Volunteer Now

Thank you for your interest in becoming a MEND volunteer. All volunteer opportunities are postponed until further notice.  Thank you!

The volunteers at MEND are the lifeblood of the agency. MEND is committed to remaining a volunteer-driven organization, so that its donations and income go directly to the needy recipients. As a result, administrative and fundraising costs are less than 6% of MEND’s total revenue. This is possible only through the assistance of the dedicated volunteers who give so freely of themselves to MEND.

Volunteer Registration Process

Begin the registration process by filling out a Long-term, Short-term, or Group Volunteer Application.

Individuals requiring assistance with applications may visit our MEND Center during business hours. Court referred volunteers may visit us on Fridays, between 9AM-11AM to fill out our online application.

Upon successfully submitting application, a confirmation message including username and password, and sign up instructions for orientations, activities, and events will be sent by email.

Please Note

Long-term volunteers often receive in depth training and therefore are required to attend orientation with a longer time commitment. Short-term volunteers do not require an orientation but may choose to attend to learn more about MEND and/or become a Long-term Volunteer.

Children between the ages 11-15 must be accompanied by a volunteering adult, parent or guardian on the day of volunteer event or activity.  Teens age 16 and older may volunteer on their own.


For more information about volunteering, call 818-686-7342 or email the Volunteer Services Assistant at gro.y1606180114trevo1606180114pdnem1606180114@gnir1606180114eetnu1606180114lov1606180114.

Volunteer Opportunities

Click HERE to view list of current volunteer opportunities.

Already a Volunteer?

Manage Bookings HERE

Online Application Links:

Long-term Volunteers

Individuals committing to more than 40 hours and/or planning to volunteer for a period longer than 3 months.

Short-term Volunteers

Individuals committing to less than 40 hours and/or planning to volunteer for a period less than 3 months.


Businesses, schools, organizations, and other types of establishments with a team of volunteers.