Volunteering

Connect with us. Make a difference.

Being a volunteer can have a major positive impact on your life by taking you out of your normal routines. Helping someone else provides a sense of accomplishment and wellbeing that can combat everything from stress to depression. MPTF’s Volunteer program offers a wide variety of ways to give back either on campus or remotely, and your special skills or talents can be put to great use. Click here to apply >

VOLUNTEERING MAKES THE WORLD AND YOUR OWN LIFE BETTER

We proudly have multiple generations of volunteers for a genuine legacy program extending to our youngest Junior Volunteers (ages 13 and up) who often come back as adults. Anyone can volunteer, and we ask for a commitment of one year for most programs. Our programs have a flexible structure that can accommodate your available time and offer the priceless rewards of paying it forward, regardless of your age or life situation. Click here if you would like to be a Junior Volunteer. >

To My Dear Friends. 

Jesse J. Adams is an Assistant Prop Master and a member of IATSE Local 44: Affiliated Property Craftspersons. He felt the pain of loneliness during the holidays and decided to help others.

To My Dear Friends. 

Jesse J. Adams is an Assistant Prop Master and a member of IATSE Local 44: Affiliated Property Craftspersons. He felt the pain of loneliness during the holidays and decided to help others.

GIVE BACK TODAY AND IMPROVE A LIFE RIGHT AWAY

Industry members can join our Volunteer Guild, going strong since 1966. Volunteering here can mean so many things. You can be a pool or gym buddy, help out with our campus libraries, be a computer tutor to help out with seniors’ laptops and phones, or get involved with our campus activities and recreation including art classes, poker, knitting, our Grey Quill literary society, and so much more.

“We have an obligation to be a family for one another and understand that if you have a bit more, you need to help those with a bit less.”

– KEVIN McCORMICK

“We have an obligation to be a family for one another and understand that if you have a bit more, you need to help those with a bit less.”

– KEVIN McCORMICK
PHONE VOLUNTEERS

Care Calls is our newest volunteer program that provides quick-and-easy, friendly check-in calls with our older industry members who are sheltering-in-place. We provide the talking points and you call on behalf of MPTF to say hello and let them know about the services we provide especially during this COVID-19 time. Click here to sign up for Care Calls >

Our longer-term social connection program, Daily Call Sheet, pairs volunteers with industry members who would benefit from ongoing, scheduled, friendly phone calls. This program requires training and a commitment to making regular social calls. Click here to sign up to volunteer for Daily Call Sheet >

GROCERY RELIEF

As food insecurity has increased exponentially, we began this program to help industry members who are retired, elderly, disabled, or those living with health risk factors. Volunteers drive to The Wasserman Campus in Woodland Hills two Fridays per month, then pop their trunk for pre-packed bags of essential groceries for contactless delivery to individuals and families across Los Angeles. This is an urgent need. Click here to help deliver Grocery Relief >

CELEBRATION OF HOLLYWOOD QUILT

We are accepting quilt squares decorated with a Hollywood theme that will be sewn into a large wall-hanging that will featured in one of the buildings on the Wasserman Campus. The squares should measure 6.5” x 6.5” with the decorated area being 6”x 6”. Click here >

ANGEL CARDS

Angel Cards is a way to brighten the lives of industry members with love and kindness. For many seniors, reduced mobility and a shrinking circle of family and friends can make a sense of belonging and joy around special events more challenging. Join us and help spread the love for birthdays or holidays. We supply you with a list of names (and birthdays) of recipients.

  • Write a personalized message, share what you do, interests, etc.
  • Be creative and decorate the cards!
  • Send back and MPTF will distribute!!
MPTF STUDIOS

To keep our residents engaged, we’re asking industry members, friends, and family to make a video that can be aired throughout the day on our in-house TV station. Tell a joke, sing a song, show off your dance moves, share funny animal videos, demonstrate a skill, make an instructional video or hold a class. And if you’re interested in live-streaming from your home, let us know. Click here to email your video to MPTF Studios >

Organized Chaos, our in-house live variety show, is another engaging way to interact with our residents. Volunteers can stop by our in-house telecast and teach a skill or share a talent with residents. Click here to contact MPTF Studios >

FRIENDS AND FAMILY VISITATION

One of the best gifts we can give residents is a visit with their family and friends. We can only do that with the help of volunteers who oversee the visits by making sure that safe guidelines are followed that includes maintaining social distancing of 6ft; wearing masks; and no physical contact. There is Zoom and on-site training. Shifts are available in the morning and afternoon Monday – Saturday. To volunteer you will be swab-tested for Covid-19 every two weeks on The Wasserman Campus at no cost to you. Click here >

DAY OF SERVICE

We will gladly help you craft an activity or event that will benefit our residents, clients, and your team, bringing purpose to everyone while raising awareness of MPTF’s mission. Click here to email us >

OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
  • Generations United Program of Distinction for the exemplary quality of our volunteer program
  • President’s Volunteer Service Award and President’s Volunteers Lifetime Achievement Awards for 4,000+ hours
  • LeadingAge PEAK Leadership Summit Award to MPTF Volunteer Mary McCoy in 2017 in Washington, D.C.

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Fredda Johnson
Director of Community and Volunteer Engagement

Fredda develops and spearheads internationally recognized, innovative programs that enrich the lives of others through the power of volunteers.

Fredda.Johnson@MPTF.com