|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 Volunteer Services Program Manager,
Kristi Piatkowski, at email@example.com
or at (714) 619-0200 ext. 248 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:
- Weekdays - Orangewood Cafe
Volunteers needed to provide and prepare lunch for the youth visiting the Orangewood Resource Center. Many of the youth receiving the hot meals are currently homeless or living in motels, looking for work and really appreciate the support. To learn more click below!
» About Orangewood Cafe (442k PDF)
- 2/17 - Volunteer Information Session
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer with Orangewood Children's Foundation? This session is for new, incoming volunteers. Learn about the Foundation, who we serve, how volunteers can help and how you can get more involved. Information session is at 6:00 PM at the Foundation located at 1575 E. 17th Street, Santa Ana, CA 92705. Please RSVP to Kristi at KPiatkowski@orangewoodfoundation.org.
- 3/8 - 3/9 Athletes First Gala & Golf Tournament
Calling all Football Fans! Orangewood Children's Foundation is honored to once again be the beneficiary of the Athletes First Gala & Golf Tournament event where some of the greatest NFL Athletes gather to help us raise awareness and funds to support Orangewood programs. Volunteers are needed to help with guest registration, crowd control, silent auction and other activities. Please join us and help make this event a success! Complete the registration form below and submit it ASAP as this event fills up fast!
» Volunteer Registration Form (481k PDF)
- 3/22 - Belle of the Ball
A day of beauty, self-esteem and empowerment for 350 disadvantaged teen girls from all over Orange County, including those in foster care. And we need hundreds of volunteers to make it happen! Volunteers are needed to help the girls select their prom dream dress, provide them with skin care and make-up lessons, and help in all areas of this special day. Space is limited! Volunteers must be available from 7:00 AM - 1:30 PM. Please complete the form below to register.
» Belle Volunteer Form (1891k PDF)
» Make Up Artist Registration (595k PDF)
» Belle Donations Needed (605k PDF)
- 4/26- Independent City Youth Event
How did you first learn to rent an apartment? Sign up for utilities? Apply for your first job? Pay a speeding ticket? Well, now it's your turn to teach! Independent City is a chance for teens in foster care to experience the life's responsibilities in a fun, safe way. Volunteers are needed to run each activity station. See the registration form below and get involved!
» Volunteer Registration Form (512k PDF)
- Schedule of Upcoming Volunteer Events
» Download PDF (381k)
- Volunteer Opportunities Cheat Sheet
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- YOUTH PROJECTS
Most of our direct volunteer opportunities require volunteers to be over 18 years old. However, they can still support the youth! Please see attached to learn more.
If you are a Girl Scout or Boy Scout with a project idea, please complete and submit the below form.
» Youth Volunteer Opportunities (526k PDF)
» Youth Project Proposal Form (225k PDF)
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, Volunteer Services Program Manager,
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 Volunteer
Services Program Manager, Kristi Piatkowski, at email@example.com
or at (714) 619-0200 ext. 248 for more information on how you
can get involved with youth events.
|Mentor a Foster Youth:
» Click Here to learn more about
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.