Volunteer Opportunities

  • ACT For Compassion
     
    When you volunteer at ACT For Compassion, you make a real and lasting impact in the world by helping us serve kids around the world more effectively! There’s so much you can do, using your specific skills, interests and abilities.
     
    - Compassion has special dates For Registration
    - They take a limited number of students after Certain Tests in terms of the Volunteer’s Ability
    - Registration dates are late August and early February.

     
    Arthritis Foundation Logo
     
     
    The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available. Please contact your local Arthritis Foundation office to learn more.

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of America  
     
    Being a Big Brother or Big Sister is one of the most enjoyable things you’ll ever do. Not to mention, one of the most fulfilling. You have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve. And the best part is, it’s actually a lot of fun. You and your Little can share the kinds of activities you already like to do.
     
    Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your Little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

     
     
    ChickTech focuses on empowering and encouraging both girls and women to make them feel they can go into the technology field whether it is through engineering, business, project management, technical communications, or all sorts of other ways to be in technology! We are committed to connecting them to a supportive community full of volunteers, companies, and other allies to support our cause.

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    "There is no greater reward than being able to help a sick child. The volunteers at CHOC Children's generously donate their time to help us provide the very best pediatric services in Orange County. For more than 40 years, the volunteer programs at CHOC and CHOC at Mission have provided vital assistance to all hospital departments. In Fall 2011, we were voted “The Best Place to Volunteer" by the Orange County Register"


    http://www.coasttocoastfoundation.org/about-us.html

    Our mission promise is to provide services that continually make a difference in the homeless community while bridging the gap in support for homeless children to succeed in school


     
    Dayle Mcintosh Center
     
    Who We Are: Dayle McIntosh Disability Resource Centers is California’s leading Independent Living Center. Our namesake and inspiration, the late Ms. Dayle McIntosh, was a person with quadriplegia. She only had use of her fingers and thumbs, yet she lived independently, held a job and volunteered her time to help others. Since we opened our doors in 1977, we have provided people with disabilities —of all ages and from all walks of life—with the knowledge, support, skills and tools to live richer, fuller and more independent lives.
     
    What We Do: Very simply we help people with disabilities live independently and succeed in every area they desire. Dayle McIntosh Disability Resource Centers is not a residential program, but a consumer-driven organization that provides a broad menu of on-site and remote services. 

    Discovery Science Foundation

     https://www.discoverycube.org/volunteer/

    Volunteers Wanted!

    As a non-profit organization, Discovery Science Foundation relies on volunteer support to inspire future scientists and engineers. Volunteers provide person-to-person interaction with our guests in order to promote education through our exhibits. If you are over the age of 15 and would like to make an impact on your community, you have found the right place to volunteer.

     Friends & Helper
     

    Friends & Helpers was created to support the families within our local shelters. We support our centers throughout the entire year. Our community outreach includes our Back to School and Adopt A Family Holiday Program. We assemble school supplies, snack bags, hygiene items and holiday gifts as a way to provide the families with items we often take for granted and they desperately need all year round. This is made possible by your donations, volunteer hours and company sponsorships.


     

    http://www.girlsinc-oc.org/volunteers/

    Volunteers play a key role at Girls Inc. of Orange County by making it possible to deliver our programs and resources to girls we serve. With the support of people like you, we become that much closer to achieving our organization’s mission. Join us today!
     
    As a Girls Inc. of OC volunteer, you are able to:
    • Build positive and nurturing relationships with Girls Inc. participants
    • Support program staff in the development of activities
    • Assist with the facilitation of curricula and program activities
    • Provide ongoing communication with program staff
    During your volunteer service, you may gain experience in:
    • Assisting with program development
    • Working with a specific target youth population
    • Providing gender specific programming
    • Opportunity for personal growth and creativity
    • Promoting diverse learning experiences program facilitation

    Horses
    http://www.hanaeleh.org/  (Non-Profit Horse Rescue) 
     
    Hanaeleh is a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of horses. We rescue horses that would otherwise be sold to slaughterhouses, provide temporary foster care, promote horse advocacy, and manage a social network for all who share an interest in horses.

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    http://www.lhcm.org/410/Volunteer-Internships
     
    The Children's Museum is looking for fun-loving and dedicated volunteers who want to share their time and talents by joining our growing team of amazing high energy volunteers! Along with having fun and giving back to the community, there are many other perks to volunteering at The Children's Museum at La Habra.

    Leukemia Lymphoma Soceity
    http://www.schoolandyouth.org

    In its 16th year, School & Youth Programs have given students the opportunity to help raise awareness and funds in honor of local patients battling a blood cancer like leukemia. By collecting spare change, kids involved with School & Youth Programs, have raised more than $211 million for research and patient services.

    Med Life
     
    MEDLIFE seeks to empower students to make a difference. MEDLIFE volunteers work closely with our Latin American staff and professionals on Service Learning Trips, and our MEDLIFE chapters provide essential fundraising for the MEDLIFE Project Fund.

      
     Family Promise of Orange County
     
    The mission of Family Promise of Orange County is to help homeless families achieve housing stability by providing short term shelter, meals, case-management and hospitality.
     
    Our Vision:We believe that no child should have to sleep in a car, in a park, or under a bridge, and that every family deserves a chance to be whole and have a roof over their head once again.

    Our Goal:To provide each family in our care individualized and holistic support that enables them to return to full independence and self-sufficiency. 


     

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    ONE OC
    http://www.oneoc.org/
     
    Founded in 1958, OneOC has a 50-year track record of encouraging people to become personally involved in making our community a good and welcoming place to live, work, and raise a family. Since our early beginnings, we have developed ways for people to best use their valuable time and talent to help others. Formerly called the Newport Bureau of Volunteerism, growing to Volunteer Center Orange County, we were the very first community service project of the Junior League of Orange County.
     
    Today, we have grown and matured into the fifth-largest and most comprehensive of the 250 volunteer centers nationwide. We also enjoy a partnership with Points of Light Institute, HandsOn Network and California Volunteers.

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    http://ocfoodbank.org/
      Helping People. Changing Lives.

    CAPOC changes peoples lives, embodies the spirit of hope, improves communities and makes America a better place to live.  The agency cares about the entire community, and is dedicated to helping people help themselves and each other.

     OC Court
     
    Mock Trial is an innovative, engaging and often life-changing civic education program that combines performance-based, law-related education with tournament-style, academic competition. High school students, working in teams under the guidance of volunteer attorney coaches and teachers, analyze the facts of a hypothetical criminal court case, prepare trial strategy and enact every role in the trial proceedings, either as members of the prosecution or defense. The teams present their cases in real courtrooms before sitting judges and are scored by volunteer attorneys. Over 750 high school students from 35 local high schools annually participate in the Mock Trial program that also includes courtroom art and journalism contests.
     
    Volunteer at the Library - Teens can help at the library by shelving books, preparing crafts for children’s programs and story times, assisting with the summer reading program, or even teaching computer skills, among other opportunities.  Ask at your local branch for an application and additional details.
     
     
     
    Orange County Coastkeeper
     

    Our Mission

    All people have the inalienable right to clean water. Coastkeeper promotes and restores water resources that are Drinkable, Fishable, Swimmable, and Sustainable.
     
    Orange County Coastkeeper (Coastkeeper) is a nonprofit clean water organization that serves as a proactive steward of our fresh- and saltwater ecosystems.
     
    We work collaboratively with diverse groups in the public and private sectors to achieve healthy, accessible, and sustainable water resources for the region. We implement innovative, effective programs in education, advocacy, restoration, research, enforcement, and conservation.

    Rancho Los Cerritos
     
     
    Rancho Los Cerritos is a historic site and nonprofit that offers public programming throughout the year. Volunteers would be able to get experience working in historical research, hospitality, and education. They would also have a leg up when applying for the internships that we offer throughout the year.

     
     
     
    School on Wheels
     
     
    School on Wheels, Inc. is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1993 by Agnes Stevens, a retired teacher. After reading Jonathan Kozol’s Rachel and her Children, Agnes realized the extent of homelessness in the USA. She began tutoring homeless kids in a park in Santa Monica, encouraging them to stay in school and participate in school activities.


    http://www.solardecathlon.gov/

    The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 would not be possiblewithout the time and commitment of hundreds of volunteers. Their worksupports and celebrates the remarkable student teams that bring theirsolar-powered houses and passion to the Solar Decathlon.


    St. Jude Medical Center
    http://www.stjudemedicalcenter.org/St-Jude-Memorial-Foundation/Volunteering.aspx

     
    If you are in high school or are enrolled in college, please inquire about our student volunteer program. Student shifts begin at 4 p.m. Monday - Friday, and as early as 7 a.m. on the weekends. The minimum age requirement to volunteer is 15 years old and you must be at least a sophomore in high school.
     
    We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the next generation, especially the underserved population, by bringing them fun hands-on S.T.E.M. activities. Various summer and year-round volunteer opportunities are open. Depending on your position, you may volunteer from your own home, or travel around to various locations around LA and Orange County. Great leadership and advancement opportunities are available! Please visit our website for more details.

    touch a life foundation
    https://www.touchalife.org/talscout/
     
    Touch-A-Life Foundation (TAL) is a team of dedicated individuals with a passion for kindness. Originally founded by high school students, one of the pillars of TAL is youth engagement in charity and philanthropy. The TALScout program works with students, tailoring each program to their passions and providing an outlet for youth involvement.


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    http://www.ucirvinehealth.org/volunteer/

    The diverse group of volunteers at UC Irvine Health includes professionals, retirees and other community members, as well as college and high school students. Each volunteer’s dedication to serving the needs of our patients, their families and our clinical staff strengthens UC Irvine Medical Center in our mission to provide the highest quality patient care.

    Volunteering is an opportunity to give back to the community by using your current skills or gaining new ones in areas that interest you. Volunteer opportunities are assigned based on the needs of the medical center and the interests of each voluntee


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    Virtual volunterring
     
    Students Can Learn Strengths by Volunteering Virtually. Volunteering virtually helps you develop strengths by doing. There are online volunteer opportunities for middle school, high school, and college students to do now. Demonstrate to yourself and future colleges and employers that you can not only survive, but help yourself and others survive in a crisis.

    Volunteer

     
    VolunteerMatch is the most effective way to recruit highly qualified volunteers for your nonprofit. We match you with people who are passionate about and committed to your cause, and who can help when and where you need them.