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Food Distribution Volunteers Needed to Support Los Angeles Unified Food Distribution

We are looking for 160 Food Distribution Volunteers per day to serve at 50+ distribution sites across the county.

The American Red Cross is conducting distribution of emergency supplies (feeding) at fixed points of distribution (PODs) in support of population affected by school closures in coordination with a whole community effort led by LA County Unified School District.

Volunteers will work at various fixed sites across LA County to assist with the distribution of meals to children affected by school closures. The Los Angeles Region and the Los Angeles Unified School District are working together to provide support to children at risk of hunger during this time.


  • Meeting disaster-caused feeding needs of individuals, families, and communities.
  • Loading and unloading trucks for distributing meals, practicing Safe Food Handling at all times.
  • Maintaining clear communication and collaboration with supervisor and peers.
  • Assisting in the setup of points of distribution, sanitation and stocking as directed by LAUSD supervisor supported by Red Cross Team Leader.


  • Ability to Lift / carry 20 lbs. and/or 50 lbs. multiple times/shift.
  • Ability to stand and or sit for two-hour periods.
  • Ability to walk on uneven terrain.
  • Ability to work outdoors in inclement weather, extreme heat and/or humidity and/or extreme cold.
  • Ability to step up/down 18 inches and climb two or more flights of stairs.
  • Ability to speak clearly on phone and in person.
  • Working Cell Phone
  • Ability to pass COVID health screening

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Skilled Volunteers Needed - 10 Shifts Minimum Commitment

We are looking for 100+ skilled volunteers who are able to commit to 10+ shifts over the next few months.

50+ volunteers are needed to help coordinate and lead field teams for the Los Angeles Unified food distribution operations, 50+ to help drive blood delivery vehicles to transport blood and blood products to local hospitals, and 100+ volunteers to help support local blood drives.

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New Groups / Clubs / Companies / Houses of worship or other Organizations

Do you represent an organizatiom interested in volunteering with members of your group, organization, company, house of worship or club? 

If so, fill out your information below and one of our Community and Volunteer Engagement team members will get in touch with you regarding a few different ways organizations can partner with the Red Cross during this time.