Volunteer in the Warehouse
UCP Wheels for Humanity's 10,880 square-foot warehouse in North Hollywood is where we receive donated wheelchairs and other ambulatory equipment on a daily basis from individuals, hospitals, medical supply companies and other organizations. Each day we have volunteers from all walks of life join us in cleaning, refurbishing and packing wheelchairs to be shipped throughout the world. Each year, more than 500 volunteers enter our warehouse to give their time, dedication and experience to help people whom they will never meet.
No experience or tools are needed and people with various skills can be an asset to the people we serve. Each week we have orientations to introduce volunteers to our mission and our work.
We often have groups of volunteers join us from local volunteer networks, religious institutions, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, alumni associations and corporations, among others. We limit our groups to a maximum of 20 people to ensure a quality experience and high productivity. Our Saturdays are generally booked on to three months in advance, so, if you are interested, please contact us soon!
If you are interested in volunteering with UCP Wheels for Humanity in the warehouse please call 818.255.0100 or email email@example.com .
Be a Volunteer Driver
When donors are unable to bring wheelchairs to our warehouse in North Hollywood, UCP Wheels for Humanity goes to them. We have volunteer drivers who drive our vehicles and their own to pick up equipment donations throughout California.
UCP Wheels for Humanity has a 17-foot box truck (generously donated by Ludwick Foundation) that we use to pick up larger donations in California. We have limited volunteers who drive and load this truck daily to keep the equipment coming in. We also use cargo vans to make pick-ups of smaller donations throughout California.
Many volunteers also pick up donations of wheelchairs in their local areas with their own vehicles. These volunteers really make our work possible by collecting one wheelchair at a time. Once a good portion of wheelchairs are collected, volunteers either bring the equipment to our warehouse or we go pick it up from them.