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Volunteers expand our capacity to provide essential resources and enrichment opportunities to public school students in Pasadena, Altadena, and Sierra Madre.

Our volunteers are making a difference. In the past three years, over 600 volunteers have donated more than 30,000 hours of community service to PEF and our schools.

Our volunteers are community members, PUSD parents, college students, high school students, realtors, and teams representing businesses and other associations. Our volunteers offer their support to PUSD and PEF initiatives including My Masterpieces, Farm to School Gardens, Summer Enrichment Program, Robotics and more.

Our volunteers’ commitment is also felt directly here at PEF through office and event support, and out in the world as community advocates for the work of PEF and for public education.


Assemble Grab & Grow Kits – Volunteer to assemble seed kits for PUSD 3rd graders. These “Grab & Grow” kits accompany their plant life cycle lessons. Each kit will contain a small bag of dirt, a planting container, seeds, an information booklet from Huntington Gardens, a magnifying glass, and instructions.

Help in Our School Gardens – Up to five individuals can help us upkeep our school gardens. Families welcome. Students aged 15 and up can serve. This is a great way to get outside and help maintain our schools. Our garden schedule is updated weekly based on needs. New after school hours! As of September 14, 2020 – Due to air quality concerns, we have canceled all school garden volunteering opportunities until further notice.

Help Make Deliveries – We’re assisting PUSD Warehouse staff by making deliveries of books and other items to other non-profits for use. This is the ideal volunteer opportunity for a two person team!

Virtual Volunteering – Earn Community Service Hours

Join our Senior to Senior Program – APPLICATIONS OPEN ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 – Be inspired by building relationships with elders in our community and making a real impact on the life of others.


For information about custom corporate volunteer action days, please email Nancy Carol Inguanzo, Community Outreach & Volunteer Manager at ncinguanzo@pasedfoundation.org

Be A Garden Volunteer
Be A Senior Program Volunteer
Be A Delivery Volunteer
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Individuals volunteer their time and skills in our offices, for school programs, and at events throughout the year.


Groups of five or more volunteers representing a business, club, or other association can participate in team building one to two-day service projects at school sites such as school gardening, playground beautification and painting projects. Many hands make light work, and it’s great community visibility for your group. Learn more!


Come be a part of an amazing community wide group of volunteers who are excited about the work we do, want to promote our unique PUSD schools, and who believe in public education! As a PEF Ambassador you’ll attend our “insiders only” meetings and commit to vibrantly furthering the mission of the Pasadena Educational Foundation by creating awareness in the community for PUSD and public education, networking among personal/professional friends and colleagues, bolstering social media presence, representing at key events, and inspiring others to get involved.

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Questions? Contact: Nancy Carol Inguanzo, ncinguanzo@pasedfoundation.org

“All of the volunteers were amazing and I am so thankful for their help. We packed all 850+ bags of food, sorted thousands of toys, and we even got done early. We are very blessed to be able to provide Christmas toys and food to so many families in need, but we could not do it without the help of our wonderful volunteers.” Jhoana Hirasuna, B.A. Director of Social Services

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