|Thank you for your interest in volunteering for Orangewood.
Please read about our various volunteer opportunities below and
then click on the link to complete our Volunteer
Interest Form or call our Manager-Volunteer Program,
Juliet C. Patiño, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (714) 619-0200 ext. 246 for more information. Our volunteer
opportunities involve working with youth ages 14-22 or planning
events. If you are interested in opportunities with younger children
or those at the Orangewood Children's Home (now called the Orangewood
Children & Family Center), consider joining Orangewood
PALS or contact the Center directly at (714) 935-7584.
|Latest Volunteer Opportunities:
- Volunteer Information Session
Join us for the next Volunteer Information Session on Tuesday, March 31, from 6:00-7:30 to learn more about Orangewood Children's Foundation, who we serve, how volunteers can help and how you can get more involved. It will be held at our office at:
1575 E. 17th St., Santa Ana CA 92705. For more information and to RSVP, please contact (714) 619-0246 or email@example.com.
- Weekday Opportunities
Volunteers are needed during the weekdays to help the Foundation in various ways. Provide clerical support in the office. Cook at the Orangewood Café for youth from foster care who may be homeless or unemployed. Expose students to extra-curricular activities or help them with their studies at The Academy.
They are many different weekday opportunities! To learn more, click on the link below or contact (714) 619-0246 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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- Youth Volunteer Opportunities & Projects
There are many different volunteer opportunities and projects for those under 18 years old - host a supply drive or fundraiser, cook for our youth, create care boxes. Orangewood Children's Foundation can use volunteers of all ages. Click on the link below to find out more information.
Please note that most youth volunteer opportunities and projects require adult supervision.
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- Volunteer & Events Calendar
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- Athletes First Gala & Golf Tournament - March 14 & 15
Athletes First Classic is a unique, two-day fundraiser that begins with a dinner gala featuring both silent and live auctions and ends with oceanfront golfing. WOW! This sounds fun! How can you help?
Volunteers are needed to support all key aspects of this unique event including check-in of guests, handing out auction prizes to the winners, live auction support, and running hole contests. Please note that all volunteers must be at least 18 years of age to participate on Saturday night and 21 years of age to participate on Sunday. Space is limited so don't miss out on this one-of-a-kind event!
Please complete this registration form and submit to Juliet via Fax: (714) 796-2146 or email at email@example.com
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- Belle of the Ball - March 28
This special day hosts 250 teen girls from areas demonstrating
the greatest need throughout Orange County, including teen girls living in foster care.
- Independent City
Is anyone really ready for life's responsibilities at 18? Well, ready or not, many foster care youth don't have a choice. Independent City walks teens in foster care through their responsibilities as an independent adult. How to rent an apartment, balance a budget, apply for jobs, and even secure childcare. Volunteers are needed to help run the activities at each city station. Sign up fast! This is one of our favorite event!
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Did you know that volunteering with our programs can help build
employee morale and retention, bring some flare into your next
meeting, support team building, highlight your convention or conference
in a unique way, or possibly increase media coverage of your company’s
community service efforts? It’s rewarding for your employees,
you and the youth. And no, it doesn’t take a lot of time
or money to make a impact. Orangewood Children’s Foundation
has a variety of projects that can be done at your location or
externally. If you are interested in looking into how your group
can support the Foundation, please view
our Corporate Opportunities flyer. Additional project management
support tailored to meet your goals is available upon request.
Please contact Kristi Piatkowski, Manager of Corporate & Foundation Relations,
for more information at (714) 619-0248 or KPiatkowski@orangewoodfoundation.org.
|Help with a Fundraising Event:
The Foundation conducts fundraising events throughout the year
to raise money and awareness for child abuse and programs. Please
visit the events calendar to view upcoming
events. Volunteers are needed to help on auction committees, event
planning committees, as well as to help on event days. Please
contact our Chief Development Officer, Carlos Leija, at firstname.lastname@example.org
at (714) 619-0200 ext. 201 for more information on how you can
volunteer at one of the Foundation’s events.
|Volunteer at a Youth Event:
Orangewood staff needs help from community volunteers to conduct
outreach programs for foster youth. Events such as the Career
Fair and Independent City
engage volunteers in helping to plan and execute these events.
Volunteers are also needed to speak at Independent
Living Program youth workshops. Please contact our Manager-Volunteer Program,
Juliet C. Patiño, at email@example.com or at (714) 619-0200 ext. 246 for more information on how you
can get involved with youth events.
|Mentor a Foster Youth:
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mentoring a current or former foster youth.
|Join an Auxiliary:
44 Women for Children
Founded in 1999 by Susan Samueli, the 44 Women for Children auxiliary
contributes to Orangewood Children’s Foundation by nurturing,
supporting and inspiring adolescents emancipating from the foster
care system on their 18th birthdays. 44 Women for Children focuses
its efforts on three key areas: providing mentoring and education,
increasing community awareness about child abuse and neglect,
and hosting annual fundraising events. For more information, visit
Women for Children website.
Orangewood PALS is a group of fun and energetic professionals
who have come together to make a positive impact on the lives
of abused and neglected children in Orange County. PALS supports
the work of the Orangewood Children’s Foundation in a variety
of ways, including hosting events and activities for the abused
children placed at Orangewood Children’s Home (now called the
Orangewood Children & Family Center), funding Orangewood scholarships,
and mentoring former foster youth in college. Members also enjoy
social events such as the annual Athlete’s First Gala and Golf
event held at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. For more information,
visit the Orangewood
For questions about either of our auxiliaries, please contact
Jeff Gilstrap, Manager of Auxiliary Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or at (714) 619-0200 ext. 237.