Why Volunteer?

Volunteering helps make our world a better place-whether you're helping kids plant seedlings and cook with vegetables, tutoring kids, helping in a hospital. clearing hiking trails or cleaning up the beach.

Let us know if you have a need or a volunteer opportunity that you'd like us to promote or co-sponsor.




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Volunteer Opportunities

Neighborhood Garden Corner

Do you have a surplus of vegetables, fruit or herbs? If you want, you can share with your neighbors, contact Food Forward or take to a shelter.

To share with your neighbors, contact Palisades Cares or post on Next Door.

To share with a shelter, contact OPCC or St. Joseph's Center.

We organize and promote volunteer projects that individuals of all ages can participate in.  Our activities include a school supplies drive for School on Wheels, a toy drive, beautification projects at local schools and serving dinner to homeless clients of Turning Point Transitional Housing.

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Volunteer Opportunities 


                                One Voice 

​Highlighted Organization

       Annual Holiday Spirit Toy Drive

                December 1-16

Donate new unwrapped toys to the annual Palisades Cares drive. Drop off locations include CVS, Palisades Malibu YMCA and Regal Cleaners. Thanks to Marquez School's Brownie Troop 1225 for decorating the boxes!

The toys will be donated to two local non-profit organizations: One Voice-LA, which serves Head Start families and School on Wheels which tutors homeless children.

Some of donated toys will be distributed to kids tutored by School on Wheels at Vittorio's annual luncheon for School on Wheels. Contact Vanessa or Mercedes if you'd like to help with their event.


One Voice is a non profit in Santa Monica that

provides goods, services and opportunities

to families living at the poverty level in LA.

The key programs are the Scholar's Program which supports low income high school students prepare and attend college; the Family

Assistance Program, and the Holiday Food Program.

The Holiday Food Program takes place Thursday

December 15-Sunday December 18. Volunteer

packing of food on December 15 at Barker

Hanger in Santa Monica is a great

family volunteer activity as is the give away on

Sunday December 18.

Check it out here: http://onevoice-la.org/volunteer.

Pacific Palisades' CVS store manager with donated toys from last year's toy drive. 


Gardening and Cooking. Our primary volunteer activity is coordinating the Marquez School Edible Garden program where we garden and cook with 2nd-5th graders. Supplemental produce, garden tools, bagged organic compost and soil, seeds and seedlings and materials for raised bed covers are needed.

Do you like to cook? How about helping a class make succotash...Contact Marie Steckmest at info@palisadescares.org to help.

Tutoring. Tutor children at Marquez Charter School-Tutors in the CATCH program tutor children weekly. Contact Marquez Charter School for details.  Tutor homeless children with School on Wheels.Visit www.schoolonwheels.org for details.


Participate in beach cleanups with Heal the Bay.