As someone who works in the entertainment industry, you understand the creative energy and camaraderie developed among colleagues from months on a production, a show or a project. Becoming a volunteer at MPTF offers you that feeling and much more. Through a variety of opportunities, as an individual or as part of a group, you can provide entertainment, companionship, and assistance to your fellow industry members, young and old. You will also become a part of a community that is passionate about coming together to give back.
When hard work comes together to create something magical — that is the mystique that is a career in entertainment. It is also the essence of volunteering at MPTF. Join us and become a part of this growing movement to take care of our own.
To be a Campus or Community MPTF Volunteer you must have either a personal affiliation with or a close connection to the entertainment community. Download our Volunteer Application Form (PDF) and return it to MPTF.
Email: [email protected] Fax: 818-876-1527.
If you have questions or would like more information, please call 818-876-1915.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Volunteers are matched with seniors who benefit from weekly socializing on the phone. Many times seniors are socially isolated due to frailty or medical issues. Phone Buddies provide companionship, support, and help someone to feel connected to the entertainment community.
Home Safe Home Program
With the help of volunteers to make home repairs and improvements, seniors can continue living independently in their own homes. Home Safe Home addresses minor home improvements and repairs.
Volunteers are matched with seniors in their neighborhoods who benefit from regular social visits from fellow industry members. Friendly visits offer tremendous benefits to seniors including improved physical, mental, and emotional health — and keeping a positive outlook.
Pool Buddies/Fitness Floor Buddies
Volunteers are matched with seniors who may need assistance getting in and out of the pool or with fitness equipment at the Saban Center for Health and Wellness. Seniors who love the water, but may have balance or coordination challenges, can go back into the water thanks to their Pool Buddy. Fitness Buddies assist seniors with work out equipment to stay fit and healthy.
Volunteers help seniors who need assistance with grocery shopping due to frailty, balance issues, or who no longer drive. Grocery shopping assistance helps seniors maintain a sense of independence, as well as a home stocked with fresh food.
Volunteers instruct seniors on basic computer skills such as setting passwords, using help menus, e-mail, using the internet safely, and more.
The Shavelson Media Room at our Wasserman Campus provides opportunities for residents and volunteers to develop and create programming that serves the MPTF residential community. Integrating volunteers (current industry members and ‘junior’ volunteers from high schools) into the process preserves the tradition of shared knowledge in the entertainment industry. The media room is looking for volunteers who have previous experience in editing, camera work, graphic design, production support, hair and makeup, or scenic design and those willing to learn. Volunteering with the media room’s Channel 22 can be per project and/or multiple hours weekly.
The MPTF Foundation hosts events throughout the year to raise contributions to support the organization’s services and programs. Volunteer with us if you would like to assist with duties such as stuffing packets, mailing invitations, taking RSVPs, manning a will-call table, or other event activities.
As MPTF is a nonprofit organization it would be hard pressed to accomplish all it does without the needed assistance of volunteers. One way we are able to stay in touch with our constituent base is through the help of administrative volunteers who assist us with such items as answering phones, filing, and other light office duties.
We are looking for volunteers who take to heart our core mission of Taking Care of Our Own and can be an advocate to us out in the field. We have numerous opportunities to have advocate volunteers travel throughout Southern California with our Health Wheels Mobile unit and or to various Health Fairs and other events and spread the word of MPTF and all we do for individuals like you.
The MPTF Volunteer Guild was established in 1966 to enhance the quality of life of the residents of our Woodland Hills campus. Guild volunteers can be seen on campus daily, assisting MPTF staff, patients and residents with a wide variety of important services. More than 100 men and women are available to assist patients and residents. Active retirees, current industry members and their families, people of all ages and with an endless variety of skills are here every day making a difference.