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Doing Good Together: Days of Service
Corp Volunteer Council
Use your professional skills to make a difference

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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We Need You Here!

VIRTUAL Medicare Counselors Needed Now!

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Orange County Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) has been activated to support immediate volunteer needs, including hands-on and virtual opportunities during this disaster. Orange County’s Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is looking for qualified candidates to become volunteer HICAP counselors. These counselors are trained and state-registered to provide FREE, unbiased Medicare related information and assistance. Looking for a volunteer position that’ll allow you to make a difference in your community? Are you a lifelong learner? This is the opportunity for you! HICAP Counselors help people understand their Medicare benefits and assist them in identifying coverage options that best meet their needs. HICAP Counselors do not sell or endorse insurance products. Interested in this important volunteer opportunity? Please contact Heather Orey below or click "Express Interest" for more information. Bilingual counselors urgently needed, especially individuals speaking English and: Spanish, Farsi, Korean, Japanese and Tagalog. HICAP is a program of Council on Aging – Southern California.

Irvine, CA

Through 12/31/20

Food Distribution (ALISO VIEJO)

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Orange County Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) has been activated to support immediate volunteer needs, including hands-on and virtual opportunities during this disaster. The mission of LifeSTEPS is to provide effective educational and supportive services to maximize the strengths of individuals and build resilient communities. Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please "EXPRESS INTEREST" below for more information. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Aliso Viejo, CA

5/29/20 9:00 AM + more

Food Distribution (SANTA ANA)

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Orange County Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) has been activated to support immediate volunteer needs, including hands-on and virtual opportunities during this disaster. The mission of LifeSTEPS is to provide effective educational and supportive services to maximize the strengths of individuals and build resilient communities. Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the COVID-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please "Express Interest" below for more information. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Santa Ana, CA

6/15/20 1:00 PM + more

URGENT Red Cross Blood Donor Screener

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the Orange County Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) has been activated to support immediate volunteer needs, including hands-on and virtual opportunities during this disaster. Do you like helping people and saving lives? As a Donor Screener Temp-taking screening help provide professional customer service in a medical setting to make blood donors feel inspired to return. Bring your welcoming smile to help save lives--support the American Red Cross blood program as a Donor Screener! Provide excellent and enthusiastic customer service to enhance the blood donor experience, executing donor temperature screening on potential donors prior to their entry into the blood drive. Blood drives are held throughout Orange County. Volunteer hours accumulated can be used to satisfy applicable class prerequisites, strengthen your skills, learn new skills, or potentially lead to a recommendation letter resource. Key Responsibilities: This position and Temp-taking screening station is part of additional screening the American Red Cross has implemented in the interest of the safety of the blood supply, recipients, other donors, staff, volunteers, and general public health regarding COVID-2019 outbreaks. Greet donors and model excellent customer service behaviors. Manage donor flow at temp taking the station to ensure only donors passing temp screen are permitted access. Explain the purpose of temperature screen to donors and ensure they understand the reason for deferral if applicable. Direct donor to next step of donation or options for future donations if deferred. Blood Donor Screeners will: Use the following supplies -thermometer and probe covers, if applicable -trash basket -gloves -hand sanitizer -Sani-cloths or Cavi-cide Wear gloves at all times and change them between each donor. Use a new probe cover on an electronic thermometer or a new disposable thermometer for each donor. Will not repeat temperatures for any reason. Will insert the thermometer into the donor's mouth, hold the probe, read the temperature, and discard the probe cover or the disposable thermometer. Check to see if the donor's temperature is acceptable. Advise the donor if above 99.5 degrees F to defer from donating on the current day. Will clean the electronic thermometer, probe, and probe wiring between each person with Sani-cloth or Cavi-cide. Minimum requirements: * Two 4 or 6-hour shifts per month *Must live in Orange County * Professional, clear and diplomatic communication skills * Punctual and dependable in arriving for shift * Reliable transportation If interested in volunteering, please click "Express Interest" below and you will be contacted with next steps.

Through 9/1/20