Directly impact the lives of those experiencing mental health conditions and homelessness!

Be a Virtual Volunteer!

Help Step Up continue to serve our members during COVID-19

Your safety and that of our members and staff are of utmost importance to us, so virtual volunteer activities continue to be encouraged. In the meantime, please fill out this online application so that we know a little more about your skills, interests, and availability. Thank you for your interest.

Assemble a Hygiene Kit

These items are essential to our continuing outreach and are even more vital during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Assemble a Welcome Home Kit

We are continuing to move members into housing and we need to welcome them to their new home with these items!

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Run a Donation Drive

Run a Donation Drive

You can help our members by organizing a donation drive today! We need Welcome Kits for new members and Hygiene Kits for those currently experiencing homelessness. In-kind donations of gently used clothing, non-perishable food and supermarket gift cards are always welcomed!
Holiday Event at Step Up

Host a Dinner or Holiday Event

Have your group sponsor and coordinate a dinner or holiday party for residents! You can bring a fun social event to members at one of our locations!
Group Service Day at Step Up

Build a Group Service Day

We offer the option to build a service day that includes gardening or a donation drive. We include fun team building and educational activities for your office, service group, faith group or school! Come take action and learn!
Cooking Group at Step Up

Lead a Cooking Group

Cook your favorite recipe in one of our buildings in a shared community kitchen. You can share important life skills with our members and bring a smile to everyone’s face.
Garden Volunteers at Step Up


Volunteer in one of our urban gardens and contribute to growing food and developing usable outdoor spaces with members and staff!
Pro-Bono Volunteer Project

Create Your Own Pro-Bono Project

Share your professional skills by leading a project with members or staff. Contact us regarding current opportunities for event planning, horticulture, arts and crafts, interior design and more!

Clinical Internships

If you are a student interested in a clinical internship, Step Up provides placements for MSW Interns, MFT Trainees, OT Interns, Art Therapy students, and Peer Interns. Please contact Rachael Radis directly for more information — rradis@stepuponsecond.org.

For more information about our Volunteer Programs at Step Up, contact Tim Glaves.

(310) 696-4510 ext.2246 | TAGlaves@stepup.org

Donate Today

You have the power to make a difference.

Imagine a world where everyone has a home, a job, and a supportive community. 100% of your donation will go towards connecting people to the help they need and deserve.


Provides one hour of work force development training to a Step Up member.

Provides one home visit from a psychiatrist or nurse for medication support.

Provides a Welcome Home Kit to furnish and outfit an apartment for a member.

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