!
 Send an email to: [email protected] or call (818) 830-3646.

  1. Let us know which area of Los Angeles you live in,
  2. Briefly describe the volunteer services you are interested in providing, and
  3. Provide your phone number and let us know the best time to reach you.