Current Volunteer Opportunities - Quarantine Kits for COVID-19 Shelter



PATH LA is working in close collaboration with the city and funders to support our homeless neighbors during this crisis. One of our newest initiatives has been the opening of several new quarantine and isolation sites to shelter folks who are at-risk or have tested positive for COVID-19. We are serving over 400 individuals at these sites through shelter, wraparound case management services and social support throughout the length of their stay.


Goal: This a perfect opportunity to get a group directly involved in making a difference! This opportunity would involve you or your group hosting a drive or purchasing hygiene items and non-perishable snacks, and then assembling the items into 1-gallon sized plastic bags.


Size: Open to Individual Volunteers or Volunteer Groups


Location: Kits are assembled off site at a location of your choice. For large group activities, please reach out to to coordinate staff support if necessary.


Drop-off Location: Care Kits are accepted at 340 N. Madison Ave, Los Angeles 90004.

Please note: Drop offs must be scheduled at least 48 hours in advance.


Clients: PATH Outreach teams use Care Kits as the initial engagement tool for building relationships and connecting with individuals experiencing homelessness. Care Kits not only provide essential hygiene items, they also serve to foster trust and a means to access life-saving services such as permanent housing and case management.


Budget: Costs vary depending on a volunteer’s capacity.

Urgent Needs:

  • Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair brushes, sanitary napkins, adult diapers
  • Unused clothing, socks, backpacks, slippers - Isolation activities: books, markers, activity books, puzzles, board games (Jenga, Uno, cards, Scrabble, Dominos, Checkers, Chess, Connect 4), coloring books, crayons, puzzles, puzzle books, adult coloring, books, pencils
  • Drinks, snacks
  • Notes/cards of encouragement 

*For health and safety reasons, all items must be new & unopened.  

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Monday - All Day
  • Tuesday - All Day
  • Wednesday - All Day
  • Thursday - All Day
  • Friday - All Day
  • Saturday - All Day
  • Sunday - All Day