community board

The community board is a place where students can sign up directly to serve with local organizations. Each organization has been vetted by CSA and APU, which means we believe in the work they do, and encourage our students to get involved. 

church of the open door (small group)

  • Mission Statement:

    • Church of the Open Door is a community of believers in Jesus Christ, firmly committed to the truths of God’s Word and grace. Our desire is to cultivate a family atmosphere where we can all grow in grace. Our deepest desire is that Church of the Open Door be used by God to meet the spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of people in the San Gabriel Valley, and those in other regions and nations as well.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Student will help by watching kids/babysitting during our weekly HUB (Small) Group in a Glendora Home.

    • Tuesday Nights from 7pm - 9:30pm (academic year, with some breaks)

  • Sign up: Email - elatedmama@gmail.com

community housingworks

  • Mission Statement:

    • Opportunity begins with a stable home. Community HousingWorks provides and builds life-changing affordable apartment communities with resident-centered services for working families, seniors and people with disabilities to forge stronger futures.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students serve as tutors and mentors for small groups of elementary aged children

    • Tutoring, Mondays-Thursday, 3:00pm-6:00pm

  • Website: https://chworks.org/

  • Sign up: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=215140243


  • Mission Statement:

    • MYTHIRDPLACE cultivates environments for teens to grow in faith, develop character, and mature relationally through mentorship and discipleship

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students serve as mentors for middle and high schoolers for Summer activities

  • Website: MYTHIRDPLACE.org

  • Sign up: Call Wendy at 626-255-5687 or Sign up at https://mythirdplace.org/getconnected/

Foothill Church

first baptist church pasadena

  • Mission Statement:

    • To make followers of Jesus who love, worship, and serve God.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students serve as teachers and helpers in our Sunday School program for kids 5th grade and under; other opportunities could also emerge in hospitality and in our summer camp.

    • Sunday mornings, 9:30-12:15

  • Website: https://fbcpasadena.com/

  • Sign up: Email, “lindsay@fbcpasadena.com

Azusa City Library

Inspired Citizenship Program

  • Mission Statement:

    • The Azusa City Library's mission is to provide its customers with resources for individuals to become successful and responsible citizens in today's complex society. The Inspired Citizenship Program was created by the Azusa City Library to help adults prepare to become United State citizens.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Prepare citizenship students through a practice interview format, which will give individuals the opportunity to go through a simulation of the actual citizenship interview. They will provide the basics of citizenship exam including study of the 100 civic questions, reading, and writing English. Training is provided.

    • At least 1.5 hours per week. Student and tutor will schedule appointments.

  • Check out this flyer!

  • Website: www.ci.azusa.ca.us/library

  • Sign up: Email "dsanchez@ci.azusa.ca.us"

Companion Hospice

  • Mission Statement:

    • To provide comfort, compassion, and extraordinary care to patients and families experiencing a life-limiting illness. The patient and family are empowered and comforted physically, emotionally, and spiritually in in order to retain their dignity and integrity. Companion Hospice is committed to honor patient's wishes in regards to their final phase of life.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students serve in a variety of rewarding ways, usually as valued companions to hospice patients, and opportunities may also include running errands for homebound patients, clerical work in our office, or easy crafts over conversation.

    • Dates and Times:

      • Times vary based on student availability

  • Website: http://www.companionhealthgroup.com/

  • Sign up: Email “joannas@companionhospice.com”

Ten thousand villages pasadena

  • Mission Statement:

    • We are not your typical business. We are a non-profit social enterprise that partners with independent small-scale artisan groups, co-ops and workshops to bring their wares to our markets.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Fair trade ambassador

    • Dates and Times:

      • Monday-Saturday, 11am-8pm

      • Sunday, 11am-5pm

  • Website: http://www.tenthousandvillages.com/

  • Sign up: Email “pasadena.volunteer.coordinator@tenthousandvillages.com”

CORY'S KITCHEN food pantry

  • Mission Statement:

    • To meet the needs, both physically and spiritually, of hungry, hurting individuals within our surrounding community.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students will help sort food, bag up food or help hand out food to our neighbors in need.

    • Separating Food Mon-Sat 10am to 12pm, Bagging up food for clients Tues 12pm - 2pm, Helping clients get food Tues 5pm - 8pm. We also help our homeless neighbors in need on Mon,Wed & Fri from 11am to 1pm with food distribution

  • Website: www.coryskitchen.org

  • Sign up: Email "corysoperationmanger@gmail.com"

girls on the run los angeles

  • Mission Statement:

    • We inspire all girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students will serve as coach/mentors for small groups of girls in 3rd to 8th grade.

    • Monday through Friday in the afternoon hours

  • Website: www.gotrla.org

  • Sign up: www.gotrla.org/coach

Mountainside Communion

  • Mission Statement:

    • We strive to be a community of followers of Christ desiring to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with God.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students will care for children ages 3 - 10 during our quarterly Sunday morning Membership Gathering.

  • Website: www.mountainsidecommunion.org

  • Sign up: Email “tiffanywestra@mtside.org”

CREATOR'S touch on Wheels

  • Mission Statement:

    • We exist to encourage children and adults to explore their God-given ability to create. We nurture those talents in a warm classroom or studio setting through high quality instruction focusing on fundamental art skills. We believe this opportunity for art training is beneficial and should be available to everyone including underserved, underprivileged, and those facing various life challenges. We strive to help all students use their own creative touch to develop confidence and the joy of creating!

  • Service Opportunity:

    • APU students assist an art class for elementary school children by helping the children follow the instruction of the lead teacher.

  • Website: www.creatorstouchonwheels.org

  • Sign up: Email “missRochelle@creatorstouchonwheels.org”

door of hope

  • Mission Statement:

    • We equip families experiencing homelessness to rebuild their lives through counseling, life skills, budgeting classes, case management, and our after school program.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students will serve as volunteers with our after school program, office assistance, and/or event assistance.

    • After School Program M-F 3:00-5:00pm; Office Assistance anytime M-F 9am -5pm

  • Website: www.doorofhope.us

  • Sign up: https://doorofhope.us/volunteer/

CityTennis Inc.

  • Mission Statement:

    • We are passionately committed to making high-quality tennis programs accessible and affordable in local communities.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Media positions: Capturing and editing photo + video for promotional and social media purposes.

    • Coach assistant: Assist in running after school tennis programs at local elementary and middle schools (tennis experience not necessary).

    • Dates and Times:

      • Flexible after school hours | Flexible weekends

  • Website: joincitytennis.com

  • Sign up: Email “shepherd@citytennis.net” or Call “6502833708”

If you are interested in being on this Community Board, please contact localengagement@apu.edu for an application.

*Must be a local organization, with consistent volunteer opportunities for college students