The concept of the Do Good Bus is simple: You sign up, you get on the bus, and you have no idea where you're going. Founded in August 2010 by Rebecca Pontius, the Do Good Bus has taken trusting volunteers to work with organizations including MEND Poverty, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Social Justice Learning Institute and Enrich L.A. The organizers don't go so far as to drape a black bag over your head and drive you around in circles, but you never know where you'll wind up, and that's the magic. No matter where the road takes you, you're pretty much guaranteed to feel good afterward, and that's not just because the last stop might be a bar. Have a drink. You deserve it. —Keith Plocek

LA Weekly