Volunteer Ops & Resources During COVID-19 in Los Angeles, CA

As the hysteria of the Corona virus takes a storm throughout the world, the effects of the virus has made it difficult for a lot of people to continue on with their normal lives. K-12 schools are shut down and people are getting laid off and getting less hours at their jobs. This means that alot kids may be going hungry and they may not be getting proper education. This also means that people are not getting paid. It is very normal to be stressed about this situation but it is also important for everyone to stay calm, cool, and collective. Luckily, some amazing people have put together resources and volunteer opportunities to help those in need. ***Please be advised that these are just a few resources and volunteer opportunities, I’m sure there is a lot more.***



•LAUSD is opening 60 sites providing two grab-and-go meals for students and families beginning on Wednesday, March 18th from 7am to 10am.

(For more information, click here!)

-Map of all LAUSD Campuses serving food for k-12: https://www.lataco.com/lausd-free-meals/

• Free breakfast (8am-10am) provided by Eastside Riders for student in Watts community starting Monday, March 16, 2020 and ending Friday, March 20, 2020

(For more info, click here!)

• Free breakfast (730-930am), lunch (1130-130pm), and dinner (430-630) for all LAUSD students starting Monday, March 16, 2020 from 7:30am to 6:30pm at 2301 Bellevue Ave., Los Angeles 90026

(For more information, click here!) 

• Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, the city of Lynwood is offering supper meals for kids ages 1-18

(For more information, click here!)

• Food: Starting Monday, March 16, 2020, kids 12 and under can eat for free at El Torito Restaurants

(For more information, click here!)


• Please visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm for BENEFITS FOR WORKERS IMPACTED BY COVID-19 and also heck out the EDD’s Frequently Asked Questions: https://edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019/faqs.htm

• For a run-down of labor laws in California, please visit: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/2020-03-12/coronavirus-labor-law-know-your-rights-california-worker

Resources Based on Type of Employment
  • For resources for freelance artists, click here!
  • For resources for bartenders, click here
  • For resources for musicians, click here!
  • For resources for tipped workers/service workers, click here!
Paid Family Leave

**Paid family leave is available for those who stay home because they need to take care of someone who has contracted the virus (Covid-19) or who has been quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional). Learn how to file a Paid Family Leave Claim HERE.

Disability Benefits/Paid Sick Leave

**Disability benefits /paid sick leave are available for those who have actually contracted the virus themselves or who have been exposed to it and are quarantined (must be certified by a medical professional in the case of Disability Benefits). Learn how to file a Disability Insurance Claim HERE

Unemployment Benefits

**Unemployment benefits are available to those whose hours have been reduced or who have lost their job due to coronavirus measures (and it also applies to those who choose to stay home due to underlying health issues making them more vulnerable). The Governor has waived the 1 week wait time and the person may not be required to be actively looking for work (as is usually required). Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE

  • Unfortunately though, this benefit is not available to undocumented persons whose hours are reduced or lose their job for reasons related to COVID-19, etc.
  • SCHOOL CLOSURES: If your child’s school is closed and you have to miss work to care for them. You might qualify for Unemployment Insurance benefits. Learn how to file an Unemployment Insurance Claim HERE.

K-12 Education

  • Education: Free access to Spectrum Broadband and Wi-Fi For 60 Days For New K-12 and College Student Households 

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: Free access to L’il Libros worksheets for kids 

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: Starting Monday, March 16, students in Pre-K through 12th grade will have the opportunity to access free, educational PBS daytime programming designated for each grade level weekdays

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: FB Group for parents to get support with home learning 
  • Education: MIND Research Institute is offering no cost access to a free math instructional program for students in grades K-8

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: Scholastic offers free, online learning experiences for kids of all ages

(For more information, click here!)

  • Education: PBS offers free educational daytime programming designated for K-12 each through the following channels:
    • Pre-K – 3rd grade on PBS SoCal
    • Pre-K – 12th grade on KLCS
    • 9th – 12th grade on KCET
    • (For more info: click here!)


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