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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. 


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”


Operation Christmas Child

  • Mission Statement:

    • Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students serve in the processing Center preparing thousands of shoe-box gifts to be sent all around the world to children in need.

    • Dates and Times:

      • Monday, November 26th 6-10PM, Tuesday, November 27th 6-10PM, Wednesday, November 28th 6-10PM, Thursday, November 29th 6-10PM

  • Website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/volunteer-at-a-shoebox-processing-center/

  • Sign up: Email “telemachussociety@gmail.com”


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”


City of Glendora

  • Mission Statement:

    • The Community Services Department strives to achieve an enriched community by offering caring comprehensive customer service. We are committed to enhancing quality of life for our citizens by providing positive and pleasurable recreational activities, quality parks, and facilities in our community.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students will be helping vendors set up their items and tear down their booths for the Annual 2018 Craft Boutique Event.

  • Website: www.cityofglendora.org

  • Sign up: Email “jmarkel@cityofglendora.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”


City of Glendora - La Fetra Center

  • Mission Statement:

    • The Community Services Department strives to achieve an enriched community by offering caring comprehensive customer service. We are committed to enhancing quality of life for our citizens by providing positive and pleasurable recreational activities, quality parks, and facilities in our community.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Students will help craft vendors during the annual craft boutique to set up, move items, and ensure safety.

  • Sign up: Email “jmarkel@cityofglendora.org”


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"


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/


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


ten thousand villages

  • Mission Statement:

    • To create opportunities for artisans in developing countries to earn income by bringing their products to our markets through long term, fair trading relationships.

  • Service Opportunity:

    • Retail sales, inventory unpacking, street promotion, offsite sales and fairs

    • 10-8pm Monday-Saturday. Sunday 10am-5pm

  • Website: www.tenthousandvillages.com

  • Sign up: Email "pasadena.volunteer.coordinator@tenthousandvillages.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.

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

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


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