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Our Nonprofit partners

We work with nonprofit organizations across the country that offer opportunities for kids ages 5 - 14.
Our key communities are Greater Boston, Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Florida, and Northern Virginia. 

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Animals have a special place in our hearts. Just like people and our planet, they need help, too.



Just like you go to checkups to stay healthy, our planet needs to be taken care of, too.



Everyone deserves equal rights and equitable opportunities.

Marslaidh Ryan , Aquarium Director
1444 9th Street
Santa Monica, CA 90401


Heal the Bay is an environmental nonprofit dedicated to making the coastal waters and watersheds of Greater Los Angeles safe, healthy, and clean. To fulfill our mission, we use science, education, community action, and advocacy.

Heal the Bay is most known for beach cleanups. Every third Saturday of the month we host an all-ages, public beach cleanup called Nothin' But Sand at various L.A. County beaches. Our staff scientists, policy analysts, community organizers, and educators are experts in their field, working on reducing water pollution, protecting fragile coastal and watershed habitats, and improving water infrastructure throughout Greater Los Angeles. We are greatly supported by our volunteers, and are deeply grateful to them. Visit to learn more about volunteer opportunities, and our Heal the Bay Aquarium located underneath the Santa Monica Pier.

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Service Opportunities

Not interested or able to attend our beach cleanups but want to help Heal the Bay protect our beaches and the marine animals that live in our ocean waters? Maybe you are a rockstar at raising ...
Every Tuesday at 11am PDT, we're going Live from
Help pick up litter and trash while having a fun day at the beach! Heal the Bay's Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanups are a great way to complete community service hours, have fun with your friends ...
3 - 4+ hrs
Volunteer while staying safe and practicing physical distancing through Heal the Bay’s Adopt a Beach program. Commit to three cleanups in one year at your ...

Educational Activities

Create the Change® partners with nonprofit organizations that we believe offer age-appropriate service opportunities for youth and families. All of our partners sign a collaboration agreement promising to provide age-appropriate activities in a safe environment. 


Create the Change® does not run, host, or facilitate the service opportunities seen here, nor are we responsible in any way for the management (financial or otherwise) of the organizations we feature.


Always be sure to do your own research on the nonprofit organization and service opportunities available to make sure it's a good fit for you before getting started. You may find the organization's contact information on their profiles. 


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