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Animal and Environmental Action

Heal the Bay

Help clean the beach while learning about marine ecology

When: Next date: TBA
Where: Santa Monica Beach, near Lifeguard 1550

Cleaning our 'adopted' Santa Monica Beach and learning about the marine environment is enjoyable when working side-by-side with other VBS congregants! Wonderful project for young families as well! All of our Beach clean-up dates have been so well attended!

Contact: or

Tree People

TreePeople inspires and supports the people of LA to come together to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. We unite with communities to grow a greener, shadier and more water-secure city at homes, neighborhoods, schools and in the local mountains. We work with volunteer leaders using our unique Citizen Forester model, and we influence government agencies for a healthy, thriving Los Angeles

(213) 500-1973

With knowledge, tools, and inspiration, Netiya empowers people to grow food on faith-based lands in LA. Rooted in ancient traditions of land stewardship and earth-based wisdom, together we grow food to mitigate hunger and to nourish the spirit.

Pet Orphans 

Enjoy spending time with abandoned pets

When: Hours vary
Where: Van Nuys
Volunteer Group: Individuals, Families, Wonderful for B'nai Mitzvah 

Love animals? Many volunteer opportunities are available to help these abandoned dogs and cats, from dog walking to feeding them.  Or, become a Pet Socializer as our volunteer in this photo has! Some VBS volunteers help out at Pet Orphans on a weekly basis; others monthly. 

Contact:  or, phone: (818) 901-0190

Ride On

Assist disabled people with therapy utilizing horses; care for horses

When: Afternoons, Weekends
Where: Chatsworth
Volunteer Group: Ages 14+

Ride On is an equestrian assisted therapy program that helps youth with special needs through interaction with a horse. VBS volunteers can lead horses being ridden by disabled young adults, as well as groom and tack horses.


Sat, June 22 2024 16 Sivan 5784