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Doing Good Together: Days of Service
Corp Volunteer Council
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Upcoming Events

 

Days of Service (DOS) are national volunteer days that unite individuals, families, service clubs, businesses, schools, and faith-based organizations in volunteerism throughout the year. Join us for one or more of our DOS events.

MLK Jr. Day of Service (January)

Community members can make their “day off” a “day on” by celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through meaningful service. OneOC will partner with multiple local nonprofits including Orange County United Way, offering volunteer opportunities that address critical community issues.

Earth Day (April)

Earth Day is celebrated around the world, and OneOC observes it with volunteer projects that focus on preserving and beautifying Orange County’s environments. Take an active role in preserving natural habitats and making Orange County a cleaner and greener place to live in.

9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance (September)

In observance of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, volunteers participate in projects that support our troops, veterans, and disaster preparedness, culminating with signature events that provide a community transformation.

Season of Giving (November - December)

Join us to celebrate a new Season of Giving including live service projects, nonprofit wish lists and a downloadable directory (easy-to-use resource guide) of volunteer opportunities throughout Orange County during the holiday season.

 
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The Giving Farm at Westminster High School

The Giving Farm is a farm-to-food bank program that works to promote student and community engagement in the California agricultural industry through the collaboration between, the OC Food Bank, Westminster High School Agriculture Sciences Program, Solutions for Urban Agriculture, and the OC Farm Bureau. The program expects to deliver over 200,000 pounds of produce annually for consumption by low-income communities. This enhances opportunities for students and volunteers to learn about urban agriculture and the connection to local food networks and also provides nutrition education about the importance of healthy eating and active lifestyles for at-risk youth. Come out to the farm and assist us with our seasonal activites! We are looking for volunteers to help with the planting of our cole crops for the winter season. If you are interested in volunteering, please express interest using the buttons below! You will then receive further information from our volunteer coordinator.

Westminster, CA

12/14/19 9:00 AM + more

Food Forest - Day of Service: Restore Our Grove! (SOG)

UPDATE 12/9/19: WE CURRENTLY HAVE 21 VOLUNTEER SPOTS AVAILABLE. PLEASE NOTE: participants will only receive volunteer service hours if they are registered on the OneOC website. Once the volunteer day is complete, we will submit attendance according to the check-in roster. Second Saturdays at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center's Living Classroom. Our organic garden and citrus orchard sustained damage in the Canyon Fire 2 in October 2017. It will take a village to restore our grove and transform it into a thriving permaculture Food Forest that meets human needs while protecting ecosystem health and maximizing biodiversity. Spend a few hours helping out at the Irvine Ranch Outdoor Education Center. We are in need of adults and youth ages 6 and up to help us restore the land. Projects include: removal of black mustard and other invasive species for our fire plan, work in the two acre permaculture Food Forest, Adventure Hill wood staining, spreading mulch, and much more. Come prepared to work from 9am-12pm and enjoy a complimentary lunch immediately after. Please wear long pants, boots or sturdy shoes with a hard sole, and bring a long sleeved shirt to protect from sun or for comfort while moving mulch. Bring a hat, sunglasses, suncreen, and a reusable water bottle to refill from our ice water coolers! If you have your own gloves, please bring those - we will have a limited number of pairs to loan for the day. Bring your family and friends to enjoy some time outdoors while giving back to the camp that gives so much to our youth. Click below to sign up! Looking forward to working with you!

Orange, CA

4/11/20 9:00 AM

Become an Early Literacy Tutor!

The Girls Inc. Literacy Lab program highlights best practices and strategies to ensure girls in grades Kindergarten through 3rd Grade are reading at grade-level competency. Volunteers work with small groups during weekly sessions to help improve the reading scores of each participant. Volunteers are able to: Build positive and nurturing relationships with elementary girls Assist program staff in the development of activities Assist with the facilitation of literacy-based activities Work with program staff to implement the evaluation process Provide ongoing communication with program staff Volunteers can gain experience in: Working and interacting with a youth population Assisting with program development Exposure to a specific target population Gender-specific programming Opportunity for personal growth and creativity Evaluations and assessments Promoting diverse learning experiences program facilitation The program is held Monday-Thursday from 2-6:00 pm at four elementary schools in Costa Mesa. Training is available for all volunteers.

Costa Mesa, CA

Through5/1/20

Adopt a Program Participant at Grandma's House of Hope

Be a Holiday ELF! We seek individuals or community/civic/faith groups to provide holiday gifts for the adult women and men living in our emergency and transitional housing program who are experiencing homelessness. These hard working individuals who are determined to change the course of their lives would be so blessed by your pampering, love and hope this HOLIDAY season. We need 175 gift bags to be filled with something WARM, something YUMMY and something PERSONAL for each adoptee person. Items typically include blankets, pajamas and bathrobes for something warm; candy, cookies etc. for something yummy and a personal item valued at approx $25. You will be provided with a first name age and wish list for each person you adopt. Please deliver to our Santa Ana office weekdays from 9 AM- 5PM by December 11! Items (like blankets, socks, candy) can be bought in bulk as well.

Santa Ana, CA

12/11/19 9:00 AM