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Volunteer information.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering. Each year, we serve thousands of people and rely heavily on volunteers to assist us in the delivery of our programs. Review the opportunities and fill out the interest form below if you are interested, or call our office at 562) 432-1440.

Be part of something bigger than yourself.


Meal Shifts


  • Every Day

  • 6:00 am - 9:00 am


  • Monday- Friday

  • 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

food bank

  • Tuesday & Thursday

  • 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

clothing bank

  • Tuesday & Thursday

  • 8:45 am - 12:30 pm

thrift store

  • Clark & Atherton Mercantile

  • Monday - Saturday

    • 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

  • Sunday

    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm​

work projects

  • Since we live in a historic building, we are always looking for skilled labor to help keep our site beautiful.

special events

senior days

  • Every other month we hold a Senior Day to engage local Long Beach senior citizens in a fun-filled event. Senior Days are typically held on Wednesdays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm at the Little Brown Church at 600 East 5th Street in Long Beach.


  • Each year we serve a special Thanksgiving and Christmas meal to our clients in addition to handing out baskets with holiday meal provisions. During this time, we are in need of many helping hands to ensure that no person goes without a hot meal and joy during the holidays. For specific jobs and duties, please contact us.

Volunteer Interest Form

Thanks for submitting!


* COA has been able to continue offering modified services through this pandemic. We are

   still providing food, clothing, and diapers to our clients while maintaining safe social     


* Due to these modifications, we are currently unable to offer any volunteer opportunities.     We will provide further updates as conditions allow.

* If you have any questions, please contact us at (562) 432-1400.