The holidays are in full swing and with that comes even more holiday volunteer opportunities in Orange County to give our time and donate goods to those in need. We invite you to take advantage of all the amazing opportunities available to help others during the holidays. Whether it’s donating time, visiting with seniors or monetary gifts, no act of kindness is too small.
We’ve put together some volunteer opportunities available to us in Southern California. If you see that we’ve missed one, please let us know either by email ([email protected]) or by leaving a comment below so we can update our list. We would love to help get every volunteer position filled for this holiday. ¡Gracias!
Holiday Volunteer Opportunities in Orange County
Laundry Love Santa Ana
7:30 PM – 10:15 PM
More information: https://www.facebook.com/events/142588223203394/
Do Laundry. Share Life.A regular opportunity to help people who are struggling financially by assisting them with doing their laundry.
Someone Cares Kitchen
More information: http://www.someonecareskitchen.org/pages/volunteer.html or call 949-548-8861 x201
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.
Age restrictions: Minimum 15 years age requirement.
11am – 2pm
More information: https://www.ifhomeless.org/holidaycarnival2018/
All children volunteering for the Holiday Carnival under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Instead of filling out the volunteer application that long-term volunteers submit, event volunteers should contact Caroline at [email protected]. They will be given more information about the event and how to register.
Project Hope Alliance
1954 Placentia Ave, #202, Costa Mesa
3:30 pm – 7:30 pm (2 shifts)
Toy Drive Gift Wrapping
Sign up to help us wrap toys for the holidays! *Please note the minimum age requirement is 13 and over. All minors 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult and closed-toe shoes are required. Groups of 5 or more should contact [email protected] for approval.
More information: https://friendlycenter.org/index.php/holiday-volunteer/ or call (714) 769-8869
Help parents in need select the right toys for their children this holiday season. A very intimate time to help families. Shift times vary by location and date. Available locations: Orange or Placentia
Placentia Holiday Distribution
December 12th, 1:30PM-5PM
Volunteer at our Placentia Holiday Distribution and help with various tasks of distributing food, assisting in the Santa area, or decorating cookies. Opportunities to host your own craft table with your group and provide your own craft for up to 250 children.
Orange Holiday Distribution
December 15th, 9AM-12PM (setup 8:30AM-10AM)
Volunteer at our Orange Holiday Distribution and help with various tasks of distributing food, assisting in the Santa area, or decorating cookies. Opportunities to host your own craft table with your group and provide your own craft for up to 250 children.
Share Our Selves
OC Fair & Event Center
December 17-20, 2018
More information: http://www.shareourselves.org/aaf/ or call (949) 270-2171
Since its inception, SOS has been linking generous community members with families in need of extra support during the holidays. This holiday season marks the 49th year of the Share Our Selves annual Adopt A Family Program. This wonderful holiday tradition supports many struggling Orange County families by providing gifts and food for the holidays. This year, the Adopt A Family Program will connect donors with more than 1,400 families with children recommended by Costa Mesa and Santa Ana organizations and schools. The event will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center from December 17-20, 2018.
Volunteers can participate by supporting one of its programs: “Adopt A Family”, “Hold a Toy Drive or Hold a Food Drive” or volunteer at the event.
Donor Opportunities in Orange County
1091 N. Batavia Street, Orange CA 92867
Sponsor a Holiday Toy Drive
New, unwrapped toys for children and teens of all ages are requested for the families in our children’s and housing programs. Toys, sports equipment, cosmetics and movie tickets are all appreciated.
Donations requested by Friday, December 7, 2018. Please drop off donations at our Orange office, 1091 N. Batavia Street, Orange CA 92867 between 9am- 5pm, Monday – Friday.
South County Outreach
7 Whatney, Suite B, Irvine, CA 92618
Annual Toy Drive
To set up your Toy Drive, email [email protected] or call the Holiday Hotline at 949-380-8144 x208. South County Outreach will be collecting gifts for distribution to families in need until December 12.
Family-Friendly Saturday Morning Volunteer Opportunities at Orange County Rescue Mission
Village of Hope campus
1 Hope Drive
Tustin, CA 92782
3rd Saturday of the month
More information: https://www.rescuemission.org/volunteer/
Come join us with a variety of different service opportunities at the Village of Hope: food box assembly, hygiene kit assembly, prepping and serving food in our kitchen, assisting with landscaping, a cleaning project around campus, etc. RSVP by Friday 12 noon before the 3rd Saturday.
Originally published on November 20, 2018. Last Updated on November 20, 2018 by Pattie Cordova