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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!

Holiday Beach Cleanup

Get out of the house this holiday season with your family and help the environment. We will be cleaning up the beach to celebrate and we need your help. We will provide trash pickers and bags. Please bring a resuable water bottle, sunglasses, closed toed shoes, and sun screen. You can also bring gloves if you wish. If you have old grocery bags, using them to collect trash for this cleanup is a great way to upcycle them. Data derived from the Ocean Conservancy demonstrated that approximately 3,216,991 cigarettes or cigarette butts were collected from beaches and inland waterways all over the world in 2009. Cigarette butts have a devastating effect on our ocean's ecosystem and marine life who mistake them for food items. Help us remove cigarette butts, plastic straws, and more from reaching our ocean by participating in a beach cleanup. You can join one of our public beach cleanups or book a private beach cleanup for your family or group. We can accommodate cleanup groups as large as 30 people. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. Wish List: Donations to help Ocean Institute carry out our mission during these tough times. https://oceaninstitute.org/give/

Dana Point, CA

12/19/20 10:30 AM

Thankful for Our Ocean Beach Cleanup

At Ocean Institute we are thankful for our wonderful ocean! Join us in celebrating the ocean by helping to keep it clean. We will provide trash pickers and bags. Please bring a reusable water bottle, sun screen, sun glasses, and closed toed shoes. Data derived from the Ocean Conservancy demonstrated that approximately 3,216,991 cigarettes or cigarette butts were collected from beaches and inland waterways all over the world in 2009. Cigarette butts have a devastating effect on our ocean's ecosystem and marine life who mistake them for food items. Help us remove cigarette butts, plastic straws, and more from reaching our ocean by participating in a beach cleanup. You can join one of our public beach cleanups or book a private beach cleanup for your family or group. We can accommodate cleanup groups as large as 30 people. All minors must be accompanied by an adult. Wish List: Donations are greatly appreciated and help us to carry out our mission. https://oceaninstitute.org/give/

Dana Point, CA

11/21/20 10:30 AM

URGENT 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

10/21/20 1:00 AM + more

Christmas Stockings for Homeless Shelter Residents

Pleae help make spirits bright this holiday season! The Salvation Army Orange County needs assistance filling stockings for our 325 residents at the Anaheim Emergency Shelter. There is a specific list of gender neutral items needed with a value of $15. The list is specific in order to be fair to all residents and so that items fit into our purchased stockings. If you, or your group, are interested in participating, please contact me with any questions. The stocking stuffers need to be dropped off at the Anaheim Emergency Shelter NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4TH. 1 $5 gift card from Starbucks, McDonalds, 7-11, Burger King or Del Taco Plus; The following items from either a Dollar Tree, 99 Cent Store, Dollar General, etc. Ear Buds, 2 boxes of Candy movie size, gel pen, hairbrush or comb, lotion, journal or date book, small word search or scramble book, water bottle and deck of cards. Please focus on smaller sizes as all 11 eleven items must fit into one 17" stocking.

Anaheim, CA

Through 12/4/20