Service Projects

Help Often. That's our middle name. If you're looking for a place to connect with your fellow Assemblers and do some good for the community, you've come to the right place!

If you're looking to get involved with the Sunday Assembly community itself, please email Or stop by the Social section to RSVP for events or propose a meet-up of your very own.

SALA service events aim to do good in our communities while cultivating a culture of service among attendees of Sunday Assembly LA. While live, in-person events whose purpose is fundraising for a charitable cause are welcome, event listings containing a direct link to contribute funds to outside organizations will not be approved. Thank you for your understanding.

  • Westside Mental Health Peer Group


    Dealing with mental health issues? Need a support group to talk to? This is the one! The Westside Mental Health Peer Group was born out of a Trying our Best by our Community Organizer who has long dealt with depression and found a peer support group very helpful in the past. 


    This event is NOT to replace therapy, Doctor's care or medication. No advice will be given, as none of us are licensed to do so. This is friends getting together to share their common plight in a safe space, and have fun while doing it. 

  • Serve a Meal at SPY

    SALA Help Often team at SPY

    Calling all SALAmanders!
    Last month, SALA's lunch at Safe Place for Youth, which provides vital support to youth experiencing homelessness, was a tremendous success. We were able to serve over 80 youth clients with a smile, and they're counting on us to come back on Thursday, July 26th.
    We'll purchase, prepare and serve lunch during one of their Drop-in days. They've requested 8 volunteers to help serve lunch to about 75 clients.
    We can start shopping and meal preparation at 10am. My house is a couple blocks from SPY, so we can use my kitchen to heat and prep food, then bring it to SPY at 12:30 for the 1pm lunch, and we should be finished by 2:30 (when volunteers are welcome to go through the food line, or if we prepared just enough we can go out to a nearby eatery).
    We also need to fundraise about $200 to cover meals costs for this event.
    If anyone can't be there in person but would like to help with a donation, please Paypal to and include the note "SPY" or mail to: Sunday Assembly LA, 12575 Beatrice St., LA, CA 90066. If you're using snail-mail, please email us to let us know so we can budget for the day accordingly.
    Thank you for your help! SPY relies on sponsored meals to keep getting vital services to at-risk youth, and we appreciate your help in reaching those in need among this vulnerable population. With your help, we hope to make serving meals to homeless youth through SPY a regular SALA volunteer opportunity.
    About SPY
    Safe Place for Youth provides a safe environment away from the challenges posed by the streets. Our Drop-In services are available on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1:00 – 5:00 PM and Monday and Friday by appointment for youth to access life-saving support and critical resources. Healthy meals, showers and clothing help meet their basic survival needs. Once basic needs are met, youth are able to consider the positive sense of community and the opportunities available to rebuild their lives. The Drop-In Center is also where youth access case management, housing assistance, health and wellness care, education and employment support, counseling, healing arts workshops, access to phone, internet and mail services, legal assistance and bus tokens.
  • Help Day @ SPY August 5

    Family-friendly volunteer opportunity!
    This event was originally scheduled for July 1st and has been rescheduled for Sunday, August 5th. Join SALA volunteers at this amazing drop-in center, where we'll get to helping on one of the many projects that need doing: repainting walls, re-organizing their clothing supplies, restocking the SPY toiletry closet, etc. Hundreds of youth come through their doors each week looking for basic necessities and support.

    We've worked with them on a number of item drives and the youth homelessness count, and are joining the SPY team as regular lunch sponsors. Our last Help Day was a lot of fun and super effective. They're so happy to have us back!
    Please RSVP to let us know if you can join us.
    On the day of, street parking is available on Garfield Ave, then walk up the driveway off Garfield and ring the bell for entry. There are no clients on site on weekends, so this event is open to adults and supervised kids of all ages.


    Safe Place for Youth was founded in 2011 by a group of dedicated volunteers and Founder/Executive Director Alison Hurst, offering hot food, clothing and socks to homeless youth in Venice Beach from their cars. They prioritize low barriers for entry, harm-reduction, a trauma-informed approach, and the provision of a safe, supportive environment, offering a continuum of care that includes street outreach, drop-in services, case management, health and wellness, and education and employment programs.