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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.


Distribute produce to area families at Altadena Elementary, Eliot Arts, Webster Elementary, and Jackson Elementary schools. Dates monthly:

April 28
May 26
June 23
July 21
August 25
September 22

Make Deliveries of books to local Little Libraries for the PUSD Warehouse. Tuesday – Thursday afternoons.

Help Organize – We’re assisting PUSD Warehouse staff by organizing materials and making deliveries of books and other items to other non-profits for use. Tuesday – Thursday afternoons.

Have a bobcat or backhoe? Help our school gardens grow.

Virtual Volunteering

Join our Senior to Senior Program – Be inspired by building relationships between elders and youth in our community and making a real impact on the life of others. Program enrollment for the Spring 2021 semester is closed. Summer enrollment will open again in June 2021. Please check back then.

Corporate Volunteer Programs

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

Volunteer with PEF as…


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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Volunteer Hours
Summer Volunteers

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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

What Our Volunteers Say

Every Student. Every School. Every Day.  DONATE!