Become A Volunteer
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. ~Winston Churchill
Who We Are
A growing group of dedicated volunteers wishing to recognize and acknowledge the
veterans and Active Duty Service Members in our community, to honor their commitment, dedication, and service to our country.
Why We Need You
The Veterans’ Holiday Celebration is the nation’s largest all-volunteer event of its kind
and takes months of careful planning, culminating in a one-day celebration. We serve
over 3,500 veterans and their families and need 800 volunteers spread over 3 days of
setup and on event day. Our greatest asset is our volunteer community and we
couldn’t do it without you.
What’s In It For You
An opportunity to discover and build your civic pride.
To be part of a team, working alongside like-minded people sharing a common purpose.
A chance to develop new skills and share your special talents.
A unique experience – to see the joy and gratitude on the faces of the men and women being honored and loved is unparalleled.
Though we work hard, we insist on having fun!
A willingness to serve, the ability to work in partnership with others, energy, enthusiasm and the spirit of giving.
We are having Manager Meetings
Sat. September 9th 9am-11am at New Directions Conference Room Building 116
Sat. September 23rd 9am-11am TBA
Sat October 7th 9am-11 TBA
This is a brief summary of some of our volunteer opportunities:
This is a general, but highly needed, volunteer position. You may be asked to help in a variety of ways from setting up equipment, to tearing down equipment to serving food or helping veterans or other volunteers in other ways.
Please keep an open mind and be willing to be flexible.
Don't worry, you will not be going to battle. Our Volunteer "Warriors" are fearless, reliable, and able to assist in any way, "no problem" like a warrior.
Dinning Hall Angels
This position focuses on the dinning hall. You may be asked to help in a variety of ways from setting up equipment, to tearing down equipment to serving food or helping veterans in other ways. You may be asked to unload delivered food. or assist preparing all food for service. You may help assembly of the buffet line. Please keep an open mind and be willing to be flexible. Our Angels are super helpful, smiling, happy and willing , like an "angel'.
Care Package Creators
Request donations for care package items. Assemble care packages. You are "creators". You will be creating care packages for our honored guests and their families.
Design decorations for table centerpieces and tents. You are creative "artists", creating the atmosphere, ambiance and "vibe" for the event. This is a celebration to honor those who have given themselves for others. The way you decorate the tables and tents will speak volumes to our guests.
Work in teams to pick up food donations from local area restaurants and businesses.
Request donations from corporations, businesses and individuals. Create fundraising events.
Provide first class service by aiding in transportation to dining facility and providing food service.
Take photos of veterans in the hospital with the Spirit Team. Must use your own camera.
Main Tent Setup
Set up tables and chairs. Place decorations, banners and lights in the main tent.
Parking, signs and crowd control barricades, parking attendants, on-site veteran shuttle service.
Registration of all volunteers. Assign shifts and coordinate job duties.
Provide food service, snacks and drinks to all volunteers.
Provide gifts to the men and women in the hospital. Be social and engaging with the Veterans at the event.
After some minor adjustments, we are back again at Lot 29, located on the on the Veterans Administration grounds in West LA, just West of the 405 Freeway, Next to the Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Registration is now OPEN.
For more information about volunteering, please contact our volunteer coordinator at [email protected]