September 24 - 30, 2018

Serve with us!

Compassion Week

September 30 - October 6, 2019

All Ages - All Abilities - All Are Invited!


Serve With Us!

With over 50 projects to choose from the week of September 30th - October 6th, you are sure to find an opportunity that is just right for you, your family or friends. Volunteer in Los Altos or the surrounding community for an hour or more. You will also find projects that you can take home.


Community Dinners

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.


Family Saturday!

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.


2017 Summary


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.