Acacia has an ongoing need for activity volunteers, students, and interns in human services, psychology, and health related fields on a regular basis. Entertainment volunteers, such as those with musical skills, are in demand. Volunteers are needed to help with mailings, food service,and special events including holidays. A TB test is required. Training is provided. For further information, please call Kathy Huffstetler, Community Resource Coordinator, at 714-530-1566.
Acacia Adult Day Services, a nonprofit agency founded in 1979, provides adult day care and adult day health care for frail elderly adults and people with Alzheimer's and other physical disabilities at locations in Garden Grove and Cypress. Both sites are open weekdays.
Alzheimer' Family Services Center
Assist with activities such as food services, events, and administrative support. Volunteers with special talents such as event planning or musical abilities are especially desired. Interns in human services and health-related fields are also welcome. A TB test and health screening are required. Training is provided.
Alzheimer's Family Services Center (AFSC), located in Huntington Beach, has helped improve the quality of life for families challenged by Alzheimer's disease (AD) and other dementias through expert daily care and family support tailored to meet individual needs.
Alzheimer’s Association, Orange County Chapter
Support Group Leaders, Serving on a committee, Speaker's Bureau, Photographer, Event committees, Service, Computer Operations, or Ideas of your own. TRAINING IS PROVIDED!
The Alzheimer's Association, Orange County Chapter relies on its volunteers to assist in the office, lead support groups, advocate for public policy change, serve on the Speaker's Bureau, assist with special events, and generally raise awareness about the disease and the needs of families affected by Alzheimer's.
Council on Aging - Caring Connections Friendly Visitor Program
Volunteer one hour per week to make a difference in the life of an older or disabled person. A three-hour friendly visitor training session is offered to volunteers once a month. Call if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.
The Caring Connections Program offers trained visitors to frail older adults and persons with disabilities who may have little contact with the outside world. Monthly volunteer trainings are offered to interested individuals who want to make a difference in the life of someone who might otherwise be forgotten. Caring Connections is the only countywide friendly visitor program in Orange County who visits older adults and persons with disabilities.
Council on Aging - HICAP Program
Become a Registered HICAP Counselor – Counsel and Advocate for Medicare Rights and Benefits. The Council on Aging – Southern California is looking for qualified candidates to become HICAP Volunteer Counselors. As a Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Programs (HICAP) Volunteer Counselor you will help provide free assistance about Medicare at our HICAP Call Center or at one of the Senior or Community Centers in Orange County. Counseling can include an analysis of insurance needs, side-by-side plan comparisons, help with filing claims and appeals, or filling out applications for assistance.
HICAP Volunteer Counselors receive extensive initial training to learn Medicare. Afterwards there is a one-on-one mentorship training with an experienced HICAP Counselor prior to taking the state registration test. Those completing the program will be registered with the California Department of Aging.
Council on Aging - Long Term Care Ombudsman Program
The Long-Term Ombudsman Service is the only federal and state mandated program to advocate for the 30,000 Orange County residents in 1,100 nursing and residential care facilities for the elderly. Ombudsmen work to resolve problems and concerns of individual residents by creating a presence through regular unannounced visits, monitoring conditions and care, and providing a voice for those unable to speak for themselves.
What is the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program?:
Ombudsmen receive and investigate an average of 3,000 complaints per year; these run the gamut of issues from complaints about cold food to alleged sexual abuse. Our Ombudsman program is the mandated reporting agency for any suspected abuse that occurs in licensed long-term care facilities.
How can I learn more about the Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program?
Patricia Moran-Johnson 714-479-0129 Call if you are interested in learning how to become an advocate for the frail elderly in licensed long-term care facilities in Orange County.
The Council on Aging-Orange County, Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program offers free training to qualified volunteers who complete the mandated California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman 36 hour training course and 12 hours of field mentoring prior to certification by the state. There is a fee to cover printing costs of $50 (scholarships are available). Call if you are interested in helping residents to maintain or improve their quality of life in a skilled nursing home or residential care facility through advocacy, mediation, complaint-investigation, and resolution.
Council on Aging - ReConnect Socialization Services Program
Provide supportive companionship to isolated adults who are reintegrating into the community. 2 ½ hour training for Partners for Active Living is offered to volunteers once a month.
The ReConnect Socialization Program provides services to adults 26 and over who are isolated by incorporating healthy and meaningful activities into their lifestyles. Volunteers play an essential role in helping the participants develop their social skills.
Consider using your time, talent, or treasure to improve the quality of life for older adults and their families in Orange County. Opportunities include; Meals on Wheels, our Senior Lunch Program, becoming a Friendly Visitor, or volunteering at one of our Adult Day Care Centers. As a volunteer, you can partner with us to provide a vital network of caring friendship and support to frail older adults living independently in your own community. Contact us to start making a difference today.
Formed 32 years ago, Community SeniorServ provides a broad spectrum of services for seniors to enhance their physical and mental well being. These activities include case management, a homemaker registry, home delivered meals to over 750 elderly people, congregate meals for over 1200 seniors, a Friendly Visitor program as well as the day care programs.
OC Hospice is looking for compassionate, caring volunteers to help with the following: Companionship, household chores, office support, spiritual support.
OC Hospice provides nursing services, physician services, drugs, and biologicals to adults with life-limiting illnesses, including cancer, stroke, heart disease, lung disease, liver disease, kidney disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS, Alzheimer’s, AIDS and more.
Y.A.N.A. is designed to provide a measure of security and well-being for elderly people with a visit from Police Department Volunteers. This may be the only contact a person has with others. The Volunteers offer critical support by linking them
with appropriate resources and services.
Rebuilding Together Orange County
Volunteers are needed in many capacities from clerical support to hammering a nail.
Rebuilding Together Orange County (formerly Christmas in April), an affiliate of Rebuilding Together USA—the nation’s largest volunteer organization dedicated to preserving and revitalizing low-income houses throughout the nation. Their mission is to enable low income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, to remain in their own homes for as long as they are able, living in warmth, safety, independence, and with dignity.
Duties for volunteers include various forms of assistance and comfort, such as providing quality time with our patients by providing interaction through conversation, reading a book, writing a letter, or holding one's hand. Other duties might include providing assistance to the family in running errands or house chores. There may also be a need for volunteers assisting with office needs, i.e., light clerical. Training is provided for our volunteers.
Regency Hospice provides care for patients and families facing a life-limiting illness. At the center of our hospice care is the belief that each of us has the right to die pain-free and with dignity, and that our families will receive the necessary support to allow us to do so. We at Regency Hospice offer both our patients, who no longer benefit from curative treatment, and their families high quality, compassionate care.
Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Council of Orange County
Thrift Stores: Assist in merchandising items, cashiers, and other tasks. Council Offices: Administrative tasks and project management. Production Center: Receive, sort, evaluate, price and merchandise donated items for sale in thrift stores. Institute for Conflict Management: Trains and manages volunteer mediators. Second Harvest Food Bank: Receive, sort and distribute food to nearly 400 authorized agencies throughout Orange County. Winter Cold Weather Shelters - visit our website to get detailed information on all of our volunteer opportunities.
Each center has a variety of tasks for volunteers. There may be a need for home meal drivers, assistance at the congregate meal site, clerical and special events assistance, or help with computer instruction.
City of Anaheim Community Services
Assistance in the following programs: The Anaheim Therapeutic Recreation Program, Community Centers, Senior Programs, Youth Programs, Oak Canyon Nature Center, Special events and Libraries.
The purpose of the City of Anaheim Community Services Department's Volunteer Office, is to enhance and expand programs through volunteer support. In addition to our volunteer opportunities we also offer college students internships.
Meals on Wheels - Anaheim
Drivers, using own vehicle, approximately 2 hours around noontime, one day Monday through Friday, every other week.
Deliver nutritious meals (hot meal for lunch, cold meal and milk for evening) to homebound residents of Anaheim.
Brea Senior Center
Gift Shop, Lunch Program, Computer Tutoring, Exercise Program Assistant, Conversational Italian Instructor, Home Delivered Meals Program, Office Clerk positions.
Special Events: i.e. Health Fairs, Volunteer Recognition, Fashion Show and Tea, Super Senior Saturday Computer Lab Instructor: Basic computering, all the way to advanced, digital camera, power point, etc. Will train, but having patience and a warm smile is a priority (Lab open Monday - Friday)
Volunteers must do a variety of duties, direct people to correct areas, provide information, and work in the kitchen serving cookies and punch. Must be energetic, sociable and especially - kind.
Cypress Senior Center
Home Delivered Meals (driving or walking) Nutrition Program (dining room, kitchen, reservation desk) Volunteer Instructors for Classes: Computers, Spanish, and other areas of interest Reception Desk: Office work, i.e. answer phones, greet people, provide information, assist staff with mail and other projects Special Events: Variety of jobs depending on the event Commodities: Package and assist with dispersing food for commodities distribution
Bread Distribution Assistant Entertainment TLC Dining Room Assistant Casino Trips Lead person Center Craft & Arts Lead person Front Desk Receptionist TLC Assistant/Front Desk Maintenance Lead person Food Distribution Assistant
We have an urgent need for volunteers for our “Homebound Lunches Delivery.” Other positions that are available are: Facility Attendant, Receptionist, Coffee-Bar Attendant & Bingo Caller. We need recycled grocery bags for our commodity program.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to making life better for people 50 and over. We provide information and resources; engage in legislative, regulatory and legal advocacy; assist members in serving their communities; and offer a wide range of unique benefits, special products, and services for our members. These include AARP The Magazine, published bimonthly; AARP Bulletin, our monthly newspaper; Segunda Juventud, our quarterly newspaper in Spanish; NRTA our quarterly newsletter for National Retired Teachers Association Members; and our Web site, www.aarp.org. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Children First: Hands Across Generation
Work with low-income children to help improve their vocabulary and language and problem solving skills.
A Merage Foundation was founded to help skilled retirees make a positive, meaningful contribution to the learning abilities and development of low-income children in Orange County. The mission is to bring these two groups together to expand developmental opportunities and enhance quality of life for low-income children.
County of Orange
Volunteer services are required in a variety of areas including mentoring, tour guides, computer assistance, library services, mediation and help with environmental projects.
Volunteers are a vital part of The Friendly Center's programs and services. Volunteer tutors commit to a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule tutoring children one on one or two on one from 3 to 6 in the afternoon. Volunteer receptionist needs to be bilingual, answer phones and assist walk-in clients, hours are flexible. Volunteers in our Senior Citizen Program assist with serving lunch and helping with activities Monday through Friday from 10am to 1pm.
The program is comprised of citizens from 18 years old to their mid-80's who provide volunteer support in 30 different regular assignments for the department. We require a one year and four hour a week minimum commitment. In addition,
Volunteers assist with several community programs, projects and events.
Academic assistance and mentoring, homework help, computer instruction, etc.
KIDWORKS exists to restore at-risk neighborhoods one life at a time. We do this by empowering students, ages 4 -18, through academic assistance and mentoring. At our centers, we offer a school-readiness program for preschoolers every morning and after-school homework help, tutoring and computer instruction for students from K-12th grade.
OneOC (formally Volunteer Center of Orange County)
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)
Ursula Walsh or Sonja Peterson
714-953-5757 (Ursula) or 714-953-5757 X 150 (Sonja)
RSVP invites adults to put their experience to work solving problems close to home. Whether teaching children or adults to read, creating a recycling program, or providing much needed support to non-profit agencies, RSVP volunteers are
making their communities stronger. If you enjoy working with others to solve community problems, please call today.
Various opportunities related to assisting children academically
THINK Together volunteers assist academically at-risk youth by providing homework assistance and educational support so that the student achieves academic success in the classroom. Volunteers help student with homework as well as assist with activities that improve a student's reading and math skills. Volunteers read stories as well as listen to the children read aloud. Some volunteers assist with computer activities, arts and craft projects as well as other enrichment activities that promote character development and social responsibility.
Opportunities are available for volunteers to work with youth in afterschool programs, tutoring, mentoring, coaching, through service-learning/community projects, week-long resident (away) camps, and during special one-day events. We also have opportunities for volunteers to work with adults (developmentally-disabled) on overnight trips and active older adults through the fitness programs.
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