The Midnight Mission's Volunteer program is a vital part of our service delivery system. Annually thousands of individuals, church groups, employee groups and others come down to the Mission or our Family Housing Program to serve our clients and guests. This life-changing experience is available 365 days a year. We are flexible and open to creative ways to serve those that rely upon our organization for their daily needs.
Below are some of the ways that people contribute to our community through The Midnight Mission's Volunteer program.
- Meal service in The Midnight Mission kitchen.
- Special event preparation.
- Sorting clothing and assisting in distribution.
- Making food boxes and hygiene kits.
- General clean-up and painting.
- Tutoring for all age groups and levels.
- Professional services, i.e., tax preparation, legal services and motivational workshops.
- Internships and student projects.
For a complete listing of all volunteer opportunities please visit our Volunteermatch page CLICK HERE
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during my service?
Each volunteer service takes about three hours. Your service during lunch or dinner may include a 30-45 minute tour of the facility, an overview of our programs, services and the opportunity to engage staff/participants in a Q&A session. Volunteers are encouraged to dine in our staff dining hall before or after their service.
What should I wear?
You must wear t-shirts, long pants, closed toe rubber sole shoes, hair tied back, no dangly jewelry, no shorts, no tank tops and no skirts or dresses. There are NO EXCEPTIONS. Please arrive appropriately dressed.
Is there an age requirement?
Volunteer opportunities are available for individuals of all ages who are at least 4 1/2 feet tall. Children under the age of 12 years old must be work beside a supervising adult at all times. Volunteers under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult chaperone (over 21) and present a signed Volunteer Waiver signed by a parent or guardian at the time of arrival.
Can I come by myself?
Since we are an all men’s facility, we ask all women to come with a friend.
How do I become a Midnight Mission Volunteer?
As an introduction to our organization volunteers begin their service in our dining hall serving meals. We serve meals 7 days a week at our downtown facility located at: 601 South San Pedro St., Los Angeles, CA 90014
- Select a few dates and times that will work for your group
(max # of volunteers is 20 per meal).
Weekends are generally high in demand so reservations are often needed several months in advance. The biggest need is on weekdays during breakfast and lunch and breakfast on the weekends.
Meal Service Schedule is :
Breakfast 6:00AM – 8:00AM
Lunch 11:00AM – 2:00PM (No lunch on Sundays)
Dinner 3:00PM – 6:00PM
- Email the dates and your contact information to email@example.com
If you still have questions please contact Victoria Lantry at 213-624-9258 ext. 1242