241 Cedar Ave, Long Beach, CA
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Note: Holiday events are very popular for helping. This event may be crowded/full with many volunteers, so please keep that in mind if you decide to participate. Thank you.
Urban Community Outreach's Drop in Center offers a lunch on Sundays throughout the year, and they usually host a holiday meal on Thanksgiving & Christmas. As of now, I'm unsure of the start time...I need to call to check.
Many people help on holidays, so if anyone really wants to participate, they recommend going very early to increase your chance of getting assigned something to do before it gets crowded/full, or arriving later in the day to help with clean-up when other volunteers leave.
The Drop-in-Center "is a community center for homeless people and the working poor in down town Long Beach. We strive to provide a haven from the weather and the harsh conditions of the streets."
"Children 16 and under are welcome, but must have one parent or guardian for every three children attending."
Wearing appropriate clothing is recommended and closed-toe shoes are required (no sandals, flip flops, etc...).
Street parking is usually free on holidays, but please check the posted signs/meters to confirm.
To get to the kitchen area, please avoid the church entrance. Instead, on the side of the church building, on Cedar Ave, next to the brick wall, look for an archway and door that looks likes this.
"Enter through the steel mesh gates...Go to the courtyard where you will see glass windows and our dining area to the left. Sign in and a coordinator will get you started."
The following are other volunteer opportunities in Long Beach:
Another volunteer opportunity is with the Long Beach Rescue Mission. Dinner is at 6:00pm. "Our kitchen is always in need of volunteers who want to help make a difference in our community and in our world."
If interested in helping, contact [masked] or[masked], or [masked] or[masked]
Long Beach Rescue Mission
1430 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, 90813