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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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Become a Mentor Today!

Operation Jump Start (OJS) is a nonprofit organization that has served the Long Beach community for 25 years. Our mission is to help low resourced, high potential first generation students get in, stay in, and graduate from a four year college. We do this by providing academic support, mentoring, and exposure to a broader world. Our mentors are a vital component of our program by enriching the lives of our deserving 8th-10th grade youth through first-time experiences beyond the students' reach. Mentors are college graduates over the age of 24 who are available to spend 4-6 hours a month with their matched student and are willing to commit 1-3 years to guiding and coaching their student. This commitment can satisfied by attending OJS events, making phone calls, and/or communicating via text and email. This mentorship provides our young people with guidance and assistance to help them achieve their educational, social and personal goals. If you are eager to start please fill out a mentor application online. You can find the application at www.operationjumpstart.org or simply click here to access the application directly.

Long Beach, CA

Through12/31/19

Volunteer at Big Oak Canyon (FST)

Earthroots is developing a 200-year plan for restoring and stewarding Big Oak Canyon. Volunteers are invited to assist with these efforts. All levels of experience welcome. All ages are welcome. Ages 12 and under require adult supervision. Ages 12-18 need an adult signature on the release form. *Driving directions to the property will be emailed upon RSVP at least one week before the event* Volunteer Day Tasks may include: 1) clearing non-native plants, trees, and grasses from our 39-acre property 2) restoring a seasonal wetland habitat 3) tending the orchard 4) litter removal 5) counting animal/plant species 6) meeting new friends 7) enjoy spending time in nature 8) physical outdoor labor 9) painting a shade structure and signs Organizations and groups interested in private volunteer opportunities, please send an inquiry to us. Where: Driving directions will be emailed after Signing Up. What to Bring – gloves (or use ours!) – towel, plastic bag (for your dirty clothes) & clean clothes to change into after work, optional – bandana – water – snacks/lunch What to wear – close-toed shoes – long pants – long-sleeved shirt – hat NOTE: – There is poison oak on-site growing in some of the areas between the plants where we will be working. Everyone will learn to identify this plant before volunteering. For those brave enough to work near this incredible plant, you may want to wash before heading home. – Ticks are found at Big Oak Canyon seasonally. The California Department of Public Health offers valuable information on all things ticks, including prevention, remove and treatment. – Weeding grassy habitat may startle snakes and other small animals. Close-toed shoes, gloves, and pants are required if you will be weeding. – Children must be accompanied by their parents or responsible adult at all times while on-site. – Each participant MUST print, fill out a Release Form, and bring it to the event: http://earthrootsfieldschool.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Volunteer-Waiver-2019.pdf

Silverado, CA

12/7/19 9:00 AM + more

Test OR Super Quiz Proctor (2020 Orange County Academic Decathlon Day 2)

Come Celebrate 52 years of academic excellence with the Orange County Academic Decathlon! You can help the Orange County Academic Decathlon (OCAD) make a difference! Each year OCAD relies on the kindness of community members volunteering their time and talent to impact student lives by leading a classroom during its competition testing or supervising a team of students during the Super Quiz Relay event. With One Day of Service you help to create the space for our students to think critically through the subjects of art, economics, literature, math, music, science, and social science; and to create a testing environment that will help our students thrive. You make a difference in helping OCAD achieve its mission to inspire academic excellence and build 21st century skills that prepare our students for college, career, and beyond. Serving our students as a test proctor or Super Quiz proctor will be impactful, rewarding, and simple to achieve! If you enjoy working with young people, register as a test proctor and commit to One Day of Service with OCAD in 2020! More information can be found at: http://www.ocde.us/Decathlon/Pages/Volunteer-Information.aspx Classroom Test Proctor Time Commitment: 8:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Super Quiz Proctor Time Commitment: 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. If you are interested in being part of this spirited and rigorous event competition, please register above! Note: Volunteers should be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate. Parents who volunteer will not be placed in the same area as their child. Registered volunteers will be emailed an information packet and map two weeks prior to the event. It is very important that all volunteers arrive promptly on competition day. If a volunteer becomes unavailable, it is critical that the Project Liaison be contacted prior to the competition day to avoid incomplete judging teams. A missing volunteer can delay the start of the competition for our students.

Westminster, CA

2/1/20 8:00 AM + more

A Day Of Kindness 2019: Human Connections and Music on the Beach

Turn off cell phones and make a human connection! Please join us, make eye contact and get connected with strangers... but there are no strangers if you consider that we are all one. ❤️ Knee to knee, hand in hand, maintaining eye contact we start off by saying: "I am the other you and I love you just the same". Then you can talk, meditate or just maintain eye contact. "Take what you need and Pay it Forward" on our brand new Kindness Wall!! We want lots of volunteers that offer: "Eye Contact", "Free Hugs", "Sit with Me", "Meditate with Me", "Dance with Me"... There will be uplifting music, featuring Ava August (the youngest contestant on Voice), Courage To Be Kind awards and speakers all day long ending with a Kindness Meditation at sunset: 4:52p.m. We will have our vigils of children who have died by suicide due to bullying and we will send them a prayer. With our unity, love and kindness we let them know that we won't let their death be in vain and we are here, unified in kindness, to rise up to bullying. This year our event will be in collaboration with the City of Laguna Beach to celebrate 2019 World Kindness Day. Step One: Please choose 1 shift: 9:00 a.m-1:30noon. This shift includes set up beginning at 9:00 am sharp. 1:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. This shift includes break down ending by 6:00 pm. Or Stay all day!! Step Two: Please choose one volunteer role: Kindness Team Leader Manages the roles and rotation of the Ambassadors and fills in where/when necessary. Makes sure breaks are taken, and hydration happens. Trouble shoots, problem solves, and celebrates successes! Kindness Ambassadors will be assigned to and/or rotating through the following roles: #MakeAHumanConnectionChallenge - Inviting people to participate in "Eye Contact", "Free Hugs", "Sit with Me", “Meditate with Me", experiences. Read to children, give them bracelets, help them color our coloring books and keep them away from Vigils. Encourage them to sit with another child and experience the #MakeAHumanConnectionChallenge Operate the Kindness Wall by encourage people to Take One and Pay One Forward by writing a kind message on a sticky note. Use the banners and signs of love and kindness to create attention. Take donations and give donors a World Kindness Card and charms. Invite people to the participate in the Kindness Meditation at 4:45. Participate in sing-a-longs (optional) Also, we are seeking 2-4 strong volunteers who can help us pickup materials from our storage in Irvine and load our truck on Friday and return them the day after the event. Wish List: Help support our mission at Ability Awareness Project. Your donations will directly fund our mission to build a united interconnected world free of bullying and are tax deductible through our fiscal sponsorship with OneOC. https://kindandsafeschools.org/support-our-cause

Laguna Beach, CA

11/9/19 9:00 AM