Volunteers may assist with special projects depending on their interests.  Some examples of special projects include assisting with our annual Holiday Gift Drive or Foster Family Holiday Party, helping with fundraising, wrapping gifts for our youth during the holidays, designing murals, and helping with both large and small events such as our annual Walk-a-thon, Gala, campus clean-up projects, etc. 

Our Volunteer Coordinator keeps track of
volunteer’s interests and reaches out to them
on an as-needed basis. If you have a group
looking to complete a project or have a
special talent/ skill you’d like to utilize,
please call us.

To learn more about special projects, please contact:
Volunteer Department
Volunteer/Mentor Coordinator & Family Finding Specialist
Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services
6957 N. Figueroa Street, PO Box, 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041
Email:  volunteer@oyhfs.org
Website: www.oyhfs.org
"Thank you, volunteers, for beautifying our campus"
  -OYHFS Residents

Optimist Youth Homes
& Family Services

6957 N. Figueroa St. Box 41-1076 Los Angeles, CA 90041-1076
Telephone: (323) 443-3175

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We appreciate your dedication to the families and youth we serve. We view our volunteers as a valuable and essential part of our programs. However, given the recent local development of COVID-19, Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services has temporarily suspended all volunteer and mentor sessions with our clients.

This interruption is only temporary and please, accept our hearty appreciation! Once our volunteer program resumes, our clients and staff will eagerly welcome you back to your assignments. We appreciate the support and understanding and we wish everyone and their families good health.

If you are new to our organization and would like information on future volunteer opportunities, please feel free to email us at volunteer@oyhfs.org.