Grant Recipient Volunteer Opportunities

Access OC

We have a long list of people needing medical intervention and are always looking for medical volunteers who can provide specialty care – such as otolaryngologists, gastroenterologists, general surgeons, ophthalmologists, orthopedic surgeons, nurses, and more.

If you are a Medical Professional in Orange County and interested in volunteering your skills through a Surgery Day or Integrated Surgeries, please fill out this Volunteer Form and an AccessOC coordinator will reach out to you to follow up.

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Alzheimer’s Orange County

Thank you for considering volunteering your time to help Alzheimer’s Orange County.  We have over 100 volunteers who participate in the work of our organization in a variety of ways. Our volunteers serve as our representatives in the community and as valuable members of our AOC team assisting us with our many programs, services and events.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Support Group Facilitator
  • Community Outreach Volunteer
  • Connect2Culture
  • Education Ambassador
  • General Volunteer
  • Office Computer Input Volunteer
  • Our Gang Clubhouse Volunteer
  • Reception Desk Volunteer

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Bracken’s Kitchen

At Bracken’s Kitchen we believe that we all share two universal and powerful human needs that run deep within. The need to breathe and the need to eat. As we all know, however, air is free and food is not. You can help us “feed the need” in a variety of ways

YOUR TIME: Nothing says you care quite like giving someone your time and attention.

  • Come out and help us serve at a variety of compassionate feeding events.
  • Build your own “volunteer tribe” and bring them all out
  • Organize a Donation Drive… while we prefer fresh food only, high quality organic canned items are accepted. Other items of need include disposable serving supplies, cleaning supplies and office supplies
  • Become an advocate and help us raise awareness at your work, school, church or social media circles.


  • Are you skilled or talented? If so we can put it to good use.
  • Can you repair a truck, fix a computer, build a website?
  • Do you have marketing or PR skills?
  • Do you like to cook?
  • Are you good with numbers & accounting?
  • Are you creative or like to write?

In short we are running a business, a nonprofit, yet still a business and our needs are varied and long. We would love to engage you and your skill.

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CASA of Orange County

CASA volunteers are ordinary people – men and women, students and executives, retirees and busy professionals. CASA will provide all of the training you need to be a powerful voice for a child’s best interest. A Court Appointed Special Advocate visits with a child on a regular basis, interacts with all professionals involved in the child’s case and makes recommendations directly to the court, ensuring the child’s best interests are heard. A CASA will address a child’s educational needs, help find a permanent home and provide the guidance and resources necessary for an independent future

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Families Forward

Families Forward relies on community volunteers to expand our reach and serve more vulnerable families. Last year more than 2,000 volunteers contributed approximately 21,000 hours of service. Your time will help change the life of a family in need.

We have three main types of volunteer opportunities:

  • Weekly volunteers in assigned positions in areas such as the front desk, food pantry, or computer lab.
  • Seasonal volunteers for our annual service programs such as Back-to-School Program, Thanksgiving Baskets, and Adopt-a-Family.
  • Special event volunteers for activities like the Families Forward Community-Wide Food Drives, Toy Drives, Community Resource Fair, and Annual Gala.

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Family Promise of Orange County

Family Promise urgently needs van drivers. Your assistance is needed transporting families:

  • Transport children​ to school and parents to our Family Resource Center.
  • Transport parents to job interviews.
  • Transport families to the host congregation.

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Free Wheelchair Mission

Our dedicated volunteers perform crucial roles around the world, ranging from administrative support at our Irvine, CA headquarters to wheelchair assembly with our distribution partners on the field.

Volunteer at our Office: Volunteer opportunities are available year-round for individuals at our office in Irvine, CA. Most of our local volunteer opportunities involve campaigns or special events such as our annual Run for Mobility and our Miracle of Mobility gala.

Other Opportunities to Get Involved:

  • Turn your passion into action as an ambassador, fundraising for Free Wheelchair Mission with your own fundraising page.
  • International Medical Mission volunteer opportunities for licensed Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists

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Girls Inc. of Orange County

Girls Inc. has many volunteer opportunities for school children

  • Literacy Program Assistant (K-3rd Grade)
  • Elementary Outreach Program Assistant (1st-6th Grade)
  • Costa Mesa Family Resource Center Assistant (K-12 Grade)
  • Teen Outreach Assistant (6th-12th Grade)
  • STEM Program Assistant (K-12th Grade)

Girls Inc also has many Corporate and Group Volunteer Opportunities

  • Career/Educational Workshops
  • Guest Speakers
  • Career Panels and Mock Interviews
  • Host a Girls Inc. Extern

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Giving Children Hope


Drive-Thru Distribution – We’ve Got Your Back
Fridays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
During our distributions, roughly 300 families from our We’ve Got Your Back program. This means they have been identified by our school partners as having risk factors such as housing insecurity, food insecurity, and or lack of employment. At the distribution, we load boxes of produce, meat, dairy, and more into the vehicles. We need volunteers to help prep bags and load them into the cars.

Food Packing – We’ve Got Your Back
Mondays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm 
We need volunteers to help pack food that will be distributed to our 65 school partners and 1,300 families throughout Southern California. 

Christmas Toy Sorting Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:00 am – 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm – 4:00 pmStarting in September, we will be preparing for Christmas! You can help us sort and shop for gifts for gifts for the 3,500 children and their siblings in our We’ve Got Your Back (WGYB) program. 

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Just in Time for Foster Youth

In 2014, Points of Light certified JIT as a Service Enterprise, defined as an “organization that fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills across all levels of the organization to successfully deliver on its social mission.” This means we count on volunteers to provide the resources, relationships, and expertise that deliver much-needed services to transitioning foster youth while building organizational capacity. Many types of volunteer roles exist, including;

  • being a coach/mentor in our young men’s or women’s programs,
  • helping plan and execute events,
  • developing and facilitating workshops
  • providing administrative support
  • organizing donated items at our storage units
  • transporting furniture
  • reviewing resumes and conducting mock interviews
  • and the list continues… A broad spectrum of opportunities exist; please come to a New Volunteer Orientation to learn more!

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KidWorks would not exist today without the expertise, time, and enthusiasm of its volunteers. Whether you volunteer in a classroom, tutor a student 1:1, coach a sports team, or teach an art project, you’ll have the opportunity to cultivate healthy relationships with our students and have a positive impact on their lives. In turn, you will find that volunteering for KidWorks will transform your life.

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Miracles for Kids

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Miracles for Kids, coming together from all ages and backgrounds to make miracles. From sponsoring an event to participating in a M4Kids school club drive, Miracles for Kids makes it fun and easy for everyone to get involved!

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OC Child Abuse Prevention Center

Volunteers are the backbone of our cause and serve in a number of different capacities. Groups, individuals, and families are encouraged to take part in supporting the Child Abuse Prevention Center’s efforts as we continue our mission of connecting with and serving those in need.

Basic Needs Warehouse: The Basic Needs Program supports families who are working to establish a healthy non-abusive environment for their children. These families lack the basic items needed to raise their children. Together, with your help, we can get these families what they need to provide a loving and safe home.  Bagging food, sorting clothing, and assisting with inventory are just a few ways which you can help the Basic Needs Program get these items to a family in need.

Office Support: Volunteers are needed to assist with general office support such as: organizing and maintaining the Resource wall, inventorying and sorting the supply room, sanding and painting wooden toys to give to children, special event mailers, assembling thank you gifts, and other projects.

Skill Based Volunteer: Be a volunteer with us in a way that allows you to apply your job skills and strengths to a great cause!

And many more opportunities in the areas of fundraising, event committees, donation drives, etc.

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R Star

R Star has a few areas where help, guidance, and assistance would be so appreciated! Social media postings handled by someone with expertise for Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and posting the same to our web-page regularly  MailChimp postings, including creating them once a month Organizing small “tea’s or lunches” as fundraisers  Including: Publicity for the small event or large event Help with the event PR: Helping raise the visibility of R Star…

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WHW (Women Helping Women)

Every year more than 2,000 volunteers contribute their skills, talent and time to empower WHW job seekers in their journey to employment success. Each year, volunteers invest over 25,000 hours to support WHW’s mission at an estimated contribution of over $4 Million!

Here’s how you can help:

  • Host a Clothing Drive
  • Resume Coaches
  • Workshop Facilitators
  • Personal Stylists
  • Administrative Support
  • Donation Assistants
  • Retail Assistants
  • Event Planning
  • Internship Program
  • Board of Directors

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The Wooden Floor

In Santa Ana and surrounding communities, there are children from very low-income families who need your support. By sharing your time and talents, you can make a difference! We have a limited number of opportunities available.

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Voices for Children

CASA stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. CASAs are volunteers of all backgrounds who make a commitment to advocate for the needs of the child or sibling group with whom they are matched.

A CASA volunteer serves as a fact finder for the judge by thoroughly researching the background of the assigned case and gathering additional and ongoing information about the case as it develops. He or she also speaks on behalf of the child in the courtroom—advocating for the child’s best interests—and acts as an overseer for the child for the duration of the case.

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House Meeting Guest Speaker
Do you have something to share? Knowledge is empowering! Help teach a Life Skills class, which are held on Wednesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Speak on your subject of expertise; Career Development, Education, Health, Nutrition, Beauty, employment readiness, financial well-being, psychological health, housing, family systems, personality assessments, anger management, substance abuse, STD’s, women’s health issues, legal issues, tax questions, credit repair, and more.

Special Events Committee Member
Sponsorships, raffles, auctions and more! – Help us raise funds in exciting ways. Committees include A Home for the Holidays fall fundraising event, FLOW Jazz Brunch summer fundraising event and Ebell Thanksgiving Dinner and Valentine’s Tea.

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