Things To Do & Volunteering

Most parks and beaches do not charge admission, though many charge for parking. Several museums have free admission one day a week. Listen to the taped messages for admission schedules and fees.

The LA Reader, LA Weekly and OC Weekly are FREE newspapers that list entertainment events each week. Many of these events are free! In Riverside, look for the Entertainment Review. Most music stores carry one or more papers; some markets and newsstands also carry them. Check them out!

Be adventurous, use the resources listed here to discover new things to do and learn! Call to explore what’s available through the organizations and agencies listed. Your city can be a great place to have fun!

LISTINGS

Autry Museum of Western Heritage

Second Tues of every month FREE.



4700 Western Heritage Way,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tues-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat-Sun 10am-5pm

http://theautry.org/

323-667-2000


Boys and Girls Club of America

Call for site nearest you. Activities may vary by location. 



1275 Peachtree St NE,
Atlanta, GA 30309

M-F 8am-5pm

http://bgca.org/

562-981-8855

404-487-5700

info@bgca.org


California African – American Museum



600 Exposition Park Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90037

T-Sat 10am-5pm

http://caamuseum.org/

213-744-7432

213-744-2050


California Science Center

Also 323-SCIENCE



700 Exposition Park Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90037

M-Sat 10am-5pm & Sun 11am-5pm

http://californiasciencecenter.org/

323-724-3623

4info@cscmail.org


City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department

Call to find out about free and low-cost city sponsored events. 



201 N Figueroa St,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

M-F 8:30am-5pm

http://culturela.org/

213-202-5500


City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Call for information about recreation and park activities.



Los Angeles, CA

M-F 7:30am-4:30pm

http://laparks.org

213-738-2961


County Beaches and Harbors Department

General Information about LA county beaches.



13837 Fiji Way,
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

M-Thurs 7am-6pm

http://beaches.lacounty.gov/

310-305-9546


Getty Center



1200 Getty Center Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tues-Fri & Sun 10am-5:30pm & Saturday 10am-9pm

http://getty.edu/

310-440-7300

communications@getty.edu


Girls Club of Los Angeles

Be a positive role model to some great girls who need you – become a mentor.  Community outreach, teen pregnancy programs, childcare center, state preschool. 



2057 W Century Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90047

M-F 8am-5pm

http://girlsclubla.org/

323-777-3804

323-754-2122


Griffith Observatory

Museum, science and astronomy, exhibits. Call Friends of the Observatory for volunteer information: 213-473-0879



2800 E Observatory Rd,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

T-F 12pm-10pm & Sat-Sun 10am-10pm

http://griffithobservatory.org/

213-473-0800


Idealist

Comprehensive directory of non-profit and volunteering resources



http://idealist.org/


Lifeworks

LifeWorks is the youth development and mentoring program of the LA LGBT Center. They offer one-on-one, peer, and group mentoring opportunities for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning youth ages 12-24. Lifeworks’ goal is to help LGBTQ youth to realize their goals and dreams with a safe space, positive and affirming role models, and workshops & activities that are fun and educational. Check out their website to see all of the programs they offer! Youth Space: T-F 3pm-6pm.



1125 N McCadden Pl,
Los Angeles, CA 90038

M-F 9am-6pm

http://www.lifeworksla.org

323-860-7373

lifeworks@lalgbtcenter.org


Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Park events, planning and development of parks. Also: 888-LA-PARKS (888-527-2757)



Los Angeles, CA

M-Th 8am-5pm

http://www.parks.lacounty.gov

213-738-2961

1-888-LA-PARKS


Los Angeles County Museum of Art



5905 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

M,Tu,Th 11am-6pm & F 11am-8pm & Sat-Sun 10am-7pm

http://lacma.org/

323-857-6000

publicinfo@lacma.org


Los Angeles Zoo



5333 Zoo Dr,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

M-Sun 10am-5pm

http://lazoo.org/

323-644-4200


MOCA Apprenticeship Program

Behind the scenes at MOCA, working with MOCA staff, focus on exhibitions, special projects. Small stipend provided for efforts. 



250 S Grand Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

http://www.moca.org/museum/hs_appren_programs

213-621-1745


Museum of Contemporary Art



250 S Grand Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

M, F 11am-5pm & Sat & Sun 11am-6pm & Th 11am-8pm (5pm-8pm FREE)

http://moca.org/

213-626-6222


Museum of Flying



3100 Airport Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90405

Fri,Sat,Sun 10am-5pm

http://museumofflying.com/

310-398-2500


Museum of Neon Art

$5 admission fee.



Glendale, CA 91209

Thurs-Sat 12pm-7pm & Sun 12pm-5pm

http://neonmona.org/

818-696-2149

info@neonmona.org


Museum of TV and Radio



465 N Beverly Dr,
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

W-Sun 12pm-5pm

310-786-1000


Natural History Museum of L.A. County

$6.50 admission for students over 18 and under 17 years old.



900 Exposition Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90007

M-Sun 9:30 am-5pm

http://nhm.org/site/

213-763-3466


Ocean Park Community Center

24hr domestic violence hotline: 310-264-6644. Services to homeless youth. Street youth outreach. Offers emergency services, food, clothing, showers, medical care, referrals and transportation to shelters, and case management. 



1453 16th St,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

M-F 9am-5pm & S-Sun 9am-12pm

http://opcc.net/

310-450-4050


Page Museum and La Brea Tar Pits



5801 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

M-F 9:30am-5pm & Sat,Sun,Holidays 10am-5pm

http://tarpits.org/

213-763-3499

213-763-3426

info@tarpits.org


Peer Education Program of Los Angeles, Inc. (PEP/LA)

Provide peer education and training to multicultural youth to talk directly, accurately and honestly with teenagers about HIV/AIDS prevention. Call for events in the community.



6399 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90048

http://pepla.org/

323-651-9888

323-651-5988

pepla90@aol.com


People Who Care Youth Center

Provides after-school programs as well as case management and counseling to teens age 13-17. Also provides parenting classes, tutoring, and community service.



7315 Lankershim Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 91605

M,F 8:30am-5pm & T,Th 8:30am-6pm & Sat, Sun 7am-3:30pm (community service only)

http://pwcyc.org/

323-778-8905


Petersen Automotive Museum



6060 Wilshire Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

M-Sun 10am-6pm

http://petersen.org/

323-930-2277

info@petersen.org


Public Libraries

Provides you with the location of your nearest public library.



http://www.publiclibraries.com


Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic

Provide recorded textbooks and other educational materials in audio format for the blind. Shifts available days and evenings for ages 15 or older.



20 Roszel Rd,
Princeton, NJ 08540

M-Th 8:30am-8pm & F & Sat 9:30am-3:30pm (ET)

http://learningally.org/

800-221-4792

323-210-1451


Riverside City Parks and Recreation

Recreation and leisure programs, facility rentals.



Riverside, CA

M-F 8am-5pm

http://riversideca.gov/park_rec

951-826-2000


Southwest Museum



4700 Western Heritage Way,
Los Angeles, CA 90027

T-Sun 10am-5pm

http://southwestmuseum.org/

323-667-2000

323-221-2164


Teen ‘Scape at L.A. Central Public Library

Various teen programs, computer and recreational programs and library orientation.Volunteer opportunities.



630 W 5th St,
Los Angeles, CA 90071

M,W,F 10am-5:30pm & T,Th 10am-8pm

http://lapl.org/central/teenscape.html

213-228-7290

213-228-7349


Teen Center at Virginia Avenue Park

Offers afterschool homework assistance, recreation, cultural arts workshops and volunteer opportunities.



2200 Virginia Ave,
Santa Monica, CA 90404

M-F 8:30pm-9:30pm & Sat 10am-2pm

310-458-8688


The Loup

Interactive community online “chats” for 13-18 year olds.



http://www.theloup.com


YMCA

Call for site closest to you. Activities vary by location.



Los Angeles, CA

http://ymca.net/

800-872-9622

312-977-0031

fulfillment@ymca.net


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