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National Volunteer Week – April 17 to 23, 2022

April 16, 2022 - April 23, 2022

National Volunteer Week (held April 17 to 23) is an opportunity to celebrate our extraordinary volunteers. Let’s celebrate together by doing what we do best—strengthening our community.

Throughout National Volunteer Week our friends at Thrivent are offering our supporters access to limited-edition, volunteer kits, filled with resources to lead a food drive for our organization.

And to keep the celebration going, for every kit requested through Lutheran Social Services of Southern California, Thrivent will donate $5 to support our fight against hunger.

Bookmark this link and mark your calendar! We will share a special link here for you to use, but don’t delay, because these kits are limited and only available to order from April 17 to 23.

During Thrivent’s National Volunteer Week campaign every request for a limited-edition, Thrivent Action Kit received between April 17 and 23, 2022, by 11:59 p.m. Central time will result in a $5 donation to an organization helping fight against food insecurity. Limited-edition, Thrivent Action Kits requested through an organization’s promotional link will result in the donation going to that organization. Limited-edition, Thrivent Action Kits requested without a promotional link will result in a donation to Feeding America. Physical kits are limited to the first 10,000 orders, digital kit items are unlimited. Donations related to this campaign will be distributed to the organizations by May 12, 2022.


April 16, 2022
April 23, 2022
Ambassadors are short-term volunteers who open doors for our organization in the community, introducing new people at our bi-monthly Fostering Community Care event. These are one hour awareness events only (no solicitations are made) to expose people to the great work of LSS Community Care. To become an Ambassador here are your responsibilities:
  1. 1 – Attend at least one Fostering Community Care event during the calendar year
  2. 2 – Host or invite and bring 10-15 guests to one Fostering Community Care event within 3 months of your attending one yourself.
  3. 3 – Inform your invited guests of what the Fostering Community Care meeting will be about, and let them know that they will receive a follow up call from the organization
  4. 4 – Ambassadors will complete their commitment after bringing 10-15 persons within the 3 month time period. An Ambassador has the option to complete after one term, continue for another 3 month term or move into another role on the team.
Become an Ally

Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional, befriending relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty.

Other ways to help the Southern California Family Support Initiative
  • Be an Ad-Hoc Ally – share your special skill or talent
  • Be a member of your local Community Leadership Team
  • Assist with weekly Child Care/Children’s Programs
  • Be a Community Spokesman – talk about the initiative and recruit others to join
  • Financially Sponsor a Family Leader
  • Facilitate/assist with Training Our Leaders and Allies
  • Behind-the-scenes work – internet research, graphic design, writing
We are actively seeking individuals and groups to be a part of our on-going mission to serve those in need. LSS administers over 50 specialized programs and services throughout the Southern California region. Contact your nearest LSS Center to hear about the local opportunities they have available.
Be a positive role model
Give back to others and help change lives
Transform communities
Spend your time doing something rewarding
Meet new people
Have fun
Learn new skills, share your talents, build your resume

The life you change most – may be your own!