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New Website Launch!

Welcome! We are very excited to debut our new website. Our goal is to make it easier for you to learn about all the great ways our volunteers serve the community and hopefully, find the perfect opportunity for you to share your skills and talents. We are still in our pilot "test mode" so please be patient with any broken links and feel free to send us an email: volopps@vocltr-sobay.org if you see any bugs or corrections we need to make. Thank you! 

What's New?

On September 20th, at the Long Beach City Council meeting, the Long Beach City Council voted to approve the launch of Long Beach Serves, a month of volunteer opportunities leading up to National Make A Difference Day on October 23, and we encourage all Long Beach residents to choose a volunteer opportunity and get involved! Click on the logo to learn more!


Did you or your family participate in this the 9/11 Day of Service?  We'd love to see your photos and hear your stories on our Facebook Page. Our Volunteer Center Youth Coalition (VCYC) students woke up bright and early to cook and serve a hearty breakfast to veterans at the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) organization in Torrance. They gave them handmade cards of gratitude and visited with them to thank them for their service.


On Saturday, September 17th, Valero hosted a charity surf contest to raise significant funding for our Operation Teddy Bear program. The event took place at Bolsa Chica State Beach and the first wave began at 7:00 a.m. We are incredibly proud of the Valero employees and there more than a decade-long commitment to supporting the Volunteer Center. They love hand delivering the school bags and teddy bears to our students. Thank you, Valero!