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Public Works Volunteer Program

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with Los Angeles County Public Works. We encourage County residents, employees and retirees to volunteer their time and talents to public service programs. Volunteers have strengthened communities by serving the needs of others, building bonds of trust among people and enhancing the future for our children. Volunteering provides you the opportunity to participate in the kind of community and world you want to live in.

Here are a few examples of available volunteer opportunities:

Temporary events

Household Hazardous and Electronic Waste (HHW/E-Waste) Program

Assist by conducting surveys and answering questions from residents. You may also assist staff in mailing sharps containers to the elderly and residents with disabilities.

Mattress collection

Recycling Events

Assist with event planning, coordination, operations and gathering data.

Community events

Community Events

Attend and assist employees at community events in educating the public on various environmental programs.

Demolition Debris

Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling and Reuse

Assist with closing out outstanding Notices of Violations, which may include contacting applicants and preparing reminder letters.

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Support Services

Assist staff in preparing for events by packaging promotional materials.

pots of succulents

School and Community Gardens

Assist with planning, planting and monitoring of gardens.

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Illegal Dumping and the Antelope Valley Illegal Dumping Task Force (AVIDTF)

Provide support for meetings including, posting meeting notices and flyer distribution.

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Recycling and Organics Outreach

Assist with surveying residents and businesses or participate in a focus group.

You are invited to submit a Volunteer Service Application via the County of Los Angeles Volunteer Portal at https://volunteer.lacounty.gov. You may also download and fill out the Volunteer Service Application and return it to the Volunteer Program Coordinator.

For questions, please contact Public Works Volunteer Program Coordinator:
Silva Hayrikyan at shayrikyan@pw.lacounty.gov
or at (626) 300-2662

Please note that effective October 1, 2021, volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and must provide proof of full vaccination. Therefore, new applicants must submit proof of vaccination prior to commencing any volunteer assignment.

We look forward to counting on your support and talents to advance the important work of the County and Public Works.