Los Altos United Methodist Church is hosting a series of Community Dinners as part of a larger effort to reimagine how our tables - the actual ones in our homes and the figurative ones in our hearts - might get bigger, so that more people are included in the compassion that is offered there.
September 29, 2018 | 655 Magdalena Ave. Los Altos CA
Join hundreds of volunteers interested in family focused service activities geared for all ages and abilities. Choose from a variety of opportunities including packing fire relief kits for our neighbors in Northern California, Habitat for Humanity Play House construction, Rise Against Hunger meal packing, Sole Hope shoe cutting and many more. These projects fill up fast so sign up today! View the full Compassion Week schedule of find other family friendly projects throughout the week.
Registration Begins August 25
View the project list and register for one or more Compassion Week Projects. There are opportunities to serve every day throughout September 24 - 30. All are welcome, any age, any ability!
Take home projects
Find a take home project perfect for individuals, scout troops, neighborhood gatherings and more.
Make a Donation
Volunteers are not asked to pay for any expenses associated with the project they are participating in. Thank you for considering to support the Compassion Week Fund.
Los Altos United Methodist Church
Compassion Week is funded by the Advent Generosity Christmas offering at LAUMC. Compassion Week participation is open to ANYONE in the community who would enjoy serving. To learn more about LAUMC visit
Last year, over 80 projects were completed on the LAUMC campus and throughout the area providing a wide variety of different projects for everyone regardless of age or ability. The participants came together to focus on specific concerns around hunger, homelessness, education, environment, veterans, immigration, and more.
Volunteers during compassion week
In 2017 over 2,200 volunteers made an impact in the immediate area and the world and also made new friends while doing so!
Thousand Hours Served
In one week, over 48,000 hours of labor were spent by the volunteers in shifts ranging from 1-3 hours.
Years Serving The surrounding area
Now is the time to get involved with Compassion Week and be a part of the broader community.