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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!

ON-SITE Volunteering:  Volunteers Needed to Wrap Presents

ON-SITE Volunteering: Volunteers Needed to Wrap Presents for Motel Kids Holiday Party! Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, in Orange County, the Christmas Holidays will look different this year. However, the NEED is greater than ever. Help us give children from low-income families, living in motels, some Christmas Cheer! On December 19th we will be holding our Motel Kids Christmas party. This may be the only opportunity for presents and treats for these children. Presents aren’t presents until they are wrapped! Join us to help wrap all the wonderful gifts for the children we serve. Various times available at our donation center in Garden Grove. Please Bring scissors. Donations of Gift Wrap and tape are always appreciated! 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. https://www.grandmashouseofhope.org/

Garden Grove, CA

12/4/20 10:00 AM + more

ON-SITE Volunteering – GHH HopeWorks! Holiday Party

In-Person Volunteering – GHH HopeWorks! Holiday Party Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, in Orange County, the Holidays will look different this year. However, the NEED is greater than ever. Help us give children and low-income families, some Holiday Cheer! On December 17th we will be holding our HopeWorks! Holiday Party at Cherry Orchard. This may be the only opportunity for presents and treats for these children. VOLUNTEERS: We need volunteers to help 1) Work in the Kitchen, 2) Prepare Gifts for handing out and 3) Be our distribution Elves. The “Party” is being designed with COVID-19 in mind and maintaining Social Distance with all participants. Volunteer assignments will be given out at volunteer check-in. Please be flexible. Volunteers will also be needed to help guide the families to insure COVID-19 protocols are being followed. SHIFTS: All volunteers are to check-in ay 5:00 pm – Shift Ends around 8:30 pm. - Volunteer Liability Forms are required to be signed at check-in. 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. https://www.grandmashouseofhope.org/

Anaheim, CA

12/17/20 5:00 PM

VIRTUAL - Give Dignity, Joy, and Hope to homeless youth this holiday season!

Project Hope Alliance invites you to give the gifts of Dignity, Joy, and Hope to youth experiencing homelessness in Orange County this Holiday season. Host a toy drive, shop safely from home, make stockings #forthekids and more! There are many ways to get involved. Learn more at projecthopealliance.org/holidays

Costa Mesa, CA

Through 12/15/20

ON-SITE - Red Cross Blood Drive Volunteer (North Orange County)

What is a Blood Donor Ambassador (aka Blood Drive volunteer)? Help provide professional customer service in a medical setting to make blood donors feel inspired to return. 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. *Volunteers will have access to an online calendar and can schedule themselves for the shifts and locations of choice. Responsibilities: * Greet blood donors and help donors check-in using our tablets or laptops * Engage and socialize with blood donors to inspire future blood donations * Help answer FAQ about blood donations * Manage donor flow at temperature 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 do-nations if deferred. * Manage the hospitality experience by offering refreshments to donors, thanking them for their contribution, and alerting staff immediately if a donor shows signs of feeling unwell Minimum requirements: * Able to commit to 6 months *Two 4 or/and 6 hour shifts per month *Blood drive Locations available in all Orange County cities * Professional, clear and diplomatic communication skills * Punctual and dependable in arriving for shift * Reliable transportation *Important information* Volunteer time shifts are broken down into THESE 4 hour and 6 hour time frames: 7 AM - 11 AM 1 PM - 7 PM 2 PM- 6 PM 11:30 AM - 3:30 PM 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Fullerton, CA

Through 4/30/21