“If you don’t stand for something, you’ll fall for anything.” – Gordon B Hinckley
Foundation for Second Chances is always looking for committed, skill-based and motivated volunteers to help us continue to accomplish its mission. We can’t wait to welcome you to the Second Chances family!

Without the help and support of our volunteers, Foundation for Second Chances would not be able to do what we do. Our volunteers help us fulfill our mission to provide hands-on education, mentoring, health awareness and community service to maximize the potential of youth.

If interested please complete our volunteer application below and we will contact you to schedule an interview and an orientation. For the safety of our youth, all volunteers undergo a complete background check.

If you have any questions about the volunteer process, please contact our Volunteer Team at volunteer@ffscinc.org.



Second Chances Leadership Program was designed to build and develop the self-confidence, life and leadership skills of youth through interactive learning, in-class discussions, presentations, panels, workshops, and exploratory field-trips.

Second Chances Mentoring Program

Second Chances Mentoring Program (SCMP) builds long-lasting, caring relationships between youth and mentors, fostering each youth’s individual growth and potential. SCMP helps to empower youth in our community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their potential.

FFSC Scholarship Fund

Second Chances Scholarship Fund was created to help support our alumni students previously enrolled in our Second Chances Leadership Program. 90% of our Leadership students decided to pursue higher education. The Second Chances Family believes it is important to support our students even after they have graduated from the program because life after high school can be a difficult journey for students. We want our students to know we are here to help and we appreciate all their hard work over the years.


Community Service

Second Chances Community Service Program (SCCSP) guides students, youth, families, schools, communities and partners to develop, plan, carry out, and evaluate projects that improve the quality of life in their communities.

SCCSP helps youth build skills for family, career, and community roles; provides youth-centered learning experiences and encourages youth to develop the positive character traits of trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring, and citizenship. Through SCCSP youth become an active part of the diverse Los Angeles community.


FFSC Volunteers

Each year, over 150 volunteers donate their time to Foundation for Second Chances and we are very grateful to every one of our volunteers. Collectively, volunteers log more than 2,500 hours each year as they enrich their lives and the lives of the youth, families and communities that we serve.

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