Assisteens Auxiliary provides community volunteer opportunities for approximately 100 young people in grades 9 through 12. Its goals are to develop a sense of community responsibility, self-reliance, personal responsibility, poise, and public speaking and leadership skills.
Assisteens members provide over 4,000 hours of service to the Long Beach community each year. Backpacks are filled with toiletries for school children, and during the holidays Assisteens host an annual canned food drive for the Long Beach Food Bank. Blankets and dog treats are made and distributed to local animal shelters. Assisteens also volunteer at a local retirement community where they help the residents with computer skills, play games and paint fingernails. Assisteens work side-by-side with chapter members at the Thrift & Vintage Shop. Assisteens also participate in other fundraising events for the chapter such as the Holiday Pop-Up and CAMEO Fashion Show.
Members meet once a month on a Sunday afternoon at the Philanthropic Center. Several times a year, guest speakers are invited to present topics of interest. Social and fundraising events are held throughout the year. Senior Recognition, Summer Social, and Parent/Assisteens Game Night are just a few of our fun events. We encourage parent participation in all our programs.
Because of the number of programs and activities, there are many opportunities to develop leadership skills and receive training that will benefit members for a lifetime. The annual Assisteens Conference held each summer gives members an opportunity for additional training and the chance to meet other Assisteens from across the United States.
One Assisteens graduate says, “I was able to develop skills that would help me throughout high school, college, and eventually in law school.” Another says, “Assisteens taught me the importance of philanthropy and proved that it is and can always be a rewarding, fun time.”
For more information, please call Assistance League of Long Beach at (562) 627-5650 or email assisteens@ALLB.org.
Assisteens Governing Body
Officers and Chairs
Ms. Wendy Whelan
1st Auxiliary Vice Chair, Philanthropic
2nd Auxiliary Vice Chair, Membership
3rd Auxiliary Vice Chair, Self-Improvement
Auxiliary Assistant Treasurer
Public Relations Chair
Thrift & Vintage Shop Chair
Appointive Standing Committee Chairs
ALa Carte Chair
Operation School Bell®
Senior Recognition Event Chair
Senior Class Representative /
Adopt A Family Chair
Junior Class Representative /
Helping Hands Chair
Sophomore Class Representative /
Operation Cuddles Chair
Freshman Class Representative /
Operation Shoebox Chair
How To Join Assisteens
If you would like to join our enthusiastic Assisteens group or know someone who would like to join, please contact Assisteens Coordinator, Karen Sprague, at (562) 627-5650 or Assisteens@ALLB.org.
For more information about Assisteens:
- Assisteens Auxiliary Membership Application (PDF, Word)
- Assisteens Auxiliary Information
- Assisteens Auxiliary Service Responsibilities
- Assisteens Auxiliary Permission Form
If you are unable to reach Ms. Sprague, please contact our Assistance League of Long Beach chapter office.