Needs from: University of California, Irvine

Volunteer: Food Pantry Volunteer

Our food pantry volunteers assist with accepting food donations, sorting food, and stocking food pantry shelves. Our long-term volunteers assist clients with choosing food from the pantry.

Agency: South County Outreach
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 92618
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Race Team Captains Needed!

Are you looking for a MEANINGFUL and FLEXIBLE volunteer opportunity where you can utilize your leadership skills and qualities, and really make a difference in your community?

We invite you to join us at our Race for the Cure Orange County and serve as a Team Captain to bring people to our amazing event and help us raise funds to save lives!

The Race for the Cure Orange County will be held on Sunday September 24, 2017 at Fashion Island, Newport Beach. As a Team Captain, you will form and name your team and recruit team members from your network of family, friends and colleagues. You will be the primary point of contact for your team and you will work to motivate them to recruit more members and to fundraise. Team Captains create fun pre-Race events for their team to get charged up about the Race and inspire them to fundraise including potlucks, team kick-off picnics, and fun pre-Race training runs/walks to get their team members excited about Race day. Team Captains provide information and practical tools to their team members to help them reach their fundraising goals.

Komen OC staff will work closely with Team Captains to support them in their team building and fundraising efforts. Race Team Captains are an integral part of our Komen Race community working together to achieve our common goal.

A team is a group of 10 or more participants who register under a common team name to help end breast cancer. A team can be any company, family, group of friends, community organization, club, school or faith based group.

**This volunteer opportunity is very flexible and most pre-Race Team Captain duties are performed at home utilizing your PC, personal social media and reaching out to your contacts face-to-face. On Race day you will coordinate a meeting place for your team members. You will participate in the Race with your team!**

To create and register your team go to our website at www.komenoc.org/race and follow these steps:

Visit www.komenoc.org/race and click "REGISTER"

Click "Start a New Team" Select "First Time Registration" Create a team name and set a team fundraising goal

For more information contact Danielle Hamilton, 714-957-9157 ext. 26 or by email at dhamilton@komenoc.org

See you on Race day!

Agency: Susan G Komen Orange County
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 92660
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteers needed to visit immigration detainees in O.C. detention facilities. Help restore hope and humanity!

Did you know the U.S. operates the worlds largest immigration detention system? On any given day there are up to 34,000 immigrants in detention facilities across the country. More than 1000 immigrants are being held in detention facilities, right here in Orange County. Detainees can languish for months, sometimes years, away from family and friends, with no visitors, and with limited access to community and legal support.

We are a community of volunteers that offer regular visits to immigration detainees in Orange County. We offer listening ears and compassionate hearts in an act of friendship to end isolation, and affirm each person's human dignity and worth. Approved by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, we visit immigration detainees at James A. Musick Facility in the City of Irvine and Theo Lacy Facility in the City of Orange. 

Flexible hours: Volunteers visit detainees according to their own schedule / availability (and facility visiting hours). 

To start visiting all you need to do is attend our 90-minute orientation. 

Please visit our website for more details: http://friendsofocdetainees.org/

Agency: Friends of Orange County Detainees
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 92612
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Donation Room Volunteer

Position Title: Donation Room Volunteer

Purpose: The Donation Room Volunteer is dependable, compassionate and excited about making an impact in the lives of homeless men, women and children in our community.  This position will directly assist our clients in our program as well as our homeless friends and neighbors who are stopping by to shop for food items and clothing to help them each week.  

Location: Stanton Location

Key Responsibilities:

Create a warm, welcoming environment for community members who are seeking clothing and food donations Assist clients with signing in to document each client we serve Assist staff with any additional needs for the day

Responsible to: Facilities Coordinator

Time Commitment: Minimum of one day per week (Monday, Wednesday or Friday) for a minimum of 3 months.  Donation Room is open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am - 1pm

Dress Code: Casual, but please dress modestly and no tight-fitting or revealing clothing.  Closed toed shoes are required.  

 

Agency: Illumination Foundation
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 92606
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Wrap Around Case Management Intern

Position Title: Wraparound Case Management Intern

Purpose: The Wraparound Case Management Intern is compassionate, and is dedicated in assessing the strengths and needs of homeless clients with proven ability to build rapport. The most important aspects of providing wraparound services are knowledge of community resources and actively following up with each interaction made while building relationships.

Location:
 Stanton Location

Key Responsibilities:

 Assist the IF Staff in taking on the role of backup during diversion hours.

 Building community resources list and updating list of current services.

 Connect Clients to appropriate resources and supportive services.

 Connect with all Clients on Emergency Shelter waitlist to provide support and advocacy.

 Assist waitlisted clients in identifying, securing and maintaining affordable transitional/permanent housing in the community.

Responsible to: Director of Case Management

Time Commitment: Minimum of 2-3 days out of the week. (Monday-Friday 9-5pm). Flexible on 4 hours per day, as needed.

Qualifications: Must have effective communication, strong de-escalation techniques, and previous experience working with populations dealing with addiction and mental health issues. Prior internship experience and bilingual preferred.

Support: One 8 hour day of training will be provided. In addition, Illumination Foundation staff will be available for questions and assistance.
Dress Code: Comfortable and semi-casual. Please no tight fitting or revealing clothing.

Agency: Illumination Foundation
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 92606
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Children's Resource Center Intern

Position Title: Children’s Resource Center Intern


Purpose: The Children’s Resource Center Intern is reliable, encouraging and excited about making an impact in the lives of children. You will serve as a positive role model in an after- school tutoring environment. Our CRC Interns will assist students with homework, in addition to planning daily enrichment activities for children ages 5-12. Because of the length of time to be spent with the children at the CRC, interns are expected to engage with students in the same way staff do.


Location:
 Stanton Location 
 Santa Ana Location

Key Responsibilities:

 Implement trauma-informed practices during the after-school program

 Assist students with their homework, serve as a positive role model and mentor

 Take initiative and engage with children in an uplifting and encouraging manner

 Encourage students to stay on task if doing an indoor activity; encourage teamwork if playing outside

 Plan monthly activities in the areas of recreation, arts, education, character and leadership, and health

 Provide positive reinforcement for children’s desired behaviors, redirect students when behavior is impacting programming

Responsible to: Associate Manager of Children’s Programming & Children’s Programs Coordinators

Time Commitment: Minimum of 2 days per week (Monday - Friday) for 4 hours (between 2 and 6 PM) (8 hours per week). 3 days per week (Monday-Friday) for 4 hours each day HIGHLY PREFERRED. Minimum length of time commitment is 1 semester.

Qualifications: Must be comfortable engaging with children between the ages of 5-12. Must be 18+ years old and must have successfully cleared a Live Scan. Preferably intern will have education in human services or child development and/or experience working with at-risk youth.
Support: Training for this position will be provided. Training will include: responsibilities of the mandated reporter, trauma-informed care, and instructions on how to create activities aligned with the Common Core standards. In addition, Illumination Foundation staff will be available for questions and assistance.
Dress Code: Comfortable and casual, (ie jeans, t-shirt and close-toed shoes )Please no tight fitting or revealing clothing.

Agency: Illumination Foundation
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 92606
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer

Seeking young professionals looking to build resumes, gain fantastic work experience in their department of interest, or to simply give back to the community and help spread the magic of orchestral music. You, as a volunteer, will enthusiastically advance the mission of Pacific Symphony through the contributions of your time, talent, resources, and ambassadorship. You, as a volunteer, are the window to the community and are a reflection of the diversity of interests and backgrounds that are found in Orange County. Departments of interest include: Artistic and Orchestra Operations, Development Department, Education and Community Programs, Finance, Marketing and PR.

Agency: Pacific Symphony
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 92614
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Veterans Services Volunteer

Participate in Community Integration Efforts

Help find and engage with Orange County Veterans Assist The TCVS staff with Peer Navigation Organize and participate in Veteran activities and Events Support communication between resources and veterans for better services Assists the supervisors with clerical work
Agency: Goodwill OC- Tierney Center for Veteran Services
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 92780
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Social Media and Marketing Intern

Are you the one who could take our social media presence to the next level? Habitat for Humanity of Orange County is looking for a passionate, energetic, and talented marketing volunteer to help us better engage our online community.

Your role will involve developing updates related to our cause and optimizing content to grow our community most effectively, across multiple networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more. The social media and online marketing volunteer will promote Habitat OC ReStore events, advertise Habitat OC ReStore product, and maintain and grow social media pages.

Our ideal candidate will bring: strong writing skills; attention to detail; a passion for content creation; a positive attitude and strong work ethic; experience using social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Bonus points if you have experience and are proficient in photo and video editing.

Plus, you will get to join a fun, passionate team working for an important cause - and build your own skills and network in the process.

 

If interested, please send resume and availability to Shannon@HabitatOC.org.

 

The Habitat for Humanity of Orange County ReStore - The Home Improvement Store That Builds Homes - is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently used home furnishings and building materials to the public seven days a week at discounted prices. Donations arrive every day and it's a whole new store with each donation! The Habitat OC ReStore is proudly owned and operated by Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, a non-profit organization dedicated to ending substandard housing and building strong communities in Orange County. We partner with local businesses, community organizations, faith communities, cities and volunteers to build simple, decent, affordable homes for purchase by qualified families in need of a hand-up.

For more information, please visit:

www.ReStoreOC.org
www.Facebook.com/HabitatOCReStore
www.Instagram.com/HabitatOCReStore
www.Twitter.com/ReStoresOC
www.Pinterest.com/ReStoresOC
www.Diggerslist.com/ReStoreOC

Agency: Habitat for Humanity of Orange County ReStore
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 92705
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Fundraising Manager - part time

This is a volunteer position

We are a young non profit Parrot Sanctuary with a focus on environmental social responsibility and we have big plans for the future .

Just a few of our goals are to raise awareness and educate people on these exotic, amazing and often-times endangered animals.  Additionally, we plan on establishing a public sanctuary for the well-being of parrots and people.  This is going to take a village. 

We need someone to head up the fundraising department.  We have several project ideas already and need someone to manage and implement campaigns.  You will establish a committee and pursue corporate sponsorship and grants.

You will gain experience in project management, event organizing, marketing, public relations/communications, corporate sponsorship, grants, volunteer management along with other priceless experience. 

You will work closely with Exec. Director and the Board.

This will all look tremendous on your resume!!

Agency: Parrot Sanctuary Gardens
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 92780
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Veterinarian students - get experience and an education working with birds

We are a non profit Parrot Sanctuary.  Several of our volunteers are and have been veterinarian students.  Some of those volunteers have been with us for over a year and have climbed thru the ranks of responsibility.

We currently have a need for 1-3 volunteers, primarily for daily husbandry.

Flexible days.  Approx 2-4 hours at a time.  Start time 9:30/10am

 

Your volunteer hours will make a difference in your career path!

2 locations - Tustin & Newport Beach

Agency: Parrot Sanctuary Gardens
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 92780
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Animal Rescue Center in Amazon - Ecuador

This volunteer project is an Animal center located in the Amazon – rainforest of Ecuador. In Ecuador animal rescue centers and projects related to animals/plants/habitat conservation are highly important in Ecuador because of its huge biodiversity. Biodiversity in the Amazon region is decreasing rapidly due to persistent unsustainable human activities that highly threaten fragile ecosystems. The threats that we are currently facing include: Habitat destruction through the expansion of mining, timber and oil industries. There is significant pressure to further develop infrastructures and agricultural boundaries for growing communities. Illegal logging for the mentioned expansions, as well as the development of the country’s major petrol company. Over hunting and illegal trade of wild animal and plant species for the purpose of commercialization of wild animal meat, constituent parts, and derivative products of wild species. Water and air pollution. In spite of these challenges, we have developed strong working relationships with the Environmental Police (UPMA) and the Ministry of Environment of Ecuador in the fight against wild animal trafficking and abuse. The animals received at the Animal Center were illegally taken form the wild and sold as domestic pets. Wild animals do not make suitable domestic pets and often become depressed and/or aggressive; they are often abandoned to small cages or chained to posts. Animals at the Center are kept in enclosures that replicate their natural habitats in order to improve the process of rehabilitation. Volunteers work in groups: they are in charge of several animals during their stay, so they become specialists in the care of those animals, focused in their diet and observation of any strange behavior or signs of illness. We also run observation and enrichment projects where the volunteers are encouraged to spend a couple of days observing the behavior of their chosen animals. The volunteers will have the opportunity to build a toy or game for the animal and then to observe how it uses it and what benefits the animal. Just as well, we do some work that may be more physically demanding, such as construction and reinforcement of enclosures, building paths, harvesting fruit, etc.
Agency: ECO VOLUNTEER UP ECUADOR
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 59324
Allow Groups: Yes