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Turn Over a New Leaf This Fall: VOLUNTEER!

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Forget New Years resolutions! Now is the perfect time to make a change in your life and make a difference the lives of others. Here's a very brief list of just a few organizations around L.A. that are currently looking for volunteers. For additional resources visit or

Animal Support

Friends of Animals- works to cultivate a respectful view of nonhuman animals, free-living and domestic.

PetSave Foundation- mission is to improve the quality of life for homeless animals, particularly those who are often overlooked because of special needs and low potential for adoption.

Services for Women & Children
Los Angeles Commission on Assaults Against Women- works for the elimination of violence against women, youth and children through working toward social change, equality and social justice.

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Alexandria House- is a non-profit transitional residence and house of hospitality providing safe and supportive housing for women and children in the process of moving from emergency shelter to permanent housing.

Literacy and Learning
California Science Center- aspires to stimulate curiosity and inspire science learning in everyone by creating fun, memorable experiences.

Literacy Network of Greater Los Angeles- mission is to make literacy resources easily accessible to learners, literacy service providers, and employers in our community through partnerships, advocacy, and direct program services.

Children & Youth
Young Story Tellers Foundation- dedicated to developing literacy, self-expression and self-esteem through the art of storytelling.

Window Between Worlds - dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence.

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Children Uniting Nations- committed to help EVERY child find a way out of cruelty, neglect, and anger.