Volunteer

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Volunteering at Valley Village

Volunteer activities are limited due to COVID-19 guidelines for Valley Village program participants. We continue to monitor the situation while acting according to CDC, state, and local guidelines. Please contact us at 818.587.9450 and speak to the Volunteer Coordinator, or look for opportunities on our Volunteer Match page.

Follow Valley Village on social media and our blog during Volunteer Week. We will share volunteerism stories with our families, supporters, and the community on FacebookInstagram, Twitter, and our Valley Village Blog.

Current Opportunities

Check out our most recent listings on VolunteerMatch.org. We post our current volunteer needs there. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator by email or phone, (818) 587-9450 x120, if you’d like to volunteer! To get a head start, you can download our volunteer application here.

Holiday Decoration Prep and Organizing – We need four to six volunteers to help organize Halloween and Christmas decorations following our Halloween Drive-Thru event. Volunteers will sort out decorations by holiday or season and place them into bins. Volunteers will also label each bin with its contents, the holiday, and associated event. Volunteer efforts will help us prepare for the Holiday Drive-Thru event and reorganize decorations from previous holiday events. Timing is open based on availability. Our goal is to finish this project by December 1, 2021. This volunteer activity will be held at 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA 91306.

Holiday Drive-Thru Event – Friday, December 17 – The Valley Village Adult Development Center will host a Winter Wonderland Holiday Drive-Thru event on the evening of Friday, December 17, for Valley Village residents and program participants to experience the magic of the holidays. The event will feature holiday lights, decorations, music, and other surprises. Residents and participants will experience the holiday event as their care providers drive them through the Winnetka Day Program parking that volunteers will turn into a Winter Wonderland! The event will be held at 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA 91306.

  • Decorate from 2 to 5 pm
  • Drive-thru event from 5 to 7 pm
  • Clean-up from 7 to 7:30 pm

Here is a video of last year’s event before residents and program participants arrived:

Assemble Day Program Activity Packets – We are seeking two to three volunteers to assemble activity packets twice monthly for day program participants. Preparations will take place twice monthly at Valley Village in Winnetka, based on Valley Village staff and volunteer availability. Valley Village staff will procure the items that volunteers will use to assemble the activity packets. The volunteer activity will be held at 20830 Sherman Way, Winnetka, CA 91306

Adopt a House: Picnics in the Park

Valley Village is seeking groups and organizations that want to build long-term volunteer commitments to “adopt” our group homes. The Adopt a House program is a great way to give back to your community and people with developmental and intellectual challenges. You and your group can help celebrate special occasions with treats and decorations, enjoy picnics in the park with Valley Village residents, and engage in other fun activities. We recommend beginning with a local park outing to begin your volunteer experience. Volunteers who commit to long-term engagement in the Adopt a House program with residents must complete a background check, which Valley Village conducts and covers.

Valley Village’s residents enjoy spending time with volunteers who regularly visit throughout the year to celebrate birthdays, holidays, or to engage in games or other activities. Volunteers and residents build lasting relationships and enjoy their time together. While many residents have family members who visit them regularly, some have lost their family, or their relatives live far away. They look forward to time with people who care about them.

Valley Village’s Residential Program provides 24-hour residential care for adults with developmental disabilities in the San Fernando Valley. The 18 residences provide family-style, community-based housing where clients live with care providers. The Valley Village Residential Program functions continuously throughout the year. Download the Adopt a House Flyer to share with colleagues and members of your group.

The key to a successful partnership with the Valley Village Adopt a House program is to remain consistent and maintain the commitment to our clients.

Contact Jennifer Haake, Valley Village’s Development & Volunteer Coordinator, at jennifer@vvc.org or (818) 307-5247 for more information.

Events, Groups, Office Work

Valley Village has volunteer opportunities that are great for groups, and all ages. Several times per year, we host large events where we need lots of extra support. And, around the office, the hours are flexible. There’s a volunteer match for everybody!