Ongoing Opportunities

Education

Our Neighborhood Homework House

Our Neighborhood Homework House exists to partner with parents of at risk Azusa students to provide tools to thrive academically and socially. APU students develop mentoring relationships with students and assist them with homework and basic skills to succeed. Volunteer on weekdays in fall and spring.

Differently abled children and youth

Challenger Baseball

As an extension of Little League Baseball in the city of Glendora, Challenger Baseball exists to foster community and family development through an affordable sports league for differently abled children and youth. APU students serve as buddies with one youth participant during practices and games. Volunteer on Saturdays in spring.

Jill’s House

Jill's House exists to provide a safe haven for children with different abilities, to create a memorable camp experience, and to give parents a time to rest. APU students serve as buddies each weekend of camp and build relationships with children with different abilities. Volunteer for a weekend.

YoungLife Capernaum

As a ministry of YoungLife, Capernaum is a relationally based service for differently abled children and youth in Azusa and Glendora. APU students help set up and facilitate various activities and build lasting relationships with youth and families. Volunteer every other Friday.

Community Outreach

Atria and San Dimas Retirement Centers

APU believes cross-generational relationships and engagement with the elderly in the community are important to God and incredibly impactful. Over the years, the fruit bore through relationships between students and residents of these retirement centers long for more to be developed. APU students build relationships with residents and enjoy activities together such as meals, crafts, games, and entertainment. Volunteer once a week.

Community Meals

As a ministry of Foothill Community Church in the city of Azusa, Community Meals exists to provide food relief to those who are experiencing homelessness and hunger in the community. APU students help prepare, serve, and clean up for each meal. Volunteer every Saturday in fall and spring.

Adopt a Block

Now a ministry of the Dream Center, Adopt a Block serves over 150 communities weekly through immediate food and hygiene relief with the hope of offering additional holistic resources for individuals experiencing homelessness and hunger. APU students build relationships with people in various communities of Los Angeles and serve them through relief assistance and prayer. Volunteer on Saturdays in fall and spring.

L.A. 101 (Action Team Opportunity)

L.A. 101 is an urban immersion that provides an opportunity for students to embark on a two to four day experiential learning trip in the heart of Los Angeles. Participants become acquainted with the social realities of diverse communities in Los Angeles while developing a biblical understanding of justice, compassion, reconciliation, and stewardship. Open to students of all backgrounds and interests, L.A. 101 challenges participants to think critically about issues that affect the disenfranchised while learning about their involvement or contribution to these problems. L.A. 101 endeavors to encourage a more comprehensive understanding of the world around us, and examine the implications of the privilege or disadvantage that social location provides.

Immigration

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities exists to reduce poverty in the United States. Through helping the most vulnerable populations in society who are experiencing homelessness, hunger, and sickness, Catholic Charities advocates for justice in government and other social structures. APU students will help serve at citizenship clinics throughout Los Angeles County by assisting with facility setup, check-in, registration, and filling out applications. Volunteer on Saturdays.

Sports

Challenger Baseball

As an extension of Little League Baseball in Glendora, Challenger Baseball exists to foster community and family development through an affordable sports leagues for differently-abled children and youth. APU students serve as buddies with one youth participant during practices and games. Volunteer on Saturdays in spring.

Open Door Basketball and Soccer Leagues

As a ministry of Church of the Open Door in Glendora, Open Door Basketball and Soccer Leagues exist to foster community and family development through affordable sports leagues for children and youth. APU students will coach, referee, and develop relationships with participants in the local community. Volunteer for basketball clinics on Saturdays in spring and soccer practice and games on weekdays.

One-time Opportunities

In order to meet a growing demand for service opportunities from the student body, we will provide students with a variety of one-time opportunities to engage social causes in the greater L.A. area throughout the academic year. Students will have the chance to sign up for individual events based on their availability. Check with the center for dates and details.