Volunteering is a “hands-on” direct connection to the children we serve. If you or your organization are located in or planning a visit to Southern California, come to our Westlake Village Volunteer Center to fill the duffels, make blankets, re-package special large donations, make toiletry bags or help with other preparation activities.
Volunteer hours at the My Stuff Bags Foundation and Volunteer Center will be available most weeks Monday through Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 12:00 (we also accommodate student-schedules and offer a volunteer hour at 3:30) . We ask that you please call and let us know ahead of time when you can join us so we can organize the various activities according to the number of volunteers available. 818-865-3860. On occasion we can make other times available.
Volunteer Authorization Form: All individual volunteers must complete and return an Individual Volunteer Authorization Form. You can print and sign and return by email to email@example.com or to return by fax just print, sign and send to (818) 865-3865.
Community Service Hours for Students
Special hours and arrangements can be made for students needing “community service” hours. You can earn your hours either by volunteering at the foundation or by collecting or making items for the My Stuff Bags. Please check your school requirements.
We welcome your club, church group, school or other organization and can arrange to accommodate them by appointment. The Foundation Volunteer Center is limited in space; please complete and return the Group Authorization Form. Each volunteer must also complete an Individual Volunteer Authorization Form. You can print and sign and return the above by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to return by fax just print, sign and send to (818) 865-3865. You must also call to make an appointment for your group (818-865-3860.)
We ask that each member of your group bring in items to help us replenish our inventory and get more My Stuff Bags to the children. Thank you!
*Pictured: Thanks to groups like Bank of America for coming in and helping us replenish! What a wonderful collection of items!
Kids Helping Kids
The My Stuff Bags Foundation is all about kids! We welcome child volunteers age 10 and up, but must strictly follow insurance guidelines for their attendance at the Foundation. We cannot accommodate children under the age of 10 but would be happy to provide collection ideas or craft instructions for home or school projects. Children age 10 and up are encouraged to join us, please see guidelines on the Individual Volunteer Authorization Form.
You must contact the My Stuff Bags Foundation at 818-865-3860 to arrange a time to volunteer.
Please download our Individual Volunteer Authorization Form (and required Permission Slips for minors).
Donate Your Time from Home
If you are unable to join us at the My Stuff Bags Foundation and Volunteer Center, there are still lots of ways you can help! You can make a blanket (click here for our easy, no-sew blanket making instructions), host a collection party (click here to see the types of items we need), or you can spread the word by telling your family & friends about us.