hands raised to volunteer

Public Works Volunteer Program

Public Works encourages citizens, County employees and County 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 Hazardouse Waste (HHW) Temporary Events

Assist with conducting surveys, answering questions from residents, etc.

Mattress collection

Mattress Collection/Recycling

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

Community events

Community Events

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

Demolition Debris

Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling and Reuse

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

four people sitting around a table talking

Support Services

Assist staff prepare for events by packaging promotional materials and information for outreach events. Assist staff mail out sharps containers to the elderly and residents with disabilities.

pots of succulents

School Garden Installations and community garden monitoring

Assist with planting with youth Garden monitoring.

an old couch in the field

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

Assist with setting up meetings for the AVIDTF, posting meeting notices, flyer distribution, coordinate with community groups, and provide administrative support.

people picking up trash

Recycling and Organics Outreach

Participate in focus groups
Assist with surveying residents and businesses.

If you are interested in participating in the Volunteer Program, please download & fill out the Volunteer Service Application and return it to the Volunteer Program Coordinator.

For questions, please contact Public Works Volunteer Program Coordinator:
Rita Hadjimanoukian at rhadji@pw.lacounty.gov
or at 626-458-2118