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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!

Food Hero "Driver" Meal Delivery - South County

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. PICK UP food at a restaurant at 12pm, then deliver until about 2:30pm. No Contact Delivery - Safer during COVID times. Please sign up for a delivery date by 6pm (preferably 2 days in advance for logistics). For example, signup on Mon. 6pm for a Wed. noon shift. Sign-ups the day before will be notified on the morning of the delivery day if needed or in a "back-up driver status" which are needed due to last minute cancellations. Delivering with Dignity OC (DWD) is an emergency response to the healthcare and economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus and works to assist the most vulnerable and isolated individuals in OC. Through partnerships with locally-owned restaurants, leading nonprofit agencies, and private corporations, the program has "food hero" volunteers deliver meals directly to the doorsteps of residents, while keeping dozens of restaurant staff employed. ​Simultaneous to feeding those in need, DWD is supporting the economically devastated restaurant industry by providing supplemental revenue through the meal program. The beauty of the program is that the meals being delivered are balanced, nutritious meals prepared with tremendous heart from our partner restaurants. DWD is working with numerous non-profit partners to identify individual recipients who need the program based on “Triple Threat” criteria. "Food Heroes" or Volunteer delivery drivers pick up food packages from restaurants and deliver the food to individuals & families in need. We need you to help deliver meals! Please be prepared to commit to picking up the meals from the restaurants spanning across OC. Inputting your address into the OneOC site will help to match you to a restaurant near you. Food Heroes abide by strict health and social distancing guidelines and follow routes developed by a food delivery logistics technology from Copia called OnFleet (phone app). Deliver three days of dinner meals (at one time) directly to the doorsteps of the most vulnerable in our communities according to the “triple-threat” criteria. We have delivered over 25,000 meals in 10 weeks. This is possible through partnerships with locally-owned restaurants, non-profit community organizations, funders, private corporations, and an army of volunteers. Important Things to Know for Food Hero Volunteers (Drivers): Restaurant details will be sent the day before your volunteer shift. Must NOT be in the “at-risk” group as defined by CDC guidelines for COVID-19 Must be currently employed, on laid-off status or enrolled/recently graduated (Spring 2020) in an accredited college, if an issue, please email us. Must have a valid CA driver’s license & insurance We are not providing gas reimbursement. However, we are all incredibly grateful for your selflessness and humanity! We want to remind you that it is critically important for social distancing efforts throughout the process & must wear a mask and gloves Due to high demand, volunteer shifts are not guaranteed and you may be notified of back-up driver status . With rising summer temperatures, we want to make sure that food stays safe to eat! Your vehicle must be large enough to fit food bags in the car (not in the trunk or in the bed of a truck). Please also keep your air conditioning running at all times while making deliveries. Volunteer Waiver link: DWD Volunteer Waiver

Santa Ana, CA

4 spots available on 

1/19/21 12:00 PM + more

Food Bank Volunteering at Miracle Terrace Apartments (Anaheim)

Miracle Terrace is an affordable housing community for seniors. The property hosts an on site food bank to serve hundreds of our residents. We are looking for volunteers to help organize and distribute food items to the residents during this event. This opportunity may involve heavy lifting of food items. Jamboree Housing is a non-profit housing developer delivering high quality affordable housing and services. Our properties offer various services to our residents including after school, adult and senior programs. Make a difference in someone's life today! Volunteering is a great way to help Jamboree help others. Time donated by Jamboree volunteers furthers our mission to strengthen communities and transform lives. COVID-19 Guidelines: Jamboree’s top priority is to keep residents, volunteers, employees, and their families safe and healthy. Please be sure to bring and wear a face mask to your shift since supplies are limited. Make sure to take your temperature prior to coming to your shift. A fever is considered 100.4°F/38°C or higher. If you have a fever, are sick, or show signs of COVID-19, stay home and do not volunteer. Volunteers who are well but have been in the proximity of someone with COVID-19, or who is awaiting diagnosis may not volunteer.

Anaheim, CA

26 spots available on 

1/20/21 11:45 AM

Family Fur-st Drive Thru Pet Food Pantry Donations

The Story Behind the Pet Food Pantry: The original idea for a Pet Food Pantry came from a SCART member and a friend's desire to help the pet owners experiencing hardship due to job losses created by COVID shutdowns. The pantry will continue through 2021, to help those impacted by COVID in keeping their beloved pets at home. We also understand as the number of families needing assistance increases, receiving funds to purchase pet food and pet food donations may decrease over time. We rarely run out of dry dog food but, below is the list of items needed. If someone has a large donation, just let me know so we can make OCAC aware and have a SCART member there to receive the inventory. This event takes place every second Saturday of the month - next event is February 13th. When dropping off items, please specify items are for the Pet Food Pantry. HIGHEST NEED - Dry/wet cat & kitten food Wet dog food Wet/dry puppy food The All-Life Stages Pet food (Dog & Cat) is great for puppies, adult dogs, and senior dogs. The same type of All-Life Stages food is perfect for the kittens and cats. Rabbit food (Pellets/Timothy Hay), Small pocket pet food (hamsters, gerbils, mice, guinea pigs) Bird food (large and small)

Tustin, CA

 

Through 12/31/21

ON-SITE NEED - Food Sorting/Packing

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. Grandma’s House of Hope is committed to improving the quality of life for Orange County’s most vulnerable, underserved and socio-economically disadvantaged community members by providing housing, food and trauma-informed supportive services. GHH’s mission is to Empower the Invisible Populations of Orange County by targeting those who truly slip between the cracks of other programs, with a specific focus on serving those who are ineligible for or who have significant difficulty accessing other organizations’ services. We accomplish this through three core programs: GHH’s Rescued and Restored Housing Program, Nana’s Kidz program, and HopeWorks! Education and Enrichment Center program. More than 20 percent of children living in Orange County – roughly 153,490 kids – are living in households that are considered “food insecure.” 49% are eligible to receive free or reduced-price school meals. Many times, these children go to bed or to school hungry. Our Nana’s Kidz Food Distribution program helps lift that burden for 3,500 children each year. Due to COVID-19 Grandma's House of Hope is in need of volunteers to help pack food bags for our Nana's Kidz program. We urgently need volunteers to help pack food bags for our Nana's Kidz program. Now more than ever the children in our program are relying on us to help provide weekly meals to them. We have tripled the amount of food bags we are making in order to provide meals to the children. That is why we urgently need volunteers to help us! Hours are flexible! We will provide a mask and gloves if you do not have any!

Garden Grove, CA

3 spots available on 

2/3/21 10:00 AM + more