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Best Volunteer Opportunities For Kids In Orange County

August 24, 2012 6:00 AM

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Giving back to the community is one of the best growing experiences for kids. Orange County offers many ways for them to join in: whether it’s feeding the hungry, leading blood drives or participating in service-related events. Take advantage of these resources that will help you and your child find a volunteer job that is right for your family.

Community Action Partnership of Orange County

11870 Monarch St.
Garden Grove, CA 92841
(714) 897-6670


Age: children and families
Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.

Community Action Partnership of Orange County offers ample volunteer opportunities. Weekly and weekend volunteers are always welcome. Perfect for the whole family, the partnership always embraces volunteers willing to help with the boxes at the food bank. Expect to work with a group, helping with various tasks as the partnership works to feed the area’s hungry.

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OneOC

1901 E. 4th St., Ste. 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(714) 953-5757


Age: children and families
Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.

The spirit of oneness that makes Orange County such a unique place is evident in the volunteer opportunities at OneOC. With special days of service for Earth Day, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and more, this organization also provides a unique day of service on National Family Volunteer Day. Explore additional youth and family volunteer opportunities here for diverse experiences anyone in the family will love.

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Lion's Heart Mission

23052 Alicia Pkwy., Ste. H300
Mission, CA 92692
(949) 292-2960


Age: teens 6th through 12th grade
Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.

The Lion’s Heart Mission directly aims to provide the local Orange County community with a place for teens to give back to the community. Joining Lion’s Heart gives the opportunity to grow in the experience of connecting with the community through a range of volunteer services including those at schools, community centers and blood drives. Take this opportunity to start your kid off right, retaining school skills as he or she tutors younger kids struggling in class.

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Children's Hospital of Orange County Volunteer Services Department

455 S. Main St.
Orange, CA 92868
(714) 532-8889


Age: 16 and older
Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.

More than 700 volunteers contributing more than 6,000 hours per month forms a powerful collection of energetic, empathetic and devoted givers at CHOC. For more than 40 years this area entity has offered budding young adults the opportunity to give back in a healthy environment as they explore potential career paths. Meet the kids that make it happen and become part of a life-saving team through this amazing hospital program.

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County

17982 Sky Park Cir., Ste. J
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 809-5771


Age: 16 and older
Click here for a list of volunteer opportunities.

ASF works to prevent HIV’s spread and improve the lives of families and individuals affected by HIV and AIDS in the OC. Regular weekly volunteers are paramount to the foundation’s success, and weekend options abound as well. Opportunities may include community outreach, family and children’s programs, food pantry and food delivery, and office assistance.

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