Doing Good Together: Days of Service
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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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URGENT NEED - Red Cross Disaster Shelter Volunteer

What is a Disaster Shelter Service Volunteer? We are currently in need of volunteers able to respond to sheltering needs due to the current hurricane/wildfire season during COVID-19 and following COVID-19 safety guidelines. Responsibilities: Following worker safety procedures for working in a COVID-19 environment Support the day-to-day activities within a shelter which may include working in reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, or other areas within a shelter. Embodying the fundamental principles of the American Red Cross in their work with clients, disaster responders and partners Help disaster clients staying in the shelter Providing excellent client service and support the daily maintenance of the shelter operation at the direction of the assigned Shelter Supervisor Using our online calendar during the disaster event to report availability and schedule shelter shifts Requirements: Must be 18+ years of age Access to internet connectivity to take mandatory training and sign up for volunteer shifts Proficient in English (able to read/write and follow verbal/written communication) Willing and able to volunteer in person in a COVID -19 disaster shelter before, during and/or after a disaster event Availability to sign up for shifts on consecutive days (shifts may be 4, 8 or 12 hours long) Complete 3 hours of virtual self-paced training required for position Ability to build appropriate and effective relationships with co-workers and shelter residents. Ability to support and correct performance, manage conflict and ask for help early on so that workflow and service delivery does not impact shelter residents or the shelter community. Lift / carry 20 lbs. multiple times/shift Stand and or sit for two-hour periods and walk for two miles during a shift Speak clearly on phone and in person. Work for long periods on computer and/or reading small print and/or writing. Time Commitment: At least 6 months and available: If wanting to help in localized response (inside of OC): must be available 5 days for 4, 6 or 12-hour shifts If wanting to help outside of OC area: must be available 14 days for 8 or 12-hour shifts Contact: Karla Legorreta, Recruitment Specialist at Karla.Legorreta@redcross.org (714) 380-7263

Tustin, CA

Through 10/31/20

Food Hero - Meal Delivery to vulnerable (immediate need!)

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 2pm, then deliver until about 4:30pm Delivering with Dignity OC launched on June 24, 2020, is an emergency response to the healthcare and economic crisis created by the novel coronavirus and has grown exponentially in its effort to help the most vulnerable and isolated individuals in Orange County. Through partnerships with locally-owned restaurants, leading nonprofit agencies, and private corporations, the program have "food hero" volunteers deliver meals directly to the doorsteps of residents, while keeping dozens of restaurant staff employed. We are initially concentrating on recipients in Santa Ana, Anaheim & Costa Mesa. ​Simultaneous to feeding those in need, Delivering with Dignity is supporting the economically devastated restaurant industry by providing supplemental revenue through the meal program. The beauty of the program is that these are not emergency meals or cold sandwiches, these are balanced, nutritious meals prepared with tremendous heart from our culinary team and partner restaurants. Delivering with Dignity is working with numerous non-profit partners to identify individual recipients who need the program based on “Triple Threat” criteria: 1) At highest risk for COVID-19 per CDC guidelines; 2) Ineligible or not served by any community organization for the provision of food to their homes; 3) Financially unable to meet their food needs without leaving their home, and do not have a reliable support system of friends or family to assist. "Food Heroes" or Volunteer delivery drivers are the core of the program, picking up food packages from restaurants and delivering them to individuals & families in need. We need you to help deliver meals to those in need! Concentrating on recipients that live in Santa Ana, Anaheim or Costa Mesa. Food Heroes abide by strict health and social distancing guidelines and follow routes developed by a food delivery logistics technology from Copia. Deliver three days of meals (at one time) directly to the doorsteps of the most vulnerable in our communities according to the “triple-threat” criteria. Delivering with Dignity delivers per week an average of 4,500 meals in Las Vegas, so many volunteers will be needed in OC 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 COVID19 Must be currently employed, on laid-off status or enrolled/recently graduated (Spring 2020) in an accredited college Must have a valid CA driver’s license Must have current automobile 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. Due to high demand, volunteer shifts are not guaranteed. 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

7/6/20 2:00 PM + more

Days of Service Interest List

OneOC Days of Service provide national volunteer days, that unite individuals, families, service clubs, businesses, schools, and faith-based organizations in volunteerism throughout the year. Volunteers, who express interest, will receive notifications via email on when projects are available for sign ups. If you will be volunteering with a group, it's suggested to register as a team. Join us for one or more signature volunteer events... MLK Jr. Day of Service (JAN) Earth Day (APR) 9/11 Day of Service & Remembrance (SEP) Season of Giving (NOV & DEC) Thank you for making "Service a Solution"!

Santa Ana, CA

Through 12/31/20

Volunteer Coordinator

Someone Cares Soup Kitchen (Soup Kitchen) provides a daily nutritional meal to homeless, unemployed, working poor families, senior citizens, the unemployed or under-employed, the mentally and physically challenged, and most important. the children. We believe that no one should go to bed hungry on the street or otherwise. Therefore, the Soup Kitchen provides meals seven days per week. Meals are served Monday through Friday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and breakfast is provided every Saturday and Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 am. The Volunteer Coordinator will perform the following tasks: Recruitment – coordinate all volunteer postings and outreach in the community. Orientation – ensure that volunteers are onboarded and trained properly. Track and report - track Volunteer records and hours utilizing SCSK reporting process as well as Excel spreadsheets. Hours of operation are 8:30-4:30pm. We are flexible and will work around your schedule! ​If you are interested in serving the Costa Mesa community, please "Express Interest" below, and Shannon Santos will contact you with the next steps.

Costa Mesa, CA

Through 8/28/20