How to Help

No family, no home, and no one to call when things go wrong. That’s the harsh reality for so many foster youth.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. With your support, foster youth will have someone to call when things get tough, and hope for a brighter future. 

Your support will help the foster youth in our programs graduate from high school, attend and graduate college, find stable housing and employment, and will have a direct and lasting impact in thier lives for generations to come.


UFC is seeking to build a meaningful, long-term relationship with its volunteer community and is looking for volunteers eager to connect with our organization's mission and youth. The list below simply gives you an idea of a variety of volunteer opportunities that are offered throughout the year.  UFC is currently recruiting for a number of volunteer positions. Follow the link below to check out our current openings.

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Find open volunteer opportunities at UFC >

Learn more about Joining UFC's Team >

Check out our "Volunteers-in-Action" >

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College Readiness Activities

Assist with a college tour, a workshop or the annual Camp Readiness retreats.

Life Skills Classes

Experienced individuals are needed to present on a variety of topics including money management, health and fitness and stress management. Whether you are an artist, a poet, a chef or a bank manager, please consider sharing valuable information about your career with our youth.

Fundraising Activities

Plan a fundraising drive for much needed items >
Help out with the Brass Ring Awards Dinner live auction, Cultivate L.A. and other events throughout the year.

Annual Special Events

Help out with UFC’s annual Celebration Graduation, College Within Reach or Pathways Christmas Eve. Volunteers needed to perform a variety of duties.

Holiday Help

Bring friends together to gift wrap. Shop for gifts for our youth or host a holiday gift drive for the kids in our programs. Participate in one of UFC’s holiday events.

Office Assistance

Help staff with administrative tasks, data entry, mailings and much more.


Corporate & Group Projects

Adopt UFC as your charity organization, plan a fundraising drive or sponsor an event.

Provide Jobs & Internships >

Help youth in our Pathways and Education Programs gain valuable hands-on work experience.

We do require a background check and training to work directly with the youth in our programs.

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featured volunteer opportunity

The Administrative Assistant for UFC Housing Programs will work within our Pathways Program to help with the creation and update of a housing resource guide. The position will require 8-12 hours per week, M-F between 9am and 5pm.

View the full volunteer description and application instructions >

For more information about our Volunteer Program, please contact Ian Ryen.

The holiday gift wrap event at UFC was a great teambuilding event for our office. It was inspiring to witness UFC's dedication and determination in helping children in need.”

Karlin Asset Management