Participate in Good Deeds Day — an annual tradition that all started in Israel with the simple idea that even the smallest of positive actions empowers each of us to change the world for the better.

If you register, please make every effort to attend one of these special activities, as our partner organizations rely on the number of volunteers we indicate will be present.





Our Federation’s number one priority is the health, well-being, and safety of our community. This event has been canceled, but we hope to be able to resume regular group volunteering for our next Community Service Day on Sunday, May 31st.

While the in-person, group volunteering projects are no longer available, we encourage anyone who is able and interested in doing good on this Global Day of Service to participate in these creative virtual opportunities.

You can also learn more about our partner organizations in advance of future Community Service Day opportunities:

If you have any questions, please contact Melissa York at or (323) 761-8161.




Cottonwood Urban Farm

Address: 8380 Ventura Canyon Ave, Panorama City 91402
Time: 1:00-4:00 PM
Parking: Parking can be found on Allott Street or Reedley Street. The farm has no sign, but it does have a large sliding wood gate adjacent to the Trinity Baptist Church.
Restrictions: All volunteers are welcome, but please make sure to look after your children to maintain the safety of the farm.

Learn about the farm and get your hands dirty assisting with various gardening tasks to help prepare garden beds in preparation for the spring.

Nestled in the basin of the Tujunga Wash, Cottonwood Urban Farm (CUF) uses creative growing techniques (season extension, intercropping, succession planting) to cultivate a variety of vegetables, fruits, and herbs without the use of any large-scale commercial farming equipment.


Heal the Bay

Address: Group meets in Lot 4 South located on the south side of Hotel Casa del Mar on Ocean Way — 1910 Ocean Way, Santa Monica 90405. We do not have anything to do with the hotel — please find the Federation group near the restrooms, west of the parking lot.
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Parking: Public beach parking is available in Lot 4.
Restrictions: Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Please remember to wear sunscreen and a hat, if desired, and to bring water.

Join us down at the shore to clean up Santa Monica Beach where we’ll focus on picking up those pieces of trash that often get overlooked but pose a danger to ocean animals and our environment.

Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.



Address: 34342 Mulholland Hwy, Malibu 90265
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM
Parking: Available on site.
Restrictions: Volunteers must be between the ages of 22 and 40.

Volunteers ages 22-40, engage in a hands-on gardening activity to remove non-native plants and plant a small herb and spice garden. Please feel free to bring a pair of new gardening gloves to donate to ShemeshFarms.

ShemeshFarms aims to empower young adults with special needs and diverse abilities by inspiring them to take on the responsibilities of building this social enterprise. Employment includes working as farmers, product developers, sales associates, computer techs, and in the shipping and packaging department as well as marketing and branding. Together, they have created a premium, hand-crafted, organic, kosher-certified Salt, Pepper, Spice, and Herb line that they share with patrons. ShemeshFarms cares about Earth, people, and taste!



LA Jewish Home

Address: 18855 Victory Blvd., Reseda 91335
Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Parking: Parking is available in the attached lot.
Restrictions: Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Please wear closed-toe shoes. Residents may have compromised immunity, so please do not attend if you feel you are likely to infect another person.

Spend time with residents of the L.A. Jewish Home’s Eisenberg Village, visiting with seniors and decorating and filling flowerpots to help spruce up their home!

The mission of the Los Angeles Jewish Home is: Excellence in senior care reflective of Jewish values. Our core values focus on: Charity, Quality, Dignity, Jewish Values, Fiscal Responsibility.


Portraits of Hope

Address: South Bay Galleria — 1815 Hawthorne Blvd, Redondo Beach 90278
Time: 10:00-12:30 PM
Parking: Parking near the main entrance to South Bay Galleria is best. The Portraits of Hope Studio is located on Level 1 of the North Wing near the information booth.

Among other activities, teams of participants will use sticks to paint designs onto artwork, which will be installed at senior centers and social service programs to revitalize their facilities.

The Portraits of Hope program is aimed at enriching the lives of children and adults — many who may be coping with adversity or serious illness — through their participation in creative, educational, high-profile, one-of-a-kind projects.

By signing up to attend this event, you agree to irrevocably grant to The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles — and to their employees, agents, and assigns — the right to take your photograph, record you, or use your image, silhouette, and/or other reproductions of your physical likeness, as well as your voice and/or words, for all purposes related to marketing and promotion of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles, across all media. These rights are granted in perpetuity. You hereby certify and represent that you are of at least 18 years of age and have read the foregoing and fully understand the meaning and effect thereof.