Opportunity Details

Hunger & Homelessness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:18+

VIRTUAL NEED - Making Welcome Kits for Shelter Families (DOS) (FST)

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.


During the coronavirus pandemic volunteers are needed to assemble family welcome kits for our shelter families and you can help from the safety of your own home as Virtual Volunteers. The family welcome kits you make will be provided to our families as they come to our homeless shelter or are placed in a new home.  We currently house about 60 people at our shelters.  Thank you for supporting our community's most vulnerable residents during these difficult times!



Collect Items

You can be a bit creative with the items that you use, but please know that the items listed are the most needed for our families. Items that are perfect for these care bags are listed below, but you can be creative and choose what you want to include:

  • Twin Sheets
  • Twin Blankets/Comforters
  • Full Sheets
  • Full Blankets/Comforters
  • Pillows
  • Pillowcases
  • Twin Bed Bug Covers
  • Full Bed Bug Covers
  • Bath Towels
  • Wash Cloths
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Body Wash/Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Pots/Pans
  • Tupperware Containers
  • Broom/Dustpan
  • Mop
  • Cleaning Supplies
    • Paper Towels
    • Towels
    • All-Purpose Cleaner
    • Bleach
    • Disinfectant cleaner
    • Duster
    • Bucket
    • Sponges


Create Kits

Now you are ready to assemble! Host a ‘virtual assembling event’ with friends and/or coworkers on video conferencing or do it at home with your family and friends using safe protocols. Assemble the items in a backpack, a plastic container with a lid, or a basket.

This information is also posted on our Pathways website at  https://www.pohoc.org/remote-volunteering/.



Once your first aid kit(s) has been completed you are ready to drop them off.

Drop off location: 611 S. Ford Ave, Fullerton CA 92832. Please wear a mask and knock on the far-right door of the building.

Days and Times: Monday through Fridays between 9:30-11:30am! If this time does not fit your schedule, please let us know.

These are the drop off times that have been created for the safety of our staff and volunteers in order to maintain social distancing. Please park and knock on the far-right blue door and a staff member will collect the masks. You will not enter the building.



Pathways of Hope is a nonprofit organization that serves families and individuals throughout North Orange County. For over 45 years Pathways of Hope has been providing food, shelter, and support and prevention services to the hungry, homeless, and marginalized through the assistance of local congregations, volunteers, businesses, and grants from foundations and government agencies.

The Pathways of Hope HUB of Hope offers emergency food and hygiene items to homeless and low-income families and individuals as well as a walk-up center for individuals and families seeking housing assistance. 

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2021

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